FRIDAY, FEB. 29, 2008

CdA in title game

The No. 1-ranked Coeur d'Alene High boys basketball team held off Eagle 65-57 to advance to the State 5A championship game.The Vikings will meet the second-ranked Vallivue (22-3), an 83-71 winner over Highland, Saturday at 7 p.m. PST. The game will be webcast live on...

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Ferris must amp up

Last night Ferris fended off a determined Edmonds-Woodway team, that contested every pass, shot and rebound with an aggressive style that flustered Kentridge the night before and gave the Saxons problems on Thursday. Tonight they face a Bellarmine Prep team with two of the more...

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Answers to GU-SMC questions

Still waiting for a call back from Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett, so we have time to squeeze in a couple of links. Batting leadoff is John Blanchette's must-read Q&A column on the showdown. Next, a Dallas writer did get in touch with Bennett, not...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 2008


Ferris moves on

The Ferris Saxons are two wins away from repeating as State 4A champions. They defeated Edmonds-Woodway 59-48, in a lackluster effort, particularly at the free throw line.Fortunately for the Saxons Erick Cheadle was hot from afar. He had four 3-pointers and 14 points in the...

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Harmeling won't be playing plus ...

COUGARS • UPDATED: 7:25 P.M.Daven Harmeling's ankle will keep him out of tonight's game. He told me today he is hoping to make it back for Saturday, but he doesn't want to hurt his chances of playing in the postseason.UPDATE: We're back with more. Read...

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Kingma sets record

State 4a basketball: Jackson's Kristi Kingma, who will play collegiately at the University of Washington set a single game girls scoring record today that had stood for 28 years. Kingma scored 43 points beating the old record of 40 set by Joyce Walker of Garfield...

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Q & A with Kirk Earlywine

Eastern's Kirk Earlywine took some time earlier this week to look back on his first season as a D-I head men's basketball coach and discuss gthe future of the Eagles' program.You can read the question-and-answer article that appeared in Thursday morning's S-R by clicking here.Several...

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Zag: SYN, see Pendergraft

Gonzaga senior forward David Pendergraft is wrapping up a career that was equally impressive on and off the court. Read more about Pendergraft here -- and check back in an hour or so for much more. And here's our quick look at GU's week ahead...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27, 2008

Highlights of State 4A - Day 1

Here's a look at the first day of State 4A Basketball in the Tacoma Dome.The winners: Boys - Decatur 49-39, will play Shadle Park 67-43, Federal Way 63-58, will play Lincoln 61-53, Edmonds-Woodway 58-40, will play ferris 68-39; Bellarmine Prep 75-66 will play Foss/Prairie.Girls -...

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Ferris vs. Garfield

Ferris pulled away after leading 30-24 in the third quarter for a 68-37 win. It was an aerobatic type of game and when DeAngelo Casto got into the high-wire act this one quickly was over.Saxons made it 36-24 on 3-point play by Erick Cheadle and...

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Gang that couldn't shoot straight

If I'd have been facing either Lewis and Clark or Puyallup in a firing squad I'd have liked my chances the way both teams shot today.But the Tigers - who baffled even coach Jim Redmon - finally got away for a 46-27 victory after leading...

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CdA boys in state title game?

Dan Thompson, a sportswriter at the Idaho State Journal in Pocatello, is picking Coeur d'Alene and Highland to reach the State 5A boys basketball championship game.You can link to his story here.Click the tab below to see my prediction along with my unedited state tournament...

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Idaho - State boys hoops

Click the tab below to see thumbnail sketches of each team in the five Idaho boys basketball state tournaments.NOTE: All 5A and 3A games will be webcast live by IdahoSports.com along with all the state title games Saturday.

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Q&A with retiring WCC commish

WCC commissioner Michael Gilleran fielded five questions from a Bay Area newspaper, including the hot topic -- could the conference get three NCAA bids if GU or Saint Mary's doesn't win the WCC Tournament -- and the decade of dominance by Gonzaga.Here's a link.

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Today's the day in Tacoma

Today's the day we find out how great the Greater Spokane League challenge is when State 4A basket ball gets underway.In the News-Tribune here in Tacoma, Doug Pacey has predicted Ferris and Franklin the favorites with Shadle Park among the six other contenders in boys....

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TUESDAY, FEB. 26, 2008

A question for Thursday

COUGARSTomorrow is a travel day, which means an afternoon flight to Oakland. The Cougars are making their usual circuitous route, from Pullman to Lewiston to Seattle to San Francisco. All I can say is, this time tomorrow, I'll be enjoying a double-double.To put you in...

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Day-after Portland

Rarely has a 22-point win been tougher to come by.Read more below in my day-after Portland post with notes, quotes and other data from GU's 73-51 victory on Monday night.

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MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2008



Raivio not sure he'll play

I was one of the first ones in the Chiles Center, but Portland's Nik Raivio was already in the building.Raivio, Portland's leading scorer, has his right knee wrapped after banging knees with a teammate in practice a few days ago. He said he isn't sure...

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