Spokane built a 24-point lead early in the second quarter and it looked like another rout of Stockton was inevitable.But the Lightning, 70-12 losers to Spokane in early April, staged a comeback and took the lead twice before the Shock pulled out a 52-42 win...
SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2008
FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2008
Brittany Kennedy was Most Valuable Player and Griffitts named Most Inspirational during Thursday night's 15th Jack Blair Memorial Washington/Idaho Girls AAU All-Star Basketball Classic.Kennedy, from Lewis and Clark's three-time state champions, led scoring in the Metro All-Stars 74-70 win over Idaho Player of the Year...
THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2008
2007-2008 will go down as perhaps the most incredible in Greater Spokane League history and the two-year run of state title success is one that may not be duplicated. We had unforgettable performances from a senior class that produced a wealth of state team title...
Former Shock standout Rob Keefe is back in town, taking advantage of the Philadelphia Soul's bye week. We caught up with Keefe, who is expected to attend Saturday's game with Stockton, and filed an unedited feature article that can be accessed in extended entry below.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2008
TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2008
The Spokane Shock returned to work Tuesday in preparation for Saturday's home contest with Stockton. The Lightning made news of their own Tuesday, firing head coach Doug Murray.Click below for an unedited Shock notebook -- the first item is on Sergio Gilliam's pursuit of the...
MONDAY, MAY 26, 2008
SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2008
SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2008
There was no happy ending for Shadle Park in its bid to become Spokane's first two-time Greater Spokane League softball champion.Eastlake got the better of a 4-1 victory in the finals despite being outhit 6-to-4. The Wolves bunched three of them in the fifth inning...
FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2008
StarTrack, the State 4A and 3A track meet, was cruising along as a good but not great day for the Greater Spokane League.As expected, Ferris' Kelly McNamee kickstarted things by defending her State 4A high jump title, but she never got untracked to make a...
Spent the day in the wind and rain out at Eastern Washington University, where the 2B and 1B schools were battling on the first day of the State Track and Field Championships.If you read on, you'll be able to access the unedited version of my...
THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008
COUGARSDefensive lineman Matt Mullennix, from Liberty High in Spangle, was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA this week.Mullennix lost most of the 2004 season to an injury, then suffered a season-ending knee injury in 2006 in preseason practice, the same day a...
Good morning from Kitchener, where much to my dismay I'm up earlier and earlier every day. But today there's a great reason for it. I'm heading to Toronto with the team to check out hockey's Hall of Fame and the Wayne Gretzky Restaurant. We will...
WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2008
Eastern Washington men's basketball coach Kirk Earlywine has signed another junior college recruit.You can read more on the 6-foot-8, 280-pounder here.Another item that might be of interest to EWU basketball fans is this story on former Eagles assistant men's basketball coach Brian Priebe, who has...
TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008
I just filed an article on a likely change to the WCC basketball schedule. The WCC appears ready to adopt a Thursday/Saturday conference schedule instead of the current Saturday/Monday format. The change wouldn't diminish the WCC's TV arrangement with ESPN. Games would be televised on...
MONDAY, MAY 19, 2008
The Spokane Chiefs have a date on Sunday afternoon, they just don't know who they'll be trying to take out yet.Thanks to an assist from the Bellevlle Bulls on Monday night - which you can read about here - the Chiefs are assured a spot...
The fields are filled for state sports that this weekend cap the 2008-09 high school season.It all begins in Bellingham Tuesday on eight golf courses where local hordes descend for 10 state tournaments.There were come-throughs and letdowns during the weekend as might be expected.
SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2008
SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2008
Spokane has relied on defense most of the season. The offense took its turn on Saturday.The Shock scored on its first nine possessions and needed every point to hold off Tri-Cities 59-56 at the Spokane Arena.Click below for an unedited game story.
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