Arrow-right Camera

SUNDAY, DEC. 19, 2010

Cowen alternate captain for Team Canada

Back from a day off and a Christmas party to real news - Spokane Chiefs captain Jared Cowen named an alternate captain for Team Canada in the upcoming World Junior Tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., beginning the day after Christmas.Correspondent Steve Christilaw brought home a winner...

Continue reading this post »


Day after Baylor 

The Zags have been searching for a so-called 'resume win' and they landed one Saturday in Dallas, edging No. 9 Baylor 68-64, to end a nine-game losing streak versus ranked teams. We'll start the day-after post with the links: S-R gamer, Dallas Morning News photos...

Continue reading this post »

SATURDAY, DEC. 18, 2010

Vandals lose gut-wrencher to Griz

Boy, was this game different than the first time Idaho and Montana met in late November. Idaho followed up a 42-point loss to the Griz with a near-upset of the solid Big Sky team. The Vandals fell 64-63 at Cowan Spectrum, and you can read...

Continue reading this post »


Huskers put big hurt on Eags 

Any momentum Eastern Washington's struggling men's basketball team might have picked up from its 95-91 home win over Seattle University last Wednesday might have been smothered Saturday night when the Eagles suffered a 72-42 road loss to Nebraska.You can get the game details supplied by...

Continue reading this post »


Vandal, Griz tied at half

It was a much more encouraging performance for the Idaho Vandals in the first half against Montana compared to the last time they faced the Griz three weeks ago. UI and Montana are tied 27-27 at Cowan Spectrum thanks to a balanced -- and much...

Continue reading this post »


Expanded GU-Baylor game story 

Let's see. If you told me Steven Gray would play just 15 minutes and leave in the first half with an injury, Elias Harris would foul out with eight points in 18 minutes, point guard Demetri Goodson would turn the ball over seven times, GU...

Continue reading this post »


WSU's Capers comes into his own 

COUGARS Washington State's basketball team left a snowy Eastern Washington today, headed for California and a date with Santa Clara tomorrow night in the Bay Area. Lucky sons of guns. After facing the Broncos, it's off to Hawaii and the Diamond Head Classic in the...

Continue reading this post »


More on Eags' semifinal win over Villanova

Back a little later than I had hoped, but, as promised, I've provided some links below to stories related to Eastern Washington's 41-31 win over defending national champion Villanova in Friday's semifinals of the FCS playoffs. Read on, but before you do, check out this...

Continue reading this post »


Zags grind out win over Baylor

Gonzaga overcame a steady dose of adversity -- major foul trouble, Steven Gray's injury, a pro-Baylor crowd at the American Airlines Center in Dallas -- and pulled out a 68-64 victory over the ninth-ranked Bears.Marquise Carter made 5 of 6 free throws in the last...

Continue reading this post »


GU up 29-27 at half

Gonzaga leads Baylor 29-27 at half, despite playing the last five minutes without Steven Gray, who left with back spasms. It appeared he tweaked his back while picking up the ball after Demetri Goodson drew a charging foul. More below.

Continue reading this post »


View from Texas

I'm watching it snow like crazy, so i'm obviously not in Dallas, but I went there via the Internet to find a couple of links for today's GU-Baylor game. Here's a preview and a feature on Bears' star LaceDarius Dunn.I'll be tweeting during the game...

Continue reading this post »

FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 2010


Check out game story on Eagles' historic win

You can get an early look at the game story on Eastern's 41-31 FCS semifinal playoff win over Villanova that will appear in Saturday morning's S-R here. And check back tomorrow for additional links to other related stories, along with more comments from the players...

Continue reading this post »


G-Prep edges North Central 

It was an entertaining Greater Spokane League boys basketball game at Gonzaga Prep as the Bullpups held off the North Central Indians 51-50. Here's a link to my story and a GSL roundup.

Continue reading this post »


Gonzaga pounds Idaho

The Gonzaga women's basketball team won the Inland Empire title with a 93-62 win over Idaho Friday night after earlier beating Eastern Washing by 27 and Washington State by 18. The Bulldogs distributed the ball well, shot better, dominated the boards and took advantage of...

Continue reading this post »


Eagles earn berth in FCS title game 

Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 292 yards and four touchdowns Friday night, leading Eastern Washington to a 41-31 win over Villanova in the semifinals of the FCS playoffs at Roos Field.The Eagles will play the winner of Saturday's Delaware-Georgia Southern semi in the NCAA Division...

Continue reading this post »



Boese lost for rest of season

Received an e-mail from Shadle Park boys basketball coach Tim Gaebe this afternoon. He was relaying bad news, that the Highlanders have lost junior standout Brett Boese for rest of the season due to a fractured foot. A screw will be inserted next week.

Continue reading this post »


Day after LCSC

Even with the benefit of instant replay, I'm still not completely sure where Steven Gray dinged his right big toe last night. More on Gray and the Zags in my day-after post below.(I'll post my GU-Baylor preview early this afternoon).

Continue reading this post »


Eagles brace for semifinal showdown 

Defending national champion Villanova and No. 1-ranked Eastern Washington University clash tonight at Roos Field in the semifinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.Kickoff is set for 5, and the matchup promises to be entertaining. You can read the game advance tha appeared in Friday...

Continue reading this post »

THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 2010

Zags win easy, Gray says he's fine

Back with my game story from Gonzaga's easy win over Lewis-Clark State College. Talked with Steven Gray afterward and he said he basically stubbed his toe and he expects to play Saturday against Baylor. He sounded and looked completely unconcerned.Anyway, here's the game story link....

Continue reading this post »



Zags roll past LCSC

Gonzaga put six players in double figures, led by Elias Harris' 19 points, and cruised past visiting Lewis-Clark State College 103-61 Thursday.Mathis Monninghoff made five 3-pointers and scored 15 points. Kelly Olynyk had 14 points, Rob Sacre 13, Sam Dower 12 and David Stockton 10.Gonzaga...

Continue reading this post »



Reacting to WSU's JC signings 25 

COUGARS We're sort of housebound this week as we deal with our health, but that doesn't stop us from reacting to news. In fact, with time to think between treatments, we actually are doing even more reacting. You could even call me reactionary. Read on.

Continue reading this post »


SportsLink is your portal into sports news around the Inland Northwest and beyond. You'll find updates, notes and opinions, and plenty of reader feedback.






Looking for a Grip on Sports?

Vince Grippi's daily take on all things regional sports has been moved to our main sports section online. You can find a collection of these columns here.


Blog Archives

Dec. 2010 Nov. 2010 Oct. 2010 Sept. 2010
Aug. 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010
April 2010 March 2010 Feb. 2010 Jan. 2010