FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010

The Spokane Shock's Ben McCombs (99) sacks Bossier-Shreveport quarterback Raymond Philyaw in the end zone for a safety in the first quarter Saturday, April 17, 2010, in the Spokane Arena. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Shock entertain winless Gladiators

After a bye week, Spokane (2-1) will try to pick up where it left off. The Shock put a two-game winning streak on the line when Cleveland (0-3) visits for a 7 p.m. kickoff Saturday at the Arena.My unedited preview is below.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010

Whitworth to honor 1960 team

Whitworth University will mark the 50th anniversary of the first national championship team in school history with a reunion of the 1960 NAIA champion baseball team during Saturday's Northwest Conference baseball doubleheader between the Pirates and the Whitman Missionaries. The 1960 team went 20-8, sweeping...

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Mitchell gets nod as EWU's No. 1 QB

Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin made it official on Thursday, by saying Bo Levi Mitchell will be the Eagles' starting quarterback heading into fall camp. You can read an unedited version of the story that will appear in Friday morning's S-R below.

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Jill Pecka supplies the batting power and Alisha Meade delivers the pitching for the Mead Panthers. (Dan Pelle)

Thursday Prep Page

Here's a feature on Mead softball standouts Jill Pecka and Alisha Meade.Here's a notebook with an item on the Jack Blair Memorial Girls Basketball All-Star game.Here's a column by Greg Lee.Here's a roundup of Wednesday's prep results.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010

More on Hyland

I touched base with newest Zag commitment Keegan Hyland, his father, Tom, and Phil Conley, the head coach at South Portland High. (Side note: I'm pretty sure Hyland is the first Red Riots product to join Gonzaga's program. That's South Portland's nickname. I asked Hyland...

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DB Todd back in Shock uniform

With a couple of defensive backs hurting and on the injured-reserve list, Spokane signed DB James Todd on Wednesday. He played in two games for the Shock in 2007, registering one interception and 8.5 tackles. He was second-team All-af2 with Texas in 2008 and Arkansas...

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Shock this and that

A couple of Shock notes this morning. Spokane (2-1) moved up to No. 3 in the coaches' and writers' polls. Chicago and Milwaukee, the AFL's only unbeatens, are ranked first and second, respectively. Arizona (2-1), tied with Spokane for the West Division lead, is No....

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GU adds another guard 

Gonzaga is certainly keeping its guards up. A few weeks ago J.C. guard Marquise Carter signed with Gonzaga. On Monday Kentridge High (Kent, Wash.) guard Gary Bell Jr. committed to GU’s 2011 class. Now the Bulldogs have another commitment, from South Portland (Maine) High School...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010

MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010

A bit more on Bell

Back with a slightly expanded article on Gary Bell Jr., who committed to Gonzaga on Monday. I wasn't able to get in touch with Gary or his prep coach. If that changes, I'll post their thoughts tomorrow.Meanwhile, read on for the unedited article that will...

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Bell Jr. verbally commits to Gonzaga 

Gary Bell Jr., regarded as one of the top players in the 2011 class, has verbally committed to the Gonzaga men’s basketball program, his father said Monday night.More below and check back later for additional details.

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Shock get back to work

I attended Shock practice (more like a conditioning session) today and filed a notebook. After the bye week, the biggest questions were who is healthy or hurt and who will play or watch. I tried to answer a few of those questions in the unedited...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2010

WSU's penultimate spring event its biggest 12 

COUGARS Spring football is over. Well, almost. Nearly. Just-one-more-early-morning-practice-to-go over. The last major event, heck, the only major event of the spring practices, occurred yesterday with Washington State's spring game. We have our report, along with links to others, so read on.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2010

Starters dominate WSU spring game 

COUGARS We've finally put together our story concerning Washington State's spring football game, won by the first-string groups on both sides of the ball, 21-0, an outcome that shouldn't be a surprise. For the unedited version of our story, and some notes, read on.

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A busy Saturday at WSU

COUGARS There is a lot going on in Pullman today and we've got new about most of it. The capper, of course, is tonight's spring game. We'll be there. Right now we, like you, should read on.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010

All B's Spokane bound 

It's all but official, all State B basketball will be in Spokane. Although sites haven't been settled, the WIAA executive board voted Friday to drastically alter the look of the state high school tournaments beginning next school year.Instead of six - or 12 if you...

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Vandals' spring comes to close

The evening started with a video replay of former Idaho lineman Mike Iupati going 17th overall in the NFL draft. Before the 49ers plucked the left guard, the Vandals knew they were going to miss the All-American -- along with three other departed seniors on...

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Eags are back in the 'Game'

Eastern Washington University will cap spring football practice this afternoon with its annual Red-White Game, and Eagles coach Beau Baldwin plans to make it as game-like as possible.You can read an unedited version of the Red-White advance that will appear in Saturday morning's S-R below,...

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A look ahead to WSU spring game 

COUGARS Washington State will basically close out spring practice tomorrow - there is a practice scheduled for early Monday morning – with an intrasquad scrimmage featuring a modified game format. We have an unedited version of our story about said scrimmage on the link, so...

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WSU nearly ready to head into summer

COUGARS It's funny. During the Washington State football practice yesterday, the No. 1 topic of conversation wasn't who was winning the quarterback battle, who was hurt and who was healthy, or about the Cougar chances in the opener against Oklahoma State. No, the main topic...

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Mosley goes on I-R

Spokane put defensive back Rod Mosley on injured-reserve, according to Thursday's transactions on the AFL website. Cleveland (0-3), Spokane's opponent next week, has been busy on the player personnel front if you check out the past few days of transactions.Mosley, who solidified Spokane's secondary the...

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