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Anglers boost EWU football fever with fly tying contest

FLY FISHING — Some fly fishermen briefly distracted from their sport by the Eastern Washington University football team's pursuit of the FCS championship are trying to hook even more enthusiasm with a little fly-tying incentive.

Before the third-ranked EWU Eagles take on Jacksonville State at the Inferno on Saturday, the EWU alums at the Evolution Anglers blog are continuing their tradition of wrapping up championship quality “inferno” flies.

They're teaming with blogger Big Mills and running a contest in which participants can win some fan-catching and perhaps fish catching flies tied by the talented bloggers.

Read on for the details from the bloggrs:

Eags, Bobcats end first quarter tied at 7

Montana State and Eastern Washington both scored on their first possessions at Roos Field Saturday afternoon, and ended the first quarter tied at 7.

MSU's touchdown came on a 19-yard run by Cody Kirk, and Eastern got its first score on 10-yard pass from Bo Levi Mitchell to Brandon Kaufman, who also caught a long 56-yard pass from Mitchell on Eagles first play of the game.

Mitchell was 2-for-2 for 66 yards in the opening quarter.

Eastern's defense had trouble dealing with Kirk, who carried nine times for 68 yards.

The Eagles had a chance to take their first lead since early in their season, but 44-yard field goal by Mike Jarrett said wide right.

That drive was set up by a Matt Johnson interception, the 17th of his career, which moved him into a second-place tie with Kurt Schulz and Jackie Kellogg on the Eagles' all-time list, just one behind Mike Richter's career-best 18.

BSC Tourney: Eagles are in!

Big Sky Conference officials, after exploring all remainin scenarios, announced on Monday that Eastern Washington University's men's basketball team has officially qualified for the six-team conference tournament for the first time in five years.

With one regular-season game remaining at Weber State on Wednesday, the Eagles still don't know who or where they will play in the first round of the tournament, which starts with quarterfinal matchups on Saturday.

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