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Former WDFW director gets new position with U.S. Fish and Wildlife

James Unsworth, the former director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, has been named assistant regional director for science applications in the Pacific Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Unsworth succeeds Dr. Stephen Zylstra, who retired from federal service.
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Mason Peatling, Eagles keep Vandals reeling

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 10:42 p.m.

Eastern Washington forward Mason Peatling made one thing clear following the Eagles’ 82-57 rout of Idaho on Monday: He isn’t fond of the Vandals. “We’ve got a little bit of a rivalry with them, and it’s natural to hate them. I don’t have any shame in saying that,” said Peatling, whose team won its seventh straight game at Reese Court. He played like it.
Sports >  Area sports

Idaho women defeat Eastern Washington when officials reverse call

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 10:53 p.m.

When Mikayla Ferenz banked in the game-winning bucket Monday at Reese Court, Idaho’s record-breaking guard smacked her hands together in frustration. She thought it didn’t count. But in the end, the officials ruled Ferenz’s shot counted, giving Idaho a 75-74 win in Cheney in front of a shell-shocked crowd of 1,600.
Sports >  Idaho football

Vandals’ Collin Sather diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer

No one should have to learn it like this, but Collin Sather, who said in high school “the most important thing to me is to be a coachable player,” is finding being a team member works both ways. The University of Idaho redshirt freshman wide receiver began experiencing stomach pains Jan. 17 and has been diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer. The UI football program and university administrators have rallied to support him.
Sports >  Spokane Chiefs

Spokane Chiefs fighting less as WHL cracks down on violence

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Fighting isn’t what it used to be in the WHL. A pair of websites – hockeyfights.com and dropyourgloves.com – track fighting data in just about every major hockey league in North America, including the WHL, and their statistics identify a clear trend in the sport: Fights are down.