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SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017

SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 9:46 P.M.

Freeman boys outlast gritty Newport

Freeman boys basketball coach Marty Jessett wasn’t thrilled his team had to face Northeast A foe Newport in a State 1A regional opener Saturday. And for 27 minutes, the Grizzlies gave the Scotties all they could handle at University High ...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 9:19 P.M.

Area Sports Menu for Sunday, February 26

BaseballCollege: Nonconference: Washington State at Loyola Marymount, Gonzaga at UCLA, both 1 p.m. NWC: Whitworth at Whitman, 11 a.m.BasketballCollege men: Pac-12: Washington at Washington State, 5:30 p.m.GolfCollege women: Washington State at Westbrook Spring Invitational in Peoria, Arizona.HockeyWHL: Kelowna at Spokane, ...

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From left, second placed Italy's Elena Curtoni, winner Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia and third placed Austria's Stephanie Venier celebrate on the podium of the women's World Cup Super G in Crans Montana, Switzerland. (Gabriele Facciotti / Associated Press)

SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 8:15 P.M.

Stuhec wins super-G to close in on Shiffrin as Vonn crashes

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland – Suddenly the overall title is not looking so certain for Mikaela Shiffrin after Ilka Stuhec won a super-G race on Saturday to further reduce the gap. Entering this weekend’s races in Crans Montana, Shiffrin held more than a 400-point lead in the standings over her next active challenger, Sofia Goggia of Italy. Defending overall champion Lara Gut, in second place, is out injured.

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Norway's Kjetil Jansrud speeds down the course to win the men's World Cup downhill, in Kvitfjell, Norway. (Alessandro Trovati / Associated Press)

SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 8:12 P.M.

Jansrud wins men’s downhill to close in on title

KVITFJELL, Norway – Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud took a key step toward the downhill skiing World Cup title on Saturday with victory in Kvitfjell. Jansrud beat his closest title rival, defending downhill champion Peter Fill of Italy, by 0.08 seconds to ...

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John Blanchette

John Blanchette


SportsLinkGirls’ Basketball Tournaments

In 1974 many schools were still in the process of starting their girls basketball programs. In spite of that, the first WIAA girls state tournament was held. Central Washington University ...