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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016

Area roundup:

The Whitworth Pirates have been picked by Northwest Conference coaches to again finish second behind highly-ranked Linfield in the upcoming football season. The Pirates won nine games last season and earned a bid to the NCAA Division III tournament for ...

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Area Sports Menu for Thursday, August 25

SoccerCollege women: Nonconference: Santa Clara at Washington State, 7 p.m. High school boys: IML: Timberlake at Orofino, noon. Nonleague: St. Maries at Lake City JV, Bonners Ferry at Lakeland, both 4 p.m. High school girls: Nonleague: St. Maries at Lake ...

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Indians

HILLSBORO, Ore. – Bo Takahashi assured the Spokane Indians’ struggles would continue on Wednesday at Ron Tonkin Field. Takahashi allowed just one run on three hits and a walk in six innings of work to propel the Hillsboro Hops (17-10) ...

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Second EWU scrimmage will emphasize depth at all positions

Eastern Washington’s second and final scrimmage probably won’t have a lot of star quality. Come Friday morning, the Eagle second- and third-stringers will see most of the action, coach Beau Baldwin said Wednesday after morning practice at Roos Field. “It’s ...

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Gonzaga women face another tough nonconference schedule

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team will face another challenging non-conference schedule, the school announced Wednesday. The Zags will face four opponents that advanced to last year’s postseason, including perennial Pac-12 power Stanford, Michigan, Florida State and Northwestern. Five GU opponents ...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016


EWU safety safety Zach Bruce, left, jokes with teammates during a recent practice. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Eastern Washington secondary is growing, maturing

He’s not the vocal type, but Eastern Washington safety Zach Bruce is making himself heard this fall. “I’ve kind of stepped up into that role since the offseason,” said the senior from University High School, who understands the growing pains ...

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Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin had a banner year in 2015 and was rewareded with a four-year contract. (Scott Eklund / Associated Press)

Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin ready for encore season

RENTON, Wash. – While the rest of the wide receivers were going through agility drills, Doug Baldwin joined teammates almost literally twice his size. For several minutes, Baldwin lined up with the Seattle Seahawks’ defensive linemen, slapping at the pads ...

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On the air

Wednesday’s TV highlightsBaseball, Little League World Series Noon: TBA ... ESPN 4:30 p.m.: TBA ... ESPN Baseball, MLB 12:30 p.m.: Cleveland at Oakland ... MLB 12:30 p.m.: N.Y. Yankees at Seattle ... Root 7 p.m.: San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers ...

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