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Holmgren eyes job with Browns

Former Seattle and Green Bay coach Mike Holmgren is interested in working for the struggling Cleveland Browns.

Holmgren said on his weekly radio show on Seattle’s KJR that he has not yet spoken to Browns owner Randy Lerner, who is looking for a “serious, credible” football authority to run his struggling team. However, Holmgren did indicate he would welcome the chance to take on a rebuilding project like the 1-8 Browns.

“It takes a tremendous amount of energy, but there is a certain appeal there,” the 61-year-old Holmgren. “There’s something in my personality, too, that taking on those types of projects, that kind of gets me going. But there’s a lot of work to do.”

Cleveland coach Eric Mangini refused to comment on reports that Holmgren was on Lerner’s wish list.

Associated Press

CCS women take conference title

Volleyball: The Community Colleges of Spokane (33-12) had a perfect time in Gresham, Ore., as it swept through the NWAACC Championship Tournament at Mt. Hood CC (33-11) without losing a match, defeating the host school 25-11, 21-25, 25-14, 25-20 in the finale Saturday night.

Earlier Saturday, the Sasquatch had sent Mt. Hood into the losers’ bracket with a 25-23, 25-23, 12-25, 22-25, 15-13 victory. Mt. Hood then defeated Blue Mountain (41-8) to get into the title round where it would have had to beat CCS twice to take the crown.

Spokane won its eighth championship and first for head coach Jenni Rosselli. CCS’s last championship was in 2003.

Nicole Graybeal was MVP for the tournament, recording 18 kills in the finale.

Spokane’s defense recorded 11 team blocks. Graybeal recording four solo and six assisted blocks. Kelsey Kurtz, who was named to the all-tournament team along with CCS teammate Kealey Johnson, had 49 assists.