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Grip on Sports: Every point over the years has built a memory we can call on as the years go by

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We are never too busy for a walk down memory lane. Which makes today’s story from prep writer Dave Nichols one of those pieces we …


Grip on Sports: If there is an award for best quarterback in a tough position, we know the winner

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thank goodness for Gonzaga basketball. And awards. If not for those related items, there would be nothing to chat about this morning. Or very little. …


Grip on Sports: What, you didn’t think the Super Bowl was exciting? Then you’re not a Patriot (fan)

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It seems like no one liked the Super Bowl much. It reminded me of a couple of things: the NFL in 1974 and/or a lot …


Grip on Sports: It’s time for another Super Bowl – and to root for the king to fall from the throne

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is Super Bowl Sunday, all caps required. A national uprising – of sorts. It’s the closest thing our nation has these days to a …


Grip on Sports: Sunday is all about football but today still holds the promise of a college basketball upset or two

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you can pull yourself away from the Lakers and the Warriors this evening, you have an opportunity to watch some decent college basketball. Read …


Grip on Sports: After the Huskies visited Spokane in December, we should have known where they would be right now

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When the University of Washington traveled across the state early in December and faced then No. 1-ranked Gonzaga, no one knew what the season would …


Grip on Sports: UCLA, BYU bring back memories for local college basketball fans

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Memories are where the present collides with the past. So this morning we are going to invoke some memories of college basketball games past and …


Grip on Sports: There have been few college basketball teams more efficient scoring than this year’s Gonzaga squad

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Show me 100 college basketball fans and I’ll show you 98 who love offense. It’s pretty much the same in every sport. And it’s why …


Grip on Sports: The WIAA makes another attempt to bring some balance to high school sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When it comes to high school sports, every school just wants an opportunity to compete. How to ensure it happens is something high school administrators …


Grip on Sports: There’s not an old saying about if you can beat them, then join ‘em but, if there were, EWU’s Gubrud and WSU would fit

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, it’s the end of January. But a small piece of football news once again holds the promise of remaking Washington State’s football season. Read …


Grip on Sports: If you need a nap today, there is always the Pro Bowl

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is the weekend for exhibition football games. And for getting ready for the final basketball push. Oh, and the calm before the Super Bowl …


Grip on Sports: There may be college basketball on TV from early morning to late at night, but it doesn’t include the local men’s teams

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s get right to it. After all, there are 29 college basketball games on television today. And a college football all-star game. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga plays as advertised in rout of host Santa Clara

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s hard to imagine Gonzaga playing better than it did last night at Santa Clara. If the Zags do, then the rest of the West …


Grip on Sports: We can always celebrate the weekend starting early around here thanks to college basketball

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The nicest part of college basketball season? The weekend begins on Thursday night. At least around here. Read on.


Grip on Sports: On the day Edgar Martinez is elected to the Hall of Fame, a couple of walls tumble down

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A couple of barriers fell yesterday, but only one really mattered to fans in this area. Edgar Martinez was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame. …


Grip on Sports: After years and years of waiting, today will be Edgar’s day

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are people who had trouble sleeping last night. They tossed and turned. They thought about one thing a lot. They can’t wait until 3 …


Grip on Sports: Sunday’s NFL games will have to do until one comes along with a missed call in overtime

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We were waiting for our dinner last night at a local restaurant. A large group, we were chatting and laughing and having a good time. …


Grip on Sports: It’s another up and down Saturday for area college basketball fans

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, talking about college basketball. Yesterday was the busiest day of the year around the country, with plenty of games around …


Grip on Sports: It’s not often there is as successful a night on the local basketball courts as Thursday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was a good night for the local college basketball teams, though the action on the floor was limited. Gonzaga and Washington State picked up …


Grip on Sports: WSU needs to seize its opportunity tonight with California in town

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s an important night in Pullman. The Washington State Cougars return to Beasley Coliseum and are presented an opportunity. The California Golden Bears are in …


Grip on Sports: Every week sports helps us get over the hump to the weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • With those Geico commercials featuring Caleb the Camel running again, maybe it’s time to throw the television in the recycling bin. Wait, no. Maybe it’s …


Grip on Sports: Anyway you look at it, Gonzaga’s basketball programs are among the nation’s best

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Success can be measured in many ways. The won-loss record is the most common, but perception is also part of it. Right now, the Gonzaga …


Grip on Sports: As the NFL winds down, other sports jump in to take some of their time in the sun

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s check the schedule for today. Hey, there are a couple high school basketball games. That doesn’t happen often on Mondays. And a handful of …


Grip on Sports: Despite a few dents, Saturday’s sports action was hard to beat

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another Saturday night of college basketball action left its mark. Actually, it may have been the college hoops combined with a day of NFL playoffs. …


Grip on Sports: Another great basketball Saturday is headlined by a Gonzaga showdown in San Francisco

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you took all seven days of the week and ranked them, 1-to-7, Saturday would probably be the top seed, right? It’s No. 1 in …


Joseph C. Fortier: Sex abuse scandal unfairly targets some Jesuits

There are many victims in recent stories about Jesuit priests accused of sexual abuse. Among them are the Revs. Frank Case and Patrick Lee.


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga makes short work of Pacific, Eastern upsets Montana and the night is halfway successful for area college teams

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thursday was a busy night in college hoops around these parts but, ultimately, it was a 50/50 proposition. Half of the area’s Division I teams …


Grip on Sports: Another crowded Thursday night looms as games vie for your attention

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What’s on your agenda for this evening? Planning on watching a little college basketball? Maybe sit at home and peek at the Cougars or the …


Grip on Sports: The area’s most competitive college basketball rivalry was renewed last night at Whitworth

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a great college basketball rivalry in Eastern Washington these days. Whitworth and Whitman, 160 miles apart, have developed top-10 programs in the NCAA’s …


Grip on Sports: Clemson runs over Alabama and it was impossible to look away

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Usually, I’m not the type of guy who slows down to rubberneck at a gruesome scene. But for some reason last night I couldn’t turn …