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TUESDAY, DEC. 26, 2006

The best make a trip to Seattle

PREPSA light day in the prep world, with even the Times taking a break from its Tuesday prep page.The P-I has a feature on girls' basketball star Maya Moore from Collins Hill High in Suwanee, Ga. The 6-foot post, who has signed with Connecticut, and…

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MONDAY, DEC. 25, 2006

Pick 2006's Best Player

2006 IN REVIEW: BEST PLAYERIn my Tuesday morning column, I asked for your comments on the year that was 2006 in Inland Northwest sports.There are five categories for you to pontificate upon. This post is dedicated to the Best Player.Click the comment link and let…

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Pick 2006's Best Team

2006 IN REVIEW: BEST TEAMIn my Tuesday morning column, I asked for your comments on the year that was 2006 in Inland Northwest sports.There are five categories for you to discuss. This post is dedicated to the Best Team.Click the comment link and let us…

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Pick 2006's Best Bad Move

2006 IN REVIEW: BEST BAD MOVEIn my Tuesday morning column, I asked for your comments on the year that was 2006 in Inland Northwest sports.There are five categories about which you can share your thoughts. This post is dedicated to the Best Bad Move.Click the…

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SUNDAY, DEC. 24, 2006

Will the Hawks ever clinch the West?

NEWSThe biggest game today is in Seattle, as the Hawks host San Diego (1:15 p.m.; CBS) trying, for the third time, to clinch the NFC West.My guess is they lose, but clinch anyhow when San Francisco is upset at home by Arizona (OK, that's more…

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SATURDAY, DEC. 23, 2006

FRIDAY, DEC. 22, 2006

GSL winds up pre-Christmas schedule

PREPSA quick post before I finish my Christmas shopping.The Greater Spokane League finished pre-Christmas play Thursday night with one upset: Mt. Spokane boys defeated visiting Shadle Park in double overtime, dropping the Highlanders out of a second-place tie. Elsewhere, the CV boys exploded in the…

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Eastern flies past UI

EAGLES, VANDALSThere's not much to say. The Eagles played great last night, and the Vandals didn't put up much of a fight.Add it up and it equals the biggest win for EWU in this long-time series between two schools an hour and a half apart…

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Everyone has something on the Bulldogs

ZAGSWe'll be posting an analysis of last night's college basketball featuring teams from around the Inland Northwest, but for now let's get to the links.Gonzaga's loss to Duke, being it was in New York, was covered by everyone from the New York Times to Women's…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 21, 2006

What a run

COUGARS, 48-37The first 12 minutes of the second half couldn't be much better for WSU.The Cougars are on a 25-4 run and have a chance to add to that as Weaver will be shooting two free throws when the game resumes.The defense is stifling, the…

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Cougars try to rally in the second half

SAN DIEGO STATE, 37-33In the Cougars biggest win of the year, against GU, they shot the lights out in the second half, especially from beyond the arc.If they are going to make their biggest comeback of the year, they may have to repeat that performance…

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Duke leads heading down stretch

DUKE, 48-44The worst part of this game is not how poorly the GU bigs are playing. It's not the officiating, though Teddy Valentine is the most over-rated official in America.No, it's we have to listen to Dick Vitale, the nation's No. 1 front-runner.It's almost enough…

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The Duke lead widens

DUKE, 39-32The GU coaching staff must have seen the same thing I did with Heytvelt. He begins the stretch of the game after the 16 minute media time out on the bench. He can't be tired. And he hasn't picked up another foul.Instead Kuso and…

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Once again, GU has early foul trouble

GONZAGA, 14-10The first stat ESPN showed coming out of the 12 minute media timeout was points in the paint, with GU having a 12-2 edge. So Duke puts in 7-foot freshman center Brian Zoubek. Does anyone else think he looks a little like Will Foster?The…

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Finally on TV

DUKE, 6-4Like you, I'm stuck watching the officials argue over a 3-point shot and the clock in the Pitt-Oklahoma State game, while the radio gives us Tom Hudson's description of the Gonzaga game.In the past, there have been games switched in the local area, but…

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Boulware back in lineup for Seattle

SEAHAWKSThe Hawks will try something somewhat new to stop LaDainian Tomlinson on Sunday: Michael Boulware at safety. The third-year player has been moved back up to the starting spot at free safety.But stopping Tomlinson, who is having the best season any NFL running back ever…

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Idaho, Eastern meet in Cheney

EAGLES, VANDALS, HUSKIES UPDATED: 1:10 P.M.Lost in the hype over GU-Duke and WSU playing in Seattle is a little backyard brawl going on in Cheney tonight (7:05; 790-AM).Though there isn't a long story dedicated to tonight's showdown between 1-9 Idaho and the 5-6 Eagles, Jim…

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Akey's hiring well received in area

VANDALS FOOTBALLRobb Akey's hire received all types of coverage around the Northwest, with Jim Meehan leading the way with this story in today's Spokesman-Review.My favorite quote from Akey: "If I got the job or didn't get the job, they knew what they were going to…

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20, 2006

M's meet with Zito

MARINERSWe haven't gotten to your M's opinions yet - we will - but this piece of news concering Barry Zito is interesting.I like the the line where the Mariners admit they are longshots for the left-hander. Longshots have paid off before, and for the M's…

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High school seniors commit to Huskies, Eagles

COLLEGE FOOTBALLThe Washington Huskies received a commitment from one of California's highest-rated defensive tackles, 6-foot-6, 272-pound Nick Wood. He's rated as the 36th-best defensive tackle in the nation by••••••••••The Eastern Eagles also received a couple of commitments Tuesday, though both have the same name.…

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Cougars put 10-1 record on line in Seattle

COUGARS, ZAGS, COLLEGE BASKETBALLWashington State will take a 10-1 record into Thursday's "home" game against San Diego State (7:30 p.m.; 920-AM) at Seattle's Key Arena, the Cougars' last non-conference game before Pac-10 play kicks off.The Aztecs are a tough out. Though unranked, they have played…

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Akey will be officially introduced today

VANDALS UPDATED: 11:20 A.M.There he was, eight miles down the road. After a wide-ranging search, which included, but was not limited to, talking with John L. Smith, Mike Kramer and Tim Walsh, the Vandals picked their guy.From Washington State, just across the border.Robb Akey will…

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