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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2007

Two teams battling for GSL crown

PREPS • UPDATED: 11:10 A.M.It seems like the Greater Spokane League baseball race is going to come down to two schools: 3A Mt. Spokane and 4A University.Those two put some space between themselves and the rest of the field Thursday when the Titans rallied to…

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Good news on the elbow front

MARINERSSounds like decent news about Felix Hernandez. According to Fox Sports Northwest on the pregame show, the injury to his right elbow is minor, he won't throw for five days and then be reexamined. But it looks like, right now, he may miss just one…

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Vandals figuring out who is under center

VANDALSThe battle to be the starting quarterback for the University of Idaho is heating up and the front-runner might surprise you.Find out who it is – along with more – in this Jim Meehan story. You can also find more on Jim's blog.• When you…

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Horace Greeley had it right for this guard

BULLDOGSThere's a junior point guard at Paterson Catholic in New Jersey named Jordan Theodore.The 6-foot Theodore is considered the top point guard in the nation from his class. He'll be playing all over the nation this summer, including an invitation to the highly respected Steve…

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Felix walks off the mound

MARINERSI don't know if you are watching the M's game right now, but the future just walked off the mound and into the dugout.After having yielding two runs and getting an out in the first inning, Felix Hernandez threw a pitch and walked off the…

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Football goes on hiatus until August

COUGARSYou've had a chance to hear coach Bill Doba's thoughts concerning the just-completed spring football practices and the upcoming fall season. Now you can read Glenn Kasses's story about Doba's press conference.• Doba's press conference was covered in detail by the Times, with the injury…

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WSU coach Doba sums up spring practice

COUGARSAs promised, here are a few sound bites from Bill Doba's press conference today. There are a couple of ups and downs in the quality, but, if you want to know what Doba said in answer to specific questions, you can hear them here.• On…

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Altidor-Cespedes, Burgess leaving GU

BULLDOGS • UPDATED 1:25 P.M.Steve Bergum has confirmed a report on that Pierre Marie Altidor-Cespedes and David Burgess are leaving Gonzaga.However, Fox's Jeff Goodman, had it wrong when he reported Altidor-Cespedes would be able to play next year if he graduates this spring. Goodman…

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Motivation is an art

PREPSThere were a few events Monday in the preps, a rarity partially brought about by rain over the weekend. Here is our roundup.But Tuesday always has a few fun reads, thanks in large part to Craig Smith's column in the Times. This week Sideline Smitty…

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Idaho signs recruit; more on the way

VANDALSThere have been quite a few defections from the University of Idaho men's basketball team recently, from an assistant coach to a trio of players.Head coach George Pfeifer is beginning to restock the roster, though, as this Jim Meehan story relates.The Vandals have signed a…

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Everett bows out of playoffs

WHL PLAYOFFSThere are no more U.S. Division teams alive in the WHL playoffs.Division champion, and WHL regular-season points leader, Everett made an ignominious exit from the postseason Monday night, losing 8-2 at Prince George, dropping the series in six games.The Tips led game five at…

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MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2007

Last pass fails and Shock falls

SHOCKThere's a lot of talk about the Shock as the defending af2 champions. But it's just that, talk.Honestly, there isn't a lot of resemblance between the 2007 Shock team and the 2006 version. The coaching staff is different and so are most of the players.And…

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Daye first team all-state in California

BULLDOGS • UPDATED: 1:15 P.M.We've mentioned the exploits of recruit Austin Daye at this weekend's adidas Derby Festival Basketball Classic at Freedom Hall in Louisville, so we won't go into that any more.But there is something else to mention. Daye earned a prestigious honor over…

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SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2007


Rusty M's leave everyone stranded

MARINERSThe biggest problem, the Mariners say, is rust.The biggest problem, the rest of us say, is they aren't hitting – especially with runners in scoring position – and the starting pitching is suspect.Here's the hot list…• The game stories from the Times, the P-I, the…

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FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2007

Mariners go down to defeat

LATE NEWSWell, Felix couldn't pitch and the M's struggled to get a timely hit - and Ichiro? He's not hitting at all - so the Mariners went down to defeat 5-2 to Texas in Seattle.The save went to Eric Gagne, the former Dodger superstar who…

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The schedule maker needs to be fired

MARINERSThe rains came and another game was washed out, this one to be made up May 3.Quickly now, let's review: Major League baseball schedules the Mariners one trip each all season to Cleveland and Boston. The trips are scheduled for the first week of the…

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Lake City avenges earlier defeat

PREPSThe Coeur d'Alene High softball team went into Thursday's game with archrival Lake City undefeated. They left the first inning down 3-0 before finally succumbing 5-3 to the Timberwolves, highlight North Idaho's prep action.We have a roundup of the rest of the play Thursday, along…

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Sad news on the Prep Page

PREPSIt's Thursday and you know what happens on Thursday, don't you?Yes, it's Prep Page day in The Spokesman-Review.In Washington, Mike Vlahovich has one of those columns no sports writer ever wants to write, but knows they have to, about a death of a young athlete.…

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Howell heads back to Tacoma

EAGLES, VANDALS, COLLEGESEastern Washington assistant basketball coach Carl Howell, who has been in Cheney for the past four years, is leaving to head back to Tacoma Community College.Howell, who was the head basketball coach at TCC until joining EWU's staff four years ago, will now…

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King of the Fens

MARINERSIt was Dice-K this and Dice-K that going in, but Wednesday evening there was only one King for this day, and his name was Felix.Felix Hernandez threw seven no-hit innings before finishing with a complete game one-hitter in the M's 3-0 win over Boston. The…

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