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Basketball thoughts

Lewis and Clark boys basketball doesn’t hit the court until everyone else's fifth game of the Greater Spokane League season (minus byes) on Tuesday.They and me may be late to the party because of that little business of winning a state football championship, but the…

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Zags-Cougs series

The Gonzaga-Washington State game is on the books for at least one more year and both programs seem very much in favor of continuing the series. Next year's game returns to Pullman.Jerry Krause, director of basketball operations for GU, handles the Zags' scheduling."My understanding is…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2007

Bowman, Tokarski earn awards

It was a sweet November for the Spokane Chiefs, and not surprisingly, the awards keep rolling in - this time for two Spokane players.Dustin Tokarski was named the Canadian Hockey League's Goaltender of the Week and sniper Drayson Bowman earned the Western Hockey League Player…

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"60 Minutes on line three"

COUGARSOne of the realities of working in a smaller media market is you're not at the top of the list for call backs, especially from national organizations. That's just the way it is – who would you answer if your assistant said "New York Times…

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MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2007

Gonzaga students camp out for WSU game

Some of them started more than a week before this Wednesday's basketball game - the anticipated match-up between No. 8 Washington State and No. 17 Gonzaga. I ventured out to McCarthey Athletic Center on Monday to see how these die-hard fans were doing.Get the Flash…

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SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2007

Hail the Tigers

Covering a state championship is always special and it's been quite a year for the Greater Spokane League.There were two 4A basketball titlists, a 4A softball winner, 4A and 3A cross country boys champions, first and second in 4A volleyball and now Lewis and Clark's…

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Let it snow, let it snow

COUGARS • UPDATE: 4:20 P.M.; 7:35 P.M.How is your Sunday? Are you under about a half-foot of snow like us? Instead of shoveling the driveway, I'm telling Kim I have to post. At least for the next six hours – or until after the Hawks'…

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SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2007

Bengals beat Vandals in overtime

Idaho State's 71-69 OT defeat of Idaho was a thrilling game to watch. Both teams battled to the end, and the Vandals overcame a dismal first half to bring themselves back into the game. Below is my game story, which is a few more sentences…

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Zags top UConn, 85-82

BOSTON _ In a back-and-forth second half, Gonzaga took the lead for good on David Pendergraft's free throw with 2:04 left and went on to an 85-82 win over UConn on Saturday at the Hartford Hall of Fame Showcase.Jeremy Pargo had 23 points, equaling his…

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It's even colder in Medicine Hat

Good morning hockey hounds. Just lounging around in Medicine Hat waiting for game time, so I thought I'd catch up with some notes and a link.I've got a long trek home tomorrow, and believe me - I wish I could stay for the rest of…

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