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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28, 2007

GSL on way to a sweep

STATE 4A TOURNAMENTIf this continues – and Lake Stevens has shown nothing to make you think it will rally – the four Greater Spokane League representatives will have gone 4-0 – and the six East Side teams will be 6-0.The first three GSL teams all…

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Saxons flummox Kentwood

STATE 4A TOURNAMENTWhen facing the Ferris High match-up zone, an offensive player is often times surprised by where the defense comes from.A clear pass clearly isn't. An open lane to the hoop is suddenly closed. A one-on-one dribble turns into a double team. And the…

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Ferris leads after a quarter

STATE 4A TOURNAMENTState 4A boys' tournament games are notoriously physical. But the Ferris Saxons lead 12-9 after one quarter in their opener in one of the more physical games you'll see, no matter the venue.The teams played almost seven minutes before a foul was called…

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There was just too much talent on the floor

STATE 4A TOURNAMENTWhen was the last time you were at a girls' high school basketball game and the teams combined for 41 points in a quarter?But that's exactly what Mead and Jackson did in the opening quarter of their tournament opener with the Panthers scoring…

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Lewis and Clark starts defense with a win

STATE 4A TOURNAMENTWelcome to Tacoma. Your question of the day: What do the Tacoma Dome and the Coliseum in Rome have in common? Neither have wireless access. Actually, I'm not sure about the Coliseum.That's why this post is so late.The Lewis and Clark Tigers opened…

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TUESDAY, FEB. 27, 2007

On the way to the 4A tournament

NEWSThe next time I'll post it will be from Tacoma. Between now and then I'm going to be doing all those things we all do when were on the road for five days.So if you have any comments or questions about anything posted today or…

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It's too early to tell

PREPS, CONT. …Now the second part of the prep post …The All-Greater Spokane League basketball teams have been picked by the league's coaches. The Spokesman-Review has always respected the GSL's embargo date, that is, the day the awards are to be made public. That date…

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MONDAY, FEB. 26, 2007

He's the guy shooting the ball

TIED AT 32Does everyone know now what Ross DeRogatis looks like? He's the guy with the really short hair who was introduced with his family before the game.You know the guy I'm talking about, right, the one the announcer at the Jenny Craig Pavilion described…

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Senior Nights are as scary as Halloween

BULLDOGS, 17-11It's Senior Night at the Jenny Craig Pavilion and no matter how good or bad a team is, on Senior Nights, teams are tough. After playing years and years with your senior teammates, no junior or sophomore or even a freshman wants to let…

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How different will tonight be?

BULLDOGS, PREGAMEIf you watched the first meeting this year between Gonzaga and the University of San Diego, you saw the Zags win, if not easily, at least not with a lot of strain.The Zags jumped out early, led by eight at halftime and breezed to…

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Is the "Good German" about Dirk Nowitzki?

COLUMNSNeed a laugh? I sure do. It seems like everything I've posted this morning has been a downer.So click on this link to John Blanchette's column. After you read his nominations, let me know which of the movies John mentioned you would award the Oscar.…

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Whitworth headed on the road again

PIRATESWhy are the Whitworth Pirates hated by the NCAA?No, why are West Coast teams hated by the NCAA Division III?The answers to both of those questions come down to one word: money.The NCAA hates spending it, but when the Pirates – or any West Coast…

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SUNDAY, FEB. 25, 2007

WSU 's win was hard fought

COUGARSEasy it wasn't. But what is there in life that means anything that comes easy? OK, you over there with the Lotto ticket, sit down. We're talking reality here, not fantasy, and the reality is WSU won another Pac-10 basketball game.And yes, it was a…

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SATURDAY, FEB. 24, 2007

Eastern keeps hope alive

EAGLES, 80-72 UPDATED: SUNDAY 8:20 A.M.It was another night and another Bee Gees' chorus. Eastern stayed alive in the Big Sky Conference postseason hunt thanks to a home win over Sacramento State.After Sac State had taken its only second-half lead at 67-65, Marcus Hinton scored…

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Pirates headed to NCAA tournament

PIRATES, 69-62 UPDATED: SUNDAY 8:20 A.M.Whitworth defeated visiting Lewis and Clark on Saturday to raise its record to 23-3 and ensure a trip to the NCAA Division III playoffs for the first time since 2003.•UPDATE: Here is our game story that ran in Sunday's S-R.Senior…

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Zags have to grind out another win

BULLDOGS, 38-34The F in USF isn't usually a high percentage shot. But when Derek Raivio can bury a 3-pointer from that spot to end the half, it certainly is.Other than that exciting end to the first 20 minutes, there's not a lot to say at…

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Changes hit USF and GU

BULLDOGSIt's not often games between two conference teams played less than a month apart would feature so many personnel changes.But that's the case today when Gonzaga faces USF. These two teams have changed greatly since the Zags' 72-56 win Jan. 27 in Spokane.Gonzaga's evolution has…

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The year's biggest day of basketball

COLLEGE BASKETBALLThere are four important basketball games today, with the Gonzaga game probably having the least impact on the postseason, if you believe the pundits.The Zags will face USF this afternoon at 12:30 (KXLY-4; 1510-AM) having already clinched at least the second seed in the…

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FRIDAY, FEB. 23, 2007

U-Hi, LC girls and Ferris boys punch state ticket

PREPSUniversity and Lewis and Clark's girls basketball team is headed back to state, as is the undefeated Ferris boys.Those berths were decided Friday night at the Con Agra Foods/LambWeston 4A basketball regional in Kennewick's Toyota Center, where the U-Hi girls defeated Mead, 73-54, and LC…

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