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FRIDAY, FEB. 23, 2007

Leaf settling in as Coach Leaf

COUGARSJust a quick link from the El Paso Times on former Cougar quarterback Ryan Leaf. Reading the quotes from Leaf in this story makes you think the one-time San Diego Charger bust is going to be a success in his new profession.

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Whitman County's girls hold reunion in Yakima

STATE 1B TOURNAMENTThe semifinals are set, and the girls bracket looks a little like the Whitman County tournament.Sprague-Harrington, Colton and Tekoa-Oakesdale join Sunnyside Christian in the girls' semifinals after wins on Thursday.On the boys' side of things, the four semifinalists are a little more diverse…

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THURSDAY, FEB. 22, 2007

McArthur Court must be torn down

DUCKS, 64-59Tear down Mac Court. Build a new building. It's the only way it seems the Cougs will win in Eugene.The old building has their number. And so did freshman Dejuan Porter (shown here defending Derrick Low; AP photo) on Thursday.Porter had a game-high 21…

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Lead should have been bigger

COUGARS, 30-25Things couldn't have gone much better for WSU in the first half, but the Cougs' lead at the intermission isn't as wide as it could have been.Partly because they missed a couple of free throws late in the half. Partly due to a couple…

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WSU vs. Oregon by the numbers

COUGARS PREGAMELet's see. The Cougars are 22-4. They are 11-3 in the Pac-10. They are ranked ninth in the nation. They are second in the conference.They have lost 12 in a row to Oregon. They have lost the last 11 games in Eugene. The Ducks…

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Dennis Johnson found dead in Texas

SONICSFormer Seattle Supersonics guard Dennis Johnson, 52, is dead. Johnson, who was coaching the Austin Toros of the NBA Developmental League, died in Austin, Texas. No cause of death has been determined.Johnson, a member of the Sonics' 1979 NBA title team, graduated from Pepperdine University…

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Zags travel to California for two big games

BULLDOGS UPDATED 4:25 P.M.Gonzaga doesn't play again until Saturday (12:30 p.m.; KXLY-4; 1510-AM) at the University of San Francisco, so there isn't much in the way of stories about the Zags.Still, Steve Bergum has the West Coast Conference notebook and a look at the Week…

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Idaho wrestlers take state title shots

PREPSNow let's get to the rest of the prep stories in today's S-R …It's state wrestling weekend in Idaho, and Sandpoint is favored to add the 2007 4A team trophy to its collection starting today in Pocatello. One Post Falls' wrestler, Duane Carr, hopes to…

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Blowouts highlight first day of action

1B STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTThe first-ever 1B tournament is underway in Yakima, and if the video on KREM-2 last night is any indication, good seats are still available.On the court, there were a lot of first-round blowouts, though girls' pre-tournament favorite Sprague-Harrington didn't post one of…

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21, 2007

It's easy to talk up Rochestie

COUGARSIn today's Spokesman-Review, Glenn Kasses visited with Taylor Rochestie, the Cougar guard from Santa Barbara via Tulane University, blown to Pullman on the winds of Hurricane Katrina.But talking with Rochestie was never the problem. According to Glenn's story, he was always talkative. For a while,…

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TUESDAY, FEB. 20, 2007

New faces pop in M's camp

MARINERSThere are a few new faces in Peoria with the M's and now is the time to get to know them.First up is Jose Vidro, the subject of this Times' feature.Next is Brandon Morrow, the M's first draft pick last June and the subject of…

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High schools move closer to state

PREPSSome housekeeping. If you read my column about the structure of the new B tournaments in today's paper and want to comment, click here.Now let's move on … The 1B tourney gets underway tomorrow in Yakima (and it's still February), with Sprague-Harrington's girls one of…

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MONDAY, FEB. 19, 2007

Seniors go out in style

BULLDOGS, 87-67It may not have been the 52nd consecutive home win for Gonzaga's two seniors, but it was an easy one nonetheless.Derek Raivio scored 20 points as GU breezed past Portland to keep their West Coast Conference title hopes alive (you can read the game…

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Only three Pac-10 teams remain ranked

COLLEGE BASKETBALLThe polls are out and so is the Pac-10. Basically.After the upsets in the conference recently, there are only three Pac-10 teams left in the Associated Press poll: No. 4 UCLA, No. 9 (yes, nine) Washington State and No. 23 Oregon, which has lost…

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SUNDAY, FEB. 18, 2007

A buffet of news notes

SUNDAY'S SMORGASBORDNothing special, but a little this and that for a Sunday dinner …• Ichiro may be playing his last season in Seattle, so maybe it's time to feast on whatever information we can, like this Times story on his future.• NASCAR isn't my cup…

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SATURDAY, FEB. 17, 2007

GU's NCAA hopes take a tumble in overtime

TIGERS, 78-77Gonzaga did everything it could to help its NCAA hopes Saturday - except win.The Bulldogs battled eight-ranked Memphis to the wire and beyond. They rallied from a 13-point deficit to tie the game and earn a chance to win at the end of regulation.They…

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No posts this morning

Folks, I'm sorry there are no posts this morning, but I'm on the way back to the hospital to be with my son, who was in an accident yesterday and spent the night at Sacred Heart.He should be OK, but there isn't much time for…

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FRIDAY, FEB. 16, 2007

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