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SATURDAY, FEB. 10, 2007

Zags have more than revenge at stake

BULLDOGSThere is revenge. And there is just a must-win game. Sometimes they coincide, like today for Gonzaga.The Bulldogs need a win over Saint Mary's tonight (5; KHQ-6; 1510-AM) just to keep their NCAA resume strong – and to keep atop the West Coast Conference standings.…

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FRIDAY, FEB. 9, 2007

GSL titles have 20-20 vision

PREPSThe Greater Spokane League basketball season is over. And two special things happened, both related to the number 20.The Ferris boys became the first team in league history to go through a 20-game schedule undefeated. And the Lewis and Clark girls won their first outright…

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THURSDAY, FEB. 8, 2007


A tournament worth driving a while to see

PREPSIf you have never attended the Whitman County tournament, pack up your wallet and head to Endicott.Make sure you don't use a map from Google.But once you find your way to Endicott, you'll find the tournament.And you'll find a place where basketball is played the…

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Spokane moves into second place

CHIEFS, WHLSpokane needed to play well this week against its U.S. Division foes.So far, the Chiefs have come through. Wednesday night they defeated Seattle 2-1, the second night in a row they stopped the Thunderbirds.The win moved Spokane a point ahead of Tri-City and into…

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Recruiting from Arizona to Washington

COLLEGE FOOTBALLThis post will be long, because I'm going to list every name of every high school senior who signed a national letter of intent … in America.Just kidding. Though I'm sure if I wanted to take the time, I could find a website that…

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7, 2007

One down, three to go

EAGLESEastern Washington probably needs to win all of its last four home Big Sky games. Wednesday night the Eagles picked up the first one.With Rodney Stuckey going off for 34 points, and the team shooting 64 percent in the second half, Eastern ran past Big…

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Vandals announce signings

VANDALSJim Meehan has been keeping on top of the Idaho football signees, and he filed this story. The Vandal class isn't real deep, with only 19 or 20 recruits, but includes a couple of players who switched their commitments after coach Robb Akey came aboard.You…

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Signings coming in

COUGARSWe have a short story on WSU's football letters of intent that have been signed. You can access it here. We will have a list soon.Don't forget to check back here and on Glenn Kasses' blog for more information.

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TUESDAY, FEB. 6, 2007


Playoff play earns headlines

PREPSA quiet Monday night in the Inland Northwest was punctuated by some important girls basketball playoffs on both sides of the border.In Idaho, Clark Fork moved on in the 1A District 1 playoffs, while in Washington, the Bi-County girls' teams swept their Panorama counterparts in…

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Once more into the fray for Spokane

CHIEFSThis is a key week for Spokane – haven't I written that about three times this season? – as the Chiefs try to catch Tri-City for second place in the U.S. Division.Jeff Bunch examines the tough week, which starts tonight in Seattle (7; 790-AM) and…

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MONDAY, FEB. 5, 2007


Charge this

BULLDOGS, 29-28I am trying to swear off criticism of the guys in stripes – that's why I didn't mention them in the pregame post when I asked how Loyola could make up 35 points – but the last two charge calls need to be critiqued.The…

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There's no place like home

BULLDOGS, PREGAMESorry this is so late, but I've been having trouble with my Comcast internet connection all day, so if we disappear awhile, you'll know why. ...Tonight we get to see how important the home court is in the West Coast Conference.A few weeks ago…

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Another WCC road test awaits Zags

BULLDOGS UPDATED 12:45 P.M.Gonzaga has a West Coast Conference road test tonight (9; ESPN2; 1510-AM).That's, of course, you trust coach Mark Few and his players. And we do, right?Loyola Marymount may be at the bottom of the WCC standings, but the Lions offer a challenge…

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West Valley's boys just keep winning

PREPSA quick cruise around the area's prep scene, starting with Mike Vlahovich's weekend .Mike focuses on West Valley's "surprise" ascension to the top spot among Greater Northern League boys teams. The reason I put surprise in quotation marks is simple. I'm not a bit amazed,…

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SUNDAY, FEB. 4, 2007

Hobson's power-play goal lifts Spokane

CHIEFS, WHLSpokane picked up a huge win in the Arena on Saturday, stopping Tri-City 4-3 and pulling within three points of the second-place Americans in the U.S. Division standings.Adam Hobson came through with the game-winner on a third-period power-play goal. The Chiefs (28-20-3-3, 62 points)…

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Missed it by that much

VANDALS, EAGLES, PIRATESThe Vandals came this close to winning another Western Athletic Conference game. And without leading scorer Keoni Watson, who has been suspended until his grades improve.Jim Meehan's coverage of the 72-70 overtime loss to Fresno State can be found here.There is more on…

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SATURDAY, FEB. 3, 2007

WSU has a chance to solidify second

COLLEGE BASKETBALLWith USC holding on for a win over Oregon, a Cougar victory over Arizona State will keep them into a second-place tie in the Pac-10, now only tied with the Trojans. And remember, WSU defeated USC earlier this season.The Trojans and the Cougars in…

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There's one big difference between these teams

BULLDOGS, 60-44The difference in these two teams, besides philosophical ones? Heytvelt.If you've ever seen old films of Wilt Chamberlain playing at Kansas, that's what Heytvelt looks like today. A giant playing a different game than the rest of the guys on the court.As long as…

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