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Williams is the straw that stirs Pirates’ drink

COLLEGE BASKETBALL, CHIEFS, NEWS

The Whitworth Pirates men lost their first game of the year Friday night, but bounced back with a win Saturday.

The Pirates' offensive attack has been driven by former Mead High star Bryan Williams, and has been for the past four years.

Correspondent Jason Shoot filed this feature on Williams' time at Whitworth, which ran on the front of today's Sports section. The Pirates host Whitman tonight at 8 in the Fieldhouse. The women's game will start at 6.

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Idaho lost again Monday night, losing 74-56 at Utah State despite the 26 points of Keoni Watson.

The Vandals will try once more for their first WAC win of the year Thursday night when they host Hawaii (7:05 p.m.; 1080-AM).

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The Chiefs beat up on Portland for the fifth time in five tries this season Monday, and the 7-4 win pushed Spokane into second place in the U.S. Division as it embarks on a seven-game Eastern swing.

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A couple of final Hawks' stories, including this season wrapup from the Times, this one from the P-I and one by Dave Boling of the News Tribune. The Tribune also had this piece on retiring center Robbie Tobeck.

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The Cougars' football program gained some commitments and lost one.



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