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SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2007

Ike's Fitterer headed to Hall

PREPSHere's an interesting story about Eisenhower High basketball coach Pat Fitterer, who will be inducted in the state basketball Hall of Fame this summer.The story details Fitterer's career now that he has retired as a teacher at Ike and makes it sound like he won't...

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Has it really been that long?

INDIANSTwenty-five years ago the Spokane Indians dropped from the highest level of baseball's minor leagues (AAA) to near the lowest (short-season A).But the Indians are still Spokane's team, and short seasons or not, they've built some impressive memories over the past 25 years.John Blanchette turns...

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The Huskies came out ahead last year

COUGARS, COLLEGE BASEBALL, HUSKIESCraig Smith of the Seattle Times has a fun story in today's paper. He rated the year as a contest between the Cougars and UW. The upshot: UW won the year in sports 11-6-1. But WSU fans can still hang their hats...

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SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2007

Hernandez yet to rediscover early season form

MARINERSWhat started out so promising – 5-0 to open the 10-game road trip – is now almost .500. The M's loss Friday was their third consecutive defeat on this trip, but more importantly, it happened in large part because Felix Hernandez was, well, ineffective.Which is...

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Shock have Fever for the first time

SHOCKAs a veteran of prep coverage in the Spokane area, you don't have to tell me about the rivalry between Spokane's schools and those from the Tri-Cities.Actually, it isn't all that intense. The teams meet once a year with a state berth on the line,...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2007

Even Cougars have found their way to Omaha

COLLEGE BASEBALLOMAHA - They were standing in the traffic median at the airport.The younger man was wearing a Cougar T-shirt and a WSU hat. The older man a College World Series T-shirt. They towed their bags and waited for a hotel shuttle.The younger man was...

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Morrow finally blows a lead

MARINERSIs the bullpen finally starting to show the wear and tear we expected? Or was it just one game?Despite being handcuffed all game by Jason Marquis and the Cubs, the M's still led 4-3 going into the bottom of the eighth. But Chicago scored twice,...

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Savage has a trail to follow

SHOCKAll Antwone Savage has to do is look at the Arena Football League statistics to see an example of what his future may hold.Near the top of the league's receiving stats is the name Charles Frederick, Savage's teammate last season with the Spokane Shock.Frederick, playing...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2007

Spokane's doppleganger is right here

COLLEGE BASEBALLSomeone who shall remain anonymous, but who works at the newspaper, once told me Omaha is the Spokane of the Midwest.If Spokane had 75 percent humidity. And an NCAA championship every year.Though I will say I saw a lot of similarities today like …•...

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No word on head Eagle yet

EAGLES, INDIANS, HOOPFEST, COLLEGE BASKETBALL • UPDATED: 2:15 P.M.Eastern Washington may – or may not – name a new basketball coach today. If you're interested, check Dave Trimmer's blog regularly for updates.UPDATE: Dave has some info on his blog and in this story, including the...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2007

There's always another fan ready to help

COLLEGE BASEBALLIt's funny how nice some people can be, people you've never met except through the words typed here or in the paper.Specifically I'm talking about the people who've sent me emails concerning my trip tomorrow to Omaha.Us sports fans – and I'm including myself...

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Oakmont will test Spokane's best

MORNING NEWSOther stuff worth reading today …• Ferris High and UW graduate Alex Prugh will compete in the U.S. Open starting Thursday, but his trip to the historic Oakmont Country Club is already an eye-opener. Prugh is also mentioned in this Boston Globe story, though...

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Eastern's decision expected soon

EAGLESThe interviews are over, the four finalists poked, prodded and questioned. Which one will be picked as Eastern Washington's latest mens' basketball coach?The smart money is on Kirk Earlywine, an assistant at North Carolina-Wilmington, who has connections with EWU interim athletic director Michael Westfall.But Westfall...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2007


Easy win for Cougs in Brisbane

COUGARS, VANDALSSorry, but I couldn't find a link out of Australia for WSU's 85-70 win Monday over the Southern Districts Spartans, which raised the Cougs' record to 3-2 on the Down Under basketball tour. However we do have some news.It was the usual suspects leading...

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MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2007

WSU suffers second one-point loss in Australia

COUGARS, EAGLES, COLLEGE SPORTSIt seems like the level of competition varies for the Cougs on their Down Under tour, but their most recent contest was against about the best the continent could offer.The Sydney Kings are the three-time defending champions of Australia's professional league but...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2007

SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2007

Ibanez's long fly saves a win for M's

MARINERSRaul Ibanez hit, what, 90-plus home runs last year (it was actually 33)? But, going into Friday's game in Petco Park – a place where hardly anyone hits homers – Ibanez had one (that's 1) this injury-slowed season.So what does he do? Of course he...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2007

Holland pulls out of EWU's coaching search

EAGLESDave Trimmer reports on his blog Eastern picked its five basketball coaching finalists and that quickly became four. Former San Diego coach Brad Holland pulled out after talking with interim athletic director Michael Westfall. Check Dave's blog for more.

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Walkosky hired as WSU cornerbacks coach

COUGARSAs we alluded to earlier today, the Cougs have hired a new football assistant, David Walkosky, to take Ken Greene's place as cornerbacks' coach.Walkosky comes to Washington State from the University of Toledo where he was the secondary coach and special teams coordinator. He will...

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Padres are hotting than La Mesa in July

MARINERSA rare off day is followed by a three-game series in San Diego, where the Padres are nothing if not red hot. Last night they completed a three-game sweep of the Dodgers by scoring five runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and winning...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2007

Coaching pool slims at EWU

EAGLES, MARINERS, BULLDOGSEastern seems to be moving closer to hiring a basketball coach. At least the pool of candidates seems to be shrinking. Check Dave Trimmer's blog for more.•••••••••••• The Mariners went out of the country for their first draft pick in the entry draft....

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Some basketball news from around the globe

COLLEGES, PREPSThanks to alert readers, we have a link to a release about Washington State's first game on the Down Under tour. The Cougars won in New Zealand behind the 20 points of Derrick Low. It's now on to Australia.• As Dave Trimmer first reported...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2007


Seattle faithful beginning to believe

MARINERSI am sitting in an awful motel room on Mercer Island, one I wouldn't recommend to a Giants fan, and trying to catch up on the news.Actually, I'm trying to see if the game stories caught the excitement that was running through the stands last...

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