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MONDAY, MAY 21, 2007

State - and worlds - loom for local athletes

PREPSWelcome to Monday morning. It's raining in Spokane, or at least it was. It's 39 degrees outside. It's gloomy.Just the right time to think about Washington's spring sports state tournaments. Usually it rains on them. At least a little. One item I learned to pack…

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SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2007

With starters ailing, subs come to rescue

MARINERSMike Hargrove made some changes in the lineup Saturday night at it worked. Richie Sexson, Yunieksy Betancourt and Raul Ibanez got the night off for varying reasons. Subs Ben Broussard and Jason Ellison each had two hits and Horacio Ramirez continued his excellent Safeco Field…

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SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2007

The tone needs to be changed

MARINERSThough I don't have much time here, and the links are going to be extremely limited, I can't move on without making a few comments about the heart of the M's order.In any baseball lineup the No. 3 and 4 hitters set a tone. Right…

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Shock needs to get out of funk

SHOCKThis season doesn't resemble last all that much, does it? The Shock have become ordinary, and in the af2, ordinary isn't all the fun to watch.The reasons range from injuries (a big one) to a new coaching staff (not as big) to loss of talent…

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FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2007

Kramer fired at Montana State

COLLEGE FOOTBALLFormer Eastern Washington football coach Mike Kramer was fired Friday at Montana State.According to the Associated Press story, the firing was related to another former Bobcat football player being arrested this week on drug charges.So now college football coaches have to a) win; b)…

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NIC stays alive at nationals

COLLEGESNot a lot going on as the spring seasons wind down, but North Idaho College's fastpitch team is battling for in the NJCAA Division I national tournament.The Whitworth men's golf team is also at nationals and after three rounds the Pirates sit in the 18th…

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THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2007

Shock try to fill injury-created holes

SHOCKThere have been multiple injuries. In fact, some guys have had multiple injuries themselves. Those injuries have contributed to the Shock's 3-3 record. And they will make the rest of the season tougher.Spokane is trying to fill holes, such as the one created when standout…

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One NBA observer is a Morrison fan

MORRISON WATCH • UPDATED: 10:45 A.M. THURSDAYThought I would throw this link out there. Read all the way to the bottom because this guy really is rooting for Adam Morrison to be a success.Wonder if the writer is a Gonzaga fan or lives out by…

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TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2007

MONDAY, MAY 14, 2007

WSU finds a way to stop Oregon State

COLLEGESIt hasn't been the best of seasons for Washington State's baseball team, but the Cougars (25-22, 8-13) have been playing much better lately. Sunday, they capped off a series win over defending national champion Oregon State with a 5-3 victory in Corvallis.• Gonzaga will play…

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SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2007

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2007

Bakersfield in Arena tonight

SHOCKGood Saturday morning. As the Shock host Bakersfield tonight (5 p.m.; KHQ-6; 105.7-FM) and we'll be at the Arena, doing the SportsLink coverage thing, we'll be quick this morning.Jessica Brown has more on the Blitz in this morning's paper and on her blog.As Jessica points…

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FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2007

Hoopfest needs a new director

HOOPFESTWith the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament only weeks away, executive director Brady Crook has resigned.My guess is former exectuve director Rick Steltenpohl, who left Hoopfest to take a job in Phoenix last year, will return to run the organization. Steltenpohl recently returned to Spokane.

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Shock host Bakersfield on Saturday

SHOCKThe Bakersfield Blitz comes to town Saturday (5 p.m.; KHQ-6; 105.7-FM) with a 3-2 record but also with a two-game losing streak. The Shock are coming off a bye and seemed to have gotten a little healthier.One player who has been healthy all season is…

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Washington won't release LC's Redmon

COLLEGESThe news is official: The University of Washington has decided not to release Lewis and Clark's Katelan Redmon from her women's basketball letter-of-intent. The Redmon family is going to appeal the ruling. You can find my thoughts here. The P-I has a feature on new…

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THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2007

Let Redmon go

MORNING NEWSStill busy, so this morning will be brief again …• Todd Turner is full of it. Read Jim Moore's column in today's P-I about the Katelan Redmon situation and tell me if I'm not right about the University of Washington athletic director. If this…

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TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2007

They should have stopped at Spider-man 2

EVENING NEWSAfter watching the Mariners fall behind for the last time, the family decided to have a night out and catch the latest blockbuster. Let's just say Spider-man 3 didn't net our praise. It may not have been very good, but it was long. Anyhow,…

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M's get a break and take advantage

MARINERSThe M's needed something to break their offensive woes Monday. Going into the eighth inning against the Yankees, Seattle had scored all of two runs in the last three games.Then pinch-runner Willie Bllomquist stole second. And was thrown out. But second-base umpire Gerry Davis called…

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