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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2007

WCC tourney update

Just spoke with outgoing WCC commissioner Mike Gilleran about the status of the men's and women's conference basketball tournaments, which was discussed at the WCC meetings Monday and Tuesday in San Francisco.Click below for an update.

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Vandal news coming

One of the bright spots in the Idaho football season has been freshman running back Deonte Jackson.We caught up with him this week and discovered something about him than we hadn't read in all the previous stories about the humble young man who is just…

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Eags hoops team short on bigs

Eastern Washington's first-year men's basketball coach Kirk Earlywine likes the makeup of his team, but admits the Eagles are a bit undersized on the front line.You can read the season preview that ran in this morning's S-R here.

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TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2007

Chiefs red hot in October

Spokane Chiefs coach Bill Peters left the ice after an hour-long practice Tuesday afternoon at Eagles Ice-A-Rena, and almost immediately the gloves came off.Several players stayed on the ice – taking shots on goalies between dropping sticks and gloves and play fighting around the rink…

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MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2007

Chiefs ranked second in writer's poll

The Spokane Chiefs nearly earned the top ranking in this week's poll. My guess: if they can beat Vancouver for a second time on Saturday, they will get that top nod next week. Until then, read on for the results, and please, share your thoughts.

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Trick or treat with the Vandals

The University of Idaho Athletic Department is inviting the community to enjoy the 2007 Trick-or-Treat With Vandal Athletics on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6:30 to 7:30 in the South Concourse at the Kibbie Dome. The event will be a great opportunity for Vandal fans to…

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SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 2007

Chiefs crush Winter Hawks

The winning streak has reached eight games, matching the second longest in franchise history, as the Spokane Chiefs skated over the Portland Winter Hawks with a 9-1 Western Hockey League victory on Sunday evening.The longest winning streak was 12 games during the 1995-96 season. Read…

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Vandals fall at Nevada

Once again the Idaho football team dug a hole, only to battle back and come up short.This time it was Nevada with a 37-21 win, pulling away after the Vandals battled back from a 17-0 first quarter deficit.

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SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2007

Chiefs blank Thunderbirds

Blanked in regulation in Everett and back-to-back losses – in overtime and a shootout – to the Tri-City Americans.Within the U.S. Division, the Spokane Chiefs haven’t had much luck so far this season, with three of their four losses coming at the hands of the…

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Zags scrimmage recap

Even a scaled-down Kennel _ roughly 5,000 fans instead of the customary 6,000 and volume not quite at regular-season levels _ was still an eye-opener for GU's freshmen as they joined their teammates for the Kraziness in the Kennel scrimmage Friday night.It was sloppy in…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2007

Panthers, Bears have a date

Thursday night Mead football coach Sean Carty said he and CV's Rick Giampietri had been kiddingly e-mailing each other rooting for their opponents in order to avoid a tiebreaker for third place.The Panthers had done all they had set out to do, "except beat CV…

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Enderle to play

The Idaho football team gets its starting quarterback back for Saturday's game at Nevada.After throwing on consecutive days, coach Robb Akey told reporters: "He appeared to be right on. Mentally, I think he's done a nice job staying in tune to everything that's going on.…

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Cougs 10th, Zags 14th in coaches poll

Washington State is ranked No. 10 in the season's first USA Today/ESPN coaches poll and Gonzaga is tied for 14th with Texas A&M. North Carolina is the No. 1 preseason pick followed closely by UCLA. There are six Pac-10 teams in the Top 25. Click…

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Prep football: Post Falls stays alive

The Post Falls High football team kept its playoff hopes alive with a 26-14 win over Coeur d'Alene on Thursday. The win also secured a playoff spot for Lake City.Click here to see the story and possible three-way playoff that both Post Falls, Coeur d'Alene…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2007

Some news as we head to the weekend

COUGARSI told you earlier today I would post again after Bill Doba's press conference and this is a fulfillment of that promise. This post has some notes, but we will open with a Doba story about hunting season in the state of Washington.

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Injury update, scrimmage

Forward Josh Heytvelt (foot) remains sidelined and wing Larry Gurganious (knee) won't participate when Gonzaga holds its Kraziness in the Kennel scrimmage Friday at 7 at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Soccer teams advance

Mead's No. 1, Shadle lives on and both Mt. Spokane and Lakeside are a win away from state.The regular season champion Panthers, a state semifinalist last year, defeated Gonzaga Prep 2-1 for the district title and an automatic berth in state.Shadle Park stayed alive with…

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Pargo, Frahm and Violette

Junior guard Jeremy Pargo is one of 50 preseason candidates for the Wooden Award. Here's a link.On the ex-Zag front, Richie Frahm was released by the Phoenix Suns and Cory Violette has signed with the NBADL Idaho Stampede in his hometown of Boise.

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