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THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 2008

Notes, etc.

The Spokane Chiefs get right back to it tomorrow night, kicking off a stretch of four games in five nights when they host the Seattle Thunderbirds at the Arena.Read on for my unedited notebook that will run in tomorrow's section.

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McKale is filling up

COUGARS • UPDATED: 5:30 P.M.A few thoughts before the game starts (as I write this, it's still almost two hours to game time, but I've always been an early arriver) can be found on the full entry link.

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Thoughts on the CBL saga

In today’s Prep Page of The Spokesman-Review I opined on the dilemma facing the Greater Spokane League 4A schools relevant to the reorganization in the Columbia Basin.Next year there will be 11 4A schools in what is now the CBL and it will increase to…

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Knights, Bears finish 9-1

Central Valley won the 13th Battle of the Bone wrestling match with rival University 34-27 Wednesday night, it's second in a row and fourth time overall since the trophy became part of the annual match.East Valley also won, over Shadle Park both schools finishing with…

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Heytvelt Q & A

As mentioned Wednesday night, Josh Heytvelt is the subject of our weekly Q & A on the Four Corners page. Click below for more on Heytvelt and other links.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 2008

Memphis downs Tulsa; programming note

Memphis won its first game as the nation's top-ranked team, defeating Tulsa on Wednesday night.Here's a link to the A.P. game story. Gonzaga takes on Memphis (18-0) on Saturday.Check back here Thursday morning for a Q & A with GU's Josh Heytvelt.

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Former Cougar Long's condition upgraded

COUGARS • UPDATED: 11 A.M.; 8 P.M.Most of the time right now the news is good around Pullman. Such is the case with the country's sixth-ranked basketball team and the optimism bred of a football coaching change. But Tuesday there was bad news from Tennessee…

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TUESDAY, JAN. 22, 2008

Showdown week in GSL

Seven dates remain on the Greater Spokane League basketball calender not counting those three season-ending 3A encounters, but the boys title race likely comes down to the next two games.Ferris is at Mead and Shadle Park hosts Central Valley tonight at SFCC. Then the GSL's…

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Day after, days ahead

It's a strange phenomenon hurriedly putting together a game story, inserting a couple of quick quotes (including one fed to me by the S-R's John Blanchette) and sending it in about 25 minutes after the final buzzer. And then going back and interviewing a couple…

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MONDAY, JAN. 21, 2008

Gonzaga defeats San Francisco, Sutton

Gonzaga posted its sixth straight win, knocking off San Francisco 72-64 on Monday night and preventing Dons' interim coach Eddie Sutton from his 800th career win.The Zags followed a familiar pattern, building a sizable second-half lead, only to see an opponent rally to make it…

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Memphis officially No. 1

As expected, Memphis moved into the top spot in both polls today. The unbeaten Tigers entertain Gonzaga on Saturday, but the Bulldogs have work to do before that showdown.GU takes on San Francisco and interim head coach Eddie Sutton tonight at 9 at the McCarthey…

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SUNDAY, JAN. 20, 2008

Patriots stay perfect

COUGARSA few hours before tipoff, the AFC playoff game – the only one available on cable in Pullman – is winding down and the golf tournament is nearing the end. And we have some thoughts.

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Day after, Sutton, Memphis

Back with our day-after game post, following the Zags' 80-70 victory over San Diego on Saturday afternoon.It will be an interesting upcoming stretch for the Bulldogs. On Monday night they face San Francisco and interim coach Eddie Sutton, who will be trying to become the…

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SATURDAY, JAN. 19, 2008

CSI sweeps NIC

The College of Southern Idaho men's and women's basketball teams swept North Idaho College on Saturday.Click the tab below to read my unedited game story.

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Bulldogs win fifth in a row

Gonzaga coach Mark Few earned his 225th career win as the Zags held off San Diego 80-70 on Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.Click below for my game story and check back Sunday morning for the day-after post.

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Time to move on

This will (hopefully) be my last post on this matter, I think the players are ready to move on and I know I am.Here's the final verdict in the Chris Bruton-Kyle Beach incident from last Wednesday. Bruton will serve the final of a two-game suspension…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 18, 2008

Eagles spotted in CdA

The high-flying College of Southern Idaho men’s and women’s basketball teams invade Rolly Williams Court on Saturday in Coeur d'Alene for a Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader against North Idaho College.

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Day-after post on EWU's big win

Good morning.I’m not sure how many of you out there made it to the Eagles’ 91-85 overtime men’s basketball win over Northern Colorado at Reese Court on Thursday night, but those who didn’t missed a special performance by an intriguing young player, junior guard Adris…

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