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MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2008

Baseball postulating

Baseball junkies out there wanted to keep this blog alive so I have something for you to weigh in on.Since the Dodgers became Spokane’s select baseball benchmark a few years back, several teams have sprung up – the Monster Dogs, Rattlers, White Brothers Academy among…

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SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2008


Shock clinch Western Division title

The Spokane Shock clinched their third straight Western Division title on Saturday night with a 56-54 victory over the Central Valley Coyotes.The victory wasn't an easy one. It took a last-second field goal from kicker Brian Jackson for the persistent Shock to earn the win…

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FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008

UPDATED: Shock add former AFL standout

Wide receiver Etu Molden, who played four seasons with the AFL’s Chicago Rush and was an Arena Bowl champion in 2006, was picked up by the Spokane Shock. There's more about Molden here in the press release.UPDATE: My game advance on tomorrow's game (5 p.m.…

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Weaver headed to Charlotte

COUGARS • UPDATED: 9:20 P.M.; 10 P.M.The Charlotte Bobcats picked former Washington State guard Kyle Weaver with the 38th pick in Thursday's NBA draft. Read on for an unedited version of my story that will appear in Friday's S-R.

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There were mostly smiles on Wednesday

COUGARSWas in Pullman yesterday looking for an apartment and spent some time in the athletic department, watching little kids run up and down the basketball court under the mostly watchful eyes of WSU basketball players. Talked with some of the coaches and players from football,…

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Sprint boats in St. John

They're powerful, they're fast, they're sleek. They're boats racing through ... wait, a grass field?That's right, they're sprint boats. And the track at Webb's Slough in St. John, Wash., is in its second year in the racing circuit. More than 3,000 people turned out June…

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Shock looking forward to Saturday

I stopped by the Arena this morning for the Spokane Shock's practice and chatted with Shock coach Adam Shackleford. You can read my unedited notebook below.Also, Shock receiver Mutsumi Takahashi - who hails from Japan - is the subject of this story on the league…

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TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2008

Are U Redy For Some Football?

OK so high school football is still nearly two months away, but there's a State All-Star football game coming to Spokane next week and down in the Columbia Basin a 14-team camp in Kennewick that has the boys down there excited.For those who need a…

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Media All-State spring teams released

That seasonal rite of passage, the Washington newspaper media All-State high school baseball, softball and boys soccer teams have been announced by coordinator and Tri-City Herald prep writer Rene Ferran. More than 20 members of the media statewide ferreted out the winners from his exhaustive…

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FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2008


Handful of Chiefs prepare for NHL Draft

It's almost NHL Draft time. In about 24 hours the first selection in this year's draft class will be called.Spokane Chiefs forward Mitch Wahl is in Ottawa, Ontario for the event, which begins with the first round on Friday and continues Saturday with the remaining…

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Indians off to unbalanced start

INDIANSIn their season opener Tuesday, the Spokane Indians smacked the ball all over the field and squashed the Everett AquaSox 15-3. In their next game Wednesday, Everett's pitching shut down the Indians' offense for a 4-1 Sox win.So what does this all mean?Well, at this…

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TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2008

Tis the season

Now that underclassmen have decided whether to stay in the draft or return to school, a new crop of preseason Top 25 rankings are out.The Zags are No. 5, according to, and No. 9 (up from No. 11 on April 9th) in's poll.

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MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2008

Few, Lloyd on Pargo's decision

Gonzaga's Jeremy Pargo is either en route to his hometown of Chicago or just arriving, so hopefully he'll be available to the media soon.Meanwhile, click below for some thoughts from head coach Mark Few and assistant coach Tommy Lloyd on Pargo's decision to return for…

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