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SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2008

Spokane holds off Lightning 52-42

Spokane built a 24-point lead early in the second quarter and it looked like another rout of Stockton was inevitable.But the Lightning, 70-12 losers to Spokane in early April, staged a comeback and took the lead twice before the Shock pulled out a 52-42 win…

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FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2008

Kennedy, Griffitts Jack Blair MVP and Inspirational

Brittany Kennedy was Most Valuable Player and Griffitts named Most Inspirational during Thursday night's 15th Jack Blair Memorial Washington/Idaho Girls AAU All-Star Basketball Classic.Kennedy, from Lewis and Clark's three-time state champions, led scoring in the Metro All-Stars 74-70 win over Idaho Player of the Year…

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THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2008

What a year this was

2007-2008 will go down as perhaps the most incredible in Greater Spokane League history and the two-year run of state title success is one that may not be duplicated. We had unforgettable performances from a senior class that produced a wealth of state team title…

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One more time Spokane: Rob Keefe

Former Shock standout Rob Keefe is back in town, taking advantage of the Philadelphia Soul's bye week. We caught up with Keefe, who is expected to attend Saturday's game with Stockton, and filed an unedited feature article that can be accessed in extended entry below.

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TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2008

Gilliam looks for milestone interception

The Spokane Shock returned to work Tuesday in preparation for Saturday's home contest with Stockton. The Lightning made news of their own Tuesday, firing head coach Doug Murray.Click below for an unedited Shock notebook -- the first item is on Sergio Gilliam's pursuit of the…

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MONDAY, MAY 26, 2008

SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2008


UPDATED 7:05 p.m.Jessica is busy tying up loose ends in Ontario and catching a flight back to Spokane, so here I am. Beyond the jump is her game report on the Chiefs' Memorial Cup victory.Here is the link to the story on the S-R website,…

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SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2008

No softball happy ending

There was no happy ending for Shadle Park in its bid to become Spokane's first two-time Greater Spokane League softball champion.Eastlake got the better of a 4-1 victory in the finals despite being outhit 6-to-4. The Wolves bunched three of them in the fifth inning…

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FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2008

Shadle soph a champion

StarTrack, the State 4A and 3A track meet, was cruising along as a good but not great day for the Greater Spokane League.As expected, Ferris' Kelly McNamee kickstarted things by defending her State 4A high jump title, but she never got untracked to make a…

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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008

Mullennix to be back for a sixth year

COUGARSDefensive lineman Matt Mullennix, from Liberty High in Spangle, was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA this week.Mullennix lost most of the 2004 season to an injury, then suffered a season-ending knee injury in 2006 in preseason practice, the same day a…

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Spurgeon sibling rivalry paid off

Good morning from Kitchener, where much to my dismay I'm up earlier and earlier every day. But today there's a great reason for it. I'm heading to Toronto with the team to check out hockey's Hall of Fame and the Wayne Gretzky Restaurant. We will…

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Earlywine bags JC big man

Eastern Washington men's basketball coach Kirk Earlywine has signed another junior college recruit.You can read more on the 6-foot-8, 280-pounder here.Another item that might be of interest to EWU basketball fans is this story on former Eagles assistant men's basketball coach Brian Priebe, who has…

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Idaho - state track

Here is this week's North Idaho track honor roll. Click the tab below to see it.Here's a link to this week's state honor roll.The state meets begin Thursday afternoon. I'll have more on the state meets in Thursday's newspaper.

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TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008

WCC eyeing Thursday/Saturday hoop schedule

I just filed an article on a likely change to the WCC basketball schedule. The WCC appears ready to adopt a Thursday/Saturday conference schedule instead of the current Saturday/Monday format. The change wouldn't diminish the WCC's TV arrangement with ESPN. Games would be televised on…

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MONDAY, MAY 19, 2008

Stage set for state sports

The fields are filled for state sports that this weekend cap the 2008-09 high school season.It all begins in Bellingham Tuesday on eight golf courses where local hordes descend for 10 state tournaments.There were come-throughs and letdowns during the weekend as might be expected.

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SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2008

SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2008

Shock hold off Tri-Cities, 59-56

Spokane has relied on defense most of the season. The offense took its turn on Saturday.The Shock scored on its first nine possessions and needed every point to hold off Tri-Cities 59-56 at the Spokane Arena.Click below for an unedited game story.

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