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THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 2009

Prep Page Thursday 

It's a sad day here at The S-R. We're saying so long to a good friend and classy teammate, Mike Vlahovich. Here is his final column. My wish is I can work as late in life as he did. But with the industry the way…

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2009

Portland trips Chiefs

The Portland Winterhawks seem to have the Spokane Chiefs' fans' number.For the third time in as many tries, Portland won at the Arena, taking a 3-2 decision at the Arena Wednesday night. In five games between the teams, the visitor has won every one.This game…

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Cowen excited

A couple of hockey notes:From Cory Wolfe of the Star-Phoenix, Jared Cowen's reaction to making Team Canada: The first call Cowen made was to his mom, Cara, in Saskatoon. “She was relieved,” Cowen said with a grin. “She’ll get to see her son a little…

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OSU wants out of 2010 game against Eagles 

Oregon State, with a lot of help from ESPN, is in the process of backing out of its contracted Sept. 4 football game against Eastern Washington in Corvallis, Ore., this fall. Details are still being worked out for a nationally televised game between OSU and…

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Bouldin expects to be ready for Duke

As mentioned in the prior post, I went to media day Wednesday and put together a notebook that you can access below. The first topic is Matt Bouldin's health. He's optimistic he'll be back in the lineup for the Duke game Saturday. Read on for…

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Eags' Nichols joins Sherritt as all-American 

Eastern Washington's senior quarterback Matt Nichols has joined teammate J.C. Sherritt, a junior linebacker, as a member of the AFCA's All-America team. You can read more from EWU here and get additional details on the 25-man team -- which includes Montana's senior offensive lineman and…

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Bouldin on WCC Live

Gonzaga senior guard Matt Bouldin will be one of the guests tonight on WCC Live, which is available on the Internet. More details below.Media day this afternoon and I've been hearing pretty strongly that Bouldin, who sat out Saturday's win over Davidson, will play against…

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Localizing Duke-Stanford women

There is really any local news today. Eastern has a game tonight, everyone plays this weekend. It's a good chance to see the Eagles, who are improved (but get trumped by an important hockey game).Still, there are a few tidbits of national interest to pass…

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Decision day for Cowen

Spokane Chiefs captain Jared Cowen finds out this morning if he makes Canada's team for the World Junior Tournament. Check back later, but read below for a story about the Tuesday night exhibition, which includes a comment from Cowen.Meanwhile, the Chiefs defeated Seattle last night…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2009

Shock add player, go searching for others

Jason Harmon, a defensive back/kick returner with AFL experience, has signed with Spokane. More on Harmon, a Michigan State product, here.And Spokane announced it will hold upcoming open player tryouts in Los Angeles and Atlanta. It's the first time the Shock has held tryouts outside…

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UI has sold 2,500 H-Bowl tickets

As of this afternoon, the University of Idaho has sold roughly 2,500 of its allotted 3,000 tickets to the Humanitarian Bowl, according to the UI ticket office. The Vandals play Bowling Green at 1:30 Pacific on Dec. 30 in Boise. The bowl's venue, Bronco Stadium,…

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Philadelphia Phillies' Cliff Lee pitches to the New York Yankees during the fifth inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, in New York. (David Phillip / Associated Press)

What are the Mariners up to? 

OK, my bailiwick is prep sports, but I'm a fan, too. What are your thoughts about the Seattle Mariners and the moves they're involved in? Could this mean they've got a shot at bringing Jason Bay - former Zag and NIC Cardinal - back to…

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Bulldogs face Baylor, A&M

The lead item for this week's women's basketball notebook is Gonzaga's trip to Las Vegas, where the Bulldogs will gamble that they can keep up with a pair of Top 15 teams.I've filed way too many notes to get into Wednesday's paper but you can…

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Iupati named to AP All-America team 

Idaho left guard Mike Iupati today continued a banner few weeks of national recognitions by earning first-team Associated Press All-America honors. Iupati has been named to five All-America lists so far and is the Vandals' first player to get first-team recognition by the AP since…

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Today's classification breakdown day 21 

Today is the day for undecided schools to announce their decision whether to opt up or stay put allow the WIAA to breakdown enrollment classifications. The Greater Spokane League appears set with 10 teams next year - if East Valley school board votes to drop…

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MONDAY, DEC. 14, 2009

Monday: What's up in preps 23 

Here's your Monday thread.Lots of good things to chat about. How about Robby Douglas at Shadle Park? He's off to a hot start. The Gonzaga Prep boys keep rolling along. I witnessed the Mead/Coeur d'Alene girls game. Many turnovers but entertaining nonetheless. Mead will have…

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Bulldogs stepping into spotlight

The focus in women's basketball this week is going to be on the weekend tournament in Las Vegas where No. 6 Baylor, No. 13 Texas A&M, No. 14 Arizona Stat and Gonzaga meet.Here's what the Zags are looking at: Baylor’s Brittney Griner was named the…

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Zags jump up to 15th 

Gonzaga's 2-0 week resulted in a climb to No. 15 in the A.P. Top 25. The Zags (8-2) are tied for 15th with Georgia Tech in the ESPN/USA Today poll. GU was 21st and 22nd, respectively, in those polls last week.Find both polls are here.It…

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SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 2009

Young Eagles grow up during OT win

Eastern Washington's third-year head men's basketball coach Kirk Earlywine thought some of the young players on his team grew up during Saturday afternoon's 100-97 non-conference overtime win over visiting Seattle University -- and with good reason.You can read the game story that ran in Sunday…

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