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SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 2009

Bulldogs guard Demetri Goodson, left, tangles with Davidson guard Brendan McKillop in the second half Saturday at KeyArena.  (Associated Press)

Day after Davidson

Good late morning after a late-night flight home from Seattle. Back with the day after Davidson post, following GU's the-future-looks-bright 103-91 win at the Battle in Seattle. Like the announced attendance of 13,176 (down from recent years), there were fewer media members present at the…

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SATURDAY, DEC. 12, 2009

Swift Current stymies Chiefs

Swift Current - and the charieties that will share more than 4,500 stuff toys - came up big at the Arena Saturday night as the Broncos defeated the Spokane Chiefs 2-1 on Teddy Bear Toss night.Read below for my unedited game story.

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EWU slips past Seattle in OT 

Eastern Washington, fresh off final exams and ready to head out on the road for its next four games, came up with an impressive overtime win over Seattle University at Reese Court on Saturday.You can read an unedited version of the game story that will…

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UP's Sollers gets 500th

First off, congratulations to good guy Jim Sollers, the Portland coach earned his 500th victory in a win over Idaho Friday night.Saturday afternoon, Eastern Washington had no trouble with Montana Tech, limiting the Orediggers' best player, senior Jessica DePell from Freeman, to five free throws.Meanwhile,…

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Vandals up 43-29 at half

They played fairly nonchalantly for most of the first half, but the Idaho Vandals still lead Eastern Oregon 43-29 at the break. Kyle Barone, making his first career start in place of injured Luiz Toledo, leads UI with eight points. The Mountaineers, an NAIA Division…

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WSU survives against Air Force 10 

COUGARS Well, it took longer than we said it would, but we finally have our game story ready to go. You can read the unedited version of our gamer from WSU's 75-68 win over the Air Force Academy on the link.

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Bouldin won't play vs. Davidson

A quick update from the Battle in Seattle: Matt Bouldin is dressed in street clothes and won't play today. I spoke briefly with Bouldin as he was watching his teammates warm up at KeyArena. He said he was still experiencing some symptoms from Wednesday's head-to-head…

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WSU wins 75-68 

COUGARSKlay Thompson scored 19 and Reggie Moore added 16 as WSU held off the Air Force Academy at the Spokane Arena. The Cougars once again let a big lead almost slip away – the Falcons got within 57-55 with 6 minutes, 49 seconds left –…

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WSU leads 31-24 at the half 

COUGARSLet's see. Klay Thompson has two points. The Cougars have yet to hit a 3-point shot after seven attempts. The five starters were pulled en masse with 5 minutes, 40 seconds left before the half. And they lead by seven? What's going on here? Defense,…

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WSU about ready to tip off

COUGARSA quick post, as I've had a little bit of trouble getting on line. Just wanted to say that the Spokane Arena isn't too crowded. Most of those 7,000 people who bought tickets must be out at Qdoba getting a burrito. We'll be back at…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 11, 2009

First game with 35 second clock 

Getting my first glimpse of high school basketball and the 35 second clock during the University-North Central game, I hardly knew it was there.Although the Titans' uptempo game sometimes treated it like there were a 10-second clock - one time in transition it only took…

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WHL trade talk 

Trade action has picked up around the Western Hockey League but the Spokane Chiefs, who play at Chilliwack tonight and are home against Swift Current on Saturday (Teddy Bear Toss), have been quiet.There has been another trade - Vancouver picking up a fourth goalie -…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 2009

Iupati is Walter Camp All-American

Idaho senior guard Mike Iupati continues to get recognized on just about every All-America list out there. This time, it's the distinguished Walter Camp team -- the nation's oldest All-America team that was announced during the college football award show this evening on national television.…

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Kashif Watson, right, and the Idaho Vandals couldn’t slow WSU’s Klay Thompson, who scored 25 in win. (DEAN HARE Associated Press)

Teams try to stop WSU's Thompson 

COUGARS As we get closer to the Pac-10 season, we thought it might be a good time to take a look at how teams are trying to stop Klay Thompson (above against Idaho), the nation's second-leading scorer going into the week. So we put together…

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Finding next QB is Eagles' top priority

We ran a year-ender story on Eastern Washington's football program in the S-R this morning, and Eagles coach Beau Baldwin made it clear that finding his next starting quarterback is his top priority heading into the offseason.You can access the S-R story here, and feel…

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Tampa Bay joins arena league

The new arena football league will have three teams from Florida. Tampa Bay is set to become the 15th franchise. Orlando and Jacksonville have already joined. There's been no formal announcement on the membership from the league office, but it sounds as if 15 might…

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Bouldin expected to play vs. Davidson

Senior guard Matt Bouldin, who left Wednesday's game against Augustana after a collision a Vikings player, is expected to play vs. Davidson in the Battle in Seatle on Saturday, according to a GU release.Bouldin left the game with nearly seven minutes left in the first…

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Mead's Jacob Trotter, right, goes head-to-head with Heritage's Dean Rogers in a quarterfinal match in the 4A 215 pound division. (Ingrid Barrentine / The Spokesman-Review)

Wrestling, wrestling and more ... 

Our Prep Page featured stories and glances on area wrestling including this feature on the ever-talented Jacob Trotter of Mead. Trotter is pictured above (right).Here's a glance at Greater Spokane League and Great Northern League teams and individuals.Here's a look at Inland Empire League 5A…

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GU women face critical games

Even with three games against Pac-10 schools, including a trip to No. 2 Stanford, and a daunting trip to Las Vegas to face a pair of Top 10 teams, I thought this weekend could potentially be the most important weekend on Gonzaga’s schedule. How could…

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