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FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2009

EWU announces basketball signees

Eastern Washington University men's basketball coach Kirk Earlywine has announced the signing of four recruits -- including three that signed in November, but were never officially announced by the school.You can read the story the EWU sports information department put out here.All four new recruits…

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Apple Cup deal dead 37 

COUGARS The proposal to move the Apple Cup to Qwest Field is dead. Washington State and the University of Washington couldn't reach an agreement on the seating arrangements, effectively killing the possible $10 million deal. Read on.

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Shock-Lightning, round two

The Spokane Shock, 3-0 and ranked No. 1 in arenafootball2, today boarded a plane for Portland and then on to Sacramento. They'll face Stockton, a 59-42 loser to Spokane earlier this month, tomorrow at 7 in Stockton.Below is an unedited game preview that will run…

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Gonzaga and Duke are apparently discussing a potential Dec. 19th matchup at Madison Square Garden, according to Nothing has been finalized.Also on the scheduling front, it appears the GU-Memphis series will continue, despite the coaching change at the Conference USA school. And I forgot…

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Second-year receiver Andy Olson has never missed a game in his Shock career. (File / The Spokesman-Review)

Shock down two WRs for Stockton

I waited until later in the week before talking to Shock coach Adam Shackleford to see if injured receivers Andy Olson (pictured above) and Charles Dillon would be able to play in Saturday's road game against Stockton. Shackleford said Thursday afternoon that both receivers will…

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Wild Albi soccer twin bill

There was excitement and controversy during Wednesday's Albi Stadium Greater Spokane League doubleheader.East Valley won a shootout 2-1 over North Central and with two wins would overhaul the Indians for the top 3A regional seed. The Knights goal in regulation came during a bone-jarring collision…

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WSU hires Hironaka 

COUGARS There are now more former Seattle Pacific University head men's basketball coaches on WSU's staff than any other college in America. New head coach Ken Bone made that official Wednesday by hiring his former SPU assistant – and SPU's head coach the past seven…

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A new view of softball 

Took a departure from the norm to watch Inland Empire League softball yesterday. While it's difficult to compare, teams from Lake City and Coeur d'Alene doubleheader seemed a little stronger than what I've witnessed in the Greater Spokane League. Maybe it was because of my…

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Viks sweep IEL track 

The Coeur d'Alene boys and girls track teams swept the Inland Empire League championships Tuesday. Read about it here.Our Greater Spokane League prep writer, Mike Vlahovich, helped us out by staffing the Coeur d'Alene/Lake City softball twinbill. Read about the split here.

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Year winds down at WSU 15 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 2:45 P.M. Let's see. There is this week of class. Then next week is a dead one. Then finals and graduation. The academic year in Pullman is winding down quickly. As is spring football, with only Thursday's practice and Saturday's morning scrimmage…

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Nice warm day for WSU practice

COUGARS The last week of spring football began under sunny skies and record heat. A perfect day to stand on the sidelines and watch practice. And a perfect day to practice in helmets, T-shirts and shorts, as the Cougars did. For a look at practice,…

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Spring is Prep sports' quickest season 

Baseball and softball play as many games in spring as basketball does in winter. Soccer teams play as many matches as wrestlng teams wrestle in the Greater Spokane League. But it all seems to pass so quickly. Already thoughts of district and regional playoffs are…

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MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2009

WSU adds Allen to basketball staff 

COUGARS Had a chance to talk with new WSU basketball coach Ken Bone this afternoon. He relayed the information he's hired another assistant coach (former UW player Curtis Allen) and some other information about the incoming freshmen. For a early peek at our unedited story…

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Lake City High School senior Jessica Ross has taken the reins behind the plate and leads the team in several batting categories.   (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Handle Extra sports 

Here's a feature on Lake City softball standout Jessica Ross, who continues her torrid hitting. She's pictured above.Click the tab below to see this week's North Idaho Track Honor Roll. I couldn't link to it from the Handle Extra. I updated the honor roll to…

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Some Monday morning WSU links 15 

COUGARS A quick post this morning, mostly because there's very little going on. After all, Sunday is at least somewhat of a day of rest for most everyone, including those who cover college athletics. Read on.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2009

Motum still headed to WSU 

COUGARS We just received a text message from WSU assistant basketball coach Ben Johnson, back in communication range after his trip with head coach Ken Bone to Australia. Johnson wanted to relay the news Brock Motum had re-committed to Washington State and Bone. With the…

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Jones shines in Eagles' scrimmage

Taiwan Jones, a cornerback-turned-running back, staged a coming out part of sorts on Saturday during Eastern Washington University's second spring football scrimmage.You can read the story that appeared in Sunday's S-R here, and check out additional details from EWU's sports information department here.And anyone who…

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