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FRIDAY, DEC. 18, 2009


Chiefs drop another close one

The short-handed Spokane Chiefs head into the Christmas break after losing to the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 in overtime, their third straight one goal loss at home.The Chiefs return to action Dec. 27 (Sunday) with a 6 p.m. game against Portland.Before getting to the unedited game…

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Vandals sign 4 JC recruits

Just as Robb Akey said Thursday, the Idaho football team has signed four junior college players -- an offensive lineman, defensive tackle, receiver and a safety. Read on for more.Also, Akey has been named WAC Coach of the Year by the Sporting News and Phil…

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Getting ready for the challenge

Gonzaga is obviously the center of attention in basketball this weekend with games in Las Vegas against No. 6 Baylor and No. 13 Texas A&M.First, a quick correction. Despite earlier reporters, neither game - and both start at 8:45 p.m. - is on TV. However,…

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Sports enrollment breakdowns finalized 

This, according to the final breakdown for sports enrollment classifications purposes, is where the Washington state high schools have landed.Sixty six schools with three-year enrollment averages of 1,304 and higher are in 4A, including opt ups Gonzaga Prep and Mead (among 4), Lewis and Clark…

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Late bucket burns Eagles

Eastern Washington men's basketball coach Kirk Earlywine liked the effort -- for the most part -- but not the outcome of Thursday night's 73-70 non-conference road loss to Nevada.You can check out the game story that appeared in Friday morning's S-R here, read the gamer…

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Back with WSU news 

COUGARS Where were we? Oh ya, in basketball season. Well, we're back and will be until the final shot is taken this season – unless something unforeseen happens. Today, we've got some catching up to do. Read on.

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