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MONDAY, FEB. 23, 2009

Washington State’s Caleb Forrest draws a foul from GU’s Robert Sacre.  (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

Decision time coming for Sacre 

Media day today and we checked on Gonzaga's walking wounded. The first item in the unedited notebook below is on Robert Sacre, who faces a tough decision in the near future. He's elgible for a medical redshirt, but loses that if he plays in any…

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Hopson voted WAC Player of the Week 

Mac Hopson, Idaho's standout point guard, earned WAC player-of-the-week honors today after leading the Vandals to wins over Boise State and Cal State Northridge. The Washington State transfer has been the catalyst for Idaho's turnaround -- the club is 13-13 after going 8-21 last year.You…

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Spokane Shock No. 72 Kyle Young walks off the turf in front of dejected fans after losing the ArenaCup Championship game in the Spokane Arena Monday night.  (CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON / The Spokesman-Review)

Shock-Vipers ArenaCup voted top game

The Spokane Shock's 56-55 loss to visiting Tennessee Valley in the 2008 ArenaCup was voted the top arenafootball2 game in the league's 10-year history. More here and here. (Pictured above is Spokane's Kyle Young leaving the field after the ArenaCup).

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Idaho: Boys postseason

Postseason tournaments continue this week for North Idaho boys basketball teams, while wrestlers head to state, which will be held Friday and Saturday at Idaho State University's Holt Arena.Click the tab below to read more.

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ORG XMIT: IDMC128 Coeur d' Alene's Kama Griffitts (10) and Whitney Heleker (30) celebrate their overtime win over Centential in the 5A Girls State Championship basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 in Nampa, Idaho.  Heleker hit a three-point shot to win the game with 1.7 seconds left on the clock.  Coeur d' Alene beat Centennial 54-50.  (AP Photo/Matt Cilley) (Matt Cilley / The Spokesman-Review)

Vikings victorious

I had computer issues Saturday and couldn't post my story about the Coeur d'Alene High girls basketball team defending its 5A state title.So here's the story here.Pictured above are CdA teammates Whitney Heleker and Kama Griffitts hugging and teammates in the background celebrating after Heleker's…

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Pac-10 going to the birds 15 

COUGARS • UPDATED 11:30 A.M. If you are a classic movie buff, and by that I don't mean you remember the original Friday the 13th, you might recall a scene in "The Birds" in which Tippi Hedren et al walk by a schoolyard. There are…

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