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THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 2009

WSU trails 29-26 at half

COUGARS Though the numbers don't show it – they are bad, but not Stanford bad – this was the worst offensive first half of the season for the Cougs. They are shooting 29 percent, including just 3 of 13 beyond the arc. The real problem…

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WSU hopes to sap UA's power

COUGARS Woke up this morning to a loud buzz, and it wasn't the alarm clock. It was the microwave resetting itself after a power outage. Since then there have been three more, as my part of Pullman tries to deal with the heavy snow that…

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25, 2009

WSU's Daven Harmeling grabs a rebound in front Arizona' Jordan Hill. (John Miller / Associated Press)

WSU's Harmeling has learned this season 15 

COUGARS Saturday, five seniors will be on the court for the last time as a Cougar: Daven Harmeling, Taylor Rochestie, Aron Baynes, Caleb Forrest and walk-on Ryan Bailey. For tomorrow, I've written about the one who has had the most challenging senior season. For the…

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Eagles former OC lands at Fresno State 

Joe Wade, who served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Eastern Washington last fall, has taken a new job as running backs coach at Fresno State.You can read an unedited version of the story -- which also includes Coach Beau Baldwin's comments about…

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Big weekend for NIC men 

The North Idaho College men's basketball team is in a position to capture the Scenic West Athletic Conference title and host the Region 18 tournament.Click the tab below to read more.

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Post Falls boys to state

The Post Falls boys basketball team stunned Lewiston at Lewiston to capture the 5A Region I championship and state berth. Coeur d'Alene stayed alive by knocking off Lake City. Here's a link to my game story.

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North Idaho College wrestler Tim McGoldrick runs during practice in preparation for the NJCAA national championships this weekend. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

NIC, McGoldrick seeking titles

North Idaho College wrestler Tim McGoldrick is thankful he received a second chance when he landed in Coeur d'Alene. He and his teammates are seeking national titles at the NJCAA tournament beginning Friday. Read about McGoldrick here.

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TUESDAY, FEB. 24, 2009

Redhawks finish off Eagles in OT 

Eastern Washington University shot the ball horribly and executed poorly down the stretch in both regulation and overtime play Tuesday night, suffering a 63-59 overtime loss to Seattle University at Reese Court.You can read an unedited version of the game story that will appear in…

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Mixed bag Tuesday for GSL in hoop playoffs 

After watching Tuesday night's basketball game at Gonzaga Prep and reading some other results, my suspicion that the Greater Spokane League wasn't that good seemed confirmed. Then Lewis and Clark produced a 75-73 double overtime win in Pasco and it seemed to show further how…

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Shock add QB

Spokane has signed 6-5 quarterback Casey Hansen, from Norfolk State. More here. The Shock also made the top 10 list of greatest all-time af2 teams -- twice. More here.

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We'll see how we fare, Regional begins 

The Lewis and Clark-Pasco boys basketball game concludes tonight's first round of the regional basketball playoffs, but it could be a litmus test for our chances when the CBBN 6 take on the GSL 2."Pasco is a horrible matchup for us and we're a horrible…

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New football coach at U-Hi has credentials

The first of the vacant GSL football coaching positions has been filled by a high profile name. Bill Diedrick, longtime college and professional assistant coach and coordinator is coming home to take the reins at University High.Lewis and Clark's job will be posted soon and…

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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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