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THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2009

Knights strategize, Mead prevails

East Valley attempted to get the most out of its Greater Spokane League wrestling match against Mead by juggling its lineup around. But the move didn't work when Jake Trotter pinned Dakota Lawson in a match of the league's best 215 and 189 pound wrestlers....

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Taylor Rochestie drives past UCLA’s Josh Shipp for a layin to tie the game at 53, but UCLA hangs on for the 61-59 win. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

WSU's rally falls just short 13 

COUGARS Close, but no tobacco product. As has been the case against good teams a few times this season, a bad stretch spelled doom for the Washington State Cougars. Thursday night it came in the first half of their 61-59 defeat at the hands of...

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GU stays unbeaten in WCC with 83-69 win

Josh Heytvelt scored a season-high 25 points to help Gonzaga defeat Pepperdine 83-69 Thursday at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu.No. 23 Gonzaga won its fifth straight to hike its record to 13-4 overall, 4-0 in the WCC. Saint Mary's crushed San Diego 65-42 in San Diego...

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WSU rallies but falls 61-59 to UCLA 33 

COUGARS As has been the case just about every game against a ranked opponent this season, Washington State had a stretch it just couldn't overcome. Thursday night, it came in the first half. A 16-4 run, keyed by the 3-pointers of Nikola Dragovic, gave 13th-ranked...

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Dragovic sinks WSU in first half 13 

COUGARS Nikola Dragovic. A 29 percent 3-point shooter coming in. And yet, more long-range shots taken than any Bruin. There must be a reason, right? There is, and he showed it in the first half, hitting 6 of 7 bombs – many off pick-and-pops with...

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How tough can WSU be?

COUGARS Toughness. That's the theme for Washington State tonight. Can the Cougars be tough enough to take what UCLA dishes out and respond in the right way? It was coach Tony Bennett's main message at practice this week. Were the Cougs listening? Read on.

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The Spokane Shock of arenafootball2 know that coach Adam Shackleford always stands behind his word.  (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Shock add Williams to roster

Spokane has signed defensive back Aaron Williams, who earned first-team All-af2 honors last season for Amarillo and also picked off a pass against the Shock in the playoffs. More here.And, the af2 Web site is running off-season updates on teams and Spokane was on the...

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Cassie Thompson of Timberlake High School listens during practice at the school near Spirit Lake on Jan. 14. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Lake City boys lead way

Here's a link to my column, the first item of which talks about the Lake City boys basketball team and the race among the Inland Empire League's 5A teams.Also, here's a feature on Timberlake sophomore sensation Cassie Thompson.Here's a link to this week's Idaho state...

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Eastern Washington’s Gary Gibson maneuvers for a second-half basket against Montana’s Brian Qvale, left, and Jack McGillis.  (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Looking back on blog glitch and Eags' nasty loss 

Good morning,And let me apologize about last night's post, which obviously didn't include the unedited version of the game story I wrote following Eastern Washington's 63-50 Big Sky Conference loss to Montana at Reese Court.Let's just blame it on my technological ineptitude and move on...

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UCLA starts six-game test for WSU 17 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 9:30 A.M. A tough six-game stretch tips off tonight for the Washington State Cougars, starting with Pac-10-leading UCLA coming to Beasley Coliseum. It's been a long time since WSU has defeated the Bruins – eight consecutive games – and even longer since...

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