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SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2009

WSU's season ends with 7-2 loss 

COUGARS Washington State had one bad inning against Oklahoma on Sunday, but the seventh inning was bad enough to end the Cougars' 32-25 season, the school's best since 1990. Here's the Daily Oklahoman's quick, end-of-game story about the 7-2 defeat to the Sooners in Norman.…

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Looking back, and ahead, at WSU in NCAAs 

COUGARS It's a do-or-be-out day for Washington State, facing Oklahoma this morning at 11 then, if the Cougars win, turning around and dealing with Arkansas at 5 this afternoon. WSU has already faced the Sooners this year, splitting an early season four-game set in Pullman.…

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SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2009

Shock run record to 9-0

Spokane's two most lopsided wins this season have come against Tri-Cities. The Shock clobbered the Fever 61-20 on Saturday night to improve to 9-0. Spokane crushed Tri-Cities 62-32 six weeks ago in Spokane.More below.

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WSU wins first NCAA game since 1990 

COUGARS WSU just eliminated Wichita State, 3-2, behind the 10-strikeout pitching of Chad Arnold (a career high), a two-run home run from Derek Jones (his 12th) and a solo shot from Jared Prince (his seventh). The two home runs were on back-to-back pitches in the…

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FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009

State track: two days down big day to go

Forty finals have been completed - mainly in the field events. Bulk of the State 2A-3A-4A track meets here at Mt. Tahoma High, 65 races and field events in all, will be contested today. We got to watch Thursday's events before moving over to softball…

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State softball: Shadle hangs in 

Greetings from Tacoma. Shadle Park and North Central lost their openers at the State 3A softball tournament. The Indians went out in two straight games, but the Highlanders bounced back for two wins and reached the final eight. Two wins and they'll trophy for the…

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Eighth inning does in WSU

COUGARS The day started so promising for WSU. But a 3-1 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth collapsed quickly, with Arkansas exploding for nine runs in a 10-3 NCAA-opening-round win. You can read the wire story here. When our story appears we'll link…

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THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009

Lewis and Clark wins state golf title 

The Lewis and Clark girls golf team won its first 4A State title Thursday, blitzing the competition at the Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. Chessey Thomas also took the individual title with a birdie on the final hole. Over at Canyon Lakes in Kennewick,…

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TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009

Austin Daye of Gonzaga bends down the rim with a second half dunk  against Akron in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

What's on Daye's mind?  

Austin Daye is in the midst of NBA workouts that will likely determine whether he stays in the draft or returns to GU for his junior season.More on Daye in Hoopsworld and And here's a link to numerous NBA mock draft boards.

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MONDAY, MAY 25, 2009

WSU headed to Oklahoma 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 12:20 P.M. As you may know, Washington State University is headed to Norman, Okla., for the first round of the NCAA baseball tournament. The Cougars will open with Arkansas, a team that swept them in a three-game series early in the year.…

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SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2009

WSU sweeps UW aside 

COUGARS Just a quick post to let you know WSU's baseball team defeated UW again today, this time by an 10-5 score. The win gave the Cougars a sweep of their cross-state rivals in a three-game series for the first time since 1984 and the…

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SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2009

WSU strikes fast, KOs UW 

COUGARS Two games, two wins. Washington State's baseball team is on a roll, thanks in a large part to a pitching staff that has punched out more opposition hitters than any in Cougar history. They reached that mark Saturday midway through a 7-1 win over…

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FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009

GU baseball rallies for 4-3 win

I know nearly every post on this blog is basketball-related, but I staffed the GU-LMU baseball game Friday night and witnessed an outstanding game.GU won 4-3, taking a one-game lead in the best-of-three WCC Championship Series. My unedited game story is below.

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WSU stops UW in 10th 

COUGARS Just when it looked like WSU would breeze to their seventh Pac-10 series-opening victory, the Huskies rallied to take the lead. And then the Cougars rallied back. UW tied it again. And in the bottom of the 10th, WSU won it 6-5 on Michael…

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Gonzaga Prep’s David Stockton heads upcourt after stealing the ball from Richland’s Dylan Radliff. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

Stockton plans to walk-on at GU 

There's going to be another Stockton at Gonzaga.John Stockton's son, David, is heading to GU as a walk-on. The Gonzaga Prep senior (his last day of school was Friday) received recruiting interest from Idaho, Seattle U and The Citadel, but decided to stick close to…

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Spokane Shock QB Nick Davila launches a pass down field against Tri-Cities on Saturday, April 11, 2009, in the Spokane Arena. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Shock adjust roster, await CV

Back with an advance of Saturday's Spokane-Central Valley game at the Arena. The unedited version is below. Also, the Shock shook up their roster with a couple of trades and three new additions. None of the newcomers are expected to be activated for Saturday's game.…

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