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SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 2009

Notre Dame runs over WSU

COUGARS You saw it. This wasn't pretty, in the sense Washington State just got manhandled by Notre Dame. There's no other way to put it. The Irish dominated both lines of scrimmage, ran mostly within the tackles, put pressure on Jeff Tuel most every play…

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Chiefs strong effort goes for naught

Spokane Chiefs coach Hardy Sauter said his postgame talk to his team on Saturday was short and sweet."The guys played well, outcome wasn’t the way we wanted it," he said after the 2-0 home loss to Portland.The difference was 20-year old goalie Kurtis Mucha, who…

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Vandals craft memorable rally 

Another crazy afternoon/evening at the Kibbie Dome. The Vandals looked to be in a bad spot late against Louisiana Tech, but they came roaring back to win 35-34 for their seventh win of the season. Read on for my unedited game story.

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CdA's Gomez wins again

Coeur d'Alene's long-distance ace Kinsey Gomez returned to the top of the state championship podium at the State 5A cross country meet Saturday.Click the tab below to read my story.

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Eastern runs over Portland State in Seattle

Eastern Washington used Matt Johnson's four interceptions and another ultra-productive performace by quarterback Matt Nichols to trash Portland state 47-10 at Qwest Field in Seattle on Saturday.I've attached an unedited version of the game story that will appear in Sunday morning's S-R below. And don't…

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Chiefs win, set for Portland

No doubt hockey fans know the Chiefs picked up a big road win on Friday against defending Western Hockey League champion Kelowna. However, for your added enjoyment is the story from my friend Doyle Potenteau of the Okanagan. It focuses on Kelowna native Kyle Beach.…

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Lethargic Vandals down by 14 

It's Louisiana Tech 28, Idaho 14 at halftime in the Kibbie Dome -- and it feels like the Vandals could be down by a lot more. The Bulldogs have abused Idaho's secondary, especially on corner routes into the end zone. LTU quarterback Ross Jenkins has…

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Homecoming hits Moscow

The season's stretch drive has arrived, and luckily for Idaho, it gets to play three of the last four games at the Kibbie Dome. First up: This afternoon against Louisiana Tech for a homecoming tilt. Keep reading for more about the game (2 p.m., ESPN…

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A busy Saturday of WSU football 

COUGARS With USC and Oregon facing off, all Pac-10 eyes will probably be on Eugene tonight. And that makes sense. Especially considering there are three teams not playing this week: Washington, Stanford and Arizona. So there is less to link to and to read about.…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 2009

Crazy GSL plays wildly to the end 67 

In my 33 years of watching Greater Spokane League football, I don't think I've seen a season quite like this with six teams, maybe seven if you include champion and 3A top seed Mt. Spokane in the mix, so even. Any of the six 4A…

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Lake City captures 5A IEL title

The Lake City football team captured the 5A IEL title with a convincing 49-19 win at Lewiston.Lake City advances to the state playoffs for the 13th straight year.Hit the tab below to read Josh Wright's unedited game story.

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WSU, Irish match up 

COUGARS After a very long day, we are in San Antonio. I don't think it took Santa Anna as long to get in the Alamo as it took me to get from Austin to here. Anyhow, we have our game day items and our advance…

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The Mark Few shows

Gonzaga and IMG College, the school's multi-media rights holder, have announced expanded offerings on TV, including the Mark Few Show, and radio, including the Mark Few Show. Details here.

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Remaining football playoff scenarios 

After last night's Mead victory over Central Valley, here are the four remaining playoff possibilities from tonight's games. If there's a three-team mini-playoff it will be Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Albi Stadium:If Ferris and Gonzaga Prep win: 1, Mead (7-2). 2, Gonzaga (6-2). 3, CV…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 2009

Panthers come all the way back 16 

Three weeks into the season the Mead Panthers were 1-2 and facing an uphill GSL football slog. They ran the table and with Thursday's convincing 31-12 win over Central Valley are No. 1 among 4A teams. They proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that…

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Shock can ink players Nov. 1 

The fledgling Arena Football 1 has made its first official announcement since the league's initial press conference in late September. Teams can sign coaches and players beginning Nov. 1. It sounds like several teams (not among the original 16) are still working on final details…

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Tackling a key issue for Vandals

For several weeks now, the Idaho football team has been plagued by poor tackling. If that issue pops up again, Louisiana Tech tailback Daniel Porter could have a field day on Saturday at the Kibbie Dome. Click below to read my story on Idaho's tackling…

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Bouldin on Naismith watch list

Gonzaga senior guard Matt Bouldin is one of 50 players on the preseason watch list for the Naismith Trophy. The Naismith Web site didn't have a press release, but I found this list on several other sites. The 50 players are listed below.

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