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MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2009

SUNDAY, OCT. 25, 2009

Blanchette gets a post

Got a text from a concerned reader. Guy named Blanchette. Said thanks a lot for not posting his column. I said it'd be nice if you could post yourself. So here it is: John's column, posted by me.

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Post Kraziness 

A quick post here because, surprise, I'm heading out with one of my kids to go to another gym for another tournament! Read on for more from GU's Kraziness in the Kennel.

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Looking back on EWU's wild win 

Eastern Washington's 35-24 comeback win over Montana State on Saturday felt like a carnival ride to many of those involved. Ups and downs, huge momentum swings and another crazy ending to the first half made it seem that way.We have additional thoughts and post-game comments...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 24, 2009

Americans sneak away with win

Hockey games are three periods and Spokane Chiefs coach Hardy Sauter saw three different games Saturday night - which ended with a disappointing 4-3 loss to the Tri-City Americans."It was a tale of three games," he said. "The first portion we had to kill a...

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Fans fill MAC to watch Zags' debut 

Just filed a recap of GU's Kraziness in the Kennel, the public's first opportunity to watch the 2009-2010 team. The MAC was full and then some as several hundred stood in the upper concourse to view the 27-minute scrimmage.Read on for my unedited article about...

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Second half turns ugly for Vandals

Before Saturday, the Vandals' defensive blemishes were always masked by timely turnovers or last-gasp stands. Outside of the Washington game, the Idaho D wasn't a huge liability. But that all changed this afternoon in Reno -- in a big way. As Robb Akey put it...

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Late comeback lifts Eagles past MSU 

Eastern Washington used a big fourth-quarter comeback to post a 35-24 homecoming win over visiting Big Sky Conference rival Montana State at Woodward Field on Saturday.I've attached an unedited version of the game story that will appear in Sunday morning's S-R below, and I'll be...

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WSU trails 35-17 at half 

COUGARS A quick note here at halftime with WSU trailing 35-17. The Bears hit WSU with about three big right hands in the first quarter and knocked the Cougars to the canvas. But they got up and, with a couple good drives and one big...

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Vandals trail 28-24 at UNR

What a crazy first half in Reno. The Vandals fell behind 21-0 but three long touchdown strikes and a 55-yard field goal have sliced Nevada's lead to 28-24. The Vandals have yielded 324 yards to the Wolf Pack and at times looked completely helpless against...

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Some thoughts before WSU game 

COUGARS I love watching a football stadium come together before the game. That's one reason I get to away games up to three hours early. To walk through the students getting ready outside the stadium, to sit and watch the ones inside either getting ready...

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Bishop Sankey of Gonzaga Prep takes a handoff and finds the end for a first down run in the second half. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Another wild night of HS football 35 

There was a lot of drama and plenty of surprises in high school football action Friday night. Gonzaga Prep kept its playoff hopes alive with the win at Central Valley and Mead also put itself in a good position for the playoffs and dashed University's...

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No way to watch WSU play today 

COUGARS Hope everyone is ready for a football Saturday. Sorry, you won't be able to watch the Washington State game today. You'll have to listen to Bob Robertson, Jim Walden and Bud Nameck describe it. Or wait until we can tell you what happened. Your...

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Idaho-Nevada a juicy WAC matchup 

Well, the moment has arrived for Idaho football. New Mexico State, San Jose State and Hawaii were nice appetizers, but now we’re going to really find out if the Vandals can hang with one of the WAC’s top-shelf programs. Keep reading for more on the...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 23, 2009

Drew Swank's number being retired 

Tonight is Homecoming for Valley Christian School and prior to the football game against Sprague-Harrington, Andrew (Drew) Swank's number is being retired - temporarily - prior to the 7 p.m. start..Don Swank said that the No. 15 his son wore will be back on the...

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District 8 volleyball, soccer set 

Greater Spokane League volleyball and soccer teams are headed to post-season with the start of district play next week.Volleyball has a pair of four-team tournaments that will qualify a total of seven teams to regional play against the Columbia Basin Big Nine. Tournaments begin Wednesday...

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Blanchette on UW proposal 

One injury update before we post John Blanchette's column on the UW's proposal to renew the series with Gonzaga. Bol Kong is battling an ankle injury so we'll have to see if he participates in Saturday's Kraziness in the Kennel.Blanchette leaves no doubt where he...

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Chiefs await Tri-City

Back from R&R with news from Chiefs.(Actually I'm returning to R&R because this vacation was so good I have to do my resting and recuperating upon return).But I digress. We are back to hockey. Keep reading for some notes, most of which should be in...

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WSU heads for Berkeley

COUGARS It's a travel day for Washington State. The Cougars will arrive in the Bay Area this afternoon, have a short practice at Memorial Stadium and then play the Cal Bears tomorrow. We have pretty much the same itinerary, without the practice or playing part....

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THURSDAY, OCT. 22, 2009

CV Bears win slowpitch title

Thursday afternoon’s setting was all too familiar.The four-time regular-season champion University Titans again played host to their Greater Spokane League rivals – the Central Valley Bears – in the Greater Spokane League slowpitch softball title game.But this time there was a different ending to the...

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