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THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 2010


More from media day

Back with some leftovers from media day, but these are the good kind (like Thanksgiving). Actually my notebook in today's paper ran so long with items on the schedule and 3-point defense that I couldn't fit in these two. So read on for Kelly Olynyk's…

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 2010


Chiefs fall in OT

With 45 seconds left in overtime, Travis Toomey collected a drop shot between the circles and beat James Reid to give Seattle a 5-4 win over Spokane, ending the Chiefs' six-game Western Hockey League winning streak. The Chiefs still picked up a point in the…

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Eags get first D-I victory

Eastern Washington squandered most of a 20-point second-half lead at Reese Court Wednesday night, held to edge visiting Seattle University 95-91 for its first victory over an NCAA Division-I opponent.You can get an early look at the game story that will appear in Thursday morning's…

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Cougars sign two JC linemen 

From WSU sports information officeOffensive linemen Rico Forbes and Taylor Meighen have each signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Washington State University, Cougar coach Paul Wulff announced Wednesday. Both are expected to enroll in classes at WSU for spring semester, beginning…

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GU faces LCSC before schedule toughens again

I put together a notebook, instead of an advance of Thursday's Lewis-Clark State College game, that deals with Gonzaga's tough non-conference schedule and its 3-point defense. Here's a link.A few other items from Tuesday's media day. Keegan Hyland remains a spectator at practice following his…

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AP honors Eags' Sherritt, Jones

Eastern Washington's senior linebacker J.C. Sherritt and junior running back Taiwan Jones have both been named to the first team of the Associated Press FCS All-America Team.You can read more here, and get the details of Sherritt also being named to the Walter Camp All-America…

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Shadle's Chelsea Chandler, right, fouls Lewis and Clark's Taylor Howlett in the third period. (Colin Mulvany)

Lewis and Clark handles Shadle

I saw two of the better 4A and 3A girls basketball teams last night, and in time I think they will prove they're two of the best teams in the state in their respective classifications. Here's a link to my game story.Taylor Howlett of LC…

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Tight end Bubba Bartlett set Carroll’s single-season receptions record. (Associated Press)

Bubba doing just fine

I caught up with former Lakeland multisport standout Bubba Bartlett (pictured above), a starting tight end on the Carroll College football team. Carroll plays in the NAIA national championship game Saturday.Here's a link to the story.

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The Spokane Chiefs are ecstatic about having 6-foot-5, 220-pound Jared Cowen back to anchor their defense.  (File)

Cowen on Team Canada, Chiefs romp

It's official, Spokane Chiefs captain Jared Cowen is named to Team Canada for the World Junior tournament.Meanwhile, the Chiefs hammered Seattle last night (box score below) with a rematch in the Arena tonight. There was some fisticuffs so it might be interesting to see how…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 14, 2010


EWU's Brown set to step in for Taiwan

Eastern Washington's true freshman Mario Brown is experiencing all kinds of different emotions as he prepares to fill in for injured teammate Taiwan Jones as the Eagles' starting running back in Friday's FCS semifinal-round playoff matchup against Villanova at Roos Field.You can get at early…

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Harrell rejoins Shock

Fullback Clay Harrell, a starter on the Shock's ArenaBowl championship team last year, has re-signed with the club. To make room for Harrell, Spokane released DE Nekos Brown.More here.Elsewhere, former Shock wide receiver Quorey Payne has signed with the Cleveland Gladiators.

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Idaho Steelhead coach Hardy Sauter has his team in the mix in the ECHL. (Jeff Foley / Idaho Steelhead)

Sauter lands comfortably in Boise

Former Spokane Chiefs coach Hardy Sauter has found a new home in Boise with the Idaho Steelhead. We touched bases with Sauter, above in a Steelhead photo by Jeff Foley, last week for a story in this morning's newspaperGo to Dubnation and hit the link…

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MONDAY, DEC. 13, 2010


Kayla Standish of Gonzaga, left, will show her stuff at the USA Women's World University Games team tryouts. (J. Rayniak / The Spokesman-Review)

Women's basketball weekend roundup

We're here to catch you up on the weekend's women's basketball news, which includes this week's Top 25 vote.Updated with honors for Kayla Standish (No. 32, left, in photo), Kate Loper and Angie Bjorklund. And as long as we're stumbling around, here's tons of information…

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Monday morning links from WSU 32 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 10:10 A.M. It was really nice to have a slow weekend following Washington State's win in Spokane on Friday night. We're back at it a bit today with our usual morning post, plus some news at the end, so read on.

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SUNDAY, DEC. 12, 2010

EWU's Jones out with broken foot 

Eastern Washington's No. 1-ranked football team will be without the services of all-American running back Taiwan Jones for Friday night's FCS semifinal playoff matchup against visiting Villanova.According to EWU's head athletic trainer Brian Norton, x-rays taken on Sunday showed that Jones suffered a fracture to…

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EWU to host Villanova on Friday

Top-ranked and fifth-seeded Eastern Washington will entertain defending national champion Villanova in the semifinals of the FCS playoffs at Roos Field on Friday. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m., with the game being televised on ESPN2.You can get more details here.

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Looking back on Eags' stirring playoff win 

There were far too many big plays and outstanding individual performances during Eastern Washington's 38-31 overtime FCS playoff win over North Dakota State to fit into Sunday's S-R, so I've cobbled together some additional post-game quotes and links to related stories below.Read on. But before…

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SATURDAY, DEC. 11, 2010

EWU QB Bo Levi Mitchell celebrates with Eagles fans after defeating North Dakota State in overtime, December 11, 2010 in Cheney, Wash.  (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Eags survive in OT, advance to FCS semis 

EWU used a late-game 90-yard drive to tie North Dakota State and then knocked off the Bison 38-31 at Roos Field on Saturday to advance to the semifinals of the FCS playoffs, where they will host defending national champion Villanova next Friday or Saturday.You can…

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