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FRIDAY, JAN. 15, 2010

Mead boys stop Shadle 

Mead opened a big first-half lead, then had to hold on to thwart a rally in a 60-57 win over Shadle Park.Click the tab below to read my unedited game story and blurbs on the other boys games.

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WSU's Thompson faces a friend

COUGARS Tomorrow's game in Beasley will match the top two scorers in the Pac-10, Stanford's Landry Fields and WSU's Klay Thompson. We found out today the two worked out together over the summer, which helped Thompson share a scouting report with us. We have an…

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Northern Arizona next up for Eags

Eastern Washington University will try to build on the momentum generated by last weekend's road win over Montana State when it entertains Big Sky Conference rival Northern Arizona at Reese Court.The game tips off early than normal at 5:05 p.m., and we will post an…

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Drayson Bowman scores the first of his two goals against Seattle’s Calvin Pickard, tying the score at 1 in the second period of Friday’s playoff opener at the Arena.  (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Bowman called up

Former Chief Drayson Bowman, pictured above, gets called up to the NHL, the second player from the 2008 Memorial Cup to make it to The Show this week.Just moments before the figure skating starts, I also wanted to share a story from Darren Steinke in…

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Zags day-after notebook

OK, a minor change of plans. The boss wanted a notebook in the aftermath of Gonzaga's entertaining 89-82 win over Saint Mary's on Thursday and we chose to tip it off with Elias Harris. So that's what you'll find below, in unedited form.

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THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 2010

WSU starts slow, can't recover 

COUGARS You didn't get to watch it, but if you did, you would have been throwing your WSU foam brick at the TV in the first few minutes. Coach Ken Bone called it a "lackadaisical effort" and took the blame, but really it was the…

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WSU falls to Cal, 93-88 

COUGARS Cal had one run too many. The Bears sprinted in front early, had to do it again to start the second half, then held off WSU for the victory. The Cougars defense let them down, as they couldn't get stops when they needed to.…

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Gonzaga rolls; EWU alone in first

Another romp for the Gonzaga women, the unedited game story appears below.Meanwhile, Eastern Washington takes over sole possession of first in the Big Sky Conference; Washington State lost at No. 2 Stanford, and Idaho lost at Hawaii late WednesdayThere were some upsets in the Top…

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Half: Gonzaga 45, Saint Mary's 33

Freshman forward Elias Harris nearly had a double-double and Steven Gray packed his stat line as the Gonzaga Bulldogs raced to a 45-33 halftime lead over Saint Mary's in steamy McKeon Pavilion on Thursday night.Harris hit 6 of 9 shots, most within six feet of…

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WSU trails 41-37 at the half

COUGARS Talk about a possible TKO. Cal came out of the corner firing lefts and rights and down went the Cougars. But not for long. After trailing 28-8 with 12 minutes left, WSU turned up the defensive pressure – the Cougars had been pretty passive…

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Pre-game GU-SMC 

It's probably not a promising sign for stressed writers on deadline when the game clock reads 20 minutes and it's 7:45 already (meaning tipoff won't take place at 8, or probably 8:10 for that matter).Gonzaga is warming up, the crowd is beyond warmed up. The…

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Tokarski in NHL

Wednesday was a great day for the Spokane Chiefs, who won in Medicine Hat, which leads the Central Division, and former star goalie Dustin Tokarski was called up to the NHL.Keep reading for a little trivia game.

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GU-SMC previews

Early call this morning and an early afternoon arrival in Oakland, but I wanted to post the previews from the Bay Area media before I head for Moraga..Find advances in the San Francisco Chronicle, which includes some high praise of the Gaels from Santa Clara…

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A flood of WSU news 

COUGARS Reading stories during basketball season is a lot like an NBA game. It's a series of runs, and the best comes right at the end. There are some days when there are no stories to link out there, then, as the weekend draws nearer,…

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2010

WSU's Watson took a long road to Pullman 

COUGARS A long, long post this evening. Mainly because we have a lengthy story on WSU power forward James Watson, his journey to Pullman and the illness he suffered last spring that almost ended his basketball career. Plus, we have some notes and more quotes.…

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Gaels and Gonzaga

Gonzaga faces another big test Thursday night on the road against Saint Mary's. Read more about the Gaels, coach Randy Bennett, Gonzaga's media day and my Four Corners copy below in a lengthy post.

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You may not see Dennis Patchin as much, but you can always hear him.  (File / The Spokesman-Review)

Shock sign new radio agreement

Spokane Shock football games have a new home on the radio dial. Every game will be broadcast on AM-700 ESPN THE TICKET, which is part of the KXLY Radio Group. Dennis Patchin (pictured above) and Keith Osso will team up on the broadcasts. Shock home…

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Shock quarterback #3 Kyle Rowley looks for his receivers Saturday August 19, 2006 in the Spokane Arena against the Arkansas Twisters.  CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON The Spokesman-Review (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

Rowley back with the Shock 

Quarterback Kyle Rowley, who joined Spokane roughly at mid-season of its inaugural campaign in 2006 and led the Shock to an ArenaCup championship, has signed with the Shock.Rowley, playing for ex-Shock coach Chris Siegfried at Arkansas, was the 2008 arenafootball2 offensive player of the year…

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