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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23, 2011

Winter holds on at WSU 

COUGARS Gotta love a week when the weatherman is basically telling you not to let small dogs out, because you might lose them in the snow. As pleased as I am to see the snow plows getting ready for today's predicted big dump by cleaning...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 22, 2011

Plenty at stake this week for Vandals

Idaho's best win this season came at home over Utah State. That much is clear. But the Vandals' second-best win, at least in the WAC, might have been eking past Nevada in Cowan Spectrum. Now the third-place Wolf Pack and the conference-leading Aggies get the...

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A pair of Zags stories

A couple of GU stories to link to. Both will run in tomorrow's S-R. The first: Gonzaga might want to win its last two WCC games to remove most of the guesswork in regards to titles, tournament seeding, etc. That's because the Bulldogs are on...

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Spokane Shock wide receiver, Raul Vijil, sprints on a receiving route on the first day of practice on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at the Shock practice facility in Spokane Valley. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Vijil added to Shock roster

It seems a little odd writing that headline above, but Raul Vijil, who has been with the Shock since its inaugural season in 2006, was on a two-day tryout at the outset of camp. Vijil, pictured above on the opening day of practice, has been...

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MONDAY, FEB. 21, 2011

North Central girls basketball coach Gabe Medrano has help steer the NC girls to the 3A girls state tournament, which starts Friday. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

First-round state matchups

UPDATED OK, click the tab below to see first-round state boys and girls basketball games at regional sites for all area teams in all classifications. If you want to see all the games for each bracket, here's a link to all the state brackets. ALSO,...

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Shock shuffle roster

Spokane is only a few days into training camp, but the team is already tweaking its roster. Eddie Thompson, who played in five games for Spokane last season, was on a two-day tryout at the outset of camp, has been added to the roster, along...

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1,500 tickets sold for outdoor game

When I saw majority owner Brady Nelson at the first Shock practice Saturday, I asked him how many tickets had been sold for the outdoor game. The announcement for the game, set for July 9th at Albi Stadium, was Thursday and it was a quick...

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Monday morning WSU musings 10 

COUGARS So there is one thing you can count on in life right now. Monday mornings will be nearly devoid of Pac-10 basketball news. Like today. Oh, there is the story from last night's upset in Berkeley – a game I sat and watched in...

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SUNDAY, FEB. 20, 2011

Key win for Chiefs at Tri-City

The Spokane Chiefs won for the first time this season at Tri-City on Saturday. Their reward, another game at the Toyota Center on Monday. With two goals and an assist, Tyler Johnson is a point out of the Western Hockey League scoring lead and a...

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Day after San Francisco

Good late morning. You're getting a quicker, maybe shorter day-after post than usual, for dad reasons. Anyway, here are the pertinent links: My game story, John Blanchette's column, Jesse Tinsley's photos and Saint Mary's second straight loss, this one to Utah State. Read on.

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WSU loss to ASU, the morning after 

COUGARS We're back in what is today the real Valley of the Sun (though where my house is located is more a plateau than a valley, but the sun is shining once again, so I hope you get the picture). Our trip from Well Fargo...

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Mat Classic was classic

Wow. It's midnight 30 and I'm finally back to where my pillow is, where I left it 16-plus hours ago after just a 5 hour relationship. That's what I wrote 20 minutes ago, before I lost my post. Now I have to start over. Read...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 19, 2011

GU recruit Bell scores 47 

Gonzaga recruit Gary Bell had a huge night, scoring 47 points in Kentridge High's win tonight. His coach Dave Jamison told me earlier this week that Bell was named Washington's Mr. Basketball by the Washington State coaches association. Here's a recap of Bell's game from...

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Zags continue climb up WCC standings

Gonzaga completed a 2-0 homestand by thumping San Francisco 70-53 on Saturday. GU is alone in second place heading into Thursday's showdown with Saint Mary's in Moraga. USF slipped to third. My unedited game story is below. Check back tomorrow for a day-after post.

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Idaho runs away from Bobcats early

It didn't take long for the Vandals to take the suspense out of its ESPN BracketBuster matchup with Montana State. They led by 25 early in the second half and weathered a few Bobcat runs to snatch a 65-50 win in Bozeman. We've got all...

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Northridge bumps off Eagles 68-59 

Cal State Northridge used a 14-2 run midway through the second half Satuday night to overcome a four-point halftime lead and hand Eastern Washington a 68-59 non-conference loss in front of a Reese Court crowd of 1,012. Lenny Daniel paced the Matadors (11-16) with 19...

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Eagles up 30-26 at intermission

Eastern Washington overcame some poor shooting early in the game and eight missed free throws to take a 30-26 lead at halftime of its ESPN BracketBusters matchup against Cal State Northridge at Reese Court on Saturday night. Sophmore point guard Glen Dean finished the half...

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Gonzaga's Steven Gray, right, harrasses USF's Avery Johnson (33) on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at the McCarthey Athletic Center at Gonzaga. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman Review)

Zags thump Dons 70-53

Steven Gray scored 19 points and Marquise Carter had 16 of his 18 points in the second half as Gonzaga pulled away from San Francisco for a 70-53 WCC win on Saturday. Gonzaga (19-9, 9-3) won its sixth straight conference game. The Zags moved ahead...

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Spokane Shock DB, Josh Ferguson, left, slips in front of receiver Raul Vijil on the first day of practice on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at the Shock practice facility in Spokane Valley. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Shock open training camp

The Spokane Shock opened training camp Saturday and here's my article that will run in Sunday's S-R. Some other items from the first day: Ex-Shock DB Nygel Rogers, who played for Chicago last year, signed with the Shock, but he isn't in camp. Coach Rob...

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