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SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2012

EWU leads Montana State

Eastern Washington used an 18-3 run midway the half to take a 37-28 halftime lead over Montana State in a Big Sky basketball game Saturday night. Eastern guard Cliff Colimon led all scorers with nine points, while Laron Griffin and Parker Kelly added eight apiece.

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Pregame notes from Wells Fargo Arena 

COUGARS FROM TEMPE, Ariz. -- There's really nothing quite like the feeling of sitting in an empty arena a few hours before the game starts. Everything is calm, quiet. You can watch the arena staff get everything ready to go. Team staffers are playing 2-on-2.…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2012

Spokane Chiefs  Reid Gow (18) and Carter Proft (15) and Portland's Marcel Noebels (17) converge on the puck during the second period Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, in the Spokane Arena. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Portland hands Chiefs overtime loss

Don Nachbaur will be the first one to tell you his Spokane Chiefs are not a run-and-gun team. The Portland Winterhawks, however, are – so when they forced their style of hockey upon the Chiefs on Friday night the result was a 3-2 Western Hockey…

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Shock try to get back on winning track

Spokane, coming off its first losing season, opens training camp in three weeks trying to recapture the winning ways of the franchise's first five seasons. I checked in with majority owner Brady Nelson and new head coach Andy Olson earlier this week to see what…

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It's the Big Sky halftime show

I had plenty of time to ponder last night's Eastern loss to Montana, because the EWU coaches and players wouldn't come out for interviews for almost 30 minutes. (The interval is usually about 10 minutes while players "cool down" and the media wait to get…

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A Friday morning scratching post 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Always thought there was no greater distraction working at home than a young child wanting attention. But now we have a cat. A pushy, needy, demanding cat. The cat is worse. It won't stay in its crib. Read on.

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Day after Portland

A plane to catch, a day-after post to prepare. You know the drill. Here's a link to my game story and the Oregonian's recap, Elsewhere, Saint Mary's remained unbeaten in conference with a 71-64 road win over Loyola Marymount. The Gaels visit BYU on Saturday.…

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Vandals secure 4th win in 5 games

During his time at Idaho, Deremy Geiger has proven to be a hot-or-cold outside shooter. And during most of this season, the Vandals have been the same as a team. Geiger was feeling it Thursday night, and so have the Vandals in the last few…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012

Montana leads EWU at halftime

Derek Selvig hit a trio of 3-pointers to led the visiting Montana Grizzlies to a 40-27 halftime lead over Eastern Washington Thursday night in Cheney. Collin Chiverton scored 12 to pace EWU, which missed 12 of its first 13 shots from the field. Spokane's Shawn…

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Pregame from McKale Center 

COUGARS FROM TUCSON -- We've made it to press row at McKale Center, where Arizona and Washington State will try to stay awake long enough to play each other tonight (the game doesn't start until 8:30 p.m. Mountain Time). We have some pregame thoughts, so…

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Shadle Park’s Brett Boese, shooting over George Pilimai during practice, is committed to WSU. (Dan Pelle)

Thursday Prep Page 11 

You know the drill. Click the tab below to see what we have today. Above is a picture, taken by Dan Pelle, of Shadle Park hoops standout Brett Boese, who is headed to Washington State University. He's one of the most impressive student-athletes (emphasis student,…

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Shawn Stockton ready to roll

The Montana Grizzlies, including Spokane product Shawn Stockton, are in Cheney tonight to take on Eastern. Stockton, a member of Ferris High School's back-to-back unbeaten state title teams in 2007-8, isn't a starter, but might be the toughest, grittiest player on the Grizzlies' roster. The…

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EWU football champs honored

The 2010 Eastern Washington University football team received a big honor on the west side of the state Wednesday night. The Eagles were named “Sports Story of the Year” for 2011 at the 77th Annual Sports Star of the Year awards show at Benaroya Hall…

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Gonzaga closes first half at Portland

Good morning. I'm about to hop on the plane for Portland for tonight's game so here' s a quick update. Here's my GU-Portland preview (wth a few notes on the bottom), a little more on the contest and a preview from the Oregonian. We'll be…

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Another day in the wilderness

A GRIP ON SPORTS Growing up, catechism was a big part of everyday life at St. Rita's School. We learned lots of Bible history, from the lion's den back in the old days to the letter writing of the later years. And we learned the…

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