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MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2013

And the Oscar goes to ... 

A GRIP ON SPORTS In honor of the Academy Awards being handed out on television last night, we've decided to shine a light this morning on sports movies. And in honor of Seth MacFarlane being last night's host, we are going to make sure the…

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SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2013

Kelsey Moos has led the defending champion Reardan Indians to a perfect 24-0 record heading into the State 2B tournament beginning today. (Colin Mulvany)

Pairings set for Spokane, Tacoma, Yakima

The WIAA hosted the draws for the final three days of the 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A, 2B and 1B boys and girls basketball state tournaments. Click the tab below to see the pairings. Pictured above is Arizona State University-bound Kelsey Moos of Reardan. The picture…

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Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos (4) made six of eight shots on his way to 18 points. (Colin Mulvany)

Day after San Diego

Had a little time on my hands Saturday night, a new computer to mess around with and I'll be in a gym most of Sunday so I put together my day-after San Diego post. The Zags worked over the Toreros 81-50. Here's my game story,…

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SATURDAY, FEB. 23, 2013


Chiefs blank Blazers

Blake Gal and Todd Fiddler scored 24 seconds apart in the second period and Garret Hughson stopped 32 shots for his second career shutout as the Spokane Chiefs shut out the Kamloops Blazers 2-0 in Western Hockey League play at the Arena on Saturday night.…

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Chiefs seize 2-0 lead

Blake Gal and Todd Fiddler scored 24 seconds apart in the second period Saturday night to give the Spokane Chiefs a 2-0 lead over the Kamloops Blazers heading into the final period at the Arena. Spokane's Garret Hughson has stopped 23 shots and assisted on…

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Chiefs, Blazers scoreless after one

The Spokane Chiefs and Kamloops Blazers are scoreless after the first period of a Western Hockey League game at the Arena. Spokane has outshot Kamloops 10-9 after the Blazers had the first six shots of the game. Spokane has come up short on four power-play…

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Blazers arrive on hot streak

The Kamloops Blazers and Spokane Chiefs will meet for the final time during the Western Hockey League regular season in 30 minutes at the Arena. Kamloops has won two of the three previous meetings between the teams. The home time has won every time and…

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Gonzaga reigns supreme in WCC

The West Coast Conference preseason coaches' poll slightly favored BYU to unseat Gonzaga as conference champion. How sweet it must have been for the Bulldogs to clinch the title outright at BYU on Saturday afternoon. Stephanie Golden has been on fire for Gonzaga. Read more

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Idaho guts out win at Idaho State

Idaho's second four-game losing streak in the last six weeks is over. And so too is the Vandals' five-game skid in their on-again, off-again series with Idaho State. UI held off the Bengals this afternoon at Reed Gym in Pocatello, winning 75-69 in a BracketBusters…

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Zags close in on crown

Gonzaga entertains San Diego at 4 today, one win away from at least a co-WCC championship. The third-ranked Bulldogs (26-2, 13-0 WCC) defeated USD 65-63 on Feb. 2. Here's my game preview that ran in today's S-R.

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An early tip from Tucson 

COUGARS FROM TUCSON -- Finally, the Cougars play the early game on a Saturday, facing No. 12 Arizona in a 12 p.m. game this afternoon. We start the day with a wide array of links. Read on.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 22, 2013

No. 20 Colorado defeats Washington State 

Poor shooting Friday night kept the Washington State women from catching up to 20th-ranked Colorado. The Cougars have three Pac-12 Conference games remaining, including home games next week against highly ranked California and Stanford. Read story

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Chiefs power to 4-1 advantage

Power-play goals by Mike Aviani and Mitch Holmberg less than 2 minutes apart have lifted the Spokane Chiefs to a 4-1 lead over the Edmonton Oil Kings after two periods in WHL play at the Arena on Friday night. Dylan Walchuk also scored during the…

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