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TUESDAY, FEB. 19, 2013

Zeroing in: LC’s Riley Lupfer goes after G-Prep’s Laura Stockton for a block and jump ball during Prep’s 38-35 victory. Roundup of Tuesday’s area boys, girls action /B4 (Dan Pelle)

Most of the state berths set

Final 4A boys and girls state berths were determined yesterday for the round of 16 games Friday and Saturday at regional sites. Click the tab below to see matchups involving Eastern Washington teams. Great Northern League boys and girls teams are playing for state berths…

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Mike Hart (left) and Drew Barham warm up during practice. The two role players have recently been mixed into Gonzaga’s rotation. (Dan Pelle)

Mastering the classroom 

Good morning. Media day on Monday and we talked some basketball, but my focus was on three Zags who have already earned their degrees and face different academic challenges than their teammates. Kelly Olynyk, Mike Hart and Drew Barham are in Master's programs. Here's a…

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A blast from the past

A GRIP ON SPORTS You know what seems like a good idea this morning? Hunt down that darn groundhog with the good PR and make him pay. I thought we were promised an early spring. Yep, it's snowing here in the Inland Northwest this morning.…

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MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2013

Ladd likely still out, Bone says

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Ken Bone held his weekly press conference this afternoon, and the most frequent topic of conversation was the status of Mike Ladd's left knee. The verdict: it's probably not healthy enough for Ladd to play this week. The senior guard will…

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WSU's Gabe Marks cited for MIP-Exhibiting 10 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State receiver Gabe Marks was cited for minor exhibiting effects of having consumed alcohol early Sunday, WSU Police Officer Joe Kirshner confirmed. Kirshner said he was not permitted to release further details. According to the department’s activity log, Marks, 18,...

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What's shaking? 

A GRIP ON SPORTS While trying to figure out what the heck this "Harlem Shake" thing is and why it is seemingly everywhere (and, to a lesser degree, trying to understand why everyone wants to be part of a crowd these days instead of being…

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SUNDAY, FEB. 17, 2013

Day after San Francisco

Feels strange to wake up in my own bed on a Sunday morning after a Saturday road game. With Gonzaga's 1:30 Saturday matinee against San Francisco, I was able to catch a flight to Seattle -- where I filed my game story around 8ish --…

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Losing doesn't always connote losers 

A GRIP ON SPORTS If one looks solely at the won/loss record, it would be easy to assume the Washington State basketball team is a bunch of losers. But nothing could be further from the truth. At least not in my definition of losers. Read…

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SATURDAY, FEB. 16, 2013

Zags pull away for 71-61 win over USF

Gonzaga built a big early lead, watched USF pull even in the second half, then regrouped to claim a 71-61 victory at War Memorial Gym on Saturday. Kelly Olynyk poured in 26 points and Elias Harris added 17 points and 13 boards. My unedited game…

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Gonzaga's offense erupts as streak hits 10

All 14 players on Gonzaga's roster scored during Saturday's 101-65 rout of San Francisco at McCarthey Athletic Center. Sunny Greinacher led the way with 15 points and Stephanie Golden added a season-high 14 as the West Coast Conference-leading Bulldogs notched their 10th consecutive win. Read…

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Gonzaga women's winning streak hits 10

Sunny Greinacher scored 15 points, Stephanie Golden added 14 to reach a season high for the second consecutive game and Taelor Karr had 12 as Gonzaga eased past San Francisco 101-65 on Saturday afternoon at sold-out McCarthey Athletic Center. The Bulldogs (22-5, 12-1) won their…

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One Golden homestand

This is turning out to be quite a week for Gonzaga junior center Stephanie Golden. The Californian, who began the season in Gonzaga's starting lineup, has scored 12 points during the first half Saturday afternoon as Gonzaga leads San Francisco 47-29 at McCarthey Athletic Center.…

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Gonzaga women aim for 10th straight win

Gonzaga vies for its 10th consecutive win this afternoon at McCarthey Athletic Center against San Francisco. The Bulldogs (21-5, 11-1) had a 10-game winning streak last season that ended with a home loss against Saint Mary's. Their current winning streak began after a road loss…

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A fool-proof forecasting system

A GRIP ON SPORTS It seemed almost summer-like around these parts yesterday, what with the high temperature skyrocketing into the 50s. But we all know that is an illusion. Summer is a long way away. Heck, spring isn't all that close. How do I know?…

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Gameday links before Oregon 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State is facing one of its biggest challenges of the season tonight as it faces Oregon. Mike Ladd isn't likely to play for the second consecutive game, meaning the Cougars are still without their senior point guard and one of…

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FRIDAY, FEB. 15, 2013

Zags turn page to USF

Gonzaga didn't have much time to celebrate its big win over Saint Mary's. The Bulldogs left McKeon Pavilion around 11 p.m. Thursday and will be back on the floor against San Francisco at 1:30 Saturday for a rare afternoon game, roughly a 38-hour turnaround. The…

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