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Chiefs extend lead

Mitch Holmberg scored his 38th goal, which ranks second on the team, and Brenden Kichton picked up his team-high 59th assist as the Spokane Chiefs scored once in the second period to increase their lead over the Prince George Cougars to 4-0 at the Arena…

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Olynyk, Few honored

Gonzaga junior forward Kelly Olynyk has been named District IX player of the year and Mark Few was named coach of the year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Olynyk is the fourth Zag to receive the award, joining Dan Dickau (2002), Blake Stepp (2004)…

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Chiefs storm to 3-0 lead

Todd Fiddler scored his team-best 42nd goal, Markson Bechtold scored his first career goal, and Adam Helewka had one goal and one assist Tuesday night as the Spokane Chiefs burst to a 3-0 lead over the Prince George Cougars after one period in WHL play…

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Final sprint in race for fourth place

The Spokane Chiefs' regular season is down to four games in six days, including tonight's game at the Arena against Prince George. The Chiefs already know that they'll play the Tri-City Americans to open the Western Hockey League playoffs next week, but they are attempting…

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Eastern, Idaho begin NCAA quest

Eastern Washington and Idaho are both No. 3 seeds to their conference tournaments, both of which begin Wednesday. Neither school has made the NCAA tournament in a generation, but this year might be ripe for the taking. Read story

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Day after Saint Mary's

After seeing the sites in Las Vegas for a few days, I get to see the sites up and down the West Coast on my way home (Las Vegas to LAX to Phoenix to Spokane). Hardly alone, with numerous Zag fans on the same schedule.…

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Heading to Vegas

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- A 10:45 a.m. flight awaits yours truly, as it's time to matriculate to Las Vegas for the Pac-12 tournament. WSU coach Ken Bone and Washington coach Lorenzo Romar will be available to the media later tonight, and we'll have some notes…

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MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013

Gonzaga thumps Saint Mary's, 65-51 

It's a formula that has served Gonzaga well throughout this memorable season. Gonzaga worked the ball inside to Elias Harris and Kelly Olynyk -- the duo combining for 40 points -- and its defense did the rest as the Bulldogs handled Saint Mary's 65-51 in…

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GU beats USD to claim WCC crown

About 20 minutes from tipoff of the Gonzaga men's game against Saint Mary's at the Orleans Arena. We'll see if GU can make it 2 for 2 in title games. The Gonzaga women shut down San Diego 62-50 earlier Monday to claim the WCC Tournament…

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Brock Motum named 2nd-team All-Pac-12 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- For the second consecutive season, Brock Motum was honored as part of the Pac-12's all-conference selections. He was a first-teamer last year, and a second-teamer this time around. Read on for the complete list of conference awards and honors.

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GU stays No. 1; WCC staying at Orleans

Gonzaga (30-2) remained No. 1 in both polls. The Zags defeated LMU 66-48 in their only game of the week. GU received 54 first-place votes (51 last week) and 1,611 points (1,607 last week) in the AP Top 25. Duke (11 first-place votes, 1,559 points)…

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A wild end to the weekend 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Mondays during basketball season typically don't bring much news. But there's an odd story developing that involves a Pac-12 team and an incident right here in Spokane. Read on.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013

GU teams prepare for title games

Press conferences Sunday at the Orleans on the day before the WCC Tournament title games. We have previews of the Gonzaga women vs. San Diego -- GU could be without WCC player of the year Taelor Karr -- and GU's men vs. Saint Mary's. The…

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Barone selected as WAC's top player

After 125 games over four seasons, Kyle Barone is at or near the top in almost every meaningful statistical category in Idaho men's basketball history. And Sunday he accomplished another feat: He became the first Vandal to be honored as WAC player of the year.…

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If I sit right here ... 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Ever feel as if you have a connection with something occurring on television? I'm not talking about having a crush on a sitcom star or being on a first-name basis with an HSN operator. We're talking sports here. You know, the…

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WSU links: Pac-12 tourney is set 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- The regular season is over for Washington State, which probably feels today about as good as a team with a 4-14 conference record can can feel. Two big wins over two solid teams will do that for you. We have links,…

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Vandals get hot, nudge Seattle U

Mike McChristian's day was made well before the Vandals tipped off with Seattle U. He got a surprise visit from his mother, who flew in from California just in time to watch her son drop a career-high 26 points -- and go on one of…

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