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SUNDAY, NOV. 12, 2006

Struggles continue for Morrison

MORRISON WATCHIt wasn't Adam Morrison's best night.The rookie from Gonzaga took just eight shots in the Bobcats' 108-101 loss to Denver. He made one, and finished with two points.Here's a link to the Associated Press story which is from the Rocky Mountain News.Follow the full…

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Mead's feat tops an unmatched fall prep season

PREPSFour consecutive big-school team titles.It happened twice this fall to Spokane-area schools. Last weekend it was the Ferris boys cross country team. This weekend the Mead girls volleyball team.And Saturday, Mead's feat was something that had never been done before in state volleyball, a big…

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SATURDAY, NOV. 11, 2006

WSU at ASU: Fourth Quarter I

COUGARSScott Davis (pictured; Spokesman-Review photo by Christopher Anderson) is out, to have an injured wrist re-examined in Pullman. The defense is being pushed around. The offense is sputtering. The special teams have had little to cheer about.And Ainsworth just tacked on his fourth field goal,…

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WSU at ASU: Third Quarter II

COUGARSSixty-two yards and another Rudy Carpenter touchdown pass. This one goes to Littrele Jones and pumps the ASU lead back to 23 points, 37-14. The 79 yard drive only took a little more than 2 minutes.Then came back-to-back interceptions thrown by Brink and Carpenter, which…

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WSU at ASU: Halftime

COUGARSA punt. No, wait, a fake punt. And it works. It's another Sun Devil first down.They don't even send the punter out, they use Carpenter, the quarterback. And he hits Zach Miller for 12 yards for a first down.From there a 15-yard penalty helps the…

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WSU at ASU: Second Quarter II

COUGARSOne of Walden's keys had to do with the kicking game. He felt the Cougs couldn't afford any negative plays in that phase of the game.So now they get a 20-yard punt from Blunt.The Sun Devils have good field position again.WALDENISM: "They're feeling their oats.…

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WSU at ASU: End of First Quarter

COUGARSThe stats are one-sided with ASU having the heavier side. ASU has 180 yards of total offense; the Cougs 33. Passing yards for ASU: 130; for WSU 28.It's lucky for WSU it has seven points. The Sun Devils aren't stopping either, hitting a big pass…

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WSU at ASU: First Quarter III

COUGARSThe Sun Devils jumped back on top with a 35-yard field goal from Jesse Ainsworth, his longest field goal of the season. And we thought Loren Langley didn't have a big leg. At least he has a 39-yarder.It's 10-7 ASU with a little more than…

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WSU at ASU: First Quarter I

COUGARSWhen talking about the keys for the Cougars today, former WSU coach Jim Walden emphasized the Cougs couldn't give up the big play.On the first drive, they gave up two. There were, in order, a 34-yard pass from Rudy Carpenter to Brent Miller and a…

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Eastern finishes season by winning easily

EAGLES UPDATED: 5:35 P.M.Eastern Washington snapped a late-season three-game losing streak by routing Idaho State 40-6 in Cheney on Saturday. Here is the Associated Press game story on The Spokesman-Review's sports web page.Matt Nichols passed for one touchdown and threw for another in the Eastern…

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Whitworth finishes a perfect regular season

COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATED: 4:25 P.M.Whitworth will try to clinch home field for the NCAA Division III football playoffs during the Pirates game with the University of Puget Sound (12:30 p.m.; 1230-AM). UPDATE: The Pirates won 44-27, completing a 10-0 regular season. They'll find out who…

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Preps from A to Z

PREPSWow.I honestly don't think I can get to all the prep news this morning without overloading my brain and computer.From Gonzaga Prep advancing in the 4A football playoffs with an overtime win - the web version has seemed to disappear – over Moses Lake and…

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FRIDAY, NOV. 10, 2006

Zags answer a lot of questions against EWU

GONZAGA, EASTERNWhen GU coach Mark Few walked into the Arena tonight, two small boys in tow, the security guard stopped him."Welcome guys," the guard said. "Who are you with?"After Few explained he was the Gonzaga mens basketball coach, the guard stepped aside. But the question…

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Big stretch begins tonight for Chiefs

CHIEFS, WHLThe Spokane Chiefs enter the key home stretch of the season, with five consecutive home games on the schedule starting tonight (7 p.m.; 790-AM) with Red Deer.Why is this stretch so important? Jeff Bunch explains how the next 12 games may decide if the…

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Season - and careers - winds down

EAGLES, VANDALS FOOTBALLAs the Eagles' season wind down, the careers of the EWU seniors near an end as well.Dave Trimmer recounts the journey of senior offensive lineman Harrison Nikolao, who came to Cheney without a scholarship and leaves a two-way starter (over his career).There's more…

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The B word (bowls) is on the Cougs' mind

COUGARS, COLLEGE FOOTBALLNo matter what college football players say publicly, you know privately they are talking about bowl games. And the Cougars are no different, as Dwight Tardy admitted this morning in Glenn Kasses' story.Where will we go? Who will we play? What will I…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 9, 2006

Nike tries to change summer youth basketball

MISCELLANEOUSA couple of Oregonian stories worth checking out: Nike has unveiled a new model for summer youth basketball, one that will change how the summer season is run.Why? Because Nike has so much power and influence among the club coaches in this country.Keep your eyes…

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Local athletes spark Whitworth's success

PIRATESWhitworth's football team is one win away from a perfect regular season. The Pirates have already defeated Linfield for the first time since 1975, have won nine games to start the year for the first time and have clinched at least a tie for the…

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It's Thursday, just one day from football

PREPSIf you watch ESPN at all, you can't avoid those unrelenting Monday Night Football promos. You know the ones I mean, the insipid, "Wednesday, it's hard to spell and it's football limbo because it's 324 days to Monday …" ads.Well, I'm not about to let…

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Moving on up

LETTERS OF INTENT UPDATED 6 P.M.; 6:10If you're wondering where your favorite high school athletes are going to college, or how who decided to attend your favorite college, we'll try to keep you updated.Listed below are players who have signed with colleges by school, with…

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Chiefs improve power play, record

CHIEFS, WHLSpokane has rallied a little lately, moving ahead of Seattle for third place in the U.S. Division of the Western Hockey League with its victory at Portland last night.The key for the Chiefs is improved power-play production, scoring three times in the 5-2 win…

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Heytvelt ready to take control

GONZAGAWith all the change in the GU basketball program this season, there is more pressure on the shoulders of one Zag than any other.Josh Heytvelt.The sophomore forward is expected to assume the mantle of offensive leadership held the past couple of years by Adam Morrison…

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