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SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2010

State 3A basketball draw 

I didn't get back from Tacoma - after a stop at the office - and start calling coaches until about 6:15 p.m.So I apologize that I didn't post this earlier.Click the tab below to find out the draws for the Shadle Park and North Central…

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State 2A basketball draw

I didn't get back from Tacoma - after a stop at the office - and start calling coaches until 6:15 p.m.So I apologize for not being able to post this story earlier.Click the tab below to check out the draw for the West Valley, Pullman…

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Mead girls enjoyed the ride 

Because of the lateness of Saturday's 4A state championship girls basketball game, I wasn't able to get any reaction from coach or players afterward.So I filed this story tonight that will be published Monday.Click the tab below to read.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2010

4A girls: AR Ravens top Mead

The Auburn Riverside Ravens capped an undefeated season by holding off the Mead Panthers 56-52.Click the tab below to read my unedited game story. Because of the lateness of the game and our deadline, I couldn't track down quotes from the coach or players.

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4A girls: Mead leads at half

Imagine this: The Mead Panthers are leading at halftime for a change.In a game featuring mostly atrocious shooting from the field - especially by Mead - the Panthers have a 23-22 lead. Senior guard Jazmine Redmon hit a 3-pointer with nine seconds to go before…

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4A boys: Mead up at half

In a largely sluggish first half, the Mead Panthers used a late flurry to take a 20-15 lead at halftime.Jeremy Beck and Brendon Myers hit 3-pointers in the final minute, then Aaron Dunn got a steal and took a shot and was fouled as time…

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5A Idaho boys: PF to play for title

The Post Falls Trojans will play for the state championship tonight when they take on the No. 1-ranked and favored Eagle Mustangs. The game can be seen via a webstream on Idahosports.com.Click the tab below to read our unedited story.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010

4A girls: Mead rallies - again

The Mead Panthers will be playing for the State 4A championship Saturday thanks to another miraculous comeback.Mead rallied to knock off Garfield 54-53 at the Tacoma Dome.Click the tab below to read my unedited game story.

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Idaho 5A boys: PF to play for title 

The Post Falls Trojans will play for the State 5A championship on Saturday. The Trojans defeated Madison of Rexburg 78-57.Senior guard Shawn Reid had 24 points and 10 rebounds and sophomore guard Marcus Colbert had 24. The Trojans' opponent is still to be determined.Lake City…

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4A boys: G-Prep's season over

The Decatur Gators eliminated the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups 48-45 in the State 4A tournament.Bullpup seniors Ryan Nicholas scored a game-high 26 points and tried to will Gonzaga Prep to victory. But the Bullpups didn't have much left after their emotional loss in the quarterfinals.More later.

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4A girls: Mead win away from final 

Perhaps no hole is too deep for the Mead Panthers.Mead rallied from 11 points down to stop the defending state champion Kentwood Conquerors 74-71.NOTE: I botched the post last night. Here's the story with a correction. Mead hasn't won state title since 1996. I said…

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THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2010

Idaho 5A boys: PF wins, LC falls

The Post Falls Trojans held off the Vallivue Falcons 55-53 while the Lake City Timberwolves fell to the Borah Lions 52-46 in 5A state tournament openers at the Idaho Center in Nampa.Click the tab below to read our unedited story.

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4A boys: Mead survives, 52-45

The Mead Panthers broke a curse of sorts - finally winning on the court where they lost the state championship in 2003 - as they knocked off Lake Stevens 52-45.Mead (20-6) will play to get into a state trophy game Friday when it takes on…

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4A boys: Mead down 2 at half

The Lake Stevens Vikings -known more for their wrestling prowess than basketball - lead 24-22 over the Mead Panthers at halftime in an otherwise sloppy game thus far.Mead senior post Aaron Dunn picked up his obligatory two first-half fouls, but managed to score 14 of…

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Just like old times 

The Lake City boys basketball team returns to state today for the first time in eight years and the first time in coach Jim Winger's return to the job he started when the school opened in 1994.Click here to read the story.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010

4A boys: G-Prep wins, Mead falls 

The Gonzaga Prep Bullpups looked like state champs Wednesday. Now, they'll find out if they can be state champs when they take on defending champ Federal Way on Thursday.Mead, meanwhile, ran into a wall against Kentwood.Click the tab below to read my unedited story.

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4A boys: Mead trails big

UCLA-bound Josh Smith - who takes up much space at 6-foot-9 and 285 pounds - scored early, often and whenever he wanted as the Kentwood Conquerors manhandled the Mead Panthers 35-13 in the first half.Smith had 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting, most of his shots…

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