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FILE – Bellevue's former Head Coach Butch Goncharoff encourages his team to focus during a time out at the class 3A state football title game between Bellevue High School and Eastside Catholic High School at the Tacoma Dome, Friday, December 4, 2015. Goncharoff was fired from his coaching position in 2016 after a report that detailed rule violations in the school’s football program. (Sy Bean / The Seattle Times)

How should we handle scofflaws at younger levels? 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We are all a bit jaundiced to news about college football programs going on NCAA probation, aren’t we? After all, it happens to a high-profile school about once a year. But when the same problems – recruiting violations, rule-breaking and the like – filter down to the high school level, that still catches our eye. Read on.

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Mike Montgomery’s first major league victory came in his eighth pro season. (Associated Press)

Is winter coming early for the M's? 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you watched “Game of Thrones” last night, you probably woke up this morning wondering how many of the key characters have to die. But, honestly, how often do they stay dead? It’s sort of like “The Princess Bride.” Or the Mariners. Read on.

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Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer (33) looks up at the scoreboard one last time and exits the court with Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski (24) after Duke beat the Zags 66-52, Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Houston, Texas. COLIN MULVANY colinm@spokesman.com  
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Wiltjer, Karnowski facing decisions 

You never know. Just like the games themselves, the sporting world rarely follows a script. I didn't plan on sending out texts, making phone calls and scouring NBA mock drafts on Monday but that's what happened when it became known that Kyle Wiltjer is considering...

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Not just yet

A GRIP ON SPORTS A blind man could see the glow grower brighter around here. After so many years in the void of lost dreams, the M's faithful are ready to embrace this team, to begin enjoying baseball again. Am I wrong to be reticent...

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