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MONDAY, JAN. 5, 2009

Free throws vital 

Earlier on this blog a poster was keeping tabs free throw shooting and lamenting the inability to convert. There is no questioning that 70-plus percent is vital to the outcome of a game. Back in the day, when Jud Heathcote was at West Valley, players...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 2, 2009

Another wild GSL night 15 

Gonzaga Prep romped over Ferris leaving four 4A boys teams in the race for post-season separated by a mere game with University falling two games further back.North Central continued its penchant for close results (but five of them victories) to remain a game behind fellow...

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Tigers tune for tonight's showdown

Tonight's the night when Greater Spokane League girls basketball unbeatens Lewis and Clark and Mead go for undisputed first place. LC shook off Central Valley's upset bid with a 20-0 run in the second quarter Wednesday and Mead topped Gonzaga Prep to set up the...

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Must win by CV boys

The game wasn't an artistic success by any means, but a win's a win and Central Valley got a needed one over Lewis and Clark New Year's Eve day in Greater Spokane League boys basketball. There were too many unforced errors and wild shots for...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31, 2008

Lakeside distant second

Earlier this year Lakeside wrestling coach Troy Hughes said that Orting was favored to win state 1A this year. This week his Eagles finished a distant second to Orting at the Rock Island tournament on Vashon Island. Orting put nine wrestlers into the finals and...

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MONDAY, DEC. 29, 2008

GSL makeup games Wednesday

I've been on a week vacation much to my automobile's relief, but Greater Spokane League basketball isn't resting. Lewis and Clark travels to Central Valley for 1 p.m. and 2:45 boys and girls games, University is at Ferris at and Mead is at Gonzaga Prep...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 23, 2008

Unpredictable is predictable 

The unpredictable is the norm in Greater Spokane League boys basketball. In tonight's final games before a 10-day break, Shadle Park lucked out thanks to clutch shooting by Luke Jordan in a 62-61 escape at home against Central Valley. Mead and LC moved up with...

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Snow slows GSL pace 11 

Last week's snowtorm stranded me on my street and forced delays for Greater Spokane League baskeball. Tonight's games will precede a 10-day winter break that hopefully will mean cleaner streets and parking lots, easier access to games and smoother sailing for the rest of the...

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Hate to see him go 

Browsing through the Seattle Times today I saw Craig Smith's last Sideline Smitty column. He took a voluntary buyout the current sign of the times in the newspaper industry. His columns were always entertaining and it was fun getting together at the various state meets...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 19, 2008


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