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Joe Palmquist

This individual is no longer an employee with The Spokesman-Review.

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Gonzaga’s basketball success worth arguing about

When you are talking about remarkable success stories in area sports, it’s pretty tough to top what Mark Few has done with the Gonzaga men’s basketball program. He has been the head coach for 16 years and has guided the Zags to 16 straight NCAA appearances.

History buffs should love our new addition

In 1986, the University High girls basketball team opened the season at Kamloops. That much we know. The score, however, is a mystery. It is the only girls basketball score involving a Greater Spokane League team in the past 30-plus years that superstar statistician Bill Pierce does not know.

Fan formula would result in no GU coverage

Last Sunday’s Seattle Times sports section had a letter to the editor in which the writer groused the Times didn’t have enough coverage on WSU football. Not to be outdone, we have a letter on this page asking for more Washington Husky coverage. I am hearing from a lot more UW fans now that the Huskies are back in the national spotlight.

Give & Take links readers to more content

Welcome to our new Sunday feature – Give & Take. The idea of this page is two-fold. It is an open-forum page that shares opinions from journalists and readers. It is also a way for us to repurpose some of our online content that print-only readers never see.

Palmquist: Old faces in new places will keep section humming

In the past 24 years, I have had the privilege of working with some outstanding journalists in The Spokesman-Review’s sports department. Saturday was the official last day for five of the finest. The company offered an early retirement package and 12 folks in the newsroom, including five in sports, took it. Deputy sports editor Gil Hulse, columnist John Blanchette, and beat writers Dave Trimmer, Steve Bergum and Vince Grippi are now officially retired.

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