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Area roundup: Gonzaga sweeps series from Pacific

Tyler Frost went 4 for 5, including a home run, and Gonzaga used a 15-hit attack to take a 10-5 victory and a series sweep over Pacific on Sunday in Stockton, California.

Gonzaga sweeps Saint Mary’s for 2-0 WCC volleyball start

Fresh off an impressive win over No. 23 Pacific on Thursday, the Gonzaga volleyball team continued its stellar play with a straight-set win over Saint Mary’s Saturday in Spokane. Scores were 25-15, 25-17 and 25-19. The win gave the Bulldogs a 2-0 start to its West Coast Conference schedule – the first time that’s happened since 1991.

Area roundup: Huskies hire Will Conroy as assistant men’s basketball coach

Washington coach Lorenzo Romar has dipped into the pool of former players and hired Will Conroy as his new assistant basketball coach. Washington announced the hiring Thursday. Conroy, a Seattle native, played at Washington from 2001-05. He initially joined the program as a walk-on but went on to have a stellar career, finishing as the school’s all-time leader in assists with 515. Conroy was the 23rd player in Pac-10 history to reach the 500-assist mark.

WSU rowers 8th in nation

The Washington State women’s rowing team finished eighth at the NCAA Championships at Lake Natoma in California, matching the second-best finish in program history. It was also the best finish for WSU since 2008. The Cougars’ second varsity eight crew, the only WSU boat to make a Grand Final, finished sixth.

Gonzaga and Washington State participate in NCAA rowing championships

The NCAA rowing championships are becoming just part of the yearly routine for the rowers at Gonzaga and Washington State. Both schools are represented in the 22-team field – the fifth time in six years for the Cougars, the second in three for the Bulldogs – which will compete for three days beginning today to determine a champion.

Grande Ronde River boasts spectacular scenery, easy whitewater

MINAM, Ore. – Most folks don’t know it, but a three-day trip down the Grande Ronde River would do them a world of good. Out there, far from cell phones and e-mail, life is reduced to its most basic rhythms. There’s time for laughter with friends, paddling easy whitewater by day, and sleeping under the stars at night. It’s a tonic to the soul, and by the time the trip is over, most folks are invigorated and ready to face the world they left behind.

Jorgensen wins 800 title

Washington State senior Jesse Jorgensen won the men’s 800 meters on Sunday, the final day of the Pac-12 track and field championships held at UCLA’s Drake Stadium in Los Angeles. Jorgensen turned in a lifetime-best time of 1 minute, 46.49 seconds, which ranks as the fourth-fastest time in WSU history.

Area roundup: GU rowers claim WCC championship

Gonzaga’s win in the varsity 8-plus race gave the Bulldogs’ women’s rowing team the West Coast Conference title on Lake Natoma Saturday in Gold River, California. San Diego won the varsity 4-plus and second varsity 8-plus races, but GU’s varsity 8-plus win served as the tiebreaker.

In brief: Chris Paul’s basket ousts Spurs in Game 7 win

NBA: Chris Paul banked in a shot over Tim Duncan with a second left to lift the Los Angeles Clippers to a 111-109 victory over the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 on Saturday night in Los Angeles for a wild finish to an entertaining first-round series. After Duncan made two free throws to tie it with 8.8 seconds left, Paul drove the right side and put up a one-handed shot over the 39-year-old Spurs star that went in as he was falling away.

Former Courgar McCabe 10th at World Rowing Championships

Mollie McCabe, a former Washington State Cougar, competed at the 2014 World University Rowing Championships in Northern France, where her Canadian women’s four crew had a 10th-place finish. A native of Brockville, Ontario, McCabe’s crew placed fourth in its opening heat and third in the repechage, which put it in the B Final, where it also finished fourth and 10th overall.

Area roundup: WSU’s Ian Hamilton named to 2014 Freshman All-America team

Washington State University closer Ian Hamilton was named a 2014 Freshman All-American by the National College Baseball Writers’ Association on Monday. The NCBWA placed Hamilton on its second team. Last week, he was named to the Louisville Slugger Collegiate Baseball All-America team.

WSU finishes 14 in NCAA rowing championships

The Washington State women’s rowing team placed 14th out of 22 teams as the NCAA championships concluded on Sunday at Indianapolis’ Eagle Creek Park The Cougars’ second varsity eight placed 11th overall after a fifth-place finish in the petite final. The varsity eight boat finished 15th after a third-place effort in the C final. The varsity four boat won its C final and was 13th overall.

WSU extends Greeny’s contract

Jen Greeny has her team trending up on the volleyball court and in the classroom so Washington State has decided to keep the Cougars alumnae around. The coach recently signed a contract extension through the spring of 2018. The Cougars, which finished 5-15 in the Pac-12 after a 13-0 start, still have a long way to go before reaching the heights the program attained when it went to the NCAA tournament eight times between 1993 and 2002.

Shadow seeking first home victory

Unbeaten on the road in their last three games, the Spokane Shadow (2-2-1) return home tonight to play WestSound FC (1-3-1) in an Evergreen Premier League soccer match at Spokane Falls CC. Kickoff is 7 p.m. Children wearing their Spokane Youth Sports Association soccer jersey will get in free on SYSA Night.