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When Spokane author Kris Dinnison wrote her young adult novel “You and Me and Him,” she didn’t set out to write about underrepresented characters. “I was following the age-old advice authors are always given: write what you know,” Dinnison said.
Ryan Spangler thought he might never make it back to Spokane – at least to play basketball. That changed Sunday when his Oklahoma Sooners were assigned to Spokane to begin the NCAA tournament.
Ryan Spangler thought he might never make it back to Spokane – at least to play basketball.
Gonzaga men’s basketball forward Ryan Spangler has been granted his release and is expected to transfer to a school closer to his home state of Oklahoma. “I’ve made a lot of great friends this year at Gonzaga and love it here. But I want to see my family more and I want my family to see me play more,” Spangler said in a Gonzaga release. “I’ve been thinking about it for the last month or two. It was tough, but I’m doing the right thing.”
Gonzaga men’s basketball forward Ryan Spangler has been granted his release and is expected to transfer to a school closer his home state of Oklahoma.
PITTSBURGH – Brandon Chastain has been a powerful, pervasive influence in this Gonzaga basketball season. Hard to imagine that his impact has been any greater than it was Thursday – and under the worst circumstances.
The numbers have told the story, good or bad, of Gonzaga’s 3-point defense through the years. Last year, not so good. GU led the West Coast Conference in scoring defense and field-goal percentage defense, but ranked sixth in 3-point percentage defense (37.4), just ahead of co-champion Saint Mary’s (38.2).
With the exception of a few transfers from four-year schools and junior colleges, the list reads like a who’s who of Gonzaga men’s basketball from the last 15 years. Santangelo, Stepp, Turiaf, Morrison, Pargo, Bouldin, Gray, Daye, Harris. And now Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell Jr.
Gonzaga freshman forward Ryan Spangler was doing one the things he does best – rebounding – but an ill-timed collision left him with a broken pinkie finger on his left hand. Spangler, who was injured during practice Monday, had surgery Tuesday afternoon.
Gonzaga freshman forward Ryan Spangler was doing one the things he does best – rebounding – but an ill-timed collision left him with a broken pinkie finger on his left hand. Spangler, who was injured during practice Monday, had surgery Tuesday afternoon. “Elias (Harris) was going up for a rebound, I tried to block it and my finger got caught on the ball,” Spangler said. “I messed up the joint so they’re going to put a couple pins in.” Spangler is expected to miss 2-3 weeks, but he has his own take on the recovery.
Seattle Rotary AAU basketball coach Daryll Hennings has coached Gary Bell, one of four players to sign letters of intent Wednesday to play for Gonzaga, since Bell was a sixth grader.
Investigators have not determined if a man shot by Spokane County sheriff’s deputies initiated the gunfire that sent him to the hospital last week, according to court documents released Tuesday. Although witnesses at the scene of the Thursday night shooting said Spokane County sheriff’s Deputies Thad Schultz and David Westlake were fired on first by assault suspect Sean P. Houlihan, investigators are awaiting forensic analysis of firearms found in Houlihan’s pickup before concluding whether Houlihan also fired shots, according to a probable cause affidavit signed on Saturday by Washington State Patrol Trooper R.T. Spangler.