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Gonzaga’s Gary Bell Jr. epitomizes unselfish play

Gary Bell Jr.’s Senior Day speech is nine days away, but he already knows two things: He’s going to be a little nervous addressing 6,000 inside the McCarthey Athletic Center …


Keani Albanez’s career night leads Gonzaga women to 12th straight win

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team couldn’t get out of its own way to start the game, but the Bulldogs turned on the jets and raced to a commanding 76-49 win …


Lakeside’s Callie Best signs with Gonzaga soccer

Callie Best of Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) was among 11 players signing letters of intent to play women’s soccer for Gonzaga next season. Best scored 91 goals during her high …


Persistence pays dividends

Kevin Pangos was just doing what he usually does. He was putting up extra shots Wednesday night in the Martin Centre. Portland was practicing in the McCarthey Athletic Center. And …


Blanchette: Bulldogs open huge gap between them, rest of WCC

Back at the turn of the calendar, it wasn’t a night in front of the TV with the Gonzaga Bulldogs without a comfortable lead squandered or a sure thing rendered …


Gonzaga bounces Gaels to seize first place alone in WCC

It was a numbers game, and those generally favor Gonzaga’s depth and balance. The third-ranked Zags wore down Saint Mary’s in the second half, pulling away for a 68-47 victory …


Area women: Gonzaga posts ninth consecutive victory

When you’re on a roll, sometimes even a lowly point total won’t slow you down. Gonzaga scored its second-lowest point total of the season, but it was still enough as …


Gonzaga joins expanding analytics trend

You don’t need a bunch of numbers to understand that Gonzaga has a pretty good basketball team. The eye test confirms as much. But it doesn’t hurt to have statistical …


Four corners: Gonzaga

Coming up: Tonight vs. Saint Mary’s, 8 (ESPNU); Saturday vs. Pacific, 5 p.m. (KHQ) Outlook: The WCC’s top two teams square off for first place. It’s a matchup of the …


GU notebook: Saint Mary’s returns to title-chase mix

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Preseason magazines and polls picked Gonzaga to win the WCC, but the primary challenger was expected to be BYU. That hasn’t materialized. Fourth-place …


No. 3 Gonzaga edges Pepperdine despite troubles at the line

MALIBU, Calif. – For a while, it had the feel of a comfortable Gonzaga victory. Pepperdine had other ideas.


Balanced Gonzaga women stroll past Portland

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team finally trailed in a conference game when Portland hit its opening shot Saturday. But it didn’t last long as the Bulldogs raced to a 79-57 …


Portland provides homey feel for No. 7 Bulldogs

PORTLAND – Another West Coast Conference road game for Gonzaga, but it’ll feel like home for several Zags. No. 7 Gonzaga finishes off a three-game road stretch to open the …


Gonzaga expects rugged experience in Provo

PROVO, Utah – Gonzaga’s last three trips to the Marriott Center have produced one win, two losses and an indeterminate number of bruises. “It’s always one of the most physical …


A list of former Gonzaga Bulldogs in the pros

NBA • Austin Daye, sixth season, San Antonio, 3.7 ppg, 2.4 rpg


Prep stands tall

Laura Stockton gave up 6 inches to Katie McWilliams but was Friday night’s standout at Lewis and Clark. Stockton scored a game-high 23 points and helped hold the Oregon State-bound …


Broncos’ winning streak finished

MOSES LAKE – There’s some dispute whether the Okanogan Bulldogs are 13-0 or 13-1 headed into Friday’s State 2B championship game. There’s little dispute, however, that the Bulldogs belong in …


Eastern’s Kelsey Julian named to All-Big Sky second team

Eastern Washington University senior volleyball player Kelsey Julian received second-team All-Big Sky honors, the conference announced Wednesday. The Kennewick native earned her first all-conference honor after finishing the season with …


John Blanchette: GU’s Kyle Wiltjer begins transformation process

Just more than a month ago, Kyle Wiltjer carved out a blink – two, really – of viral fame on YouTube, where these things happen. One clip showed him making …


Fall signing period: WSU men’s coach Ernie Kent signs versatile quartet

The fashion these days is for college recruits to make the act of choosing a school as showy as possible. Television cameras are called to watch players select a hat …


Year after year, Colfax volleyball one of top programs in state under Sue Doering

The subject of enrollment popped up as Colfax players chatted with Kamiakin parents at the recent Linda Sheridan Volleyball Classic. “They asked us how many kids are in our school,” …


Bulldogs picked sixth in WCC men’s soccer

The West Coast Conference announced on Tuesday that the Gonzaga Bulldogs men’s soccer team was selected to finish sixth in a preseason poll of the league’s coaches. GU received 23 …


Zags hit road to begin WCC play

The Gonzaga Bulldogs men’s basketball team will hit the road for three games when West Coast Conference play begins, according to the schedule released on Monday. The defending WCC champions …


East Valley’s Burland, Mt. Spokane’s Rasmussen drafted on final day

High school right-handers Gage Burland of East Valley and Drew Rasmussen of Mt. Spokane joined the list of selected players Saturday as the Major League Baseball Draft completed its three-day …


North Idaho softball wins opener at Region 18 tourney

Hayden Fields drove in five runs with a fourth-inning double and a sixth-inning homer Wednesday as North Idaho College opened the Region 18 softball tournament in Twin Falls, Idaho, with …


Montana recruit Barta reconfirms commitment to Gonzaga

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team has reconfirmed the commitment of a 6-foot-3 forward Jill Barta from Fairfield, Mont. Barta, who led her team to a 104-0 record in the past …


Gonzaga’s Kim wins WCC women’s golf

Gonzaga junior Alice Kim fired a final-round, 4-over-par 76 on Wednesday to win medalist honors at the West Coast Conference Championships at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton. Kim survived …


Cougars’ Scott Simon strong in spot start as WSU beats Gonzaga 5-1 in baseball

Scott Simon hadn’t started a game in more than seven weeks, so he didn’t have time to warn his family when his chance arrived Tuesday night. Simon, a Central Valley …


Santa Clara tops Gonzaga in 10 innings

Santa Clara scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the top of the 10th and threw out Gonzaga’s potential tying run in the bottom of the inning Friday …


RB Baltazar will transfer to WSU from Boise State

Former Boise State running back Aaron Baltazar will transfer to Washington State, coach Mike Leach announced on Wednesday. Baltazar must sit out the 2014 season per NCAA transfer rules, after …