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Graves, three Zags players earn plaudits

With the school’s 10th straight West Coast Conference regular-season championship trophy in hand, Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves earned another piece of hardware and three Bulldogs earned accolades, as …


Women: Top seed in WCC tourney plays Friday at 6 p.m.

With the conclusion of the West Coast Conference regular season, the final seedings and bracket have been released for the women’s conference tournament at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. …


Baseball preview: Monda returns to WSU

Jason Monda, a pitcher/outfielder for Washington State, grew up aspiring to a career in hospitals, rather than ballparks, and still aims to be a doctor.


Intent on winning

The No. 22 Gonzaga women’s basketball team found itself in a track meet with upset-minded Pacific but somehow found enough points Saturday to win 81-77 at McCarthey Athletic Center. Having …


GU women cap undefeated home season

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team defeated Pacific 81-77 on Saturday, wrapping up an undefeated home season at 16-0. GU (26-4 overall, 16-2 WCC) has won 10 consecutive WCC titles.


Vandals stand in second place at WAC championships

Rachel Millet (Ferris High) won the 200-yard individual medley, Erica Anderson (Moscow) added a win in the 50 freestyle and Mairin Jameson was tops in the 3-meter diving competition to …


Gonzaga claims 13th WCC title with Few at helm

STOCKTON, Calif. – There is a tradition when Gonzaga clinches a West Coast Conference regular-season or tournament championship. It involves head coach Mark Few performing a locker-room celebration, a dance …


Gonzaga women collect 10th consecutive WCC title

Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves ran into the stands and high-fived fans as his players climbed a ladder to snip apart the net to celebrate their 10th consecutive conference …


Providing a spark from LONG DISTANCE

He stands on the side, clapping, as the five starters are introduced to the raucous cheers of the Whitworth faithful. But it only takes until the first timeout before Pirates …


Jurlina gives Whitworth spark from long distance

Sydney, Australia, native Christian Jurlina is the type of player who fuels a program like Whitworth to win five consecutive Northwest Conference championships.


GU women beat Portland, clinch tie for WCC title

In a game described as “ugly” and “a grinder” by players, the No. 24 Gonzaga women’s basketball team fought for enough rebounds Saturday to overcome poor shooting to beat the …


Area roundup: Whitworth’s Shea sets another weight-throw record

Whitworth senior Keegan Shea took first place in the men’s weight throw Friday at the Washington State University Open II in Pullman. Keegan’s toss of 57 feet, 7 inches broke …


In brief: Former Seattle U star Ed O’Brien dies at 83

COLLEGES: Former Seattle University star Ed O’Brien has died at age 83. The school announced O’Brien’s death on Friday afternoon. He died earlier in the day. The school did not …


GU must take care of business down the stretch

SAN DIEGO – Junior guard Kevin Pangos was asked earlier this week if Gonzaga has started thinking about seeding. He replied with a question: “Seeding for the big tournament?


Area women: Gonzaga women notch 13th consecutive win

Haiden Palmer led three players in double figures with 16 points Thursday and 15th-ranked Gonzaga moved closer to the West Coast Conference title with its 13th consecutive victory, 66-48 at …


Gonzaga women have no trouble with LMU

In a game in which Loyola Marymount never challenged, the No. 20 Gonzaga women’s basketball team raced Saturday to an overpowering 88-51 victory. The same team that took the Bulldogs …


Blanchette: GU women morph into defensive wizards

Among the 5,739 guests at Saturday’s Gonzaga women’s basketball game was Kelly Graves’ first point guard – and the eighth-grade team she coaches at Chelan Middle School. “He was the …


Blanchette: Gonzaga makes noise with ‘dive-bombing’ defense

In their latest narrow escape over Portland the other night, the Gonzaga Bulldogs sliced themselves a wedge of basketball as absorbing as any dunk-3-pointer-dunk sequence cluttering up SportsCenter. It came …


So long, Waves

In a game in which four players scored in double figures, and two more came close, the No. 20 Gonzaga women’s basketball team cruised to an overpowering 86-51 win over …


Gonzaga women hit triple figures in win over USF

Although they had trouble securing a halftime lead, the No. 22 Gonzaga women’s basketball team exploded in the second half Saturday to bury visiting San Francisco 101-66. Gonzaga (20-3, 10-1) …


Bulldogs’ defense badgers Broncos

Scrapping its way out of an early deficit, the No. 22 Gonzaga women’s basketball team turned on the jets Thursday night and raced away for a dominating 89-37 victory over …


Bulldogs cruise past Pepperdine

Reserve Lindsay Sherbert scored 16 points and No. 25 Gonzaga held an opponent below 40 points for the third time this season, coasting to a 69-39 West Coast Conference win …


Women’s basketball: Gonzaga tops Loyola Marymount in overtime

Playing its third-consecutive game on the road and seventh in the last nine games, the No. 25 Gonzaga University basketball team was forced into overtime by lowly Loyola Marymount before …


Gonzaga holds off Toreros with defense

Just enough offense, more defense. It’s been roughly six weeks since the Gonzaga Bulldogs had a game decided in the final minute, but they haven’t forgotten how to win a …


Four corners notebook: Local talent gives San Diego a boost

San Diego’s annual visit to the McCarthey Athletic Center is old hat for Bill Grier, a Gonzaga assistant for 16 years before becoming the Toreros’ head coach seven years ago. …


Bell could return to GU lineup this week

Gary Bell Jr. is healing and hopeful. The junior guard wants to play in Gonzaga’s two home games this week, which begins with San Diego’s visit Thursday, but it’s not …


Women’s notebook: Bulldogs hit ‘the book’

For every game, Gonzaga women’s basketball players watch the condensed version of hours of video, sit through two team-scouting sessions and must memorize “the book” compiled by one assistant coach …


Bell’s return to GU appears to be close

Gary Bell Jr. is healing and hopeful.


Women’s notebook: Zags memorize ‘the book’

For every game, Gonzaga women’s basketball players watch the condensed version of hours of video, sit through two team-scouting sessions and must memorize “the book” compiled by one assistant coach …


Portland upsets No. 22 Gonzaga

PORTLAND – A number of Gonzaga winning streaks came to an end Thursday night. The Portland Pilots knocked off the 22nd-ranked Bulldogs 82-73, ending Gonzaga’s 17-game winning streak at the …