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Mead grad living a dream with trip to the Olympics

LONDON – Amanda Furrer says it gives her the chills just thinking about it. Tonight, she’ll march into the Olympic Stadium with the rest of the American contingent and realize …


Olympian Amanda Furrer started shooting career with a miss

Two pellet dimples a foot apart in the garage door marked the beginning of Amanda Furrer’s journey to the London Olympics. “That’s how badly she missed on her first shots …


Several athletes with area ties at London Olympics

Tomorrow, the world. Including Spokane and the Inland Northwest.


Roy gives look at Golden State

NBA: The Bay Area could be a landing spot for Brandon Roy’s return to basketball. The Golden State Warriors and Roy (pictured above) met earlier this week about him joining …


Walker, Lagat win spots on U.S. Olympic track and field team

EUGENE, Ore. – Brad Walker, the former University High School and University of Washington star, won his fourth U.S. pole vault title, clearing 18 feet, 7 1/4 inches at the …


Olympic-size dream in sight for Mead grad

For Amanda Furrer the dream started small. “I just wanted to win a medal,” she said. And she did. In 2007, she won a bronze medal at the Pan American …


Redman heads to Olympics as alternate in rowing

Jamie Redman, a three-time team rowing world champion from Spokane, will be going to the Summer Olympic Games in London as the alternate for the U.S. women’s 8 rowing team. …


Spokane’s Furrer will shoot for USA in Olympics

Amanda Furrer doesn’t think much of her competition on the shooting range. “I can’t think about them at all,” said the 21-year-old hotshot from Spokane. “They’re all world-class, but when …


Landers: Olympian Furrer grows in confidence

Amanda Furrer doesn’t think much of her competition on the shooting range.


Uptagraffts head to Olympics together

Eric Uptagrafft has known for more than a year that he was going to the London Olympics this summer.


Working vacation: Spokane rower one boat away from Olympics

With the U.S. Olympic Trials six months off, two-time world champion rower Jamie Redman isn’t letting a holiday break in Spokane distract her from a six-year goal. She’s working out …


High-Caliber kid

After piling up enough brass in six years to build a monument, Amanda Furrer is just 60 rounds from making the 2008 U.S. Olympic Shooting Team. Being a hot shot …