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Category: Northwest Ballers
April 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Gonzaga guard Haiden Palmer drafted; Lisa Mispley Fortier hired

It’s been an eventful week across the Cascades. Gonzaga had its all-time fifth player drafted to the WNBA in G Haiden Palmer. The Oregon State transfer was picked up by Indiana with its 29th overall pick (third round). She joins All-Star Courtney Vandersloot (Chicago), Kayla Standish, Katelan Redmon and Vivan Frieson as drafted Zags…

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April 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Kate Starbird heads list of WIAA Hall of Fame inductees

From the High School Sports blog: Former basketball star Kate Starbird (right as HS player) headlines a list of six persons to be inducted into the WIAA Hall of Fame next month. Here is the complete press release: RENTON, Wash. – The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced the six inductees for the Class of 2014 More

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April 1, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Gonzaga senior guard Haiden Palmer an AP honorable mention All-American

From the Zags: SPOKANE, Wash. – (April 1, 2014 – www.GoZags.com) Gonzaga University women’s basketball senior Haiden Palmer was recognized as an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press Tuesday. Palmer is the fourth Bulldog to earn Associated Press All-America accolades, joining Zag greats Shannon Mathews (2005), Stephanie Hawk (2007) and Courtney Vandersloot (2009,…

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March 29, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Record crowd means Washington travels for WNIT quarterfinal matchup Monday

Using social-media, word-of-mouth and wins, UTEP broke an attendance record for the right to host a fourth consecutive Women’s National Invitation Tournament game at Don Haskins Center. UTEP (27-7) will play Washington (20-13) on Monday at 6pm PT. UTEP defeated Colorado 68-60 to advance. The Miners lowered tickets to $4 for students and topped…

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March 26, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Washington senior Mercedes Wetmore named to Pac-12 All-Academic team

From the desk of the Pac-12: Pac-12 Names Women’s Basketball All-Academic WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Following are the 2014 Pac-12 Conference Women’s Basketball All-Academic teams, announced today by Commissioner Larry Scott. To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average and either be a starter or…

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March 23, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Game Day: Links for No. 1 seed South Carolina, field at Seattle’s NCAA tourney site

Gonzaga was shipped out of Washington for the first time in its six consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. The sixth-seeded Zags (29-4) will face No. 11 seed James Madison (28-5) in College Station, Texas at 2:30pm on ESPN. With the state’s best team gone, fresh new teams were sent to Washington’s Alaska Airlines Arena…

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0 Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, TV Alert, Video | Topics: Alysha Clark, Dawn Staley

March 13, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Washington coach Mike Neighbors to Arkansas just speculation for now

Washington coach Mike Neighbors said he received plenty of text messages and phone calls immediately after Arkansas coach Tom Collen was fired on Friday. An Arkansas native, Neighbors said he hasn’t been contacted about the position despite his obvious connections to the school. When Neighbors was asked prior to practice Wednesday if he’d…

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March 10, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Northwest 11: Oregon State’s Sydney Wiese and headband shine on national stage

Here’s the Northwest 11 weekly power ranking. The qualifying regional Division I schools are Washington, Washington State, Seattle U, Gonzaga, Eastern Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, Portland, Portland State, Idaho and Boise State. Idaho State will not be included due to Pocatello’s more eastern location. NORTHWEST 11 WEEK 7 (Rank/Last Week/ School/Record: Comment) 1. (1) Oregon State (23-10,…

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0 Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, TV Alert, Video | Topics: Kacie Sowell, Kelly Graves, Sydney Wiese

March 10, 2014 at 11:15 AM

And the winner is…USC left KeyArena as first-time Pac-12 tourney champs (VIDEO)

There were some interesting moments behind the beam of the ESPN camera for USC’s Pac-12 tournament championship win. The Trojans defeated Oregon State 71-62 on Sunday at KeyArena. Sophomore G Brianna Barrett and junior PG Ariya Crook sealed the win at the foul line, making two free-throws apiece. The backcourt duo’s…

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0 Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Pac-12, Video | Topics: Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, Sydney Wiese, Tara VanDerveer

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