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Jim Meehan joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. Jim is currently a reporter for the Sports Desk and covers Gonzaga University basketball, Spokane Empire football, college volleyball and golf.

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Sept. 16, 1995, midnight
1. West Valley quarterback Riley Allen outlegs Post Falls defenders on a first-quarter touchdown run, but the Trojans overhauled the Eagles for a 14-11 win. Photo by Molly O'Hara/The Spokesman-Review 2. Post Falls' James Jennings comes up short on this pass attempt in Trojans' 14-11 win at WV Friday night. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review 3. Jeremy Wallace of Post Falls has WV quarterback Riley Allen on the run. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review

Sept. 15, 1995, midnight
UCLA's Gene Waters, a former Post Falls High standout, is expected to get his first start for the Bruins against Oregon on Saturday in the Pac-10 football opener for both teams in the Rose Bowl. "We'll see what happens, but I've been running with the first team all week," said Waters, a 6-foot-7, 310-pound offensive right tackle. "Coach (Terry) Donahue hasn't made it public, but I'd be real surprised (if Waters didn't start)." Waters, who played at Walla Walla Community College, is a junior. He played in two series as UCLA downed Brigham Young last week.

Sept. 13, 1995, midnight

Sept. 10, 1995, midnight
Key play When redshirt freshman Raul Pacheco hauled in a 16-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, Montana thought it had trimmed Washington State's lead to three points. Until the yellow flag fell to the Martin Stadium turf.

Sept. 10, 1995, midnight

Sept. 6, 1995, midnight
Idaho junior running back Joel Thomas had an MRI on his left knee Tuesday, but it didn't reveal anything conclusive about a rather puzzling injury. Thomas apparently dinged his knee in the first quarter of the Oregon State game last Saturday. He continued to play and, after the game, was given permission to spend Labor Day weekend with his family. When he returned to Moscow on Monday, Thomas' knee was swollen. The MRI didn't show any ligament or cartilage tears, UI coach Chris Tormey said.

Sept. 3, 1995, midnight
First, do not panic about Idaho's offense. Second, however, be concerned. There were trouble spots that poked through in the Vandals' 14-7 football setback to Oregon State at Parker Stadium on Saturday.

Sept. 2, 1995, midnight
"Oregon State is expected to get off to a 3-0 start for the first time since 1967." Alan Malamud, Los Angeles Times. "The Beavers should win their first three games (Idaho, Pacific, North Texas)." Geoffrey Arnold, The Oregonian. For only the fourth time in his five years at Oregon State, football coach Jerry Pettibone wakes up this morning with his Beavers favored entering a game. He probably didn't sleep well. "That's not us saying those things, that's the media," said Pettibone, whose Beavers tangle with Idaho in the season opener today at 1 p.m. at Parker Stadium.

Aug. 22, 1995, midnight
Idaho football coach Chris Tormey has made a move at quarterback. Well, more so at wide receiver, but it involved a quarterback. Redshirt freshman Robert Scott has been switched from quarterback to wide receiver, leaving senior Eric Hisaw and sophomore Brian Brennan to battle for the starting quarterback job. If it's any consolation, Scott can rest assured he wasn't exactly beaten out at quarterback. It's just that wide receiver has surfaced as a problem position.

Aug. 17, 1995, midnight
And how did you perform, Eric Hisaw, during Idaho's first full-squad, padded football practice Wednesday morning. "Terrible," Hisaw said.

Aug. 10, 1995, midnight
For much of his time since he was hired in January, new Idaho coach Chris Tormey has done everything but coach football. He has impeccable attendance at UI booster events, golf tournaments and fund-raisers. He's circulated the campus to become familiar with co-workers. He's met with UI living groups - dorms, fraternities, etc. - to brainstorm methods of enticing more bodies into the Kibbie Dome. Now though, Tormey goes back to being a football coach.

July 24, 1995, midnight
Idaho and Eastern Washington apparently will continue their rivalry, even after the Vandals leave the Big Sky Conference following this season. "We remain on Idaho's and Boise State's schedule for a couple years," EWU coach Mike Kramer said during the Big Sky Football Kickoff meetings on Saturday. UI and BSU will join the Big West in 1996.

July 23, 1995, midnight
Mike Kramer made a promise Saturday. The Eastern Washington coach told the media gathered at the annual Big Sky Conference Football Kickoff that the Eagles have landed this year.

July 23, 1995, midnight
If you think Idaho will change its philosophy because the Vandals have a new coach, here's hoping you've stocked up on food and beverage. Because you're in for a long wait.

July 16, 1995, midnight
1. Hard-hitting Marlin Harris is modern-day member of team. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review 2. The Falls won state and regional titles in 1971 and had four players named to the all-time team and others given honorable mention. The 1971 team included (back row, from left): Wes Fuller, Duane Schultz, Rolly Williams, Darce Driskel, Bill Bush, Jim Wilund. Front row: Dick Schultz, John Pixler, Billy Morton, Doug Wood, Buck Wilhelm. Not pictured: Jack Bloxom. Photo courtesy CdA Parks and Recreation. 3. Don Owen, shortstop for Western Truck Brokers, was a close winner. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review

July 8, 1995, midnight
Entering Friday's doubleheader, Coeur d'Alene was sputtering following a disastrous 1-5 tournament and Prairie was humming along after playing well at a Spokane tourney. Can you say flip-flop?

July 8, 1995, midnight
About the time the World Series rolls around, a Hayden couple figures to hit a grand slam at the cash register. You may recall reading about Hayden resident Allen Cherry and his wife Alyne, in a February article in The Spokesman-Review. They're the owners of a baseball from the first All-Star game, in 1933. The American League ball, signed by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and others, was a gift from Alyne's father, Pepper Martin, the former St. Louis Cardinals great.

June 23, 1995, midnight
All Chad Anderson needs is a Hollywood agent. He's got the radiant smile and the Charlie Sheen haircut from the movie "Major League" - with the blazing fastball to boot.

June 11, 1995, midnight
The Idaho men's basketball team recently concluded its twoweek trip to Austria and Hungary, and that can only mean one thing: UI coach Joe Cravens has fresh story-telling material.

June 10, 1995, midnight
Former Eastern Washington University football coach Dick Zornes is one of six finalists for the head coaching job at Sacramento State. Zornes should know by early next week if he's Sac State's choice. He interviewed for the position on Wednesday.

May 28, 1995, midnight
Lake City players Dawn Nipp and Sandy North comfort each other after loss in championship game. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review

May 28, 1995, midnight
Coeur d'Alene High's shoddy defense opened the door and Lewiston came barging through - bats first. The Bengals clubbed CdA 12-6 to capture the State A-1 baseball title on Saturday night at Hawks Memorial Stadium.

May 27, 1995, midnight
A-1 softball See Kelly pitch. See Kelly hit. See Kelly score the winning run. Lake City High softball was fairly elementary on Friday. Senior Kelly Nelson pitched a three-hitter and slapped a seventh-inning double to fuel the Timberwolves' 2-1 semifinal victory over Nampa in the State A-1 fastpitch softball tournament at Gabiola Field.

May 27, 1995, midnight
Coeur d'Alene's Mark Scates pitches to Hillcrest in a second-round game. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review

May 26, 1995, midnight
Kelly Nelson befuddles Caldwell, and defensive help from shortstop Stacy Dawson and third baseman Amber Orr aided 6-2 win. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review