Stories tagged: ccs
Tue., Jan. 21, 2020
A Grip on Sports: The Zags messed up their poll ranking by – and we’re not joking – winning two games at home by big margins over good-to-decent teams
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s see how this worked. Team A won two games at home against teams ranked quite a bit higher in the metric the NCAA uses …
Sat., Dec. 28, 2019
A Grip on Sports: Washington State’s Cheez-It Bowl defeat drains Cougars’ ability to have a successful season
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, the 2019 Washington State Cougar football season ended in a bowl game – though Phoenix this week didn’t really qualify as a “warm-weather bowl …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Wednesday was about winning. And losing. And about the past and the future. Read on.
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018
Grip on Sports: From emotional releases to penalties to calling off the fight, yesterday’s action kept our attention
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It may not have been officially be Flag Day, but that’s how it felt Saturday around here. Washington State raised its Cougar one in an …
Fri., Aug. 31, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s still August, isn’t it? For a few more hours at least. But yet high school football is in full-go mode. It’s not something that’s …
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018
Grip on Sports: If the Seahawks are supposed to save what’s been a tough late summer, they better get started tonight filling in the gaps
A GRIP ON SPORTS • So what’s going on? Not the M’s, who were off yesterday. At least the Seahawks are playing tonight, albeit a preseason game. Read on.
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Ever get up on a Sunday morning and wonder “what if?” No, not “what if” you had cut yourself off an hour earlier last night. …
Sun., July 29, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s funny, really. The Colorado Rockies aren’t in the American League West. Heck, they aren’t even in the American League. But they may end up …
Mon., May 28, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is baseball to watch today. And basketball. And hockey. Hopefully, there will also be time to remember the reason for the time to sit …
Thu., May 24, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was a deluge yesterday. And rained a lot as well. But we’re more concerned with the downpour of news, from the NFL to Seattle, …
Wed., May 23, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The few, the proud, the healthy Mariners. Read on.
Mon., May 21, 2018
Grip on Sports: The Vegas Golden Knights are showing that expansion doesn’t have to go hand-in-hand with failure
A GRIP ON SPORTS • No, I’m not old enough to remember the birth of the New York Mets. But I was around during the miracle summer and fall of …
Thu., May 17, 2018
Grip on Sports: Maybe we were lucky not to be able to watch the last couple innings of the M’s on Wednesday
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The second of 80 games without Robinson Cano didn’t go too well for the M’s last night as they treated the late innings like Cano …
Thu., May 3, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • As always, Frank had it right. “That’s life, that’s what people say,” Mr. Sinatra sang back in the days of wine and roses. “You’re riding …
Wed., May 2, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • One would have to assume most Mariner fans are pleased with their start to the season. After all, the team with the longest playoff drought …
Thu., April 19, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Bad news. My neck is hurting. Probably similar to what Mike Leake’s neck feels like after that awful seventh inning last night. Read on.
Thu., April 12, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, Gonzaga was trying to figure out how to deal with the early departures of Zach Collins …
Tue., April 10, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is little to worry about today. Sure, it will rain a bit, but that’s par for the course this time of year. Oh, wait …
Thu., April 5, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Tradition and history are crucial elements in every sport. But none celebrate it more than golf, which traces its roots back to sheepherders and sailors …
Sun., April 1, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Easter Sunday and all that entails, so we won’t force you to sit here all that long. Call it our Easter basket for you. …
Sun., March 11, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Gonzaga will find out its NCAA fate today. But that’s it for Inland Northwest representation this college basketball season. Read on.
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If a movie was made about today, we would have to call it “Winter’s Revenge.” I’m not sure any Hollywood producer would buy it, however. …
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is so much going on right now, it’s hard to know where to begin. But we have to start somewhere, so let’s make it …
Thu., Jan. 25, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • As anyone who follows college hoops around these parts knows, the weekend really begins on Thursday night. And this week is no different. Read on.
Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • All weekends in the Pac-12 basketball race matter. Some just matter more than others. Such is the case with Washington State this weekend. Read on.
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you love college basketball, you must be a really big fan of Thursdays around these parts. Read on.
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
Grip on Sports: From about 1 p.m. on today, there are hours and hours of important games to watch – if you can
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Seattle Seahawks play another important game today, this one in the home of the Waffle House, Jacksonville, Florida. The Gonzaga Bulldogs play another important …
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017
Grip on Sports: One Christmas present is opened by the Mariners already, will another be coming soon?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s been a long time since the Mariners could be considered winners during the regular season. You know, when it really matters. But they seem …
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017
Taking home the State basketball title was on the short list of things Shania Graham wanted to accomplish before leaving Republic High.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017
Grip on Sports: Pac-12 football coaches show they are really good at picking up a bunch of coin. Picking award winners? Not so much
A GRIP ON SPORTS • At some point we have to lose our ability to get outraged at the Pac-12’s football awards. However, we have yet to reach that point. …