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It’s Going To Be Pass-Fail In Early Exams For Huskies

The experts have picked the Washington Huskies to finish fourth in the Pacific-10 Conference football race this season. Jim Lambright sounds ready to take it.


In Pursuit Of Nebraska From South To West, Challengers Line Up To Try And Dethrone Two-Time Champion Cornhuskers

Ahman Green, giving Washington State’s Brian Walker the brush-off last season, returns from a 1,086-yard freshman season to spearhead the Nebraska ground game. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Kickoff ‘96: Washington State Cougars

1. Head coach Mike Price 2. Washington State linebacker James Darling, who ranks among the strongest Cougars, figures to be at home in the backfield of opposing offenses. Photo by …


National Football Conference

EAST Dallas Cowboys Last year: Won East at 12-4, won third Super Bowl in four years, 27-17 over Pittsburgh. Strengths: Offense - Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and eventually Michael Irvin. …


American Football Conference

EAST Buffalo Bills Last year: Won East at 10-6, beat Miami 37-22 in first playoff game,then lost at Pittsburgh 40-21. Strengths: Veteran nucleus - QB Jim Kelly, RB Thurman Thomas, …


Optimism Abounds At Eastern

No bold boasts or hollow predictions, but there was an air of optimism as football practice began at Eastern Washington University on Monday morning. Third-year coach Mike Kramer put 83 …


Attention On Shehee Huskies Plan To Mold Offense Around Tailback Who Made His Mark In ‘95

Huskies running back Rashaan Shehee plans to play a big role in Washington’s offense this season. Photo by Associated Press


Chiefs Changes: Leonov Goes Pro Nine Veterans Will Be Missing When Team Opens Camp Friday

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Colon Observes Leap Year Maturity Helps Pullman Long Jumper Put Last Season’s Struggles Behind Him

Thanks to a summer abroad, Ricardo Colon has jumped from being a troubled athlete to a track superstar. Photo by Kristy MacDonald/The Spokesman-Review


Prelude To Supremacy U-Hi’s Wilson Has Lofty Goals In Her Plan To Rule Gsl Track

Adrienne Wilson, right, is in step with her goals. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Mariners Fill Holes And Pray If New Faces Can Produce, Seattle Has Chance To Repeat

They won a division championship and then a playoff series, lured capacity crowds to the Kingdome, made announcer Dave Niehaus’ raspy voice croak louder than ever and inspired interest in …


Indians Look Stronger As They Begin Title Defense

With Albert Belle aining for 60 trots around the bases, Cleveland may again win 100. Photo by Associated Press


Dodgers, Mets Scramble To Catch Braves

Greg Maddux goes for fifth straight Cy Young Award. Photo by Associated Press


Wv, EV Will Try To Keep Glory To Themselves Again

REPLAY: Sports, March 30, 1996: Rachelle Watson, outfielder on the West Valley girls softball team, was misidentified as Rachel Watkins in Thursday’s editions.


North Idaho Baseball

INTERMOUNTAIN LEAGUE In predicted order of finish: LAKELAND HAWKS 1995 record: 18-5 overall, 11-1 IML (league champion) Coach: Ken Busch, 6th year


North Idaho Track

INLAND EMPIRE LEAGUE COEUR D’ALENE VIKINGS Coach: Bryan Duncan


Race Should Be Crowded Mead Slight Favorite To Repeat As League Champ

Last year’s GSL most valuable player, Holly Vanwert, winds up her prep career this season. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Either Way, M’S Will Pay Good Or Bad, Pitching Exacts High Price

1. Baseball ‘96. Sterling Hitchcock comes to Seattle from New York with high expectations. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review 2. Norm Charlton was often lost in the excitement last season. …


Three Set To Battle Atop Fl

How does this sound for a league race? One of last year’s co-defending champions is gunning for a third conference league title. The other co-defending champ wants its second consecutive …


Inland Empire League Baseball

Jesse Hoorelbeke, working out at third base, also pitches for Coeur d’Alene. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Inland Empire League/Intermountain League Softball

INLAND EMPIRE LEAGUE In predicted order of finish: 1. LAKE CITY TIMBERWOLVES 1995 record: 25-4 overall, 14-2 in league, second in state Coach: Dwight Wilson, 2nd year


Best Softball Teams Will Stay Home For State

There is extra incentive for area high school fastpitch softball teams to qualify for the State A-1 and A-2 tournaments this season. That incentive is the chance to sleep in …


Covering All The Bases For ‘96 Iel Race Will Come Down To Best Pitching

Hitting is an essential element to any baseball team’s success. Defense, too, is important in the equation. But perhaps most important is pitching. It’s noteworthy that the top players in …


Pair Of Indians Develop Into Talented Twosome

Paul Johnson, left, and Colin Turnbull have played together for eight years. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Panther On Prowl In The Infield Slick-Fielding Barneson Should Catch On Easily In Gsl Varsity Play

John Barneson can laugh at a rare fielding mistake. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Wcc Sees Nothing But Balance But Coaches Give Slight Advantage To Nash-Led Santa Clara Broncos

Santa Clara’s Steve Nash is considered WCC’s top player. Photo by Associated Press


West Coast Conference

Following is staff writer Dave Boling’s predicted order of finish and a brief summary of the men’s basketball prospects of each West Coast school: 1. Santa Clara 1995-96 record: 9-3 …


Moving Up In Force Last Year’s Stellar Wrestlers At 108 Pounds To Throw Their Weight Around In Other Classes

Gonzaga Prep’s Cory Brannon topped Central Valley’s Shane Cunanan en route to state title at 108 pounds. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review


A-3 Independents

WALLACE MINERS Coach: Bob Schreiber Years coaching: 15 Top returners: Richard Clark, senior, 125; Derek Connors., sr., 130; Richard White, sr., 135; Dan Tesky, sr., 140; Mike LaBau, sr., 171.


Inland Empire

In predicted order of regional finish: SANDPOINT BULLDOGS 1994-95 record: 8-0, regional champion, State A-1 champion Coach: Dan Taylor Years coaching: 4