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90TEN Basketball Training Academy: Developing an Athlete

  The 90TEN Basketball Training Academy is geared for the elite and competitive youth basketball player. They offer highly skilled coaching and rigorous basketball training. Yet the program is grounded in the belief that developing a successful athlete is much bigger than the game of basketball. The 90TEN Basketball Training Academy focuses on player development […]

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Sisters Madison and Maia Nichols Headed to National Beach Volleyball Tournament

  By Grant Clark Holly Nichols used to joke about needing a timeshare in California. Trips to the Golden State, however, have become more frequent, turning the once punchline into a likely possibility. “We would always kid around about it,” Holly said, “but lately it doesn’t sound like that bad of an idea.” Credit beach […]

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Naomi Yamamoto Wraps Up Stellar Athletic, Academic High School Career at Capital

  By Grant Clark You know those people who say there aren’t enough hours in a given day? Sure you do. Odds are you’ve uttered those words yourself on more than occasion. Your to-do list balloons so much it simply becomes so overwhelming and daunting there’s no possible way you could complete every task within […]

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Jack Toland – Dedicated Teenager Likes the Challenge of the Black Hills Triathlon

  By Gail Wood Because of his age, Jack Toland wouldn’t be a popular pick to win the Black Hills Triathlon. He’s only 18. But this is one teenager with gumption. Toland, who just graduated from Redmond’s Overlake High School, trains about 20 hours a week. Combining his swimming, running and biking, he does between […]

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Michael Putnam Has a Home Field Advantage at the U.S. Open

  By Gail Wood Michael Putnam hopes that his been-there, done-that perspective will give him the winning edge this week at the U.S. Open. Seven years ago, Putnam played the first round of golf at Chambers Bay when the course initially opened, shooting a par 70. Not counting the last two week’s practice rounds, he figures he’s […]

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Sue & Tim Spooner Record Second Most All-Time Wins at Emerald Downs

  By Grant Clark Sue Spooner initially scoffed at the comment, figuring the messenger was simply misinformed. Yes, Sue and husband Tim have been part of the racing fabric at Emerald Downs since the Auburn oval first opened in 1996. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who has visited the track more […]

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Nate Colo, Bob Zych Part of the Volunteer Army to Help Put on the U.S. Open

  By Gail Wood While they don’t have the star power of a Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els or Tiger Woods, the 5,100 volunteers play a quiet yet key role in the upcoming U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.. There would be no event without them. “We look at them as the backbone of the championship,” said […]

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Meet Alex Pribble – New Head Coach of Saint Martin’s Men’s Basketball

  By Nikki McCoy Alex Pribble said he always knew he wanted to coach basketball. Named as new head men’s basketball coach for the Saint Martin’s University Saints in April, he is now fulfilling that goal. Pribble’s leadership abilities emerged at a young age, and he spent summers in his community tutoring and coaching kids, […]

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