WEEKEND UPDATE: Gun rally in Olympia, Lady Cougs pick up league win and Gonzaga falls to No. 2 in AP Poll
Here are some headlines that happened in Eastern Washington, the state in general and in our area over the weekend…
Gun rights advocates rally at Washington Capitol
On what turned out to be a cold and rainy day, hundreds of people from across Washington gathered Jan. 17 on the state Capitol steps in support of their right to bear arms. Lawmakers and activists alike spoke to an excited crowd of people worried that a Democratic legislative majority might pursue increased gun regulation. Click here for the full story.
CHEWELAH COUGAR SPORTS NEWS
Chewelah Lady Cougs get first league win of the year…
The Lady Cougars picked up their first league win of the year and second of the season, downing Wilbur-Creston 54-41 in NE 2B North play on Friday. Alyssa Fitzgerald led the way with 15 points, Lexi Robertson had 12 points while Natalie Rose-Sheppard scored 10 points. Click here for the full story.
AREA SPORTS NEWS
GONZAGA DROPS TO NO. 2 IN AP BASKETBALL POLL
Gonzaga’s four-week run at the top of the AP college basketball poll is over. The Bulldogs (20-1, 6-0 WCC) slipped to No. 2 behind Baylor (15-1), which became the seventh different team to hold the No. 1 ranking, the most in a season since 1982-83. Gonzaga took care of its business, blasting Santa Clara, then No. 80 in the NET rankings, by 50 points and defeated then No. 33 BYU by 23. Baylor stretched its winning streak to 14 with a home win over Iowa State (currently No. 82) and rallying to defeat Oklahoma State (No. 78) on the road. Click here for the full story.