Saint Martins University fired mens basketball coach Keith Cooper on Tuesday, three days after the conclusion of the 2012-13 season with an eighth-place finish in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.
LACEY - Saint Martin's and Northwest Nazarene split their Great Northwest Athletic Conference doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Saints Field.
They needed no introduction at their first baseball practice at Saint Martin's University.
It has become an inconvenient but crucial part of Sean Meehan's warm-up for every baseball game. Besides running and throwing, the Saint Martin's pitcher also pricks the finger on his left hand, drawing a small bubble of blood for testing.
Michael McIver stuck with his season-long goal Saturday. And it earned the Saint Martin's senior pitcher a 5-1 victory over Central Washington in the first game of a Great Northwest Athletic Conference doubleheader.
They're the Mutt and Jeff of college baseball, the big and small units.
Saint Martin's senior basketball forward Blake Poole was named first-team all-region and was second in the balloting to Humboldt State's Brian Morris for the West Region's player of the year award.
ANCHORAGE - Junior guard Mario Gill's double-double led second-seeded Alaska Anchorage to an 80-70 victory over Saint Martin's in the first round of the inaugural Great Northwest Athletic Conference men's basketball tournament Monday night.
• WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Saint Martin falls on the road to Montana State Billings, 55-51.
A new basketball season begins for Saint Martin's tonight. Both the men's and women's teams open play in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference tournament on the road against opponents they've beaten. The men play at Alaska Anchorage. The Saints beat the Seawolves at home two weeks ago, 60-54.
Saint Martin's senior center Blake Poole has been voted the player of the year for the Great Northwest Athletic Conference in men's basketball.