Posts tagged: North Idaho College
It was quite a Saturday of NCAA Basketball Tournament - women's style - at McCarthey Athletic Center.
Of course the highlight was Gonzaga's high-octane upset of Iowa that had the sellout crowd in a frenzy.
The on the opposite end of the spectrum UCLA held off Montana's upset bid in a defensive struggle.
We have a notebook and outstanding slide shows to go with both stories … including 33 of Gonzaga (Kayla Standish pictured here) … from Chris Anderson and Jesse Tinsley. Take a look and guess which one is going to be the big picture in your Sunday paper.
We interrupt this NCAA report to announce the North Idaho women won the Junior College national championship. Congratulations to Chris (and Cary) Carlson and the Cardinals.
Stanford had no problem with UC Davis but Heidi Heintz (Central Valley) had 11 points in her only NCAA Tournament appearance.
We have more, read on.
I know this isn't our typical post here at SportsLink Central, but I found this fun little item in the Tri-City Herald this moring.
On this date in history, Jan. 23, 1974, Columbia Basin College wrestler Greg Williams, at 450 pounds, pinned North Idaho Junior College's 360-pound “strongboy,” Ray King of Stanfield, Ore., in “the battle of the behemouths” at the Pasco High School gym, but the Hawks still lost 31-9 in the dual meet.
Now that's some weight flopping around. I thought John Owen, the current West Valley coach, was coaching at NIC then. Turns out he wasn't. But he remembers Ray King. I just got this e-mail reply from Owen:
Anyway, for what it's worth.
The North Idaho College men’s and women’s basketball teams play host to the Region 18 tournaments, beginning Thursday. Here’s a preview.