A season that didn’t seem like it would end for the Seattle Mariners doesn’t have to for their fans.
Just in time for Christmas, the American League West baseball champions are offering a variety of items to help fans remember the Mariners’ most memorable season.
There’s a 60-minute video tape, “My oh My” ($14.95), narrated by the voice of the Mariners, Dave Niehaus; 73 minutes of audio highlight from radio broadcasts featuring Niehaus and Rick Rizzs ($9.95 CD, $8.95 cassette); a Mariners-logo-emblazoned Christmas stocking ($22); and the team’s first-ever postseason edition of “Mariners Magazine” ($5).
All can also be purchased in a special package for $45.
Prices don’t include Washington state sales tax or shipping and handling charges. You can order by calling (800) 868-2111. For additional information, contact the Mariners’ office at (206) 628-3555.
Mead senior John Barneson signed a letter of intent with Stanford University for the 1996-97 academic year.
Barneson, a shortstop, was the top-rated infielder at the Cardinal select-only summer baseball camp in June. Barneson, 6-foot-1, 175-pounds, transferred to Mead last year after attending Northwest Christian for two years.
He has 4.0 grade-point average.
Brian Long heated up during the final four games of qualifying and parlayed it into victory in the November stop of the Junior Bowlers Tour at Airway Bowl.
Long, who averaged 223 down the qualifying stretch to take the No. 1 spot into the TV-style rolloff, defeated No. 2 qualifier David Miller 196-186 for the title. Cory Hulquist, who qualified in fifth, finished third; Ricky Brown was fourth; and Corey Thomas fifth.
Long and Miller had high game for the boys, 247s. Becky Smith was high for the girls at 228.
Next JBT is Dec. 17 at Sawmill Lanes in Post Falls.
Mead High graduate Jason Baldwin, a junior running back at Huron University in South Dakota, is a second-team All-South Dakota-Iowa Conference pick.
Seven former Spokane high school players attending Community Colleges of Spokane were named to the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges men’s soccer all-star team.
From NWAACC runner-up CCS are: Adrian Reyes (Rogers) and Clayton Thomas (North Central), forwards; Douglas Birdtail (Ferris) and Kenny Krestian (Ferris), midfielders; Tim Gallagher (Shadle Park) and Matt Reilly (Gonzaga Prep), defenders; and R.J. Merritt (Mead), goalkeeper.
They’ll give CCS the largest representation in the NWAACC all-star match Dec. 2 at Federal Way.
Whitworth College had four players, the most of any school, on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-West Region women’s soccer team.
Honored were senior goalkeeper Jennifer Peterson of Richland, 1.33 goals-against average, eight shutouts; junior forward Jennifer Tissue of Spokane (Shadle Park), 19 goals, 40 points in 21 matches; freshman midfielder Joy Cullen of Spokane (Mead), 11 assists; and senior defender Janay Mountain of Milwaukie, Ore.
Deanne Pratt, a junior midfielder from Spokane (East Valley), is the No. 2 scorer (seven goals, 16 points) on the playoff-bound Westmar University women’s soccer team in Le Mars, Iowa.
Pratt, a 1993 NAIA All-District 15 selection, is third in Westmar history with 19 career goals and 47 career points.
The 11-6-2 Eagles are the school’s first women’s team to advance to national playoffs in any sport.
Jessica Moore, a middle blocker from the University of Idaho, was named freshman of the year by Big Sky Conference volleyball coaches.
Boise State’s Robin Phipps, a freshman outside hitter from Ritzville, and Kim Exner, a freshman middle blocker from Eastern Washington, tied for newcomer of the year.
Allie Wright, a former North Idaho College and Shadle Park High volleyball player, has been named first team All-Frontier Conference. She is a junior at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont.
Jackie Bates of Spokane, a sophomore at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, was named to the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference volleyball first team.
Community Colleges of Spokane will honor its fall-sport athletes at an awards banquet Dec. 5 in the Student Union Building, Lounge A & B, at Spokane Falls CC. A social begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6.
For reservations or ticket information, call Sunni Strand at SCC, 533-7230, or Nancy Zacher at SFCC, 533-3630 no later than Tuesday.
An account has been set up to help Spokane distance runner Chris Morlan raise funds to get to the U.S. Olympic Trials in the marathon.
Donations can be made at U.S. Bank, account number 1000080372, or by directing them to Pete Johnson, 1206 N. Lincoln, Suite 105, Spokane 99210.