East Valley Keeps Frontier Soccer Lead
Raymond Hansen and Chad Misterek both scored once and assisted on another goal Tuesday as East Valley defeated visiting Colville 4-0 to continue to set the pace in Frontier League boys soccer.
The Knights (10-2-1, 9-1-1) unleashed 31 shots on goal to six for the Indians (0-9-1, 0-9-1). Colville’s Mibo Fusato had 21 saves.
Cheney (9-4-0, 9-3-0), which entered the day tied for second place with West Valley, received three second-half goals from Ryan Waller and beat visiting Pullman 5-0.
Waller has scored 11 goals in the last four matches. Jeremiah Smith had 16 saves for the Greyhounds (2-8-0, 2-8-0).
At Clarkston, six different players scored for Riverside/Deer Park (8-3-0, 8-3-0) during a 6-1 win over the Bantams (1-8-2, 1-8-2).
Phil Daubel, who scored R/DP’s final goal, also had an assist. Clarkston’s Bill Legg scored early in the second half.
The WV (9-2-1, 8-1-2) at Medical Lake (5-5-2, 3-5-2) match was not reported.
Troy Silva drove in six runs with a homer, two singles and sacrifice fly to lead Lewis-Clark State to an 18-4 non-league win over visiting Whitworth.
The game ended after eight innings because of rain.
Silva smacked a three-run homer during a five-run third, then had a pair of run-scoring singles as the Warriors (32-9) pushed across eight runs in the fifth.
L-C State’s Art Baeza went 4 for 6, including his 13th homer, drove in three runs and scored another three.
Larry Turner of the Pirates (12-13) doubled to open the game and scored on Sean Peterson’s sacrifice fly. Turner also had a sacrifice fly in the sixth.
L-C State 18, Whitworth 4
Whitworth 111 001 00 - 4 7 2
L-C State 105 180 30 - 18 19 2
McDougal, Flemming (3), Stevens (5) and Schuerman; Randel, Megee (5), Starks (7) and Wilson, Nessmith. W-Randel (5-0). L-McDougal (2-3).
HITS: Whitworth - Turner 2, Swan, Schuerman, Fischer, Fukai, Sundet. L-C State - Fike, Habig, Najera, Baeza 4, Silva 3, Borup 2, Rodriguez 2, Jacobsen, Wilson 2, Jackson 2. 2B-Schuerman, Turner, Fike, Jackson, Jacobsen. HR-Baeza (13), Borup (3), Silva (6).
NIC hires Watson
North Idaho College hired Hugh Watson to replace recently retired Rolly Williams as its men’s basketball coach.
Watson was selected over former Central Connecticut State coach Mark Adams, San Francisco assistant Bill Carr and NIC assistant Brian Hancock.
“I’m just so anxious to meet all the people and get around town,” said Watson, a former University of Idaho assistant. “But I gotta get some players.”
To that end, Watson is working the phones to overcome a late start. He is checking on the son of former Seattle Sonic Marvin Webster.
Watson has already landed his first recruit - his son, Gabe, an honorable mention all-state guard who played for his dad at Columbia (Tenn.) Central High.
Earlier this week, Watson was selected to coach a Tennessee high school all-star team that will play against Georgia in July. He expects to make contacts there as well.
Watson said he’ll meet with his current employer today to determine a date he can begin his NIC assignment.
Watson will reportedly make $46,000 a year, a salary equivalent to his current one.