Peterson Commits To Play For Concordia
Sarah Peterson of Falls Christian Academy in Post Falls, a standout basketball player for four years in the North Star League, intends to play at Concordia College, an NAIA Division II school in Portland.
Peterson selected Concordia over Nebraska Wesleyan University.
“A lot of the decision came down to financial,” said Peterson, who will receive a full-tuition academic scholarship. She carries a 4.0 grade-point average and she is FCA’s co-valedictorian. An $11,000 scholarship will be renewable if she maintains a 3.75 GPA.
The 5-foot-7 point guard averaged 21.1 points per game last season for the Eagles. She plans to sign a letter of intent later in the week.
Scott Blodgett broke a scoreless tie early in the second half Tuesday, and Dan Clark added an insurance goal to lead Lake City over visiting Moscow 2-0 in a North Idaho League match.
Heavy rain made the footing difficult. Trevor Robinson and Tim Kerns helped the Timberwolves dominate the midfield.
Track and field
Tony Smith won the 800- and 1,600-meter runs, and Sam Crumbly captured both hurdles races to lead visiting Moscow to a 93-44 boys Intermountain League dual win over Lakeland at Rathdrum.
Lakeland’s Paul Kowalczyk won the triple jump and long jump.
In the girls meet, Moscow beat Lakeland 74-63 to overcome Sarah DeBoer’s wins in both hurdles, the high jump and the 200.
Leading the Bears were Janene Corus, who won the 400 and 800, and Melissa Mills, the discus and shot put winner. Amber Jamison added wins in the triple jump and long jump for Lakeland.
It’s beginning to sound like a broken record.
Mother Nature got the best of area spring sporting events again Tuesday.
Inland Empire League baseball and softball doubleheaders were postponed. The Post Falls at Lake City baseball and softball games have been rescheduled for today.
The Lewiston at Coeur d’Alene baseball doubleheader has been moved to Saturday. The softball twinbill between those schools has been put on hold.
The Lakeland at Sandpoint soccer match also was postponed and will not be rescheduled.
Lakeland’s baseball and softball teams were scheduled to play at Moscow. No makeup dates have been set.
Ex-Vandals in news
Gary Hunter, Idaho’s athletic director from 1988-92, is one of two finalists for the athletic director’s job at Wyoming. A source in Laramie said Hunter is the leading candidate.
Hunter is the senior executive vice president for the NHL Colorado Avalanche and the NBA Denver Nuggets.
At Utah State, former Idaho men’s basketball coach Larry Eustachy has been reunited with former Vandals assistant Steve Barnes. Eustachy has hired Barnes as his top assistant, the spot vacated by new UI coach Kermit Davis.
Eustachy has promoted former UI player Leonard Perry from a restricted-earnings position to full-time assistant.
Former Central Valley multi-sport athlete Rick Sloan was approved this week as the new Bears basketball coach.
Sloan played college football at San Jose State and University of Idaho. As an Idaho senior, he completed 71 percent of his passes, second best in NCAA Division I-AA, for a team that qualified for the playoffs.