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Seahawks Award Yarber With A Coaching Fellowship

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 1996

(From Sports, Monday, July 29, 1996:) The Kansas City Royals tryout camp for players 15 through 23 years of ago will be held at Seafirst Stadium in Spokane on July 30. The date was reported incorrectly in Sunday’s editions.

Former University of Idaho receiving standout Eric Yarber has been awarded one of two Seattle Seahawks minority coaching intern fellowships for 1996.

Yarber is serving as the Seahawks’ defensive secondary coach this season after being the film coordinator for the Idaho football staff in 1995.

The Los Angeles native caught 129 passes for 1,920 yards in two seasons at UI. Afterward, he had a short NFL career that included a stint with the Washington Redskins.

Kelly Skipper, an assistant at Fresno State the last five seasons, has the other minority intern fellowship.

Baseball

The Kansas City Royals will conduct a tryout camp for players ages 15-23 at 9 a.m. Aug. 30 at Seafirst Stadium.

All players must furnish their uniform, shoes and glove. American Legion players need written permission from their coaches to participate.

Info: Jeff McKay, (541) 896-0841.

Golf

Entries are being accepted for the 10th annual Excell Foods Eagle Kickoff Classic on Aug. 8 at Indian Canyon.

Proceeds go to the Eagle Athletic Association to fund athletic scholarships at Eastern Washington University.

Thirty-six teams will compete for more than $4,000 in prizes in the best-ball scramble. A special handicap will be established for each team, giving every squad a chance at placing high regardless of ability.

The tournament begins at noon and costs $125 per person. The entry fee includes greens fee, golf cart, lunch, dinner, beverages, registration favor packet, Eagles football tickets and two admissions on the EAA’s annual Coeur d’Alene Lake Cruise the night before.

Info: EWU athletic department, 359-2463 or (800) 648-7697.

Qualifying for the Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shootout, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Aug. 18 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort’s floating green hole, will be conducted at two sites.

Painted Hills will be one, Aug. 8-11, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. The other will be at the Coeur d’Alene public course, Aug. 15-18. Daily finals will determine 32 qualifiers for the shootout finals. Numerous prizes will awarded throughout the competition. Proceeds benefit Camp Lutherhaven’s Take Stock in Kids program.

Info: (208) 667-3459 or (208) 773-9160.

Area youngsters ages 8 through 17 interested in learning the game of golf have the opportunity through Spokane Junior Golf, in its sixth year as a Spokane Youth Sports Association program.

Lessons are conducted by area PGA pros in two one-week sessions at SYSA’s North Complex. The first begins Monday, the second runs Aug. 5-9. Cost is $55, which covers lessons, golf balls and tees, a shirt, rule book and greens fees for four rounds of golf in the falls.

Spokane Junior Golf also offers lessons for intermediate ($85) and advanced ($125) golfers.

Info: 536-1800.

Softball

St. Martin’s College is counting on a battery of former Greater Spokane League players to bolster its ranks as the Lacy, Wash., school moves into the NCAA Division II ranks next season.

The Saints have awarded scholarships to All-GSL pitchers Denise Devereaux of North Central and Jamie Fox of University as well as Titans catcher Heather Beach.

Track and Field

Spokane’s Robby Jahn finished fourth in the National Junior Olympics track and field championships in Houston on Thursday.

Jahn jumped 5-feet, 9-inches to win the medal in the 13-14 age group.

Left out of last week’s list of qualifiers for the Nationals was Spokane’s Josh Wilson. Wilson, who attends Northwood Junior High, earned gold medals in the 110-meter run and the long jump at the recent Junior Olympics qualifying meet in Pullman. He covered the 110 meter course in 11.75 seconds and long jumped 19-4.

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