Lilac City Boxing Club To Honor Ex-Coach Smith
Paul Smith, longtime former boxer and coach, will be honored by the Lilac City Boxing Club during the Inland Northwest Sub-Novice and Novice Tournament Saturday and Sunday at the Spokane Karate Center, 1818-1/2 E. Sprague.
Competition will begin at 1 p.m. both days.
Smith, 80, who coached for the Spokane Eagles from 1987 until earlier this year, lives at the Stafholt Good Samaritan Care Center in Blaine, Wash. After compiling a 13-0 record as an amateur, Smith turned pro in 1935. Before retiring in 1940 to get married - he and wife Betty have five children - he had 96 bouts “and was never on the deck,” proudly reported longtime friend and associate Tom Lefebvre.
He was Pacific Northwest and Nevada state lightweight champion and at one time was ranked among the top 20 in the world.
Lewis-Clark State College will honor its 1996 NAIA National Champion baseball team at a dinner Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Williams Conference Center on the school’s Lewiston campus. Tickets are $10 and reservations can be made by calling (208) 799-2275.
Jason Iverson, a sophomore from Spokane (Northwest Christian), is tied for second on the Western Baptist College men’s soccer team in goals with eight after netting two in a 3-0 win over Northwest College last week.
Linebacker Todd Kinley of Spokane (Lewis and Clark) had 10 tackles for Wheaton (Ill.) College during a 64-35 loss to visiting Illinois Wesleyan last week.
Sister Madonna Buder of Spokane broke her own age-group record at the Ironman Triathlon world championship last weekend in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Buder, 66, won the women’s 65-69 age group in 14 hours, 27 minutes, 14 seconds. The triathlon consists of a 112-mile bike ride, a 2.4-mile swim and 26.2-mile run.
“I guess I’m not ready to be put out to pasture yet,” she said.
The victory completed a triple crown for Buder in 1996. She also won her age group at the International Triathlon Union world championships in Cleveland and the ITU long course championships in Muncie, Ind.
An open house in honor of retiring professional Kaye Walker will be held Saturday from 6-10 p.m. in the Upper Ballroom at Cavanaugh’s Inn at the Park.
Walker, 62, is stepping down after serving as a head pro at Spokane County courses the past 23 years. He began at Liberty Lake in 1973 before moving to MeadowWood eight years ago.
A two-tournament swing resulted in two titles for Jim Slavin Sr. of Spokane.
He won the Diamond Division at the Jack Tone Senior Singles Tournament in Sacramento, Calif., defeating Bob Nedd 21-14, 21-9 in the finals. Then in the Budweiser Kauai Invitational in Hawaii, he teamed with Joe Mast for the Diamond Division doubles title, beating the topseeded Nedd and Rudy Stadlberger 21-16, 21-14 in the semifinals.
Ryan Moran and Adam Loucks of Spokane led Inland Empire entries in the Pacific Northwest Fall Junior Sectionals last weekend in Eugene, Ore.
Moran, who had been seeded fourth, finished third in boys 16 singles, losing to second-seeded Nick Rainey of Mercer Island, Wash., when Moran defaulted in the semifinals.
Loucks, after losing his second-round match, rallied to win the consolation bracket in boys 12 singles, beating Michael Fleming of Mercer Island 6-1, 6-0 in the finals.
Carla Jones of Spokane lost twice in girls 12 singles; Joshua Greene of Medical Lake won two consolation-bracket matches before being ousted after losing in the first round of the main draw; and in boys 14 singles, Carl Johnson of Spokane was eliminated in the second round and Matthew Loucks of Spokane in the third.
The Pacific Northwest Section team, that includes three players from Spokane and four from Seattle, wound up fourth in the United States Tennis Association Senior 4.5 League women’s championships last week in a windy Palm Springs, Calif.
Team captain Nancy Slaughter and Rita Doran, both of Spokane, went 3-0 to lead the way in the doubles competition, then lost 3-0 to Oak Brook, Ill., in the semifinals and 2-1 to Las Vegas for third and fourth.
Bert Miller is the other Spokanite on the team.
Birmingham, Ala., beat Oak Brook for the title.
New Idaho athletic director Oval Jaynes will be the featured guest at a Vandal booster luncheon at noon on Nov. 11, on the seventh floor at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Cost is $10. To attend, make reservations by calling Jake Greenslitt at (208) 667-2588.
Two girls from St. Maries, Stephanie Krebs, 10-11-year-old age group, and Tammy Addington, 14-15, were winners in the local sectional competition of the NFL Gatorade Punt, Pass & Kick competition two weeks ago. Their hometowns were incorrect in last Sunday’s report.
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