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Friday, February 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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WSU, UW Boosters Plan Rallies In Spokane

Washington State and Washington will battle Saturday afternoon on the football field in the Apple Cup at Pullman’s Martin Stadium. Friday night, the schools will have dueling rallies in downtown Spokane.

“A Dawg Pile Cougar Style” is what WSU is calling its rally from 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at the Ridpath Hotel.

There will be a no-host bar; hors d’oeuvres; music by AM/FM; a recreation of WSU’s famed gathering place, The Coug; and highlights of Apple Cups past.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. To order: (800) GO-COUGS.

The Ridpath is offering a package that includes accommodations Friday night, two rally tickets and a continental breakfast Saturday for $109. Call (509) 838-6122.

The UW alumni association rally will be held from 7-11 p.m. in the Crescent Court Grand Ballroom, third floor, 700 W. Main.

The band Rhythm Method will play for dancing and the Husky marching band will perform. Food will be available until 10.

Tickets are $10 through Monday for alumni association members, $12 for non-members and $5 for children under 12. At the door, tickets are $15, $10 for children. To order tickets call (206) 543-3839 or (800) AUW-ALUM.


A year ago, Julie Heath proudly watched friend and bowling companion Julie Twiss win the Spokane Women’s Bowling Association Queen’s Tournament en route to the state title.

Heath is hoping to duplicate that feat. Coming up with the top series of the tournament last weekend, a 701, Heath won the 10th annual SWBA Queen’s Tournament at Bowlers World in Airway Heights to unseat Twiss. It earned Heath $230 and a paid entry into the 1997 state Queen’s Tournament.

Kim Gellhaus was second with a 618.

Darci Smith led the 31-woman field in qualifying with an 1,117, with Heath second at 1,085. Jerri Friberg had high game, a 279. Heath’s high was a 275.

Just days before losing her Queen’s title, Twiss rolled her first 300 game, accomplishing the feat in the Tigress Scratch League at Sports Page. Twiss has a 215 average.

Jason Daniels took the tough road to victory in the Junior Bowlers Tour stop at Sawmill Lanes in Post Falls last weekend.

Daniels trailed badly after three games and needed a 248 game just to make the cut. He then went 3-1 in match play with an 884 series to qualify for the TV-style rolloffs in second place. He beat Jeremy Allen, then knocked off top qualifier Pat Kovacs 213-187 for the title.

Jason Johnson was fourth and Brian Long fifth. Allen had high game in the field of 60, a 277. Jamie Prior of Kennewick was high for the girls at 217.

Next JBT is Dec. 8 at Lilac Lanes. The doubles is Jan. 5 at North Bowl.

College scene

Two former North Idaho College Cardinals and one ex-St. Maries High star were named to the All-Pacific West Conference volleyball first team.

Beth Palmer of Post Falls and Hannah Bradford of Spokane (Shadle Park), seniors at NCAA Division II Seattle Pacific, were joined by former St. Maries star Sonnet Farrell, a sophomore at Alaska-Anchorage.

Palmer, a setter earlier this season, and Bradford are outside hitters. Farrell is a middle hitter. The three also were named to the all-academic first team.

Jackie Bates of Spokane (Gonzaga Prep), a junior at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, was named to the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference volleyball first team.

Bates, a first-team repeater, led Colby in kills (187) and digs (207). She’s a dean’s list biology major.

Cornell University’s Spokane-area connection, sophomore Erika Migliore (Lewis and Clark) and freshman Leah Wiiest (Deer Park), made the all-tournament team at the school’s invitational tournament last weekend.

Migliore, who has a team-high 241 kills for the 8-18 Big Red, had 25 kills, six blocks and hit .323. Wiiest had 32 kills, 15 digs and raised her season hitting percentage to .203.

Freshman left winger Zach Ham of Spokane scored his first collegiate goal for Bowling Green in a 7-5 hockey loss to Notre Dame last weekend.

Tim Carroll, a freshman from Liberty who cut his skating legs in the Spokane Americans youth program, is a forward on the University of Washington men’s hockey team.


The Thunder, Spokane’s girls midget A hockey team, won its pool and wound up fourth overall in an eight-team field in the Ice Breaker Tournament in Burnaby, British Columbia, last weekend.

The Thunder, coached by Al Pierce and Tim Erkel, was the only American team in its division. It had a 2-2-1 record.


Martin Scates of Chewelah was the top Spokane-area finisher in the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, late last month.

Scates, 34, covered the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run in 10 hours, 35 minutes, 18 seconds. That was 466th overall and 108th in his division.

Spokane finishers: Brad Vanwert, 42, 10:51:22, 581st overall, 41st division; and Kristi Kinkade-Schall, 40, 12:48:00, 1,013th overall, 12th division.

Spokane’s Sister Madonna Buder, 66, who won her division in 14:27:14, was 1,179th overall.

, DataTimes

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