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WSU Volleyball Assistant Accepts Job At Fresno State

Sun., Feb. 1, 1998

Keri Killebrew, an assistant coach for the Washington State University women’s volleyball team, has been hired as the top assistant at Fresno State under coach Lindy Vivas.

Killebrew played at Washington State from 1990-92, twice making the All-Pac-10 team. She was the first WSU player to become an All-America when the American Volleyball Coaches Association named her to the 1992 NCAA Division I second team.

She joined the Washington State coaching staff in 1995.


Five boys from the Spokane area, aged 16-18, were on Roberto Clemente all-star teams that spent 10 days in Puerto Rico late last month and early this month.

Duane Pennock of Bonners Ferry, Kory Schertenleib of Tonasket and Chris Sevy of Wallace were on a team that went 3-4. Scott Thomas of Wallace played on a team that had a 2-3-1 record. Carl Valvoda of Colville’s team was 1-5.

The Washington Wranglers, an all-star team for 15-18-year-olds that will tour Australia in August, will hold tryouts today at 3:30 p.m. in the Whitworth College Fieldhouse.

Participants should bring their glove, bat and tennis shoes. Scott Knight, head coach at Stanwoood (Wash.) High School, will run the tryout.


Fast-closing Cory Hultquist and Keith Christensen won the Junior Bowlers Tour doubles tournament last weekend at Silver Lanes.

Hultquist and Christensen were 14th, occupying the last position when the cutoff was made for match play. But they dominated to move into first going into the TV-style finals. They didn’t cool off, besting the No. 2 qualifiers, Joe Cahalan and David Miller, in the 10th frame, 368-353.

James McCold and Becky Smith were third, Jamie Prior and Sharon Moore fourth and Jason Conrow and Chris Shatyka fifth.

The event drew 33 teams. Moore had high game for the girls, a 247. Miller was high for the boys with a 275.

Next JBT will be Feb. 8 at Sawmill Lanes in Post Falls.

There’ll be $700 in first-place money at stake in the Spokane Men’s Bowling Association Masters Championship that winds up with the finals March 1.

Qualifying squads will bowl a six-game format Feb. 7, 8, 14, 15 and 21 at Colonial Bowl, with the top 25 percent of the field advancing to the finals. Registration is $75 for the first entry, $50 for additional entries.

Info: Dave Daul, (509) 468-8431.


Spokane Elite Gymnastics Academy, burned out in an arson fire three years ago, will make another move Monday. The club will relocate at 5808 E. Sharp, three blocks from the current facility. The new site in the Gensco building will offer 15,400 feet of gym space.


The Spokane Softball Association, which will conduct adult recreation softball utilizing city parks this summer, will hold registration from Feb. 16-March 6 at its new offices, 1604 W. Dean.

John Tuft, softball director for SSA, which has replaced the defunct Spokane Metro Softball Association in running the adult program, said the office will be open weekdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., starting Monday.

After March 6, there will be a $50 late fee with teams accepted only on an as-needed basis.

Sponsor fees range from $175-$375 and player fees from $35-$45, depending on the phase and league. Fees will include softballs. Payment will be accepted only in money order, personal check or cashier’s check, said Tuft.

Info: (509) 323-4990.

The Spokane Girls Fastpitch Association will conduct a fielding and hitting clinic Feb. 14 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Medical Lake High School gymnasium featuring coaches and players from NAIA nationally ranked Pacific Lutheran. Cost is $40.

Instructors will include PLU coach Rick Noren and some of his players, including Sarah Johnston from Gonzaga Prep and Mandy Flores from Rogers.

Info: Ron Bradstreet, (509) 926-4482; Chet Smith, (509) 276-6721.


Velocity, a U-14 team from the Spokane-based Performance Volleyball Club, won its division and placed fifth overall among 100 teams in the Cactus Classic Invitational in Tucson, Ariz., two weeks ago.

Neice Schafer and Voni Tombari coach the team of seventh- and eighth-graders from Cataldo, All Saints, St. Charles, Northwood Junior High and St. George’s.

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