Meulner’s 300 Helps Team To Bowling Titles
Bob Meulner rolled a 300 to lead his team to the five-man team scratch and handicap championships in the 60th annual Spokane Bowling Association men’s city tournament that wound up last weekend.
Backing Muelner’s perfect game were Les Barnes and Terry Friberg with 290s. They were joined by Bill Betts and Gary Friberg in compiling a 3,496 scratch total.
Jack Louie Jr. and Tom Moore won handicap doubles (1,494) and Mike West and Dan Myers won scratch doubles (1,381). Myers, also on the winning three-man scratch team, was the all-events scratch winner (2,134).
In singles, Dick Astleford captured the handicap title (795) and Brian Long the scratch. In the inaugural senior singles competition, Vernon Cooper won handicap (696) and Jim Hanson scratch (673).
Jason Evans, Tom Hecla and Khristian Peacock were the three-man team handicap winners (2,016) and George Kleinknecht, Carl Shaw and Myers the three-man scratch leaders (1,855).
Roger Nelson was the handicap all-events winner (2,234).
This was the 60th year for five-man team, doubles and singles and the eighth for three-man.
Top-seeded Mike McPherson of Colville defeated third-seeded Rich Broderhausen 225-203 in a match that went to the 10th frame to win the Spokane Masters men’s bowling tournament last weekend.
McPherson won $700 and Broderhausen $600.
Second-seeded Mike Handelin, who lost 224-192 to Broderhausen in the semifinal match, placed third, followed by Sean Heath and Boyd Edelin.
For a second straight year, senior Carlos Daniel of Washington State is on the GTE Academic All-District VIII men’s basketball team.
Daniel, a history major, has a 3.51 grade-point average. Last year he parlayed his all-district honor into a third-team Academic All-America selection.
Daniel leads the Pac-10 in rebounding (10 per game) and double-doubles (12) and is WSU’s scoring leader (16.1 average).
The GTE Academic All-District VIII women’s team includes Susan Woolf of the University of Idaho on the first team and the Vandals’ Kelli Johnson on the second.
Woolf, a sophomore, has a 3.89 GPA in public communications. Johnson, a senior, has a 3.65 GPA.
The Valley Girl Barrel Racing Association will stage its 20th annual Futurity/Derby Barrel Daze April 10-12 in Walla Walla. Spectator admission is free.
Info: Kay Weeks, (509) 522-1929.
All three junior-college transfers on the Washington State men’s basketball squad earned honorable mention on the Pac-10 Conference Fred Hessler/All-Newcomer team. Guard Kab Kazadi, forward Kojo Mensah-Bonsu and center Leif Nelson represented the Cougars.
Only California, which had three first-team members and one honorable mention, placed more. Arizona State’s Bobby Lazor received the Fred Hessler Award as the Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year.
The team, named in honor of the late UCLA broadcaster, was selected by the Pac-10 radio play-by-play announcers.
Damian Long of Spokane (Mead) completed his sophomore season on the Harvard men’s basketball team, averaging 4.0 points and 2.0 rebounds per game for the Crimson (13-13).
Long, a guard, played in all 26 games and started two. He hit 19 3-pointers as the Crimson had a record 188, and shot 49 percent from both the field and 3-point range. He scored in double figures three times, including a career-high 17 in an 81-70 win at Holy Cross and team-leading 15 in a 65-64 win at Lehigh.
Gonzaga Prep graduate Katie King has added a third school record and is a cover girl for the Notre Dame women’s golf team.
King, whose picture adorns the women’s golf pocket schedule, had the best 36-hole score in Irish history when she shot a 75-74 for a 5-over-par 149 at the Midwest Classic last month in Surprise, Ariz. It earned her a tie for third place, her eighth top-five career finish.
In 1996, King, a senior co-captain, posted the two lowest single rounds in Irish history, a 71 and 72, both 1-under totals in separate events.
Coming off their best fall season in school history, the Washington State women enter the spring ranked 33rd nationally in the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings.
Washington is 28th.
WSU is in the Far West District, where 10 teams will be selected for the NCAA Western Regional. WSU is 12th in the district.
“I think we have a great chance to make it. It’s just a matter of continuing to put together four good scores,” said coach Dan Koesters.
Four Cougars average under 80 - transfer Stefanie Coleman (79.1), seniors Angie Cates (79.7) and Kelly Wilson (79.8) and freshman Jennifer Dodd (79.9). Sophomore Jenny Ballou (82.7) is the No. 5 player.
Two Colfax High School seniors have signed national letters-of-intent to play at Central Washington.
Signing with the Wildcats, who are moving from the NAIA ranks to NCAA Division II, are Jacob Keck, a 6-foot-1, 218-pound linebacker, and Tyson Curtis, a 6-1, 195-pound defensive back.
Both earned all-state honors and will play in the State A-B all-star game this summer in Yakima.
Three youngsters from Spokane will participate in the USSA/Rolex Junior Olympic JII (ages 15-16) Alpine Championships this week in Jackson, Wyo.
Jennifer Zappone will ski in the women’s competition and Brian Backman and Eric Dix in the men’s.
Nine high school recruits from Washington, including Natalie Kehl of Mead, have signed national letters-of-intent to play for the Washington State women in the fall.
Kehl, a midfielder, had a Greater Spokane League-leading 15 goals and eight assists as a senior for the 22-2 Panthers, who finished second in the state.
The other recruits are midfielders Lindsey Millspaugh of Kent and Stacy Dunn of Auburn, teammates at Thomas Jefferson High; keeper Lindsey Jorgensen from North Bend and center Beth Childs of Snoqualmie, teammates at Mount Si; midfielder/forward Jen Burrough of Tacoma; midfielder Liz Duncan of Richland; defensive sweeper Laura Grunenfelder of Port Orchard; and midfielder Valerie Whitemaine of Redmond.
The Spokane Soccer Club Falcons will hold premier team tryouts for boys in six age divisions today at North Pines Junior High.
The schedule: U-14, 9-11 a.m.; U-15, 11-1 p.m.; U-16, 1-3; U-17, U-18, U-19, all 3-5.
U-13 boys and girls tryouts will be the week of May 4.
Info: (509) 448-2345 or (509) 448-8020.
Sports World, the new four-field complex at Liberty Lake, is registering men’s, women’s and coed slowpitch teams for its first season this summer.
There are openings in all divisions. All leagues will play doubleheaders. Registration deadline is March 20.
Registrations can be turned in at Spokane Structures, 510 N. Mullan Road, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Info: Dan Baker or Rob Lewis, (509) 927-0655.
More than 170 athletes from Washington, Oregon, California and Arizona are expected for the West Zone Championship synchronized swimming meet March 19-22 at the Eastern Washington University Aquatic Center in Cheney.
Athletes 14 and older will compete in senior events trying to qualify for the U.S. Jantzen Championships in Federal Way, Wash., in May. Competition will be held in solo, duet, trio, team and figures events.
Divisions also include novice, intermediate and age-group. Swimmers range in age from 8-17.
Representing the sponsoring Inland Empire Association of Synchronized Swimming will be 47 entries from the Spokane Silver Mermaids, River City Swans of Post Falls and Stingrays of Bozeman, Mont.
A University of Washington sports psychologist and the Washington Council for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect will bring their youth sports coaches workshop to Fairchild Air Force Base March 21.
Frank Smoll, one of the creators of the coach effectiveness training, will conduct the workshop from 8:45 a.m.-noon in the Deel Community Center. Preregistration is required through Von Graf at Spokane Youth Sports Association, (509) 536-1800.
Goal of the workshop is to make sports a more rewarding and positive experience for the participants, coaches and parents, by training coaches on how to interact with kids without being abusive.