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Seven local football officials in postseason

Sun., Dec. 23, 2007

Seven members of the Spokane Collegiate Football Officials Association were selected for postseason assignments.

Jim Northcott will work the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31 in Atlanta between Auburn and Clemson, and Steve Hudson was picked for the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 in New Orleans matching Hawaii and Georgia.

Five have completed their assignments.

Eric Crone, Steve Currie and Ron Schafer officiated in the first-round NAIA playoff game in Helena between eventual national champion Carroll College and Black Hills State, and Dan Meyer was in the NAIA semifinal in Helena between Carroll and St. Francis, Ind.

Roger Stewart worked the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision first-round game in Cedar Falls, Iowa, between New Hampshire and Northern Iowa.

Margie Ray of Spokane, a 15-year official in her fourth NCAA volleyball tournament, worked the Division I championship match Dec. 15 in Sacramento between Penn State and Stanford.

College scene

Jael Hagerott, Whitworth’s senior midfielder from Mead, capped an award-filled career by being named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Adidas Women’s Division III All-America third team.

Hagerott is one of five Pirates on NSCAA D-III All-West Region teams. She is a first-team choice as is junior defender Kelly Baker. Senior Greta Thibodeau and junior Penelope Crowe, both forwards, are on the second team. Sophomore midfielder Lindsey Oakes is a third-team pick.

•Gonzaga’s Lauren Zuckerman was named to the All-West Region women’s soccer third team.

•Soccer teams produced the CC Spokane November scholar-athletes of the month. Sophomore Raeanne Cumbie (North Central,) is the female choice. Chris Windham, a freshman from Mead, earned the male award.

Cumbie, the women’s team captain, was an All-Eastern Region selection and played in the NWAACC All-Star match both for a second straight year. An NWAACC all-academic student with a 3.74 grade-point average, she plans to transfer to Whitworth after collecting her degree at CCS.

Windham was elected captain of the men’s team at the end of the season after helping lead the Sasquatch to the Eastern Region championship and a second-place NWAACC finish.

Mandy Daniels, junior libero on the volleyball team from University High School with a 3.13 GPA in business administration, and Chris Carlsen, a senior offensive lineman in football with a 3.60 GPA in mechanical engineering, are the Eastern Washington Scholar-Athletes of the Month for November.

•Whitworth tied for 48th with 100 points in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics Director’s Cup final fall standings. Northwest Conference rival Puget Sound was 18th. Willamette also was among schools in the tie for 48th.


Tickets are available for Eastern Washington’s annual awards banquet Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. at the Pence Union Building Multipurpose Building on EWU’s Cheney campus.

Cost is $30 and tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 359-2463. Deadline is Jan. 10.


Nate Holland, a native of Sandpoint who trains and lives in Squaw Valley, Calif., finished fourth in a sweep of the top four spots by USA Snowboard Team members in the Jeep King of the Mountain Snowboard Cross last weekend in Telluride, Colo.

Holland, who qualified fifth in the 32-man competition that included some of the world’s best snowboarders, won his first heat and was second in the second heat to gain the finals. He was second overall in the World Cup snowboard cross standings last season.

Brother Pat Holland, also a Sandpoint native living in Squaw Valley and member of the USA Snowboard Team, qualified 27th but did not advance out of the first heat.


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