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Area roundup : Lupfer leads CCS sweep

Ashlee Lupfer had 10 kills, eight digs and four service aces to lead the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch to a 30-12, 30-16, 33-31 sweep over the visiting Wenatchee Valley Knights in volleyball action at Spokane Falls Community College on Wednesday.

Miranda Gouin finished with a match-high 26 assists for the Sasquatch (13-5, 3-0).

Jessie Carlson had 10 kills to pace the Knights (1-5, 0-4).


The Spokane Shock announced that they have reached an agreement to retain assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Alex Sirianni and line coach Steve Emtman for the 2008 season.

The contracts will become official in mid-March pending af2 league approval.


Washington State University redshirt freshman Mallory Fox and senior Brynn Bemis (Coeur d’Alene) were honored by Soccer America and Soccer Buzz, respectively, on the national elite team of the week for their play last week in the Saint Mary’s Classic.

Fox scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over 16th-ranked Oklahoma State and Bemis stopped all seven shots on goal in the same match for her ninth career shutout.

“Gonzaga University freshman midfielder Ashley Riley was named to the Soccer Buzz national elite team of the week after winning most valuable player honors at the Vanderbilt University Tournament last week.

Riley, the only freshman to make the team, scored a goal in the Bulldogs’ 2-0 win over Vanderbilt and scored the game-winner in a 2-1 win over Alabama-Birmingham.

Cross country

Eastern Washington University’s Paul Limpf was named the Big Sky Conference runner of the week after his second-place finish at the Sundodger Invitational in Seattle.

Limpf, a junior, finished in 23 minutes, 46 seconds. Washington’s Jon Harding won in 23:36.


Washington State University’s Friel Court will sport a new look for the 2007-08 season.

During the off-season the playing surface at Beasley Coliseum was shipped back to the manufacturer, Robbins Sports Surfaces in Ohio, to be refurbished.

Damage was repaired and a new design was created to enhance the look of the court.


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Lynn Hickey named athletic director at Eastern Washington University

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Her first choice was the right one, Eastern Washington President Mary Cullinan has decided. Lynn Hickey, whom Cullinan hired as interim athletic director 10 weeks ago, is now the school’s permanent Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics, university officials confirmed Tuesday night.