Sports in brief: Hulett & Co. will be back in 2010
Baseball: The Spokane Indians and their major league affiliate, the Texas Rangers, announced that manager Tim Hulett, pictured above, pitching coach Justin Thompson and hitting coach Josue Perez will all return to coach the Indians for the 2010 season.
Hulett and his staff led Spokane to a 37-39 record last season, finishing second in the Northwest League East. Trainer Carlos Olivas and strength coach Ed Yong will also return, and the Rangers will add an extra hitting coach in Brian Dayette.
With Hulett at the helm the last three seasons, the Indians have compiled a 124-107 record along with a NWL Championship and Manager of the Year honors in 2008.
Chiefs’ Reid goalie of week
Hockey: Spokane Chiefs goaltender James Reid is the Canadian Hockey League goaltender of the week.
Reid finished the week with a 3-0-0-0 record posting a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .962. The 18-year-old from Calgary, Alberta, is playing in his second WHL season with the Chiefs. Through Monday, he has a record of 8-4-1-0 with one shutout and has the sixth-best goals-against-average in the league at 2.46 with a save percentage of .910.
Williams’ tribute at NIC halftime
College basket- ball: Former Salish Kootenai College men’s basketball player Timothy Williams will be honored at halftime of the Salish Kootenai College versus North Idaho College game tonight at 7 in NIC’s Christianson Gym.
Williams was killed in a drive-by shooting in Coeur d’Alene on May 9. He was from Worley and was a member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. He was a key contributor on last year’s Salish Kootenai College team, which won the American Indian Higher Education Consortium national tournament.
Salish Kootenai College retired Williams’ No. 21 jersey to honor his memory.
Coeur d’Alene Tribal Vice Chairman Ernie Stensgar will speak during halftime of the game and the dance group Shooting Stars of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe will perform in Williams’ honor.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens and free for NIC students and those 10 and younger.
Montero MLS’s top newcomer
Soccer: Major League Soccer named Seattle Sounders forward Fredy Montero the 2009 MLS Newcomer of the Year.
Montero finished tied for third in goals (12) and game-winning goals (four). He led the MLS in shots (86) and was seventh in attempts on goal (32).