October 18, 2009 in Sports

Husband, wife bring home gold

Staff And News Service Reports
 

Hugh and Elisabeth Lewis of Liberty Lake both brought home gold medals in barebow recurve target archery from the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah, last weekend.

Hugh won the men’s 80-84 division and Elisabeth won the women’s 80-84.

Asked about the experience, Hugh Lewis told officials the games “are very well organized,” then proudly proclaimed: “My wife and I both took home gold medals.”

Baseball

Danny Evans, an assistant at Gonzaga University for six years after graduating from there in 2003, has been promoted to associate head coach, Bulldogs coach Mark Machtolf announced.

Evans, an infielder who was a four-year letterwinner at GU, has served as recruiting coordinator, infield coach and third-base coach.

Machtolf said Evans would continue with his recruiting and infield coaching responsibilities.

College scene

When Jenny McKinsey, a George Fox senior from Central Valley, scored two goals and added an assist in a 3-0 Northwest Conference women’s soccer win over neighboring rival Linfield last Sunday, she took over the team lead in goals and points. McKinsey has six goals and five assists for 17 points.

Abby Goss, Puget Sound’s sophomore midfielder from University, collected her first point of the season in women’s soccer on an assist in the second-ranked Loggers’ 5-0 win over Pacific last Sunday. Goss, who has started all 11 games for unbeaten UPS, had three goals and four assists a year ago as a freshman.

•Three former Greater Spokane League players are members of the Walla Walla Community College volleyball team, two of them as key starters.

Ashley Magee, a sophomore outside hitter from North Central, is team captain and has earned two all-tournament honors. She leads the Warriors in kills and kills per set, is second in hitting percentage and fourth in blocks. Emilee Toft, a freshman middle blocker from University, is second on the team in blocks per set and fourth in kills per set.

Ashley VanCurler, a freshman right-side hitter from Central Valley, was starting before an ankle injury curtailed her playing time.

•For the fourth time this season, Vassar freshman setter Hilary Koenigs from Lewis and Clark is the Liberty League rookie of the week in volleyball.

Koenigs, also a league player of the week once, earned her latest honor after leading Vassar to the championship of the Seven Sisters tournament for the first time since 1993. She compiled 79 assists; 22 digs, including 10 in the championship match; 10 aces; and six blocks. She was also named to the all-tournament team.

Handball

Ten area men produced a second-place finish and two quarterfinal appearances in the World Handball Championships that wound up last weekend in Portland.

The participants, their divisions, and results:

Jay Balkenbush, Spokane, men’s masters (40+) singles, second; Harry Robertson, Coeur d’Alene, men’s doubles 65+, quarterfinals; Don Murphy, Spokane, men’s singles-golden masters (50+), quarterfinals, and men’s doubles 50+, second round; Matt Murphy, Spokane, men’s singles-golden masters (50+), second round, and men’s doubles 50+, second round; Jason Plummer, Sandpoint, men’s singles-A, second round; Gary Bellinger, Spokane, men’s doubles 60+, second round.

Losing in the first round were: Gary Thompson, Hayden Lake, men’s singles-veteran diamond 75+; Jeff Bemis, Spokane, men’s doubles 55+; Jay Caferro, Spokane, men’s singles-super masters B (60+); Joshua Messinger, Spokane, men’s singles-B; Pete Svennungsen, Spokane, men’s singles-open.

Bowling

Consistency paid dividends for Thomas Locke in the Junior Bowlers Tour tournament at North Bowl earlier this month.

Locke, who averaged 215 throughout the tournament and went into the five-person finals as the No. 1 seed, beat second-seeded Chris Gray 216-162 for the title. Gray had started the day with an 898 four-game series.

Bryce Engstrom finished third; Alex Earle, who rolled an 869 series to jump from 10th to the third spot in the finals, wound up fourth; and Tony Werley was fifth.

Earle had high game for the boys, a 280. Leah Anderson’s 179 led the girls.

The next JBT is Oct. 25 at Zeppoz in Pullman.

Tennis

Madison Bourguignon placed third in girls 12 singles at the Dunlop Junior Championship last weekend in Palm Desert, Calif., for the best finish of three Spokane Racquet Club entries at the national tournament.

Bourguignon went in as the No. 2 seed in the division.

Sister Alexandra Bourguignon, seeded third in girls 14 singles, made it to the quarterfinals, and Nikolas Cable, who was seeded ninth in boys 14 singles, made it to the round of 16. Andy Jansen is their coach.

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