February 4, 2010 in Sports

More positive signs

GSL football stars head out of state
By The Spokesman-Review
Dan Pelle photo

Spokane Shadow U-18 players who have signed or agreed to play at area schools include (top row, left, to right): Nicole Fox, Cheney; Kerry Moller, Moscow; Lexi Greenwood, Lewis and Clark; Breanne Taylor, Northwest Christian; and Kellie Zakrzewski, Cheney. Bottom row, left to right: Tanya Baker, Cheney; Chelsie Breen, Cheney; Delaney Zalud, Mt. Spokane; and Mary Condon, Gonzaga Prep.
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A handful of area football and soccer athletes signed letters of intent Wednesday.

Greater Spokane League football standouts Kjelby Oiland and Trevor Poole of State 4A finalist Ferris and Bo Tully of Mead are headed out of state.

Oiland, a defensive lineman who originally gave an oral commitment to the University of Montana, changed his mind and will join former Montana coach Bobby Hauck at UNLV.

Poole, an offensive lineman, and Tully, a defensive back, are headed to Montana. Both were offered scholarships at UNLV.

Ferris wide receiver Jason Bates and Lewis and Clark defensive back Levi Taylor signed with Central Washington University.

All the players were first-team All-GSL selections.

They join other area athletes who signed with local schools. Connor Halliday of Ferris, Jake Rodgers of Shadle Park and Aaron Dunn of Mead are going to WSU, Jayson Washington of Moscow is staying in his backyard at Idaho and Chad Hecker of Sandpoint is headed to EWU.

•C.J. Tanner, a defensive back from Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls), signed with NAIA power Carroll College of Helena.

•The Spokane Shadow U18 soccer club will be represented at various schools by eight who either signed or confirmed their admission. They are: Kellie Zakrzewski (Seattle Pacific), Tanya Baker (Eastern Washington) and Chelsie Breen (Idaho) of Cheney; DeeDee Garbe (Whitworth) of West Valley; Kerry Moller (Washington State) of Moscow; Mary Condon (Idaho) of Gonzaga Prep; Lexi Greenwood (Portland State) of Lewis and Clark; and Breanne Taylor (PSU) of Northwest Christian.

•4A Idaho state soccer champ Sandpoint had three players either sign letters or agree to confirm their admission.

Adam Crossingham is headed to Gonzaga; Daniel Anderson is going to Cal State Stanislaus, an NCAA Division II school; and Anders Nostahl is headed to Whitworth.

Alicia Mertz, also of Sandpoint, signed with Sonoma State University, a Division II school in California.

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