Basketball: Manute Bol, a lithe 7-foot-7 shot-blocker from Sudan who spent 10 seasons in the NBA and was dedicated to humanitarian work in Africa, died Saturday. He was 47.
Bol died at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, where he was being treated for severe kidney trouble and a painful skin condition, Tom Prichard, executive director of the group Sudan Sunrise, said.
Nine holes of new course open
Golf: The Galena Ridge Golf Course at Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg will open nine of its proposed 18 holes for play by the public today.
The current nine-hole layout, designed by John Thronson, features dramatic elevation changes, stunning mountain views and cavernous, well-placed bunkers, many of which have yet to be filled with sand because of the wet spring weather that has prohibited the use of heavy equipment during the latter stages of the construction process.
As of late Friday afternoon, several tee times were still available for today’s formal opening. Anyone wishing to make a tee time or obtain additional information about the 3,617-yard nine-hole layout is asked to call (208) 783-1522. Walk-ups are accepted, but tee times – which can be made 30 days in advance – are recommended.
A virtual tour of the course can be accessed at http://silvermt.com.
East All-State girls sweep West
Basketball: The East Side of the state dominated the West Side – winning all three games of the Washington All-State girls basketball games at West Valley HS.
West Valley’s Shaniqua Niles poured in 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to power the East to a 95-76 victory over the West in the 3A/2A game. North Central’s Riley Holsinger added 18 points and eight rebounds for the East.
Freeman’s Megan McIntyre scored 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting – including a pair of 3-pointers – and the East held off the West 72-62 in the 1A game. Gaby Gonzalez of Cashmere topped the East with 12 points.
Asotin’s Shelby Barnes netted 15 points and the East romped to a 96-37 win over the West in the 2B/1B game. Amber Jones of White Swan scored 14, while Reardan’s Kelsey Moos had 11 points and eight boards.