Area roundup: CC Spokane splits baseball doubleheader
D.J. Smith pitched a four-hitter in the first game Wednesday to help Community Colleges of Spokane (13-13, 3-7) register a split with Blue Mountain (7-17, 1-9) in NWAACC baseball play at Pendleton, Ore.
Ethan Flory homered in the 11-1 opener as the Sasquatch seized control with a six-run fourth inning. Flory, Donnie Santos and Brenden Herzer had two hits apiece for CCS.
James Caldwell and Ryan Anderson combined on a five-hitter as the Timberwolves won the second game 3-1.
Track and field
CCS’ Shayle Dezellem won the heptathlon during her school’s multievents meet at Spokane Falls CC.
Dezellem scored 4,167 points to edge Jill Bennett of Northwest Nazarene by 50. Dezellem had the top times in the 200-meter run (26.69 seconds), 800 (2:21.81) and 100 hurdles (15.27).
Eastern Oregon’s Robbie Haynie scored 6,762 points to win the decathlon. Eastern Washington’s Kersee Lind (6,668) placed second, with the top efforts in the 1,500 (4:37.96), javelin (171 feet, 11 inches) and high jump (6-4 3/4).
Idaho coach Jon Newlee announced the signing of Natalie Lainhart, a 5-11 forward from Silverado High in Las Vegas.
Lainhart averaged 16.6 points, 13.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game during her senior season.
New Washington State head coach Jen Greeny announced the addition of assistants Pat Stangle and Burdette Greeny.
Stangle, originally from Spokane, was an assistant at Washington from 2002-03 and head coach at Wyoming from 2004-07.
Burdette Greeny, who pitched for WSU in 1997, also assisted his wife at Lewis-Clark State from 2007-10.
Longtime boys basketball assistant coach Marc Allert has been named Post Falls’ girls basketball coach, replacing Chris Johnson, who resigned last month after 17 years.
• Coeur d’Alene standout 6-foot-3 post Carli Rosenthal, a four-year starter, made it official when she signed a letter of intent to play at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif.
Rosenthal, who led CdA to three straight state titles before a runner-up finish this year, was named the 5A player of the year for the second straight season.
• Post Falls basketball standout Connor Hill signed a letter of intent with Idaho, turning down a preferred walk-on opportunity at Washington State.
Hill, a four-year starter, led Post Falls to the 5A state title two years ago. The Trojans took fourth this year.
Hill was named the 5A player of the year. He averaged 21.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists. He finished ranked second in career scoring at Post Falls with 1,192.
North Idaho College announced that head coach Scott Moorcroft has submitted his resignation for personal reasons.
Moorcroft guided the Cardinals to four consecutive Scenic West Athletic Conference championships and earned Region 18 Coach of the Year honors in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Moorcroft will step down as head coach at the end of the school year to pursue further graduate studies and a college teaching career at Boise State University.