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Area roundup: Gonzaga women’s rowing coach resigns

Gonzaga University women’s rowing head coach Melissa Flint announced her resignation after four seasons, the school said Wednesday.

Gonzaga won two West Coast Conference Championships under Flint and won nine gold medals at the Western Intercollegiate Championships (WIRA), including earning gold in all four events at the 2009 WIRA. Flint also was named West Coast Conference Coach of the Year in 2008. 

Flint joined the Bulldogs’ coaching staff in 2003 as an assistant coach.

“We thank Melissa for her passion and dedication to Gonzaga and the women’s rowing program for the past eight years,” Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth said in a school press release. “We wish her all the best in her future aspirations.”


Big Bend scored two runs in the 11th inning to down CC Spokane 7-5 and sweep the NWAACC doubleheader played at Spokane Falls CC.

The Vikings won the opener 6-3, racking up 15 hits, including four each from sophomores Billy and Bryan Karwacki, both Gonzaga Prep graduates.

The Sasquatch (16-22, 6-16) led the second game 5-1 before the Vikings (19-19, 10-12) tied it with a four-run seventh inning that eventually sent the game into extra innings. The Sasquatch outhit the Vikings 13-11 in the game but committed six errors for 10 errors on the day.

Alex Wolf (Deer Park) had five hits over the two games for Spokane.

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