Basketball: Montana State officials say two men’s basketball players are leaving the team.
Forward Shawn Reid (pictured above) of Post Falls told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle he asked for and was granted his release from the program. He will leave the school at the end of the spring semester.
Reid said neither his role nor the team’s 23-35 record over the past two seasons were primary factors in his decision. He averaged 10.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in earning honorable mention all-Big Sky Conference honors this winter.
He said the decision was “more just based on my happiness.” He said he’s looking for another school where he can play basketball.
MSU officials also confirm that former walk-on guard Tor Anderson of Savage, Minn., is leaving the program.
Proctor suffers another setback
Rodeo: Shane Proctor, the world champion bull rider from Grand Coulee, Wash., who broke his left arm while winning the title in Las Vegas in December, is injured again.
This time he hurt his right arm while competing in a nonsanctioned event in Texas. Proctor has a damaged nerve that causes his shoulder to come out of the socket.
“It’s nothing bad and I should only be out two to three weeks,” Proctor told the Pro Rodeo Sports News. “It’s just sore.
“I know it’s part of bull riding, but it’s getting to be a little bit frustrating. If it isn’t one thing, it’s always another.”
After missing the big winter indoor rodeos, Proctor is sitting in 36th place with $8,631 in earnings.
Johnson named to AHL team
Hockey: Spokane native and former Spokane Chiefs standout Tyler Johnson has been named to the 2011-12 American Hockey League all-rookie team.
In 70 games with the Norfolk (Va.) Admirals, Johnson recorded 29 goals and 35 assists for 64 points. He also has registered 26 penalty minutes, a plus-13 rating, 10 power-play goals and five winning goals.
Johnson is tied for third among AHL rookies in goals and power-play goals. He is also tied for sixth overall in the AHL in goals and ranks sixth overall in points.