Ryan gets extension with Hungarian hockey team
Derek Ryan, the Shadle Park graduate who played for the Spokane Chiefs from 2003-07, signed a one-year contract extension with Alba Volan Szekesfehervar, Hungary, after finishing ninth in the Austrian Erste Bank Hockey League scoring race.
Ryan, who also starred at the University of Alberta, had 25 goals and 24 assists in 50 games.
In three seasons with the Chiefs, Ryan had 67 goals and 100 assists. He was the WHL’s Western Conference Rookie of the Year in 2005 after scoring 14 goals and 32 assists. He was the team’s two-time scoring leader and Ken Rabel Most Sportsmanlike Player.
As a senior with the UA Golden Bears in 2010-11, he was the Canada West University MVP and scoring champion with 17 goals and 30 assists in 28 games.
Carly Noyes, a junior women’s basketball forward at Washington State University from Moses Lake, received honorable mention for a second straight year on the Pac-12 Conference All-Academic team.
To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be either a starter or significant contributor.
• Elaine Whaley, a Whitman College sophomore from Gonzaga Prep, tied for third overall with a 158 in the Northwest Conference Spring Classic women’s golf tournament last weekend at Wildhorse Golf Course in Mission, Ore.
• The Gonzaga women’s club volleyball team won the Division I-AAA national championship Saturday, beating Notre Dame 25-13, 25-22 in Kansas City, Mo. Mary Konis (Mt. Spokane) and Mady Dahlstrom (Mead) are on the nine-member squad.
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Montana Western volleyball: Mikayla Ness, outside/right-side hitter, from Central Valley. First-team All-Greater Spokane League who helped lead Bears to first State 4A appearance and 21-9 season record. Her U16 club team played in Junior National championships.
• North Idaho volleyball: Tessa Sian, 6-foot middle blocker from Huntley, Mont., a two-time second-team all-conference selection who helped her school to three state championships.
• Oregon Tech women’s basketball: Danielle Beltrame, 5-foot-6 guard from Deer Park. Averaged 10.4 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals per game and was named to All-Great Northern League second team and was selected to play for East team in the Washington All-State game.