Basketball: Chris Sarbaugh (pictured above), the former Gonzaga Prep basketball standout who redshirted at Gonzaga University last season, is transferring to North Idaho College.
“I loved Gonzaga, loved the people there, but I only have five years to play four years of basketball and I want to take advantage of it the best I can,” Sarbaugh said.
Sarbaugh, a 6-foot-3 guard, was named MVP of the 2011 State 4A tournament after leading G-Prep to the title. He had 17 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in a 61-41 win over Curtis in the championship game.
Sarbaugh has signed with NIC and he’s eligible immediately.
“I think he can play three positions,” NIC coach Jared Phay said. “I watched him play in the state championship game and he’s a proven winner.”
Kingma reveals transfer to WSU
Basketball: Former Oregon guard Brett Kingma announced on his Twitter page Monday afternoon that he plans to transfer to Washington State to play basketball.
WSU just completed a two-week trip in Australia and a spokesman could not immediately confirm Kingma’s transfer.
Kingma, who as a freshman last season played 9.1 minutes per game and averaged 3.1 points, told The Seattle Times in June that he was transferring from Oregon to pursue a program that could better help him reach his potential.
Johnson brings cup to Spokane
Hockey: After winning the American Hockey League championship with the Norfolk Admirals, former Spokane Chiefs forward and Liberty Lake native Tyler Johnson will host a day with the Calder Cup at various locations on Tuesday.
The Central Valley graduate is seventh all time in Chiefs history in goals (128) and points (282).
Johnson, who signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL in 2011, will have the trophy from 11 a.m. to noon at the Arena, where fans can take their picture with the cup. The cup will move to the Frontier Ice Arena in Coeur d’Alene at 2 p.m.
Johnson’s day will wrap up at the Spokane Indians’ game at 6:30 at Avista Stadium, where he is scheduled to throw out the first pitch.