Cody Hurley parlayed consistency with a hot hand at just the right time into victory at the Junior Bowlers Tour stop at Sunset Lanes in Coeur d’Alene last Sunday.
Hurley, who had only two games below 200 all day, heated up in the match-play portion of qualifying to settle into second going into the five-person finals. Hurley first beat Steven Talbot, who had won the first two finals matches, then knocked off top qualifier Jesse Covington 233-193 for the title.
Talbot finished third, Tony Werley was fourth and Nathan Rawley fifth.
Karl Fencl had the day’s two highest games, 268 and 279. Kolette Foster had games of 232 and 234 for the girls.
The next JBT in March 4 at Deer Park.
Hannah Kiser, a sophomore at Idaho, and both the Vandals’ men’s and women’s cross country teams were named to U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division I All-Academic teams.
Kiser, from Wenatchee, has a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average as a molecular biology and chemistry double major.
The Vandals women have the best cross country team GPA in the WAC for the second straight year, 3.60, which tied for 15th among 205 teams nationally. The Idaho men also were No. 1 in the WAC, and 11th among 147 teams nationally, with a 3.50 GPA.
• The Washington State women’s cross country team received a Division I All-Academic award from the USTFCCCA with a 3.41 team GPA. All 12 Pac-12 women’s teams were among the 205 teams nationally honored.
• Gonzaga’s women had the second-best GPA in the WCC, it’s 3.48 behind league newcomer BYU’s 3.53, to earn Division I All-Academic recognition from the USTFCCCA.
• In Division III, Whitworth’s Trevor Berrian and Joy Shufeldt and its men’s and women’s cross country teams received All-Academic honors from the USTFCCCA. Berrian and the Whitworth men had a 3.37 GPA; Shufeldt and the women had a 3.49. To qualify, individuals must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better.
• Derek Frenzel from Moscow, Idaho, a sophomore swimmer at Puget Sound, broke his Northwest Conference record in the 200 butterfly at the NWC Championships last weekend with a time of 1 minute, 50.08 seconds, automatically qualifying him for the NCAA Division III Championships next month.
Letters of intent
• Carroll women’s basketball: Chelsea Chandler, 5-foot-9, wing, 2011 Shadle Park graduate, averaged 11 points, seven rebounds, second-team All-Greater Spokane League, played in All-State games; Katie Estey, 5-6, guard, Central Valley, left-hander averaging 10.1 points, 2.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds for Bears; Cassie Anderson, 5-8, wing, Gonzaga Prep, averages 9 points for Bullpups.
• Carroll men’s basketball: Ryan Gregory, 6-foot, guard, Gonzaga Prep, key sixth man on 2010-11 State 4A champions.
• Idaho women’s golf: Cassie McKinley, Shoreline, Wash., third in State 3A tournament as a junior.
Diane Pascua, a standout former Bulldogs player from 1995-99, was added to Gonzaga University head coach Dave Gantt’s staff.
Pascua became a permanent assistant after the 2011 season, replacing Abby Bennett, who transitioned into the athletic development office in the fall.
Prior to joining the Bulldogs, Pascua had been on the Association of Volleyball (AVP) tour since 2004, ranking in the Top 32. Pascua, who has coached men and women at varying levels, spent 10 years as the coaching director for the Solana Beach Volleyball Club in California, and is in her second year coaching the Spokane Splash U-18 club team.