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Knight takes Gatorade honor

Sat., Jan. 14, 2012

Cross country: The latest honor is in for Katie Knight.

The North Central distance running standout has been named 2011-12 Gatorade Washington Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.

The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character, distinguishes Knight as Washington’s best high school girls cross country runner.

The 5-foot-6 junior won the State 3A championship in November with a course-record time of 17 minutes, 10.6 seconds. She has also won the Bob Firman Invitational and Nike Border Clash, finished second at the NXN Northwest Regional championships and placed third at the Nike Cross Nationals.

WR Frederick returns to Shock

Football: The Spokane Shock announced Friday that WR Charles Frederick, nicknamed “ET,” has been added to the 2012 roster.  The 2007 AFL Rookie of the Year played a key role in capturing the af2 ArenaCup Championship for Spokane in 2006. That season, Frederick (6-foot, 205) led the team in receptions (85), receiving yards (973), and receiving touchdowns (22).

In 2007, Frederick made the jump to the AFL with the Kansas City Brigade where he continued to flourish under coach Chris Siegfried’s offense, recording a rookie- leading 115 receptions – including 27 for touchdowns – with 1,397 yards.

Frederick was a member of the Jacksonville Sharks in 2011.

This Yankee hurts her pride

Baseball: George Steinbrenner’s daughter had a tough day in pinstripes.

Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal hurt her leg running out an infield grounder and had to leave the first game of the New York Yankees’ fantasy camp for women in Tampa, Fla.

The Yankees’ vice chair was injured during her first at-bat at the team’s spring training complex. Swindal played on a team coached by former major league pitcher Al Downing.

Associated Press

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