The Spokane Shadow soccer club took its show to the national stage recently, and gave a performance worthy of a gold star.
The Shadow’s G94-Philp squad won the women’s U-19 gold championship at the Pleasanton (Calif.) RAGE College Showcase 2012. The Shadow won all four games, beating Eagles Blue (3-0), Mission Viejo SC MVSC (4-1), California Futbol CFC Valedoras (4-0) and SC Athletic (3-0).
Players who competed are: Whittni Mundel, Jesse Green, Kendra Morscheck, Katy Weisbeck, Laci Rennaker, Karlee Goehner, Dariyan Johnston, Madi Payne, Jess Geibel, Maddie Aldrich, Paige Gallaway, Brittany Dugger, Riley Richardson, Natalie Middleton and Meghan Pagano.
The team is coached by Dan Philp.
• Shadow take second: The Spokane Shadow’s G96-B team placed second at the U.S. Club National Cup XI Finals Girls U15 Premier in Chicago on Monday. In Group B play, the Shadow beat Northern Steel Select 31 and Classics Eagles FC Red 1-0 but fell to Sockers FC 1-0 before losing 2-1 to Real Magic in the final.
Players who competed are: Kasey Ames, Amanda Butler, Jessica Ellingsen, Cassie Fielding, Sydney Goldfeldt, McKenzie Lemer, Emma Long, Hailey Nypen, Megan Oliver, Sharaya Roberts, Jessica Scott, Annie Shellerud, Erica Simpson, McKenna Stocker, Kelsi Walker and Sydney Weiler. The team is coached by Brandon Schreiner.
The Shadow’s B95-A team competed in the U16 Boys Super Group and didn’t advance from group play.
• Thunder compete at nationals: The Idaho Thunder FC-Anderson U-17 team finished 1-2 at the U.S. Club National Tournament last weekend in Waukegan, Ill., after winning the U.S. Club Northwest Regional Tournament in June.
The Thunder finished 1-2 in pool play, falling short of qualifying for the title game in the eight-team tournament. They competed in the super group, which is the elite of the two levels at the tournament.
The Thunder’s roster is made up of high school players from Washington and Idaho, including: Mason Sanchez, Reece Knudsen, Ryley Sullivan, Jake Nelson, Montgomery Boyd, Tanner Beadles, Colton Grytness, Graison Le, Austin Keyes, Alec Johnson, Alex Opland, Timmy Mueller, Pete Busche and Jacob Kraut.
They are coached by Briggs Anderson.
The Northwest Blazers Orange girls basketball team captured first place at the End of the Trail Music City Madness tournament in Nashville, Tenn. The Blazers beat Cal Swish Black 66-59 in the championship game to go 7-0 at the event, which features 256 teams.
Players who competed are: Pele Gianotti, Jordan McPhee, Brittany McPhee, Kelsey Moos, Brittney Paukoa, Brooke Paukoa, Jade Redmon, Brooke Reilly and Karlee Wilson.
Moos was selected first-team MVP and Redmon, Wilson and Brittany McPhee were named All-Tournament.
The coach is Steve Klees.
Four Spokane-area teams are among the 32 in the Amateur Softball Association 10-U B Western National tournament that begins today at the Merkel Sports Complex.
Spokane Crash, the Spokane Girls Fastpitch Softball Association regular-season and tournament champion, and the tournament runner-up Lakesiders (Nine Mile Falls) are host teams for the event and are joined in the field by the Spokane Diamonds and Spokane Stealth.
Twenty-four teams from California dominate the field, which also includes teams from Hawaii, Colorado, Montana and Washington.
Two rounds of pool-play games will be played today and Wednesday, beginning at 10 a.m., with the double- elimination championship portion of the tournament running Thursday through Sunday.