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In brief: EWU hires Valeria as cornerbacks coach

Thu., March 22, 2012

College football: Filling a hole that had been vacant since the beginning of last season, Eastern Washington hired Cherokee Valeria as cornerbacks coach, the school announced Wednesday.

Valeria replaces Torey Hunter, who was hired by Idaho in August.

Valeria, a former college teammate of EWU head coach Beau Baldwin, coached defensive backs last season at Southeast Missouri State. He was also the team’s assistant recruiting coordinator.

Valeria and Baldwin were teammates in the 1990s at Central Washington, where Valeria coached cornerbacks in 2005-6 before taking the same position at Idaho State for three seasons. Valeria spent three seasons as cornerbacks coach at ISU.

Stars Shootout set for weekend

Girls basketball: The Spokane Stars’ annual spring tournament, the Stars Shootout, is Saturday and Sunday at The Warehouse.

Six teams are in the elite division and nine in the all-star division. Play begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday.

The championship game Sunday in the elite division is at 12:45 p.m. and at 2 in the all-star division.

Day-pass admission is $5 and $3 for seniors and students younger than 18.

The top players in the Inland Northwest are playing on area teams.

StoneRidge opens Friday

Golf: StoneRidge Golf Club in Blanchard, Idaho, will open Friday, professional Tim Morton said.

The 18-hole course, with a newly remodeled Bar & Grill, and fully stocked Pro Shop, is accepting tee times. Call (208) 437-4653.


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