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Gately collects victory at JBT stop

High scores and an exciting finish highlighted the Junior Bowlers Tour stop at Deer Park Lanes on Oct. 28.

Leading qualifier Ryan Gately pulled out the victory, 198-188, over No. 5 qualifier Steven Talbot as both cooled off after some high qualifying series. Gately rolled series of 941 and 870 and Talbot, who had to knock off three higher qualifiers to get to the title match, had an 897 to vault from eighth into the fifth and final spot in the roll-offs.

Nik Gosselin, who had series of 917 and 888, finished third; Bry Tillett, who had an 897, was fourth; and Robbie Winchell, who rolled the day’s highest series, a 964, and high game, a 279, was fifth.

Shelby Snyder had high game for the girls, a 211.

The next JBT event is Nov. 18 at North Bowl.

College scene

Laurie Yearout, senior setter at Western Washington from Lewis and Clark, was named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week for Oct. 28-Nov. 3.

Yearout had 67 assists (an 11.17 average per set) in leading the Vikings to sweeps of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Fairbanks. She also had five kills, four blocks and 11 digs. She ranks fourth nationally among in NCAA Division II in assists (12.05, 940) and is fourth on the WWU all-time career list with 2,927 assists.

• Kyle Johnson , a Western Washington senior from Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls), just missed earning all-district honors for a second straight year, finishing 26th in the NCAA Division II West Regional cross country championships last weekend in Hawaii. The top 25 are all-district. Johnson clocked 33 minutes, 21 seconds over the 10K course.

The Vikings finished third, earning a sixth straight team trip to the Division II Championships Saturday in Joplin, Mo.

Jake Hombel, a Community Colleges of Spokane freshman from University High, was named the NWAACC Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week after running a personal best of 25:47 in wind and rain at the 8K Kyle Burnside Wildhorse Invitational on Oct. 19 in Pendleton, Ore.

High school scene

The Greater Spokane League and National Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers announced the fall recipients of the NECA/IBEW GSL Award.

One male and one female athlete are selected from each of the 10 GSL schools for demonstrating superior balance in academics, athletics and community involvement. 

Winners of the 12th annual fall awards:

Central Valley – Alexandria Moore, cross country; Austin Rehkow, football. Ferris – Grace Pochis, slowpitch softball; Travis Thorne, cross country.  Gonzaga Prep – Bianna Nikdel, volleyball; Trevor Cote, football. Lewis and Clark – Caitlyn Hughes, volleyball; Kuo Derek Ellingsen, football. Mead – Mackenzie McPhee, volleyball; Andrew Gardner, cross country. 

Mt. Spokane – Kelsey Frank, soccer; Sam Stewart, football. North Central – Katie Knight, cross country; Jake Hoffman, football. Rogers – Sydney Roberts, volleyball; Travis Knight, football. Shadle Park – Emily Stone, cross country; Brian Hafferkamp, cross country. University – Karly Schuh, slowpitch softball; Daniel Brunner, cross country.

Jamie Weisner, a former Spokane resident who was a multisport standout at Clarkston, leading the Bantams to the school’s first girls state basketball championship, was named the Female Athlete of the Year at the sixth annual Warrior Athletic Association awards banquet in Lewiston last month.

Weisner is now a freshman on the Oregon State women’s basketball team.

Other award winners were Justin Robie of Grangeville High, Male Athlete of the Year; Clarkston girls basketball, Team of the Year; Pat Teichmer, Lewiston girls basketball, Coach of the Year; and Kim and Keith Jacobs of Kamiah, Meritorious Award.

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