Fall student-athletes honored

The Greater Spokane League, in conjunction with the National Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, announced the winners of its fall student-athlete award.

Given for the 13th year, the award recognizes a female and a male athlete at each of the 10 GSL schools “who demonstrate superior balance in academics, athletics and community involvement.”

The  winners by school:

Central Valley -  Jessie Kunz-Pfeiffer, soccer;  Nicholas Shaber, football. Ferris - Lauren Reid, volleyball; Liam Cossette, cross country. Gonzaga Prep - Amanda Schmitz, cross country; Jack Padon, football. Lewis and Clark - Janice Smith, soccer; Paul Vogeler, football. Mead - Emily Herbster, volleyball; Matt Wetzel, football.

Mt. Spokane - Paiton Larson, volleyball; Kees von Michalosfski, cross country. North Central -  Cassandra Browell, volleyball; Kai Wilmot, cross country. Rogers - Tam Nguyen, volleyball; James Welty, football; Shadle Park - Madeline Ritter, volleyball; Conner Tangeman, football. University - Kylie Collins, volleyball; Taylor Smith, cross country.

College scene

The early season results for two area athletes on the Western Washington women’s basketball team have been contrasting.

Junior point guard Jenni White from East Valley leads the 4-5 Vikings in assists (a 4.0 average with 36) and is shooting 48.3 percent (14 of 29) from beyond the 3-point line while averaging 10.2 points a game.

Meanwhile, reserve junior forward Aleisha Hathaway from Shadle Park is out indefinitely after suffering a concussion. She has missed the last five games, scoring six points with four rebounds in the four games in which she’s played.

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