In brief: Local youth fare well at shooting championships
Grant Thurman, who competes for the Coeur d’Alene Gun Club, took third place out of 140 competitors in the Western Regional SCTP Clay Target Championships, held June 20-22 in Cody, Wyo. Thurman was third in sporting clays, fourth in trap and fifth in skeet.
Nathan Barron (Freeman) took first place in the intermediate division in sporting clays and skeet and took sixth overall.
Abbi Denmark swept all three events in the junior varsity division and Makaylyn Thompson (Colville), competing in the varsity division, was first in sporting clays and trap and second in skeet.
Other local placers included Tommy Hartman (Gonzaga Prep, third in junior varsity sporting clays) and Daniele Modderman (The Oaks, third in junior varsity skeet).
• The Spokane Junior Rifle Team recently competed in the 2013 Washington State Outdoor 3P Championships in Wentachee.
Team members included Steven Johnson, Rhiannon Johnson, Mason Maystrovich, Katie McAdams, Cassidy Wilson, Dani Ralston, Aidan Maddox, Garret Firestone, Skyler Lithco, Will Leeper, Jesse Johnson, Daniel Enger, Tanner Grabow, David Wright, Dirk Seymour, Ashley Sears, Brooks Bowen, Taylor Christian and Maliya Hillman.
Forty-five Eastern Washington University athletes were named to the 2013 Spring Academic All-Big Sky Conference team.
EWU and Montana each had 45 selections, the most of any BSC school without a softball program.
Idaho State led the Big Sky by a wide margin. The Bengals had 72 representatives in all, 15 more than runner-up Weber State.
To be eligible, student-athletes need to have participated in at least half of their teams’ competitions last season and achieved a cumulative GPA through the spring semester of at least 3.2.