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Eastern announces 13th class of hall inductees

Tom Ackerman, Larry Hattemer, Mick Landmark and Hal Werner will join the 1986-87 women’s basketball team as the 13th class of inductees into the Eastern Washington University Athletics Hall of Fame and will be honored on Oct. 5 in Cheney.

In addition, Vic Wallace will be given the EWU Hall of Fame Service and Contribution Award.

Ackerman was an All-America offensive lineman in 1995 and played eight seasons in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans.

Hattemer was Eastern’s offensive line coach and offensive coordinator from 1979-91. Former NFL players Ed Simmons and Kevin Sargent are among the nine All-Big Sky performers and four All-Americans he coached.

Landmark was another outstanding offensive lineman at Eastern, earning honorable mention All-American honors in 1966 and twice being named All-Evergreen Conference.

Werner was a conference champion in the javelin in 1951 and served as Eastern’s head track and field coach from 1966-1970.

The ’86-87 women’s basketball team, coached by Bill Smithpeters and Brenda Souther, won the Mountain West Conference championship and was the first EWU team to play in the NCAA women’s tournament.


Gonzaga University sophomore Sean Walsh tied for 37th at the 110th Trans-Mississippi Championship that concluded Wednesday. The championship was held at Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif.

Walsh, who closed out his freshman campaign as the West Coast Conference Newcomer of the Year, ended the three-day, 72-hole championship with a 3-over-par 283 (73-64-75-71).


The Eastern Washington University men’s hockey team and Hockey Ministries International will team to present a hockey school at EWU’s University Recreation Center rink July 21-26.

HMI is a 34-year-old worldwide organization that offers chapel services for hockey players from the NHL to the Western Hockey League and leagues and levels in between. Their hockey school arm offers instruction at various sites across the U.S. and Canada with the organization headquartered in Montreal, Quebec.

Registration will take place next Sunday at the URC. Cost of the week’s instruction, other activities, room and board is $550.

Former Spokane Chief Tyler Johnson and current Chief Tanner Mort will be among the coaches.

Info:, or   email hmispokane Or call Todd Ulrich or J.C. Thomas at 509-466-2990.


Don Goldsworthy, 32, of Spokane recently competed in the APF Primal Strength Fest in Portland. He weighed in at 232 pounds and had a bench press of 744.1 pounds. Goldsworthy continues his pursuit of the 242-pound weight class world record of 920.4 pounds held by Jake Prazak of Iowa.


Washington State University sophomore Nicole Hare has been named to Rowing Canada Aviron’s 2013 Under-23 Team and will compete with the women’s eight crew at the 2013 World Rowing U23 Championships, July 24-28, 2013 at Linz, Austria.

Rowing Canada Aviron announced the team this past week.

During her freshman season at WSU, Hare (Calgary, Alberta), competed in the varsity 8 boat, helping lead her crew to a 14th-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Championships. She was named the 2012 Junior Female Sculler of the Year by Rowing Canada Aviron in January and was the junior rower of the year for both the Calgary Rowing Club and Alberta Rowing Association in 2011.


Caroline Lilley, a former collegiate standout at Georgia Tech University, has been hired as the first full-time assistant coach for the Gonzaga University program.

 Lilley, a native of Portland, last served as a volunteer assistant at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.

Track and field

Gonzaga University cross country and track head coach Pat Tyson announced the addition of freshmen Dillon Quintana from Mt. Baker High, and Kinsly Smith of Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Quintana capped his senior season by winning the Washington State 2A 3,200 meters in 9 minutes, 32.74 seconds for a 9-second victory. In cross country, he won the 2A title in 15:50.0

Smith ran at several distances, from 200 to 3,200 meters, in high school. As a senior he placed fifth in the Wyoming State 3A Championship in the 200 in a career-best 23.03, third in the 400 in a career-best 50.78 and just .42 seconds out of first and ran the second leg on the state championship 4x800 relay team that won in 8:20.83.

Jeff Schaller of Pullman won the bronze medal Friday at the National Masters Track and Field Championships in Olathe, Kan.

Schaller placed third in the 400 meters (men’s 65-69 age group) with a time of 66.15 seconds. He also claimed fifth in the 100 meters on Saturday at 13.98.


North Idaho College coach Miles Kydd announced that the Cardinals have signed a pair of foreign-born outside hitters in Larissa Claassen of Bad Essen, Germany, and Brittany Aldridge of Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Claassen played youth volleyball with SV Bad Laer, which finished second at Germany’s 2012 U18 Volleyball Championships. Aldridge was her high school’s four-time MVP in volleyball. She was a first-team all-star at the British Columbia AAAA High School Provincial Championships, where her team placed fourth her senior year.