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Locally: Cheney girls bowl way to title

Sun., March 3, 2013, midnight

Cheney won the girls division of the Washington State Bowling Proprietors Association High School Varsity Championships Feb. 16-17 at Acme Bowl in Tukwila, Wash.

Rebekah Hagreen, who had a 155 average, and Michaela Ebert, who averaged 150, were named to the All-State second team. Other members of Cheney’s championship team, which compiled a 3,069 pinfall to win by 40 pins, were Lexi Lessard, Summer Mae and Sarah Pierson. Mark Dixon is the coach.

Shelby Snyder of Shadle Park was first-team All-State with a Girls Division-leading 205 average, and Megan Smith of Shadle earned second-team All-State with a 149 average.

Matthew Durheim of Mt. Spokane won the Boys Division II singles title, averaging 169, and Grace Martin of Rogers was the Girls Division II champion. She had a 140 average.

Cheney finished fifth in Boys Division III and landed Justin Owens on the All-State team with a Division III-leading 201 average.

Other area schools, team and individual singles finishes and all-state honors:

Boys Division I: Team – Moses Lake, second; Shadle Park, third; Deer Park/Riverside, fifth. Singles – Tyler Sumpter, Mt. Spokane, fourth, 207 average. All-State, first team – John Lough, Shadle Park, 215; Clint Norlen, Deer Park/Riverside, 208. Second team – Anthony Wood, Moses Lake, 203; Dylan Young, Shadle Park, 203; Bill Shestock, Moses Lake, 195.

Boys Division II: Singles – Zachary Smith, Rogers, fourth, 165.

Girls Division I: Singles – Heather Lundgren, Mead, second, 204.

College scene

Kjirsten Magnuson, a sophomore on the Loyola Marymount swim team, earned All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation second-team honors in the 100 backstroke following the conference meet.

Magnuson, who graduated from Gonzaga Prep and swam for the Coeur d’Alene Area Swim Team, turned in a time of 56.59 seconds in the championship final after swimming a personal-best 56.35 in the preliminary. That time is third-fastest in LMU history and qualified her for the event in the 2013 Winter National Championships next December.

Ryan Nicholas, a Portland junior from Gonzaga Prep, was selected to the West Coast Conference All-Academic team in men’s basketball with a 3.47 grade-point average in psychology.

Todd Wakefield, a Washington State red-shirt sophomore from Kearns, Australia, was named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association 2012 Division I All-Academic team in men’s cross country with a 3.29 GPA in movement studies. He was the only Pac-12 runner to receive the honor.

Additionally, the WSU men were named an All-Academic Team with a 3.35 team GPA. The Cougars were one of two Pac-12 teams among the 145 honored.

Jason Nokes, a Western Washington senior from Mt. Spokane, who runs on the Vikings’ men’s 4x400 relay team, was named a West Region all-star for the 2013 indoor season by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The top three relay teams in the region earned the designation.

Letter of intent

Walla Walla Community College volleyball: Samantha Thompson, 6-foot middle blocker from Rogers, second-team All-Greater Spokane League, three-year varsity starter, four years club volleyball.


Six members of the Spokane Junior Rifle Club team captured nine first-place awards at a National Rifle Association Open International Sectional match last weekend at the Spokane Rifle Club.

Daniel Enger, 14, who attends Pioneer Middle School in Walla Walla and is a member of the SJRC, earned three firsts and Maliya Hillman, 14, Sacajawea Middle School, was a double winner.

The SJRC winners:

Three-Position .22 smallbore: Tanner Grabow, 18, Shadle Park, expert class, with a score of 1,091; Hillman, sharpshooter, 1,074; Enger, marksman, 1,052.

Metric 3-Position .22 smallbore: Hillman, expert, 1,059; Enger, sharpshooter, 1,066; Michael Cooper, 15, Mt. Spokane, marksman, 1,028.

Air: Enger, sharpshooter, 557.

Sporter Air: Cassidy Wilson, 12, Deer Park Middle School, match winner, 432; Katie McAdams, 11, Northwest Christian/home school, sporter, 380.

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