Chase student wins archery title
Logan Bunker has added another archery national championship to his growing resume.
Bunker, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at Chase Middle School, earned the national title in the 12-14-year-old division at the National Field Archery Association Marked 3-D National Championships last weekend in Redding, Calif.
Over three days of shooting, Bunker compiled a score of 1,503 out of a possible 1,540, defeating his nearest opponent by 11 points.
A couple of months ago, Bunker, who has been shooting for a little over a year, earned a title and a second-place finish in the USA Archery National Indoor Championships. In July, he plans to travel to Hamilton, Ohio, for the USA Archery Outdoor National Championships.
Ethan Vaughn, a Montana junior from Mead, was named to the All-Big Sky Conference second team in men’s tennis after earning first-team honors a year ago.
Vaughn had a 9-0 record at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles and was 8-2 at No. 3 and No. 4 singles.
“There are no guarantees in sports, but when Ethan is playing in the middle of the lineup he is very close to automatic,” Grizzlies coach Kris Nord said. “He is a very smart player and this year I pushed him to be more aggressive. When he started stepping into his hitting I think he started to show how great of a tennis player he can be.”
• Jamie Brunner, a Whitworth senior from Chelan, was named to the All-West Region third team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
Brunner led the Pirates softball team in five categories, including RBIs with 48.
• Shelby Carter, a North Idaho College catcher who holds the school’s career home run record with 34, signed a letter of commitment with an NCAA Division I school, Tennessee-Chattanooga
High school scene
Pullman teams collected three honors, Northwest Christian had a couple, and two Greater Spokane League schools finished on top when the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association named academic state champions for the spring sports season.
Sponsored by the Dairy Farmers of Washington and Les Schwab Tires, the award recognizes the teams with the highest grade point average in each sport and classification.
Pullman teams earned academic state championships in the 2A classification in baseball (3.63 GPA), girls tennis (3.86) and boys soccer (3.542). Northwest Christian was a 2B state champion in boys (3.56) and girls (3.66) golf.
Mead was honored in 4A softball (3.615) and Ferris was a 4A champion in boys soccer (3.526).
Other area academic state champions: St. George’s, 2B baseball, 3.492; Colfax, 2B softball, 3.65; Almira/Coulee-Hartline, 1B softball, 3.833; and St. John-Endicott, 1B girls track and field, 3.753.
• Buoyed by four championships, Pullman won the Great Northern League All Sports Championship for the 11th time in 15 years, outscoring runner-up East Valley 104-94.5.
Following were West Valley (87.5), Cheney (86), Deer Park (74.5), Clarkston (67) and Colville (64.5). Each school won at least one league title with Deer Park also winning four.
Letters of intent
Gonzaga men’s golf: Sean Carlino, Hamilton, Ontario, transferring from Grand Valley State as a sophomore and be immediately eligible next fall, a consistent high finisher in Ontario and Canadian major junior tournaments.
Montana Tech women’s basketball: Danielle Beltrame, a 5-foot-7 guard, who played her first three high school years at Mt. Spokane before playing her senior season at Deer Park, where she was second-team All-Great Northern League, is transferring from Oregon Tech, where she redshirted last season as a freshman; Kabri Emerson, 6-foot post, transferring from North Idaho College, where she averaged 8.6 points and 6.3 rebounds and was second-team All-Region 18.
The Spokane Soccer Club Shadow boys ’99-A team won the U13 boys championship during the Washington Youth Soccer Championship Cup and Challenge Cup tournaments last weekend at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.
Matt Leonard coaches the team that will represent the state at the 2013 U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV President’s Cup in Boise June 12-16.
The SSC Shadow Girls ’00-A team, coached by Abbas Faridnia, lost 1-0 in the finals to Northwest Nationals of Mountlake Terrace and finished the season as the state’s No. 2-ranked girls U12 team.