Locally: CC Spokane to induct 10 former basketball players into Hall of Fame
Ten men who played basketball at Community Colleges of Spokane from 1980-93, six of them from Spokane County schools and one from Coeur d’Alene, will be inducted into the basketball wing of the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame on March 15 at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Building on the Spokane Falls Community College campus.
Inductees will be Ken Lunde from Shadle Park, 1980-81 and ’82-83; Darryl Roberts, Hayward, Calif., 1982-84; Dale Haaland, Leavenworth, Wash., 1982-84; Lennie Parham, Medical Lake, 1983-85; and Cass Gebbers, Wenatchee, 1983-85.
Also, Bobby Jack Sumler, Lewis and Clark, 1985-86; Jamie Nilles, Shadle Park, 1986-87 and ’88-89; Jon Mitchell, Coeur d’Alene, 1987-89; Aaron Childress, Shadle Park , 1990-92; and Steve Ball, Cheney, 1991-93.
Lunde continues to rank as the third leading rebounder in school history with 541. Roberts, Haaland, Parham and Gebbers led CCS to an unbeaten Eastern Region championship and third place in the conference tournament in 1984, when Roberts was the region MVP. Parham was the region MVP in 1985 on another CCS title team.
Sumler, who set a school record with 150 steals in his one season as a player, returned to the school as an assistant coach for more than seven years. Nilles led the team in rebounds and assists his sophomore season, “and in charges taken,” noted his coach, Sam Brasch. Mitchell was a two-time all-region selection and had a 40-point game that ranks fourth in school history. Childress set the school career scoring record with 940 points and helped lead CCS to the region championship in 1992, when he was region MVP. Ball was an all-region selection in 1993 when he set a school record with a 19.6 scoring average after teaming with Childress to lead the team to a region championship as a freshman.
For ticket information, email sunni.strand @scc.spokane.edu, phone to Nancy Zacher at (509) 533-3630.
Kjirsten Magnuson of Coeur d’Alene, a 2011 graduate of Gonzaga Prep and a junior at Loyola Marymount, earned first-team honors in the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke for her performance in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation swimming championships last weekend.
Magnuson, who also attended Lake City High School and swam for the Coeur d’Alene Area Swim Team, broke LMU records in both events in which she was honored with career-best marks. She timed 23.13 seconds in finishing third in the 50 free and was second in the 100 back with a 54.90 time that broke the longest-standing record on the LMU books.
A second-team all-conference selection in the 100 back as a sophomore after placing sixth, she also swam a leg on the Lions’ 400 individual medley team that set a school record with a time of 3:45.25 in placing fifth last weekend.
• Austin Campbell of Spokane, a goalie on the the Milwaukee School of Engineering team, was named to the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association All-Freshman team.
After starting the season as the Raiders’ No. 2 goalie, Campbell wound up starting 14 of the 15 games in which he played, including 10 of the team’s last 13 games. He compiled a 2.04 goals-against average with a .923 save percentage, both the third best marks in school history.
• Isaac Griffith, a Western Washington sophomore from Lewis and Clark, placed fifth in the men’s 5,000 meters at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend in Nampa, Idaho. He timed 15 minutes, 16.05 seconds.
Emily Stralser, a WWU senior from Cheney, placed seventh in the women’s pentathlon with 2,861 points while brother Michael, a junior, was 10th in the men’s pentathlon with 3,626 points for the Vikings, who successfully defended their conference indoor championship.
• Alyssa Charlston, an Idaho senior, was named a second-team Capital One Women’s Division I Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Charlston, a three-time Academic All-WAC selection who earned third-team CoSIDA All-America honors as a sophomore in 2011-12, has a 3.97 grade-point average majoring in broadcasting and digital media. She is from Sammamish, Wash.
• Shelby Cheslek, a Gonzaga redshirt sophomore from Pullman, received honorable mention on the West Coast Conference women’s basketball All-Academic team with a 3.36 GPA in business administration.
Letters of intent
Clark College men’s soccer: Ian Schimandle of Cheney, a 5-foot-6 senior forward.
Lewis-Clark State women’s tennis: Hailey Little of Lake City, Timberwolves’ top singles player and on top doubles team.
Rich Cullen, a Mead graduate whose resume includes playing time in the MLS and USL-1, will join the Eastern Washington women’s program as goalkeeper coach for the 2014 season, head coach Chad Bodnar announced.
Cullen, who runs a goalkeeping academy in Spokane Valley, was a four-year letter winner at Air Force, earning all-conference honors three times.
After graduation, he spent one season with the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer and two with the Seattle Sounders of the United Soccer League First Division before returning to the Air Force Academy in 2003 as an assistant coach in the men’s program. He returned to Spokane in 2007 and has spent time coaching since.