Area roundup: WSU coach Donnie Marbut in car accident
Washington State baseball coach Donnie Marbut was admitted to Pullman Regional Hospital on Thursday evening following a three-car automobile accident.
Marbut was on his way to WSU’s game against San Jose State and reportedly swerved across a lane and into oncoming traffic at the intersection of Stadium Way and Main Street in Pullman.
The accident occurred less than half an hour before the game’s scheduled first pitch.
He was later released from the hospital to recover at home. Police said Marbut showed no signs of intoxication.
He is not expected to coach the Cougars in today’s game against San Jose State.
Johnny Melero threw 6 1/3 innings of three-hit ball to propel San Jose State past Washington State 7-3 in Pullman.
SJSU (8-18) chased WSU starter Jason Monda with a four-run rally in the fifth inning that stretched the score to 6-1 and held on to beat the Cougars (9-13) in the penultimate game of the four-game series, which concludes tonight at 6.
The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges has named Community Colleges of Spokane point guard Riley Holsinger as its conference player of the year.
The North Central High graduate led the conference in scoring average (21.9) and blocks (67) as she finished her career as the Sasquatch’s all-time leader in scoring (1,083 points), blocks (117) and steals (171).
Holsinger will formally accept the honor at NWAACC Hall of Fame banquet later this Spring.
Sandpoint coach out
Tyler Haynes resigned Wednesday as Sandpoint High boys basketball coach.
Haynes had three coaching stints at Sandpoint. His first time was just for a year before he left for a teaching and assistant coaching job at Meridian.
He returned to Sandpoint in 2003, coaching for two years before taking a year off and resuming the position again in 2006, a job he held until this week.
Sandpoint athletic director Kris Knowles said he hopes to fill the position by the end of April or first week of May.