Three youth boxers from Spokane advanced in Friday’s semifinals of the National Silver Gloves in Lenexa, Kan., and will fight in title bouts tonight.
Mahlon Kerwick of the Lilac City Boxing Club stopped De’Mon Corley, from Aiken, S.C., in the second round of a 125-pound (14-15) bout and meets Marshall Martinez, from Fontana, Calif., in the final.
Teammate Nalo Leal will face Andrew Nelson, from White Bear Lake, Minn., for the 120-pound (10-11) title. Leal won in a walkover when his semifinal foe was disqualified before the fight.
Dewey Welliver, from the Eagles Boxing Club, stopped Gilberto Reyes, from Lawrence, Mass., on a 5-0 decision in the semis and will fight Cincinnati’s Ricardo Williams for the 132-pound (14-15) title.
Cougars sign new recruit
Lamont Thompson, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound wide receiver and defensive back out of El Cerrito (Calif.) High School, has signed a national letter of intent to play football at WSU next fall. Thompson was named to Super Prep magazine’s All-West team this fall.
WSU loses on diamond again
San Diego State pounded out 17 hits off four Washington State pitchers and picked up its second consecutive win over the Cougars, 10-3 in Yuma, Ariz., Friday afternoon. SDSU (4-2), which handed WSU a 13-4 setback in the Cougars’ season opener Thursday, got four hits and a pair of RBIs from Jason Klatt. Ray Hattenburg and Shawn Stevenson each had two hits for WSU, which continues its four-game series against the Aztecs today at 4 p.m.
Cougar relay fastest yet
Washington State’s men’s distance medley relay team of Eric Kamau, Guillermo Macias, Rasto Kiplangat and Bernard Lagat ran an NCAA provisional-qualifying time of 9 minutes, 41.55 seconds - the fastest of the collegiate indoor season - and won the event on Friday’s first day of the Idaho Scoring Meet at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow.
Sophomore Francesca Green tallied three victories for the Cougar women, winning the 55-meter dash (7.04), high jump (5-8-3/4) and long jump (19-9-1/2).
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