Spokane’s Andrea Kallas qualified for the U.S. Women’s National boxing tournament by avenging her lone loss Saturday in the Tri-Cities.
Kallas, fighting at 119 pounds, began boxing in November and fights out of the Spokane Eagles Boxing Club. The former basketball standout at Central Valley has a 6-1 record.
She fought despite an injured shoulder, noting “It’s just a wear-and-tear thing. I’ll rest it and get healed up. I won’t fight again until the tournament.”
The U.S. Women’s National will be in Spokane July 26-31. It’s the pinnacle of women’s amateur boxing.
The Community Colleges of Spokane women and men tuned up for the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Championships next week by winning a conference invitational Monday at Veterans Memorial in Walla Walla.
With Sterling Beardslee and Kelli Parker finishing 2-3 and two other teammates in the top eight, the CCS women beat Walla Walla 483-515 for their fifth conference win in six invitational outings this spring.
Beardslee tied for first at 13-over-par 157, but lost medalist honors on the second playoff hole to Megan McKague of Walla Walla. Parker shot 160.
Brent Walsh from Central Valley led a 1-3 CCS finish in a 580-583 men’s victory over Walla Walla.
Walsh shot a 5-under 139 while teammate Brandon Adams was third with a 1-under 143, capped by a 67 Monday.
The NWAACC Championships will be at MeadowWood on Monday and Hangman Valley on Tuesday. CCS is defending women’s champion.
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