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CCS women champs again

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Sterling Beardslee finished at 9-over-par 153 at Hangman Valley Golf Course Tuesday to lead the Community Colleges of Spokane women to a 1-2-3 finish and the team title at the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Championships.

Megan Bruce (155) and Beth Wrigley (156) pitched in to help the Sasquatch repeat as team champion . The Sasquatch shot 464 to defeat runner-up Walla Walla CC by 50 strokes.

Kelli Parker of CCS placed fifth at 159.

Brady Sharp of Tacoma CC won the men’s title with a 140, two shots ahead of Kyle Gustin of team champion WWCC. CCS (605) placed third, led by ninth-place Andy Hessen’s 151.

Ex-WIAA leader dies

Former Washington Interscholastic Activities Association executive director Clifford Allen Gillies died Monday at his home in South Bend, Wash.

Details of his death have not been confirmed, although it appears to be of natural causes.

Gillies served as the WIAA executive director from 1982-93 and was a charter member of the WIAA Hall of Fame class, which was inducted April 21.

Gillies began his educational career in 1951 as a teacher and coach at Monroe High.

He later served in a number of administrative capacities in Washington state high schools, including stints as the principal at Monroe, Snohomish and Mariner.

In 1974 he was honored as one of 20 outstanding principals in the nation and in 1978 as one of 60 outstanding secondary school principals in the United States.

Gillies also authored two books.

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