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Cougar lineman Bruce on Hendricks watch list

Washington State football lineman Mkristo Bruce has been named to the 2005 Ted Hendricks Defensive End of Year Award preseason watch list.

Bruce, a redshirt junior from Renton, Wash., had 60 tackles in 2004, including 12.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. He started 11 games for the Cougars after cracking the starting lineup in spring drills.

He finished the year tied for fifth in fumbles recovered and tied for ninth in sacks in the Pac-10.

The award is named for Hendricks, a University of Miami three-time All-American and NFL Hall of Famer. Candidates are judged on their on-field performance, leadership abilities and contributions to school and community.

Others on the list include Kyle Caldwell of Arizona State, Lawrence Jackson and Frostee Rucker of USC, and Kyle Morgan of UCLA.


Jack and Marion Harvey of Spokane brought home five medals, four of them golds, from the National Senior Games/Summer Olympics that ended last weekend in Pittsburgh.

Jack Harvey won golds in 80-year-old men’s singles, 75 men’s doubles with partner Jim Bosco and 75 mixed doubles with Joyce Jones. Marion Harvey earned a gold in 75 women’s doubles with Jones and a bronze in 75 women’s singles.


Washington State coach Sherri Murrell has been re-elected to a second two-year term on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)/Kodak All-America Team selection committee.

Murrell represents District 8, which encompasses the western part of the nation.

College scene

Whitworth swimmer Serena Fadel and cross country runner Aaron Coe have been named to ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All-America teams.

Fadel, a senior from Boise, was a first-team selection on the women’s at-large team, which includes athletes from the so-called minor sports. A third-team choice a year ago, she has a 3.90 grade-point average majoring in biochemistry.

Coe, from Salinas, Calif., who graduated last month with a 4.0 GPA in history, was a third-team choice on the men’s track and field/cross country team.

•Washington State football player Calvin Armstrong and women’s golfer Kim Welch are among the Pacific-10 Conference Medal winners for 2004-05.

Conference medals are awarded annually to each school’s outstanding senior male and female athletes based on scholastics, athletics and leadership.

Welch, who rewrote the WSU women’s golf record book during her career, was twice an NCAA Division I All-American and was All-Pac-10 four times.

Armstrong, who anchored the Cougars offensive line, was All-Pac-10 three times, including first-team selections in 2002 and 2004. He was a sixth-round selection by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2005 NFL draft.


Elliot Fauske, added to the Spokane Shadow roster just last weekend, made an immediate impact that earned him selection to the Premier Development League Team of the Week for last week.

Fauske, who had five goals and an assist in previous stints with the Shadow in 1999, 2002 and 2003, was honored for a late second-half goal that produced a 1-0 win over Yakima to keep Spokane in second place in the division.


Jamie Taxter, an All-Greater Spokane League infielder from Rogers, was presented the third annual Scholarship Award by the Inland Empire Softball Hall of Fame at the group’s annual banquet Friday night.

Taxter, also co-most valuable player in the District 81 slowpitch program as a junior, received $1,000 to be used toward her college expenses. She plans to attend Edmonds Community College this fall and play softball.

Eight players, an umpire and a sponsor were inducted into the I.E. softball shrine.

Former players in the Class of 2005 are Arlen “Corky” Forsythe, Dave Hammermeister, Kristi Kuntz, Ed Potoshnik, Jerry Ruhling, Larry Schwenke, Wayne Town and Bill Wissink.

Kathleen Burns, who is still an active umpire, and sponsor John Nugent from Nugent Realty also were inducted. Don Love was named to the Hall of Honor.

Track and field

Standout sprinter Chad Butorac from Northport is among 10 student-athletes – seven men and three women – who have signed letters of intent to attend Eastern Washington this fall.

The men include five other high school seniors – distance runners Caleb Jahay from North Central and Paul Limpf from Evergreen High School in Vancouver, Wash.; weightman Adam Lovik from Clallam Bay, Wash.; hurdler-jumper Steven Bacon from Timberline High School in Olympia; and 400-meter specialist Jason Kirk from Olympia High School.

The seventh male is Curtis Suver, a distance runner transferring from Jamestown College in North Dakota. He is from Maple Valley, Wash.

The women signees are distance runner Julie Devlin from Ferris, who is transferring from the University of Portland; jumper Andrea Patterson from Lake Stevens (Wash.) High School; and pole vaulter Alli Dittmar from Gladstone (Ore.) High School.

Butorac was a five-time champion from 100-400 meters and set one meet record at State B championships at EWU the last two years. As a senior he won the 100 (11.16 seconds), 200 (22.07) and 400 (meet-record 48.58).

Lovik also set a State B meet record this spring as he won the shot put (55 feet, 31/2 inches).

Jahay placed 25th at the State 3A cross country championships last fall to help NC to a second-place finish.

Devlin, as a senior in 2004 at Ferris, placed sixth in the 3,200 (11:21.36) at the State 4A Championships.

•Five more student-athletes have signed national letters of intent with Washington State, Cougars coach Rick Sloan announced.

Slated to join the Cougars this fall are Robert Williams, a hurdler from Riverside, Calif.; Dan Lucero, a distance runner from Port Angeles, Wash.; and sprinters Lorraine King from Fontana, Calif.; Jeanne Newman from Moorpark, Calif.; and Kelsey Dunne from Adna, Wash.

Williams won the California state high hurdles title this spring with a time of 13.97 seconds. Dunne was the State B champion in the 100 (12.71), the 100 hurdles (15.17) and 300 hurdles (44.67) after running a State B meet-record time of 45.16 seconds in the prelims.


Sara Shelton, a 5-foot-6 setter from Shadle Park, has signed to play at Walla Walla Community College, Warriors coach Tim Toon announced.

“She is a smooth setter and connected right away with our returning hitters,” Toon said.

Shelton, team captain and the Highlanders’ most inspirational player, also played club volleyball and is a member of the National Honor Society. She was a four-time state qualifier in gymnastics.

Erin Naipo, who has been an assistant coach at Community Colleges of Spokane the last three years, has been named an assistant coach at Montana State.

Naipo, an all-state player at Lewis and Clark High School before going on to a four-year career at Dartmouth, helped lead CCS to the 2003 NWAACC championship.

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