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Friday, October 30, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Nelson takes 2-0 playoff advantage on Braves

Brock Munro scored two goals and the Nelson Leafs beat the Spokane Braves 5-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Thursday night at Nelson, British Columbia.

The Leafs took both games on home ice and have a 2-0 series lead when the series shifts to Spokane’s Eagles Ice-A-Rena for games on Saturday (7:15 p.m.) and Sunday (2:15 p.m.).

Women’s swimming

Sophomore Staci Stratton set an Idaho school record in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.68 seconds at the Western Athletic Conference Championships in San Antonio.

Stratton then swam the opening leg of the 200 freestyle relay. The Vandals finished fourth in a school-record time of 1:33.46.

The Vandals enter today’s third day of the meet in eighth place with 87 points. The meet finishes Saturday.

•The Washington State Cougars had two school records established at the Pac-10 Championships at Federal Way, Wash.

Sophomore Rugile Mileisyte broke the 50 free record for the fourth time this season with a prelim time of 22.51 before finishing eighth in the finals.

Sophomore Talor Whitaker swam the 200 individual medley in 2:01.44 in the prelims to establish another school mark.

The Cougars stand ninth in the team race with 126 points.

Track and field

Junior Lindsey Goodman finished second in the women’s indoor pentathlon and the Idaho Vandals were tied with Hawaii for the lead after the first day of the Western Athletic Conference Championships at Boise.

Goodman collected a personal-best 3,619 points as a trio of Vandals scored in the event. Junior Darcy Collins was fifth with a score of 3,506 and freshman Ellen Rouse was sixth with 3,251.

Idaho’s Mike Carpenter is in second place after four of seven events in the indoor heptathlon.

The meet continues today.

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