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NC boys break 3 school records

It was a record-setting day for the North Central Indians at the Shoreline Invitational boys track and field meet Saturday at Seattle’s Shoreline High.

Not only did the Indians win going away, 61-45 over second place Todd Beamer High, they also set three school records in the process.

Andrew Kimpel broke his mark in the 3,200 meters, finishing in 9 minutes, 4.82 seconds, more than 7 seconds better than his record and 4 seconds ahead of second-place Conner Peloquin of Gig Harbor, and nearly 6 seconds in front of Ferris’ Adam Thorne (9:10.65). Jeff Howard of NC (9:20.07) was sixth.

Spencer Wardell, running only his fourth 300 hurdles, won in 39.01, .01 better than the old mark.

And Ben Johnston broke a 31-year-old school record in the 1,600 despite finishing second to Auburn Riverside’s Kenny Krotzer’s 4:12.48. Johnston ran 4:13.58.

NC’s Leon Dean was third in 4:14.95 and Mead’s Steven Kutsch was sixth in 4:17.67.

The Indians’ team of Adam Reid, Jon Balch, J.T. Mellgren and Robert Mosley was second in the distance medley relay.

Ferris finished in a tie for 14th (19 points) and Mead tied for 23rd (13 points).

The Panthers’ Jordan Curnutt won the 800 in 1:54.73, edging Jordan Zimmerman (1:55.10) of Ferris. Jordan Baker of Mead was ninth in the 3,200.

•Lake Washington Invitational: Central Valley finished fourth and Ferris sixth in the girls meet at Kirkland, Wash.

Ferris junior Kelsey Lin won the 100 in 12.28 and the 200 in 25.40. Lin also anchored the 4x100 relay team to a third-place finish. The Saxons’ Alexa Lindseth threw the discus 120-9 to finish third.

Central Valley’s 4x800 relay team of Leah Amsden, Madi Barnes, Josie Warner and Breanna Barsten won in 9:48.91. The Bears’ Emilee Deishi took the javelin title with a toss of 128-8 and Amber Troyer (10-3), Emma Vidmar (10-0) and Ale Alderman (9-6) went two, three, five in the pole vault.

•Keith Jewett Invitational: Cheney won the girls meet in Ellensburg, more than 64 points ahead of runner-up Monroe. Deer Park finished third. The Cheney boys finished second and Deer Park sixth.

Shelby Maurer won the girls 400, Katie Haslebacher the 800 and Emily Straiser the 100 hurdles for Cheney. The Blackhawks also won the 4x100 and the 4x200 relays. Deer Park’s Allison Ruygrok won the 100 and the 200, Stacia Obert the 300 hurdles while Chantel Duenich took the 1,600.

Among boys, Cheney’s Arick Zachman took the 3,200, DeAngelo Jones the high jump and Nathaniel Youmans the long jump.


Great Northern League: Cheney swept a doubleheader at Medical Lake, running its league record to 11-1 (15-2 overall). The Blackhawks remained a game up in the loss column on idle Clarkston (7-2, 12-2). But the Bantams have four games remaining, while the Blackhawks host third-place Pullman (9-3, 10-3 after sweeping Riverside) Friday to finish up league play.

Cheney swamped the Cardinals (1-10, 2-14) 13-5 in the opener behind Rick Herschiel’s pitching – seven innings, seven hits – and Drew Ableman’s 4-for-5, four-RBIs performance which included a double, a triple and four runs scored. The nightcap was the Cameron Lowe show, as he limited Medical Lake to three hits and no earned runs over five innings in an 18-1 rout. Logan Hennessey, who caught both ends of the doubleheader, paced the Cheney offense with four hits and three RBIs in the second game. Ableman added two more hits including another triple.

Pullman gave itself a chance for at least part of the league title with a sweep at Riverside (0-12, 2-13). Brent Druffel tossed a two-hitter in the opener as the Greyhounds cruised 8-0. Kyle Davison (4 for 4) and Travis Cooper (3 for 4, five RBIs) supplied the offense. In the nightcap, Pullman rallied from a 3-1 deficit with three runs in the third – Cooper and Cody Weber with RBI triples – and went on to a 9-3 victory. Weber was 4 for 4 to support A.J. Thierrien’s five-hit, seven-strikeout pitching. … Visiting West Valley pounded out 15 hits, was helped by seven Colville errors and won 14-6 to split a doubleheader. The Eagles (6-6, 6-11) scored all their runs in the last three innings, with Ben Foster’s three-run home run the big blow. Mitch Peterson and Drew Claussen each had three hits. Colville’s Ben Pinkham, who had three RBIs in the second game, scattered five hits, struck out 10 and walked only one in a 7-0 victory in the opener. Brock Dotts’ two-run triple keyed a five-run first for the Indians (6-6, 10-6).

•Intermountain League: It was an eventful doubleheader for Bonner Ferry’s Zach Roberts. He had a three-run home run in the opener, but host Priest River (6-9, 6-11), behind Brandon Endicott’s two-run homer in the third inning and Kyle Bradbury’s 12-strikeout performance won 8-6. So in the nightcap, Roberts took the mound and threw a three-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts and one walk as the Badgers (9-6, 14-8) won 14-0. He also had two hits and three RBIs while Greg Taggart added a three-run home run. Bonners Ferry earned the second seed in next week’s playoffs. … Salvadore Miranda broke open a 2-2 tie with a fifth-inning grand slam, added a two-run home run an inning later as visiting Timberlake swept St. Maries, 9-2 and 16-14. The Lumberjacks (4-10, 6-14) led 9-1 in the nightcap, but the Tigers (7-8, 9-13) rallied to tie it at 14, then scored two unearned runs in the seventh for the win. Timberlake, the third seed, will host sixth-seeded St. Maries on Thursday.


Great Northern League: Colville is 10-0 in league play thanks to a balance between offense and defense. And the Indians showed the same balance in a doubleheader sweep of visiting West Valley (7-3, 9-7). In a 10-4 win in the opener, Colville (14-1 overall, with the only loss to 4A Wenatchee) stroked 12 hits, three apiece for Jennica Ebel and Heather Bishop. In the nightcap, Allison Holst tossed a one-hitter while striking out 10. … Erika Hanson pitched a one-hitter, striking out 12, and was 3 for 4 at the plate as Pullman defeated Riverside 6-0 in the first game of a doubleheader. The Greyhounds (9-1, 12-3) pounded out 11 hits, including Amy Sterk’s three-run, second-inning home run, to win the nightcap 11-6. Jolene Millspaugh was 3 for 3 and scored twice for the host Rams (1-9, 1-13).

•Intermountain League: Melissa Kruse threw a three-hit shutout in the opener and Trishia Defarlais tossed a two-hitter in the nightcap as Priest River swept winless Bonners Ferry, 11-0 and 9-1. Kruse also had three hits, including a two-run, fourth-inning triple for the host Spartans (6-9, 8-10) in the first game and added three more hits, including a two-run single, in the nightcap.

Boys soccer

Great Northern League: Kevin Spangenberg’s unassisted goal late in the first half was enough, but Pullman added two more second-half goals to defeat visiting Colville 3-0. Jordan Willett converted Jordan Lawton’s assist to run the lead to two before Indra Suadrana took a pass from Rusty Memon to cap the scoring. The Greyhounds (9-3, 9-5) remain in second place.

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