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Sunday locals: Chad Miltenberger to be inducted into NAIA Hall of Fame

From Local And Wire Reports

Chad Miltenberger, a former Lewis-Clark State College baseball player and coach from Clarkston, will be inducted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame during ceremonies on Jan. 4, 2015, in Orlando, Florida.

Miltenberger, who played for the Warriors in 1983 and 1984 during the program’s rise as a national powerhouse, is one of seven who will be inducted in the athlete category. He will join legendary coach Ed Cheff as the second Warrior in the baseball category in the NAIA shrine.

 “I can’t think of a better representative for LCSC’s first player induction,” athletic director Gary Picone said.

Miltenberger, a catcher, hit .482 in 1983 as a junior, which is second in Warriors history and stood as the single-season record for 22 years. He hit .419 the following year, and his career batting average of .449 is tops in program history among players who played more than one year. He was an assistant coach for the Warriors in 1985 and from 1987-1999. Overall, as a player and coach, he was a part of 10 national championship teams.


The second annual Shadle Park High School alumni game is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Al K. Jackson Field at the school.

Friday will be batting practice and orientation, with the game set for Saturday.

Info: Ron Brooks, Shadle coach, 710-8190.

College scene

Chelsea Bayley, a junior from Rathdrum, and Oliver Rudnicki, a junior from Redmond, Washington, who won individual titles and led the Pirates to first-place team finishes in the PLU Invitational, gave Whitworth a sweep of the Northwest Conference student-athlete of the week awards in golf for the week ending Sept. 14.

Bayley, a graduate of Lakeland High School, shot 2-over-par 74s for a 148 and a 7-stroke victory in the women’s event at the season-opening tournament at Lake Spanaway Golf Course. She led the Pirates to a 31-stroke team victory. The Whitworth men won by nine strokes.

• Weber State sophomore Kaceelyn Pouttu and Idaho senior Leilanie Kim have been selected co-Big Sky Conference golfers of the week.

Pouttu, who won four state titles at Kellogg High, tied for second at the rain-shortened Hobble Creek Fall Classic in Springville, Utah.

Kim, the 2014 WAC champion, tied for ninth at the Colonel Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Letter of intent

Hannah Absalonson, a 5-foot-8 senior setter at Mead, has signed to play volleyball at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. The Raiders are ranked 16th in the NAIA this season.


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