Logan Bunker of Spokane, for the third time in three years, is a national archery champion.
Bunker, 15, a sophomore at Ferris High School, won the Cadet Male Compound division in the 2015 USA Archery Indoor National Championships when the results were finalized last week. He won one of his two national titles in 2013 in the same archery indoor nationals.
Bunker shot in the West Region finals in Salt Lake City March 7-8, compiling a score of 1,164 that included a tournament-best 49 10s in the first round that had him on world-record pace. He slipped some in the second round, but his score held up to edge the runner-up, who shot in the South Region, by one point.
Bunker, who has been shooting competitively for a little more than three years, shoots in a division that holds many older shooters, some as old as 18. There were more than 125 in the field nationally this year.
Coupled with his result in the Arizona Cup last weekend in Phoenix, Bunker is among the leaders for a spot on the U.S. National team. He placed fourth overall in the two-part Arizona shoot, but because two of those who finished ahead of him weren’t from the U.S., he picked up second-place points. He has other qualifiers ahead of him, including the outdoor Gator Cup in Florida next weekend and the U.S. Outdoor Nationals in Alabama in July.
Gonzaga seniors Sunny Greinacher and Kevin Pangos have been named to the 13th annual Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete 10-person teams in basketball.
Greinacher, from Essen, Germany, with a 3.52 grade-point average in psychology, was a first-team All-West Coast Conference selection for a second straight season and was named academic all-conference for a third straight season.
Pangos, from Holland Landing, Ontario, has a 3.21 GPA with a physical education major and sports management minor. A four-time first-team All-WCC selection and MVP this past season, he was named academic all-conference this season as well.
• Four women and one man with area ties at Washington State have been named to Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Track & Field All-Academic teams with grade-point averages of 3.0 or better.
Women – Steffie Pavey, sophomore, Oldtown, Idaho (Priest River High School), 3.97 GPA; Carli Williams, freshman, Coeur d’Alene High School, 3.76; Morgan Willson, so., Colfax, 3.39; and Alexys Garcia, so., Pullman, 3.30.
Men – Matthew Wardell, senior, Post Falls, 3.41.
Letters of intent
Carroll College men’s basketball – Match Burnham, Liberty, 6-foot-8 forward, first-team State 2B, Northeast 2B League MVP, averaged 23.5 points, 10.1 rebounds, shot 50.9 percent from field as a senior, 3.67 GPA.
Clark College women’s basketball – Kendyl Cone, Cheney, two-time All-Great Northern League, Cheney Honor Roll with 3.5 GPA or higher.
Oregon Tech softball – Tori Almos, North Idaho College, pitcher. Has 13 wins and 2.17 earned-run average, both second in Northwest Athletic Conference, and has 100 strikeouts in 87 innings.
Idaho men’s tennis – Peter Shin, Dublin, California, first-team all-conference, first-team All-USTA NorCal, 30-10 record in three high school seasons and younger brother of Idaho’s all-time winningest player, Alan Shin.
Wyatt Maguire of Mead, one of the top AMA Pro Flat Track racers in the country, is taking his ride to center stage – the 2015 Summer X Games.
The former Mt. Spokane High School wrestler, who turned 24 on April 4 and was the 2014 GNC1 Rookie of the Year, is one of 23 of the sport’s top riders invited as flat-track racing makes its X Games debut June 4-7 when the world’s top action sports athletes gather at Circuit of Americas in Austin, Texas.
Maguire won the 2013 Grand National Championship 2 class in 2013 before making an impressive debut in GNC1 last year when he made the finals in all seven of the series’ 16 races in which he competed. He is looking to kick-start his 2015 season after struggling in the first two races this year.
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