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Locally: WSU rower Ieva Adomaviciute wins gold for Lithuania

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Washington State senior rower Ieva Adomaviciute won gold for Lithuania last week in the women’s single sculls at the Under 23 World Roaching Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Adomaviciute trailed rowers from Sweden and Germany early, but she finally took the lead at the 1,500-meter mark and won in 8 minutes, 20.49 seconds.

In the same competition, WSU’s freshman rower Ivy Elling Quaintance, of Sidney, British Columbia, teamed up with Emma Gray to finish third in the double sculls.

Elling Quaintance and the other Cougar rowers open the fall season at the Spokane Small Boat Regatta on Sept. 24.


Gonzaga senior Sam Hellinger has been named to the Summer Collegiate All-America team.

The reliever posted a .032 ERA and 13 saves for the Bellingham Bells.

Five other Zags earned all-league honors for their summer efforts. Nick Brooks earned All-California Collegiate League honors at third base after hitting .405 during league play.

Jace VanDeBrake was named to the All-West Coast League second team as an outfielder. Nick Nyquist, Gunnar Schubert and Jake Vieth all were named All-WCL honorable mention.


Three Spokane-based teams recently competed in the Americas Masters Games held in Vancouver, British Columbia.

In the 60-64 age division, the Spokane Hoopfest team won the silver medal. The team included K. Baumbgartner, Jim Carkonen, Al Hendren, Dave Huss, Dale Soden, Terry Souhrada, Dave Wilson and Dan Zenner.

In the 65-69 age division, the Spokane Hoopfest team took home the bronze medal. The team included Mike Bourn, Jon Heimbigner, Bob Hutchens, Tedd Nealey, Terry Nealey, Jack Soliday, Durand Splater, Dave Steadman, Dan Steward and Doug Watson.

In the 70-74 division, the Spokane Hoopfest won the bronze medal. The team included Eric Bennett, Paul Hallgrimson, Slater Martin, Pat McBride, Jim Miller, Dennis Nalder, Darrel Olson and Ray Stein.


Ferris freshman Benjamin Duchow and veteran Spokane fender K. Maria Duthie both qualified for the 2016-17 United States Fencing National Championships in Salt Lake City in July.

Duchow finished second in the Men’s Division 2 Epee event held last week at the 2016 Bladefest Division 2 and Veterans Regional Open Circuit held at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

Duthie finished fifth in the Veterans Combined Women’s Epee Competition.


The Lakeland Education Foundation is hosting a golf tournament at 1 p.m. Saturday at Twin Lakes Golf Course.

To register, contact Lisa Sexton at (208) 687-0431 or email her at


Spokane Area Swimming hired Charlie Root as coach.

Root has coached at Puget Sound, Seattle University and clubs in Phoenix, Bainbridge Island and Auckland, New Zealand.

For almost 30 years, the 60-plus-member Spokane Area Swimming has trained swimmers ages 6-18 at local YMCA facilities and Witter Pool.

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