The Greater Spokane League announced its fall winners of the NECA/IBEW award. On behalf of the National Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the league recognized student-athletes who demonstrated superior balance in academics, athletics and community involvement.
The NECA/IBEW 2018 Fall GSL Athletes are:
Central Valley: Maggie Ames (soccer) and Ryan Kline (cross country); Ferris: Carly Cox (volleyball) and Matthew Cortner (football); Gonzaga Prep: Kennedy Seibold (soccer) and Korey Anthony (cross country); Lewis and Clark: Carolyn Johnson (slowpitch softball) and Thomas Ehring (football); Mead: Megan Nguyen (cross country) and Jonathan Baird (football); Mt. Spokane: Katie Rhodes (volleyball) and Quentin Ayers (football); North Central: Sabina Akiu (slowpitch softball) and Dallin Larson (cross country); Rogers: Jaspreet Kaur (volleyball) and Kadyn Bland (football); Shadle Park: Ashlynn Picicci (soccer) and Drew Richardson (football); University: Makayla Marshall (slowpitch softball) and Gavin Wolcott (football).
State volleyball tourney teams
The Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association announced the state volleyball all-tournament teams Friday.
Malina Ama of State 3A champ Mt. Spokane was named Most Valuable Player and Dave Whitehead was named coach of the year. Tia Allen and Teila Allen earned first-team honors.
Pullman’s Lucy Gao earned second-team honors in 2A. Freeman’s Rhea Jansen was named second team in 1A. Maisie Burnham of Liberty was tabbed 2B first team and teammate Allena Cook was second team.
The first Idaho girls basketball polls of the season were released on Wednesday and a couple of North Idaho schools made the cut. Lake City (3-1) placed fourth in the 5A poll, with Mountain View (4-0) claiming all eight first-place votes.
Timberlake (4-0) received six of eight first-place votes in 3A to take top billing. Bonners Ferry was among others receiving votes.
In 1ADII, Genesis Prep took six of seven first-place ballots to rank No. 1 despite not having played yet.
Lakeside wrestler Rachel Koolstra signed a letter of intent to continue her athletic and academic pursuits with Lindenwood University.
North Idaho volleyball had four players sign letters of intent: Lake City’s Klaire Mitchell (Grand Canyon) and Ashley Kaufman (Central Washington), Coeur d’Alene’s Kelly Horning (Montana) and Timberlake’s Kenzie Dean (Lewis-Clark State).
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