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Northwest Notes April 9, 2010

| April 9, 2010 9:00 PM

Vikings Williams, Kastens

to play football in college

COEUR d’ALENE — Coeur d’Alene High senior Connor Williams has committed to play football next year at NCAA Division III Whitworth University in Spokane, and Viking teammate Alex Kastens plans to play at NAIA Carroll College in Helena, Mont.

Williams, an all-5A Inland Empire League selection at wide receiver, will play wide receiver and placekicker.

Kastens plans to play either linebacker or on the defensive line.

SWX to show Shock-Blaze

on tape delay tonight

SWX will air a tape-delayed broadcast of tonight’s Spokane Shock Arena Football League game against the Utah Blaze (0-0) starting at 8 p.m.

Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. and the game will be carried live on ESPN 700.

The Shock (0-1) will return home as they host the Bossier-Shreveport Battlewings on Spokane Tribe Field at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 17.

NIC travels to Western Nevada

for Scenic West twinbill

CARSON CITY, Nev. — North Idaho College returns to the softball diamond today and Saturday with Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheaders against Western Nevada at Edmonds Field.

The Cardinals (23-21, 16-16 SWAC) sit in fourth place in the conference. The Wildcats (5-29, 4-24) are sixth.

League-leading Salt Lake (41-2, 29-2) is ranked second in the NJCAA after suffering its first two losses of the season last week at second-place Southern Idaho (33-12, 24-7), which travels to Memorial Field next weekend to face the Cardinals in a key four-game series.

NIC softball to host

KGSA Day on April 17

The North Idaho College softball team will host players from the Kootenai Girls Softball Association for KGSA Day on Saturday, April 17.

Players from the KGSA will watch NIC take on SWAC rival College of Southern Idaho during a doubleheader starting at noon at Memorial Field.

Members of the NIC softball team will sign posters for the KGSA girls after the games.

Both games are free.

Former KGSA players currently playing for NIC include Lindsey Stark, Jessica Ross, Kathy Comack and Amanda Krier.

Also that day, Olympic gold medalist Amanda Freed will be meeting with players from the KGSA to share some tips and answer questions about her days as a pitcher on the 2004 USA Olympic team.

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