Northwest Notes April 14, 2010
Vandals town hall meeting
tour stops in Cd'A on Friday
MOSCOW - University of Idaho athletic director Rob Spear and associate athletic director Tim Mooney are embarking on a statewide Town Hall Meeting Tour to visit Vandal fans from Idaho Falls to Coeur d'Alene about the vision of Vandal athletics and how to achieve it.
The first meeting is Friday at the Best Western Coeur d'Alene Inn from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Also on Friday, the University of Idaho Vandal Booster golf tournament is scheduled for Friday a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start at The Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course. As of earlier this week, there were room for a few more entries.
Information: Shelly Robson, 651-7992
Sandpoint boys soccer coach
steps down after 7 state titles
SANDPOINT - Randy Thoreson, who guided Sandpoint to seven state championships in his 12 years as coach, has resigned as Bulldog boys soccer coach. Thoreson assisted Ed Bock for three seasons before taking over the program.
Idaho inducting 4 individuals,
one team into hall of fame
MOSCOW - Four individuals and one team will be inducted into the University of Idaho Vandal Athletics Hall of Fame this fall. They are Gerry Hagedorn, Don Matthews, Ken Owens, Angela Whyte and the 1994 volleyball team.
A track and field competitor for the Vandals in early 1940s, Hagedorn's financial support of the Vandals totals nearly $1 million.
Matthews was an offensive guard for the Vandals (1960-63), then became a coach in the Canadian Football League. His CFL career includes five Gray Cup championship teams, a .633 winning percentage in 22 years, 11 divisional champions, and five-time Coach of the Year.
Owens had a spectacular two-year basketball playing career at Idaho from 1980-82. He led Idaho to the 1982 Big Sky title, the NCAA Tournament and a Sweet 16 appearance while averaging a team-best 15.6 points. He was named an All-American by Sporting News and United Press International in 1982.
In two seasons at Idaho in 2001 and 2003, Whyte was a four-time All-American and five-time NCAA qualifier, including a third-place finish in the women's 100-meter hurdles at the 2001 NCAA championships.
The '94 Vandal volleyball team, led by MVP Mindy Rice, finished 31-3 in 1994, and 13-1 in the Big Sky.
The Hall of Fame weekend is Sept. 17-18 with the Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony Friday, Sept. 17, and the football game Saturday, Sept. 18. The banquet and induction ceremony begins with a 6 p.m. social at the Student Union Ballroom. Reservations for the banquet, which is $150 per couple and $100 per individual, will be taken beginning May 3.