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Northwest Notes Feb. 14, 2010

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District 1 prep softball

rules clinics Tuesday

COEUR d’ALENE — The District 1 rules clinics for high school softball are scheduled for Tuesday at Coeur d’Alene High.

The clinic for umpires is scheduled for 6 p.m., followed by the clinic for coaches at 7.

Information: David Broughton, (208) 290-6577,

Shock sign one DB,

release another

SPOKANE — The Spokane Shock of the new Arena Football 1 league have signed defensive back Chris LeFlore and released defensive back Dahnel Signfield.

LeFlore (5-foot-10, 185 pounds) started his collegiate career at Nebraska, but then transferred to Northwest Missouri State where he finished in 2008. In 43 games as a Bearcat, LeFlore collected six interceptions with 119 total tackles in 43 games.

This will be LeFlore’s first season in Arena football.

The Shock open April 2 at home vs. the Milwaukee Iron.

Cowherd to return to

EWU for fundraiser

CHENEY — ESPN broadcaster Colin Cowherd will return to Eastern Washington University in April to serve as host of the 29th annual Orland Killin Dinner, Dance and Auction, and has also pledged his support of the “Red Turf” project at EWU’s Woodward Field.

Cowherd attended Eastern from 1982-86 before embarking on a more than 20-year professional broadcasting career. He was sports director of Eastern’s on-campus radio station, and was a broadcaster for a variety of Eastern athletic events on both radio and television during Eastern’s transition to NCAA Division I. He is formerly from the coastal town of Grayland, Wash., and graduated from Ocosta (Wash.) High School in 1982 where he was an All-Far West Conference guard in basketball.

He has pledged $50,000 toward the previously-announced addition of red synthetic turf at EWU’s Woodward Field, which will be the first of its kind in the country. Michael Roos of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans and his wife Katherine pledged the first $500,000 toward the unique project. The Killin Dinner, Dance and Auction is scheduled for April 23-24.

More information and on-line ordering will be available soon at http://WWW.GOEAGS.COM. Tickets may also be obtained by calling 509-359-2463 or 1-800-648-7697.

Gonzaga basketball exhibition

on display free to public

SPOKANE — For the first time, Gonzaga University archives and Gonzaga athletics have teamed up to offer the public a free exhibition titled “Hoop It Up: Gonzaga’s Basketball Heritage.”

The exhibition, which includes items dating from 1906 to the present, is on display in the Cowles Rare Book Reading Room in Gonzaga’s Foley Center Library and will remain through April 30.

More than 150 items depicting the history of men’s and women’s basketball at Gonzaga are on display. The exhibition includes rare photographs, Josh Heytvelt’s size 18 basketball shoe, trophies, uniforms, news clippings, tickets, signed basketballs, even the Championship Surfboard from the 2009 Maui Invitational, among other rarely seen Gonzaga athletics memorabilia.

Weekday viewing hours are 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. The exhibition is open on Saturdays from 1-4 p.m., and closed on Sundays.

Daily tickets on sale

for U.S. Senior Open

SAMMAMISH, Wash. — Daily tickets for the 31st U.S. Senior Open, to be held July 26-August 1, 2010 at Sahalee Country Club, are now on sale.

A limited number of daily tickets are available for both championship and practice rounds. Championship round tickets (Thursday–Sunday) are available for $45 per day. Practice round tickets (Monday–Wednesday) are available for $20 per day.

Information:, in store at all Fred Meyer locations, or (877) 281-OPEN.

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