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Northwest Notes June 7, 2010

| June 7, 2010 9:00 PM

Ex-Viking Brown rehabbing following oblique injury

OKLAHOMA CITY - Former Coeur d'Alene High baseball standout Matt Brown is rehabbing in Arizona after a strained left oblique muscle landed him on the disabled list on May 6.

Brown is batting .236 with 5 home runs and 11 RBIs in 19 games for the Triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks of the Pacific Coast League. Oklahoma City is 31-25 and leading the American South Division through Sunday's games.

His timetable for return was not known by Oklahoma City officials.

Brown is in his first season in the Texas Rangers organization after spending his first nine seasons in the Angels' organization.

Former NIC setter signs with WSU volleyball team

PULLMAN - Former North Idaho College setter Madeline Dolny will join four high school graduates and two other college transfers to the Washington State volleyball program, Cougars coach Andrew Palileo announced.

Dolny graduated from Moscow High and played two seasons at NIC, being selected NJCAA All-Region 18 honorable mention in 2009 and was the MVP of the Inland Empire League as a senior.

The other college transfers are Kaleinani Kabalis, a 5-7 junior outside hitter from Hilo, Hawaii, coming from West Nebraska Community College, and Vanessa Murray, a 6-0 senior outside hitter from Chatsworth, Calif., coming from Kansas State. They join incoming high school players Sarah Biondi, a 5-10 setter from Sacramento, Calif., Jordan Levenseller, a 5-9 outside hitter from Pullman, Annie Leendertsen, a 6-1 middle hitter from Garfield-Palouse High in Palouse, Wash., and Scharae Steel, a 5-10 outside hitter from Reno, Nev.

NIC to host wrestling camps

COEUR d'ALENE - North Idaho College will host several wrestling camps in June and July for wrestlers of all ages.

The first camp will be offered the week of June 19-23 for high schoolers. This session will include technique instruction in the morning and two duels in the afternoon and evening. Teams will consist of approximately 15 weight classes and a team champion will be determined following pool competition. In one week, campers will receive nearly half the live match competition they would receive in a full high school season.

The second camp for high schoolers will comprise the same instruction and will be offered from June 26-30.

The final camp will be July 5-8 and will be targeted toward kindergarten through eighth graders and female wrestlers.

Camp staff includes NIC wrestling coach Pat Whitcomb and former Olympians Kevin Jackson, Justin Abdou, Heinrich Barnes, Shaun Williams and Clarissa Chun.

All instruction will take place in NIC's Christianson Gym.

Cost is $330 for the high school camps, which includes a T-shirt and room and board. The commuter rate is $230. Cost for the kindergarten through eighth grade and girls camp is $275.

Information: 769-7870

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