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Northwest Notes June 12, 2010

| June 12, 2010 9:00 PM

Cd'A Legion fundraiser

today at Applebee's

COEUR d'ALENE - Coeur d'Alene's American Legion baseball program is putting on a fundraiser pancake breakfast today from 8-10 a.m. at Applebee's, 280 W. Hanley Ave.

Breakfasts are $7 each, with a percentage of the proceeds going to the Legion program.

Post Falls' Deitz to play

volleyball at Walla Walla

Post Falls High senior Christine Deitz recently signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Walla Walla Community College next year.

The 5-foot-9 outside hitter helped the Trojans qualify for state last fall for the first time since 1991. She is on the school's career list for digs.

Deitz, a 4.1 student, also considered Carroll College, Whitworth and Idaho.

"Christine has a huge upside," Walla Walla coach Tim Toon said. "She is a good athlete and a good jumper. She hits the ball hard and is willing to outwork everyone on the court. She is good now, but I expect her best volleyball days are ahead of her. Also, Christine is amazing in the classroom."

Toon said Deitz could compete for immediate playing time as a right side hitter, and also get a chance to play on the left side.

At Walla Walla, Deitz will join fellow Post Falls senior Dani Meehan, who recently signed with the Warriors.

Ex-Vikings Johnson, Gable

to play golf at L-C State

SPOKANE - Community Colleges of Spokane sophomore golfers Tyler Johnson and Kyler Gable, both Coeur d'Alene High products, have signed letters of intent to play at NAIA Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.

Johnson was MVP of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges with a 71.17 scoring average in 2009-10. He was medalist at the NWAACC championships, and was a two-time first-team all-NWAACC selection.

Gable was a first-team all-NWAACC selection in 2008-09 season and a second-team choice in 2009-10.

Vandals golf tourney set

for July 6 at Resort

COEUR d'ALENE - The University of Idaho coaching staff - led by head football coach Robb Akey - will be joined by supporters in the first Coaches Excellence Fund Golf Tournament scheduled for July 6 at The Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course.

"We're excited about an opportunity to show our support for the excellent job these coaches are doing," said Jerry Jaeger, president and co-owner of Hagadone Hospitality. "The proceeds from this enjoyable event will go into the UI Coaches Excellence Fund to further their work."

The event kicks off with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and includes a Vandal tailgate barbecue. Tee and auction prizes also will be offered.

The entry fee is $175, and is limited to 120 players. Further support can be offered through tee sponsorships. To sign up or purchase a tee sponsorship, contact Shelly Robson at (208) 651-7992.

Cowen invited to

Canada's evaluation camp

Spokane Chief captain Jared Cowen has been invited to Canada's National Junior Team Development Camp scheduled for early August in St. John's, Newfoundland.

The defenseman was a member of Canada's silver medal winning team at last year's IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship and will be one of 41 skaters (defensemen and forwards) vying for a spot on the 2011 roster.

The camp roster includes 18 current WHL players among the 17 defensemen and 24 forwards.

The 2011 tournament will take place in Buffalo, N.Y., and begin on Dec. 26, 2010.

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