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Northwest Notes June 13, 2010

| June 13, 2010 9:00 PM

Matlock to be inducted into

2010 AVCA Hall of Fame

Former Sandpoint High and Community Colleges of Spokane volleyball coach Irene Matlock is being inducted into the 2010 American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Matlock will be honored in ceremonies Dec. 16 at the Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon, held in conjunction with the 2010 AVCA Annual Convention in Kansas City, Mo.

Matlock was women's volleyball coach at Community Colleges of Spokane from 1986-2004, where she amassed 715 wins and captured four Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges championships. Prior to coaching CCS, she won 101 matches and lost seven, and won four state championships at Sandpoint.

"Although it is hard to believe, wins were never a motivation for her. Teaching was at the core of her passion," said Pamela Parks, who preceded Matlock as Sandpoint coach, and is now Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator at Eastern Washington University in her nomination of Matlock. "Her philosophy was that if her athletes "understood why they were doing something they would be able to do it on their own and master it."

For more information on the AVCA Hall of Fame, visit the AVCA Web site,

Prairie Legion baseball

games postponed

POST FALLS - Saturday's class AA North Idaho League American Legion doubleheader between Prairie and Trail at Post Falls High was postponed due to Post Falls' graduation.

It was rescheduled for June 30 at 1 p.m.

Prairie is scheduled to play Cranbrook today beginning at noon. They will complete the second game of a doubleheader stopped by rain last week in Cranbrook, then play a regularly scheduled doubleheader.

NIC to sponsor sixth annual

North Idaho adventure race

North Idaho College's Outdoor Pursuits will sponsor the sixth annual NIChallenge, an adventure race, Saturday, June 26 in the North Idaho wilderness (at a yet-to-be-announced location).

The NIChallenge is a sprint adventure race that incorporates paddling, trail running, mountain biking, special challenges and navigation trials. The race typically takes four to six hours to complete and teams will choose between a short and long course depending on experience and fitness levels.

Specific details of the NIChallenge course will not be released until just before the race to ensure that participants retain their sense of adventure, according to Outdoor Pursuits Coordinator Jon Totten. Past races have been held at locations such as Farragut State Park and Beauty Bay on Lake Coeur d'Alene.

Teams of two or four members in coed, all-male or all-female divisions must register by June 21. Cost is $80 per person.

A solo division has been added this year.

Register online at or in person at the Outdoor Pursuits Office, located in NIC's Edminster Student Union Building.

Information: 769-7809 or

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