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Northwest Notes June 16, 2010

| June 16, 2010 9:00 PM

Prairie Legion plans

spaghetti feed, raffle

POST FALLS - The Prairie American Legion baseball program's annual spaghetti feed and raffle is scheduled for tonight from 5-7 pm. at the Legion hall, Post 143, on the corner of Poleline and Horsehaven.

Information: Dustin Frank, Prairie Cardinals head coach, 661-6888

Schalk, Lawhead earn

JC All-American honors

Freshman Tanner Schalk of Community Colleges of Spokane, a graduate from Lake City High, received two junior college All-American awards - for the 400-meter intermediate hurdles, and as a member of the 4x400 relay. Schalk ran a 53.4 in the hurdles, placing third at the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges meet.

Sophomore Chelsea Lawhead of CC Spokane, a Coeur d'Alene High grad, also received All-American honors as a member of the women's winning 4x400 relay team at the NWAACC championships. Lawhead plans to go to dental school.

CCS won the men's and women's conference titles for the sixth straight year.

Spear re-appointed to

NCAA legislative council

MOSCOW - University of Idaho athletic director Rob Spear has been re-appointed to the NCAA Division I Legislative Council, one of the top governing bodies in college athletics, through April 2014. He has served on the council since May 2008.

"I am excited to continue representing the Western Athletic Conference on one of the top two NCAA committees," Spear said. "It is a tremendous opportunity to be involved in decisions that influence the future operations of intercollegiate athletics at the Division I level."

The Legislative Council reports to the Division I Board of Directors. All NCAA cabinets as well as the Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee, Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct Committee, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Committee on Women's Athletics, Legislative Review/Interpretations Committee, Subcommittee for Legislative Relief, Committee on Athletics Certification, and the Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee report to the Legislative Council.

Indians announce 2010

roster; season starts Friday

SPOKANE - The Texas Rangers have assigned 30 players to the Spokane Indians to begin the 2010 Northwest League short-season class A season, which begins Friday when Spokane hosts the Tri-City Dust Devils at 6:30 p.m. at Avista Stadium.

The list includes four players who spent time in Spokane last summer - pitchers Sam Brown and Ben Henry, and infielders Daniel Lima and Clark Murphy.

Michigan State shortstop Jonathan Roof, selected by the Texas Rangers in the eighth round of last week's draft, started 157 games at shortstop for the Spartans in his three-year career. Last season he hit .313 and drove in 42 runs.

Louisville first baseman Andrew Clark, who was drafted in the 13th round, hit .370 with 13 home runs and 61 runs batted in.

Toledo infielder Jared Hoying, a 10th-round selection by the Rangers, hit 34 home runs and drove in 137 in his three seasons with the Rockets.

Right-handed pitcher Zach Osborne from Louisiana-Lafayette, a ninth-round pick, won nine games and had a 2.37 ERA for the Ragin' Cajuns in 2010.

The complete roster is available at

Registration open for

Cd'A Shootout at NIC

COEUR d'ALENE - Basketball players are encouraged to register teams for the Coeur d'Alene Shootout, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament Aug. 21 and 22 at North Idaho College.

The Coeur d'Alene Shootout is a double-elimination tournament with standard half-court games played to 20 points or 25 minutes. Anyone age 8 and older can participate in 10 different divisions, ranging from third-graders to adults.

The entry fee is $100 per team and includes a T-shirt. Entries must be received by Aug. 16.

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and the number of teams will be limited. Registration forms are available in the NIC athletics office inside Post Hall, at The Sports Cellar located at 402 Sherman Ave. or download one at Once determined, brackets will be posted to the NIC athletics website as well.

Mail completed applications to the North Idaho College Athletics Department, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID, 83814 or drop them off in the NIC athletics office.

The event is sponsored by Pepsi. Proceeds will benefit NIC athletics scholarships.

Information: 769-5975

Web cam offers look at

EWU turf installation

CHENEY - A 24-hour web cam is now available at for viewing of Eastern Washington University's Red Turf Project, which began Monday with the start of excavation work at Woodward Field.

The projected completion date is Sept. 3, with the inaugural game on the red turf taking place Sept. 18 vs. Montana, scheduled to start at 4:05 p.m. PDT. When the project is completed, the field will be re-named Roos Field in appreciation for the $500,000 pledge made by Michael and Katherine Roos toward the project.

The official start of the project began Saturday with a "turfbreaking" ceremony at Woodward Field.

Baseball open tryout

set for Tri-Cities

KENNEWICK, Wash. - The Major League Scouting Bureau will conduct an open tryout camp for amateur players on June 23 at LaPierre Field.

Amateur players at least 16 years of age with college eligibility remaining will be allowed to participate and should be present at 8:30 a.m. for registration. American Legion players must have written permission from their coach, manager, or post commander. Any player recently selected in the 2010 First Year Player Draft is not allowed to participate.

Players should bring their own equipment and pay all their own expenses to the camp. There is no fee to participate.

Each player must sign a liability waiver, and players under 21 must have the signature of a parent or legal guardian. The waiver is available at (go to official MLB Info) or at camp registration.

For more information contact Carl Moesche, Northwest Scouting Supervisor for the Major League Scouting Bureau, via e-mail at

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