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Northwest Notes June 21, 2010

| June 21, 2010 9:00 PM

Ex-Trojan Dodge invited

to play in U.S. Publinx

Genna Dodge, a Post Falls High graduate who will be a sophomore on Gonzaga’s women’s golf team next season, has been selected to compete in the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship beginning Monday at The Warren Golf Course on the University of Notre Dame campus in South Bend, Ind.

She will join fellow GU sophomore Victoria Fallgren, who qualified through sectional qualifying at Los Serranos Golf & Country Club in Chino Hills, Calif.

Dodge shot a 74 and was one of two alternates in the Tacoma, Wash., sectional qualifier played at Meadow Park Golf Course earlier this month. Now she is in the field of 156 which will play two days of stroke play today and Tuesday with the low 64 scores advancing to match play. A 36-hole championship is slated for Saturday.

The Warren Golf Course will be a par-71 layout at either 6,096 or 6,133 yards depending on the layout of the par-4 sixth hole which will play either 363 or 400 yards for the championship.

Dodge and Fallgren played in a tournament in Los Angeles last week, then flew directly to South Bend.

Lums heading back

to Omaha tourney

After going 0-5 at the Palouse Summer Series, the Coeur d’Alene Lumbermen American Legion baseball team leaves Tuesday for Omaha, Neb., and the 48-team Decker Sports College World Series Tournament.

The Lumbermen will play the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Cyclones on Wednesday, the Woodward (Okla.) Travelers on Thursday, the Deeb Mustangs (Omaha) and the Shockers (San Mateo, Calif.) on Friday, and Dakota Ridge High (Littleton, Colo.) on Saturday to conclude play in the Millard North pool.

The tourney, which concludes Sunday, goes on at the same time as the NCAA College World Series in Omaha, and the Lums plan to take in as much action as they can at Rosenblatt Stadium.

It’s the third time in four years the Lums will be making the trip to Omaha. Coeur d’Alene didn’t go last year because of the downturn in the economy.

“We like to give them that experience of seeing baseball in different parts of the country,” Lums coach Lloyd Duman said. “I stress the experience of playing teams around the country, seeing how seriously different areas of the country take their baseball.”

Coeur d’Alene dropped to 9-9 after losing 9-2 to Lakeside Industries and 10-2 to Taylor Baseball on Saturday at Bailey-Brayton Field in Pullman at the Palouse Summer Series.

Chad Nyquist went 2 for 2 with an RBI triple in the Lakeside game, and Pete Hoffman struck out five in five innings.

Indians, Dust Devils

rained out at Avista

SPOKANE — Rain postponed Sunday’s Northwest League baseball game between Tri-City and Spokane at Avista Stadium.

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader July 25 at Avista.

Spokane (0-2) travels to Vancouver, British Columbia, tonight.

Space still available for

NIC softball camps

Room is still available for players ages 8 to 18 to sign up for the North Idaho College’s Cardinal Heat pitching and position play skills camp July 26-29 at Finucane Park, located on the northwest corner of Prairie and Fourth Street in Hayden.

NIC softball coach Don Don Williams, along with players and guest camp instructor Paige Smith will lead the camp. Smith is the head coach at Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y., and former player and assistant coach at NIC.

The camp is divided into two heats, one specifically for pitching skills and the other a position play/offensive heat camp. Both heats will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the duration of the four-day camp.

Cost for the camp is $200 for the pitchers and $150 for the position camp and includes a T-shirt and drawstring backpack.

Registration forms are available by clicking on the 2010 Pitching/Position Play Skills Camp link at www.nic.edu/athletics/camps_clinics.asp.

Information: 769-7879

Former LSU player named

Sandpoint girls soccer coach

SANDPOINT — Louisiana native and former Lousiana State soccer player Julie Pitre has been named girls soccer coach at Sandpoint High.

Pitre replaces Adam Tajan, who took over the Sandpoint boys program when Randy Thoreson retired.

Pitre, 29, currently teaches at the Monarch School in Heron, Mont.

Black Widows split with

Wave in women’s soccer

SPOKANE — Lauren Maris scored the game’s only goal in the fourth minute, assisted by Haley Abbott, as the North Bay Wave beat the Spokane Black Widows 1-0 in a Women’s Professional Soccer League game Sunday at Jo Albi Stadium.

On Saturday night, Tiera Pittman scored on a breakaway in stoppage time as Spokane defeated North Bay 2-1 at Albi Stadium. Whitney Ramsey of the Black Widows opened the scoring in the eighth minute, and Tiffany Hurst of North Bay tied it in the 76th minute.

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