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Northwest Notes: Feb. 19, 2014

| February 19, 2014 8:00 PM

Sandpoint High star Levora signs to run at WSU

PULLMAN - Sam Levora, a distance runner from Sandpoint High, was one of three prep seniors to sign a national letter of intent to compete in track and field for Washington State in the 2014-15 seasons, Cougars coach Rick Sloan announced.

Levora has accumulated eight varsity letters as a distance runner at Sandpoint and was a four-time participant in the state 4A cross country championships, with 32nd and fifth-place finishes as a freshman and sophomore, and back-to-back runner-up finishes as a junior and senior. He also competed in the Nike Cross Northwest Regional meets with 17th-place finishes in both 2012 and 2013.

On the track, Levora finished third in both the 1,600 and 3,200 races as a sophomore, and runner-up finishes in both as a junior.

He plans to pursue a history major.

"We are really excited to have Sam run for the Cougs next fall," Cougar cross country coach Tim Riley said. "I feel Sam will fit very well within our culture both athletically and academically and I feel is one of the most talented distance runners to recently come from Idaho."

Also signing are Jonnie Green, a sprinter from Ephrata, Wash., and Zach Smith, a sprinter from Bremerton, Wash.

Inline speed skating team to host open house

COEUR d'ALENE - The Coeur d'Alene Inline Speed Skating team will host an introduction to skating night on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Skate Plaza.

Participants are asked to bring a bike helmet and inline skates and must know how to stake on inlines to skate.

Cost is $10 and all ages are encouraged.

To register or for more information, contact coach Joe LeGault at 762-1005.

Entry level soccer referee clinic scheduled for Saturday

HAYDEN - An entry level soccer referee certification clinic will be held on Saturday at DAL Computers on U.S. 95 in Hayden between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for officials in the Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene area.

Cost for the clinic is $25 and registration is $40.

To qualify for the course, you must review the online modules for each law at www.ussoccer.com/referees/resource-center/online-training/grade-8-referee-course.aspx.

The new officials will support both club and high school soccer.

Information: sdi@idahosoccerrefs.org or (208) 277-6909.

BAM Jam USA tournament coming to Boise in April

The BAM Jam USA 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held April 12-13 at Capital High in Boise.

The tournament is a qualifier for the USA basketball national championships at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Divisions will be: women's and men's open, and men's and women's under-18 (must be born between Jan. 1, 1996 and Dec. 31, 1997).

Winners of each division, along with the men's open runner-up, advances to nationals.

Each team is guaranteed four games, which will be played by FIBA rules.

Cost is $200 and entry forms are available at www.bamjamusa.com