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NORTHWEST NOTES: Aug. 14, 2020

| August 14, 2020 1:10 AM

West Coast Conference


fall competition

The West Coast Conference postponed all conference fall competition due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference’s Presidents’ Council announced.

The council, in consultation with the conference’s 10 athletic directors and Commissioner Gloria Nevarez, made this decision following thorough discussion over the course of several weeks.

Thursday’s postponement postponement does not preclude member institutions from scheduling non-conference competitions in low risk sports in the fall.

“The welfare of the great student-athletes of the West Coast Conference is and always will be the guiding principle in our discussions and why we ultimately arrived at this difficult decision,” said University of San Diego President James T. Harris, the chair of the WCC Presidents’ Council. “The fall term for everyone associated with our member institutions will be different. We understand this and will continue to plan for a safe return to campus and a safe return to athletic competition in the WCC at the appropriate time.”

The conference continues to work closely with campus leadership on plans to ensure a safe environment to conduct the 2020-21 men’s and women’s basketball seasons in the winter. The conference intends to explore various models for conducting competition in the fall sports of men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball in the spring of 2021.

Frontier Conference moves football

to spring

The Frontier Conference elected to move the the sport of football to the spring, the conference announced.

The move allows for all eight teams to once again operate collectively as a conference in the spring and participate in a schedule, providing that safety standards allow. Montana-based schools were attempting to play a home-and-home series this fall, while Southern Oregon, College of Idaho and Eastern Oregon had previously canceled their fall season.

The conference plans to participate in the postseason when those dates are announced.

Cross country teams will participate in meets, as well as host a conference meet this fall. Likewise, the conference will participate in the postseason whenever those dates are announced next spring.

Golf teams will participate in some fall invitationals, with the conference tournament scheduled for the spring, when the NAIA Championships are held.

Moscow School District

cancels all fall sports

The Moscow School District will not field teams in fall sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will change its extra-cirricular sports programs to an intramural format with no travel, the district announced on Thursday.

Moscow High competes in the three-team 4A Inland Empire League along with Lakeland and Sandpoint, with home-and-home matchups also scheduled against 5A IEL schools Coeur d’Alene, Lake City and Post Falls in volleyball, boys soccer and girls soccer.

In football, Lakeland was scheduled to travel to Moscow on Oct. 9 in to open league play.

Timberlake was also scheduled to visit Moscow on Sept. 11.

St. Maries was scheduled to play at Moscow on Sept. 4, but that game was canceled earlier this week after St. Maries pushed back its fall sports start date to Sept. 10.

Langham, Glenn complete play

at Washington Men’s Amateur

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Former North Idaho College and current University of Idaho golfer Sean Langham finished tied for 38th in the Washington Men’s Amateur, finishing with a 9-over par 225 (70-72-83—225) at Chambers Bay on Thursday.

Former Post Falls High standout Joseph Glenn finished tied for 42nd with a 74-71-81—226.

Sean Kato of Redmond, Wash., won the tournament with a 65-69-73—207.