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Youth Sports Dec. 9, 2020

| December 9, 2020 1:05 AM

CROSS COUNTRY

North Idaho Cross Country sent 14 athletes, ages 9-14, to the AAU National Cross Country Championships on Dec. 5 at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, Fla. More than 2,000 athletes from across the United States running distances from 2k (7-8 year olds) to 5k (high school ages).

Championship medals were awarded to the first 25 individuals for all age divisions. North Idaho athletes shined, with 8 runners placing in the top 25 for their age group (boys and girls ran separately):

11 year olds (3k)

Adalyn Depew - 8th place, 11:26.62

12 year olds (3k)

Helen Oyler - 12th place, 11:01.54

Mitchell Rietze - 5th place, 10:04.09

Wyatt Carr - 8th place, 10:06.71

Parker Sterling - 25th place, 10:39.52

14 year olds (4k)

Zara Munyer - 16th place, 14:06.59

Max Cervi-Skinner - 2nd place, 12:02.34

Zack Cervi-Skinner - 11th place, 12:25.01

Next, North Idaho Cross Country will travel to Paris, Ky., to compete in the USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships this Saturday and Sunday.

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BOWLING

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Bantams

High Game Boys: Brody Shands - 89; Chevy Testa - 38; Maison Shands - 37

High Game Girls: Chloe McCliggott - 75; Tori Graff - 23

Preps

High Game Boys: Brandon Gallegos - 124; Fletcher Keough - 45

High Game Girls: Ruby Goodknight - 151; Rosy Gallegos - 120; Payton Way - 99

Juniors

High Game Boys: TJ Scott - 208; Tyler Clarke - 204; Caleb Kearl - 190

High Game Girls: Daphnee Hammond - 199; Quin Graff - 142; Jessabell Hart - 116; Jody Hammond - 116.

SELECT SOCCER

Thorns girls 03/04: The Thorns continued friendly match play at Real Life Fields in Post Falls on Dec. 5, hosting the Spokane Sounders 02 squad, falling 6-0.

On Sunday, the Thorns hosted the Spokane Sounders G04 Shale, winning 2-0, with both goals scored by Ava Shivers. Isabella Lucky had an assist. Hailey Jo Parks had the shutout in goal.

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Courtesy photo Eight members of the North Idaho Cross Country team earned medals for placing in the top 25 of their age group at the AAU National Cross Country Championships on Dec. 5 in Tallahassee, Fla. From left are Adalyn Depew, Zara Munyer, Helen Oyler, Max Cervi-Skinner, coach Erin Lydon Hart, Wyatt Carr, Mitchell Rietze, Parker Sterling and Zack Cervi-Skinner.

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Courtesy photo Four members of the North Idaho Cross Country team earned All-American patches for placing in the top 8 in their age group at the AAU National Cross Country Championships on Dec. 5 in Tallahassee, Fla. From left are Adalyn Depew, Max Cervi-Skinner, coach Erin Lydon Hart, Wyatt Carr and Mitchell Rietze.

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Photo by MARCEE HARTZELL The Thorns North FC Girls 07 Red soccer team defeated the Sounders G06 Shale 3-1 last Thursday under the lights. Natalie Thompson scored twice with assists from Lily Bole and Rachel Corette. Corette (pictured) scored with an assist from Thompson. On Saturday, the Thorns defeated Washington East G08 3-0. Lily Bolescored with the assist from Kennedy Hartzell. Hartzell scored twice, once on a penalty kick and once from a pass from Natalie Thompson. Goalkeeper Lilianna Brinkmeier posted the shutout in goal for the Thorns. Then on Sunday, the Thorns shut out the Sounders G07 Shale 4-0. Riley Brazle scored, assisted by Natalie Thompson early in the game. Kennedy Hartzell scored from a pass from Cecelia Dignan and once on a free kick outside the 18. Natalie Thompson scored off a pass from forward Paige Hunt. Goalkeeper Ellie McGowan tallied the shutout.

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Sophomore point guard Kolton Mitchell is this week's Fort Ground Grill Lake City High School Athlete of the Week. Mitchell hit 8 of 10 3-pointers (including two four-point plays), was 11 of 15 from the field overall, scored a career-high 34 points, and also had three assists and three steals in the Timberwolves' 65-63 win over Lakeland on Saturday in Rathdrum.