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Northwest Notes May 15, 2020

| May 15, 2020 1:10 AM

Free Kids Day set for Sunday

and May 23 at Circling Raven

WORLEY — Former LPGA Tour player and U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Wendy Ward is scheduled to make a special appearance at Free Kids Day, scheduled for two dates (Sunday and May 23) from 3 to 5 p.m. each day at Circling Raven Golf Club.

Boys and girls ages 7-15 will be introduced to golf by Circling Raven golf professionals and get to meet Ward, who now lives in Edwall, Wash., some 30 miles southwest of Spokane.

Each child will receive an hour lesson, which includes learning to putt, chip and drive. This will be followed by a complimentary dinner and the opportunity to tour the golf course.

To reserve a place in the limited participant event, RSVP with Circling Raven head golf pro David VonBrethorst at dvonbrethorst@cdacasino.com, or call 800-523-2464 ext. 7262.

Circling Raven also announced it will maintain spring green fees throughout 2020. Peak season rates were to commence on May 21.

Two Vandal bowl victories

to be re-aired on ESPNU

Idaho’s bowl victories over Bowling Green and Colorado State will be re-aired on Sunday afternoon on ESPNU.

The Vandals’ win over Bowling Green in the 2009 Humanitarian Bowl will be shown at noon, followed by the 2016 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at 4 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene High product Deon Watson led Idaho with five catches for 140 yards and a touchdown in the Vandals’ 61-50 win over Colorado State in the 2016 game.

In the 2009 game, De’Maundray Woolridge carried Idaho with 126 yards on 22 rushes and two third-quarter touchdowns. Idaho quarterback Nate Enderle threw for 240 yards and four touchdowns in the 43-42 win.

NAIA extends agreement for Lewiston to host World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The NAIA announced Thursday it will extend championship agreements for seven of its championship host sites affected this past year by COVID-19.

Among those extended was Lewiston hosting the NAIA World Series another year, through 2025. This year’s event was canceled due to the pandemic.

In 2018, the NAIA extended its agreement with Lewiston to host the event through 2024.

Lewiston has second-longest run of consecutive championships hosted, as Harris Field has been home to the NAIA World Series since 2000. Sioux City, Iowa, has hosted the NAIA DII women’s basketball national championship since 1998.

Lewiston also hosted the NAIA World Series from 1984-91.

Other championships and sites which received one-year extensions from the NAIA included women’s basketball (Sioux City, Iowa), women’s wrestling (University of Jamestown, Jamestown, N.D.), men’s and women’s bowling (Lawrence Tech University, Sterling Heights, Mich.), men’s and women’s tennis (Mobile, Ala.), outdoor track and field (Gulf Shores, Ala.) and men’s golf (Mesa, Ariz.).