Northwest Notes July 2, 2021
NIC to host Coeur d’Alene Shootout 3-on-3 basketball tournament
COEUR d'ALENE — Following a year's absence because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coeur d'Alene Shootout 3-on-3 basketball tournament is scheduled to return to North Idaho College on Aug. 21-22.
Registration for this tournament is open for youth grades 3-12 as well as adults. The event will be held in NIC’s Molstead Library parking lot. The tournament is double-elimination, with standard half-court games played to 20 points or a 25-minute time limit.
Entry fees are $125 per team if registered by July 23. After July 23 the cost per team goes up to $150.
To register, or for more information: nicathletics.com/camps; or NIC men's basketball coach Corey Symons at 208-769-3352 or email@example.com
NIC to host Cardinal Classic ASA softball tournament
North Idaho College softball staff and players will host the Cardinal Classic softball tournament at Post Falls High School and Finucane Park in Hayden on Sept. 17-19.
Registration is now open for 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U divisions.
The tournament is ASA-sanctioned and is formatted as a round-robin with a five-game guarantee for each team.
Entry fees are $450 for full teams. The entry deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27. Teams must be ASA-registered and provide roster for entry.
Information: nicathletics.com/camps or contact NIC assistant softball coach Jordyn Hensley at 208-769-7830 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vandal football season tickets on sale tuesday
MOSCOW — Season tickets for the general public for the upcoming 2021 Idaho football season officially go on sale Tuesday at 9 a.m.
Fans can get theirs online at GoVandals.com/Tickets or by calling the ticket office at 208-885-6466 as the Vandals return to full capacity in the fall.
Reserved seats start at $125, with general admission tickets for $100.
The Vandals open up the regular season at home against Simon Fraser on Sept. 4. The conference slate gets underway Oct. 9 against Portland State. Idaho will host three consecutive home games, beginning with Montana Oct. 23, to close out the home schedule.
Previous season ticket holders can still request to renew by reaching out to the ticket office.
Holmgren has double-double as USA Men's U19 World Cup team beats Spain in second scrimmage
Kenneth Lofton Jr. (left) scored a team-high 14 points with nine rebounds while Chet Holmgren (right) tallied a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds) in a 61-60 scrimmage win over Spain.
RIGA, Latvia — Incoming Gonzaga freshman Chet Holmgren tallied 10 points and 10 rebounds as the USA Men’s U19 World Cup team beat Spain 61-60 in a scrimmage on Thursday.
Kenneth Lofton Jr. of Louisiana Tech led the USA with 14 points, and also had nine rebounds.
“I expect us to get better every single day, keep building on the last day,” Holmgren said. “These teams are all pretty good, and we played a good Australia squad yesterday in our first scrimmage. We built from that and played better today against Spain, and I see that continuing to go forward.”
The Americans begin FIBA U19 World Cup play Saturday (7:30 a.m., PDT) against Turkey.
Seventeen players named to 2021 USA Men’s Select Team
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Featuring 14 players owning USA Basketball experience, 17 athletes have been selected to the 2021 USA Basketball Select Team that will train with the USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its Las Vegas training camp.
The Select Team features a roster of 13 young NBA players and four veteran players with international and USA Basketball experience. Members of the USA Select Team will train daily with the USA National Team from July 6-9 at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center.
Named to the 2021 USA Basketball Select Team were Saddiq Bey (Detroit Pistons), Miles Bridges (Charlotte Hornets), Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves), Darius Garland (Cleveland Cavaliers), Tyrese Haliburton (Sacramento Kings), Tyler Herro (Miami Heat), John Jenkins (Bilbao Basket, Italy/Vanderbilt); Keldon Johnson (San Antonio Spurs), Josh Magette (Turkey), Dakota Mathias (Philadelphia 76ers); Immanuel Quickly (New York Knicks), Naz Reid (Minnesota Timberwolves), Cam Reynolds (Houston Rockets); Isaiah Stewart (Detroit Pistons), Obi Toppin (New York Knicks), P.J. Washington (Charlotte Hornets); and Patrick Williams (Chicago Bulls).
Mark Few of Gonzaga is an assistant coach for the USA Select Team
New Eastern basketball coach Riley signs three more players
A trio of players have joined the roster of new Eastern Washington University coach David Riley, including a guard with collegiate experience, the Eagles announced.
The additions complete the first-year roster for Riley, who will have nine new players join six returning letter winners from last year's team which advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
The transfer is Sean Kirk, a 6-foot-3 guard from Mountlake Terrace, Wash. He redshirted at Western Washington University in the 2019-20 season, followed by a year in which the Vikings did not play because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He previously played one season at Edmonds (Wash.) Community College where he was the Northwest Athletic Conference North Region Freshman of the Year and garnered first team All-North Region accolades.
Also joining the Eagles will be Yousef Elkugia, who is from Seattle and graduated in 2021 from Eastlake High. He also played for Elite Prep, a prep school based in Issaquah, Wash.
The third newcomer is Makai Richards, a 2020 graduate of Oak Park (Calif.) High. His older brother, Ezekiel Richards, is now a junior at Northern Arizona after spending three seasons in Santa Clara's program.
Indians' Toglia named to All-Star Futures Game roster
Spokane Indians first baseman Michael Toglia was selected as a part of the National League roster of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game to be played on Sunday, July 11 at Coors Field in Denver. Former Indians players Willie MacIver and Cole Ragans also earned roster spots in the game.
Toglia and MacIver are two of three players representing the Colorado Rockies in the 2021 Futures Game, tying Colorado with the Seattle Mariners for the most players representing any organization. Outfielder Ryan Vilade of Triple-A Albuquerque will also play in the game.
Toglia is currently ranked the No. 3 prospect in the Rockies organization. This season with Spokane, the 2019 first round pick leads the High-A West in home runs amongst active players (10) and ranks third in RBI (33). His 30 walks lead all Spokane hitters.
MacIver recently cracked Colorado’s Top 30 Prospects List according to MLB.com and comes in as the No. 30 prospect. The former Washington Husky served as the Indians catcher for most of this season prior to being promoted to Double-A Hartford. With Spokane, MacIver led the team with a .286 batting average, ten home runs, and 11 doubles. His 30 RBI ranked second on the team and sixth in the league.
Ragans, who pitched for the Indians in 2017 when they were a short-season class A team, will also play in the All-Star Futures Game on the American League roster. This season with High-A Hickory, the left-hander is 0-2 with a 3.22 ERA. The 2016 first round pick has 46 strikeouts in 36.1 innings pitched for the Crawdads.