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Northwest Notes Sept. 8, 2021

| September 8, 2021 1:05 AM

Registration underway for Tri-State wresting tourney at NIC in December

COEUR d'ALENE — North Idaho College officially announced Tuesday its wrestling staff and players will host the Tri-State Invitational wrestling tournament Dec. 17 and 18.

Registration is now open for high school wrestlers (boys and girls). The event will be held in NIC’s Christianson Gymnasium and the Student Wellness and Recreation Center.

At this point, spectators are welcome; the tournament will follow local and state COVID-19 guidelines and is subject to cancellation if necessary.

Last year's tourney was canceled due to COVID-19.

This will be NIC’s 50th year hosting the largest high school wrestling tournament in the area. More than 50 teams are expected to participate. The tournament starts at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 17. Finals will take place on Saturday, Dec. 18, at 5:30 p.m.

Entry fees are $500 for full teams (15 wrestlers), $300 for partial team (seven or less). A $100 late fee will be assessed if fee is not paid prior to Dec. 10.

Information: nicathletics.com/tristate

Masks, vaccination rules in place for WSU home events

PULLMAN — WSU Athletics, in alignment with the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Huskies, will require proof of vaccination for COVID-19 for fans 12 years of age and older, beginning with home contests at Gesa Field (Martin Stadium) in the month of October.

Those who are not vaccinated will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event.

Additional details will be announced at a later date. In the interim, effective immediately, WSU Athletics will mandate masks for all fans in attendance at Gesa Field, regardless of vaccination status. This will include indoor and outdoor seating at all times, unless actively eating or drinking.

Whitworth's football game kickoff time moved

SPOKANE — The ever-changing travel arrangements for a first-year football program have led to one more time change for the Whitworth vs. Lincoln football game Saturday in the Pine Bowl.

The Pirates and Oaklanders will now kick off at 1 p.m., instead of the previously-listed 10 a.m. Prior to that, the start time had shifted from 11 a.m. as the visitors adjusted flight arrangements throughout the summer.

Lincoln University, located in Oakland, Calif., is in its initial year of football.

As always, KSBN radio (1230 AM) will carry Saturday’s game live with the pregame show beginning at 12:45 p.m.