Chandler Rogers was named Cadet Greco-Roman Wrestler of the Year.
The Mead junior-to-be showed why July 16 when he captured his second straight Cadet National Greco-Roman championship at Fargo, N.D.
Rogers won the 170-pound division. In the final against friend Ryan Christensen, Rogers threw his opponent to his back, scoring a pin in 33 seconds.
A two-time state champ, Rogers went 9-0 with five pins, one technical fall and three decisions.
Rogers was one of two repeat champions.
Spokane South Little League 9-10 All-Stars recently participated in the state tournament at Auburn. The team went 1-2 and picked up the first state win for a Spokane 9-10 South Little League team at state.
Team members are: Peyton Mcpherson, Ryun Cross, Tyler Hilsendeger, Jacob Bogdanoff, Hayden Gamache, Jadon Bowton, Mike Petro, Ben Comes, Charlie Ricker, Kyler Hillman, Nate Shank and Tristan Lookabill. Coaches are Shannon Cross, Nick Mcpherson and Dan Hilsendeger.
Coeur d’Alene Crush ’97 certainly got its money’s worth the last two weekends. To say nothing of invaluable experience.
The latter should serve the team from the Lake City well when it competes in the Amateur Softball Association ASA/USA 14-U A National Championships July 30-Aug. 5 in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Crush ’97 battled through the loser’s bracket of the ASA Region 15 14-U A tournament Saturday and Sunday at the Merkel Sports Complex in Spokane after losing its second-round game to gain the championship game a week after turning in a similar feat in the Idaho State championships in Nampa.
On Sunday, Crush ’97 came up short, dropping the regional title game to the Northwest Sidewinders of Tacoma, 8-6, after winning a second straight Idaho title the week before to earn a berth in the ASA/USA national tournament. In all, Coeur d’Alene played 17 games the two weekends, going 7-2 in Spokane and playing in all nine rounds in the 12-team tournament. It went 7-1 in Nampa.
In the title game, Coeur d’Alene went up 2-0 in the second inning only to see the Sidewinders open an 8-3 lead before Crush ’97 rallied for three in the top of the seventh to make it interesting.
Spokane Crash had a 3-2 record and tied for fifth in the regional while Northwest Wildfire of Coeur d’Alene (3-2) tied for seventh and Crush ’98 (0-3) tied for ninth.
• Washington Madness 16U girls fastpitch softball team won the Northwest ASA 16U B regionals in Moses Lake last weekend.
The Spokane team is coached by Sean McCoy and Steve Fountain. Players include Miranda Lahman, Ashlee Mcgovern, Adrianna Suiter, Sheridan Frost, Jordan Hopper, Destiny McCoy, Kiara McCoy, Haylee McCoy, Chayla Mauss, Jordyn Soliday, Chandelle Gill and Sadee Smigaj.