AREA BRIEFS: Vandals bring in new tennis coach


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MOSCOW — Daniel Hangstefer is the new Idaho men’s tennis coach, the Vandals announced Wednesday.

“He is an up-and-coming head coach that brings experience in running a nationally ranked program; I look forward to watching our men’s tennis program grow under his leadership,” Idaho interim athletic director Pete Isakson said.

Most recently, Hangstefer spent a season as the men’s and women’s tennis head coach with Ferris State University, an NCAA Division II school in Big Rapids, Mich.

There, the Bulldogs saw success under the helm of Hangstefer as he coached and guided a nationally ranked men’s program. He led the men’s team to a 21-3 overall record and went undefeated during conference play.


Trio of Warriors honored

Three members of the Lewis-Clark State basketball teams earned preseason honors from the Frontier Conference, with the Warrior men getting two of them.

L-C’s men had Race Martin and Andre McCowan earn FC All-Conference preseason honors while the L-C women’s Hailey Turner also earned that nod.



Player of the Year — Jared Samuelson, Rocky Mountain College

All-Conference Team — Match Burnham, Carroll College; Kooper Kidgel, Montana Western; Race Martin, Lewis-Clark State; Andre McCowan, Lewis-Clark State; Matt Wyman, Carroll College


Player of the year — Brianna King, Montana Western

All-Conference Team — Hannah Dean, Carroll College; Parker Esary, University of Providence; Cassidy (Hashley) Kosena, Carroll College; Shay Potter, Montana Tech; Hailey Turner, Lewis-Clark State


Warriors win 5-set exhibition battle with Whitworth

SPOKANE — Though NCAA Division III Whitworth was a tough opponent for the Lewis-Clark State volleyball team on Wednesday night, the Warriors came away with a hard-fought 25-21, 25-23, 17-25, 18-25, 16-14 victory in an exhibition match.

“We got a chance to test ourselves by changing our lineup around,” L-C coach Shaun Pohlman said. “It was nice to have the opportunity to see if we are getting fruit from our labor at this point in the season.”

Hayley Alvarez led the Warriors with 13 kills on the night, and Lauren West dished out 46 assists. Gionni Brown recorded 19 digs while Jordan Phelan had 15.

The Warriors open the second half of Frontier Conference play next Friday during LCSC’s Homecoming Weekend, when they’ll face Providence on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Activity Center.


Maniacs log sweep of Lapwai

LAPWAI — Orofino’s Nicole Sparano had eight kills, eight digs and two aces and Clara Peterson added seven kills for the Maniacs as they won 25-19, 25-12, 25-12 over Lapwai in nonleague play.

Also for Orofino, Hayley Bretz had five aces and 12 digs and Brigid Hill added six aces and six kills as their team improved to 10-4 overall.

JV — Lapwai def. Orofino

2A district pairings set

After a slight adjustment to the schedule, Grangeville and Orofino will play each other in their Idaho Class 2A District I-II opener on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Genesee High. Immediately afterward, St. Maries will face the loser of that game.

The tournament will continue the following day, when a champion could be crowned. An if-necessary title match would be played Oct. 18. Only the champion will go on to State.


Sandpoint 2, Moscow 0

SANDPOINT — Moscow’s girls’ soccer team fell in the Idaho Class 4A District I-II title game against Sandpoint, ending the Bears’ season. No additional details were provided.


Webb nabs pair of seconds

ELLENSBURG — Clarkston High’s Ally Webb had three runner-up finishes, two of them individually, in a dual against Ellensburg, but the Bantams fell to the Bulldogs 100-36 on Tuesday.

“For a four hour drive, these girl did amazing today,” Clarkston High coach Savannah Kuther said.

Clarkston results

200 freestyle — 2, Ally Webb, 2:21.07

50 freestyle — 3, Liza Higgins, 0:33.48

100 freestyle — 3, Christine Gibler, 1:20.84

500 freestyle — 2, Ally Webb, 5:57.12

400 freestyle relay — 2, (Madalynn Wallace, Emma Ulrich, Chirstine Gibler, Ally Webb), 5:04.50

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