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Youth sports June 27, 2012

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Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 12:15 am


Sixty-eight swimmers from the Coeur d'Alene Area Swim Team competed in the Summer Solstice Invitational on June 15-17 at Witter Pool in Spokane.

The meet brought nearly 400 athletes from around the Northwest, and CAST placed second.

Three local swimmers earned high point honors for their age groups: Bryce Kananowicz for the 15-and-over boys, Caleb Markowski for the 9-10 boys, and Rosie Loftus for the 8-and-under girls.

Several of their teammates placed in the top three in their age groups, including Hailey Pierce (3rd), Micah Hudlet (2nd), Cole Curtis (2nd), Nicole Rozier (2nd), Maggie de Tar (3rd), Ethan Cordes (3rd), and Joe Loftus (3rd). CAST swimmers combined for six first-place relays over the course of the weekend and multiple event winners.

For 11 CAST swimmers, it was their first meet in an Olympic-sized 50-meter pool. Those swimmers are John Bukowski, Dominick Ethridge, Penelope Gates, Thad Heuer, Lily Smith, Kristen Spiros, Andrew Thrasher, Katherine Thrasher, Hailey Upton, Beau Urbaniak and Taylen Zahnow.

CAST will next compete as a team at the Starlight Invitational in Wenatchee July 6-8, and will be sending Ben Lovell to Omaha for the US Olympic Trials on Saturday.

A handful of local players qualified for the Washington Junior Golf Association district tournament July 15-16 at Palouse Ridge Golf Course in Pullman from a tournament June 18 at Hangman Valley Golf Course in Spokane.

Derek Bayley of Rathdrum shot a 65 and won by eight strokes in the boys 16-17 age group. Other local qualifiers to districts in that division were Stephen Roller of Hayden (73, T-2nd), Michael Porter of Coeur d'Alene (74, T-6th), and John Duffin of Hayden Lake (77).

In the boys 14-15 division, Tyrel Derrick of Rathdrum (81, T-6th), Harrison Geissinger of Post Falls (83) and Colton Serdahl of Post Falls (84) qualified for districts.

In the boys 12-13 division, Joseph Glenn of Post Falls (75, 1st) qualified.

Among the girls, Allison Duffin of Hayden Lake (88) qualified in the girls 14-15 division.

The district tourney is a qualifier for the state tournament in Kent, Wash., in late July.

Last Friday at Deer Park Golf Club, Corey Beaver of Post Falls (73, 5th) and Trevor Fedele of Post Falls (74, 6th) qualified for districts in the boys 16-17 age group.

Emily Dodge of Coeur d'Alene (99, 2nd) qualified in the girls 12-13 division.


Golf: Registration for the second session for beginner youth golf lessons offered by the Coeur d'Alene Recreation Department will run today through July 3 at the Coeur d'Alene Recreation Department in City Hall, 710 Mullan Avenue.

The session will begin July 9. Classes are held twice a week for three weeks. Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday mornings or Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Ponderosa Springs Golf Course.

All equipment is provided. Registration fee is $45.

Information: 769-2250

Tennis: The Coeur d' Alene Recreation Department is holding registration for the second session of youth tennis classes today through July 3 at the rec department, 710 Mullan Avenue. There is limited registration so early registration is encouraged.

Classes will begin July 10 and will run for 4 weeks. Classes will be held twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings. Students must supply their own tennis racket and a can of balls. Student cost for 8 lessons is $30.

Swimming: Registration for swim lessons for youths age 6 and above through the Coeur d'Alene Recreation Department will be July 2-6 at the rec department, 710 Mullan.

Lessons will be held at the city beach.

Cost is $25 for city residents, $30 for non-city residents.

The first session runs July 9-20; the second session runs July 23-Aug. 3.

Lessons are held Monday through Friday for two weeks in the mornings. Class times will be available at registration. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

Submit items for youth and non-varsity high school sports by noon Tuesday for publication Wednesday. Email stories and photos (in .jpg format) to

Information: 664-8176, Ext. 2019

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