Northwest Notes Dec. 7, 2018

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NIC guard Evans

named NWAC men’s

player of the week

North Idaho College sophomore guard RayQuan Evans was named Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball player of the week.

Evans, from Skyview High in Billings, Mont., averaged 19 points, 9.6 rebounds, 4.6 assist and 3 steals per game to help lead the Cardinals to three wins last week.

NIC Booster Club hosts

Winter CARDnival,

Auction Dec. 12

COEUR d’ALENE — North Idaho College athletics fans are invited to the Booster Club’s Winter CARDnival and Auction scheduled for Wednesday at the Best Western Plus-Coeur d’Alene Inn.

The fun begins at 5 p.m. with a social hour, games and the beginning of the silent auction which includes Las Vegas and Walla Walla vacation packages, resort golf outings, Gonzaga basketball tickets, ski packages, custom jewelry/art, special dinner packages, fishing gear, holiday gifts and more. Select “key” items provide a chance to win a $1,000 in “gold coins,” sponsored by Northwest Specialty Hospital.

Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and the live auction kicks off at 7. Tickets are $30 a person or $250 for a table of eight. The Best Western Plus-Coeur d’Alene Inn is located at 506 W. Appleway Ave. Tickets can be purchased by calling NIC Athletics at (208) 769-3348.

Boise State’s Rypien

accepts Shrine Game invite

TAMPA, Fla. — Boise State senior quarterback Brett Rypien, who starred at Shadle Park High in Spokane, has accepted an invitation to play in the 2019 East-West Shrine Game.

The game will be played Jan. 19 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Kickoff is scheduled for noon PST and the game will be televised by NFL Network.

Rypien joins Jim McMillan (1974), Bart Hendricks (2000), and Ryan Dinwiddie (2003) as Bronco quarterbacks invited to the East-West Shrine Game.

The 2018 Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year and a Wuerffel Trophy semifinalist, Rypien is the active FBS leaser in passing yards (13,581). The Spokane native is the Mountain West’s all-time leader in passing yards, completions (1,036), and 300-yard passing games (21). The 300-yard performances are a Boise State record.

Rypien has completed 301 of 447 passes (67.3 percent) this season for 3,705 yards. He has tossed 30 touchdown passes and been intercepted just seven times.

He led the Broncos to a 10-3 record, including a Mountain West Mountain Division title. His final game in a Boise State uniform will come Dec. 26 in the First Responder Bowl against Boston College at the Cotton Bowl stadium in Dallas.

2019 Spokane Golf &

Travel Show

set for Feb. 23-24

SPOKANE — The 21st annual Spokane Golf & Travel Show is scheduled for Feb. 23 and 24 in the Spokane Convention Center.

Event/show hours are Saturday 9 to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 to 4 p.m. Admission is $12, children 12 and under are free courtesy of Damon Orthodontics. Tickets will be on sale Dec. 18 or sooner at all TicketsWest Outlets or the golf show web site,

Every adult paid admission will receive a free round of golf from Spokane’s Fairways Golf Course and those who purchase a ticket online can select a bonus golf offer from a variety of courses including; The Coeur d’Alene Resort, Circling Raven, Palouse Ridge, Columbia Point, Bryden Canyon and more resulting in over $50 of value just for attending the golf show.

The Wild World of Golf Demo Zone will have at least eight golf manufacturers including Ping, Adams Golf, Mizuno, Adidas, Cleveland Golf, Callaway Golf, Cobra, TaylorMade and Bridgestone. Each manufacturer will have the latest models from the PGA show in Orlando on a 14-station hitting net.

Information:, or (509) 621-0125.

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