The latest NWAC Women’s Basketball Coaches Poll has Columbia Basin College ranked eighth, despite the Hawks’ 4-5 start.
Walla Walla is ranked seventh with a 7-2 mark, as the poll was released Thursday.
Lane (7-0) is a unanimous choice at No. 1. Three other East Region teams — Wenatchee Valley (third), Spokane (fifth) and Treasure Valley (tied with CBC at eighth) are also ranked in the poll.
In the latest men’s poll, CBC received a vote.
Spokane (10-1) is ranked No. 1, while Walla Walla (4-3) is tied for eighth.
▪ CBC’s Marissa Caballero was named to the all-tournament team at the Pierce Holiday Invitational last weekend (Dec. 13). The Hawks lost to Lane, 74-71 in the title game. ... Walla Walla’s men won the Bellevue Bulldog Classic Tournament last weekend (Dec. 13), beating host Bellevue 92-71 in the title game. Dean Kohn scored 23 points and had seven rebounds in the title game, and was named MVP. Teammate Roman McKnight, who added 20 points and 16 rebounds in the championship, was also named to the all-tournament team. ... Richland High grad Jacob DeVries scored 29 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead Spokane over the Seattle Mountaineers 103-100 in the championship of the Dale J. Bates Classic at Lane CC on Dec. 13. DeVries was named tourney MVP. ... CBC’s Andrew Reddout was an all-tournament selection for the Hawks men at the Pierce Thanksgiving Invitational last month.
Madison Lesser of Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) signed a letter of intent to play softball this spring for the Hawks. ... The CBC softball team recently donated clothes, shoes, blankets, scarves, gloves and hats to kids in need at Rivers Edge High School. ... CBC women’s soccer players Bethany Forst, Stephanie Gibson, Caity Lawton, Desirae Lyall, Brittany Vickerman and Brylee Whitney all were named to the NWAC’s 2015 Fall Academic Excellence Awards list. To qualify, athletes must be sophomores in eligibility, have earned a minimum of 36 credits, carry a minimum 3.25 grade point average, and be recommended by the college.
Blue Mountain is searching for its first-ever head coach for the new women’s soccer program. The team begins play next fall. ... Former CBC baseball coach Len Pyne was inducted into the Washington State American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame at a ceremony at Clearwater Casino in Poulsbo last month. Joining Pyne in this year’s induction class were: Former WSU baseball coach Donnie Marbut; Seattle Mariners broadcaster and former Major League Baseball player Mike Blowers; Everett native and current Major League Baseball player Grady Sizemore; former Major League player Colin Curtis, of Issaquah; Spokane coach Ron Jackson; former pro player Randy Jorgensen, of Meadowdale; longtime American Legion umpire Larry Libby; former University of Washington and Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker; and Mount Vernon coach Bill McCutchin.