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| December 13, 2005 11:00 PM

NIC plans Pack the House night at wrestling match

COEUR d'ALENE — Fans will be admitted to a North Idaho College wresting match at a reduced price by supporting their team or supporting an eyeglasses drive Thursday.

NIC faces Clackamas Community College of Oregon City, Ore., at 7:30 p.m. at Christianson Gym during the Pack the House event.

Regular admission is $3 for adults or $2 for students/senior citizens.

Those who wear NIC colors to show their support for the Cardinals will be admitted for half price.

Those who bring a used pair of prescription eyeglasses will get in for free. The glasses will be refurbished and distributed to those in need through the Coeur d'Alene Kiwanis Club eyeglasses campaign.

Information: 769-3348

Women's pro race will be

offered at Ironman Cd'A in '06

BOULDER, Colo. — Ironman Coeur d'Alene in 2006 will offer a professional race for women only, officials announced.

The Coeur d'Alene race is scheduled for June 25.

The 2005 race offered a pro race for men only.

The Ironman Lake Placid event on July 23, 2006 will offer a pro race for men only.

There will be $50,000 pro prize purse at each race.

The prize money breakdown for both races in 2006 will be as follows: 1st, $14,000; 2nd, $9,000; 3rd, $7,500; 4th, $6,000; 5th, $5,000, 6th, $3,500; 7th, $2,000; 8th, $1,500; 9th, $1,000; 10th, $500.

Coeur d'Alene man signs

with Spokane arenaball team

SPOKANE — Coeur d'Alene resident Corey Taylor and former Eastern Washington player Brandon Moore have have signed with the Spokane Shock of the arenafootball2 league.

Taylor started his career at the University of Connecticut under the tutelage of coach Skip Holtz — son of former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz. He then transferred to play in his home state of Kentucky at Georgetown College.

Most recently Taylor played for the Odessa Roughnecks of the Intense Football League. Taylor is also a veteran of NFL Europe, the AFL, and af2. Taylor will serve as a dual threat offensively as a fullback and linebacker.

"I'm really excited to play in Spokane," Taylor said. "I know that coach (Chris Siegfried) wants to win right away and so do I."

Moore, a 6-1, 260-pound lineman, most recently played in the CFL for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2003. While at Eastern, Moore compiled 15 1/2 sacks, the 11th best total in school history. As a senior at Medical Lake High, he was named one of the top 100 recruits in the state of Washington by the Seattle Times.

The Shock also signed defensive back Johnny Lamar, who played under Siegfried for one game as a member of the areanafootball 2's South Georgia Wildcats before he was called up to play for the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The Shock open their 2006 inaugural season on March 30 at the Spokane Arena vs. the Stockton Lightening.

NIC plans hoop camp

over Christmas holidays

COEUR d'ALENE — The North Idaho College men's basketball staff will provide instruction at the Cardinal Christmas Basketball Camp Dec. 26-28 at NIC's Christianson Gym.

The camp, for boys and girls, will run from 9 a.m.-noon for participants in fifth grade and younger and from 1-4 p.m. for those in sixth grade and older.

Cost is $55 and the registration fee includes a T-shirt and prizes.

Space is limited and the deadline for entry is Dec. 23.

Information: 769-3352