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NORTHWEST NOTES

| October 21, 2005 12:00 AM

State-qualifying cross country meets today

BLANCHARD — State berths will be up for grabs when the 5A and 4A Region 1 cross country meets, and the 3A District 1 meet, unfolds today at StoneRidge Golf Course.

The 3A girls race starts it off at 11:30 a.m., followed by the 3A boys at noon, the 5A and 4A girls at 2 p.m. and the 5A and 4A boys at 2:30.

Coeur d'Alene's boys and girls are defending champs in 5A, and Moscow's boys and girls won last year in 4A. Bonners Ferry's boys and girls are defending champs in 3A.

State is Oct. 29 at Eagle Island State Park.

NIC plans Pack the

House day on Oct. 29

COEUR d'ALENE — Fans are invited to help North Idaho College Pack the House during a day full of athletics events at NIC Oct. 29.

The day's events will kick off with NIC's All-Class Baseball Reunion at 2:30 p.m. in Christianson Gym. Former NIC baseball players and coaches will be honored.

The NIC athletics department is still looking for former baseball players to participate in the event, which includes a reception Oct. 28 at The Coeur d'Alene Resort. To participate, call 769-3348.

The No. 6-ranked NIC volleyball team takes on on the No. 1-ranked College of Southern Idaho at 3 p.m. at Christianson Gym.

NIC will also give out prizes during a Halloween costume contest for NIC students at 5 p.m. in the gym.

The day's events will wrap up with NIC's 13-time national championship wrestlers taking on Montana State-Northern at 7:30 p.m. in Christianson Gym.

Admission is $3, which admits attendees to any of the day's events.

Information: 769-3348

Shriners trustee to

speak to NIC boosters

COEUR d'ALENE — Shriners Hospitals for Children Board of Trustee Bob Smith will be the featured speaker at the North Idaho College Booster Club luncheon at noon Tuesday at the Hot Rod Cafe in Post Falls.

Smith will present a short video about a world-class athlete while speaking about patients and former patients who have overcome adversity and gone on to become great athletes.

The Shriners board oversees 22 hospitals in the United States, Mexico and Canada that specialize in pediatric care. The hospitals, founded by the Shrine Fraternity, provide medical care to children absolutely free of charge through 18 orthopedic hospitals, three hospitals dedicated to treating children with severe burns and one hospital that provides orthopedic, burn and spinal cord injury care.

Information: 769-3348

Still time to sign up for youth bowling leagues

POST FALLS — Registration is still being accepted for Coeur d'Alene's youth bowling leagues.

League play for boys and girls age 5-21 is being held at River City Lanes (773-7575) in Post Falls on Thursdays at 3:45 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m., and at Triple Play (762-7529) in Hayden on Thursdays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

Ex-Sasquatch sought

for alumni baseball game

SPOKANE — Community Colleges of Spokane is planning its first alumni baseball game for Oct. 29 at Spokane Falls Community College.

Batting practice is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., with the game set for noon. Pizza will be served following the game, with a social set for 5 p.m. at Jack & Dan's.