The Spokesman-Review from Spokane, Washington (2024)

THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW WEDNESDAY PAGE B5 AREA SPORTS Saying goodbye is never easy. here to hold your hand along the way. 509.456.0438 only not-for-profit hospice At the end of life, often those left behind who need help the most. Learn more today about how we can help you and your family. to see why toughness is high on list of what he wants from his inside receivers.

kids that can run, that can jump, that can catch, that can do all kinds of Morris said. thing found in the past that helps us is just being physically tough and mentally tough. We really grill these kids on blocking with this offense. so wide open. How we spring big plays is usually receivers blocking downfield.

not big on prima donna kids that want to come in here and talk about how good they were in high school, how many balls they caught, how fast they run the 40. It It matter for Wes Welker or Danny Amendola, two household names whose 40 times Morris rattles off 4.7 and 4.69, respectively as proof that speed and size define a successful receiver in Mike offense. Morris caught 75 passes as a junior and 74 as a senior, scoring nine touchdowns in each season. He earned the nickname from Leach for his size and chip-on-shoulder demeanor. At age 26, the youngest member of fresh-faced staff, Morris is perhaps as qualified as anybody to sell recruits on the virtues of the Air Raid offense.

senior year of high school, they had four receivers that had 1,000 Morris said. somewhere that you can get a lot of publicity, get your name out there and receivers, at the end of the day, want to catch To aid with that task, Leach employs two receivers coaches, a rarity in college football. Morris is the inside guy while Dennis Simmons coaches outside receivers. They do this for a couple of reasons. For one, Morris said, the Cougars will be in four-wide sets the majority of the time, and film breakdown is easier when each coach can focus on two receivers at atime instead of having just one coach analyze all four.

cover more and you get more accomplished that Morris said. Also, room for two receivers coaches on the staff because unlike other schools, WSU employ a quarterbacks coach or offensive coordinator. Leach handles those duties himself. Morris said recruit the Dallas-Fort Worth area we can get three or four kids per year from Texas, I think be pretty he said. He grew up in Shallowater, Texas, a town of about 2,000 where his father coached high school basketball, and said he loves similar small-town feel.

Smoke Pit in Moscow is his favorite Palouse restaurant, although he admits partial to barbecue, given his roots. blue-collar, through and through, and will ask the same of his charges. have to have something that separates yourself from a guy that can run and catch and make plays and I think the biggest thing is Morris said. going to be tough enough to push through and work on their game, tough enough to outwork people in all Continued fromB1 MORRIS A I ANDERSON, Darrel A. (Age 67) Passed away February 19, 2012 Spokane Cremation Funeral Service, Spokane, WA AUSTIN, Delosia V.

(Age 95) Passed away February 14, 2012 Ball Dodd Funeral Home, Spokane, WA BODEN, Peter Sr. (Age 63) Passed away February 20, 2012 Community Cremation Service Spokane Valley, Spokane Valley, WA DROKINA, Mariya (Age 83) Passed away February 20, 2012 Thornhill Valley Chapel, Spokane Valley, WA GERMANY, Alisha Kay (Age 29) Passed away February 14, 2012 Community Cremation Service Spokane Valley, Spokane Valley, WA GIAMPIETRI, Victor J. (Age 82) Passed away February 18, 2012 Spokane Cremation Funeral Service, Spokane, WA GRAVELLE, Gabriel Michael (Age 19) Passed away Feb. 19, 2012 Shoshone Funeral Services Crematory, Kellogg, ID GRAVELLE, Steven George (Age 61) Passed away February 19, 2012 Shoshone Funeral Services Crematory, Kellogg, ID HAGEMAN, Helen (Age 100) Passed away February 19, 2012 Hazen Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, WA HALLIDAY, William James (Age 78) Passed away February 18, 2012 Heritage Funeral Home, Spokane, WA HELM, Dr. Richard K.

(Age 79) Entered into rest January 31, 2012 Riplinger Funeral Home and Crematory, Spokane, WA JOHNSON, Floyd M. (Age 88) Passed away February 19, 2012 English Funeral Chapel, Coeur ID JOHNSON, Robert Charles (Age 86) Passed away February 20, 2012 Neptune Society, Spokane, WA LARSON, John S. (Age 63) Passed away February 19, 2012 Spokane Cremation Funeral Service, Spokane, WA LAWRENCE, Angie Lesh (Age 91) Passed away December 13, 2011 MACHEN, Ima Jane (Age 90) Passed away February 20, 2012 Neptune Society, Spokane, WA SHEARER, Edwin (Age 87) Passed away February 21, 2012 Heritage Funeral Home, Spokane, WA WELLCOME, Mary Ellen (Miller) (Age 87) Passed away Feb. 21, 2012 Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home, Spokane, WA WHITE, James E. (Age 40) Passed away February 17, 2012 Community Cremation Service, Spokane, WA Death Notices are published as a complimentary service of The Spokesman-Review.

Look to the following obituaries or call the funeral home for further details. I A I ARVAN, Norma J. (Age 82) Norma J. Arvan passed away February 15, 2012 in Spokane. She was born July 9, 1929 in Decorah, Iowa, the daughter of Eli and Bertha (Gilman) Ellickson.

Norma attended nursing school at Kahler Methodist School of Nursing in Rochester, Minnesota before moving to Soap Lake, WA in 1951. She worked as a Registered Nurse in Soap Lake, Ephrata and Spokane, WA. She was a faithful member of Salem Lutheran Church, a lifelong Democrat, and a caring and generous soul. She will be remembered for her hearty laugh, and her love of wild birds and pet dogs and cats. Norma was preceded in death by her loving husband Theodore G.

Arvan; sister Virginia Funke; and brothers James and Howard Ellickson; as well as her furry companions Lancy, Star, Foxy and Gus. She leaves behind her children James Eli and wife Kathy Arvan, R. Norm Arvan, John Arvan and Ginger and husband Mike Metcalf; grandchildren Alex Arvan, Eli Arvan, Noah (Monica) Arvan, Anna Arvan, Aimee Charboneau and Matthew (Beth Kleweno) Canterbury; her dear friend Ron Gillett; her Sisters in the Rhoda Circle, and her dog Buddy. The family wishes to thank all who loved and supported her, and especially those who provided care for her during her brief illness. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Memorial services will be Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., and will be conducted at Salem Lutheran Church, 1428 W. Broadway, Spokane. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Rhoda Circle at Salem Lutheran Church, or VOA- Hope House. Please visit tribute and leave a condolence at Arrangements have been entrusted to: BLUMER, Leonard E.

(Age 73) Passed away Friday, February 17, 2012 in Spokane. Leonard was born in Seattle, WA and moved to Spokane in 1999, after his retirement from Hostess Bakery. A generous man he was always willing to help others and they all were better persons for having met him. Leonard loved boats, motorcycles any type of recreational vehicle. He was also an avid gardener, having built his own greenhouse.

His lawn was the best around. Leonard will be deeply missed. He is survived by his lifetime companion Patricia Blumer; sons Mark and Leonard Gene Blumer; and grandchildren Sunshine Blumer, Jacob and Robert Paul. Leonard was preceded in death by a daughter Debra Paul and sister Carol Ann Chapman. Visitation will be Thursday, February 23, 2012 from at Hennessey Smith Funeral Home 2203 N.

Division. Please visit memorial at BODEN, Peter Nils (Age 63) Passed away February 20, 2012 in Spokane Valley, Washington. He was born on January 13, 1949, in White Plains, New York, to Nils and Ellen Boden. He graduated as a Certified Master Musical Instrument Technician from Eastman School of Musical Instrument Repair, in Union, New Jersey.

In 1980, Peter opened The Brass and Woodwind Shop, in Spokane Valley, from which he served musicians and school groups for the past 32 years. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jeanette; children, Peter (Sarah) Boden, Ruth (Dean Luethi) Boden, and Kevin (Trista) Boden; and six grandchildren. Peter is preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, February 24, 2012, 3:30 PM, at Community Cremation Service Spokane Valley. Memorial contributions can be made to WSU School of Music, String Department, PO Box 645300, Pullman, WA 99164.

Peter will be remembered as a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Community Cremation Service Spokane Valley 13127 E. Sprague, Spokane Valley, WA 99216 509-926-2020 On-line guest book: BOWKER, Pauline E. (Age 78) Pauline was born on March 12, 1933 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada to Joseph Pace and Adolphia Schmidt. She attended Whitworth College.

In 1963 she married Lester Bowker. Pauline lived most of her adult life in Spokane. She had a great love for her family, friends and cats. She enjoyed Bunco, music, the arts, going to plays and traveling. She traveled across the U.S., in to Mexico, Canada and Hawaii.

She spent some of her life as an Avon representative and was a member of the senior center. Pauline was preceded in death by her husband Lester Bowker in July of 1992. She is survived by her son Bill Bowker; daughter Suzi Shepard; grandson Alex Toney; granddaughter Katelynn Shepard; and her cats Desi and Lucy. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 24, 2012 at at Heritage Funeral Home. CALDWELL, Peter Kay (Age 68) Of Oakesdale, WA passed away February 19 2012 at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane.

Pete was born December 13, 1943 in Walla Walla, WA to Anna (Conrad) and Stan Caldwell. Pete graduated from Touchet High in 1962 and played football for one year at USC. He married Patricia Martin, March 1963. Together they raised four children Chad Caldwell, Michele (Todd) Oestreich (Ritzville), Kim (Jim) Leonard (Spokane), and Piper (Jake) Dickenson (Rosalia), near Ritzville by Benge where he worked for Kleweno Land and Livestock for 20 plus years. In 1989 he moved to the Palouse area where he worked for McGregors and Arrow Machinery.

He and Patricia were later divorced. On October 16, 1993 he married Margaret Kilpatrick. Together they lived in Oakesdale. Pete was a past president of the Ritzville Eagles Lodge, a past member of the Masonic Lodge and was a Worthy Patron with Margaret in Eastern Star in Oakesdale. He was on the Open Professional Rodeo Board and helped run open horse shows at Tekoa.

After Margaret retired from teaching they started their own trucking business in the Othello area called PM Trucking, where he employed three other drivers. Pete was a very hard worker and very active in his and lives. He will be loved and missed very much. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Janet, Judy, Sheila and one brother, Fred. He is survived by his wife Margaret, children Chad, Michele (Todd), Kim (Jim), Piper (Jake), Joey (Steve), grandchildren, Seath, Sheve, Haley, Skyler, Adi, Samara, Danika, Blake, and sister, Linda Caldwell.

As well as numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of life luncheon is planned on Sunday, February 26th, 1PM at the hall in Oakesdale, WA. Family suggests gifts be made to: 2012 Ritzville Rodeo Queen or the Ritzville Rodeo Association, 1902 Weber Rd, Ritzville WA 99169, or the Adams County Volunteer Firefighters Association, 220 Broadway, Othello WA 99344. BRUNING FUNERAL HOME of Colfax, WA is caring for the family. Online condolences may be sent to

BLOUNT, Virginia (Age 85) February 1, 1927 February 19, 2012 Virginia Blount, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother, is now reunited together and forever with her husband, James; and her mother and brothers. She graduated from North Central High School. Virginia worked for Sidney E. Smith Company to start, which turned into Spokane Valley Savings Loan and later became Pacific First Federal; and she then retired after it became Washington Mutual. She was married October 4, 1946 to James William Blount, Jr.

She is survived by her children David and Paula Blount, Dennis and Maryann Blount and Diane and Randy Jones; grandchildren, Denise Saxby, Jason Blount, Amber Kurtzhall and Jason Kelly, Rachelle and Matthew Rowland, Joey Sorenson, and Beau and Savannah Jones; great- grandchildren Ashley and Shelby Blount, Raelee, Madison and Braeden Rowland, Brendaisy, Jadalee and Jessenna Blount. She will be truly missed by all. Funeral services for Virginia will be Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at the Pines Mausoleum, 1402 S. Pines Spokane Valley, WA.

EDWARDS, Beatrice (Age 89) Passed away February 17, 2012 in Spokane, WA. She was born June 12, 1922, in Juneau, AK, moved to Seattle for a little while, and came to Spokane in 1952. She was employed by Spokane Film for a brief time before working in the camera department at the Crescent Department Store for many years. She was a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Hope Rebekah Lodge Bea was preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred Edwards (2003), and is survived by a small circle of friends. At her request no services will be held.

Arrangements entrusted to HAZEN JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. Monroe St. and sign Guest Books for all online obituaries Free and share memorable photographs friends and family to share wonderful memories and express their sympathy flowers, gifts and charitable contributions ONLINE GUEST BOOKS Express your condolences and share fond memories. Visit www to: I A I golf team won the Folino Invitational on Tuesday in Industry Hills, finishing 13 strokes ahead of second-place Cal State Fullerton. The Bulldogs shot a final-round 293, breaking the single-round school record of 294 set in 2006.

The 54-hole score of 897 was just one shot off the school record. Alice Kim was the top individual for Gonzaga, finishing in a tie for second place. She finished at 8-over 221, one shot behind medalist Tara Green of Montana. Two other Bulldogs finished in the top 10 Victoria Fallgren, in sixth place at 225, and Tai Jade Kliebphipat, in seventh place at 230. Eastern Washington shot a team score of 975, good for 11th place in the 12-team event.

Jayme Carbon was the top finisher for the Eagles, with a three-round score of 236 tying her for 23rd place. Teo Poplawski finished tied for eighth place at the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational in Boulder City, Nev. 54-hole score of 223 was 7 over par and five strokes back of the medalists. The Vandals finished eighth overall with a team total of 937. Arizona won the tournament at 872.

College tennis Eastern Washington senior Chad Henninger was named Co-Big Sky Player of the Week, the first weekly honor of his career. Henninger won both of his singles matches last weekend, improving his singles record to a Big Sky-best 7-0 this season. He is 4-2 this season in doubles with partner Julian Sanchez. Idaho sophom*ore Almudena Sanz was named Western Athletic Conference Tennis Athlete of the Week. Sanz went 5-1last weekend, including 3-0 in singles.

Football The Spokane Shock added wide receiver Justin Ore and defensive back LeMetrius Davis to their roster. Ore, who played at Western Oregon, made 26 receptions for 338 yards and seven touchdowns in three games last season with the Utah Blaze. Davis, who played at the University of Hawaii, will enter his first season in the Arena Football League. The season opens March 12. GU women win, set record AREA ROUNDUP -B5Main.

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