Former Squalicum basketball standout Michael Greene was selected Northwest University's Male Athlete of the Year.
Greene, a 6-foot-5 junior, was a first-team All-Cascade Conference selection and an honorable mention selection on the 2013 NAIA All-American team.
Greene led the team in scoring (17.8 points per game), assists (2.7), rebounds (8.6) and steals (1.4) this season as he helped lead the Eagles to a 22-10 record and a third straight appearance in the NAIA national championships. He also was a three-time Cascade Conference Player of the Week this season and now has 1,098 points in his three years at Northwest.
As if his on-the-court accomplishments weren't enough, Greene was named a CCC Scholar-Athlete, College Sports Information Directors of America first-team Academic All-American, a District 8 Scholar Athlete and a NAIA Scholar Athlete in 2012-13.
GELALICH PLAYS IN BIG LEAGUE GAME
Former Bellingham Bells and UCLA outfielder Jeff Gelalich got the opportunity to play in a Feb. 28 major league spring training game with the Cincinnati Reds.
Gelalich, a left-handed hitting outfielder who is rated the 17th best prospect in the Reds' minor league system, went 0 for 1 with a walk in the game against Arizona.
He was selected with a supplemental pick in the first round (No. 57 overall) of the 2012 draft and spent last summer playing in the Pioneer League. Gelalich played with the Bells during the 2011 season.
MOORE TURNS IN PERSONAL BEST
University of Washington senior Shayne Moore (Blaine) ran a personal-best time of 14.57 seconds and placed fifth in the 110 meter hurdles at the USC Trojans Invite last weekend in Los Angeles.
Moore, who finished 13th in the event at last year's Pacific-12 Conference Championships, had a season-best time of 14.75 seconds as a junior.
WOLF MAKING PROGRESS IN 400
Saint Martin's sophomore Alicia Wolf (Meridian) ran a personal best time of 59.39 seconds in the 400 meters at the Lewis & Clark Spring Break Open on Friday, March 22, at Portland, Ore. She ended up finishing third in the event.
The mark beats her previous best of 59.86 seconds, set less than a week earlier at the March 16 Oregon Preview in Eugene.
Wolf has not yet run the open 100 or 200 this year, but her best times from her freshman season in those events are a 12.93 and a 26.74.
WITTMIER TURNS IN ANOTHER STRONG OUTING
Saint Martin's junior golfer Amanda Wittmier shot an 83 and an 82 to finish tied for 22nd at the Chico State InterWest Invitational March 11-12 in California.
Wittmier was coming off a spring-opening win at the Logger Invitational a week earlier.
LINFIELD GOLFING DUO STRONG AGAIN
Linfield senior golfer Brinn Hovde (Squalicum) carded a 9-over 82 to lead the Wildcats to a sixth-place finish at the George Fox Spring Preview March 24 at Woodburn, Ore.
Junior teammate Alexandria Smith (Bellingham) was 8 strokes back in 10th place at the tournament.
Two weeks earlier at the Pacific Invitational at Aloha, Ore., it was Smith who proved to be Linfield's most consistent golfer, as she turned in cards of 84 and 83 to finish in seventh. Hovde was tied for second after the first 18 holes with an 80, but slipped into a tie for eighth with a second-round 88.
BEAUMONT DOUBLING UP OPPONENTS
George Fox University women's tennis senior Molly Beaumont continues to play well in doubles with teammate Shaina Inn. The duo went 4-1 in doubles matches over the past week and a half.
They scored No. 1 doubles wins over Bellevue's Rixing Xu and Sadie Dedon (8-1 on March 17), Linfield's Caroline Brigham and Kwynn Ecton (8-2 on March 19), Chaminade's Melanie Schumilas and Roni Hewett (8-2 on March 21) and the College of Idaho's Shae Stults and Jamie Taylor (8-1 on March 25), though they did suffer an 8-2 loss to Hawaii Pacific on March 23.
No. 1 singles, unfortunately, hasn't been as kind to Beaumont, who lost in all five matches, though she did take her most recent opponent, Idaho's Stults, to a third set before falling 6-1, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7).
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