January 30th, 2012
The Newport girls basketball team awoke its sleeping offense to pull away from the Riverside Lady Rams 57-35 in the regular season finale for both teams.
The Lady Grizzlies, who trailed 19-14 midway through the second quarter, went on an 11-3 run to open the third quarter to break the game open.
Sparking the Newport run was junior guard Courtney Weise, who buried a pair of 3-pointers. Her second long-range shot gave Newport a 36-22 lead.
Weise would later earn an old fashioned 3-point play to extend the Lady Grizzliesâ advantage to 45-24 going into the fourth quarter.
The Deer Park Stags, sparked by a trio of 3-pointers in the closing minutes of the first half, defeated the East Valley Knights 65-62 on Friday.
The win assured Deer Park (4-5 in the Great Northern League) a District VII tournament berth.
âThat (the scoring spurt) was big for us,â said Stag head coach Ken Ryan.
Zach Mohr, Uconn Peone and Caleb Guske keyed the second quarter offensive blitz by each sinking 3-pointers.
âWe have to win the last 3 minutes,â Ryan told his team late in the first half.
The East Valley Lady Knights, using a physical defensive presence and some timely fourth quarter free throw shooting, downed the Deer Park Lady Stags 48-40 on Friday.
The Lady Stags (6-3 in the Great Northern League), led by as many as 11 points in the first half, only to see the Lady Knights (5-3) hold them to only a Kimmie Brazington free throw in the third quarter. East Valleyâs defensive effort allowed the Lady Knights to erase a seven-point halftime deficit and take a 33-32 lead going into the final quarter.
Spokane County Sheriffâs detectives are requesting the publicâs help in identifying a male who possibly robbed The Medicine Shoppe pharmacy in Deer Park twice last month.
On Dec. 5, at approximately 4:40 p.m., a male robbed The Medicine Shoppe pharmacy at gunpoint. The suspect demanded oxycontin and displayed a silver pistol tucked in his waistband.
At approximately 4 p.m. on Dec. 30, the pharmacy was robbed again at gunpoint by a man demanding pain medication. During this incident, the suspect indicated he was armed with a gun, although no firearm was displayed.
The first changes in Deer Parkâs liquor retail sales market, changed abruptly with the passage of Initiative 1185 in November, were felt last week in Olympia.
The Bi-Mart Corp. on Jan. 24 applied for a change in its current liquor license at its Deer Park store at S.412 Main St. to include the sale of spirits once the initiative takes effect in June.
The corporation also applied for the same change in its liquor license for its Cheney store.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be held this spring for Loon Lake resident Michele D. Bourcy, 50, who passed away on Jan. 21, 2012.
Born on Sept.10, 1961, in Redondo Beach, Calif., to the late Michael and Gloria (McDougal) Mignogna, the family later relocated to the Seattle area when she was a child.
She moved to Loon Lake in 2000 and married Tommy Bourcy.
She enjoyed an 11-year career with the Coeur D'Alene Co. in Spokane as the receptionist and after as the accounts payable clerk.
The Great Northern League, Northeast A and Northeast 2B leagues will have new looks in the upcoming school year following school classification enrollments approved by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Associationâs executive board on Jan. 23.
As expected the Great Northern League will welcome back Colville to the Class 2A ranks after the schoolâs average enrollment for grades 10-12 jumped to 569.75 full-time students for the first three months of the current school year.
Class 2A schools in the next school year will have between 1,085-513 students in grades 10-12.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on January 28 at the Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints, N34421 Newport Hwy, Chattaroy, for Deer Park resident Samuel K. Gibson, 83, who passed away on Jan. 18, 2012, in Spokane.
Mr .Gibson was born on June 1, 1928, in Kellerton, Iowa.
He is survived by two children, Boyd and Julie; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Community Cremation Service of Spokane is in charge of arrangements.
A 23-year-old Spokane man died Tuesday night after his car collided with a semi-trailer on U.S. Highway 395 near Deer Park.
Sean A. Dieringer Burns was northbound on the highway near Half Moon Road at around 9:30 p.m. when his 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo crossed the center line, according to the Washington State Patrol. The car struck a southbound 2012 Freightliner semi driven by Randall L. Degner, 55, of Colville. Both vehicles were totaled.
Burns died at the scene, WSP troopers reported. Degner was injured, but was not taken to the hospital,
Both men were wearing seat belts.
Some city residents were in for more of a surprise than the couple of inches of snow last week.
Spokane County Sheriffâs Department deputies issued about 10 tickets to motorists who ignored the no-parking signs that are found downtown, in new residential areas or locations that have narrow streets.
The posted signs make it illegal to park on the street from 3-8 a.m. daily from October to March.
The tickets, depending on which deputy wrote them, carry a $20 to $35 fine.