1965-66 Baseball Team
The first baseball team ever assembled at Spokane Community College (1965-66) has been selected for the 2010 CCS Team Hall of Fame. The team consisted of only 13 players; 12 of which were freshmen and only 1 sophomore. They finished with a 31-6 record and a .838 winning percentage, best in CCS Baseball 45+ year history. They won the first Eastern Region championship for Spokane by beating Yakima 6-1 in a tiebreaker and advancing to the WAACC State Championship Tournament in Centralia. After winning 3 games in the state tournament they lost 9-8 in 12 innings to Everett to claim second place. This outstanding team was coached by Jack Bafus. Seven members of the team later played at four year colleges in the Northwest. Six members of the baseball team also played basketball and four were members of the CCS Hall of Fame WAACC Championship Basketball team coached by Hank Coplen. First baseman Bob Burrows was named the MVP of the WAACC Tournament while hitting over .600 in the tournament and was later drafted by the Kansas City Royals. Shortstop Gary Archer led the team in hitting and anchored the defense. 3rd baseman Mike Parkins accounted for 5 of the 6 runs in the Eastern Region Championship game and was named All State along with Second Baseman Larry Heinz, Outfielder Mike Moffat, Outfielder Chuck Holley, and Pitcher/Outfielder Gary Chaffins. Pitcher Don Matson and Outfielder Dale Callahan were named to the All Region Team. Larry McClenny (drafted by the New York Yankees) held down another pitching position with Al Cohenour going undefeated until missing the final games with mononucleosis. Bob Hert and John Staley were the catchers and did an outstanding job in their handling of the pitchers.
1966-67 Men's Basketball Team
Head Coach Hank Coplen and Assistant Coach Mike Macaulay
The 1966-67 Men’s Basketball team won the Eastern Region WAACC Championship and went on to win the WAACC (Washington State Community College) Championship with a 19-9 overall record. This was the college’s first league championship in just their second season of athletic competition. The team was led by the legendary head coach Hank Coplen, and assisted by Mike Macaulay. Jack Bafus was Athletic Director and Mike Mahoney was team manager. In 1967, this team competed under the Spokane-SCC athletic banner and later became Spokane Falls when the Fort Wright campus was completed. Jim Thacker and Bob Burrows were both named to the WAACC All-Tournament First Team. Spokane beat CBC 81-76 in the championship game to win the 1967 WAACC title. After winning the WAACC title, they were chosen to advance to the NJCAA regional championship in Boise where they lost to Arizona Western Community College, which was led by Nate Archibald. The team roster included Greg Allen, Dennis Ashe, Leroy Brown, Bob Burrows, Bill Crawford, Harvey Depew, John Fulton, Larry Heinz, Chuck Holley, Don Matson, Rod Pumphrey and Jim Thacker.
1967-68 Men's Cross Country Team
The 1967-68 Spokane Men’s Cross Country team was selected because they won the first WAACC Men’s Cross Country title in Spokane Community College history. The 1967-68 WACC Champions were coached by the legendary Hank Coplen of Basketball coaching fame. The Washington Athletic Community College (WAACC) started Men’s Cross Country Championships in 1965. Spokane entered their first team in the fall of 1966 and Coach Hank Coplen led them to a 3rd place finish in their first year. In 1967, their second year, they won the WAACC Team Championship against 11 other teams. The team was led by Tom Burkwist who finished third for the Spartans and was closely followed by Jack Isner (4th place) and Wayne Ristau (5th place) to help Spokane finish with 48 points to win the Team Championship. Ristau came back as a sophomore to finish fourth and help Spokane finish in 3rd place in 1968. Other top runners for the 1967 Spokane CC Championship team were Bill Langford in 17th place and Pat Moses in 19th.
1968 Football Team
Head Coach Dwight Pool
The 1968-69 SCC (later became Spokane Falls CC) football team won the WAACC league championship with an undefeated 8-0 record under the leadership of Head Coach Dwight Pool (d). It was only the second year of football at Spokane as the football program had just started in 1967. Coach Pool was assisted by coaches Tom Rassley (d), Mike Macaulay and Les Rurey. The 1968 Spartans were ranked 6th in the nation at the end of the year by the JC Grid-Wire magazine. They started their season by shutting out Grays Harbor 13-0 and followed that by thrashing Wenatchee 27-2. The Spartans sandwiched in close wins over Everett and CBC with big wins over Olympic and Grays Harbor. They ended their season by beating Yakima 28-0 in the league championship game after a close win over Shoreline 13-7.
Ken Staninger was named Captain, Joe Jakubiak and Jim Gourley were selected as Most Inspirational, and Tim Reese was named the Defensive Player of the Year for the Spartans. SFCC had 4 players named to the WAACC All-Star Offensive First Team; Read Drexel (E), Rick Larsen (C), Ken Staninger (QB), and Roger Kuula (FB). They had 3 players picked for the WACC Defensive First Team; Tim Reese (T), Eric Dahl (DB), and Jim Gourley (DB). In addition 4 players were also selected to the WAACC All-Conference Second Team; Dick Gagnon (E), Ted Powell (DL), Dave Juarez (DB), and Ray Hare (OL). Honorable Mention went to: Dave Schmedding (OL), Dan McDonald (OL), John Busch (FB), Don Rosselet (HB), Dave Reil (HB), Joe Jububiak (DB), Ernie Lewis (DL), and Fred Hare (d) (LB).
Rick Larsen (C) and Tim Reese (T) have also been selected for the NWAACC Hall of Fame in the individual athlete category. Read Drexel (OE), Rick Larsen (C), Ray Hare (OT), Ken Staninger (QB), Tim Reese (DT), Roger Kuula (FB), Fred Hare (LB), Larry Frank (OE), and Jim Gourley (DB) have all been elected to the Community College of Spokane Football Hall of Fame as individual athletes.
The team roster included: Doug Allinger (G), Ray Balzarini (C-G), John Barklay (B), Steve Bertelsen (E), Jerry Bock (T), Doug Borst (HB), Bob Bourgette (LG), Bob Buckley (HB), John Busch (FB), Rex Butler (HB), John Clift (E), Jim Coyne (RG), Tom Cropp (QB), Eric Dahl (S), Jerry Deaver (HB), Read Drexel (E), Rod Fiddick (HB), Larry Frank (E), Dick Gagnon (E), Jim Gourley (HB), Fred Hare (d)(LB), Ray Hare (LT), Joe Jakubiak (LE), Dan Jones (E), Dave Juarez (HB), Roger Kuula (FB), Ned Landt (RT), Rick Larsen (C), Ron Lehnerz (FB), Bob Leichner (E), Alton Leisle (HB), Ernie Lewis (T), Greg Lindsey (QB), David Linerud (T), Buddy Los Banos (QB), Howard (Ivar) Luhr (G), Dan McDonald (RG), Jim Mossman (LB), Pat Murphy (d) (G), Jim Nichols (E), Dale Phillips (HB), Ted Powell (LG), Terry Pugh (T), Tim Reese (T), Dave Reil (RH), Jim Rew (C), Dan Robbins (HB), Don Rosselet (LH), Dave Schmedding (T), Tom Schultz (C), Dick Shaw (LB), Steve Smitherman (E), Ken Staninger (QB), Stan Strecker (G), Kelly Strothers (QB), Lou Strum (T), Dan Wakely (QB), and Larry Wright (E).
1969-70 SFCC Men's Cross Country
The 1969-70 SFCC Men’s Cross Country team was selected for their exceptional year in winning the WAACC Team Championship with a low score of 20 points. This Spokane team was coached by Mike Keller who has been selected to the NWAACC Hall of Fame for his coaching success at Spokane Falls. The State Championship was won by having all 5 top Spokane runners finish in a tightly bunched group at the front of the pack of 96 runners and behind only Seattle’s Riley Shirley in first place. The team was led by John Lopez (2nd), Phil Burkwist (3rd), Willie Hernandez (4th), Mark Nast (5th), and Bill Bloom (6th) to finish with 20 points and the Championship. Seattle had 53 in second and Highline got the 3rd place trophy with 96 points. The other top runners for Spokane were John Blaylock (11th) and Ed Roff (16th). Other members of the 1969 team were Dave Cruickshank, Walt Kostecka, Scott Lloyd, Dick Moody, Ralph O’Meara, Dave Probst, Dan Rowland and Dan Young.
1969-70 SFCC Men's Track and Field Team
The 1969-1970 SFCC Men’s Track and Field team was selected for their effort in winning the WAACC Team Championship for the first time in school history. The team was coached by Mike Keller who was named WAACC Coach of the Year for Track and Field in just his second year at SFCC and Les Rurey served as his assistant coach. SFCC hosted the meet for the first time and scored 133 points to rout Everett in 2nd with 65 points and Green River in 3rd with 54 points. 17 Community College teams competed in the championship meet. SFCC, who had 5 Individual Champions, was led by Phil Burkwist from Lewis and Clark HS who won both the mile (4:08.7 meet record) and 2 Mile (9:24.5). Other Spokane winners included; Brad Nave in the Discus (160’7”) and Spike Walker with a meet record in the Shot Put (57’3 1/4”). Walker also placed second in the Discus at 153’9”. Bill Hodgson set a meet record in the Javelin (219’4”) and also placed fourth in the Shot at 49’4”. Other Spokane athletes who placed in the meet included; George Reed (TJ 46’ 1/4” & L J 23’5 1/4”), Bob Alexander (100 10.2), Gary Lewis (120 HH 15.1 & 440IM 55.7), John Blaylock (Mile 4:19 & 2 Mile 9:31.3), Willie Hernandez (2 Mile 9:34.5), Scott Lloyd (Mile4:20.5), John Lopez (Mile4:20.8), Dave Probst (Mile 4:21.9), and Rex Gilbert (PV 14’4”). Others on the Championship team roster included Bill Bloom, Dave Burnham, Mark Cornelison, Gary Elibee, Ken Fraizer, Jim Greene, Ron Grosz, Larry Hone, Randy Kramer, Nick Lazanis, Bernard Rembert, Dan Rowlands, Bill Smith, Scott Tilton and Gary Wheelhouse.
1970-71 SFCC Men's Cross Country Team
The 1970-71 SFCC Men’s Cross Country team was selected for their efforts in winning the WAACC Team Championship for the second straight year. The team was again coached by Mike Keller who was selected as the WAACC Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year for the second time in a row. SFCC won easily with 20 points, Highline CC finished second with 74 points and Everett got the 3rd place trophy with 99 points. This outstanding Spokane team had the first four finishers in the race against a strong field of 14 community colleges. The Championships were held at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, WA. Phil Burkwist of SFCC won the WAACC Individual Championship in a time of 17:52.0 on a muddy 3.5 mile course. He was followed by SFCC’s John Lopez in 2nd, Dan Conley in 3rd, Willie Hernandez in 4th and Kelly Bonney in 10th. SFCC had all 5 counters in the top ten of the race. The other two athletes scoring for Spokane were Chris White in 16th and Ed Roff in 23rd. Other members of the 1970 team were Bob Barbero, Tony Maucione, Ralpf O’Meara, Bob O’Neil, Mike Reed, Dan Rowland, Jim Scorgie and Tom Sipp.
1970-71 SFCC Men's Track and Field
The 1970-1971 SFCC Men’s Track and Field team was selected for their success in winning the WAACC Team Championship for the 2nd straight year by scoring 150 points. The meet was hosted by SFCC and saw Everett finish second with 56 points and Seattle take 3rd with 45 points. Mike Keller was named WAACC Men’s Track and Field Coach of the Year for the second straight year and was again aided by assistant coach Les Rurey. The team had 4 Individual Champions in addition to winning the Mile Relay. Phil Burkwist won the Mile (4:11.3) and 2 Mile (9:10.3 meet record) for his second straight year. Brad Nave in the Discus (164’0”) and Spike Walker with a meet record in the Shot Put (61’3 1/4”) also won Individual Championships for their second year in a row. SFCC won the Mile Relay (3:13.8) with Bernard Rembert ( 440 49.3), Jeff Hunter, Mike Reed (880 1:53.2 & L J 23’3 1/2”)and Gary Ellibee ( L J 23’4 1/4”) all running championship legs for the team. Other SFCC athletes who placed in the Championship Meet include Willie Hernandez (2 Mile 9:29.1), Chris White (2Mile 9:54.2), John Lopez (Mile 4:21.3 & 2Mile 9:57.6), Nick Lazanis (880 1:56.2), Kelley Bonney (Mile 4:21.6), Jim Qualheim ( TJ 43’7.75” & 440 IM 54.6 ), Bill Hodgson (D 151’0”, SP 52’3” & J 232’3”), Steve Williams (D 141’3”0), Scott Noltensmeire (HH 15.3), Brad Wear (PV 14’3”), Rex Gilbert (PV 14’0”), Gary Day (L J 23’4 1/4”), Vacay Cempirek (J 227’11’), and Bill Gregorson (J 210’5”). Additional Championship team members included Bob Alexander, Bob Barbero, Dave Burnham, Doug Cossette, Bob Easter, John Elden, Daryl Edenshaw, Al Gardner, Lee Hazelbaker, Tony Maucione, Ray Parks, Ed Roff, Jim Scorgie, Tom Sipp and Lyle Vernard.
1971-72 Men's Basketball Team
Head Coach Craig Johnson
The 1971-72 Men’s Basketball team, which was led by head coach Craig Johnson, has been selected for the CCS Hall of Fame. In its first ever year of competition in the NWAACC, Spokane Community College-Mission Campus, won the Eastern Region Championship and advanced to the WAACC Championship Tournament at Bremerton. The team won the Eastern Region with a 9-3 record and finished the year at 19-9. By winning the Eastern Region in its first year of play, the 1971-72 squad set the standard of excellence for all SCC basketball teams which followed. SCC finished fifth in the WAACC State Tournament and was led by the play of First Team Eastern Region MVP selection, Ross Pace. Other outstanding players for SCC were Sam Brasch, Captain Tom Fitchie, and Most Inspirational Player Ray Zander. The championship team roster also included Gene Krupke, Willie Tolbert, Randy Ferrell, Randy Gunning, Jerry Quenton, and Dave Jelle. Don Kolb served as the Director of Athletics.
1973 SFCC Football Team
Head Coach Dwight Pool
The 1973 SFCC Football Team was named to the CCS Hall of Fame for their outstanding season in winning the NWAACC league championship with a 6-1 league record. They opened the season with a win over Walla Walla (30-25). They followed with wins over Clackamas (9-6) and Grays Harbor (34-13) before being tied by Everett (7-7). The Spartans lost to Mt. Hood (42-21) and then walloped defending champion CBC (35-0). They won 3 more in a row over Wenatchee (22-9), Yakima (41-8), and Olympia (29-9) to set up a rematch with Everett for the championship. The Spartans defeated Everett 7-3 in the championship game with a gutty goal line stand at the end of the fourth quarter as they finished the year with a 8-1-1 record. They were coached by Head Coach Dwight Pool and assistant coaches Les Rurey, Mike Macaulay and Scott Foxley.
Chad Wilhite was named Captain, Mike Welch MIP and John Richardson was named Defensive Player of the Year. The Spartans had 4 players named to the NWAACC first team. Dave Komar was selected to the NWAACC All Star offensive team as a halfback and was also named to the NJCAA All American team. Sam Reed was named to the First Team All NWAACC as an offensive tackle and Mike Connor and Gordon Elliot were picked for the defensive First Team.
Dave Komar (RB) has been selected for the 2012 NWAACC Hall of Fame in the individual athlete category. Ray Conner (G), Jim Hatch (RB), Dave Komar (RB), John Miller (T), Sam Read(T), John Richardson (DL), Mark Vincent (LB), and Jerry Walk(G) have all been elected into the Community Colleges of Spokane Football Hall of Fame.
The team roster included: Gerry Bassen(T), Marco Begovich(QB), Steve Bertogni(G), Milton Brown(HB), Bob Cardascia(G), Ron Chadwick (E), Roy Cheney(G), Wallace Chocklon(G), Mike Christianson(G), Mike Conner (DL), Ray Conner (G), Rey DeLago(E ), Gordon Elliot (DB), Doug Elliot(DB), Mike Farley(QB), Mark Fiero(G), Bob Fenton(HB), Jim Fisk(HB), John Flanagan (E), Mike Gariano(HB), Andy Gilmore(QB), Tim Gaebe(QB), Archie Grant(FB), Rayford Guice (E), Paul Gylling(DE), Leonard Hammond(E), Rich Hanson (HB), Jack Harris(HB), Jim Hatch (RB), Robert Jackson(E ), Otis Jordan (T), Arnie Kiil(LB), Dave Komar (HB), Jack Lamb(LB), Jeff Liddell(QB), Mark Madland (LB), Steve Marcki(HB), Jeff Marcum(QB), Lou Martucci(T), John Miller (T), Doug Miller (E), Gary Nolan(HB), Kevin Ottosen(C), Michael Palmer(HB), Nick Pease(G), Doug Peters (T), Mark Peterson(G), Jon Pettibon(HB), Ken Read(HB), Sam Read (T), John Richardson (G), Charles Roach(G), Joe Robinson(G), Gary Rollins(HB), Douglas Saty (C) , Greg Seiler(C), Jack Snedeker(G), Larry Snider(S), Bob Synder(T), Fred Tabron (HB), Moe Therrien(QB), Mark Vincent (FB), Jerry Walk (G), Dick Walker(HB), Carey Washington (HB), Mike Welch(C), Terry White(C), Bill Whitney(G), Don Whiton(E), Rick Wilcox (E), Chad Wilhite(C), Steve Wilson(G), and Barry Zanck (T).
1973-74 SCC Men's Track & Field Team
Head Coach John Buck, Assistant Coaches Max Jensen, Duane Hartman, and Ray Fabien
The 1974 SCC track and field team was one of the best, if not the best, men’s track teams in NWAACC history. The 1974 team won 12 individual events and scored 200 points in more than doubling the 2nd place team. They won the NWAACC Track and Field Championship for the 2nd consecutive year for Head Coach John Buck whose teams went on to win 11 championships in a row. The individual event winners were: Chris Braithwaite in the 100 (9.2r) and 220 (21.3), Reggie Brown in the 440 (48.7), Kurt Beckman in the 3 mile (13:48.4), Syd Lofton in the 120 HH (14.6) and 440 IM (55.3), Ray Hansen in the discus (158’8”), Howard Banks in the Shot (51’9”), Steve Tripp in the Javelin (211’1”), Ken Wenman in the Pole Vault (15’9”r), Keith Morgan, Ken Wenman, Gary Carew and Chris Braithwaite in the 440Relay (41.7), and Keith Morgan, John Klaus, Jim Williamson and Reggie Brown in the Mile Relay (3:16.1). This team had 14 athletes go on to four year colleges and universities and had 3 athletes qualify for their Olympic team; Chris Braithwaite and Gary Carew (Trinidad) in the 100 and Ken Wenman (Canada) in the Pole Vault. Greg Alley, Drew Auclair, Pat Clifton, Ashwin Creed, Keith Cronrath, Denzil Davis, Robert Gauthier, Bryan Geissler, Greg Gustafson, Jim Hennessy, Ken Henry, Hugh Huck, Bill Hunt, Paul Keiper, Steve Kirk, Kevin Litwiller, Don Martin, Greg Mitchell, Tom McDowell, Claude Neuenschander, Fred Nyberg, Randy Rolph, Clayton Walkes, Rick Wittaker and Steve Wilson were all outstanding track and field athletes who competed on this championship team. This team beat Division I colleges and universities at invitational meets on a regular basis and never lost to any two year colleges.
1974-75 Men's Basketball Team
Head Coach Craig Johnson, Assistant Coach Maury Ray
The 1974-75 Men’s Basketball team, which was coached by Craig Johnson and assistant Maury Ray, has been selected for the CCS Hall of Fame. This freshman dominated team finished second in the NWAACC Eastern Region with a 9-3 record and proved to be one of SCC’s all-time crowd pleasing teams with its wide open and exciting style of play. The team qualified for the NWAACC Tournament at Walla Walla where they beat Green River and Seattle Central to advance to the championship game. They played a great Mt Hood team for the NWAACC title and finished second by a close 68-65 margin, culminating a record-setting year. Spokane won over 20 games for the first time and finished the year with a 22-7 record. The team was led by NWAACC First Team All-Tournament picks, Steve Alexander and Larry Anderson, and Second Team All-Tournament choice Erv Terry. The 1974-75 CCS Hall of Fame team roster also included Bruce Fecht, Bruce Johnson, Millard Garrett, Jeff Hunter, Lonnie Warnecke, Travis Bailey, Tim Hagenson, Kirk Burgess, Rich Stewart, George McQuenn, Jerry Simon, Billy Smith, and Wilbert Lewis.
1974-75 SCC Men's Cross Country Team
Head Coach John Buck
One of the best cross country teams in NWAACC history, this great Spokane Community College men’s cross country team won the 1974 NWAACC Cross Country Championship for the 3rd straight year under Coach John Buck. The team set the NWAACC record for lowest score ever with 16 points (15 is perfect) in the Championship Meet and had seven of the top eight runners in the meet. The team was led by Rick Whitaker who won the individual championship and he was followed by Greg Gustafson (2), Jim Hennessey (3), Bill Morgan (4), Tom Larson (6), Bryan Geissler (7), and Paul Keiper (8). Mike Hadway, Randy Henry, Paul Keiper, Steve Kiesel, James Moravec and Scott Olander also competed on this team and were outstanding cross country runners in their own right. Five athletes were awarded Division I scholarships from this team and these long distance runners helped the SCC track team win the NWAACC title that spring as well.
1974-75 SFCC Football Team
Head Coach Dwight Pool
The 1974 SFCC football team was selected to the CCS Hall of Fame as they won the NWAACC title for the second year in a row. They were coached by Dwight Pool (d), who retired from college coaching at the end of the year. He was assisted by Les Rurey, Mike Macaulay and Scott Foxley. Coach Pool compiled an outstanding 52-21-1 record in his legendary 8 year career at Spokane Falls. The 1974 team finished with an 8-2 record as they recovered from a 0-2 start to win 8 games in a row and the league title. They defeated Olympic 7-3 in the final game between the two division winners for the NWAACC football championship.
Jerry Walk was named Captain, Rick Wilcox was MIP and John Richardson was selected Defensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row for the Spartans. SFCC had 6 players named to the NWAACC All Star first team at the end of the season. Jerry Walk (G) and Dave Komar (HB) were selected for the offense and John Richardson (L), Ray Conner (L), Mark Vincent (LB) and Mark Madland (LB) were voted to the first team defense by the league coaches. Dave Komar was selected first team offense for the second year in a row.
Dave Browning (E) and Dave Komar (RB) have been selected to the 2012 NWAACC Hall of Fame as individual athletes from the Community Colleges of Spokane. Ray Conner (L), John Richardson (DL), Dave Komar (RB), Dave Browning (E), Mark Vincent (LB), John Miller ((DT) Jerry Walk (G), and Dan Cozzetto (TE) have all been selected for the Community College of Spokane Football Hall of Fame.
The team roster includes: Jeff Armstrong (QB), David Browning (E), Ron Chadwick (E), Roy Chapman (G), Larry Chenoweth (HB), Ray Conner (G), Jim Costello (T), Dan Cozzetto (E), Scott Daiger (E), Mark Deerheim (C), Steve Delano (DHB), John DeLeo (QB), Chuck Diedrick (FB), John Flanagan (E), Melvin Frank (E), Rayford Guice (E), Rich Hanson (HB), Les Hegney (HB), Brian Hopkins (LB), Otis Jordan (T), Leo Kakalia (G), Mike Kimmel (FB), Dave Komar (HB), Kevin Love (HB), Mark Madland (LB), Grant Mathews (T), Gary McKechnie (G), John Miller (T), Doug Miller (E), Michael Murphy (T), Tom Nichols (E), Bill Noble (QB), Glen Norris (HB), Doug Peters (T), John Richardson (G), Douglas Saty (C), Greg Sevigny (HB), Mark Stillwell (QB), Fred Tabron (HB), Mark Vincent (FB), Jerry Walk (G), Brent Wanamaker (C), Carey Washington (HB), Rick Wilcox (E), Mike Williams (E), Sid Yost (FB), and Barry Zanck (T)
1975-76 Men's Basketball Team
Head Coach Craig Johnson, Assistant Coaches Maury Ray and Butch Halterman
The 1975-76 Men’s Basketball team, which was coached by Craig Johnson and assistant coaches Maury Ray and Butch Halterman, has been selected for the CCS Hall of Fame. The 1975-76 SCC team finished second in the NWAACC Eastern Region with a 7-5 record behind a strong Yakima Valley team at 11-1. SCC advanced through the playoffs to qualify for the NWAACC Tournament at Walla Walla where they beat a good Mt Hood team (49-42) in the first game and then destroyed their arch rival Spokane Falls (68-55) in the semi-finals. In the Championship game they met Yakima Valley for the NWAACC title and finished a close second by a 60-53 score. Spokane again won over 20 games to finish the year with a 21-10 final record. The flamboyant play of the 1975-76 squad was led by Erv Terry, First Team NWAACC All- Tournament and First Team Eastern Region, Larry Anderson, First Team Eastern Region and Second Team NWAACC All-Tournament, and Steve Alexander, Second Team NWAACC All-Tournament. This team’s brilliant play earned it a permanent spot in the hearts of all its fans. The 1975-76 Hall of Fame team roster also included Greg Arlt, Kirk Burgess, Charles Clay, Bruce Johnson, Charles Upchurch, George McQueen, Jerry Simon, Kelly Keeler, Bruce Fecht, Nick Colella, Dan Skinner, and Craig Faire.
1975-76 SCC Men's Cross Country
Head Coach Max Jensen
Max Jensen took over as Head Coach of Men’s Cross Country in 1975 and SCC never missed a beat as the team won the NWAACC Championship for the 4th year in a row. This outstanding team scored 19 points in winning their championship by placing 5 runners in the top seven at the NWAACC Championship meet. They were led by the individual champion Tom Larson (1), Tim Riley (3), Mike Hadway (4), John Boulton (5), Tom Rogers (6), and Russ Smith (7). All five top Spokane finishers went on to four year colleges after leaving SCC. John Boulton, Randy Henry, Steve Kiesel, James Moravec, Bill Morgan, Mark Rednour and Guy Tunnell were outstanding cross country runners who were also on this team. All these runners also came back in the spring on the track and helped lead Spokane to a 4th consecutive NWAACC Track and Field title.1975-76 SCC Men's Track and Field Team.
1975-76 SCC Men's Track and Field Team
Head Coach John Buck, Assistants Coacehs Max Jensen, Duane Hartman, and Ray Fabian
Another great (would go head to head with the 1974 SCC team) SCC track and field team, the 1976 team won the NWAACC Championship by setting an all-time record for the highest winning score (206 points) in NWAACC history. Individual athletes won 8 NWAACC individual events in the Championship meet. The team was led in the NWAACC meet by Gary Schaeffer in the javelin with a record throw of 252’1.50”, Lloyd Brown in Triple Jump at 48’9”, Tom Larson in the mile at 4:10.13, Dave Sullivan in the 440 with a 47:18r, Steve Kiesel in the 880 at 1:52.81, Dave McDuffie in the 440 IM at 53.58, Mike Andrews, Mark Robinson, Gene Farris and Dave McDuffie in the 440 Relay and Mike Andrews, Mark Robinson, Steve Kiesel and Stan Kerr in the Mile Relay (3:15.00r) as well as 6 second place winners. Greg Arlt, Dennis Armstrong, Al Balcom, John Boulton, Charles Cacek, Bill Darrah, Wayne Davis, Frank Dejak, Dan Estabrook, Adama Fall, Marty Flanagan, Clint Glass, Ken Guy, Mike Hadway, Randy Henry, Dan Koll, Dean Landreth, Bob LaShaw, Scott Marshall, Roy Martin, Guy Mease, Jim Moravec, Bill Morgan, Rod Pearsall, Mark Rednour, Bill Reynar, Tim Riley, Tom Rodgers, Greg Rooney, Russ Smith, Rich Stewart, Bart Taylor, Guy Tunnell and Brad Upton were also great track and field athletes who competed on this championship team. Spokane sent 10 athletes on to D-1 Colleges and Universities as they won the NWAACC Championship for SCC for the 3rd straight year. The 1976 SCC track team kept Spokane on pace towards a record 17 straight team NWAACC Championships, 11 years under Coach John Buck and than 6 more under Coach Duane Hartman.
1976-77 Women’s Cross Country Team
Head Coach Dale Kennedy
The 1976-77 SCC Women’s Cross Country team won the NCWSA Community College Championship and was the first women’s cross country team elected to the CCS Hall of Fame. Coached by Dale Kennedy, their leading runners were Becky Curryer, Debbie Larson, Lois Hunt, Lynn Kinney and Anna Brown. This team was the first women's cross country team to ever run for Spokane CC. They set the pace and led the way for the 11 NWAACC Championship and 11 NWAACC runner up teams that have followed them at CCS.
1977-78 Women’s Cross Country Team
Head Coach Dale Kennedy
The 1977-78 SCC Women’s Cross Country won the unofficial NWAACC Community College Championship. This team was undefeated against all other two year college competition. They were coached by Dale Kennedy in his second year at SCC and were led by Joan Corbin (1st), Kathie Kinniburgh, Tracy Binsfield, Debbie Larson, Nancy Quatier, Becky Curryer, and Doris Lahti.
1977-78 Women’s Track Team
Head Coach Dale Kennedy and Assistant Coach Max Jensen
First NWAACC Women's Track Champions with the meet held at SCC. Led by NWAACC Champions Lynn Kinney 100HH, HJ and 1600R, Joan Corbin 800 and 1500, Julie Weigelt 400, LJ and both relays, Pam Thompson Javelin and 100, Jody Myers 400IM and both relays, and Tracy Binsfield winning the 3000. Scored 184 points to win over SFCC with 123 and Bellevue with 69 (10 NWAACC teams in meet).
1978-79 Men's Basketball Team
Head Coach Craig Johnson, Assistant Coach Jerry Skaife
The 1978-79 Men’s Basketball team, coached by Craig Johnson and assistant coach Jerry Skaife, has been selected for the CCS Hall of Fame. This outstanding team finished second in the Eastern Region with a 6-4 record on their way to qualifying for the NWAACC Championships. During the regular season they served notice to the rest of the NWAACC that they were a potent force when they picked up their second straight home victory over perennial national power, College of Southern Idaho. In the opening game of the NWAACC tournament, they beat a solid Grays Harbor team by a tight 59-57 score. They defeated Everett 70-60 to advance to the title game. In the championship game they met the host Walla Walla team where they lost a close 61-55 contest to take the runner-up spot in the NWAACC Tournament. The 1978-79 team finished with a 19-10 record and was led by NWAACC First Team All-Tournament and NWAACC Most Valuable Player Ron Maben, and First Team All-Tournament selection Welton Jordan. The 1978-79 Hall of Fame roster also included Jeff Robinson, Bob Minarik, Steve Ferrette, Guy Therien, Len East, Don Black, Gene Diamond, Ralph Davis, Mike Huff and Rob Fairbanks.
1978-79 Men’s Cross Country Team
Head Coach Duane Hartman
The 1978-79 men’s cross country team was elected to the CCS Hall of Fame as they were honored for winning the 1978 NWAACC championship. Coach Duane Hartman led them to victory for his first men’s cross country team title. CCS was led by Craig Olinger in second place followed closely by Mike Brady (4th), Howard Conley (6th) and Keith Packard in (7th) place. This outstanding group of Sasquatch runners scored 31 points to beat a strong Highline contingent for the title. Other team members were Tim Moran, Keith Cronrath, Dick Lalonde, Brock Ricci and Monte Wright. 1978 Captain was Craig Olinger, MVP Mike Brady, and Howard Conley was voted Most Inspirational. The 1982-83 women’s cross country championship team was coached by Duane Hartman. CCS won its third NWAACC title with 26 points to edge out Bellevue (29) in a tight team race. Trish Henderson (CCS) won the individual NWAACC title and was followed closely by teammates Julie Engstrom (3rd), Gail Comer (6th), Christine Oeser (7th), and Julie Robbins (9th). Other CCS team members were Cathy Carpenter (12th), Lisa Tylor (18th), and Eva Silver. All five Spokane scorers finished in the top ten at conference to take CCS to the title at Wandermere Golf Course in Spokane. Team awards were Captain-Christine Oeser, MVP-Trish Henderson, and Most Inspirational-Julie Robbins. Earle Carroll served as assistant under Coach Hartman.
1978-79 Women’s Cross Country Team
Head Coach Dale Kennedy
The 1978-79 SCC Women’s Cross Country team, which was coached by NWAACC Coach of the Year Dale Kennedy, won the first ever NWAACC Women’s Cross Country Championship. They dominated the competition with the second lowest winning score (16) of all time as Mt. Hood finished a distant second. The individual conference champion was Kelly Warren (1st) and she was closely followed by team mates Joanne Lahti (2nd), Kathie Kinniburgh (3rd), Tracey Binsfield (4th), Doris Lahti (6th), Alison Smith (7th), and Gayle Falconer (8th). Spokane had all 7 runners finish in the top ten, a mark that would stand as an all time record for many years to come.
1978-79 Women’s Track Team
Head Coach Dale Kennedy and Assistant Coach Les Rurey
NWAACC Champions for second straight year, meet held at Olympic College. CCS were team champions with 235 points, SCC/SFCC combined into one CCS team, won over Wenatchee (107) and Everett (52). Team led by Joanne Lahti 5000 (1st) and 3000 (2nd), Paula Nickerson won the High Jump and Shot Put and took second in Discus, Jennifer Chapman won the Javelin, Lois Jensen won the 100 and 200, Gayle Falconer won the 800 and Debroa Clark was the 400IM Champion.
1979-80 Women’s Cross Country Team
Head Coach Dale Kennedy
The 1979-80 Women’s Cross Country team won the NWAACC Title for the second straight year under NWAACC Coach of the Year Dale Kennedy. They had all 5 scorers finish in the top ten at the NWAACC Championships to score 31 points and beat Bellevue for the title. The team was led by Joanne Lathti, who won the individual championship, and was followed closely by Kelly Warren (3rd), Eve Nicacio (8th), Pam Schrieber (9th) and Alison Smith (10th).
1979-80 Men's Golf Team
Head Coach Bob Everson
The 1979-80 Men’s Golf team coached by Bob Everson has been named to the CCS Hall of Fame. One of the best men’s golf teams to ever represent the Community Colleges of Spokane, they won the NWAACC Tournament for only the second time in CCS history. They had three players named to the NWAACC All Tournament first team, Randy Beutler, Roger Wallace (CCS season team medalist) and NWAACC medalist Dee Harris. The 1980 team won every two year community college competition during the season including the Mt. Hood, CBC, WWCC and CCS Invitational and the four year college EWU Invitational. Dee Harris has been named to the CCS HF as an individual golf athlete as he won the 1980 NWAACC individual title. Roger Wallace has been the Head Professional at Polson Country Club in Polson, Montana and he has also been named to the CCS Hall of Fame for his golf success. The six players on this championship team include Bob Jacobs, Warren Kragt and Carl Church as well as Roger Wallace, Randy Beutler and Dee Harris.
1979-80 Women’s Track Team
Head Coach Dale Kennedy
Team won the NWAACC Championship for third straight year, meet held at SCC. Team led by individual NWAACC Champion Joanne Lahti in the 1500 and 5000. Janet Buntin (LJ), Lisa Hoffman (D),Lois Jensen(200-400) all placed high and won key points for the Sasquatch combined with Pam Schreiber who won the first Pentathlon. Team scored 154 points to win championship over a strong Bellevue team with 121 points and WVC with 111.
1979-80 Gymnastics Team
Head Coach Rick Harrison and Assistant Coach Jo McDonald
The 1979-80 CCS women’s gymnastics team won the NJCAA National Championship and set a new championship meet team scoring record in the process. Coaches Rick Harrison and Jo McDonald were named Coaches of the Year at the end of the meet. The team was led by All-Americans Kerri Kanegae who won the Floor Exercise and All-Around championships and Dauphyne Yocom who won the Uneven Bars. Jennifer Moseman and Shelli Waddell were also named All-Americans for their performance in the championship meet. Helen Balabanis, Suzy Barrett, Karla Everett, Tracey Hildebrand, Suzy Hutchinson, and Becky McWilliams were the other team members who contributed to the championship effort.
1980-81 Women’s Volleyball Team
Head Coach Mary Jo Tracy and Assistant Coach Jane Horne
The 1980-81 women's volleyball team are NWAACC Champions. They beat Fort Steliacoom and Edmonds on the first day, Green River in semifinals and beat Edmonds in the finals to win the championship. Robi Purington (S), Kari Hilliard (S) and Kalei Kepa (F) were named to the All- NWAACC Tounament First Team for their role in winning the championship for Assistant Coach Jane Horne and Head Coach Mary Jo Tracy, who was named NWAACC Volleyball Coach of the Year. The team finished with a 36-7 record and no losses with a two year college.
1980-81 Gymnastics Team
Head Coach Rick Harrison and Coach Assistant Jo McDonald
The 1980-81 CCS women’s gymnastics team won the NJCAA National Championship for the second straight year and set a new team scoring record as well. Head Coach Rick Harrison was named the Coach of the Year for his effort with the team. The team was led by All-Americans Lisa Bollinger (Floor Exercise and All-Around), Kerri Kanegae (Uneven Bars), Rhona Roberts (Beam and All-Around), Theresa Peterson (Beam), and Gail Thieman who won the individual vault medal. Other team members who helped win the championship included DeAnn Brewer, Shelly Bolton, Tracy Flanigan, Shelli Waddell and Assistant Coach Jo McDonald.
1981-82 Women’s Volleyball Team
Head Coach Mary Jo Tracy and Assistant Coach Jane Horne
The 1981-82 women's volleyball team won the NWAACC Championships for the second straight year. The team was led by sophomore Jenny Stevens who as selected All-Tournament Second Team and First Team freshman Sheri McNeal and sophomore Kalie Kepa who repeated as a first team selection. The team won in finals by sweeping host Edmonds (15-2,15-2,15-12) and finished 31-7 for the season. Head Coach Mary Jo Tracy announced her retirement and left CCS with a 211-64 record for her 8 seasons.
1981-82 Gymnastics Team
Head Coach Rick Harrison Assistant Coach Jo McDonald
The 1981-82 CCS women’s gymnastics team won the National NJCAA Championship for the third straight year and again set a national team scoring record. Rick Harrison was named the National Coach of the Year at the end of the meet for the fourth year in a row. Four Spokane gymnasts were named All-American for their performance in the championship meet; Lisa Bollinger (All-Around), Rhona Roberts (All-Around), Gail Thieman (Vault) and Karen Erickson who won both the Beam and Floor Exercise Championships. Debbie Gettig, Tracy Grant, Vivian Norby, Jolene Olson, Theresa Peterson, and Assistant Coach Jo McDonald all contributed to the championship effort.
1982-83 Women's Cross Country Team
Head Coach Duane Hartman
The 1982-83 Women’s Cross Country team was coached by Duane Hartman as CCS won its 3rd NWAACC Title with 26 points to edge out Bellevue (29) in a tight team race. Trish Henderson won the individual NWAACC title and she was followed closely by teammates Julie Engstrom in 3rd, Gail Comer 6th, Christine Ozer 7th and Julie Robins in 9th. All 5 Spokane scorers finished in the top ten at conference to take CCS to the team title in the championship meet held at Wandermere golf course in Spokane.
1982-83 Men's Track Team
Head Coach Duane Hartman
The 1982-83 men’s track and field team was led by Duane Hartman in his first year as head coach of the Sasquatch. They won the NWAACC team championship with 223 points, edging out the second place Bellevue squad who finished with 203. CCS NWAACC individual event champions were: John Spatz--Decathlon (6297 pts); Dennis Livingston--100 (10.78), 200 (21.47), LJ (23’3 ¾”), 400 Relay, 1600 Relay; Dan Shannon--400 (47.88), 400 Relay, 1600 Relay, (200-2nd); Cris Violette-- 800 (1:51.57); Ben Welch--5K (15:00.89), (10K-2nd); Pat Kostecka--DIS (164'1 1/2"), SP (51'10"); Randy Mendenhall-- JAV (220'11"); Keith Nelson--PV (14'6"), (JAV-2nd); Brian Kennedy-- 400 Relay, 1600 Relay, (400-4th); Marlon Barrow--400 Relay; and Vernon Mickens--1600 Relay, (400-2nd). Other championship team members were Charles (Chip) Arthur (PV-6th), Steve Barbieri (PV-2nd), Duke Batchelor, Mark Brady, Mike Brockway (JAV-3rd), Kenny Colston, Gregg Durkee, Sean Elkington (JAV-5th), Robert Fasulo (400 IH-5th), Pete Ferrell, Mike Flynn (DIS-2nd), Lorin French, Jeff Clidden, Clint Grassel (Decathlon-4th), Pat Harder, Mark Herbert, Juan Hogan, Pat Kenworthy, Keith Law, Mark Lowry, Mike Maw, James Miller (800-3rd), Jim Peckham, Mark Peckel, Bob Ricker, Vance Robinson, Mike Shill, George Smith, Mike Stromme, Troy Tarbert (SP-2nd), Chris Vogel, Mike Waller, Anthony Wright (110HH-6th), and Brady Wright (100-6th, 110HH-5th, 400IH-2nd). Assistant coaches were Dave Klysek and Bud Calbreath.
1983-84 Men's Track Team
Head Coach Duane Hartman
The 1983-84 men’s track and field team won their 13th straight NWAACC title and second in a row for head coach Duane Hartman. They scored 150 1/2 points in beating second place Bellevue who had 124. CCS individual event champions were: Brady Wright--Decathlon (6398 pts), (400IH-5th, 110HH-5th, PV-6th); Vernon Mickens--400 (47.80), 400 Relay, 1600 Relay, (200-2nd); Randy Mendenhall--JAV (243'8"); Brian Kennedy--400 Relay, 1600 Relay; James Poole--400 Relay, (100-2nd, 200-5th); Dennis Livingston--400 Relay, 1600 Relay, (100-2nd, LJ-2nd); Tony Apilado--1600 Relay. Other championship team members were Charles (Chip) Arthur (PV-3rd), Curt Bagley, Steve Barbieri, Chad Beard, Kelly Brown (1500-5th), Jeff Culler, Guy Davey, Robert Fasulo, Mike Flynn (DIS-2nd), John Geissler, Brian Hill (JAV-3rd), Stan Holman (SC-3rd, 5K-6th), Al Horning, Randall Jones, Ken Korns, John Loran, Marc Lowry, Jeff Lyden, Mike Maw (SC-4th), Mike Olma (JAV-2nd), Bob Pebles, Jerry Pope (LJ-5th), Dave Ramsey (10K-4th), Tom Ray, Tony Reed (TJ-4th), Mike Riley, Jeff Schmidt (HJ-tie 6th), Tim Scoles (SP-2nd), Troy Tarbert, Chris Vogel, and Anthony Wright. Assistant coaches were Dave Klysek and Gary Milton.
1984-85 Men's Track Team
Head Coach Duane Hartman
The 1984-85 CCS men’s track and field team won their 14th straight NWAACC title for Spokane and third straight for Coach Hartman. Spokane finished with 161 points putting away second place Lane with 115 points. CCS individual event champions were: Phil Jesse--LJ (22'10"), (Decathlon-3rd, TJ-4th); Mike Olma--JAV (214'8"); John Billingsley--HAM (166'9"), (DIS-3rd); Bill Ayears--400 Relay, (100-3rd, LJ-3rd); Maurice Joseph--400 Relay, (100-4th); Al Horning--400 Relay; Hogan Wrixon--400 Relay, (400-2nd, 200-3rd) Other championship team members were Tony Apilado (400-5th), Derek Bowls, Kelly Brown, Bob Case (JAV-6th), Kevin Clegg, Guy Davey, Rick Duque (400IH-4th), Don Garrison, Evan Glaser (800-3rd), Don Hilse (JAV-4th), Stan Holman (SC-2nd, 5K-4th) Tim Jacobson (JAV-5th, HAM-3rd, DIS-2nd), Shawn Klingele, Dave Knight, Gary Knowlton (Decathlon-6th), Richard Merrill (SP-4th), Chris Nolden, Matt Pool, James Poole, Jerry Pope (HJ-6th, 400IH-5th) Dave Ramsey, Todd Ray, Ben Robinson, Richard Tyrie (5K-3rd, 10K-3rd), Kyle Unland (HAM-5th), and Jim Wilson (HJ-5th). The 1600 Relay team finished in third place. Assistant coaches were Gary Milton and Curt Ransford.
1985-86 Men's Track Team
Head Coach Duane Hartman
The 1985-86 CCS men’s track and field team won their 15th straight NWAACC championship with 216 points, trouncing second place Lane who had 129 points. It was the fourth championship in a row for head coach Duane Hartman. CCS NWAACC event champions were: Rich Tyrie--5K (15:14.33), 10K (31:45.1); Bill Ayears--LJ (24'3 1/4"), 400 Relay, (TJ-3rd); Chuck Ballou--TJ (47'9") 400 Relay, (LJ-4th); Paul Barrett--DIS (157'11"), (HAM-4th); Richard Merrill--SP (52'5"), (HAM-3rd, DIS-4th); Kyle Unland--HAM (169'10"), (DIS-3rd, JAV-6th); Ron Fabien--400 Relay, (400-2nd, 1600 Relay-2nd); Tim Sullivan--400 Relay, (HJ-6th, 100-2nd, 1600 Relay-2nd). Other championship team members were Scott Bickar (SP-2nd), Jeff Brink, Dave Carroll, Bob Case, Kevin Clegg (SC-3rd), Bart Colburn, Vince Collins (800-3rd), Chad Dezellem (1600 Relay-2nd), Rick Duque, Jim Hernandez (5K-3rd, 10K-3rd), Tim Jacobson (HAM-2nd, DIS-2nd), Phil Jesse (Decathlon-4th, LJ-2nd), Dave Knight, Gary Knowlton, Todd McAllister (HJ-2nd), Chris Morton, Marty Neihaus, Manuel Orozco, James Poole, Todd Ray, Rob Raymond (JAV-2nd), Willey Schimmels (TJ-6th), Kenton Strehlou, Byron Tucker, Jim Wilson (400IH-6th), and Hogan Wrixon (200-5th, 1600 Relay-2nd). Hartman was assisted by Curt Ransford, John Spatz and Vic Wallace.
1986-87 Baseball Team
Head Coach Keith Snyder
The 1987 CCS baseball team won Spokane’s first NWAACC Baseball Championship. Coached by Keith Snyder who was named NWAACC Coach of the Year for his effort, this team won 13 of their final 16 games of the season, including three on the final day of the NWAACC Tournament. Spokane was led by six players hitting over .300 for the tournament, including outfielder Steve Camyn who hit a home run in each of the final three tournament games. Camyn was named Tournament MVP, and was one of four Sasquatch named to the All-Tournament Team; Catcher Dave Rypien, Infielder Paul Reyes, and Pitcher Doug Hayden. Spokane beat Lower Columbia 9-3 in the championship game. The Sasquatch sent 11 players on to four-year college programs the following year, as well as pitcher Bob Wells to a nine year major league career.
1986-87 Men's Track Team
Head Coach Duane Hartman
The 1986-87 CCS men’s track and field team won the NWAACC championship with 151 points, edging out second place Highline with 137 points. It was the 16th straight for Spokane and fifth in a row for Coach Hartman. CCS individual NWAACC event champions were: Joe Johnson--400 (49.27), (400 Relay-2nd, 200-5th); Vince Collins--800 (1:52.04), 1600 Relay; Paul Barrett--DIS (150'10"), HAM (158’0”), (JAV-5th); Scott Bickar--SP (50'10"); Dave Carroll--1600 Relay, (800-2nd); Eric Lampkin--1600 Relay, (800-5th); Todd McAllister--1600 Relay, (HJ-2nd). Other championship team members were Tyrone Ashley (400-5th, 200-6th), Tony Brendgard, Jeff Brink, John Britton (SP-6th), Galen Burnette, Tim Cloke (SC-2nd), Bart Colburn, Ivan Corley (400 Relay-2nd, 100-3rd, 200-3rd), Ralph Field, Jim Hernandez, Neal Macomber (400 Relay-2nd), Manuel Orozco, Rick Raymond, Rob Raymond (JAV-4th), Reginald Reid, Willey Schimmels, Marlin Slattum, Tim Sullivan (400 Relay-2nd), Byron Tucker (JAV-3rd), and Reggie Willis. The assistant coaches were Curt Ransford, John Spatz and Vic Wallace.
1987-88 Women's Cross Country Team
Head Coach Ken Christen
The 1987-88 CCS Women’s Cross Country team won the NWAACC Championship at Wandermere Golf Course by scoring 33 points to tie Lane CC for the co-championship. The team was coached by Ken Christen who was a graduate of SCC where he had competed in Cross Country in 1971 and 1972 for Coach John Buck. The 1987 Women’s Cross Country team was led by the great Kari McKay (19:00.9) who won the individual championship along with 3 other Spokane top ten finishers. Following McKay with a strong second place finish was Orene Goldberg. Rounding out Spokane’s Championship team was Heather Maple (8th place), Laurie Millet (9th place), Michelle Vanderlinde (13th place), Audrey Meek (15th place), and Lorinda Bohn (18th place).
1987-88 Men's Track Team
Head Coach Duane Hartman
The 1987-88 CCS men’s track and field team won their 17th straight title for Spokane and sixth in a row for Coach Duane Hartman. Spokane scored 180 points in the meet at SCC, soundly beating second place Highline with 156 points. CCS individual NWAACC event champions were: Dan O’Brien--Decathlon (7275 pts), 100 (10.59), 110HH (14.25), LJ (24’6 ¼”), SP (47’6 ¾”), (DIS-2nd, 1600 Relay-2nd); Joe Johnson--200 (22.01), 400 Relay, (100-3rd), (1600 Relay-2nd); Micah Ray 400--(48.16), (1600 Relay-2nd); Neal Macomber--400 Relay; Ron Pasquale--400 Relay, (400-3rd, 200-8th, 1600 Relay-2nd); Ivan Corley--400 Relay, (100-4th, 200-2nd). Other team members were Tyrone Ashley, Cecil Bowie, Tony Brendgard (800-6th), John Britton (HAM-6th), Tim Cloke (SC-6th), Ralph Field (1500-3rd), Toby Graff, Scot Hattenburg, Kelly Husband (5K-3rd, 10K-3rd), Roosevelt Jones, Shawn Kendall, Eric Lampkin (800-2nd), Andy Ledwich (800-5th), Jon Maple (400IH-2nd), Kevin Moss, Mark Paulsen (SP-6th), Mike Ramos, Rick Raymond (JAV-3rd), Reginald Reid, Dennis Remley, Bryan Schultz (5K-6th, 10K-5th), Marlin Slattum (110HH-6th, 400IH-5th), William Smith, Les Ulrick (HAM-4th, DIS-4th)and Jeff Wolfe. Coach Hartman’s assistant was Roy Givens.
1988-89 Women's Cross Country Team
Head Coach Ken Christen
The 1988-89 CCS Women’s Cross Country team won their second straight NWAACC title by edging out Clackamas CC by a tight 49-50 score. This was the second straight win for Coach Ken Christen who was also named NWAACC Coach of the Year for the second time. The team was led by repeat individual champion Kari McKay (18:45.9) who defeated the second place finisher by a whopping 1:13 margin. Spokane had a close pack of runners near the top with Audrey Meek (9), Laurie Millet (10), Renee Chamberlain (12), Robin Harvey (17) and Caryn Gray (23) rounding the championship scoring effort for Spokane. Clackamas (50), Bellevue (58), and Lane (84) followed the strong Spokane (49) team to the wire in the NWAACC Championships held at Lane CC in Eugene, Oregon.
1987-88 Softball Team
Head Coach Jerry Skaife and Assistant Coach Bill Johnson
This team won the NWAACC Softball Championship under the leadership of Head Coach Jerry Skaife who was named the 1988 NWAACC Coach of the Year. The 1987-88 team was 27-1 in league play in winning their region and 36-3 for the season. Donna Boyd was Spokane’s MVP for her pitching performance in the NWAACC Championship tournament and had a 22-2 season record. Another outstanding player was Kristi Kuntz who was the hitting star that year with 38 RBI’s and was named to the NWAACC All Tournament first team. Renee Demelo was the other pitching standout with a 15-1 record and a .55 ERA. Elaina Bohlman was voted the MVP of the NWAACC Northern Region as she led the team in with 6 stolen bases and had a .407 batting average for the year. Crystal Benson, Gina Cacchiotti, Denise Kelly and Kristi Kuntz were all named to the NWAACC All Tournament team at the end of the championship run by Spokane. Rosanna Bostrom, Kathey Davis, Tanya DeGeest, Mary Giannandrea, Teresa Hansen, Shannon Horn, Kim Staggs and Kris Wells were all outstanding softball athletes who also competed on this championship team.
1990-91 Men’s Soccer Team
Head Coach Cor van der Meer and Assistant Coach Rick Harrison
The team captured the Southern Region and than the NWAACC Men’s Soccer Championship with a 17-1-2 season record. The team was lead by Doug Birdtail who was selected First Team All-Star and NWAACC Tournament MVP and James Jasso who was selected NWAACC First Team All-Star and was the fifth leading scorer in league play. Other NWAACC All-Stars were First Team Brett Hubert, Adam Johnson, Rick Mullins and Second Team Kevin Scuderi. Other notable players were future All-Stars Pat and Brian Dreves who helped the 1990 team win the league title. Six players went on to play at four-year colleges and universities.
1997-98 Women's Golf Team
Head Coach Paul Tikker
The 1997-98 Women’s Golf team coached by Paul Tikker and assisted by Christie Dalsanders and Alan Jenkins has been named to the CCS Hall of Fame. This great women’s golf team won the NWAACC Eastern Region and the NWAACC Tournament. They beat Lower Columbia (second) and Walla Walla (third) to win the NWAACC title. They also won league tournaments at CBC, Walla Walla and Spokane on their road to the league title. The team was led by the play of Christine Boyes (McGee) who was All Conference and Brianna Rose. Five of the players on this team went on to play golf at four year colleges or universities. The championship team roster included Jessi Bentz (Hiatt), Christine Boyes (McGee), Marci Kison Miller, Brianna Rose-Monson, Lindy Terry (Laursen), Sandy Tipton (Hughes) and Dawn Weyns (Pegram).
1999-00 Men’s Basketball Team
Head Coach Sam Brasch, Assistants Coaches Jay Humphrey and Jose’ Hernandez
The 1999-2000 Men’s Basketball team’s memorable season was capped off by winning the 2000 NWAACC Championship with an overall record of 20-10. The team was led by Andre Ervin who was selected as the tourney MVP (Phil Pesco Award) and the NWAACC All-Tournament First Team. Steve Chamberlain was also named to the NWAACC All Tournament First Team and Chris Allen was selected for the Most Inspirational Player (Art Ferio Award). Spokane started the season on a rebuilding note but finished very strong by winning the second NWAACC title in school history. Sam Brasch, who was named the NWAACC Coach of the Year, was helped by assistant coaches Jay Humphrey and Jose Hernandez. John Mitchell was team manager. The team roster included Chris Allen, Chris Anderson, DaShawn Bedford, Nick Bemis, Steve Chamberlain, Chad Cheeley, Mark Crouch, Andre Ervin, Pat Harris, James Kiger, Erich Prazak, Jason Rayson, Phil Renz and Jeff Whitman.
2001-02 Men's Golf Team
Head Coach Paul Tikker
The 2001-02 Men’s Golf team coached by Paul Tikker and assisted by Alan Jenkins and Christie Dalsanders has been named to the CCS Hall of Fame. This outstanding men’s golf team won the NWAACC Eastern Region and the NWAACC Tournament. They turned back the challenge of Green River who finished in second place and Columbia Basin in third. In addition to winning the Eastern Region and the NWAACC Tournament they won league tournaments at Green River, Treasure Valley and Spokane. They had 2 players receive D1 scholarships; Souta Nozaka and Adam Syverson. Scott Kramer, Joe Finley, and Marty Nauert all went on to Whitworth to play. Jason Cox placed second at the NWAACC Championships and was selected to the All Conference team. The NWAACC championship team roster included Jason Cox, Joe Finley, Michael Hanson, Scott Kramer, Marty Nauret, Souta Nozaka, Adam Syverson, Jared Taylor and Kyle Trenholm. Scott Kramer has assumed the CCS Head Men’s golf coaching position following the retirement from coaching by Coach Tikker in 2008.