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Schwartz places third in all-around

Schwartz places third in all-around

Seattle Pacific had four individual season bests and the year’s top team total in the floor exercise, but San Jose State surpassed its season-high team score by nearly two points to win a dual meet 195.400-188.025 Saturday at Brougham Pavilion.

Senior Brianna Schwartz (Bonney Lake/Sumner High), the leading SPU all-arounder in all four meets this season, scored 38.075 points to place third. Aditi Kulkarni started the floor rotation with a 9.65 followed by a 9.675 from Jen Lehman and Veron’s 9.80. Schwartz then received a 9.725 and, after a 9.10 by Willis, Bri Steigauf capped the event with a 9.70.

The Falcon gymnasts remain at home to host the University of California at Davis at 7 p.m. Friday.

Wolverine football announces coaches

The Plateau area’s Wolverine Junior Football program has announced its coaching staff for the upcoming season. They are: Kaelon Kuro, 89ers; Coy McElderry, Sweet Peas; Vince Sinaly, Bantams; Gregg Joshlin, Midgets; and Bret Fisher, Pee Wees.

For information, visit the Web site at www.wolverinejuniorfootball.com.

Kahne kicks off season at Daytona

Enumclaw NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kasey Kahne kicks off the 2009 season with the prelude to the Daytona 500 – the Budweiser Shootout Saturday at Daytona International Speedway in Florida.

This year’s format for the nonpoints race has chang-ed, but Kahne is still expected to make the field. Although the organization has seen significant change this season, including new ownership, fans will find Kahne behind the wheel of No. 9 Budweiser.

Local fans can tune in television coverage beginning at 5 p.m. on FOX.

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