Local report: CWU men sign guard Williams

April 26, 2012 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Central Washington has landed another men’s basketball standout from one of the best junior college programs in the state.

Dominique Williams, a 5-foot-10 guard from reigning NWAACC champion Tacoma Community College, has signed with CWU, the university announced Wednesday.

Williams, who can play both the point and shooting guard positions, is originally from Tacoma, where he prepped at Curtis. He will have two years of eligibility remaining for CWU.

Prior to joining the Wildcats, he played two seasons for former CWU assistant coach and current TCC mentor Carl Howell.

At Tacoma, Williams led the Titans to a 52-7 record over two years. And in last month’s 110-98 NWAACC title game win over Chemeketa, he totaled 36 points, five rebounds and five assists was named the tournament’s MVP.

Williams was recruited by CWU associate head coach G.E. Coleman.

Last season the Wildcats listed five former Tacoma CC players on their roster — four of whom were underclassmen.


Four CWU players all-academic

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Central Washington University’s fastpitch team had four players named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference team.

Seniors Natasha Wood and Lindy Baxter earned their second such awards while senior Kristina Sherriff and sophomore Maria Gau picked up their first.

The Wildcats ranked second in the conference with the four selections. Saint Martin’s had seven.



SUNNYSIDE CHRISTIAN 14-13 , LYLE-WISHRAM 13-9: At Lyle, Drew Puterbaugh went 7 for 9 at the plate and drove in four runs to lift Sunnyside Christian (3-1 league, 5-8 overall) to the doubleheader sweep.

Game 1

Sunnyside Chr. 301 420 004 — 14 18 2
Lyle-Wishram 301 202 203 — 13 15 2

Hoff, M. Moore (8) and Puterbaugh; Mills, Much (5) and T. Armour.

Highlights: Drew Puterbaugh (SC) 4-6, 3 RBI; Brant Bosma (SC) 3-5, 2b, RBI; T. Armour (L) 4-4, 4 RBI.

Game 2

Sunnyside Chr. 410 44 — 13 19 3
Lyle-Wishram 122 04 — 9 7 2

B. Moore and Puterbaugh; Wolf and J. Armour.

Highlights: Puterbaugh (SC) 3-3, 2b, 3b, RBI; Brandon Broersma (SC) 2-3, 2b, 2 RBI; Jackson Haak (SC) 3-4, 2 2b, 4 RBI; Matt DeGroot (SC) 2-4; Wolf (L) 2-3, 2 3b, RBI.



THORP-EASTON 22, MANSON 10: At Manson, Alex Houle drove in nine runs on a two-homer, 5-for-5 day for Thorp-Easton (4-6).

Thorp-Easton 340 537 — 22 19 3
Manson 240 022 — 10 5 3

Alma, Hanks (2) and Muratori; Manson NA.

Highlights: Alex Houle (TE) 5-5, 2 2b, 2 HR, 9 RBI; Mallory Alma (TE) 4-4, 2 2b, 3 RBI; Colette Muratori (TE) 2-2, 4 SB, 5 runs.



MABTON 3, NACHES VALLEY 1: At Mabton, the Vikings struck twice late in the second half to pull away and improve to 9-3 in league. Mabton travels to Connell on Saturday.

First half: 1, Mabton, Daniel Cambron, 24:00; 2, NV, Logan Swain, 32:00.

Second half: 3, Mabton, Edgar Cisneros, 71:00; 4, Mabton, Crisantos Chavez, 76:00.

Saves: Unavailable.





Team scores: Riverside Christian 174, Cashmere 155, Wenatchee 60, Eastmont 41, Cascade 41, Brewster 26, Okanogan 19.

RC highlights — 100: 2, Nate Van Tuinen 11.0. 200: 1, Van Tuinen 22.8. 400: 1, Kirk Gartrell 54.1. 110H: 1, Jordan DeSanto 15.7. 300H: 1, DeSanto 43.6. 4×400: 1, RC 3:36.2. Jav: 1, Fernando Valencia 169-7. LJ: 1, Van Tuinen 20-7.


Team scores: Cashmere 207, Riverside Christian 106, Wenatchee 96, Okanogan 50, Cascade 30, Brewster 27, Eastmont 18.

RC highlights — 300H: 1, Bethany Imperial 49.1. Jav: 1, Nicole Nobbs 103-11.



Team scores: Hanford 315, Southridge 318, West Valley 335, Pasco 335.

Medalist: Tanner Martin (H) 74. At Black Rock Creek, par 72.

West Valley: Matt Mickelson 81, Sam Snipes 84, Dylan Dietrich 85, Brice Gout 85.


Team scores: Hanford 341, Southridge 377, Eastmont 380, Kamiakin 382, West Valley 392, Kennewick 410, Pasco 419, Sunnyside inc.

Medalist: Kelsey Aiello (H) 81. At Black Rock Creek, par 72.

Local highlights: Krista Nagle (WV) 91, Kendyl Comiskey (WV) 98, Miranda Swanson (WV) 101, Taylor Boyle (WV) 102.

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