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Friday, November 17, 2006 - Page updated at 12:00 AM


NW Briefs | Tosar named manager for the AquaSox

Mike Tosar, who served as the team's hitting coach last season, has been named the manager of the Everett AquaSox for the 2007 season.

Henry Cotto was named the team's hitting coach, Gary Wheelock will be the pitching coach and Spyder Webb the trainer.

Tosar previously was the hitting coach for the Fort Myers Miracle (Class A, Minnesota Twins). As a player, Tosar first signed a minor-league contract with the New York Mets in 1991 and also saw time in the Montreal Expos organization in 1993 and 1994. As a collegiate, he spent four seasons at the University of Miami and played in the College World Series in 1988 and 1989.


• Brittney Page, the only four-year player on the Eastern Washington squad, was named first team All-Big Sky Conference. Eastern's Addie Webster was named to the second team.

Twice this season, Page, from Vernon, B.C., has been named BSC Player of the Week and has been atop the leaders in the league throughout the season in hitting percentage and kills, currently coming in fourth (.311) and sixth (3.76), respectively.


• Six players from the state of Washington signed letters of intent to play baseball for the national champions, Oregon State. The Beavers announced the signings of third baseman Stephen Hagen of Lakebay and Peninsula High, left-handed pitcher Nate King of Vancouver and Skyview High, third baseman Travis Mattair of Kennewick and Southridge High, outfielder Michael Miller of Cashmere High, right-handed pitcher Brad Reid of Federal Way and Decatur High and Bellevue Community College, and right-handed pitcher Taylor Starr of Longview and Kelso High. The Beavers earlier announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Greg Peavey of Vancouver and Hudson's Bay High.

• Six players from Bellevue Community College have signed letters of intent with Division I programs. Right-handed pitcher Brad Reid signed with Oregon State, Shane Hoey and Stephen Foster signed with Hawaii, and Jesse Wight with UNLV and Brian Gana with Campbell in North Carolina.

• The Washington men's tennis program announced the signing of Skyler Tateishi of Kailua, Hawaii to a letter of intent. He is listed as the No. 2 tennis recruit from Hawaii and No. 97 in the country.

• Allie Gotz, a senior at Archbishop Murphy High, signed a letter of intent to play for Western Washington. She has led the Cascade Conference for two years in digs and passing.


• Steven Demlow, Chris Pleasants, Cory Yalowicki and David Booth, representing the University of Washington, are one of eight men's teams participating in the U.S. World University Games curling playdowns today through Sunday in Centerville, Wis. The winner of the tournament will represent the U.S. at the 2007 World University Games in Italy in January.

Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.

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