Basin roundup: Mark Poth named full-time Big Bend AD

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MOSES LAKE — Big Bend Community College stalwart Mark Poth was named the institution’s full-time athletic director.

Poth served as the interim AD the last two years. During his time as interim AD, Poth resurrected wrestling at Big Bend, bolstered the booster club and helped place the athletic department on track to becoming self-sustaining financially.

Previously, Poth was the head men’s basketball coach for 30 years. Poth won 11 East Region titles, was the NWAC Tournament runner-up and tallied 617 wins — most in conference history — during his time on the bench.

MLHS announces hall of fame class

MOSES LAKE — Five individuals and four teams make up the Moses Lake High School Hall of Fame class of 2018-19.

Athlete inductees include Carlos Adamy, Sadie Nielsen and Tony Vehrs.

Adamy was a team captain on the 2000 state wrestling championship, the Chiefs’ 16th. Adamy captured the 135-pound championship at Mat Classic XII.

Nielsen graduated from MLHS in 2013, moving on to compete in track and field at Brigham Young University. Vehrs was another state wrestling champion for the Chiefs.

Lori Baker, Myra Stoker and Dennis Stoker are honorary inductees. The 2012 cheer team, 2012 drill team, 2013 drill team and 2014 drill team will be inducted into the Hall of Champions.

— Staff report

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