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NIC to co-host NWAC Softball Championship May 18-21


North Idaho College and the Community Colleges of Spokane, in partnership with the Spokane Sports Commission, will host the Northwest Athletic Conference Softball Championship May 18-21 at Dwight Merkel Sports Complex at 5701 N. Assembly Street in Spokane.

The tournament will include 16 teams. North Idaho College is seeded No. 1 and will play No. 16 seed Columbia Basin in the first round at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, streamed live online. The Cardinals enter the tournament with a 45-3 record, ranked No. 1 in the NWAC final poll.

Live coverage of games on all four fields will be provided along with live stats of all games, brackets, and other information available at

The opening round will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, May 18. Games start at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20. The championship game starts at 11 a.m. Monday, May 21.

An adult four-day pass costs $35, or $25 with a student/senior/military ID. Single-day admission is $15 for adults, $8 for students/seniors/military, $6 for children ages 7-12, and free for children 6 and younger.

Information: (208) 769-3348 or