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SK's Cooper hooks up with San Francisco

The San Francisco 49ers signed linebacker Roger Cooper to their practice squad Wednesday evening, according to the team’s Web site.

Cooper (6-2, 247) was originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys as a rookie free agent out of Montana State in April. He was waived by the Cowboys prior to the start of the regular season.

Cooper was a two-time All-State running back for South Kitsap and was named Big Sky co-defensive player of the year after last season at Montana State.

He was also a three-time, first team all-conference selection and had been projected as high as a third-round selection in the April NFL draft.

• Moore leaves Highline for OC: Jamil Moore, who helped the South Kitsap boys’ basketball team to back-to-back top six finishes at the Class 4A state tournament, has left Highline Community College in Des Moines and will play this year for Olympic College in Bremerton.

Moore, who was a starting forward for the Wolves last year, helped lead South to a 24-0 regular season record and the school’s first ever No. 1 ranking. South finished the year 26-3 and placed sixth at state.

Meanwhile, Loni Tostenrude, a former South Kitsap basketball player, has transferred from Olympic College and will play for Montana Tech this year.

• Emmons tabbed as SK assistant: Josh Emmons has been selected to fill the assistant coaching vacancy on the South Kitsap wrestling team.

Emmons, who coaches football and wrestling at John Sedgwick Junior High, has been offered and accepted the position of assistant wrestling coach by athletic Director Ed Santos.

After approval of the school board, Emmons will join head coach Chad Nass and assistant Ron Coppinger on the Wolves’ staff.

• Sweney inducted into ONU hall: Greta Sweney, a resident of Port Orchard, was inducted into the Ohio Northern University Athletic Hall of Fame earlier this month.

Sweney was a three-time swimming All-American at ONU and holds the school record in the 500-meter freestyle with a time of five minutes, 13.04 seconds. Sweney, along with fellow Hall of Famers Nancy Emerick and Christy Wagner Beaschler, swam the 200, 400 and 800 free relays, earning All American honors in all three events in 1987.

The school records set in those relays are still school records.

Sweney, who graduated with a degree in pharmacy, works at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

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