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Shadow Battle Yakima For Postseason Positioning

The Spokane Shadow will take on the Yakima Reds Friday at 7 p.m. at Spokane Falls Community College. The Shadow will be battling to remain in first place in the Northern Division, while the Reds are battling for the final playoff spot in the Pro League.

A first-place finish would guarantee Spokane a No. 1 seed in the playoffs. The 1996 Northern Division playoffs will be hosted by the Shadow, Aug. 10-11 at SFCC.

Playfair date changed

The time for the meeting at which the Washington Horse Racing Commission will take public comment concerning the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe’s bid to take over Playfair Race Course has been changed to 1 p.m.

The date of the meeting at Playfair, Tuesday, has not been changed.

The Tribe is asking for a revised season - 92 racing days, from Sept. 25 through March 30, at the Spokane track.

The Spokane meeting could be followed by a ruling on the Tribe’s request to run Playfair.

Basketball

The Bank of America team of Spokane lost to Sacramento 62-52, in Open Division pool play at the Nike Invitational in Las Vegas.

Chris Anderson, who will be a senior at Shadle Park High School in the fall, scored 10 points to lead Spokane. Spokane lost to Indiana 65-50 Tuesday and plays Arkansas today, when seeding the double-elimination portion of the tournament will be decided.

Crystal Lee of Central Valley scored 110 points as Bank of America of Pasco defeated B of A/Dallas 65-33 in a girls game. Pasco plays Inglewood, Calif., in pool play today. The elimination tournament begins on Friday.

Golf

Brian King of Lewiston defeated Steve Yogi of Honolulu on the 20th hole while John Cook of Coeur d’Alene lost 1 up to Scott Johnson of Kennewick in the first round of match play at the 71st U.S. Amateur Public Links Golf Championship at the 7,004-yard, par 72 Wailua (Hawaii) Golf Course.

Baseball

The Patriots broke up Jeremy Affeldt’s no-hitter in the bottom of the seventh and went on to win the AAA Legion baseball game with a three-run rally.

Trailing 3-1, the Patriots used Clint Ledbetter’s double, a walk, sacrifice, ground out, Adam Miller’s double and an error to score two runs and win.

Affeldt gave up three earned runs, two hits, six walks and a hit batsman. He struck out 11 batters.

Winning pitcher Jack McDonald also went the distance, giving up two earned runs, five hits and three walks while striking out four.

The Patriots improved to 5-14 and the Blue Devils fell to 15-6 in the game played in 40-mph wind gusts.

Bowling

John Handegard had the lead after the third round of the Tri-Cities PBA Senior Open being held in Richland.

Handegard, of Las Vegas, had an 11-5 match-play record and a 34-game pinfall of 8,206.

, DataTimes


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