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Johnson gets to throw one

Football/ baseball: Calvin Johnson has gone deep again – and this time he wasn’t looking over his shoulder for one of Matthew Stafford’s passes.

The star wide receiver from the Detroit Lions took a few swings at Comerica Park on Friday night and Johnson even hit one ball over the fence in left field. Johnson, who played baseball in high school, also threw out a ceremonial first pitch before the Tigers’ game.

Associated Press

Lower Granite area open for salmon

FISHING: Snake River spring chinook fishing closed Friday night below Ice Harbor Dam and near Little Goose Dam, but the upstream waters near Lower Granite Dam remain open.

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department says Friday’s closure does not affect spring chinook fisheries in the 6 miles below Lower Granite Dam, or in the Clarkston area. Both will remain open until further notice, depending on the number of fish coming upstream.

Info: (360) 902-2500, press 2.

Story update: Powell fourth

Science: Kira Powell, the Odessa High School senior featured in John Blanchette’s column in Friday’s paper, took fourth place in the Intel Inter- national Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh on Friday.

Powell, the two-time defending 2B/1B golf champion, was awarded $500 in the Plant Sciences division for her work in developing sodium polyacrylate to increase yields in dry-land farming.