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July 27, 2004, midnight
The Pullman Patriots clinched a state tournament berth with a 10-0 victory over the Spokane Cannons in Sunday's championship game of the American Legion AAA District playoffs at Jackson Field. At the end of five innings the scoreboard showed a 10-0 score while the home book showed a score of 9-0. The umpire, who sided with the press box, called the game based on the 10-run rule which earned the Patriots their first state berth since 1968.

July 20, 2004, midnight
The Spokane Stars Elite Blue took a break this week following a whirlwind 11 straight days and 21 basketball wins, resting legs for the Midsummer Nights Madness Western U.S. Championships that begin next Tuesday in Tempe, Ariz.

July 13, 2004, midnight
Three teams from the Spokane Shadow Youth Soccer Club qualified for the U.S. Club Soccer National Cup Championships after winning in their age brackets in last weekend's Region G Championship Tournament in Boise, Idaho. The National Cup competition, which is in its third year, hosts the top club teams from the eight Regional Championships around the country. The Spokane Shadow took eight teams to Regionals and placed five teams (U-14, U-15, U-17, U-18 girls and U-17 boys) in championship games. Of the five teams the U-15 girls, U-17 boys and U-18 girls advanced to Nationals.

July 6, 2004, midnight
Sandpoint graduate Allison Hein received a bonus when she picked up her SAMMY Award in Orlando, Fla. two weekends ago. She was invited by Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brad Johnson to visit and have dinner next year in Tallahassee.

June 29, 2004, midnight
After leading the Greater Spokane League in home runs during the high school season, West Valley graduate Tyler Hauschild is showing no signs of ceasing his ability to slug as the Senior Legion season heads into July. On Monday, Hauschild led the Cannons to a first game 7-5 victory over the Patriots with a two-run home run in the sixth. Teammate Stewart Davis was 2 for 3 with an RBI and a double.

June 22, 2004, midnight
Sometimes second-best provides the rarely beneficial advantage of being first alternate. This past week at the National Guard Bureau Precision and Sporter Air Rifle Championships in Little Rock, Ark., the Spokane team finished second behind a team from Palmyra, Penn. Because of eligibility circumstances the winning team was unable to accept the bid to the World Championships in Bisley, England.

June 15, 2004, midnight
Former Coeur d'Alene High baseball standout Matt Brown has been selected to start in the Midwest League All-Star Game that will be held June 22 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Brown, an infielder, had a team-high 11 home runs and 43 RBIs for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, a Class-A affiliate of the Anaheim Angels. He's hitting .244.

June 8, 2004, midnight
North Central graduate Mike Uhlenkott won the boy's pole vault, tying his personal best at 15 feet, 3 inches, in Saturday's Brooks Meet of Champions at Lewis & Clark College in Portland. The meet is a championship between Washington and Oregon all-star track and field athletes.

May 30, 2004, midnight
State champion – a title few claim each spring at the 4A State Tennis Championships. Richland's Amanda Taylor had claimed the past three girls singles titles and was favored to take a fourth in this year's tournament, which would make her the fifth player in state history to reign as a four-year champion.

May 29, 2004, midnight
The Greater Spokane League sent two singles players, a boy and a girl, into the semifinal round at the State 4A tennis championships in Spokane Valley on Friday. Unfortunately, they will be playing in the consolation semifinals.

May 18, 2004, midnight
Vanessa Anderson fully understood the situation she found herself in Monday afternoon at Mead. Anderson, a Gonzaga Prep senior, faced last year's district champion, Anna Gullickson, a Lewis and Clark junior, in the Greater Spokane League girls district tennis championship match.

May 16, 2004, midnight
Ferris was two minutes away from being shut out by Pasco. That's when Cody Wilson scored Ferris' first goal.

May 12, 2004, midnight
Lewis and Clark soccer coach Kenny Krestian was relieved C.J. Moe's leg was feeling stronger Tuesday afternoon. Moe saw limited playing time last Saturday when the Tigers were stopped short of a third consecutive district championship, losing to Ferris.

May 6, 2004, midnight
Brett Hite is a goalkeeper's nightmare. As one of the Greater Spokane League's leading scorers, University's Hite poses a serious threat – especially to a team that had yet to capture a postseason win.