The Amateur Softball Association of America girls 16-U “B” Western United States area tournament began Friday at Franklin Park and will continue through Sunday.
The Spokane Mirage won its opener, 4-3 over Shoreline Fastpitch, then lost 15-1 to the Half Moon Bay (Calif.) Waves.
Cheney Lightning lost 14-8 to The Pack from Onalaska (Wash.).
Play continues today, beginning at 8 a.m with the last starting time at 6 p.m. Sunday’s play begins at 8 a.m., with the championship game at 2 p.m.
Spokane Mirage plays at 10 a.m. today against Coachella Valley Lady Warriors, from Thermal, Calif.
Cheney plays Goldstrikers from Pioneer, Calif., at 10 a.m. today.
The Spokane Heat is hosting the Pride of America High School Baseball Championships through Aug. 17.
The tournament features six teams that have qualified through regional tournaments.
Pool play begins today at McEuen Field in Coeur d’Alene and Freeman High School.
Today, the Heat plays the Ice, another Spokane representative, twice at 5 and 8 p.m. in Coeur d’Alene.
Britney Holt, representing the host course, fired a 75 for the first-round lead at the Wandermere Classic Women’s Amateur.
Linda Knapp from Harrington and Liberty Lake’s Brenda Hall shared second at 77, with Manito’s Katie King another stroke back.
Jackie Shea, from Liberty Lake, aced the 13th hole.
Craig Welty of Burlington recovered from a shaky start Friday to maintain a one-stroke lead after the third round of the Washington State Amateur golf tournament.
Welty’s 3-over-par 75 on the 6,907-yard Olympic Course of the Gold Mountain Golf Complex in Bremerton gave him a 211 total, 3 under for the tournament.
Max McCain, a Washington State University golfer from Seattle who tied for second place in last year’s tournament, moved up three notches into second place with a 72 for 212.
Defending champion Darren Slackman of Spokane was another stroke back in a tie with first-round leader Ryan Kelly of Bremerton.
Kyle Kelly of Spokane shot a 76-219.
Track and field
Two Spokane-area female athletes won titles Friday at the National Masters Track and Field Championships in San Jose, Calif.
Laurie Ticknor of Spokane won the women’s 2,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 8 minutes, 49.9 seconds.
In the 5,000-meter run, Dori Robertson of Chattaroy won with a time of 20:31.7. Ticknor was second in 21:36.7.
Calvin Brown of Spokane took third in the 5,000-meter race walk in 29:40.
In the men’s 400 meters, Rich Tucker of Spokane was fourth in 55.9.
The U.S. World University Games team earned a silver medal at the World University Cup, losing to Hungary in the championship game at Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Ferris High graduate Jaimie Lee, a senior at Notre Dame, was named MVP for passing.
The World University Games are scheduled for Aug. 18-31 in Sicily, Italy.
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