Trevor Britton won the Boys 3 overall championship during the 14-state Western Regional water skiing championships.
He was one of two Spokane champions during the event in Windsor, Colo., who competed last week at nationals in Florida.
Britton finished first in regional jumping at a personal best distance of 143 feet.
He was fourth in slalom and was third in tricks with 990 points for his overall title.
During national competition, Britton improved by nine places over the previous year to eighth in jump.
His 142-foot best was three feet away from fifth place and a medal. He finished 28th in slalom.
His sister Bonny finished fourth in jump at 96 feet and was seventh in slalom at regionals.
She didn’t compete at nationals and is already in Arizona where she will compete at Arizona State University.
Ferris High School student Kaitlin Kondo won the Girls 3 regional overall championship and was 10th nationally, finishing seventh in jump at 95 feet, 15th in tricks with 1,120 points and 26th in slalom.
Early start for YMCA flag football
Spokane Valley YMCA flag football for youngsters through grade 6 is beginning two weeks earlier, which poses a concern.
“We’re doing that so it will be done before the cold weather hits,” said coordinator Pat Estes. “The tough thing is we’re counting on registration before school starts.”
Although previous YMCA activities participants receive registration flyers in the mail, Estes said the major input comes from the Y’s school distribution. “Our plans are to have teams formed by the start of school,” he said.
First practices are scheduled for Sept. 2 with games being played between Sept. 13 and Oct. 18.
To register, call 927-1474 or come to the YMCA office upstairs at the Tidyman’s store at Sprague and McDonald.
Estes said that anyone interested in coaching should plan on attending a meeting, Sept. 2, 6:30 p.m. at Vera Water and Power, 601 N. Evergreen.
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