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Colville wins, qualifies for district tourney

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Travis LeCaire improved to 9-0 and Chris Salo finished 4 for 4 Wednesday as Colville qualified for the District 7 2A baseball tournament championship game with an 11-10 win over visiting Pullman.

LeCaire, David Palumbo and Thomas Leake had two runs batted in apiece for the Indians (16-6). Colville will play top-seeded and host Lakeside (16-6) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Nine Mile Falls for a berth to state.

Sam Tennant had a three-run triple in the sixth inning and Kyle Hinrichs drove in two runs for the Greyhounds (16-6). Pullman will play Chewelah (12-11) at 10 a.m. Saturday on Lakeside’s field in a loser-out game. The winner will meet the Colville/Lakeside loser at 4 for a state berth.

In other tournament play, Jordan Moore struck out seven and pitched a four-hitter, and Matt Dinsmore had a three-run double during a five-run sixth as Lakeside topped visiting Chewelah 7-0. . . . Pullman opened the day at Colville with a nine-inning, 8-7 win that eliminated Medical Lake (11-11). The game had been suspended in the eighth inning Tuesday in Pullman, tied at 7. Tennant scored the winning run for the Greyhounds, singling with two outs in the ninth and coming around on two infield throwing errors.


Lewis and Clark players were responsible for the rare upsets among seeded players during the first three rounds of the District 8 4A tournament. In one case, an LC player tripped up a seeded teammate. Ben Gullickson, LC’s No. 2 in boys singles, defeated LC No. 1 and fourth-seeded Colin Sowder 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinals at Central Valley. In boys doubles at University, LC’s James Connelly and Ryan O’Neil topped fourth-seeded Brad Guthrie and Warren Presley of Gonzaga Prep 7-5, 6-3. All other top-four seeded individuals and teams made the semifinals. The fourth round is today at Mead and Mt. Spokane.

Zak Nelson won No. 1 singles, and Matt and Tim Stevenson won No. 2 doubles as Medical Lake clinched the Great Northern League boys title Tuesday by defeating host Lakeside 7-0 at Nine Mile Falls. The Cardinals won their 12th league title in the last 13 years.

Boys golf

Chewelah’s Brenton Harting shot an even-par 72 at Indian Canyon Golf Course to win the Great Northern League championship by two shots. Deer Park’s Andy Weil carded a 74, and Riverside’s Tyler Morris and Pullman’s Brian Pan were another shot back. Twenty-six golfers qualified for Monday’s district tournament at Hangman Valley Golf Course.

• Ritzville’s Jon McPherson fired a 3-under-par 69 at Dominion Meadows Golf Course in Colville to win the Northeast A sub-district by four shots over Freeman’s Devon Moe. Will Capwell of Colfax shot a 74, one better than fourth-place Jason Azzarito of Kettle Falls. The District 7 1A tournament is Wednesday at Deer Park.

Girls golf

Newport’s Renee Griffus carded a 15-over 89 at Indian Canyon Golf Course for a one-shot victory at the Great Northern League championships. Pullman’s Ashley Scourey shot a 90, and third-place Melissa Menzia of Deer Park was another three shots back. Twenty-two qualified for Monday’s district tourney at Hangman Valley Golf Course.


Sarah Hardy and Jill Solbrack collected two RBIs apiece to help third-seeded Colfax (13-7) to a 12-0 win over No. 6 Lind-Ritzville (1-18) in a loser-out opener of the District 7 1A tournament at Colfax. Colfax will meet No. 2 Freeman (16-3) at 11 a.m. Saturday in Medical Lake. The winner will advance to the title game and qualify for regionals.

Track and field

Odessa’s boys (196 points) and girls (131) swept the team titles during the Bi-County League championships at Spokane Falls Community College. Odessa’s double winners among boys were Jeremy Jasman (300-meter hurdles and triple jump) and Cory Gibson (pole vault, javelin). The Tigers girls finished 1-2-4 in the 3,200, led by Rochelle Riehle. Kristen Dormaier of Almira/Coulee-Hartline won the girls 100, 200, long jump and triple jump. Wilbur-Creston’s Braidy Haden won the boys 100, 200 and 400.

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