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CCS women golfers comfortably in first

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Defending champion Community Colleges of Spokane takes a 28-stroke margin in the women’s competition into today’s windup of the 36-hole Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges golf tournament at Hangman Valley.

CCS had the four lowest scorers and five of the first seven in compiling a 230. Walla Walla is runner-up at 258.

Megan Bruce has the individual lead off a 2-over-par 74 while teammates Beth Wrigley, Kelli Parker and Sterling Beardslee shared second at 78. Tied for sixth is CCS’ Christina Burns, whose 82 was two shots back of Tracy Vann of Green River.

The Sasquatch men are tied for third at 297, 15 shots behind leader Walla Walla. Southwestern Oregon is second at 292. Tied with CCS is Skagit Valley.

Trevin Williams of Skagit Valley and Jason Humphrey of SW Oregon share the individual lead off 3-under-par 69s. CCS leaders are Rob Anderson, Andy Hessen and Gary Dupree with matching 74s.

The women open play today at 8:30 a.m., with the men starting at 9:30.


Community Colleges of Spokane, which placed fourth in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges tournament Sunday, placed two players on the all-tournament team.

Selected from the Sasquatch were center fielder Vanessa Shelton from University, who went 8 for 13 (.615) in the tournament, was on base 17 of the 22 times she came to bat, and stole eight bases to raise the CCS school career record to 51, and second baseman Mindy Morgan from Rogers, who hit safely in all five games (8 for 17, drove in five runs and scored seven.

Lower Columbia won a sixth straight title, beating Clackamas 8-7 in the championship game. Clackamas had ended Spokane’s season 9-4 earlier Sunday. Both LC and Clackamas have won seven NWAACC titles.

The champion Lady Devils include freshman Tandice Lanphere from East Valley, who hit .424 during the regular season with eight extra-base hits and 17 RBIs.

• CCS will have five players in the NWAACC Sophomore All-Star Game Thursday in Bellevue.

Selected to represent the Sasquatch were Shelton, Morgan, third baseman Aubrie May of Lakeland, outfielder Hannah Shelley of Gig Harbor, Wash., and pitcher Kate Sinnott of Great Falls, Mont.


University of Washington pushed two of its three players into the second round of the individual championships at the NCAA Division I tournament in Athens, Ga., but three-time All-American Claire Carter isn’t one of them.

Senior Erin Hoe recorded the first NCAA singles win of her career in Monday’s first round, while junior Dea Sumantri also advanced, both in three sets.

Carter, a singles All-American as a freshman and a two-time doubles All-American, will join Sumantri in doubles play that begins today, where they are seeded eighth.

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