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Ferris soph Poe district medalist

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Ferris sophomore Dustin Poe parred the second playoff hole to win medalist honors at the District 8 4A boys golf tournament at Indian Canyon Golf Course on Thursday.

Poe and Central Valley junior Nick Grigsby both finished two rounds at 138. Both birdied the first playoff hole, but Grigsby bogeyed the second.

Grigsby shot the best round of the day, a 6-under-par 66, three shots better than Poe.

CV junior Patrick Norton and Ferris sophomore Tyler Lynn tied for third at 145.

The top eight advance to the State 4A tournament, June 1-2 at Indian Canyon. Ferris qualified three, CV and Shadle Park two apiece.

Tennis

Fourth-seeded Ben Gullickson of Lewis and Clark outlasted No. 1 Logan Napolsky of Mt. Spokane 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 in the boys singles semifinals of the District 8 4A tournament at Central Valley. Gullickson will meet No. 2 Whitman Hough of Ferris in today’s championship match at University. District has otherwise progressed according to plan, with No. 1 and 2 seeds advancing to today’s championship matches at U-Hi. An all-LC girls singles final will pit No. 1 Elise Otto against No. 2 Anna Gullickson. Gonzaga Prep’s Amy Esmay and MacKenzie MacLean are seeded No. 1 in girls doubles. Mt. Spokane’s Jon Assmus and Matt Dorr are No. 1 in boys doubles.

Boys soccer

Nick Daniels fed Jason Gomez for a goal at 15 minutes as Medical Lake (13-4) qualified for the State 2A tournament by defeating host Riverside 1-0 in a District 7 2A semifinal. ML will meet Pullman (15-1) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mead High for seeding to state. Pullman defeated ML 4-1 and 3-1 during the regular season. Both teams will host state openers against teams from the Central Washington Athletic Conference. … At Pullman, Carl Haas scored twice in the first 5 minutes and Ming Fei Wang added two goals during the Greyhounds’ 5-0 win over Deer Park (6-9).

Girls golf

Ashley Scourey shot an 11-over-par 85 to earn medalist honors and lead Pullman to the team title at the Great Northern League tournament at Liberty Lake Golf Course. Scourey finished 13 shots ahead of Marissa Chivers of Lakeside-Nine Mile Falls and Gracie Schory of Chewelah. Pullman carded a 546 for a 10-shot edge on Deer Park. The top 21 advance to the district tournament, including six from Colville and five from Pullman.

Baseball

Reardan and Almira/Coulee-Hartline of the Bi-County League won twice apiece to advance to Monday’s semifinals of the District 7 B tournament. Shawn Westerman pitched a four-hitter and struck out 11 to give Reardan (14-8) a 4-0 win over host Davenport (13-10). Reardan will play Northport (17-1) at 10 a.m. at Avista Stadium for a berth to state. … ACH (15-6) scored twice in the ninth and held on for a 6-5 win at Republic. Derek Gianukakis homered and had 15 strikeouts for the Tigers (16-4). ACH will meet Lind-Ritzville (19-1) at 12:30 p.m. for a state berth. … Brad Alberts went 4 for 5 with four RBIs as Reardan opened the day with a 14-4 win over Springdale (13-7). … James Aldrich’s two-out single capped a four-run seventh as ACH opened with a 5-4 win over St. Michael’s (10-13).

Softball

Angela Bethel (8-2) retired the final 12 batters and Kristin Crosby had three hits as Liberty defeated Davenport 7-1 in the title game of the Bi-County League tournament at Medical Lake. Liberty (17-5) will host four games of the District 7 B tournament, beginning Wednesday with an 11 a.m. game against the Panorama League No. 4. Davenport (15-5) will open district at 12:45 p.m. at the Panorama No. 1 against the Panorama’s No. 3. … Almira/Coulee-Hartline (10-9) earned the No. 3 district seed with a 4-2 win over Odessa (14-8). ACH scored twice in the seventh, with the winner coming on Timi Winfrey’s single. ACH will open district at 12:45 at Liberty against Panorama No. 2. Odessa will play the Panorama’s No. 5 at Monday at Davenport for a district berth. … Liberty made the title game with a 7-4 win over Odessa, highlighted by Crosby’s three hits and two RBIs. … Kayleigh Fisk and Emily Brewster combined for four hits and five RBIs as Davenport defeated ACH 14-1 in a semifinal. … Sara Fink’s two-out, bases-loaded single capped a three-run seventh as Odessa eliminated Wilbur-Creston 8-7. … Ashley Johns’ RBI grounder during a three-run seventh allowed W-C to edge Lind-Ritzville 7-6 in a loser-out game. … Panorama teams will determine their seeding today at Kettle Falls.

Boys basketball

Lakeside-Nine Mile Falls has hired David Pratt to replace Ron Cox as head coach. Pratt, the varsity assistant for Kennewick’s girls, previously worked as assistant for Mead’s girls and Northwest Christian’s boys. Cox resigned in early April, citing a “lack of energy.” The Eagles were 87-57 in Cox’s six years, with three appearances at the State 2A tournament.

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