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Huskies men dominate rowing nationals

The top-ranked Washington Huskies captured their third straight men’s rowing national championship by winning all five Grand Final races on Sunday’s final day of the 111th Annual IRA Championship Regatta on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif. It was Washington’s 16th overall rowing championship. The Huskies also won their seventh straight Ten Eyck award, given to the team that earns the most overall points. No other school has won more than four in a row.

WSU 4 reaches Grand Final

Washington State’s varsity four crew advanced to the Grand Final by placing third in its A/B semifinal on Saturday at the NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships in Indianapolis. The second day of the competition was again hampered by wind, rain and rough waters on Eagle Creek Reservoir that resulted in postponements of some races.

WSU varsity four in NCAA semis

INDIANAPOLIS – Washington advanced all three of its boats to the A/B semifinals and Washington State’s varsity four also qualified Friday on the first day of the women’s NCAA Rowing Championships at Eagle Creek Park. The Huskies’ varsity eight and second varsity eight boats were second in their heats while their varsity four won its heat.

Gonzaga, WSU begin NCAAs

The Washington State and Gonzaga University women’s rowing teams begin competition today in the NCAA Championships that run through Sunday at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis. Gonzaga will be making the program’s first appearance in the championships, earning the West Coast Conference’s berth by winning the conference championship on May 18.

UW softball advances on no-hitter

Bryana Walker threw her second career no-hitter as Washington beat Hawaii 8-0 in five innings Sunday in Seattle, earning the Huskies a Super Regional berth in the NCAA softball tournament. Washington (41-15) went 3-0 to win the Seattle Regional and will head to the Super Regionals for the eighth straight season. The Huskies, the No. 11 seed in the tournament, will play at No. 6 seed Missouri next weekend. Dates and times have not yet been determined.

Cougs score on error, beat UCLA

In a Pac-12 baseball game with eight errors and eight infield singles, it was one of each that gave Washington State a 4-3 victory over UCLA on Sunday in Pullman. Collin Slaybaugh beat out a ground ball to first base with two outs in the eighth inning and an error on the play allowed Shea Donlin to score the winning run in the Cougars’ win over the Bruins.

Bulldogs’ baseball streak ends at 11

Gonzaga’s 11-game baseball winning streak came to an end Sunday as Pepperdine unloaded 13 hits in dealing the 24th-ranked Bulldogs a 10-4 West Coast Conference defeat in Malibu, Calif. Chris Amezquita hit a three-run home run in the fourth to cap an eight-run rally by the Waves (21-17, 9-6 WCC) that overcame a 2-0 GU lead. All the Pepperdine runs scored after two outs.

Cougars shut out Utes

Scott Simon (3-0) fired a complete-game five-hit shutout, striking out a career-high seven along the way, to help the Washington State Cougars (17-13, 4-5) salvage the final game of a three-game Pacific-12 Conference series with a 5-0 victory over the Utah Utes (14-14, 4-8) in Salt Lake City on Sunday. No. 8 hitter Austin Pernell had three hits, including a double, and drove in a run for the Cougars, while Collin Slaybaugh added two hits, scoring twice.

Bittersweet experience for Spokane rower

Jamie Redman of Spokane watched her Olympic dreams sail away Thursday as the USA’s women’s 8 boat rowed without her to a gold medal. “As the port-side reserve rower, I shadowed the women’s 8 in every practice,” she said from London. ”I still had to submit our whereabouts for anti-doping, stick to the team curfew and avoid the infamous McDonalds in the Olympic Village Dining Hall.

Former WSU rower named to national team

Former Washington State University rower Liz England has been named to the 2012 U.S. Under-23 National Team and will compete with the women’s four crew at the World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Trakai, Lithuania, Wednesday through next Sunday. A transfer from Clemson, England was a three-year member of the Cougars’ varsity rowing team, competing with the varsity 4 and second varsity 8 boats as a sophomore in 2009-10, with the second varsity 8 crew in 2010-11 and with the varsity 8 boat this past season.

Redman heads to Olympics as alternate in rowing

Jamie Redman, a three-time team rowing world champion from Spokane, will be going to the Summer Olympic Games in London as the alternate for the U.S. women’s 8 rowing team. The team selections were announced Friday afternoon after months of team training and trials in Princeton, N.J.

Shine notch first win of season

The Spokane Shine notched their first victory of the Women’s Premier League Soccer season with a 5-2 win on Saturday afternoon over the host Oregon Rush in Bend. Julissa Rodriguez and Alyshia Madison both scored twice and Lisa Robertson added the other goal for Spokane (1-1).

UW’s Chris Williams leads team to match play at NCAA golf

The University of Washington men’s golf team, led by Chris Williams of Moscow, Idaho, claimed one of the eight team match-play berths as stroke play ended at the NCAA Championships on Thursday at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. Washington finished sixth and will play third-place Texas in match play today. Other matchups have No. 1 Alabama vs. either Kent State or Florida State (which will meet in a sudden-death playoff), No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 7 Oregon, and California vs. San Diego State (both tied for fourth). Alabama topped the field with a 7-over 859. Washington finished at 20-over 872.

Record for Redman

Spokane’s Jamie Redman is part of a USA women’s 8 team that will be rowing in a finale today at the World Rowing Cup in Luzern, Switzerland. Redman – along with teammates Mary Whipple, Caryn Davies, Carol Lind, Taylor Ritzel, Meghan Musnicki, Amanda Polk, Susan Francia and Esther Lofgren – set a world record on Friday. The team finished the 2,000 meters in 5 minutes, 54.17 seconds, more than a second better than the previous world record – set in 2006 by an American team. Redman’s team will compete against Canada, The Netherlands, Australia, Great Britain and Germany in today’s final. Two other women’s crews from the United States will also compete in today’s finale.

In brief: GU women steal the row show

Rowing: Perfection was the name of the game for the Gonzaga Bulldogs women’s rowing team on Sunday at Lake Natoma, Calif. GU ended the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship by winning gold medals in all four events they entered, taking home the Team Points Trophy and the Efficiency Trophy for the first time.

Idaho men battle through at War V

The University of Idaho men led area teams at the War V track and field meet Saturday at Spokane Falls Community College. The Vandals had four individual champions and finished tied for second place out of 15 teams.

Area roundup: Pirates win with pitching

C.J. Perry and Dan Scheibe were a dynamic duo on the mound and Joshua Davis singled in Landon Scott with the go-ahead run in the fourth inning as the Pirates (14-9-1, 8-4) earned a 4-1 victory over the visiting George Fox Bruins (14-13, 10-5) to avoid a Northwest Conference series sweep and improve the Whits’ record on Sunday to 5-0-1. Perry (3-1) tossed the first five innings and allowed one unearned run and Scheibe pitched four scoreless innings to notch his second save.

Working vacation: Spokane rower one boat away from Olympics

With the U.S. Olympic Trials six months off, two-time world champion rower Jamie Redman isn’t letting a holiday break in Spokane distract her from a six-year goal. She’s working out just two times a day instead of four.