Sports Briefs for Sunday, May 6

Elma races again washed out

For the second consecutive week, rain forced postponement of the weekly auto racing program at Grays Harbor Raceway.

Racing will resume next Saturday, with competition scheduled in the Northwest Wingless Tour sprint cars, modifieds, hobby stocks and hornets.

Choker Club golf tourney planned

The Grays Harbor College Choker Club golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday at Grays Harbor Country Club.

A few openings remain in the four-person scramble tourney. The event will again be conducted in memory of the late GHC athletic director Ken Waite.

The event will include long drive and closest-to-the-pin contests. A $10,000 prize is offered for a hole-in-one on the seventh hole.

Tournament sponsor include Snell Crane, Pacific Coast Construction, Rognlin’s, Corona Steel and Bayview Redi-Mix.

The entry fee is $60 per player. Registration information may be obtained by contacting Tyler Gaston at 538-4207 or via email at

LSU fan in post-BCS video sues

The Alabama man accused of committing sexual battery on an unconscious LSU fan after the BCS championship football game is being sued.

The LSU fan filed a lawsuit Friday against Brian Downing of Smiths Station, Ala. Downing’s lawyer declined comment Friday night, saying he hadn’t had a chance to read the lawsuit because neither he nor his client had been served.

Downing, 32, was booked on charges of sexual battery and obscenity but the New Orleans district attorney has until June 20 to decide whether to prosecute.

A video that went viral on the Internet is believed to have been taken at a fast-food restaurant after Alabama defeated LSU on Jan. 9. A man clad in Crimson Tide attire appears to perform a simulated sex act on the LSU fan.

The lawsuit does not specify a dollar figure for damages. It says the LSU fan suffered “mental anguish, humiliation, embarrassment, anxiety and depression … damage to reputation” and lost tuition payments “for having to withdraw from school.”

AP & Daily World staff reports