Sports Briefs for Tuesday, Oct. 15


Lem Elway named to Legion Hall of Fame

Former Hoquiam High School baseball coach Lem Elway will be inducted into the Washington State American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame later this month.

Elway will be honored in ceremonies scheduled for Oct. 26 at the SeaTac Mariott Hotel. He will be inducted in the Coaches/Umpires/Supervisors category. Among the players inducted will be such future major leaguers as Todd Stottlemyre, Kevin Stocker, Todd Hollandsworth and ex-NFL quarterback Mark Rypien.

In addition to coaching baseball as a head coach at Hoquiam, Anacortes and Black Hills and an assistant at Aberdeen High School, Elway has coached Legion baseball for more than 30 years.

Elma’s Roberts places in World Seniors

Paul Roberts of Elma placed second in the standing long jump at the World Senior Games track meet earlier this month at St. George, Utah.

Competing in the 65-69 age group, Roberts had a 7-8 1/2 mark in the standing long jump. Andy Pitas of Moab, Utah, the world recordholder in that event, won with a mark of 8-9.

Hoquiam grad places in cross country invite

Connie Morgan, Central Washington University cross country runner from Hoquiam, finished a team-best 13th in the Western Washington University Invitational last weekend in Bellingham.

Morgan completed the 6-kilometer course in 22:33.