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Hoquiam beats Monte in extra innings for district softball title

CENTRALIA — For the second time in seven days, it was Hoquiam hoisting a district trophy. After the Grizzly baseball team won the district championship on May 16, it was the softball team’s turn on Saturday. The Grizzlies defeated Montesano 4-3 in the District IV 1A tournament championship game at Fort Borst Park in Centralia.

Mariners swept aside by Astros

HOUSTON — After four days of seeing their pitching pummeled up by a plethora of home runs — each one eliciting the playing of “You Dropped a Bomb on Me” by The Gap Band in celebration — the Mariners limped out of Minute Maid Park, a beat-up and scuffling group, who never want to hear that song again.