Sports Briefs for Friday, July 4

Montesano wins district 9-10 tourney

Scoring twice in the bottom of the sixth inning, Montesano completed an unbeaten run to the District III 9-10 Little League Tournament title with a 7-6 victory over Centralia on Thursday night at Aberdeen’s Failor Field.

Down 5-2 at one stage, Centralia tallied twice in the top of the sixth to take a 6-5 lead. Montesano, however, retaliated with its two-run rally the bottom of the same inning.

Montesano advances to state competition beginning July 12 at Richland.

Raceway to host midseason championships

The midseason championships in all classifications are scheduled for Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway.

Competition is scheduled for the 360 sprints, modified, street stock, midget and hornet classes. Racing begins at 7 p.m.

Three-person scramble due at GHCC

Registration is begin accepted for the 17th annual Bank of the Pacific Scramble Golf Tournament, scheduled for July 12-13 at Grays Harbor Country Club.

The three-person scramble tournament is limited to the first 40 teams to enter, with a $6,000 prize fund planned. All entrants will play from scratch. It will be preceded by a “horse race” on July 11.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Grays Harbor Community Hospital Foundation. The entry fee of $330 per team includes a golf shirt, tee prizes and a free burger each day. An additional $30 per team is require for the horse race.

Further information may be obtained by contacting the country club’s pro shop, 532-1931.

District 10-11 Little League tourney opens

The District III 10-11-year-old Little League Tournament begins Saturday at Centralia’s Fort Borst Park.

Aberdeen, the lone Twin Harbors entry, will face host Centralia at 1:30 p.m. The tourney opens with Chehalis vs. Larch Mountain at 11:30 a.m. Capitol draws a first-round bye and will take on the Aberdeen-Centralia winner at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

The double-elimination tournament runs through at least Wednesday, with an if-necessary second title contest planned for Thursday.

Cycling to bear down on doping at Tour de France

International cycling officials will team with a French anti-doping agency to test riders at the upcoming Tour de France.

The work will begin with every rider being checked before the start of the race today.

No sport and perhaps no single event has suffered more negative publicity during the doping era. Lance Armstrong, who won the Tour de France a record seven times, was stripped of his titles after acknowledging that he used performance-enhancing drugs during much of his career.

Daily World staff &wire reports


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