Sports Briefs for Saturday, July 19

Clubbers win State Senior Games gold

The Aro Glass Clubbers won the slowpitch softball gold medal for the 60 and over division of the Washington State Seniors Games recently in Shelton.

With a roster that included six players over the age of 65, the Clubbers won all five of their contests. They defeated Enviroback, 17-11, in their final contest.

The Clubbers’ previous victories came over Enviroback, 12-10, Canada, 21-8, MDC, 17-7 and the Northwest Silvers, 21-5.

Aro’s Wayne Ross batted .810, with seven home runs, for the tournament. Don Mehlhoff batted .706, Larry Lytle .700, Mike Hatley .562, Bob Paylor .556 and John Delia .545. Team members expressed appreciation to sponsor Aro Glass.

Grays Harbor 14s finish state Babe Ruth play today

Grays Harbor will conclude round-robin play in the Southern Washington State 14-year-old Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament today in Kennewick.

After opening with a lopsided win over host Kennewick, Grays Harbor lost to Camas-Washougal, 9-7, and Twin Cities of Centralia-Chehalis, 20-4, on Thursday.

The Harborites faced perennial power Hazel Dell Metro on Friday, but the outcome of that game was not reported.

Grays Harbor will take on Pasco in its final round-robin contest today. The top three teams in the six-team tournament advance to single-elimination competition on Sunday.

Elk River Challenge set

The annual Elk River Challenge boating event is scheduled for July 26 on the Elk River Estuary east of Westport.

The event is open to canoes, kayaks and all other human-powered watercraft. Competition will be on two courses — the traditional 7-mile course and the Little Elk, a 3-mile course. Life vests, whistles and basic boating skills are required.

Registration is planned for 10 a.m., with a pre-race meeting planned for 11:45 and the racing for 12:30 p.m.

The entry fee is $10 per person. Further information may be obtained by phoning 268-9712.

Nord signs with Arkansas State

Aberdeen High School graduate Collin Nord has signed a baseball letter of intent at Arkansas State University.

In his freshman season as a pitcher for Yakima Valley College, the left-handed Nord posted a 1.55 earned run average in conference play.

Montesano High School graduate Tighe Dickinson is the pitching coach at Arkansas State.

Lauryn Keating misses cut in Junior World

Lauryn Keating of Elma failed to survive the 54-hole cut in her division in the Callaway Junior World golf tournament on Thursday at San Diego’s Torrey Pines course.

The reigning state 1A high school girls champion, Keating competed in the girls 15-17 age group. She had rounds of 77, 74 and 80 for a 54-hole total of 231.

Former Hyaks excel in track

Two North Beach High School graduates fared well in college track last spring.

Crystal Lynch, representing Spokane Community College, placed third in the women’s discus and fourth in the shot put in the NWAC meet. She earned community college All-American recognition for the discus.

Northwest University’s Chloe Werner took 11th in the 100-meter hurdles in the Cascade Conference meet.

Aberdeen sports physicals set

Aberdeen High School athletic physicals are scheduled Aug. 16 at Sam Benn Gym.

The physicals are set from 8 a.m. to noon. The cost is $10. Parents are asked to accompany their children to sign the physical form.

Impact testing (for concussions) is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the same day in the high school library.

Daily World staff reports


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