Sports Briefs for Thursday, April 24

Aberdeen-Hoquiam baseball game off

The Aberdeen-Hoquiam baseball game, scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Olympic Stadium, has been canceled, Aberdeen athletic director Ken Ashlock reported.

The postponement was necessitated by Aberdeen’s rescheduling of a league game at River Ridge for 1 p.m. Saturday. Due to the crunch of late-season games in each team’s respective league, there is a strong likelihood that the Bobcat-Grizzly contest will not be made up, Ashlock added.

Additional Boston Marathon finishers

Two additonal Grays Harbor residents competed in the Boston Marathon on Monday.

Mark Vessey of McCleary, with a time of 3:31.33, was 9,784th overall and 1,358th in the men’s 45-49 age group. Rachel Gaidrich of Hoquiam, with a time of 3:38.05, was 11,820th overall, 3,356th among women and 523rd in the women’s 40-44 division.

Other Harborites who competed in the race were listed in Tuesday’s edition.

Slowpitch registration deadlines approaching

A registration deadline of May 2 has been set for Aberdeen Parks &Recreation adult men’s and women’s slowpitch leagues, which will open play in mid-May.

The team registration fee is $870 for men, who will play a 14-game season, and $600 for women (a 10-game season).

Further information may be obtained by contacting the Aberdeen Parks &Recreation office at 537-3230 or by visiting the department’s website (

Poythress staying at Kentucky

Kentucky forward Alex Poythress has decided to return for his junior season with the Wildcats.

Poythress averaged 5.9 points and 4.5 rebounds in 40 games this past season, helping the Wildcats reach the NCAA Tournament championship game.

Poythress shot better than 68 percent from the field during the NCAA Tournament.


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