Sports Briefs for Tuesday, June 17

Tim Wahl inducted into Pierce Hall of Fame

Grays Harbor College baseball coach Tim Wahl was recently inducted into the Pierce College Hall of Fame.

A Hoquiam High School graduate who lives in the South Beach area, Wahl was a standout second baseman for Fort Steilacoom Community College (Pierce’s previous name). He was a member of the first two Raider baseball teams that qualified for the conference tournament, in 1980 and 1981 — although the 1980 tourney was canceled due to the eruption of Mount St. Helens. He also played on Pacific Lutheran University’s national championship football team in 1980.

After playing baseball for two years at Eastern Washington University, Wahl earned his greatest fame as one of the nation’s top catchers in adult fastpitch softball.

An active fastpitch player for 17 years, Wahl played for Team USA in the 1992 and 1996 World Championships and in the 1995 and 1999 Pam-American Games. He twice received the Most Valuable Player award at the International Softball Congress World Series.

Malpass to coach Montesano HS girls

Montesano High School boys soccer coach Mike Malpass will also guide the Bulldog girls beginning next fall, athletic director Tim Trimble announced Monday.

Malpass will succeed Jeff Lenherr as the Montesano girls soccer coach. Lenherr resigned earlier this month to accept a coaching position in Southern California.

A native of England, Malpass has extensive coaching experience both in the United States and abroad.

In his first season as the Monte boys coach last spring, his inexperienced team fell only one game shy of a league championship. He is a para-educator in the Montesano School District.

Mason wins Father’s Day baseball tourney

Mason Baseball of Aberdeen captured the Father’s Day Baseball Tournament that concluded Sunday at Castle Rock.

Skyler Jump pitched a two-hitter, striking out 16, as Mason blanked Competitive Athletics of Castle Rock, 4-0, in the championship game. Jump received the tournament’s Most Valuable Player award.

Mason advanced to the title game with victories over J.H. Kelly of Kelso and RBI Baseball of Cowlitz County. The 12-team field was composed of Legion, Senior Babe Ruth and independent teams.

Youth bus trip to Storm game scheduled

A bus excursion for elementary-aged children to attend a Seattle Storm Women’s National Basketball Association game is scheduled for July 15.

The Storm will host the Connecticut Sun in a noon contest at KeyArena. Open to boys and girls in the 7-12 age group, the trip is sponsored by the Aberdeen Parks &Recreation Department.

The bus will leave the Bishop Batting Cage building at 8:30 a.m. and return at approximately 4:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per child.

The registration deadline is Thursday. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Aberdeen Parks &Recreation office, 537-3230 or

United Soccer Camp billed

Preregistration is being accepted for the United Soccer Camp, scheduled July 28-31 at Aberdeen’s Stewart Field.

The camp is open to boys and girls, from kindergarten through incoming high school seniors, of all skill levels. The elementary-school camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon, with instruction for junior high and high school students planned from 1 to 4 p.m.

Aberdeen High boys soccer coach Larry Fleming will direct the camp, assisted by past and current Bobcat players.

The registration fee is $75 (including a camp T-shirt and photo) for those who sign up no later than July 18. The later registration fee is $90.

Those interested may download a camp form at They may also call 533-2746 or email Fleming at

Fund-raising golf tourney due at Elma

A fund-raising golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday at Oaksridge Golf Course.

The scramble tourney, open to men and women, is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Proceeds will go to the Children’s Carnival that will be part of Elma’s Heat of the Street Festival.

The entry fee is $100 per team. Registration information may be obtained by contacting the Oaksridge pro shop, 482-3511.

Daily World staff reports


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