Sports Briefs for Tuesday, March 11

Colard helps Western win tourney title

Elma High School graduate Katie Colard scored a team-high 21 points as Western Washington University came from behind to edge Simon Fraser, 78-74, and win the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament on Saturday at Saint Martin’s University.

Colard hit 8-of-16 field-goal attempts and 4-of-6 free throws. She made one of two free throws with seven seconds remaining to ice the triumph. Simon Fraser led 42-32 at the half.

Western’s Jenni White, who contributed 17 points, four assists and five steals in the championship game, received the tournament Most Valuable Player award.

The Vikings earned an automatic berth in the NCAA Division II West Regional beginning Friday at Pomona, Calif. They will again face Simon Fraser, this time at noon.

Aberdeen varsity-alumni soccer billed

Aberdeen High School’s varsity boys soccer team will face the AHS alumni at 7 p.m. Thursday at Stewart Field.

The Bobcats are still seeking players to fill out the alumni team. Those interested may contact coach Larry Fleming at or simply show up at Stewart Field no later than 6:30 p.m.

There will be no fee for either players or spectators. Concessions will be available.

The Bobcats will open their varsity season at Hoquiam on Saturday.

Hoquiam grad Morgan wins PLU Invitational race

Connie Morgan, Central Washington University distance runner from Hoquiam High School, captured the women’s 10,000-meter run at the Pacific Lutheran Invitational track meet on Saturday.

Morgan was clocked in 38:31.48. She finished 11 seconds ahead of her Central teammate, Megan Rogers.

Aberdeen High grad Poli Baltazar, running unattached, was second in the men’s 5,000 meters. Scott Morrison, another Hoquiam alum running for Central, was fifth in the men’s 200 meters. North Beach High graduate Chloe Werner, competing for Northwest University, was sixth in the women’s 100 hurdles.

Poggies to meet Wednesday

The Grays Harbor Poggie Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hoquiam Elks Hall.

Little League umps clinic scheduled

A Little League umpires clinic is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Aberdeen.

The rules instruction portion of the clinic is slated for Miller Junior High School. Field mechanics will be covered at the Failor Field Little League field or the adjacent Bishop Batting Cage Building, depending on the weather.

Lunch and coffee will be provided. Further information may be obtained by contacting Glenn Davis at (360) 701-1549.

Daily World staff reports


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