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Rory McIlroy, in British Open victory, offers sense of history in the making

Rory McIlroy has already separated himself from the heat-wave players of his own generation, and it’s not because of his hot sleeves and pink spikes. The brilliance and audience magnetism that others strive for with their candy-colored club shafts and fluorescent shirts, McIlroy comes by easily. The golf audience long has sensed something apart about McIlroy, some elevated potential, and with his victory in the British Open, he affirmed it. The next great is crowned. He is the Boy King.

Mariners win another low-scoring marathon

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Not many runs were expected. Not many runs were scored. With All-Star starting pitcher Felix Hernandez and snubbed All-Star Garrett Richards matching up Saturday night, hitters for both the Mariners and Angels were in for a long and frustrating night.

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Monte 9-10 year olds are champs

Montesano’s all-stars captured the District III 9-10 Little League tournament last week in Aberdeen. Montesano opens state competition at 4 p.m. Saturday against Federal Way at Richland. Team members, from left, included (front row) Nick Westling, Jackson Busz, Isaac Pierce, Josh Wills, Christian Prall, Isaiah Pierce, Malachi Backholm, Jayden McElravy, Carter Lutz, (back row) Dylan Schoch, Trace Ridgeway and Jack Anderson. Coaches are Bob Lutz, Manager Mike Prall and Pat Anderson.

14-year-old All-Stars win Longview tournament

The Grays Harbor 14-year-old all-stars won an invitational tournament last month at Longview and will compete in the Southern Washington State 14-year-old tournament beginning July 16 at Kennewick. Team members, from left, include (front and center) batboy Ryan Pullar (bottom row) Hunter Hinchen, Chewy Muro, Tyler Izatt, Kobe Gallinger, Kylan Touch (back row) manager Dave Hinchen, Victor James, Sean McAllister, Hunter Oldham, Garrett Bradley, Walker Dunn and coach Jeramy Pullar. Not pictured were Jace Varner and Austin Timmons.