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Sports...Briefly

Miscellaneous notes about track, softball, baseball, golf and poker

College Track & Field:

Chelsy Wheelhouse, a sophomore at Eastern Oregon University, won the women's hammer throw at the Cascade Collegiate Conference 2004 Outdoor Championships last Saturday in Klamath Falls, Ore.

Wheelhouse, of Glenwood, threw the hammer 154 feet, 5.5 inches--nearly 26 feet farther than the runner-up. She also placed second in the discus and shot put competitions.

Two White Salmon athletes scored points to help their teams to second-place finishes at last weekend's Greater Northwest Athletic Conference Championships in Monmouth, Ore.

Adam Neff, a freshman at Western Washington, placed third in two races: the men's 200- and 400-meter dashes. His times were 22.65 and 49.36 seconds.

Seattle Pacific freshman Kristin Janney placed third in the women's 100-meter intermediate hurdles in a time of 15.42 seconds.

Prep Football:

Columbia High head coach Scott Ross and his staff will hold an informational meeting in CHS's Miller Memorial Gym next Tuesday, May 18, starting at 7 p.m.

The meeting is for players who plan to play football in the fall of 2004, and their parents.

College Softball:

Mallory Holtman finished her first season at Central Washington University as the team leader in several offensive categories.

A freshman from White Salmon, Holtman led Wildcats regulars in hits and at-bats (44/126), average (.349), runs (25), extrabase hits (17, including a CWU single-season best 13 doubles), walks (13), total bases (68) and on-base percentage (.406).

The right-handed slugging first baseman tied for third in home runs (3) and was second in runs batted in (22) and slugging percentage (.540), appearing in 42 of CWU's 43 games.

Holtman's play was instrumental in helping Central record the first winning season (22-21) in the program's 12-year history.

College Baseball:

Scott Hicks, a starting pitcher for Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., earned himself a spot on the school's single-season top-10 list for longevity on the mound.

Hicks, a senior from Klickitat, pitched 71 innings for the Boxers during the 2004 season, a total that ranks seventh all-time among Boxer pitchers.

Pacific's No.-1 starter this season, Hicks ended the season with a disappointing loss to Linfield on May 1. The right-hander also had a hard-luck loss the week before as Whitworth rallied for four runs in the ninth to take away a win.

A 2002 transfer from Central Washington, Hicks finished the season with a 3-5 record, 42 strikeouts and an earned-run average of 4.69.

Golf:

Beacon Rock Golf Course in North Bonneville is offering free 10-minute golf lessons during May in conjunction with the Professional Golf Association's Play Golf America "national growth of the game" campaign.

All day Tuesdays and Sundays and in the afternoon on Wednesdays and Fridays in May, Beacon Rock PGA professional Kevin Coombs will give free lessons to help golfers of all skill levels improve their game.

To participate in Play Golf America at Beacon Rock, amateur golfers must contact Coombs at (509) 427-5730 or (800) 428-5730 to make arrangements.

In addition to getting a free golf lesson, every golfer will be entered with the participating PGA professional into Nike Golf's grand prize sweepstakes.

Poker:

Felipe Garcia of Bingen was the top point-scorer in 10 no-limit Hold 'Em tournaments, held Jan. 8 through May 6, sponsored by Chips in Bingen.

According to Chips owner Alba Bartholomew, points were awarded for each entry; players received extra points based on how high they finished in each tournament.

Garcia collected $300 in first-place winnings. Second place and $200 went to Hugh Whitson of White Salmon. Jonathan Blake, White Salmon, finished third with $100 in winnings.

The results of a May 8 no-limit Hold 'Em tournament were as follows: 1st, Phyllis Ross, Portland, Ore., $450; 2nd, Melvin Nelson, Washougal, $300; 3rd, Tony Hilton, Hood River, $200; 4th, Eric Noyes, Hood River, $150; 5th, Ray Hathaway, Glenwood, $120; 6th, Steve McKee, Hood River, $80; Jerry Phelps, Hood River, 1-ounce silver coin.

More Baseball:

The Northwest Scouting Bureau will host its Spring Pro Baseball Tryout on Saturday, May 23, 2-7 p.m., at Marshall Field in Monroe.

Representatives of several professional baseball teams and collegiate recruiters will be in attendance, according to director of scouting Mike Hill.

The tryout, open to players ages 15 and older, will be modeled after the Major League Scouting Bureau Tryouts. A Scouting Bureau Tryout this past February drew nearly 300 Northwest baseball players.

Players who believe they have a chance to play professional baseball or collegiate baseball should attend and be ready to be timed in a 60-yard dash, hit, pitch, demonstrate field skills and show their bat speed and pitching velocity.

Results will be sent free of charge to the Major League Scouting Bureau, the 30 Major League Baseball clubs and over 600 collegiate programs.

All players must call the Northwest Scouting Bureau at (425) 273-6152 to reserve their place for the May 23 tryout and must register online at www.northwestscoutingbureau.com.

More information can be obtained by calling Mike Hill at (425) 273-6152.

Correction:

Members of Columbia High School's girls 4x200-meter relay team were incorrectly reported in the May 6 edition of The Enterprise.

In a story on page 7, the name of senior Meghan McCutcheon was mistakenly omitted from the lineup. The error was ours; we regret it.

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