Mariah Rawding of Husum logged a new Oregon state `A' qualifying time in the 50-yard freestyle and Sarah Brending of White Salmon posted four personal records during the KWSC Mothers' Day Invitational May 7-8 in Longview.
The event drew 120 swimmers from Hood River, Longview, Vancouver, Portland, Ore., St. Helens, Ore., and Astoria, Ore.
Rawding's first-place time of 39.59 seconds in the girls 8-and-under 50-yard freestyle was 1.11 seconds faster than her previous time in the event.
She also recorded a PR in the 10-and-under 50 butterfly (46.36, -0.79, good for 3rd place).
All told, the 8-year-old won two races (her other first came in the 100 individual medley), placed third twice and finished sixth in the 10-and-under 50 breast stroke.
Brending, 12, improved her times in the 11-12 100 IM (1:32.06, -0.37, 5th), 11-12 50 breast (44.29, -0.05, 3rd), 11-12 50 butterfly (45.60, -1.81, 7th) and 11-12 100 free (1:31.87, -2.59, 7th).
Corrie Brending, 8, swam to PRs in the 8-and-under 25 free (19.57, -1.09, 3rd) and 8-and-under 50 free (48.74, -2.97, 4th). Her top finishes were seconds in the 25 back and 25 breast.
Boys competitors Scott Bergstrom, Matthew Bergstrom, ADam Wooster and Arin Wooster each noted one PR at Longview.
Scott Bergstrom, 9, of White Salmon, took fifth in the open 500 freestyle in a time of 7:31.86 (-8.54).
Matthew Bergstrom, 7, placed third in the 10-and-under 200 free. His time was 3:33.50 (-6.72).
Adam Wooster, 12, Husum, got his PR with a second-place effort in the 11-12 100 IM (1:27.33, -0.12). His top finish was a first in the 11-12 50 breast.
Arin Wooster, 10, won the 9-10 50 free in a PR time of 33.18 (-1.28).
Bruce "Loose" Burke of White Salmon was the big winner of the May 20 No-limit Hold-em Tournament at Chips Bard and Grill in Bingen.
Last Thursday's tournament was the first in a series of 10 to determine a points champion, according to Chips owner Alba Bartholomew.
Burke's winnings came to $602. Corey Dutton, Carson, earned $430 for his second-place finish. J.D. Landfair of Butcher Knife Creek, Ark., pocketed third-place winnings of $258.
The fourth- through seventh-place finishers were: Cordell Dixson, The Dalles, Ore., $172; Hugh Whitson, White Salmon, $138; Tim Moran, Trout Lake, $120; and Jim Clark, White Salmon, 1-ounce silver coin.
The next tournament is set for Thursday, June 3, starting at 7 p.m. Call (509) 493-1015 to get on the tournament list or for more information.
The annual Mt. Adams Endurance Ride returns to the Trout Lake valley on Saturday, June 5, at the Mt. Adams Horse Camp.
Registration and mandatory veterinary checks will take place at the horse camp, located 5 miles north of Trout Lake, on Friday, June 4, starting at 1 p.m.
Participants can sign up to ride one of four distances: 12, 25, 50 or 75 miles. First riders will leave base camp at 6 a.m. June 5.
For more information, call Chris Nielsen, (509) 395-2204, or Zoe Wood (509) 395-2687.
In 2004 WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington Class 2A semifinals this Friday, Ridgefield plays Sultan at 9 a.m., followed by East Valley-Yakima versus Wahluke at 11, at Doc Harris Stadium in Camas.
On Saturday, the consolation match for third place will start at 9 a.m. The Final Four concludes with the championship match, which begins at 3 p.m.
No Trico Division team reached the 2004 Class 2A Final Four in Yakima.
Lakewood eliminated Trico and SW Washington District 4 champion Ridgefield, 8-2, in a SW Region II semifinal game last weekend in Chehalis. Woodland fell victim to Mount Baker, 12-4, in Bellingham in NW Region I semifinal action.
District 4 runner-up Hoquiam advanced, however, by winning the Region I tournament. Hoquiam defeated Mount Baker, 4-1, in 11 innings to capture a Final Four berth.
Hoquiam faces Lakewood in the first of two semifinal games this Friday at Yakima County Stadium. First pitch is at 4 p.m.
In the second game, at 7 p.m., Naches meets Lakeside of Nine Mile Falls.
The winners will meet in the championship game on Saturday at 7 p.m. at County Stadium. The losers will play for third place at 1 p.m., at Yakima Valley College's Parker Field.