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Sports...Briefly

Miscellaneous

Baseball:

White Salmon's Jon Bryan was the losing pitcher June 8 in the Hattenauer Distributing Hustlers' 17-0 loss to the Yakima Pepsi Beetles, in the second game of an American Legion AAA double-header in The Dalles.

Bryan allowed 11 runs on six hits and three walks. He also struck out two before exiting in the third inning.

The Beetles also won the day's first game, 7-4, and finished the season-opening, two-day series at Quinton Street Ballpark with a three-game sweep. Yakima opened the series on June 7 with a 13-10 victory in nine innings.

White Salmon's Nick Reeves, a catcher, and David Giron, a shortstop, also played in the series.

Reeves had a run batted in for the Hustlers in the first game of the June 8 double-header, while Giron had one of seven The Dalles hits in the second.

Cycling:

David Zimbelman of White Salmon placed second place overall in the Men's Masters division of the June 2-5 Mt. Hood Cycling Classic.

Zimbelman, riding for Excel Sports, finished third in the stage-one time trial, tenth in stage two, second in stage three, and third in stage four on his way to the podium.

Triathlon:

A triathlon for kids is set for Saturday, July 16. The event, hosted by the Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District, will start at 10 a.m.

The event, for ages 5 to 12, will include a 25-yard swim, a one-mile bike ride and a quarter-mile run, all centered around the Hood River Aquatic Center.

Cost is $25 ($35 after July 2 or on race day) and includes a souvenir T-shirt. For details, contact Scott Baker at (541) 386-1303.

Prep Track & Field:

Castle Rock junior Krystal Deyo was the top individual scorer among 2A girls at the 2005 state championships in Cheney.

Deyo tallied 32.5 points in defending her 100-meter title and winning the 200 dash and the long jump. She also anchored Castle Rock's victorious 4x400 relay.

White Salmon senior Matt Lovrin was sixth in scoring among 2A boys with 18 points. He won the 800 and finished second in the 400.

Mitch Wheelhouse, a Glenwood senior, tied for sixth among Class B boys. His victory in the discus and second-place finish in the shot put were good for 18 points.

Klickitat freshman Hershel Sanchey tied for ninth in scoring with 15. He won the 3200 and was fourth in the 1600.

Prep Soccer:

Wahluke shut out Ridgefield, 1-0, June 4 to win its second straight state Class 2A boys soccer championship.

Connell blanked Port Townsend, 2-0, in the consolation final.

Wahluke advanced to the title match with a 5-1 semifinal victory over Connell. Ridgefield made the final pairing by beating Port Townsend, 2-1.

Ridgefield, the Trico and SW Washington district champion, needed shootout victories its first two matches--versus Steilacoom and Sultan--to qualify for the state final four.

Prep Baseball:

The DeSales dynasty won its sixth Class B baseball championship in a row June 4. The Irish, from Walla Walla, blanked Wahkiakum of Cathlamet, 4-0, in Yakima for their 14th title overall, and 13th in 14 years.

Brewster shut out previously unbeaten Newport, 5-0, to win the 1A crown. It was Brewster's fifth title and first since 2001.

In the 2A championship game, Pullman beat Lakewood, 7-3, to claim its second title. It also won state in 2001.

Prep Softball:

Montesano (2A), Onalaska (1A) and Toutle Lake (B) won state championships June 4.

Montesano defeated Othello, 8-6, in Wenatchee for its fifth title and second in the last three years.

Onalaska edged Concrete, 2-0, in eight innings, in Moses Lkae. Onalaska had three shutout victories in the tournament and outscored its four opponents, 21-3.

Collegiate Softball:

Nicki Schultz of Klickitat recently completed her final season of eligibility as a starting outfielder for Eastern Oregon University in LaGrande.

Schultz started and appeared in 38 of the Mountaineers' 45 games and helped the team compile a 30-15 win-loss record with a .430 on-base percentage and .329 batting average (26 for 79).

The former Klickitat High School standout also succeeded on 11-of-12 stolen-base attempts (third best steal total on the team), scored 21 runs and batted in seven.

Her on-base percentage was the third-best on the team and her batting average was fourth. During one stretch, she put together a season-high six-game hitting streak.

Schultz shared the team lead in sacrifice bunts (6) and tied for third in walks (12).

Defensively, the senior left fielder--a converted shortstop--recorded 39 putouts and four assists, and made three errors, in 46 chances.

Eastern Oregon's season ended May 12 in Ashland, Ore., with a pair of NAIA regional tournament losses.

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