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Eat All The Crab You Want

Lyle News for June 8

By the

Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

Correction: the all school reunion is going to be held Aug. 5 and 6.

Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend the LKW Football Booster Club 2nd annual "All You Can Eat" Crab Feed on June 9 from 5-8 or until the crab is gone. Cost is $20 per person. It will be held at the Lyle Lions Community Center followed by a silent auction. Proceeds go to Lyle-Klickitat-Wishram Varsity and Middle School Football teams. Call Don Smith at (541) 354-4027 or (541) 354-4041 if you have questions.

Former Lylites, Scott & Ranee' Riffe went to Yakima, on May 26 and 27 to watch their son Brian and the Rochester Warriors play baseball at the Washington State Championship Finals. Also attending were grandparents Steve and Daria Johnson of Lyle. Friday night Brian pitched a "shut out" against Ephrata Tigers, 4-0.

The Yakima Herald Republic states: Riffe, a senior left-hander, "had all four of his pitches working against the Tigers."

" Everything was just about perfect," said Riffe, who struck out nine, walked two and threw 93 pitches. "I was hitting my spots. Everything just fell into place, including six hits against Ephrata ace Michael Ratigan, who came in with a 9-0 record and 1.25 earned run average." Riffe, while not overpowering, had wire-to-wire command of his fastball, change-up, curves & split-finger pitches. "That was probably his best game," Coach Cagle said. "His biggest thing is he is such a tough competitor. He can get beat one day & come back the next with head up, ready to take on whoever." It seemed of little consequence that Riffe lost a no-hitter on a two-out, two-strike double to the Ephrata Tigers in the seventh inning. "That doesn't matter," said Riffe, who improved to 8-3. "We won the game."

Saturday night in a waterlogged Yakima County Stadium the Rochester Warriors lost to Granite Falls Tigers at the top of the seventh inning 3-0. The already watery skies opened up completely and the umpires called a delay of game. The best efforts of the Stadium's ground crew failed, and while the rain eased up somewhat the standing water in the base paths and around home plate rendered resumption of play highly unlikely. The coaches lobbied for the teams to come back the next day and take up from where they left off. At 8 p.m. the game was over. WIAA (WA Interscholastic Activities Association) rules state that it's a game after five innings.

It was very sad for the Rochester Warriors but they did take home 2nd place. It was the first time Rochester had been to State in six years.

Churches in Lyle are Lyle United Methodist, 403 Klickitat St., and Lyle Celebration Center, 715 Washington St.

Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.

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