The Black Sox Baseball Club started strong at the 15U Mickey Mantle World Series in Owasso, Okla., but fell shy of placing.
Playing in an opponent’s home town, in front of more than 1,500 fans, presented a significant obstacle for Lakeside Recovery in Monday night’s American Legion AAA Northwest Regional Championship.
The 12U Washington Hurricanes Girls 96′ fastpitch softball team completed their 2009 season on July 23 with a win in the NSA Western Worlds Championship 12A competition, edging out teams from Nevada, California, British Columbia and all over Washington.
Li Wang of Sammamish defeated Tyler Salsbury of Enumclaw in a playoff last weekend to claim the Washington Junior Golf Association State Championship for the Boys 14-15 division at Bellevue’s Glendale Country Club.
The hardest part is the waiting.
There are 31 days in between the conclusion of the District 9 Junior Softball All-Star Tournament and the beginning of the Junior Softball World Series, and Mark Gransee’s Redmond/Eastlake Little League team has nothing to do but practice, and wait. And wait. And wait.
The weather wasn’t the only thing scorching this week.
A combination of blazing hot bats, and arms, lifted the Lakeside Recovery Senior baseball team to four straight wins, and into tonight’s American Legion Senior State Championship against the Yakima Pepsi Pak.
Five members of the Issaquah Gliders running club qualified for the Junior Olympic National Championships held this weekend in Greensboro, N.C, and one will make the trip to represent the club.
The Bash Brothers, composed of Liberty, Issaquah and Hazen baseball players, won the Pony Colt Regional Tournament on July 19 and will represent Washington state in the Western Zone tournament, starting July 30 in San Jose, Calif. The winner of Zone tournament moves on to the World Series.
The Black Sox Baseball Club, a 15U Mickey Mantle team consisting of players from eight different high schools — including Eastside Catholic, Eastlake, Issaquah and Skyline — has advanced to the 15U Mantle World Series Aug. 4-9 in Tulsa, Okla.
The Eastlake 9-10 year-old Little League All Stars began their state tournament run on Saturday in SeaTac. The District 9 champions dropped their first game 9-6 to Cascade, but battled back to beat Salmon Creek, 9-1, on Sunday, then Asotin County 15-6 on Monday, and Chehalis, 10-2 on Tuesday.
Matt Iwicki was worn out.
The 12-year-old Sammamish resident had just defeated six elite freestyle wrestlers at the USA Wrestling Western Regionals June 27 in Pocatello, Idaho — his highest finish ever. On top of fatigue, he was nursing a broken right middle finger.
A winning tradition stayed alive Sunday afternoon as the Lakeside Senior Legion baseball team held on for a 7-5 victory over Red Lion of Longview, clinching a trip to the this weekend’s 2009 Senior Legion State Tournament in Tacoma.