I have to admit it, I took it for granted. Each year, I look up the dates for the state softball tournaments and write them down in pen on my calendar. A couple months later, I make my hotel arrangements in the Tri-Cities. I buy spray-on sunscreen, aloe vera lotion and a case of water for the trip. I’m all ready to head to Richland for the 1A state softball tournament at Columbia Playfields. The only question left is which teams I’ll be covering.
RICHLAND — After the first day of the Class 1A State Softball Tournament, Hoquiam and Montesano stand in each others way on the road to a state title. The rivals each won two games on Friday to set up a fourth showdown between the perennial powers in the state semifinals at 9 a.m. today. Montesano made quick work of Zillah in the first round, rolling to an 11-0 win in five innings, before the Bulldog offense came alive late to take care of Lakeside of Nine Mile Falls, 15-3.
MONTESANO — On a day where rain boots and an umbrella were needed by most spectators, it was all about survival for Grays Harbor track athletes at the Evergreen 1A League Championships at Jack Rottle Field on Friday. The host Bulldogs edged past Hoquiam to win the boys team title by one point with a total of 160 points. Elma finished third with 72 points.
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