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I ADVANCE TO AREA The top 24 women's slow pitch teams in the state will be competing here this weekend for regional tournament spots when the 1974 state tourna- ment gets underway Friday afternoon and runs through Sunday evening. The Big Bend Shrine Club will be the sponsor for the tournament, with local fav- orite- the Farwest Foods Cool Cubs - rated as one of the strong teams in the talented field. Finals on Sunday Action will get underway at noon on Friday with games scheduled all day Saturday and most of the day on Sunday. Entries are due from Yakima, Everett, Olympia, Aberdeen, Walla Walla, Bel- lingham, Bremerton, Moses Lake and Longview. The Cool Cubs, who have had some outstanding tourna- ment showings this year, will DISTRICT CHAMPIONS - This is the Jack's Bargain Barn team which claimed the district slow pitch softball championship here Sunday. From left in front are Dave Duncan, Harry McDonald, Rigo Vein, Paul Smith, Joe Din Crown, Jack's Bargain Barn, third place finisher in local league action surprised pre-event favorites as it walked off with the championship in the 1974 District Slow Pitch Tourna- ment here Sunday. The Bargain Barn team, a fast-improving squad com- posed mainly of young players two or three years out of high school, rolled through the 15-team tournament unbeaten and wrapped up the crown with a 6-2 decision over Moses Lake city champion Ripple Tavern in the finals. As champion and runner-up in the district event, which ran all last week, Bargain Barn and Ripple Tavern will now . advance to the Washington State Class AA slow pitch tournament scheduled to get underway in Longview this Friday. Benavidez Third Benavidez Cafe, another tournament surprise, finished third in the district, and will advance to the State Class A in Kennewick, also starting this Friday. Joining Benavidez in the Kennewick tournament will be city champion Bruns- wick Tavern, which finished a disappointing fourth and man- aged only three victories in the tournament. While controversy plagued the tournament and charges of intentional "dumping" of games to qualify for the A event were lodged against Brunswick by some of the other team members, Bargain Barn provided the local highlight of the event and walked off with an "untarn- ished" and well-earned first place trophy. Big Win Wednesday The champions got a key victory on last Wednesday night when they surprised Ephrata city champion Max Warner Insurance with a 12-inning 8-5 victory. Down 2-1, Jack's tied the game in the bottom of the seventh with three singles, and then got hits from Danny Para and Rigo Vein to match two Warner runs in the eighth. Defense marked the next three innings with Bargain Barn finally breaking it open in the bottom of the 12th with four runs on key doubles by Paul Smith and Vein. With tournament play re- suming following a break for the LDS slow pitch event, Jack's scored a 14-5 victory over Earrs A&W on Sunday morning. Earrs had surprised Brunswick with an 8-7 eight- inning loss last Wednesday to advance to the semi-finals. Beat Ripple Twice Jack's then came right back to dump Ripple into the losers' bracket with a 5-3 victory. In the championship game, Ripple took an early lead on a second inning homer, but Jack's battled right back to tie it on third inning doubles by Rick Johnston and Smith. Three straight singles by Vela, Kurt Davis and Robert Schutte made it 3-1 in the fourth, and Jack's then iced it with five singles and two runs Three Enter State SIow Pitch Friday Three Othello slow pitch teams will be in state tournament action this week- end under the new Class AA and Class A competition setup adopted for the first time this year. Competing in the Class AA tournament at Longview will be Jack's Bargain Barn of Othello, along with Ripple Tavern of Moses Lake. The tournament is scheduled to start at noon Friday with no word on local pairings early this week. Entered in the Class A event in Kennewick will be Benavidez Cafe and Bruns- wick Tavern, both of Othello. As No. 3 finisher in the local district, Benavidez will draw the Everett No. 2 team in its opening game at 3:45 p.m. Friday. Brunswick, the local No. 4 finisher, will play the Port Angeles runner up at noon Friday. Both the Class AA and A divisions will feature regional and national competition for winning teams. A call for all Othello Huskie football hopefuls to begin individual conditioning pro- grams was issued this week by Coach Glenn Weitz, with less than two weeks remaining before the opening of team practice. Team practice will officially get underway here on Wed- nesday, Aug. 21, at 7 a.m. with lots of activity expected between now and then. Weitz explained that the weight room at the High School will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and urged players to begin individual conditioning pro~rams now. He also said all players should get participation forms filled out at the High School office before the first day of practice. Physicals will be given on Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. at the High School with the first team meeting set for Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. at the gymnasium. Two-a-day drills - at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. - are scheduled to start the following day and run through Monday, Aug. 26. The team will drop to one per day with the opening of school on Aug. 27. The Huskies are scheduled to open their season on Sept. 6 when they will host theConnell Eagles. The 1974 schedule is indentical to the one played by the Huskies in 1973 with only the playing sites reversed. The 10th game will again be a second meeting with Connell and will be played only if both teams have not qualified for state playoffs. be hoping they can walk off with the top prize in the state event. As host team they will draw a first round bye and are scheduled to see their first action at 7 p.m. of Friday against the winner of a game between the Yakima No. 4 and Everett No. 3 teams. First Round Opening round pairings for the tournament include Walla Walla No. 1 vs. Bremerton No. 2, Bellingham No. 2 vs. Yakima No. 2 and Moses Lake vs. Longview No. 2, all at noon Friday. Games at 1:45 p.m. will be Yakima No. 3 vs. Bremerton No. 3, Yakima No. 4 vs. Everett No. 3 and Olympia No. At 5:15 p.m. Everett, Aberdeen and Bellingham champions will take on the winners of games No. 2, 3 and 4 respectively. In addition to the Cool Cubs' game against the No. 5 winner, the Longview and Yakima 2 vs. Aberdeen No. 2. At 3:30 ~champs will be making their p.m. it will be Walla Walla No. debut against winners of 2 vs. Bellingham No. 4, and games No. 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. In Everett No. 2 vs. Bellingham the final game of the evening No. 3 with Olympia No. 1 at8:45the Bremerton champs scheduled to take on the game will meet the winner of game 1 winner. No. 8. Cerrillo and Robert Schutte. Standing are Kurt Davis, Dave Newton, Roger Prickett, Danny Para, Rick Johnston, Hector Allamillo and Glynn Bullock. Not present for the picture was Greg Goodwin. urn in Earl's last Wednesday. Re- turning to action Saturday night the Othello champions downed Carnation of Moses Lake 15-8, and then Sunday had a 10-5 win over Max Warner and a 5-3 decision against Ochoa Farms before losing to Benavidez. In Shoe Play Cal Simmons and Jo Jensen has advanced to the winners' bracket finals of the Men's City Horse Shoe Tournament, with numerous matches still remaining to be played in the losers' bracket Recreation Director Mike tang reported this week. Simmons, runner up for the title last season, has had wins over Roy Elkins, Hugh Sloan and C.J. Hilmes to gain the finals spot, while Jensen has beaten Dave Jordan, Ron Brandt and Mel Sherbert. Still battling to stay alive in the tournament in losers' bracket play are Larry Wid- man, E.B. Stephens, Sloan, R.W. Hilmes, Frans Yorgesen, Brandt, Sherbert and C.J. Hilmes. in the sixth and got an insurance run in the seventh. Ripple, which had advanced with an 8-2 victory over Simplot of Moses Lake on last Wednesday, scored a 7-1 decision over Ochoa Farms early Sunday to reach the semi-finals. After the first Jack's loss, the Moses Lake champions bounced back with a 3-1 win over Benavidez to get into the final game. Back After Loss Benavidez Care, which played during the regular season in the A division of the ~league,~vas almost as big an upset winner as Jack's in taking its third place finish. The squad, which had lost its opener to Earrs early last week, marched back through the losers' bracket as it dumped the Air Base 8-5 last Thursday and stopped Mid- way of Moses Lake 7-0 Saturday night. On Sunday Benavidez kept rolling with an 11-7 win over Vet's of Moses Lake, a 4-3 decision against Earrs and then edged Bruns- wick 11-10 to claim the third place spot. Brunswick drew an opening round bye before being surprised in the 8-7 upset by WINNINGEST EVER uers a batter. Close Game Early Redmond used an error and a single to jump to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but Othello came right back to tie it as Donnie Schlagel led off with a double and then scored on Jim Sandusky's single. Two errors, two walks and two doubles put Redmond back in front with four runs and a 5-1 lead in the top of the second. Othello cut the marg~ back to 5-2 in the bottom of the inning has Preuninger doubled and scored on Dave Davis' single. Preuninger stopped Red- mond for the next three innings, and Othello appeared to be right back in it as Tim, Stephens' long homer made it just 5-3 in the bottom of the fifth. It was all over minutes later, however as the roof fell in on. the local youngsters. Redmond erupted with four hits, got help from Othello econ The bubble finally burst last Thursday night for the Othello All-Stars as they were elim- inated from the State Little League tournament on an 11-3 loss to Redmond. The defeat came in the second round of the tourna- ment after the local squad has become the winningest Othel- lo Lttle League team in history with a 3-2 victory over South Highline of Seattle. Showing scrapiness and good hitting that had been their trademark all through the tournament trail, the Othello Little Leaguers made their final game closer than the score indicated. Despite loose defensive play which saw them commit nine errors, the Othello Stars trailed just 5-3 going into the last inning. "Ran Out of Luck" Coach Hump Prieur, who had high praise for the play of his squad for both their district and state perform- ances, said that after having four "real good games", Othello just seemed to run out of luck against Redmond. "Most of their hits were just bloopers," Prieur said. "We were hitting the ball well, but right at people." The coach also noted that Redmond was playing their first game of the tournament with their No. 1 pitcher going against Othello. Prieur also had praise for Othello's starter Scott Preun- inger, credited with a strong performance despite giving up 10 hits, walking five and striking out five. For Red- mond, winning pitcher Estes allowed seven Othello hits, struck,out nine and didn't walk Event Will Honor Team Othello's winningest-ever Little Leaguers will be hon- ored at a special ceremony scheduled here this afternoon. Coach Hump Prieur said the Little League squad members will be honored by city and community leaders at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the flag pole in front of the city hall. The district championship pennant will be placed on the flag pole during the cere- monies and then flown all day Friday under the American flag in honor of the local team, Prieur said. Defending champion Marv Adams will face Rigo Vela this week in the finals of the 1974 Othello City Men's Tennis Tournament. Adams, who has advanced through the winners' bracket unbeaten, will get two chances against Vela, who lost his opening match on a forfeit, but has come all the way back through the losers' bracket Othello 2nd Ward teams, who could manage only second place finishes in recent Stake play, provided the surprise of LDS Church slow pitch Zone action here last weekend by walking off with champion- ships in both senior and junior divisions. On the basis of their championships, the two teams won their way into All-Church Area play, which will get underway next Wednesday in Seattle. Area teams completely dominated the two ten-team tournaments which featured all of the top LDS church teams from Central Washing- ton. The tournaments were held at Lions park, with action getting underway Friday af- ternoon and concluded late Saturday afternoon. Othello 2nd won the senior division with Moses Lake 4th in second place and Royal taking third. In the junior division, it was Othello 2nd taking first, Moses Lake 4th again in second place and Columbia Basin third. unbeaten. Except for Adams, the tournament has been dom- inated by younger players this year, with David Huff, OHS sophomore finishing third; Rudy Ochoa, college student, in fourth; and Steve Niblett and Brad Adams, high school students, tied for fifth. Adams has advanced through the winners' bracket with decisions over Carol Miller, Frank Mann and Niblett and then downed Huff in the showdown between the only two unbeatens. Huff had stopped Ron Hardt, Ochoa and Brad Adams on his way to the match with the defending champ. Vela lost his opening match to Mann on a forfeit, but has been unstoppable since. He eliminated Miller, A1 Lewis, Jim Taylor and Brad Adams on the way back through the losers' bracket. Last week he posted a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 decision over Ochoa in his closest call to date, and then dumped Huff 6-4, 6-4 to gain the finals against Adams. Doubles Play Is Scheduled A men's doubles tennis As champions and runners up, the two Othello 2nd and Moses Lake 4th teams will now advance to the Area tournament scheduled for Seattle on Aug. 14 to 17. The tournament, which replaces the former All-Chruch event held annually in Salt Lake City, will include teams from Washington, Oregon, North- ern Idaho, British Columbia and Alberta. Seniors Unbeaten The Othello 2nd seniors, who finished second to Royal in Stake play, marched through the tournament un- beaten. They opened play with a 19-4 trouncing of Yakima on Saturday morning, Leading their strong attack was Blair Kent with 3 for 3 including a home run and double; and Ken Garner and Daryl Preuninger, both 3 for 4 with one double each. The local team's closest call came in their next game as they went 10 innings with Richland before Jay Roy- lance's three-run homer gave them an 8-5 win. Gene Worsham was 3 for 4 in the game with a double. Archery Event tournament has been scbed- Winners uled for next weekend, Recreation Director Mike tang reported Wednesday. He said the event will be played Friday evening, Aug. 16, and Saturday, Aug. 17, and will be open to all interested players. It will be a single elimination tournament. Persons interested in en- tering should call Lanu at 448-3269 or 488-2650. Two Ball Winners Del and Louise Holmes and Dan and Betsy Deane shared honors in the two-ball play last Friday at the Othello Golf and Country Club. Winners in the archery competition completed re- cently in the Othello summer recreation program were an- nounced this week by Director Mike Lang. tang said the competition included 35 participants with each entrant shooting 18 arrows from 50 feet and 18 from 75 feet. Brian Hilmes had the top score with 168 to win the 13-14 age division with Steve Taylor second at 158 and Monty Jones third with 58. Todd Butler was the 10 to 12 winner at 69; Keith Hilmes was second at 45 and Gary Bohannon third with 43. In the 7 to 9 action Bobby Kenner was first with 86 points, Shawn Bohannon second with 60 and Kevin Mohns third with 37. with a walk and five errors to score six more runs and coast home with the victory. Lots of Support Prieur reported the local Little Leaguers developed a big following from Lynnwood host parents who made signs to support them and cheered them on through their two games. A good contingent of local fans also were at the State Tournament. He also expressed ap- preciation to assistant coach Frank Ochoa for a "great job", and to Sally McFarland, Little League secretary, who served as Othello score keeper and helped with the squad through all five tournament games. Thursday: R H E Redmond 140 006 - 11 10 0 Othello 110 010 - 3 7 9 Estes and Keeley. Preuninger and Schlagel. 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Kent Keys Win Later Saturday aRernoon the Seniors dropped Royal into the loser bracket with a tight 4-0 contest. Kent pro- vided the key as he cracked out a pair of doubles to drive home two of the runs and scored the other two himself. In the finals Othello 2nd polished off Moses Lake 4th 12-2 with Lynn Fielding going 3 for 3 and Harvey Stelter and Worsham both getting two hits each. Worsham led the Othello in MOSES LAKE-Othello's 13-year-old Babe Ruth All- Stars were elimi.nated in just two games in tournament play here last weekend. The local squad dropped its opener 21-11 to Upper Valley on Friday. Danny Silvaz provided most of Othello's batting punch with a double and two singles, while team- mate Dennis Sarles singled for the team's only other hit of the game. In the losers' bracket competition Saturday morn- ing, Eastmont eliminated Othello with a 20-4 win as the locals managed just three hits against the Eastmont' pitch- ing. Othello's four runs came in the sixth inning on three walks and singles by Jim Rodgers and Kyle Will. Eastmont came back through the losers' bracket to win the tournament with a 3-2 decision over Moses Lake in the championship game on Monday night. However, Moses Lake won the firstplace trophy on the basis of a coin toss following the game. Both clubs qualified for the State Babe Ruth Tournament which starts this Friday in Bothell. 2nd regulars in the ment with Fielding hitting hits in six trips. leaders were Preuninger, .545; and Garner, Stan and Bob Howard, Other team memberS Stelter, Roylance, Jack Goodrich Kiilian. The Othello found themselves a battle with 4th4he team that them in stake their cham Kevin Stickel homer and single team over night and then was brother Craig in Othello 2nd 6-1 Saturday morning. a homer and two three trips and three for three. In a key afternoon against 4th, Othello 2nd bottom of the the victory in the on back-to-back Craig Stickel and son and a Moses Mitch Buck led attack with a tripie~ singles in five Moses Lake 4th' to stop Othello 2nd ] afternoon in the force the cham extra game. local squad 6-1 victory with for 3 and Kevin Peterson both hits. Kevin Stickel Iedl in the tournament batting average .555, Peterson at team members Buck, Kurt Garner, Mike Beus, Joey Niblett and OF STRENGTH F.D.I.C. There is no safer savings than allowed: years yields 7.90700* can leave $1,000 1 year and it yields 6.8 amount from $1.00 up 5.47~o annually with regular 5 % withdrawal time limit. Complete service at all 17 statewide. Fidelity ] safe, $370 million *Early certificates earn at book rate less 90 ?