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UW softball team beats Minnesota to advance to Super-Regional

Facing Minnesota for the third time this season, and the second time this weekend at Husky Softball Stadium in the NCAA regional championship game, UW got a nice boost from the return of its best pitcher, Pac-12 co-freshman of the year Taran Alvelo.

Mariners sweep Reds

CINCINNATI — If only the road went on forever for the Mariners, because the winning never seems to end there.

Hot Tickets: It’s time: state tournaments resume today

It’s state tournament time. You won’t find many of these events in North Central Washington, but here are six events and six reasons you should follow your favorite team or athlete across the state.

Lightning hang on to defeat Pens, even series

TAMPA BAY, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning jumped out to a 4-0 lead then gave up three goals in the third period before holding on for a 4-3 Game Four victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at Amalie Arena on Friday to even the Eastern Conference finals series. “I didn’t think we ever lost control of the game,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “Give Pittsburgh credit. They played loose, they played hard, they tried to make a game of it, which they did.

Exaggerator wins Preakness

BALTIMORE, Md. — Exaggerator upset Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist on a sloppy track at the 141st Preakness on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Exaggerator had lost to Nyquist in their previous four meetings. This time, Exaggerator took advantage of the wet conditions and sprinted past Cherry Wine and Nyquist in the final stretch to pull out the victory, ensuring that there will be no Triple Crown winner this year.

Raptors beat Cavs

TORONTO, Canada — DeMar DeRozan kept spinning and scoring while Bismack Biyombo cleaned the glass like his life depended on it.

Gutierrez’s monster blast carries Mariners over Reds

CINCINNATI — On a day when the Cincinnati Reds honored Ken Griffey Jr., one-time teammate Franklin Gutierrez delivered the sort of majestic, tape-measure homer that aided Griffey’s path to the Hall of Fame.

Prep focus: Wenatchee baseball wins twice, advances to final four

WENATCHEE — For a few fleeting moments Saturday, the Wenatchee baseball team was in trouble. After the Panthers took a 5-1 lead into the seventh inning of their 4A state baseball tournament quarterfinal against West Valley at Rec Park, the Rams quickly loaded the bases on three straight hits off Wenatchee righthander Brandon Graves, setting the stage for a grandstand finish with the middle of the Rams’ order coming to the plate.

Rams defense smothers Spokane in 22-8 victory

WENATCHEE — For a second consecutive week, the Wenatchee Valley Rams defense achieved scoreboard perfection, putting a dangerous Wolfpack offense in a sleeper-hold for 60 minutes on their way to a 22-8 victory over rival Spokane at the Apple Bowl.

Omak softball team wins CTL, advances to 1A softball state tournament

OMAK — Last season, the Caribou Trail League District 6 softball final featured the No. 4 seed topping the No. 3 seed to earn the lone berth to the 1A state tournament. There were no such upsets this season, but there was quite a bit of drama on display as Omak took home the CTL title and the league’s spot to state with wins over Cascade and Cashmere on Saturday.

M’s beat O’s in finale, win series

BALTIMORE — Adam Lind got back to the third-base dugout and just shook his head after he put his bat in the rack near manager Scott Servais.
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Prep spotlight: Chipman’s competitive fire fuels Cashmere

On the surface, no one would mistake Tyler Chipman’s pitching oeuvre for that of Felix Hernandez. Now, we’re obviously not talking about accomplishments and pro status. The Seattle Mariners ace is a future Hall of Famer while Chipman is a fresh-faced sophomore in the infancy stages of his baseball career. Understood.

Rams preparing for matchup with Spokane

The Wenatchee Valley Rams may be in a new league this season, but they still have plenty of familiarity with many of the teams in the Western Washington Football Alliance. And the team they may be the most used to seeing is the Spokane Wolfpack, who will line up across from the Rams at the Apple Bowl on Saturday.