High School sports notes
As noted several times on this blog and in the paper, Southwest Washington high school softball rocks.
Well, Wednesday, it really, really rocks.
Kelso, ranked No. 1 in the state by the Seattle Times among Class 4A teams, will take on Class 3A’s top-ranked team, Union, at 4 p.m. It might be a non-league game at Union High School, but it’s a big one.
Kelso won the 4A state title last year. Union finished third in the 3A tourney.
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Prairie seniors Adam Herman and Scott Brooks have signed letters of intent to play college basketball.
Herman will be going across the Columbia River to play for Concordia.
Brooks, meanwhile, has a longer trek to college. He will play for Central Christian College of Kansas, an NAIA program.
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The Elliott Cup debuts Wednesday at Three Rivers Golf Course in Kelso. It’s a team format, a la the Ryder Cup, for golfers.
Battle Ground will take on Union and Camas will face Kelso on the front nine with singles match play. The winners will face each other on the back nine with alternate shot format.
The event is named for longtime Hudson’s Bay coach Janet Elliott, who is retiring this year after more than 30 years as a teacher/coach.