By Nathan Joyce
Baseball: Kennewick Wins Wild One for Title
Kennewick's Class 3A state baseball title accomplished a couple of firsts.
It was the first baseball title for the Lions, and the 24-12 win over Kelso at Safeco Field set a record for most runs scored in the championship game.
The previous recored was 32 in the 1973 Class B game. Kiona-Benton beat Colton 28-4.
There were 30 hits, 10 errors and 11 pitchers, and 35 players used.
"I don't know how to describe it — wacky?" Kennewick coach A.J. Marquardt told the Seattle Times. "I figured the final score would be 5-4, not 24-12."
Luke Loftus was 3-for-5 with four RBI for Kennewick (19-7), which won the state title despite not winning its own Columbia Basin League.
In 4A, the Snohomish Panthers had one last run to win the Class 4A state title.
Aaron West threw a two-hitter and Ethan Hargrave and Derek Jones hit home runs as Snohomish pounded Kentlake 10-1 to win the big school state championship at Safeco Field.
Snohomish (23-5), which lost to Richland in last year's title game, will split into two high schools in the fall.
In the Class 2A state title game, Sehome (22-4) repeated as champs, beating East Valley of Yakima 8-1. In the Class 1A state title game, Rochester (22-5) beat Kalama 9-5.
For the Class 2B state title, DeSales won for the 15th time in 17 seasons, pounding Adna 29-7. The Fighting Irish (22-4) scored 13 runs in the first inning.
Lake Quinault won its first state title, beating Colton 18-7 for the Class 1B title. John Wallin went 4-for-4 with two doubles and five RBI.
Fastpitch: Shadle Park's Reign Comes to End
Eastlake of Sammamish used a walk, a bunt single, a bloop single and a big two-out hit to end a dominant run by Shadle Park of Spokane.
Eastlake (26-4) won the Class 4A state title 4-1. The win ended a 35-game winning streak by Shadle Park (28-1), whose star pitcher, Oregon-bound Sam Skillingstad, ended her career at 97-7. She fanned 57 in four games at state.
Stehpanie Fox, who will play at Western Washington next year, picked up the win, giving up five hits.
"Coming into it, everyone talked about Shadle Park and how great their pitcher was," Fox told the Seattle Times. "They're good, but so are we. We thought to ourselves: Why can't we be state champions?"
Shadle was second in 2006 and won it in 2007.
In the Class 3A tournament, Karli Merlich (21-1) struck out 12 and went 3-for-4 as Kennedy of Burien (25-3) repeated as champs, beating previously unbeaten Timberline of Lacey 5-1.
In the Class 2A tournament, Nina Gonzalez fanned 11 as Othello (24-1) beat Burlington-Edison 3-0 for the title.
In the Class 1A tourney, Montesano beat Castle Rock 3-0. Toutle Lake beat Adna 2-1 for the Class 2B title, and Touchet beat Garfield-Palouse 10-0 for the Class 1B title.
Soccer: Bellarmine Wins in Shootout
Bellarmine Prep (22-1) of Tacoma beat the Puyallup Vikings (17-2-2) in a shootout in the Class 4A state title game.
After a 1-1 regulation, Prep won the shootout 4-3.
Puyallup scored in the 72nd minute on a goal from Justin Veltung. Narrows League MVP Elliot Morton, who will play at Seattle Pacific, headed in a corner kick 2 1/2 minutes later.
Quinton Beasley had two goals and two assists as Camas clamied Class 3A state title with a 5-0 win over Kennedy of Burien. Camas (19-1-1) was the state runner-up last year and lost 11 seniors off that team.
Nino Tursic headed in a corner kick four minutes into overtime as Sehome (17-6) beat Cheney 2-1 in the Class 2A state title game.
Brett Simons scored the game winner in the 68th minute as King's of Seattle (18-6) won the Class 1A state title over Highland 2-1. It was a rematch of last year's state title game, won by Highland 1-0.
Track and Field: Heritage Junior Breaks State Javelin Record
Heritage's Jacob Wilson broke the state record in the javelin at the Class 4A state track and field meet in Pasco. Wilson threw 207 feet 10 inches, breaking the record of North Kitsap's Ryan Young (202-9).
Second place also broke the record. University's Wesley Nolen threw 206-11.
Also at the state meet, Gig Harbor's Mile Unterreiner, who will run at Stanford, added the 1,600 and 3,200 titles to go with his state cross country title.
Garfield's Bianca Green won the 100, 200 and anchored the 4x100 relay team to a state title.
Tennis: Mangham Wins Third State Title
Lakeside's Davis Mangham won his third straight Class 3A state single titles, beating Lance Wilhelm of Peninsula 6-2, 6-1.
Mangham, who is headed to Harvard, finished his career on a 61-match win streak.
Lakeside has won seven straight boys singles titles. Peter Kung, who beat Mangham his freshman season, won the previous four.
Kentwood sophomore Max Manthou won his second straight Class 4A title.
Golf: De La Torre Wins Third Straight Title
Hockinson's Gaston De La Torre won his third straight Class 2A state title, firing a 66-68.
De La Torre, who will golf at New Mexico State next year, led a dominating performance by Hockinson, who walked away with the title.
Hockinson scored 190.6 team points, more than double second-place Lynden at 88.5. Hockinson swept four of the top five spots.
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