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  • THIS DAY IN MID-COLUMBIA SPORTS HISTORY

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    On this date in ... 1956 :Duane Lee was the big man at the plate for Kennewick American Legion in a 13-7 and 3-2 sweep of host Pasco. 1985 : Pasco basketball coach Mike Guajardo, the subject of frequent rumors he was moving on to the college ranks, was the subject of another after he returned...

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    On March 16 in ....

    2003 : Ben Kilgour earned four awards and Brett Festerling three at the annual Tri-City Americans’ awards banquet. Kilgour won the Ams’ MVP award, the community leader award, the Todd Klassen award and the Mr. Hustle award. Festerling was named the recipient of the Rookie of the Year...

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    1988: In an address to the Pasco-Kennewick Soroptomists Club, Continental Sports VP of marketing Brent Stebbings said ticket sales for the Tri-City Americans’ debut season had reached 2,810 seats, surpassing sales for more established hockey teams. By comparison, Stebbings said the Portland...

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    1981: In one of the most thrilling championship games in state history, Richland's Mark Schwisow took a short pass from Mark Bircher and broke off an 81-yard score with 2:42 left in the game, lifting the Bombers to a 7-6 win over Kentridge in the Class AAA state championship at the Kingbowl. Tim...

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    1983: Kennewick's high-scoring playoff run came to an end as the Lions lost to Bellevue 17-14 in the AAA championship at Kingbowl VII in front of a championship-game record 35,646 fans at the Kingdome. Kennewick was averaging 45 points in three playoff wins, but a pair of turnovers led to two Bellevue...

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    2000: Kennewick's Autumn Fielding had 19 points and four steals while putting the defensive wraps on University of Washington-bound Kristen O'Neill (11 points, 4-for-11 shooting) as the defending Class 4A state champion Lions routed defending 3A champion Meadowdale 57-27. The win came a day after...

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    1989: Chip Pierce of Kennewick won the 20th annual Seattle Marathon, finishing the 26.2-mile race in 2 hours, 25 minutes, 56 seconds. Pierce, who ran at Washington State University, won by 3 minutes.

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    2006: Kellen Moore threw for five touchdowns in his final game in a Prosser uniform as the Mustangs were outpaced by Centralia 37-35 in the Class 2A state semifinals in Tacoma. Moore finished the season with 4,269 yards passing and 71 touchdowns. He also set the state record with 176 touchdown passes...

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    On Nov. 19 in ...

    1981: University of Oregon offensive line coach Bob McCray, who led Columbia Basin College to an 8-1-1 record and a No. 12 national ranking in 1972, announced the upcoming "Civil War" game against Oregon State would be his final game as a coach. McCray told Herald sports editor Hec Hancock that ...

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