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2003: Jockey Jay Conklin rode Movin Meter to victory in the MNBA Ford Distaff Challenge at Sun Downs race track. It was the final race of the meet.
1996: Derby Day at Sun Downs got real exciting, and not just because of the race at Churchill Downs. Ring Neck Flyer — ridden by Nathan Chaves — carried 49-to-1 odds from start to finish in the sixth race at Sun Downs, covering 6 furlongs in 1:15 and winning by two lengths to pay $101.40, $23 and $13.40.
1989: Ryan Smith, Darrall Moore and Vincente Batres each scored goals as the Kennewick boys soccer team defeated Pasco 4-3 in Big Nine play.
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1984: Kennewick starter Ed Potoshnik struck out 12 and Jeff Jones K’d 11 as the Lions swept Wenatchee 9-2 and 7-3 to clinch the Big Nine baseball title. Brett Hill added a two-run homer for Kennewick in the second game.
1974: Washington State’s Mike McCourtie (Othello) won the discus (173-4) and provided the winning points in the Cougars’ 84-79 victory over rival Washington in track and field. UW’s Greg Gibson (Connell) won the mile in 4:06.6.
1967: It was announced that Tom Phipps, Prosser’s all-state basketball player, signed a letter of intent to play at Oregon State in the Pac-8. Phipps, a three-sport star, helped the Mustangs win the state title his senior season.
1959: Chris Fleischer hurled a one-hitter, striking out 12 batters, to lead the Thrifty Drug team to a 5-0 victory over Auto Supply in a Richland National Little League game. Ed Kern, Thrifty catcher, blasted a home run over the centerfield fence with the sacks empty in the third inning.
1951: Al Evans had four hits and drove in the winning run with a two-run single in the bottom of the eighth as the Prosser baseball team defeated Pasco 11-10.