On May 16 in ...
* 1989 -- Hanford tennis player Beth Trice raised her record to 14-0 in girls singles with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Richland's Jennifer Trezcinski, leading the Falcons' girls to a nonleague sweep over the Bombers.
* 1978 -- The Washington State Cougars landed seven players on the Pacific-8 Conference baseball team, including shortstop Dan Wodrich, a Kamiakin High School product. WSU coach Bobo Brayton earned coach of the year honors after leading the Cougars to a 40-13 record.
* 1964 -- Kennewick shortstop Marv Purvis had two hits, including an RBI triple, and a steal of home to lead the Lions to a 5-2 win over Pasco. The Lions clinched second place in the Yakima Valley Southern Division with an 8-2 record. Pasco, at 9-1, had already clinched the league title five days earlier.