On this day in Mid-Columbia sports history

On Sept. 21 in ...

* 1954 -- Hydroplane drivers from all over the nation began gathering in the Tri-Cities for the National Powerboat Association races, which will run through the weekend. The races will be by far the largest sporting event held in Pasco. The event is held near Sacajawea Park, with over 250 drivers entered.

* 1966 -- The tag-team pairing of the Fabulous Moolah and Judy Grable decisioned the teamup of Betty Boucher and Donna Costello before an estimated crowd of 700 in the main event of a pro wrestling card sponsored by American Legion Post 71 at Bomber Gym in Richland. Ringside tickets were $2. In the undercard events, Paul DeGalle whipped Erich Froelich and Paul Jones trimmed Pago Pago in best-of-3-falls action.

* 1974 -- Gary Baker rushed for 134 yards and quarterback Tab Wilstad passed for another 109, but it wasn't enough as the Columbia Basin College football team lost 42-0 at Treasure Valley. The loss dropped CBC to an 0-2 start on the season.

* 1988 -- Hanford's Kelly Keve and Richland's Nate Holdren, both juniors, were named athletes of the week. Keve scored six goals in four soccer games, while Holdren passed for 110 yards as the Bombers defeated Kamiakin 40-6 in football.