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On this day in Mid-Columbia sports history

On Oct. 18 in ...

* 1948 -- The National Rifle Association announced that Richland 15-year-old Karl Warren Mundt had earned the Expert Rifleman Medal, the second highest award in American Junior shooting.

* 1974 -- Charlie Crawford ran for 157 yards and two touchdowns and Prosser pounded away for 251 yards on the ground in a 27-16 upset of two-time AA state champion Ellensburg. The win secured the Mustangs second place in the Mid-Valley League as top-ranked Sunnyside clinched the league title with a 25-8 win over Hanford. Nick Gonzalez accounted for two of the Grizzlies' four interceptions of Falcons QB Lane Boolen.

* 1986 -- The Richland girls soccer team improved to 9-0 overall and 4-0 in the Big Nine with a 9-0 win over Kennewick behind a pair of goals from Kristen Olson. The Bombers outscored their four league opponents 31-1. Meanwhile, Hanford remained unbeaten in the Mid-Valley with a 4-0 win over Toppenish thanks to a pair of goals each from Heather Connell and Julie Zirkle.

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