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On this day in Mid-Columbia sports history

On Oct. 30 in ...

* 2000 -- Rosalie Swanson of Richland was selected out of several entries in a contest to name the new Northwest League baseball franchise in Pasco, and the Tri-City Dust Devils were born. Swanson's submission edged out the Rattlers in a close decision. Other ideas for a mascot included the Fire, Black Sox, Triplets and Badgers. For her winning entry, Swanson earned season tickets for life.

* 1990 -- The Tri-City Americans set a club record with their seventh straight victory, getting two goals apiece from Kyle Reeves and Brian Sakic in a 7-3 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings at Tri-City Coliseum. The Americans chased the WHL's top goalie -- Trevor Kidd, a future NHL starter -- with their seventh goal at 13:45 of the third period.

* 1980 -- Amy Higgins and Sue Hodges helped Kennewick pull out a hard-fought 16-14, 15-8 win over visiting Hermiston, raising the Lions' record to 6-10.

* 1975 -- A 3-yard run by Rod Estes and a 25-yard field goal by Dave Smith were the first stirrings of Waitsburg's eventual 16-0 lopping of Connell in a contest for the Southeast A championship.

* 1969 -- Two students from Yakima Community College, disguised in Columbia College lettermen's jackets, walked into the CBC administration offices, claimed to be from the shop area and acquired the keys to "make improvements" to the trophy case. Not until later did someone notice that the stuffed Hawk had been removed from its mounting in the case.

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