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On this date in Mid-Columbia sports history

On Sept. 13 in ...

* 1974 -- Debbie Haeg, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at Highlands Middle School, is one of the first girls in the state to try out for football when she turns out for the Highlands team. Coach Ron Brisky said Haeg is above average in ability but is concerned about upcoming contact drills. "This is my last chance to play and I wanted to see if I could do it," Debbie said. "I've always wanted to play football."

* 1950 -- Jim Warner paced the Tri-City Braves to the wire during the Western International league baseball season in the hitting department. The husky outfielder rapped the ball for an average of .334 and drove in 131 runs. He also led the team in home runs with 20. Another outfielder, Clint Cameron, was second in hitting with a .326 mark.

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