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Tri-Cities in running for more sports events

This month's meeting of the Tri-Cities Sports Council brought news and updates of several tournaments and events in the works for the Mid-Columbia.

It looks as if the Tri-Cities will host the WIAA state 4A tennis tournament next May, as well as the state 3A tourney.

Richland High School and Columbia Basin Racquet Club would be the 4A sites. Kamiakin High School and Tri-City Court Club would remain the 3A sites.

-- The Tri-Cities again is being considered for a site on the FLW Bass Fishing Tour.

-- The Tri-Cities is bidding to host the NWAACC softball championships next May. Portland's Delta Park has hosted the tournament the past eight years.

-- The Tri-Cities again will host the NWAACC men's and women's basketball championships in March.

-- There will be two bicycling events Sept. 10.

The Sacagawea Heritage Trail Adventure Challenge will run from 9 a.m.-noon with various checkpoints around the course.

The first Richland River Ride will start at Columbia Point Marina in Richland at 7 a.m. with a 50-mile loop and a 15-mile family fun ride. Proceeds from that race go to the Mike Utley Foundation.

-- Columbia Basin College's Foundation golf tournament, supporting the men's and women's golf programs, will be held Sept. 16 at Horn Rapids Golf Course in Richland, with shotgun starts at 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.