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Sports Council stays busy

As a member of the Tri-City Sports Council, an organization through the Tri-Cities Visitors and Convention Bureau, I am amazed what the group gets done.

At our most recent meeting, Octavio DoValle, the long-time Richland boys soccer coach, spoke to the group about the Tri-City Power Athletic Club, a soccer team that DoValle and his group are trying to get accepted into the United Soccer League (USL) Premier Development League for the 2011 season.

This is the same organization that the Yakima Reds play in. A number of Tri-Citians have played for the Reds over the years.

DoValle says the Power will be run as a non-profit organization.

He will attend the USL meetings in Tampa, Fla., next month to try to get approval to move ahead.

If things go well, the Power would play 10 to 12 home games in a season that would start in April and run through June. The organization is hoping to play home games at Bomber Field in Richland.

In other sports council notes, the Best of the West wrestling tournament is set for TRAC in December again. ... 3A state tennis will again be at Kamiakin next May. ... The Southridge athletic complex, along Highway 395, is starting to take shape. ... the state high school cross country championships are set for Nov. 6 at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. ... The Visitors and Convention Bureau is still looking for a $15,000 sponsor for the Central Washington Sports Hall of Fame. There has not been an induction since May of 2008.