If there aren’t enough sports things for you to do this weekend, you’re not trying hard enough.
For starters, there’s the Seahawks 12 Tour, which will feature wide receiver Chris Matthews and defensive tackle Jimmy Staten.
Matthews had a big game in the Super Bowl in February after spending most of the 2014 season on the practice squad. It was also his recovery of an onside kick in the NFC championship game that allowed the Seahawks to go on and beat the Green Bay Packers.
Thursday night at Gesa Stadium, Matthews and Staten will throw out the first pitch for the Dust Devils game.
On Friday at Lampson Stadium from noon to 3 p.m., they’ll be part of the Seahawks 12 Fest, along with team mascot Blitz. Numerous activities will be going on. Registration for the event, however, is closed.
Then there is Kellen Moore’s passing camp at Richland High School, which runs Friday and Saturday. The Prosser High School graduate and Detroit Lions quarterback will work with kids on the ins and outs of the passing game.
Former St. Louis Rams coach Scott Linehan, a Sunnyside High graduate, is scheduled to be an instructor.
Also beginning Friday at the Reach center in Richland, the Tri-City Water Follies 50 Years of Hydroplane Racing Exhibition opens. It runs through the end of July. The HAPO APBA Gold Cup is July 24-26 at Columbia Park.
The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent is loaning its legacy collection to help commemorate the celebration.
Other things going on: The area’s Little League all-star teams get going in district tournament play Thursday in Yakima, with the 11s and 10s. … The Southern Washington State Tournament for Cal Ripken teams begins at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Kennewick American complex. It’s the 70-foot basepath tournament, plus the 11-year-olds. … More than 100 girls fastpitch teams from around the state will play in the National Softball Association Washington state tournament from Friday through Sunday at every softball complex you can think of in the Tri-Cities.
It was announced earlier this week that Detroit will hold an unlimited hydroplane race Aug. 22-23.
The UAW-GM Spirit of Detroit Thunderfest will give the unlimiteds five races for the 2015 season.
Richland’s Dick Cartmell finished ninth at the 51st Pacific Northwest Senior Men’s Amateur on June 11 at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla. Cartmell shot rounds of 72, 76 and 72 for a 220 total. John Bracken of Seattle won the tournament with a 212. ... Also held at Wine Valley was the sixth annual Pacific Northwest Super Senior Men’s Am. Ron Garland of Bozeman, Mont., won with a 217. Richland’s John Corbin was fourth with a 225, while Grandview’s Akira Nozaka tied for seventh at 229.
Yardley a star
Richland’s Eric Yardley, playing for the Lake Elsinore Storm, pitched in the California League-Carolina League All-Star Game on Tuesday. Yardley entered the ninth inning with one out and retired both batters he faced, getting a strikeout and a groundout.
Yardley has appeared in 26 games for the San Diego Padres’ Single-A Advanced affiliate, working 292/3 innings, striking out 25 and earning 13 saves. His ERA is 3.94.