The 13th annual Curt Daniels Invitational baseball tournament returns to Clark County starting Thursday.
The 12-team tournament features local teams Vancouver Cardinals and Showtime.
Pool play games are split between Propstra Stadium at Hudson’s Bay High School and Concordia University in Portland.
Each team plays five games with the first and second place teams of each pool meeting in the semifinals at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on July 3 at Propstra with the championship game at 3 p.m.
Vancouver Cardinals games are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Concordia; 7 p.m. Friday at Propstra; 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday at Concordia; and 7 p.m. Sunday at Propstra.
Showtime games are 2 p.m. Thursday at Propstra; 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday at Concordia; 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Propstra; and 6 p.m. Sunday at Concordia.
Little League district tournaments begin
District tournaments for local Little League baseball and softball teams began over the weekend, and more will get started after July 4.
District tournament dates include:
• 8-10 age group baseball — District 4, hosted East County Little League, is now through Sunday. District 6, hosted by Hazel Dell Little League, is now through Friday. Winners advances to state at Aberdeen.
• 9-11 baseball — District 4, hosted by Evergreen Little League started Monday and runs through Saturday. District 6, hosted by Salmon Creek, is now through Wednesday. Winners advances to state at Salmon Creek.
• 11-12 Little League Baseball — District 4, hosted by Columbia Little League, is July 3-10. District 6, hosted by Salmon Creek, is now through Saturday. The winners advance to state at Federal Way with hopes of moving on to regionals and then the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa.
• Junior baseball — Fort Vancouver won the District 4 title on June 21 and Glenwood won the District 6 title on Sunday. State begins July 15 at Shoreline.
• 8-9-10 softball — District 4 is hosted by Evergreen, July 5-11. District 6 is hosted by Glenwood and is now through Thursday. Winners advance to state at David Douglas Park in Vancouver beginning July 15.
• Little League Softball — District 4 is hosted by Columbia Little League and started Monday and runs through Friday. The District 6 title was won by Salmon Creek on June 20. Winners advances to state at Oak Harbor beginning July 5.
• Junior softball — Camas won the District 4 title on June 19 and opened play at state in Monroe on Monday. Lewis River won the District 6 title on June 19 to advance to state.
Online updates can be found at these websites:
Runners mow down Grass Valley course
The first of two Clark County Running Club 5K races at Grass Valley drew 130 competitors on June 21.
Jesse McChesney of Vancouver won the race with a time of 16 minutes, 40 seconds.
Megan Wagenaar of Austin, Texas, was the fastest woman with a time of 18:46, which placed her seventh overall. (Click here for complete results.)
Grass Valley 5K race No. 2 is Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Grass Valley Park, 3211 N.W. 38th Ave., in Camas.
For more information visit clarkcountyrunningclub.org.
Vancouver Victory post win over Yakima
The Vancouver Victory soccer team moved into third place in the Evergreen Premier League with a 4-2 win Saturday over Yakima United at Ridgefield Stadium.
Vancouver (4-1-1) scored the first three goals of the match. Reed Baez and Jake Brady scored for a 2-0 halftime advantage. Stefan Wutte scored off an assist from Brady. An own goal accounted for Vancouver’s fourth goal.
The Victory next host Oly Town at 7 p.m. today at Ridgefield Stadium. Vancouver then plays its next four matches on the road. The team’s next home match is July 15.
Locals advance to Jr. Olympic regionals
Ten athletes from the Evergreen Storm and Flanagan Clan track and field clubs won titles at the Pacific Northwest Association Junior Olympic Championships June 23-25 in Seattle.
Many more qualified for the regional championships July 6-9 in Spokane.
Emily Phelps of Evergreen Storm won the 1,500 meters and 2,000 steeplechase in the girls 15-16 age group. Erika Strait won the high jump for 15-16 year olds.
Evergreen’s Abigail Gavora won the 1,500 and placed third in the 800 meters for 9-10 year olds.
Evergreen’s Trey Knight won the shot put, discus and hammer for 15-16 year olds. Vincenzo Robles and Tyler Dinh placed first and second, respectfully, in the 3000 meters for 13-14 year olds.
For 17-18 year olds, William Sun won the 400 hurdles and Ryan Cibart won the 2,000 steeplechase.
Flanagan Clan’s Ruby Heidgerken won the 13-14 discus in 77 feet, 5 inches. She also placed second in the javelin. Jenay McCants qualified in four events with top-four finishes in the 100 hurdles, 200 hurdles, long jump and high jump.
Addy Simmer of the Flanagan Clan cleared 3 foot, 9.25 inches to win the high jump in the 9-10 age group.
More local results can be found in the Community Scoreboard.