Stealth's only captain, Bloom, all set to retire
Stealth's captain retires
Jason Bloom, the only captain the Washington Stealth of the National Lacrosse League has known, announced his retirement Wednesday and will remain with the Everett franchise as an assistant coach.
Bloom, a defenseman who lives on Mercer Island, played six years in the NLL, the past three as the Stealth's captain, helping the team to the league title in 2010.
• Washington State shot its worst team score in the final round during the Bill Cullum Invitational to slip to a third-place finish at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley, Calif.
The Cougars had an 866 total in the 20-team event, closing with a 292. San Diego won with an 850 and Arizona State was second at 859. Gonzaga improved to finish 10th at 894 and Seattle University was 15th at 914.
Sang Lee was the top Cougar with a 71-70-71 — 212 to finish fourth. Rob Siebly paced Seattle with a 220 for a tie for 19th.
• Western Washington finished third in the 17-team Cal State Monterey Bay Otter Invitational at the Bayonet Golf Club in Seaside, Calif. The Vikings' Craig Crawford tied for 10th individually with a 222.
• Seattle U women took fifth at the two-day Santa Clara Colby Invitational in San Jose, Calif. Lori Pearson had a 77-76 — 153 to tie for 12th.
• Washington State's women finished 15th in the Las Vegas Collegiate Invitational as Emma Betland finished tied for 33rd.
• The amateurs will be out to see if they can catch magic a second consecutive year when the 64th Hudson Cup matches begin Thursday at Inglewood Golf Club in Kenmore. Last year, the 10-player amateur team from Washington and Oregon beat the professionals, the first victory for the amateurs since 1978.
• Tom Christy, the former superintendent at Sand Point Country Club who also worked for OB Sports courses in the Northwest, died Friday in Las Vegas, where he was working for OB Sports. Christy, 58, had been battling an extended illness.
• A big second half lifted Northwest University (2-0) to a 70-51 home victory over Vancouver Island (5-4). The visitors led 27-26 at halftime before the Eagles rallied behind the 25 points and seven rebounds from Michael Russo.
From team reports