Tough field returns to Washington State Amateur
The 86th Washington State Men's Amateur golf championship, which begins Tuesday at Eagles Pride Golf Club at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, features...
The 86th Washington State Men's Amateur golf championship, which begins Tuesday at Eagles Pride Golf Club at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, features 11 of the top 20 players from last year.
The field includes Dylan Goodwin of Mukilteo, who finished third in 2011, and Jeremy Wendelken of Sammamish, who won the event in 2010 and finished tied for seventh last year.
Also in the field this week is Washington junior Chris Williams, who will look to add to his historic amateur career that includes a Walker Cup appearance and victories at the Pacific Coast Amateur and the Sahalee Players Championship.
Williams, the Huskies' all-time leader in victories, also won the NCAA Southwest Regional title in May.
• The Seattle Thunderbirds signed right wing Keegan Kolesar and defenseman Ethan Bear to standard WHL Player Education Contracts. The T-Birds selected both players in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.
• Washington juniors Christine Babcock and Ally Mueller, both of Redmond, made the Pac-12 all-academic track and field first team for the second consecutive year.
For the UW men, Jimmy Brookman of Redmond, Dan Sanders of Redmond and Charlie Williams of Gig Harbor made the second team.
Washington State's Jake Baertlein was on the men's first team and Andrew Gonzales of Southridge (Kennewick) was on the second team. Ruby Roberts of Kingston was on the women's first team.
• Eastern Washington's home football opener against Montana on Sept. 29 will begin at 4:05 p.m. and be televised by ROOT Sports. Eastern's Oct. 6 game against North Dakota begins at 5:05 p.m., and Homecoming on Oct. 20 against Sacramento State starts at 4:05. Eastern's games against Cal Poly on Nov. 3 and against UC Davis on Nov. 10 start at 1:35 p.m.
• Matt Helm, 41, who led Molokai High School to an eight-year run of success in Hawaiian high-school volleyball, has been named head coach at Whitman.
Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.