White River shines during all-state baseball series

Three members of the White River High baseball program – coach Mike Williams and just-graduated seniors Tanner Williams and Cole Johnson - participated last weekend in the all-state series in Yakima.

The three Hornets, playing for Team Adams, lost Saturday morning and won Sunday morning.

Tanner Williams, a shortstop, went 2-for-5 for the weekend, scoring a run and driving in three. He was named player of the game Sunday after knocking in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Johnson pitched two scoreless innings Sunday and scored the game-winning run in the eighth.

Mike Williams, White River’s veteran coach, was an assistant on the Team Adams staff.

The all-state baseball series is put on, in part, by the Washington State Baseball Coaches Association. The four-team, two-day event takes place every June.


The weekly Lee Restaurant Best Ball Scramble started Thursday with 12 foursomes and ended with the crew of Rudy Petchnick, Judy Couch, Gene Parkhurst and Ann Bremmeyer taking top honors at five under par.

Couch dropped  in a 25-foot putt on hole No. 5 that spurred the team to victory.

Finishing in second place at four under par were Maurice Olney, Kathy Olson, Dennis Mcneill and Joanne Decook.

Two players came within inches of sinking a hole-in-one, Maurice Olney on hole No. 5 and Shayne McNeill, who came within one rotation of an ace on No. 2.

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