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Abijah Alastra loves to take a few swings with the bat whenever he can.
He has played some of the world’s greatest courses. Pebble Beach. Shinnecock Hills. St. Andrews. But Doug Campbell’s first touch of golf glory came in his early teens at Linden in Puyallup, where he grew up and went to high school. And earlier this month, that connection yielded a cherished honor for him. The man who is best known around here for his longtime tenure as the head pro at Auburn Golf Course was inducted into the Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame.
He took a flight down to Florida three Tuesdays ago.
Enumclaw Girl made a smooth transition from sprinter to router Sunday at Emerald Downs.
Nationhood shook off Westesideclyde in the stretch run and scored a 2½-length victory Sunday in the $60,000 Budweiser Emerald Handicap at Emerald Downs.
Just in case you missed it: Kevin Radke isn’t retired. If the Emerald Downs star jockey was retired, he wouldn’t have notched his 1,000th career victory last Saturday.
One went in the draft. Another signed as a free agent.
That he ultimately became a successful football coach, particularly at Auburn High School, didn’t diminish his love for the diamond sport. After another autumn of leading the Trojans into the state football playoffs, Gordon Elliott was back in the ballpark this spring as Auburn’s junior varsity baseball coach – just as he had been for the past three seasons. For the results he produced – not to mention his two-sport versatility – Elliott has been named the Reporter’s Auburn-area Prep Coach of the Year.
For the ReporterMatt Hagerty is in the win column.The apprentice jockey, who became officially eligible to ride when he turned 18 on May 31, collected… Continue reading
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Broadcast sporting events in Western Washington for June 7 through June 11.
A listing of recreational sports events and announcements in Auburn.