Spokane Stealth-Tibbits placed second in 16U B to lead the showing of four Spokane-area teams in the National Softball Association (NSA) girls fastpitch Northwest World Series last weekend in Tacoma.
After going 0-2 in pool play, Stealth won their first three games in bracket play in the five-team event, including an 11-3 decision over Valley Heat of Lodi, California, in the winner’s bracket final.
But Valley Heat won the third-place game to get another shot at Stealth, then won twice in the double-elimination tournament, 11-3 and 11-6, to claim the championship.
Spokane Diamonds went 2-2 and finished fourth in the six-team 14U A tournament. In 16U/18U A, Spokane Diamonds-Butler (2-2) tied for seventh and Liberty Lake Lightning (0-2) tied for 13th in a 16-team field.
In NSA state tournaments in late June, Diamonds (1-2) tied for fifth in the nine-team 14U A event; Stealth-Tibbits (1-2) tied for ninth among 13 teams in 16U B; and Diamonds-Butler (4-2) tied for fifth, Spokane Crash (2-2) tied for seventh, Spokane Stealth (2-2) tied for 23rd and Spokane Scream (0-3) tied for 22nd among 24 teams in 16U/18U A.
Idaho State 12U Little League champion Coeur d’Alene’s games in the Northwest Regional next week in San Bernardino, California, will be carried live on ESPN+. Its first game is Sunday at 4 p.m. against Washington champion West Seattle. The regional semifinals and championship games on Thursday through Aug. 11 will be on ESPN.
MultiCare Rockwood Clinic announced that four of its clinics throughout the region will offer sports physicals on Wednesday for $20 to students ages 13-18 who are planning to participate in school sports in the upcoming year.
Rockwood said proceeds will benefit the athletes’ schools.
Sites offering the physicals are Northpointe Clinic, 605 E. Holland Ave., Suite 112, 6-8 p.m.; Integrated Sports Medicine Clinic, 2420 E. 29th Ave., Suite 100, 6-8 p.m.; Valley Physical Therapy, 15605 E. Sprague Ave., 6-8 p.m.; and Medical Lake Clinic, 725 N. Stanley St., Suite D., 3-5 p.m. Appointments are not needed; walk-ins will be accepted.