TWITTER TUESDAYS: HUMAN CENTIPEDE AND KETCHUP

While Washington is burning up, LA is apparently under water. Well, UCLA to be more precise. A water main break on or near campus has caused the Bruins’ track and field stadium to flood. Oh and legendary Pauley Pavilion is also under water judging from this photo…

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Talk about a bad day.

Anyways, here is the latest edition of Twitter Tuesdays. Lets see what Oscar Jackson is up to.

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Jackson is talking about the Sobe-Toyota Lizards who are currently battling it out in the Senior Legion State Tournament at Ed Wheeler Field. Right this minute they’re playing the Yakima Valley Pepsi Pak. So literally their mascot is this…

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God bless Legion baseball and their sponsors.

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While working in Spokane as a college student, I stopped at the same McDonalds every morning when they started serving their large iced coffees. By the first month, they could recognize my car and voice before I pulled up to the drive-thru window and just started giving me the usual. I must also note, this was a very fat time in my life.

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This is terrifyingly close to Tenino’s football stadium, which after the Montesano fire and the Elma grandstand debacle feels like the only stadium still standing in the Evergreen Division.

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So I sat through The Conjuring and afterwards couldn’t sleep without the lights on for the next week. You know why? Because they trump it up like it’s a real story but once you start investigating online you find it’s a collection of stories from the same couple the claim to be ghost fighters. Ghost fighters that charge admission to their house so you can look at various haunted items.

Yep. They run a ghost theme park. I’m gonna call BS on this one.

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Sighhhhh, do we have to rehash the Human Centipede plot? Let me put it this way: It’s the worst possible film every made by the human race. I give you…

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Which naturally just results in …

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So here is a warning. Never watch the Human Centipede. Not Even Once.

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Can I go on a rant about how much I hate ketchup packets? They’re designed for convenience and easy transport but you get .0000001 oz. of ketchup in each packet. For you to get any real amount of ketchup you have to hoard the packets like you’re Scrooge McDuck.

You don’t know where the ketchup is going to spurt out so you’re basically playing Russian roulette with stains on your shirt.

Also, packets are designed for being on the go but have you ever tried opening these ketchup packets while driving? They’re more dangerous than using a cell phone. I wonder how many accidents a year are caused by ketchup packets.

I’m just saying. Couldn’t we just put ketchup in the tartar sauce mini-tubs?

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I’m so glad that Hayden Dobyns is at W.F. West. In baseball you need personalities. To say Dobyns in a personality is an understatement.

Also, Dobyns runs the bases with the same stride that you would use when trolling around Walmart in a scooter. It’s awesome.

Twin Cities Completes State Tourney Sweep

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Babe Ruth 15-Year Old State Baseball Tournament Championship

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It was a bit closer than the team had become accustomed to, but the end result was all that mattered.

Twin Cities completed a clean sweep of the 15-year-old Southern Washington Babe Ruth State Tournament on Sunday with an 11-3 win over Kalama-Woodland-Ridgefield-La Center at W.F. West High School. It was the only instance, in six tournament games, of the local squad needing more than five innings to secure a win.

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A LOOK AT THE BABE RUTH 15-YEAR OLD STATE TOURNAMENT

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Tournament Schedule
Wednesday’s Games
Twin Cities 20, Willapa Harbor 1
Camas 17, Kennewick 3
KWRL 12, Richland 1
Twin Cities 22, Kennewick 4

Thursday’s Games
Willapa Harbor 10, Camas 7
KWRL 12, Kennewick 1
KWRL 8, Camas 3
Twin Cities 12, Richland 0

Friday’s Games
Richland 8, Kennewick 5
KWRL 12, Willapa Harbor 6
Willapa Harbor 16, Richland 6
Twin Cities 19, Camas 0

Saturday’s Games
Willapa Harbor vs. Kennewick, 10 a.m.
Camas vs. Richland, 1 p.m.
KWRL vs. Twin Cities, 4 p.m.

Sunday ’s Games
Pool Play #2 vs. Pool Play #3, 10 a.m.
Semifinal Winner vs. Pool Play #1, 1 p.m.

Twin Cities Drops the Hammer on Camas

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The signs around Bearcat Baseball Stadium on Friday evening may have directed fans toward the 15-year-old Southern Washington Babe Ruth State Tournament. Camas, however, inadvertently walked into another round of host Twin Cities’ on-field batting practice.

The local All-Stars scored a whopping 19 runs in the first two innings and rolled through the next three innings on cruise control in a 19-0 win, improving to 4-0 in tournament pool play. Twin Cities led 8-0 after an eight-hit first inning that saw all but one of its starters score. For the full story, head over to Chronline.com.

At Chehalis
TWIN CITIES 19, CAMAS 0
Twin Cities   8(11)0   00 — 19 18 1
Camas   000   00 — 0 4 3
Batteries: Twin Cities — Jacob Cleary, Austin Emery (3), Tyler Pallas (4), Joey Aliff (5) and Tysen Paul, Noah Thomas (4); Camas — Tyler Bowlin, Jake Meinhold (2), Austin Kraut (2) and Austin McLaughlin

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TUMWATER FOOTBALL PLAYER MEDICALLY RETIRES FROM UW

UWlogoUW’s Jaimie Bryant may ring a bell. Many Centralia and W.F. West players may have played against him during his football tenure with the T-Birds. Sad news coming out from Huskies’ coach Chris Petersen. The newly committed freshman will have to retire because of a serious back injury. From Christian Caple for the Olympian.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. — Just as Jaimie Bryant’s Washington Huskies football career was beginning, it came to an end.

UW coach Chris Petersen told a handful of reporters during lunch at Thursday’s Pac-12 media day that Bryant, a freshman defensive lineman from Tumwater, will take a medical retirement after doctors discovered an apparently serious back injury during the offseason.

Petersen said Bryant will likely remain in the program in some capacity, and as is customary with medical retirements, he will remain on scholarship throughout his academic career at UW.

“We’ll figure out a role where he helps us in the video department, or as a manager or something,” Petersen said.

Bryant originally signed a national letter of intent in 2013 under former coach Steve Sarkisian, but grayshirted and delayed his enrollment until spring quarter of 2014. He joined the Huskies in time for the second portion of spring practices this year after spending his year off in the weight room, bulking up to 6-feet, 4-inches and 309 pounds by the time he arrived at UW.

For the full story, head over to the Olympian.

Legion State Tournaments Start Saturday

The junior and senior American Legion state tournaments begin on Saturday, with three local teams vying for state supremacy.

The Senior Division State Tournament will be held at Centralia’s Ed Wheeler Field and will feature eight teams. The local Sobe-Toyota Lizards open play at 6 p.m. Saturday against Yakima Pepsi Pak, with the winner playing at 6 p.m. on Sunday and the loser playing an elimination game at noon on Sunday against either the Hanford Flames or the Spokane Bandits, who play at noon on Saturday.

The tournament will conclude on Wednesday, with a championship game set for 1 p.m.

The Junior Division State Tournament runs from Saturday to Wednesday in Spokane, with both Centralia Titus Will and Chehalis Sobe-Toyota playing in the eight-team Al K. Jackson Field bracket. Centralia takes on Round Table at 1 p.m. on Saturday, while Chehalis faces the Kennewick Bandits at 4 p.m.

The winner from the Al K. Jackson bracket will face the winner of the eight-team Whitworth University bracket at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, for the state title. Should Chehalis and Centralia each win on Saturday and again on Sunday, the crosstown rivals would play at 7 p.m. on Monday.

Twin Cities 15s Dominate on Day 1

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The first day of the 15-year-old Southern Washington Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament was sent into a bit of a tailspin with the rain pouring in Chehalis on Wednesday morning. The wet weather moved two of the tournament’s first two games from W.F. West’s Bearcat Baseball Stadium to across Interstate 5 at Stan Hedwall Park, where tourney host Twin Cities proceeded to score a whopping 42 runs in 10 innings of action — and, needless to say, improve to 2-0 in pool play. The local squad thumped Willapa Harbor, 20-1, in its opener, then dropped Kennewick, 22-4, in the late game. For the full story head over to Chronline.com.

At Chehalis
TWIN CITIES 20, WILLAPA HARBOR 1 (5 inn.)
Twin Cities    554   24 — 20 14 1
Willapa Harbor   000   10 — 1 2 3
     Batteries: Twin Cities — Tyler Pallas, Cole Miller (3) and Tysen Paul, Noah Thomas (4); Willapa Harbor — Johnson, Matby (2), I. Quimby (4), Aulton (4), King (5) and S. Quimby

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TWIN CITIES 22, KENNWICK 4 (5 inn.)
Twin Cities   60(13)   21 — 22 21 0
Kennewick   000   40 — 4 2 2
Batteries: Twin Cities — Austin Emery, Noah Thomas (3), Cole Miller (5) and Tysen Paul, Miller (3), Thomas (5); Kennewick — Habrer, Schwartz (3), Warter (3), Salker (4) and N/A

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BAYWATCH: LOOKING AT AREA BASEBALL PLAYERS IN THE PROS

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Centralia native Lyle Overbay is still looking for a hit since the second half of the All-Star Break and his average has dropped to .235 on the season. Meanwhile the Brewers are fighting off the Cardinals for supremacy in the NL Central. Milwaukee has two games on St. Louis in a pennant race that’s sure to go down to the fire. You know, because St. Louis always seems to be good.

Mitch Gueller – W.F. West - The pitcher has a 3.25 ERA and 18 strikeouts for the Williamsport Crosscutters in the Class A Short Season New York – Penn League.

Brock Peterson – W.F. West – Peterson is now playing for the LA Dodgers organization, hitting .410 in 18 games with the Albuquerque Isotopes of the Triple AAA Pacific Coast League. He also has four home runs and 14 RBI.

Robert Pehl – W.F. West - Pehl is hitting .325 for the Idaho Falls Chuckers of the Pioneer League. He also has 8 doubles.

Erik Forgione – W.F. West - Forgione is hitting .183 for the Jamestown Jammers, which is the same league that Gueller plays in.

Andrew Pullin – Centralia - Pullin is hitting .275 with 7 home runs and 43 RBI to go along with 11 doubles while playing for the Lakewood BlueClaws of the Class A South Atlantic League.

TWITTER TUESDAYS: LOS ANGELES, ZOMBIES AND TERMINATOR 2

Since we’re in the dead of summer, I assume some people have taken vacation. We don’t take vacations here in the sports department because I spend all my money on Legos and Aaron blew last year’s Christmas bonus on a car with a seat warmer and COOLER. So we’ll live vicariously through you all. Let’s see what Centralia’s Oscar Jackson is up to…

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Ah, Los Angeles. Here’s a few things you should know about the second biggest city in the country.

1. It’s earthquake prone. Kind of like Seattle but without the large looming volcano that’s going to covering anything in mud anyways. Seattle has quaint little earthquakes while Los Angeles does this…

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You know what this is? Reason No. 1 never to drive in LA. Reason No. 2 is the traffic which makes Tacoma look like a well-constructed flowing German Autoban. Reason No. 3 is if I’m vacation, I’m spending the entire time on the beach re-enacting scenes from Top Gun.

2. It’s diverse. Perhaps the only city where you can have a conversation with a man dressed like a stormtrooper, discuss British politics with a gas station attendant, make fun of the Laker fans who won’t be good for the next ten years and then spend a dollar and a half to use the restrooms at Jack in the Box. Ahhh, LA never change.

3. It’s warm. You know how we get all crazy when it gets to be like 95 in Centralia? We act like the world is ending and that we should probably start boring holes into the earth to escape the scorching sun? That’s like May in LA. It’s warm. All the time. It’s the better looking cousin of Seattle that has a much better three-level house in a nicer neighborhood. Only instead of houses and neighborhoods we’re talking about beach volleyball and Terminator movies.

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This is some of the hazards of running around Centralia. I’ve nearly snapped my ankle misstepping in a water line access panel pit, been chased by a cat and a dog (at the same time) and even Aaron has been heckled by the Capital baseball coaching staff. So stepping on a large rusty tack really isn’t anything out of the norm.

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Wait he’s not going to get a tetanus shot? Aaron probably never got the talk when he was a kid. They do things differently out in Adna, but in Chewelah I was always told that if I step on anything rusty (including Derek Jeter’s baseball skills), I should immediately get a tetanus shot unless I want to become this…

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But apparently Aaron was like “NOPE DONT NEED TO SEE THE DOCTOR” even though I could see him slowly turning into the undead.

Luckily this morning, he woke up with a swollen foot and is now going to the doctor. Zombie apocalypse averted.

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Anyone else remember the story of the monkey eating off the face of a lady? I have never looked at monkeys the same. I mean they’re my favorite animal at the zoo because they’re behind like 2 inches of glass and look like little furry humans, but seriously: A MONKEY TORE OFF SOMEONE’S face.

So they go on my long list of hornets, grizzly bears, dogs from the Logan District, Wayne Nelson, gremlins and soccer moms as creatures I do not mess with.

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The Tanner Gueller bighead sign should follow him to Idaho State University. These needs to happen. And if it doesn’t happen, I hope Tanner understands it will be waiting for him when he visits Cheney to play my Eastern Washington University Eagles. Be prepared, Tanner.

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I have long lamented the demise of good, solid movies that don’t need to make $500 million at the box office to be considered a success. Uncle Buck is one of those. The Great Outdoors is another John Candy classic. Cool Runnings, however, is his opus.

Even though this Disney movie is probably little known by today’s high school generation, those of us that grew up in the 90s can quote the movie with impunity and secretly hope that Jamaica actually does enter in the Olympics with a bobsled team.

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Terminator 2 is a fascinating and terrifying movie as a kid. First, there is Arnold who you can immediately identify as the good guy. I know adults always talk about the “plot twist” of Arnold seeming like a bad guy but in the end becoming a good guy, but anyone worth their “how action movies are made” salt understand from the get-go that Arnie is the good guy.  And to a kid, if Arnold is a good guy, chances are the good guys are going to win.

Second, Los Angeles gets blown up. In Sarah Conner’s dreams. That still gives me nightmares. Although my parents assured me that Chewelah is probably not on Skynet’s “To Blow Up” list.

And lastly, wasn’t young John Connor annoying? I mean he had a ginger as a best friend, drove a dirt bike and spent his free time in the arcade. Either John Connor grows up to lead human’s resistance in a fight against the machines or he becomes the greatest World of Warcraft player of all time.

And with that, ladies and gentlemen… Happy Tuesday!

AROUND THE AREA: ELMA’S FOOTBALL STANDS QUAGMIRE

After tearing down the decrepit grandstands at Davis Field, Elma School District is in a bit of a pickle as what to do about seating at their football games next year. Looks like they may have to move all their games since there is nothing that can accommodate the hundreds of fans. Here’s the story according to the Vidette.

Maybe Elma High School’s football team won’t be playing its home games at Davis Field after all.

During a sometimes-contentious meeting in a packed meeting room, the Elma School Board decided to form a committee to seek a new recommendation that could quite possibly see Elma move its home games to Aberdeen’s Stewart Field for the foreseeable future rather than play in a facility with no bleachers to accommodate hundreds of fans.

The decision came after longtime head football coach Jim Hill challenged the district for its lack of a real plan in helping fans see the games.

“Do we call the visiting team and say, ‘By the way, if your parents are coming to the game, please bring a lawn chair? Is that where we’re at right now in the Elma School District?” Hill told the School Board.

The school board will have to come up with a solution soon since football camps will soon be sprouting up all around the area next month.

Twin Cities 14s Win State Championship

KENNEWICK — The Twin City 14s had plenty of monkeys to get off their back. They had lost to Hazel Dell Metro on Saturday 20-3 in pool play. They had lost to the same team last year in the 13-year-old state tournament. They wanted revenge in Sunday’s championship game of the 14-year-old Southern Washington Babe Ruth State Tournament.

And they got just that.

Twin Cities downed Hazel Dell Metro 9-3 in the state title game on Sunday, riding the arm of Dakota Hawkins for seven innings in the victory. Hawkins struck out 12 and allowed just six hits in seven innings of work. For the full story, head over to Chronline.com.

 

 

MEME MONDAYS: PICKUP TRUCK EDITION

I’m sure you’ve noticed that in Lewis County we have lots of pickups. Why? Because in Lewis County we love freedom. The kind of freedom that allows us to get new tabs without having to take an emissions check (You suck, King County). The freedom to drive to work and not be stuck in traffic for 40 minutes by the Tacoma Dome (Pierce County, yo mama fat!). And the freedom to drive big, jacked-up pickup trucks. We’re not getting away with these gigantic beats in downtown Seattle because we’d probably run over two Toyotas every day. Luckily in Lewis County…

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Now I’m not talking about those wimpy S10s or Ford Rangers. We all knew the kids in high school that drove those. They usually ended up “going to college” and “getting a degree in journalism” and “covering high school sports and running a sports blog.” Loser. Chances are their twitter avatar has a photo of them with a suit and tie too. Awesome, your Chevy Cavalier probably is attracting ladies at the gas station like no other.

Meanwhile, in Lewis County…

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And the bigger the better! Don’t you hate pickups where you can just open the door and step in. A proper pickup should be roughly 4 feet above your head. You’re doing it wrong unless you use a rope ladder to get into the driver’s seat.

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Okay we all know this guy. Spotless pickup. Every newfangled device on it you can think. But strangely he works an office job and doesn’t even know how to change a tire. He creeps over speed bumps like their Mt. Everest and goes roughly 2 miles over the speed limit (Control yourself Dale Earnhardt Jr.!) You know why he has a “big” pickup? Because he has a very “small” problem.

Meanwhile, in Lewis County…

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Am I right folks? At least the pickup truck owners in this county actually use their pickups! Whether its to haul some lumber from the mill, help your friends move to their umpteenth rental house in four months because they raise pitbulls or have a driveway thats more treacherous than the Northwest Passage… at least you know people in this county use their trucks.  Unless they’re the 23-year olds that hang out in their trucks at the high school parking lots. Then they’re just pathetic. And probably going to be in jail in roughly a month.

Which reminds me of another place that loves their pickups and uses them quite a bit…

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Actually this might work for grouse hunting. Ford needs to make this optional.

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Lets not talk about all the custom pickup trucks you see on Jackson Highway.

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Or the ones that cruise around on the Interstate near Longview…

And speaking of the Interstate…

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Note to Semi-Truck drivers… this is why nobody likes you!

THROWBACK THURSDAYS: TOMMY ELDER’S BASKETBALL CAREER

Tommy Elder has stepped down as W.F. West’s baseball coach, but he hasn’t escaped our watchful eye of Throwback Thursdays. Elder was once a student-athlete at Adna High School (a graduate in 2001) and we found this gem of a throwback team photo…

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Members of the Adna boys basketball team pictured in the front row from left are: Todd Davies, Tommy Elder, Coach Rothlin, Ryan Ratkie, and Ronnie Charrier. Back row: Jeff Robinette, Kyle Rothlin, Damien Wilson, Devin Thomas, Allyn Tobey, Eric Gallagher, and Matt Jacobsen.

While it could be a trick of photography or the black and white but it looks as if Tommy Elder has frosted tips. We could be wrong but take a closer look…

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Hmmmm does this remind anyone of…

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WEDNESDAY SCOREBOARD FOR JUNE 16: Chehalis Splits With Monte, Seals District Berth

MONTESANO — Chehalis Sobe-Toyota may have dropped the nightcap here Tuesday, but a shutout win in the opener had already sealed the squad a spot in the junior American Legion Area 2 District Tournament. Jacob Cleary tossed all seven innings in Sobe-Toyota’s 7-0 win in Game 1, scattering six hits to secure the win. Montesano, however, bounced back to win the late game 12-3, scoring 8 runs in the fourth inning and never looking back. Steepy had a hit and scored 2 runs, but Sobe-Toyota was held to just three hits. For the full story, head over to Chronline.com.

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Game 1
SOBE-TOYOTA 7, MONTESANO 0
Chehalis   003   003   1 — 7 14 2
Montesano   000   000   0 — 0 6 2
Batteries: Chehalis — Jacob Cleary and Brandon Davis; Montesano — Chapman and Bussard

Game 2
MONTESANO 12, SOBE-TOYOTA 3
Montesano   000   821   1 — 12 13 2
Chehalis   200   100   0 — 3 3 2
Batteries: Montesano — Herzog, Nelson and Bussard; Chehalis — Daniel Blomdahl, J.C. Cleary (4), Jeffrey Tereski (5) and Brandon Davis

Tardiff Hits Walk-Off in Twin City 13s’ State Win Over Mount St. Helens
CAMAS — Twin Cities’ opener was a bit tighter than the Centralia-Chehalis combo squad had hoped here Wednesday on the first day of pool play in the 13-year-old Southern Washington Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament. Connor Tardiff knocked a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Twin Cities a 10-9 win over familiar foe Mount St. Helens. For the full story head over to Chronline.com

Twin City 14s Defeat Camas-Washougal 14-4
KENNEWICK — The temperature and the bats heated up for the Twin Cities 14s in the Babe Ruth State Tournament here on Tuesday. The Lewis County boys collected 11 hits as a team, downing Camas-Washougal 14-4 in pool play despite triple digit numbers in the thermometer. For the full story, head over to Chronline.com.

TWITTER TUESDAYS: RATS, GHOSTS AND MOLD

Terrifying news coming from this recent heat wave Western Washington has been suffering through. Apparently the high temperatures have been driving rats indoors to the cooler conditions of human dwellings.

That’s right

Rats. And not Splinter from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

I am comforted by the fact that my apartment is on the second floor and that I have a cat… but if these rats start developing rocket jet packs I’m moving.

Now lets move on to Twitter Tuesdays:

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I wonder if all through his time playing football at W.F. West, Tanner Gueller was secretly reading Shakespeare and Aristotle when it looked like he was looking at the playbook on the sidelines. Or maybe he discovered Cold Fusion while messing around in Tommy Elder’s science class. Or maybe he looks up at the nigh sky and sometimes dreams of walking on Mars.

Or those nomads he was talking about was actually just people from North Tower in Centralia and the plate tectonics he was referring to was how he emptied his plate during dinner.

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I’m glad someone finally said it. If ghosts are real, why aren’t they more passive aggressive than just rattling items, slamming doors and tugging on sheets of people. They sound more like an annoying 3-year old than a spooky ghost.

You know whats scarier? The Predator. Why? Because he had a shoulder laser cannon. You know what he didn’t do? Walk around an old house and creak floor boards causing people to lose sleep. Whoop-de-doo. The Predator took on Arnorld. That takes initiative.

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Best shirt Ever? Probably.

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I like this strong takes from Doug Ashmore. I can only imagine he’s going to get more bold and say things like…

1. The Seahawks play good defense
2. Derek Jeter was a good player for the New York Yankees
3. Soccer is a sport where you kick the ball
4. Bud Selig is old

Thanks Doug!!

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Wait until you get to college and go through the “I haven’t done the dishes in a month and I wonder what that large basketball shaped growth of mold growling out me is” phase. I try to keep my fridge bare for the sole reason of not accidentally spawning a new strain of Eboli or something. Mold scares me. As do rats.

MEME MONDAYS: THINGS ARE HEATING UP

This heat wave seems to be over but not before this weekend was punctuated by the fact that you probably broke a sweat at midnight. Things appear to be a little cooler, so lets chill with Meme Mondays.

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Napavine’s Brady Woodrum throws to first base. Although we’re not sure if his elbow is supposed to make that kind of motion.

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Daniel Blomdahl was told to swing his bat like a tennis racket or something. I wonder how his backhand is with a Louisville Slugger.

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Here it is!!! The smartest grouping of men in Lewis County.

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He just seems soooo upset.

CHEHALIS 10-11s LIVE ANOTHER DAY

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For the second straight day, the Chehalis 10-11 Year-Old All-Stars had their backs to the wall in the District 3 10-11 Year-Old Little League Tournament. And for the second straight day, the Mint City boys sent their opponent packing thanks to some late-game offensive fireworks.

Leading by a slim 7-6 margin in the bottom of the fifth, Chehalis blasted Rochester-based Larch Mountain for eight hits and 9 runs for the walkoff 10-run rule 16-6 victory Tuesday in Centralia.

The victory moved the future Bearcats into the district tournament championship game against Aberdeen on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Since Chehalis is coming from the losers’ bracket, they will need to defeat Aberdeen twice, once on Wednesday and once on Thursday to advance to the state tournament. For the full story, head over to Chronline.com.

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CHEHALIS 16, LARCH MOUNTAIN 6
Larch Mt. 023 01 — 6 11 7
Chehalis 412 09 — 16 18 3
Batteries: Chehalis — Austin Johnson, Drayson Hilkemeier (5) and Brit Lusk; Larch Mt. — Kade Yakovich, Logan Fry (1), Bodey Smith (3), Landon Hawes (5) and Bodey Smith, Cody Morton (3)

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TWITTER TUESDAYS: MOVIE REVIEWS AND MAZ MISTAKES

Max Dulin is a man of many trades for Centralia’s Titus Will Legion Baseball team and he’s also foraying into the realm of being a movie critic. Check out this glorious twitter account.

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If you’re not following Max Dulin Movie Reviews on Twitter, you’re living life wrong. Speaking of living life, lets see how Oscar Jackson is doing…

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Yes that looks exactly how you should be celebrating the Fourth of July. However, for some people it went like this…

1. Stuck in traffic for three hours in Tacoma, turned off an exit and had Red Lobster.
2. Watched the new Spiderman movie, realized it was like the other Spiderman movies.
3. Set off roughly 400 pounds of fireworks, causing the Fire Marshall to show up at your door and ask if you’re a terrorist.

So as you can see, Oscar Jackson is doing it right.

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Aaron has showed that his World Cup loyalties change more often than Centralia City Council members, switching to whomever is a western European country above France still alive in the tournament. That’s literally the only region he roots for. And he doesn’t even go to Dutch Bros.

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I’m just wondering what other stupid things Maze did last week…
1. Accidentally deleted his pirated copy of “Game of Thrones” off his computer.
2. Let Doug Ashmore put together the playbook for Onalaska football. Instead it was just 60 pages of “LOL”s.
3. Bet on Brazil to win the World Cup.

See you all again next week for another edition of Twitter Tuesdays!

ELMA GRANDSTANDS HAD TERMITE INFESTATION

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Wooden grandstands have a certain kind of quirky charm to them, however that can lead to some problems. When the 70-year-old Davis Field in Elma was torn down by the Elma School District late in June, they found that the venerable grandstands were infested with termites. The Vidette has the scoop on the demolition drama…

The grandstands, which have housed Elma High School fans since 1949 and watched over two state football championship teams and numerous soccer games, were reduced to a pile of rubble last week.

It was then that demolition crew discovered the “small” problem — termites. Turns out, not only were the grandstands structurally deficient, they were also infested.

Partway through the tear down, the crew found live termites in the roof portion of the structure.

“We were not aware of that,” said district Superintendent Howard King, noting that this simply reinforces the school board’s decision to tear it down as soon as possible. “We knew it was in really, really bad shape to start with, but then we find out it was in even worse shape. It was surprising, but it made the decision even more prudent. I always felt we were doing the right thing.”

Elma is the second Grays Harbor county school to face grandstand problems after Montesano had their legendary football stadium stadiums burn down in 2012.

Elma Hires New Athletic Director
Elma has hired Paul Gaskins as their new athletic director, after his stint as AD at Hillcrest HS in Midvale Utah since 2009. Gaskins was looking to relocate to Western Washington after growing up in New Mexico and spending 17 years coaching. Gaskins face one glaring issue: Elma’s football field now has no grandstands.

“We don’t have a distinct plan yet on what we are going to do,” Gaskins said. “Obviously, we are going to try to make it as comfortable as possible for the fans as we can. We have to make that situation the best we can for the community members to come out and watch the football games and our football team deserves that. We are going to come up with the best solution possible.”

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