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Gary Henley | Sports Reporter
Gulls will team up, one more time
The Daily Astorian
The Seaside Gulls will be
well-represented this week-
end in the annual Oregon Ath-
letic Coaches Association’s
All-Star basketball series in
Eugene and Wilsonville.
Seaside’s Bill Wester-
holm will serve as one of three
coaches for the North All-
Stars, and he will have three of
his former players on the ros-
ter, when the North goes up
against All-Star teams from
other areas of the state.
The 45th annual All-Star
series features the top small-
school (2A/3A/4A) seniors
from Oregon.
And the North roster will
include three recent graduates
from the 4A state champion
Gulls. Class 4A state Player of
the Year Jackson Januik tops
the list, and he will be joined
by teammates Attikin Babb
and Hunter Thompson.
The North team will also
include Valley Catholic seniors
Colin Hagerty and Daniel
Hardy, while Dayton’s Ron
Hop and Vernonia’s David
Weller will join Westerholm
on the North coaching staff.
The North All-Stars open
play Friday against the East
All-Stars, 8:15 p.m. at North-
west Christian College in
Eugene. The winner will play
at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Wil-
sonville High School against
either the West or South All-
Stars. The loser of Friday’s
Game on:
Tragedy won’t
stop annual
baseball game
Zach Bernards, Dayton
Levi Dalzell, Columbia Christian
Colin Hagerty, Valley Catholic
Daniel Hardy, Valley Catholic
Jackson Januik, Seaside
Devin McShane, Amity
Hunter Thompson, Seaside
Ron Hop, Dayton
David Weller, Vernonia
Bill Westerholm, Seaside
Submitted Photo
From left to right, Seaside High graduates Hunter Thomp-
son, Attikin Babb and Jackson Januik will team up one
last time for the North All-Stars this weekend.
game will play at 3 p.m.
Admission is $5 for
adults, $4 for students, $3
for seniors and $2 for middle
school students.
NORTH All-Stars
Attikin Babb, Seaside
EAST All-Stars
Sam Blankenship, Estacada
Shaw Broncheau, Weston-McE-
Hayden Brooks, Estacada
Scott Davies, Burns
Logan Grieb, Heppner
Zack Jacobs, La Grande
Doug Kirchhofer, Estacada
Brandon McGilvray, Imbler
Trayse Riggle, Imbler
Kelly Norman, Estacada
Brian Pickard, Weston-McEwen
Associated Press
will go on.
The annual Congressional
Baseball Game, which dates to
1909 and is a summertime tradi-
tion on Capitol Hill, will be played
today despite Wednesday’s shoot-
ing at the GOP squad’s practice in
Alexandria, Virginia that left sev-
eral wounded.
It’s an annual tradition in
which aging former Little
Leaguers don their spikes and dust
off their gloves in a game played
for bragging rights and to benefit
several charities. It’s also a some-
what rare example of bipartisan-
ship in an increasingly polarized
House Speaker Paul Ryan
assured lawmakers assembled
at a members’ briefing that the
game will be played as scheduled,
prompting a standing ovation.
Sherman says
there was no
request for trade
from Seahawks
Associated Press
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren
Seattle Seahawks cornerback
Richard Sherman (25) talks
with offensive coordinator
Darrell Bevell, right, and defen-
sive coordinator Kris Richard,
left, during NFL football prac-
tice Tuesday in Renton, Wash.
SOUTH All-Stars
Chris Case, Klamath Union
Carson Cochran, Cascade Chr.
Derrick Dunn, Lakeview
Cody Gray, South Umpqua
Austin Moore, Bandon
Zane Olive, Bandon
Kyle Otis, Toledo
Joel Snyder, Oakridge
Ken Nice, Bandon
Eddie Townsend, Toledo
Mariners hold off Twins rally
Associated Press
RENTON, Wash. — Rich-
ard Sherman said Wednesday
he never asked for a trade from
the Seattle Seahawks, but under-
stood why the only team he’s ever
played for was listening to offers
for his services.
“It’s just a conversation they
have every year. I guess this year,
more people knew about it,” Sher-
man said. “It’s a conversation they
have every year — everybody’s
open, everybody’s available. They
just made sure I knew, and you
guys found out. Pretty open about
it. It was never a situation where
anybody asked for it. It was just a
In his first news conference
since the end of last season, Sher-
man addressed a variety of issues,
from the trade rumors that hung
over Seattle’s offseason to a report
that indicated he was at the center
of locker room discontent stem-
ming from the Super Bowl loss
to New England, to his conduct
during parts of a tumultuous 2016
WEST All-Stars
Julian Downey, Santiam
Austin Gerding, Philomath
Keegan Greaney, Sisters
Alonzo Ranch, Harrisburg
Tanner Scanlan, North Marion
Blake Sentman, Cottage Grove
Cal Stueve, Philomath
Logan Wallaert, Colton
Marshal Warmouth, Sutherlin
Blake Ecker, Philomath
J.D. Hill, Santiam
AP Photo/Jim Mone
Seattle Mariners’ Mitch Haniger jogs the base path on a two-run home run off Minnesota
Twins pitcher Ervin Santana during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday in
Minneapolis. The Mariners held off a late threat to beat the Twins, 6-4.
INNEAPOLIS — Mike Zunino
may wish he could face the Min-
nesota Twins every game.
The Seattle catcher hit a three-run homer
in the third inning, his fourth home run
against the Twins since June 7, and the Mar-
iners’ bullpen held off a late threat to win
6-4 Wednesday night.
Zunino’s home run off the facing of the
upper deck gave the Mariners a 5-0 lead and
continued the tear the 26-year-old has been
on since being recalled from the minors in
late May.
Since May 29, Zunino is hitting .396
with five home runs, including a walk-off
against the Twins at Safeco Field a week ago
and Wednesday night’s third-inning blast.
“Zunino hit that ball about as hard as he
could hit it,” Seattle manager Scott Servais
After toying with his swing in the minor
leagues, Zunino has returned with a new
approach and has reestablished himself as
the everyday catcher.
“This is something that I only started
about a month and a half ago,” Zunino said,
“so I’m still trying to fine tune everything —
keep everything ironed out.”
Mitch Haniger hit a two-run homer in
the first inning off Ervin Santana, who gave
up a season-high nine hits just one game
removed from a complete-game shutout
in San Francisco. Santana (8-4) lasted five
innings, his second-shortest start of the year.
It was the fourth time this season the Twins
ace has allowed five or more runs.
“I think Ervin will tell you that he had to
battle tonight,” Twins manager Paul Moli-
tor said. “He probably didn’t have as good
a feel for his slider as he did his last game
The Twins chipped away at the early
5-0 deficit, however, and knocked Mariners
starter Sam Gaviglio out of the game with
three home runs in a two-inning stretch.
Eduardo Escobar and Byron Buxton hit
solo homers in the fifth inning, then Miguel
Sano added a two-run homer in the sixth
after the Mariners scored an unearned run
in the top of the inning. Sano’s 16th home
run knocked out Gaviglio (3-1) after 5 1/3
innings and gave way to a bullpen that had
given up 11 runs the night before.
It was a different story on Wednesday
as four Seattle relievers combined for 3 2/3
scoreless innings, ending with a four-out
save from Eddie Diaz, who forced a flyout
from Brian Dozier with two outs and two
men on in the bottom of the ninth.
“Big for us,” Diaz said.
Oregon State pitcher Heimlich goes undrafted
Associated Press
Oregon State pitcher Luke Heim-
lich, who as a teenager pleaded guilty
to molesting a 6-year-old girl, was
not taken in Major League Baseball’s
Heimlich was the top pitcher
during the regular season for the No.
1-ranked Beavers, who have lost just
four games and are headed to the Col-
lege World Series starting this week-
end in Omaha.
On Wednesday before prac-
tice, coach Pat Casey would not say
whether Heimlich would pitch during
the World Series.
“All I can say about Luke Heim-
lich is that I’m praying for him, his
family, anybody that was involved in
that matter, especially the little girl,”
he told reporters. “It’s just sad that
they’re going through the suffering
again as a family.”
Heimlich has compiled an 11-1
record with a 0.76 ERA. The left-
hander from Puyallup, Washing-
ton, had been projected to be an
early round pick in the draft, which
ended Wednesday without him being
Details about his criminal history
were revealed last week in a story
published by The Oregonian. In an
editorial accompanying the article,
the newspaper said it learned about
Heimlich’s 2012 conviction in Wash-
ington state after running a back-
ground check that it routinely does
for in-depth profiles.
Prosecutors initially charged
Heimlich with two counts of moles-
tation for abuse that began when the
girl was 4, The Oregonian said. He
ultimately pleaded guilty to one count
of molestation between February
2011 and December 2011, a period
during which he was 15. Prosecutors
dismissed the other charge as part of
a plea bargain.
He entered a diversion program,
received two years of probation and
was ordered to attend sex offender
treatment for two years, according
to court records. He was sentenced
to 40 weeks of detention at Washing-
ton’s Juvenile Rehabilitation author-
ity. But that sentence was suspended
and he served no time, according to
court records, because he success-
fully completed probation.
Heimlich was classified in Wash-
ington state as the lowest-level sex
offender with little risk of repeating
the behavior. He finished his proba-
tion and court-ordered classes in fall
2014, around the time he moved to
Corvallis to attend Oregon State.
“As a 16-year-old I was placed on
juvenile court probation and ordered
to participate in an individual coun-
seling program. I’m grateful for the
counseling I received and since then I
realized the only way forward was to
work each day on becoming the best
person, community member and stu-
dent I can possibly be,” Heimlich said
in a statement released by his Corval-
lis attorney last week.
The Beavers are the top seed in
the NCAA Tournament. Heimlich
pitched in the opening round for the
Beavers, before the story broke. He
asked that he be removed from the
rotation in the super regional round.
Oregon State has not commented
in detail on the matter, citing privacy