Assistant Sports Editor
The 60-year-old golf coach with six state titles thumbed through a red notebook, reminiscing as he read players' names and scores.
It was an emotional game for us, "Capital coach Mel Weems said. "It was a big win. It also proved to be Capital's only game Tuesday as the rains started to fall in earnest around 3 p.m. and didn't let up, forcing tournament officials to cancel the remainder of the West Central-Southwest bi-district tournament at 4:27 p.m.
Thirty years of coaching has taught Greg Santora that winning is in the details.
SPANAWAY - Just when a late-game miracle looked impossible, a seventh-inning comeback was in the bag of tricks for Capital.
LACEY - The Timberline Blazers were down to four outs. Four outs to get some offense going in a fastpitch game they had been trailing the entire way.
• Gallery: Timberline vs. Capital Fastpitch 2010
Capital and Tumwater high schools combined to place in the top four in five categories - including two first-place finishes - at the Dance and Drill Championships last weekend at the Yakima SunDome. Four South Sound schools competed - Capital, Elma, Tumwater and Yelm.
Tacoma - Only 6 seconds remained in the game.
TACOMA - With her team trailing by 15 points, Capital coach Colleen Wells gave her team a reassuring halftime pep talk.
TACOMA - With her team trailing by one point in the closing seconds of the game, Capital's Aria Goodman shot a 15-foot jumper and hoped.
• Gallery: Shadle Park 47, Capital 46