News and notes….

We have a couple of items this morning for you, then we have a ton of stuff for you tomorrow as we really get back to work for the fall sports season.

Golf: Boeing Classic opens today
A Boeing 777 aircraft will once again fly over the 18th green at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge golf course later this morning to open play at pro golf’s Boeing Classic tournament. The plane will be overhead around lunch time and it will help kick off one of the top weekends on the Champions Tour senior men’s pro golf calendar.

The featured pairings today will get started around 1:00; the threesome featuring Seattle’s own Fred Couples tees off at 1:10 p.m., and he will be partnered up with fellow pros Mark O’Meara and Colin Montgomerie. All three have had tremendous success in pro golf over the years, so this will be a threesome to watch. The group featuring the tournament’s defending champion Jay Don Blake will tee off at 1:00, 10 minutes before Couples’ group heads out. He will be teaming up with Brad Faxon and Fred Funk.

Among the other golfers expected to compete include Tom Kite, Bernhard Langer and Kenny Perry.

For those who can’t make it up there, the Golf Channel (Comcast ch. 69, DirecTV, Dish) will have full coverage throughout the weekend, with that coverage starting at 3:30 this afternoon and going until 5:30.

Women’s Soccer: Northwest falls in opener
The Northwest University women’s soccer team fell 3-1 Wednesday at Biola in California to open the season.

Among the returning seniors for NU this fall is Mount Si grad Jessica Oliver, from North Bend. Oliver played 32 minutes in the contest, recording a pair of shots, including one on goal. The game also marked the coaching debut for interim head coach Vallan Seid, named to that post for the Eagles following the sudden resignation August 14 of longtime head coach Erin Redwine.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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