The Washington Stealth professional lacrosse team, based in Everett since 2009, is moving to Langley, B.C. for the 2014 season.

The Stealth reached the finals of the nine-team National Lacrosse League in three of the past four seasons, including winning the championship in 2010.

The team said Thursday in a news release that the business side of running the team in Everett was not working out.

“Ultimately, it was time for us to make a business decision to avoid losing the team altogether,” said David Takata, the team president.

This past season, the team averaged a league-low 4,184 fans per game.

Elsewhere

Denham Patricelli, who won the Class 4A state boys javelin championship for Tahoma High School this spring, set an American record while winning the 700-gram javelin at the World Youth Track and Field Trials in St. Louis on Tuesday. He threw 221 feet, 6 inches.

• Mallory Kent of Tukwila won the Washington State Women’s Amateur, firing a final round 74 to win by a shot at 8-over 224 at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal Way. Lisa Smego of Olympia won the Senior Amateur by seven strokes at 17-over 233.

• Washington junior-to-be Cheng-Tsung Pan moved to No. 1 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, giving UW its third No.1 player in four years. Pans joins Chris Williams and Nick Taylor as recent No. 1 players.

From sports-information reports