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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.

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


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

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