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The Eastlake Little League softball team of Sammamish fell, 4-2, to the Portland/Powell/Taborvilla team from Oregon on Wednesday but still advanced to the semifinal of the Little League West Regional.

Eastlake finished with a 3-1 record in pool play in the regional at San Bernardino, Calif., and will play again Thursday at 5 p.m. in the semifinals.


Matea Mamic of Croatia and Andi Vordermann, a transfer from Cal State-San Marcos, committed to Seattle U, coach James Finley announced.

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Women’s basketball

Steve Steele was named the lead assistant coach for Seattle Pacific, Falcons coach Julie Heisey announced. The 36-year-old Steele spent the last two years as an assistant at Concordia University-Irvine.

Girls soccer

Preston club Eastside FC’s U-14 team moved within one game of the final at the US Youth Soccer National Championships in Overland Park, Kan., with a 1-0 win over Pennsylvania’s YMS Explosion on Wednesday. Eastside needs at least a tie in Friday’s round-robin finale to guarantee a berth in Saturday’s national championship game.

Sport-information reports contributed to this article