Linfield softball begins bid Thursday to win school’s third NCAA D3 national championship
Linfield aims for its third softball national title when the Wildcats open play Thursday in the NCAA Division III Championship in Marshall, Tex. Linfield (46-4) is one of eight teams in the double-elimination tournament, which is divided in two four-team pods. The winner of each pod plays in a best-of-three series June 6-7 for the championship.
Tigard crowns four champions at state track, Sherwood one
Amber Walker had already won the girls high jump on the final day of the OSAA 6A track and field state championships on Saturday, May 27. And yet, the junior was still jumping. Her only competition was herself, and the bar was set to 5 feet, 7.25 inches. She failed her first two attempts, but cleared it on her final jump, setting a new personal best. As soon she landed...
Tualatin girls track win 6A state title
Tualatin’s Lauren Ayers utilized a 70-second lap bell to drop the field and win the 3,000-meter state title at the OSAA 6A track and field state championships on Friday, May 26. It was only the third time this season that Ayers has ran in a 3K, and her final split was enough to create a five-second gap on the field, comfortably winning in a time of 10 minutes, 1.57 seconds. ...
Innovative environmental project in Clackamas County wins statewide award
Rivers of Life Center and its cadets from Oregon City High School’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps recently received another statewide award for efforts to create a nearly 500-acre environmental asset in the hills and small valleys of Mt. Scott. Samantha Wolf, a member of Oregon City’s Natural Resource Committee and a board member of Oregon Community Trees, presented the statewide award in concert with the Oregon Department of Forestry. The award recognized the huge amount of work that young people and Rivers of Life...
Sheldon, Lebanon Softball advance to 6A/5A State Championships
Sheldon Softball will play in the 6A State Championship after defeating Sherwood, 2-0, in the semifinal. No. 1-seed Sheldon, which only has one loss on the season, will play against No. 2-seed Oregon City. The game will be on Saturday, June 3, at Jane Sanders Stadium. The time for the game is to be determined.
Canby girls' relay team headline state track local performances
The Canby girls’ 4x400 relay team was not favored to do that well on the final day of the OSAA 5A track and field state championships at Hayward Field in Eugene on Saturday, May 27. After all, the relay had only one athlete who qualified for a final at the state meet individually. Further, the team entered with the third slowest entry of the field, and was slated to run in the first heat, which contained the slower teams. ...
Wilsonville’s Carter Cutting kicks it into high gear on the final lap to beat Crater’s Tyrone Gorze in the Class 5A 1,500 at the OSAA track and field state meet
With about 200 meters to go, the Class 5A boys 1,500 meter race morphed from a speed competition into something that looked a little bit more like a boxing match. No fists were thrown. But Wilsonville’s Carter Cutting and Crater’s Tyrone Gorze left every ounce of themselves on the track at Hayward Field as they finished the race. Gorze tried to overtake the lead in the final bend. Cutting, who has seen this time and time again, didn’t allow it to happen.
West Salem boys finish third
The West Salem track team qualified over 30 athletes across both the boys and girls teams and were poised to pursue a team trophy. On the final day the Titans boys side was shuffling through the top three team positions and even held the top spot for a while before finishing the weekend with third place finish with 49 total team points.
DeMari Thompson (North Salem), Mihaly Akpamgbo (West Salem) make Salem the 6A sprint capital of Oregon
By René Ferrán EUGENE — A year ago, it was Southern Oregon sprinters Andrew Walker and Nathan Rider who took center stage at Hayward Field, sweeping the Class 6A boys titles at the OSAA track and field state championships. Saturday, it was Salem’s turn in the spotlight. With North ...
Newberg's Castaneda and Chaffee headline state track performances
On the final day of the OSAA 6A track and field state championships on Saturday, May 27, at Hayward Field in Eugene, Newberg had seven athletes competing in finals. In the 400 meters, senior Garrett Chaffee finished second with a time of 48.85 seconds. Freshman Sophia Castaneda finished second in the 400 meters as well, clocking in at 55.65. Chaffee’s race ended in dramatic fashion, after Westview’s Fuad Omer, who...
Stella Koch, St. Paul headline state track and field performances
After a lackluster performance in the 1A girls long jump, St. Paul’s Stella Koch still had high hopes that she could make the podium with a top eight finish in the triple jump on Friday, May 26, at Hayward Field in Eugene at the OSAA 1A track and field state championships. Her hopes were more than fulfilled, as the junior won the event by only two inches with a leap of 33 feet 0.5 inches on her second jump. ...
Wilsonville track round-up: Cutting, de la Motte bring home state titles
A number of Wilsonville athletes saw their track and field seasons come to a close at the 2023 OSAA track and field state championships at Hayward Field in Eugene on Saturday, May 27, as the Wildcats took second in the girls team competition and fourth on the boys side. Carter...
Ramon and Boyd sisters headline Gervais' performance at 2A state track
Last year, Gotti Ramon was nowhere to be found at the state track and field championships. The Gervais junior didn’t make the trip to Eugene after failing to qualify at the Special District 2 championships. Frankly, he wasn’t even close to making the cut — the best he did was a couple of fifth-place finishes. He was just another body. Just another kid. This year at state, it was kind...
Sophia Beckmon coasts to 6A girls high jump state championship
Despite jumping nearly two feet shorter than her season best mark of 22 feet, 4 inches, Oregon City senior Sophia Beckmon coasted to the 6A girls long jump state championship at Hayward Field on Saturday morning, besting all other competitors by more than two feet with her first jump of the day. “It does mean a lot to me,” Beckmon. “It was nice, senior year, finishing strong-ish, but on a good note.” ...
Kleinschmit’s perfect game propels Kennedy baseball to semifinals
Kennedy senior Ethan Kleinschmit cut through the Heppner lineup like a hot knife through butter in Friday’s quarterfinal in Mount Angel. The All-State pitcher threw a perfect game against the Mustangs (20-6, 13-2 Special District 7), propelling the No. 1 Trojans (29-0) to a 12-0 victory in a brisk 94 minutes. “Perfect game for Ethan, you don’t see very many of those,” Kennedy head coach Kevin Moffatt said. “He was...
OSAA state championships: Salem's Thompson and Akpamgbo top sprinters in the state
DeMari Thompson and Mihaly Akpamgbo have had an incredible battle this season in the sprints, and it was taken to a new level Saturday at the state championships. Both came away with state titles and made a convincing case they are the top sprinters in Oregon. In the 100-meter final at Hayward Field, North...
Vote for Statesman Journal Athlete of the Week
There isn’t much time left in the spring high school sports season, but there are still Mid-Valley athletes to highlight. This week’s Statesman Journal Athlete of the Week nominees are:. Asia St. John, McNary track and field. Mihaly Akpamgbo, West Salem track and field. Brooksie Isham, South Salem...
Linfield Wildcats crowned super regional champs, head to nationals
MCMINNVILLE Ore. (KPTV) - The Linfield University softball team was on the prowl for greatness Saturday, becoming champs at the super regional final in McMinnville. The fourth ranked Wildcats are on the road to claim a third NCAA Division 3 national title after downing the Bethel Royals out of Minnesota 1-0 for the second straight sunshining day in Yamhill County.
Linfield earns its first NCAA D3 softball finals berth since 2015 after winning super regional
Linfield softball is advancing to the NCAA Division III Championship for the first time since 2015 after the Wildcats won a best-of-three Linfield Super Regional series against Bethel (Minn.). Linfield defeated Bethel 1-0 Saturday at Del Smith Stadium to win the series 2-0. The Wildcats also beat Bethel 1-0 on...
High School Spotlight: Hillsboro girls wrestling team grapples with getting to nationals
The Linfield University softball team was on the prowl for greatness Saturday, becoming champs at the super regional final in McMinnville. The Dalles team breaking home run records brings home another win. Updated: May. 27, 2023 at 11:06 PM UTC. |. The 4A OSAA softball quarterfinals saw the second-seeded Riverhawks...
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