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Wyatt Partridge continued to dazzle as Castle Rock earned its first Trico 1A League victory of the season, topping King’s Way Christian 42-20 in Vancouver on Friday night.

Partridge has 172 yards on 13 carries, including touchdown runs of 27, 4 and 43 yards, to go with a 23-yard pick-six.

Castle Rock jumped to a 21-0 first-quarter lead behind three first-half touchdowns from the sophomore. Caleb Mullen added a second-quarter 1-yard touchdown run, and finished 4 of 7 for 72 yards passing. The Rockets as a team, had 368 offensive yards, including 78 on the ground from Peyton Watts, who had a fourth-quarter 4-yard run.

“We had to shuffle some guys around, and use a lot of guys that haven’t been playing,” said Castle Rock first-year coach Aaron Gehring. He also applauded several players on defense and dubbed it a “team win”

“They’re learning to win, but they’re getting better every week.”

The Rockets also had four takeaways, including two interceptions by Parker Watts. Castle Rock (2-4, 1-1 league) host Stevenson for Homecoming on Friday.

Woodland 47, Montesano 13: Tyler Flanagan rushed for five touchdowns and passed for another as the Beavers dismantled the second-ranked 1A Bulldogs on Friday in Montesano.

Flanagan ran 34 times for 237 yards including TD gallops of 7, 1, 6, 42 and 1 yards. He also completed 14-24 passes for 302 yards including a 75-yard scoring toss to Christian Yager.

Reid Hope, who rushed seven times for 117 yards, had a 90-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter. Kenyon Guy had nine carries for 56 yards. The Beavers finished with 429 rushing yards.

The Beavers’ defense held Montesano to 267 total yards, including 195 on the ground.

Woodland hosts Ridgefield on Friday.

Rainier 32, Dayton 8: David Katon rushed 11 times for 103 yards and three touchdowns as the top-ranked Columbians cruised to an Oregon District 1 victory on Friday in Dayton.

Rainier (6-0, 2-0 league) battled Dayton to a scoreless draw at halftime.

“We didn’t play our best first half like we did last week,” Rainier coach Mike King said. “I’m happy with how we responded in the second half, and our offensive line dominated.”

Katon scored on runs of 30, 1 and 45 yards. Kenney Tripp also caught a 42-yard scoring strike from Joey Tripp, who completed 7-12 passes for 110 yards, and ran 21 times for 174 yards. Kenney Tripp also caught five passes for 70 yards.

Defensively, the Columbians allowed Dayton 138 total yards. Joey Tripp had 12 tackles, Katon added eight, and Dylon Garrett had seven.

Rainier hosts second-ranked Amity on Friday.

Hockinson 48, Mark Morris 7: A fourth-quarter touchdown run from Dawson Fritz helped the Monarchs avoid a shutout to the top-ranked Hawks in Greater St. Helens 2A League play at Nautilus Field on Friday in Hockinson.

“They’re a really good team, and we didn’t compete as well as we could’ve,” MM coach Shawn Perkins said. “They were able run a side sweep we weren’t expecting.”

MM (3-3, 1-2 league) trailed 28-0 after the first quarter, and 48-0 at halftime, forcing the second half to be played under a running clock. The Monarchs rushed for 150 of their 235 total yards. Fritz rushed for 102 yards, including a 29-yard TD gallop.

Mark Morris visits Washougal on Friday.

Clatskanie 55, Taft 12: Cedrix Heath set the tone of the game for the Tigers with a pick-six on the third play of the game as the Tigers rolled to an Oregon District 1 victory at Dick Manick Field on Friday in Clatskanie.

Clatskanie (4-2, 1-1 league) led 14-12 at halftime.

“Things went a little sideways for us in the second quarter due to sloppy defense,” Clatskanie coach Tim Warren said. “We made some adjustments at halftime, and they responded.”

Taft passed for 206 of its 217 air yards in the first half. Clatskanie rushed for 347 of its 405 total yards in the game.

Heath, who rushed 15 times for 88 yards, had a 4-yard scoring scamper and caught a 20-yard TD pass from Cooper Blodgett. The quarterback rushed 13 times for 144 yards including scoring jaunts of 9 and 5 yards. Andre Combs had TD runs of 20 and 56 yards, and Kees Tjaarda added a 15-yard scoring gallop.

Defensive standouts included Sam Shockley, Cade Warren, Chase Baker, Timber Zea and Noah Patterson.

Clatskanie hosts Dayton on Friday.


Oxford Classic: Castle Rock’s Amy Blodgett grabbed a top-100 finish in the race held at Drake Park on Friday in Bend, Ore.

Summit won the girls’ race with 22 points, followed by Capital with 98. CR was 17th with 507.

Blodgett finished the 5,000 meter run in 24 minutes, 39.58 seconds, followed by Hannah Lair (113th, 26:31.40) and Debera Beer (115th, 26:42.45).

Summit also won the boys’ run with 63, followed by South Medford with 74. CR was 21st with 595. Jeran Keogh paced the Rockets in 114th place in 20:16.25, followed by Aaron Ross (121st, 20:41.21) and Colby Cook (122nd, 20:42.39).


Kelso 3, Fort Vancouver 1: Ashley Noah had 12 assists and 14 digs in the Lassies’ 25-15, 15-25, 25-12, 25-15 win on Thursday in Greater St. Helens 3A League play. Ashley McGhee added 24 digs, Ella Baumgardner had five kills, Samantha Crockett had 12 assists and six aces and Alexandra Gaston chipped in seven kills and five digs.


Ridgefield 3, Woodland 1: Gwen Elkinton made 15 saves in the Greater St. Helens 2A League defeat on Thursday. Emersyn Finn had the Beavers’ lone goal, as they held close to a 2-1 halftime deficit. Isabella Mattison and Kelly Sawyer also stood out for the Beavers (3-7, 0-7 league).


La Center 184, Kalama 197: Todd Tabor shot a 46 on Thursday at Lewis River Golf Course to lead the Chinooks.


Lower Columbia 3, Highline 0: Ninth-ranked Highline was no match for the 10th-ranked Red Devils in an NWAC West Region matchup on Friday at Truman Myklebust Gymnasium.

Set scores for LCC (22-4, 5-0 region) were 25-20, 26-24, 26-24. The Red Devils have now won their last seven matches, and have victories in 17 of their last 18 outings. Highline falls to 22-8, 3-1 in the region.

Cassidy Thompson paced the Red Devils with nine kills, four aces and 11 digs. Megan Miller added nine kills and five block assists, Desarae Reab had nine kills and four block assists, and Paige Moorcroft added eight kills and two block assists. Ashlynn Cantwell had five kills and 18 digs, Macey Wright dished 39 assists and had two kills, eight digs and two block assists, Karlie Hall made 18 digs, and Maddie Stimmel added 10 digs.

The Red Devils visit Pierce on Wednesday.

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