The Rainier Columbians had three state placers in the boys’ events after the first day of the Oregon 3A State Track Championships held at Mount Hood College on Friday in Gresham.

Eaton Crape grabbed third place in the shot put with a toss of 48 feet 2 ½, Spencer Lentini was fourth in the pole vault at 12 feet, and Jonathan Moravec was 12th in the javelin with a throw of 132 feet.


Pe Ell/Willapa Valley 13, Toutle Lake 1: The Ducks allowed too many hits and errors in dropping a Southwest 2B District semifinal game at Fort Borst Park on Friday in Centralia.

Pe Ell/Willapa Valley took advantage of 16 hits and seven TL errors to take an 11-1 lead after three innings.

Jasmine Smith was 1-2 with an RBI, Keeley Studebaker-Smith was 1-2 with a run, and Jordyn Grabenhorst added a hit.

Kaylee Florek absorbed the loss, allowing five earned runs through five innings and striking out one.

Ocosta 13, Winlock 7: Ocosta parlayed 18 hits and seven Winlock errors into a loser-out victory in the Southwest 2B District Tournament at Fort Borst Park on Friday in Centralia.

Winlock finished its season 15-7.

The Cardinals had eight hits. Raychel Squibb was 3-4 with a home run, double, two RBIs and three runs scored, Cheleena Squibb was 2-3 with two RBIs, and Addison Hall and Sabrena Barragan each had an RBI.

Jenna Jones allowed seven earned runs and struck out two in the loss.


Southwest 2A District: Mark Morris singles placer Katie Troy, and the doubles pairing of Madison Pond and Chandra Lomax were all eliminated in the consolation portion of the tournament at the Vancouver Tennis Center on Friday in Vancouver.

The top three singles and doubles pairings advance to the 2A State Championships during May 24-25 at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle.

Troy was eliminated by Ridgefield’s Kayla Bennett 6-7, 6-4, 6-4. In doubles, Pond-Lomax fell to a Washougal duo 6-7, 7-5, 7-5.

Columbia River won the team title with 19 points, followed by Washougal with 14. MM placed seventh with four points.

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Rick is a 29-year veteran of The Daily News, and the lead Lower Columbia College athletics reporter. In addition, he tracks former area prep athletes and assists several other beats. He is a Mark Morris grad with a business management degree from LCC.

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