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Soccer team wins tournament

The Crossfire Spirit, which includes Estacada players Skylar Couchman and Hannah Rae, won the 14U title last weekend at the Portland Summer Classic. The team went 3-0-1 during the tournament, outscoring opponents by a combined 13-1 count. The Crossfire squad won the title game 3-0.

FootTraffic hosts youth track meets

FootTraffic is hosting a series of youth track meets at 6 p.m. each Wednesday, starting July 17, at Lake Oswego High School through the rest first week of August. Events offered range from the 60-meter dash to kids 10-and-under to the predict mile, which is open to all ages. Field events include the shot put, softball throw, long jump and high jump. The meet concludes with a 400-meter relay.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with an entry fee of $3 per child — $6 maximum per family.

Poulin, Wells, Lesto and Thatcher win titles

Kaytlin Poulin won the 12U bracket during the Sandy Mountain Festival singles tennis tournament, beating Madison Krenning, 6-1, 6-3, in the finals. Multi-sport athlete McKenna Wells used her agility and athleticism to outlast McKennah Joy in straight sets (6-4, 6-2) in the 14-and-under championship match.

The most competitive final came in the 17-and-under division and featured two members of the Sandy High School squad. Emmy Thatcher knocked off teammate Lindsey Shields, 7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 6-4, to earn the trophy.

Eva Lesto captured the open-division crown by cruising to a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Chicako Hokanson in the final.

Sandy will play host to three more tournaments before the summer is out. The next one on the docket is a mixed doubles tournament and is slated for August 4.

Green takes coaching job with Utica

Portland Winterhawks assistant coach Travis Green accepted the head coaching job with the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League, the top minor league affiliate for the Vancouver Canucks. Green took over as acting head coach for the Winterhawks early last season, leading the team to a 37-8-0-2 record over the final 47 games and guiding the team to the Western Hockey League crown and a berth in the Memorial Cup.

“I’m incredibly proud of everything we achieved in the five years I was here, but I feel I’m ready to take the next step and become a head coach,” Green said. “We built a championship team and a culture of winning here, and they are lessons I will take with me for the rest of my career.”

Green played almost 1,000 games in the NHL for five franchises. He finished with 193 career goals.



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