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Pacific freshman earns NWC honor

After scoring 30 points and leading the Pacific women’s basketball squad to a 94-39 win over Walla Walla last week, freshman Sarah Curl earned Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week honors.

Last week Curl proved she will be a key piece to the Boxers’ success this season, making her Boxer debut and leading the squad with 30 points — many of which came on lone breakaways. She shot 68 percent from the field (13-for-19) and 67 percent from beyond the arc (2-for-3). She was perfect from the free throw line and also collected six steals and three assists.

“Sarah had an outstanding performance the other night,” Pacific head coach Sharon Rissmiller said. “As an entire program, we all appreciate Sarah’s effort that she gives every day and her willingness to adapt to whatever we ask of her.

“She is a fantastic teammate and I’m excited for her to receive this honor and recognition because it is well deserved.”

Through the Boxers’ first four games this season, Curl is leading the team in scoring with 12 points per game. She is shooting 44 percent from the field, 40 percent from the three-point line and is perfect from the charity stripe.

The Boxers are currently 2-2 on the season. They will play host to New Hope Christian College on Saturday before taking off next week to Honolulu for the Hoop ‘N Surf Classic.

Junior Viks win hoops tourney

The Forest Grove Youth Basketball program’s 6th grade team started its season strong, winning the 2013 Century Tipoff Classic, which was held last weekend at Century High School and South Meadows Middle School.

Forest Grove went 4-0 over the weekend, defeating Hillsboro and Century on Saturday, and following that up on Sunday with victories over Westview and Aloha. Every player on the team scored. The Junior Vikings played aggressive defense and moved the ball well on the offensive end. In the Westview game, Forest Grove racked up an impressive 71 points.

Team members include Roman Miller, Alex Hurtado, Max Richards, Ryan Kane, Joe Wilson, Henry O’Donnell, Quincy Norman, Zach Burke, Cole Smith, Ladd McLaughlin and Guy Littlefield. The team is coached by Brian Burke.

Boxers will host baseball camps

The Pacific baseball team will host a pair of youth camps in January and February designed to prepare players age 7-13 for the upcoming season.

The camps will feature two sessions each on Saturday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Feb. 1, in Pacific University’s Stoller Center Fieldhouse. The early sessions will run from 2-4:30 p.m., and the late sessions will be from 4:30-7.

Directed by Pacific assistant baseball coach Aaron Svarthumle, the camp is designed to give youth baseball players an opportunity to sharpen their skills and learn new drills to help them progress in their baseball careers. Campers will receive instruction from Pacific University coaches and players.

The camp will cost $60 per session or $100 for both sessions. Acceptance will be confirmed by email or phone. Pre-registration is highly advised as camp participants will be limited.

For more information, contact Svarthumle at 503-352-2836 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



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