Les Schwab Bowl rosters released
Four high school seniors from western Washington County have been selected to the North roster for this years Les Schwab Bowl, an annual all-star football game.
Glencoes Kainoa Hanchett was chosen at running back/defensive back, and teammate David Vanoudenhaegen was named to the squad as a lineman. Century linebacker Zack Allen and Forest Grove receiver Zac Collins also made the team.
Former Glencoe coach Steve Jones, who resigned earlier this winter, will serve as an assistant to North head coach Steve Pyne of Central Catholic.
The Les Schwab Bowl returns to Hillsboro this June 21. The game is slated for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff at Hillsboro Stadium.
Tickets will be available for purchase starting April 1. For more information, go to lesschwabbowl.com.
Forest Grove boys ready for playoffs
The big game is tonight.
Thanks to its fourth-place finish in the Pacific Conference, the Forest Grove boys basketball team picked up an automatic berth into the Class 6A state playoffs, which kick off with tonights first round.
The 20th-seeded Vikings will hit the road for this one, but luckily they do not have to travel far. They are slated to take on a familiar opponent in No. 13 Southridge (13-11), the third team out of the Metro League, at 7 p.m.
The Vikings (15-9), who had already sealed a playoff berth entering last weeks conference finale, wrapped up the regular season last Tuesday with a 57-50 loss to co-runner-up McMinnville at Joe Moran Court.
Senior Michael Garcia made an unexpected appearance against the Grizzlies. Getting a nod of recognition on Senior Night, Garcia briefly played in the game and even attempted a 3-pointer. The all-star guard had been out of action since late January, when he sprained the MCL in his right knee in a game against eventual league champion Tigard.
As for tonights contest, the Vikings have some recent history against the Skyhawks. The two teams squared off against each other in early December, with host Forest Grove prevailing 73-67. Admission for tonights game is $6 for adults, $4 for students.
The winner advances to a round of 16 game on Saturday and will face either No. 4 South Medford or No. 29 Beaverton.
Boxers outlast George Fox, 11-9
April Lanz helped Pacific survive a scare from George Foxs first-year program Monday night, scoring two goals in overtime as the Boxers escaped with an 11-9 win in womens lacrosse action at the Austin Sports Complex in Newberg.
Lanz had scored two goals late in the second half to give the Boxers a 9-6 lead, but the Bruins scored three times in the final seven minutes, two off of the stick of Alexa Nakashimada, to tie the contest at 9-9.
Lanz scored the only goals in the extra period, the game-winner coming off Abby Talboys assist with 4:18 left and an insurance goal with 3:06 to go off Paisley Hiefields assist.
Lanz led all scorers with five goals as Pacific outshot George Fox 34-21. Amy Mayhugh scored two goals and had two assists and Melanie Niehus added two goals and an assist.
After three games on the road, Pacific returns to Forest Grove for a four-game home stand. The run begins on Saturday afternoon as the Boxers host Colorado College at 2 p.m.