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Soccer team picks up its first league point

Each side scored in overtime Thursday, as the Sandy boys soccer team earned a 2-2 tie with Rex Putnam to register its first point in the NWOC ladder. The Pioneers tied the score late in the extra session when Kaden Walker sent a deep throw-in to the front of the goal and teammate Chase Hubbard flicked it into the net.

Sandy got on the scoreboard first when Lukas Bohm drew a foul in the 18-yard box, and Wyatt Edwards converted fhe penalty kick for a 1-0 lead that the team would carry most of the night.

Putnam tied the game with seven minutes left in regulation off a free kick by Elliott Bixby from 25 yards out. He struck again on another free kick to give the Kingsmen a brief 2-1 lead early in overtime.

Sandy’s backline of Walker, Nash Idler, Corey Smith and Devin Lutz controlled possession most of the way, while goaltender Eli Miller, filling in for his injured brother, made his first varsity start.

Saints down rival Clackamas in sweep

Mt. Hood took command of the South Region volleyball standings with a 25-21, 25-23, 25-19 sweep at Clackamas CC on Friday night. Keely Siegel powered the Saints attack with 12 kills and five blocks, while Shawna Smith added 12 kills and a team-best 23 digs. Barlow High graduate Lihau Perreira had 10 kills.

Mt. Hood moved to 5-0 in the South.

Raleigh takes sixth at Hodges Invite

Reynolds High graduate Brandon Raleigh paced the Mt. Hood CC men’s cross country team with a sixth-place finish at the Mike Hodges Invitational on Saturday in Oregon City. He completed the 8K course in 26:29.2. Teammates Taylor Hybl and Keenan Follett also placed in the top 20. Mt. Hood was last in the team scoring among the three complete teams at the meet.

? Reynolds High graduate Emily Trosino led the women’s team with a third-place effort, covering the 4,340-meter course in 17:09.59. Haley McDonald finished sixth in 17:18.67, while Courtney Andre cracked the top 20. The Saints were third among the four complete teams, beating host Clackamas CC by six points.

Timbers blank rivals, move to the top

Khalif Alhassan scored on a rebound near the top of the 18-yard box moments before the halftime whistle to lift the Timbers to a 1-0 win over Seattle on Sunday night. Seattle had several chances to notch the equalizer after being hit with a red card in the 73rd minute, including a shot by Steve Zakuani that went off the crossbar early in stoppage time.

Timbers goalie Donovan Ricketts made a pair of diving saves to earn the shutout.

Portland (13-5-14) moved to the top of the Western Conference standings with 53 points — one ahead of Real Salt Lake with two matches left in the regular season. The Timbers hold the highest win percentage (.625) in Major League Soccer.

The Timbers host Salt Lake at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Winterhawks pile up goals vs. Kamloops

Portland out shot Kamloops 22-6 in the first period Saturday, but was left deadlocked 1-1 on the scoreboard. The Winterhawks broke the game open in the second period with goals on 5 of 12 shots. Derrick Pouliot had two goals and an assist, while Nic Petan picked up three assists.

Portland (4-3-0-1) hosts Tri-City at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Moda Center.