Cyclocross event set for next week

Cyclocross is coming back. Back to Hillsboro, that is.

The ever-popular Cross Crusade cyclocross racing series is scheduled to return to the Washington County Fair Complex on Sunday, Nov. 3. The complex address at 873 N.E. 34th Ave.

The Hillsboro stop is the sixth in this year’s eight-race series. As always, divisions for riders of all ages and abilities will be contested, including beginners through expert riders, masters riders, women, juniors (ages 10-18), and even single speed and unicycle riders. Noncompetitive events for kids under 10 also will be available. The first race of the day will start at 8:40 a.m. and the final race of the day will begin at 3:15 p.m. Race duration is 10 to 60 minutes, depending on the division.

Cyclocross is a cycling discipline in which riders tackle primarily off-road courses consisting of surfaces such as dirt, grass, sand and pavement on bikes that resemble road bikes but have wider, knobby tires. Most races consist of a series of laps around the course, making the sport spectator-friendly, and since cyclocross takes place in the fall and winter, mud is often an element, especially in the Pacific Northwest.

Registration fee is $5 to $30, depending on registration category. Registration is available online through 9 p.m. next Friday and in person on race day. Registration by mail is also taken but must be received by next Thursday.

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Wilsonville blasts Liberty, 43-7

Liberty scored the first points of Friday’s Northwest Oregon Conference football game against Wilsonville, but the Wildcats scored the next 43 to run away with a 43-7 victory over the Falcons.

Mike McBride, filling in at quarterback for the injured Blake Walker, connected with Byron Greenlee on a 24-yard touchdown pass with 3:58 left in the first quarter to give Liberty (4-4, 3-3 NWOC) an early 7-0 lead, but it would be short-lived.

Wilsonville (4-4, 3-3) responded with a Cole Wilson 3-yard touchdown run and a 22-yard field goal by Harry England to go ahead 10-7 at halftime, and the Wildcats turned the game into a rout in the second half with five unanswered touchdowns.

Wilsonville’s defense limited Liberty to 121 yards of total offense, including just 33 on the ground.

The Falcons will wrap up the regular season tonight with a road game against Parkrose (6-2, 4-2).

Pink Phoenix will host open house

The Pink Phoenix Dragon Boat Team is staging its annual meeting and an open house for prospective members next week.

The event is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday in the Building 2 auditorium at the Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus. The address is 1040 N.W. 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97210.

The team is open to breast cancer survivors, who are invited to meet current team members and the coach, get a review of the 2013 season, and learn about the team’s winter fitness program and plans for 2014. Those include attending an international survivor regatta in Sarasota, Fla., next October.

For questions or to RSVP, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

District XC meets on tap this week

The Pacific Conference and Northwest Oregon Conference each staged their district cross-country meets this week to determine which teams and individuals will qualify for the upcoming state meets in Eugene.

Both meets were held after the Hillsboro Tribune’s press deadline, but check back next week for complete district meet coverage and a preview of the state meet.

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