Newberg skiers make strong debut
MOUNT HOOD — After featuring just one racer last year in the program's debut, the Newberg girls ski team has lofty goals for its first season of team competition: qualifying for the state meet in Bend.
The Tigers proved that's more than feasible by placing fourth in the first Metro League race of the season Saturday at Mount Hood Meadows.
Sophomore Corin Hartnell, who was the impetus for the team's creation last year, placed fifth in the giant slalom with a combined time of 1:06.92 in two runs.
Newcomer Clara Perez Rossi wasn't far behind after turning in a 30.57 on her second run to jump up to seventh at 1:07.46.
"She is getting dialed in and came in second place for her second run, nearly overtaking the No. 1 Metro racer for the past three years," said Alex Moss, coach of the Tigard-Newberg-Tualatin (TNT) cooperative team.
Kate Orloff rounded out the team scoring by placing 17th in 1:15.08 to give Newberg a total time of 3:29.46, putting it just over three seconds behind third-place finisher Tigard 3:26.91. Taylor Trantham was also 29th (1:27.71) and Taylor Moen was 39th (1:47.80) for the Tigers.
Dawson Walls led Newberg's boys to an eighth-place showing (3:46.64) by finishing 23rd at 1:11.82. Gus Guyette and Sam Burner recorded the remaining team times, finishing in 34th (1:14.99) and 42nd (1:19.83), respectively.
Perrydale 51, C.S. Lewis 6 — The Watchmen could not keep pace with the Casco League-leading Pirates Jan. 9.
Oregon School for the Deaf 34, C.S. Lewis 25 — Ally Trowbrdge paced CSLA with 18 points and 14 rebounds in the home defeat Jan. 11, but overall the Watchmen shot poorly for the game.
C.S. Lewis 30, Central 29 — Trowbridge hit the game winner at the buzzer to lift the Watchmen to their first victory of the season in a non-league game Monday afternoon at home. Trowbridge was all over the court for CSLA (1-10), finishing with 12 points, 10-plus rebounds and five assists and leading the defensive effort. Cali Mault also scored 12 points after hitting four three-pointers. Jamie Wooding led the effort on the boards and anchored the team's interior defense.
"It was the second game in a row where we limited turnovers and played with tremendous effort," CSLA coach Lucas Jepson said.
Tigard 65, Newberg 32 — Lexi Morace led Newberg with nine points in the home loss Jan. 9. Gisell Benetti, Reneé Lee and Karly Fouche scored six points apiece.
Canby 63, Newberg 26 —Morace scored seven points for the Tigers (4-10, 2-4 Three Rivers League) in a road loss Friday night.
Perrydale 48, C.S. Lewis 46 — The Watchmen came up just shy on the road Jan. 9 to drop their first Casco League contest of the season. C.S. Lewis led by one point with a minute remaining and had a chance to boost its lead following a steal, but misfired and turned the ball over on its last two possessions.
C.S. Lewis 59, OSD 55 — Micah Grobey powered CSLA to the win Jan. 11 with a monster performance. The junior wing poured in 36 points to go along with nine rebounds to help the Watchmen overcome 20 turnovers.
Central Christian 52, C.S. Lewis 36 — The Watchmen (10-5, 5-1) trailed 33-26 at halftime, but came out flat in the third quarter and made just three of its 30 attempts from beyond the arc. Grobey led the team with 11 points and Dylan Stroup added 10.