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Year in review: Wilsonville sports highlights in 2013

A look at 15 outstanding moments from the last calendar year


by: GREG ARTMAN - Dylan Livesay is mobbed by Andrew Phillis (right) after hitting the game-winning three-pointer to lift the Wilsonville boys basketball team over West Albany in the fourth-place game of the Class 5A state tournament in Eugene. It was one of the landmark moments in Wildcats sports in 2013.There were scores of exciting Wilsonville High School sports moments in 2013. Here are 15 of the most outstanding accomplishments:

Feb. 9: Christie Halverson wins the girls 500-yard freestyle race and leads Wilsonville to a district title in the 400 free relay race during the NWOC championships at Parkrose High School in Portland.

March 9: Dylan Livesay drains a buzzer-beating three-pointer in a 50-47 win over West Albany, securing fourth place for the Wilsonville boys basketball team at the Class 5A championships in Eugene.

April 2: Clayton Gelfand tosses a school-record 17 strikeouts as part of a one-hit, complete-game effort to lead the Wilsonville baseball team in a 2-0 shutout of Milwaukie.

April 24: Jake Jennings throws a no-hitter to lead the Wilsonville baseball team in a 6-0 victory at St. Helens.

May 7: Brett Wolvert earns medalist honors at the Northwest Oregon Conference boys golf tournament with a two-day score of 145 at The Reserve in Aloha.

May 8: Haley Moss captures her first district title with a 6-2, 6-0 rout of Sandy junior Hailey Fischer at the NWOC championships at Tualatin Hills Tennis Center in Beaverton.

May 21: The Wilsonville girls lacrosse team finishes its season in the state semifinals with a 19-2 record, its only losses coming at the hands of eventual finalists West Linn and Lake Oswego.

May 25: Taryn Rawlings wins state titles in the girls 800- and 1,500-meter races during the OSAA track and field championships at Hayward Field in Eugene. Meanwhile, Johnny Ragin takes top honors in the boys javelin competition and joins the Wildcats for a first-place finish in the 400-meter relay race.

Sept. 17: The Wilsonville volleyball team engineers a 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-17) sweep of Sherwood, snapping a nine-match losing streak in the series.

Oct. 11: Rawlings breaks the school record in girls cross-country with a time of 17 minutes 59.7 seconds at Sandelie Golf Course, besting the mark of 18:25 that Melissa Brown clocked in 2004.

Oct. 17: The Wilsonville girls soccer team defeats Sherwood 2-0 at home, earning its first shutout victory in the rivalry series since 2006.

Oct. 23: Rawlings crosses the finish line in 19 minutes 38.0 seconds at Blue Lake Park in Fairview to win the third NWOC district cross-country title of her high school career. That same day, junior Josh Meyer and the Wilsonville boys win a fourth-consecutive NWOC district title.

Oct. 25: Derek Sunkle breaks the Wilsonville football team’s single-season rushing record during its comeback win over Sandy, finishing the season with 1,888 yards on 255 carries.

Nov. 2: Trailing two-sets-to-one and playing the end of the match without coach Kristen Rott, who left abruptly for personal medical reasons, the Wilsonville volleyball team earns a 3-2 (25-22, 17-25, 21-25, 25-20, 15-6) victory against Crescent Valley to reach the Class 5A quarterfinals for the first time since 2007.

Nov. 9: By shutting out Silverton in the Class 5A quarterfinals, the Wilsonville boys soccer team advances to the state semifinals for the first time since 2002 in a landmark season under coach Ian Reschke.

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