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The Cougars earned a 6-4 win over Lakers to move to third in Three Rivers League; Canby boys track stars head to state


Canby avoided a sweep against Lake Oswego on Friday, May 13, with a 6-4 win over the Lakers. The win brings Canby into a three-way tie for third place in the Three Rivers League with Tualatin and Lake Oswego, whose teams each have an 8-7 record in league.

The Cougars got off to a hot start in the win with a four-run first inning, leading 4-1 through the third inning and 5-1 through the fourth. A groundout from senior Clayton Langdale, a double from senior Kellan Oakes and a single from junior Logan Robinson brought the runs in during that big first inning. Oakes had 2 RBIs on the day, and senior Theo Netter had a pair of hits to lead the team at the plate.

PMG PHOTO: TANNER RUSS - Canby senior Kellan Oakes recorded 2 RBIs in the Cougars win over Lake Oswego. Canby is now tied in league with Lake Oswego and Tualatin.

From the mound, Oakes faced 29 batters and struck out five, giving up 5 hits and 4 runs in the process.

Canby (8-7 TRL, 12-12 overall) finishes out the regular season with a three-game series against Oregon City (0-15 TRL, 4-18 overall). The first game will take place at Oregon City on Monday, May 16.

Track and Field

Canby's track and field team will send a pair of district champions and three additional athletes to the state meet in Eugene.

Seniors Tommy O'Neil and Treyson Wakefield claimed the Three Rivers League championships in the 800 meters and the triple jump, respectively. O'Neil ran a personal best time of 1:53.47 to take the title, edging Tualatin's Cole Noretto by one second. Wakefield meanwhile earned his district championship by leaping 42 feet, 11.25 inches.

Wakefield's mark edged out teammate and fellow senior Drew Pierson by 5.5 inches. Pierson, who qualified in the triple jump, also qualified in the long jump with a second-place finish and mark of 21 feet, 3.5 inches.

The other two state qualifiers for the Cougars are junior Omar Villanueva, who took second place in the 200-meters with a time of 22.85 seconds, and senior Koby Kessler, who placed second in the high jump with a leap of six feet.

The OSAA 6A state championships will be held at Hayward Field from May 20-21.


Canby will have two individual representatives at the state match. On the girls team, junior Tyler Olson will be headed to the Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell on May 16-17, after the paper goes to press. On the boys team, junior Jake Rogers will head to Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis over the same days.

Boys Lacrosse

Canby split a pair of results against Oregon City and Clackamas last week. On May 9, the Cougars defeated Oregon City 11-9, avenging an earlier 10-9 loss to the Pioneers on April 22. Canby followed that up with a close defeat to Clackamas on May 13, losing 12-10 to close out the regular season home games.

The Cougars (1-8 TRL, 7-10 overall) have a final regular season game against West Linn (6-3 TRL, 11-6 overall) on May 16. After that, Canby will either move into he OHSLA Championship bracket or the Cascade Cup bracket, depending on the teams rating on LaxNumbers.

Girls Rugby

Canby (1-6) will face off against Newberg (3-4) in the fifth-place matchup of the state finals on May 21 at Delta Park in Portland. The two teams have met before; Newberg defeated Canby 38-15 on April 23.

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