Oregon City equestrian team sends 13 riders to OHSET state meet
Thirteen riders from the Oregon City High School equestrian team have qualified for the four-day Oregon High School Equestrian Teams state championships beginning Thursday at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds Expo Center in Redmond.
Mikayla Wacker earned gold medals in five individual events — barrels, driving, figure 8, pole bending, and saddleseat equitation — and has qualified to compete at state in a team-high 10 events. Maddie Pomeroy qualified in nine events and Mackenzie Widmer in seven.
The Pioneers swept the gold, silver and bronze medals in the team versatility event with three teams that will help represent Oregon City at the state meet.
Oregon City's other state qualifiers include Leah Bills, Brooke Birchard, Eva Howard, Amy Steiner, Natassja Villarreal, Morgan Ward, Natalie Ward, Tyler Ward, and Jessica Zuber.
Oregon City dominated the Tri-River Valley District throughout the regular season, scoring a combined 2,588 points in three meets, while runner-up Wilsonville scored 1,657 and Molalla had 1,421.
Wacker, a sophomore, closed out the regular season on a high note at the April 18-21 Tri-River Valley district meet, scoring 96 points with individual wins in driving, pole bending, and figure 8, plus a second-place finish in barrels.
At that same meet, Steiner, a junior, won individual flags, placed fourth in pole bending, fourth in steer daubing, fifth in barrels, and seventh in figure 8 to score 70 points. Birchard, a senior, won the Western horsemanship event and finished the meet with 65 points.
WILSONVILLE 9, PUTNAM 0: Wilsonville junior Andrew Classen fired a no-hitter with two walks and five strikeouts to lead the Wildcats to a road win Friday, completing a sweep of their three-game Northwest Oregon Conference series with the Kingsmen.
Trevor Antonson went 2 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs to lead a nine-hit attack as the first-place Wildcats (15-8, 12-3 NWOC) won their seventh in a row and opened a two-game lead over the Kingsmen (15-8, 10-5) with three games remaining in the regular season.
ST. HELENS 7, MILWAUKIE 4: St. Helens' starter Caleb Edwards went the distance, scattering five hits with seven strikeouts as the Lions put the finishing touch on a three-game NWOC series sweep of the Mustangs.
Logan Killian had two hits and Kaden Middleton added an RBI-double for Milwaukie (3-17, 0-12).
GLADSTONE 12, MADRAS 0: Mateo Burgos tossed a no-hitter with seven strikeouts as the Gladiators rolled over the White Buffaloes in a Tri-Valley Conference blowout Friday that was abbreviated to five innings by the 10-run rule.
Madras had one batter reach on an error in the first inning and another drew a walk leading off the third, but Burgos got helped out by an inning-ending double play in the third and ended up facing only 16 batters — one over the minimum for five innings.
At the plate, Gladstone's Matthew Lehrbach went 2 for 3 with a triple and three RBIs, and Matthew Kuhn and Burgos added two hits each as the Gladiators (15-8, 12-1 Tri-Valley) remained tied with North Marion atop the league standings.
CLACKAMAS 10, DAVID DOUGLAS 1: Leadoff hitter Maddy Stateler went 3 for 5 with a double and two solo home runs, and Alyssa Daniel added a two-run homer, leading the Cavaliers to a Mt. Hood Conference home win Friday over the Scots.
Clackamas starter Shaylee Monise surrendered a run in the first inning and then blanked David Douglas the rest of the way, scattering eight hits with one walk and seven strikeouts for the Cavaliers (14-8, 9-2 Mt. Hood).
TUALATIN 17, OREGON CITY 4: Tualatin's Leanna Rosenbaum went 4 for 5 with two doubles, a homer, and seven RBIs to highlight an 18-hit attack that carried the Timberwolves to a Three Rivers League road win Friday over the Pioneers.
Emilia Coffman and Hannah Stewart had two hits each for Oregon City, and Isabelle Lewis and Avery Pattison had the other two hits for the Pioneers (7-14, 3-6).
LA SALLE PREP 3, PUTNAM 1: Tyka Dupuis hit an RBI-single to center that scored Kiriaha Edeline from third base to cap a three-run third inning that lifted the Falcons to a Northwest Oregon Conference home win Friday over the Kingsmen.
La Salle Prep starter Alexis Kemp pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing one run on six hits with one walk and six strikeouts. Hailey Wadsworth got the final two outs to help the Falcons (11-9, 8-3 NWOC) climb into a second-place tie with Putnam (13-6, 8-3).
WILSONVILLE 15, MILWAUKIE 5: Wilsonville Maddie Erickson went 2 for 2 with a three-run homer, a two-run single, and a bases-loaded walk as the Wildcats snapped a six-game Northwest Oregon Conference losing streak with a home win Friday over the Mustangs.
Milwaukie's Jaden South went 2 for 3, scored twice, and drove in a run, and Alexis Rood added a two-run double for the Mustangs (0-17, 0-10 NWOC).
GLADSTONE 5, MADRAS 4: Gladstone won Friday's Tri-Valley Conference road game as the Gladiators (17-4, 11-2 Tri-Valley) extended their longest win streak of the season to six games and took over sole possession of first place, moving one game ahead of the White Buffaloes (15-5, 10-3) with two league games remaining.
— From staff reports