Palmateer and Neldner combine for four wins
Estacada's equestrian team scored 647 points to finish second in the large-school division at the second league meet of the season March 7, in West Linn.
Winter Palmateer won in Hunt Seat Over Fences (64 points), was second in Driving and Saddle Seat Equitation and finished third in Keyhole. McKenna Neldner won in Working Rancher (101.5) and Individual Flags (9.742 seconds) and was second in Western Horsemanship. Palmateer and Neldner combined to win in Working Pairs (78).
Hannah Williams won in Pole Bending with a time of 23.552 seconds.
Ali Clark took second in Reining, and Allison Andersen was third in Trail Equitation.
Palmateer, Andersen, Williams and Lilly Mixon combined for second place in the Hand Obstacle Relay.
Clackamas CC cleans up basketball awards
The Clackamas Community College men's basketball team swept through the South Region postseason awards. Sophomore point guard Robert Ford was voted Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year.
Ford ranked third in the Northwest with 23.2 points per game and second in steals with 2.9 per game.
Clif Wegner was named Coach of the Year, and K'wan Carter was voted Freshman of the Year.
Carter earned a spot on the All-Defensive team and was named second team overall, along with teammate Clay Sullivan.
Clackamas won the South Region and carried a 25-3 record when the Northwest championship tournament was cancelled last week.
Clackamas made a similar run through the women's basketball awards with rookie Brooke Bullock being named Most Valuable Player, Freshman of the Year and a member of the All-Defensive team. Bullock ranked sixth in the Northwest in scoring at 18.2 points per game. She led the Northwest in steals at 3.4 per game and was fifth in rebounds at 11.3.
Sophomore teammate Kylie Guelsdorf was voted to the second team.
The Cougars finished the season with a 21-6 record.
These briefs are scheduled for our March 19, print edition.
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