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Austin Forrar earns academic honor, while NWAC cancels spring championships

PMG PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Austin Forrar out of Barlow High boxes out for a rebound.

Saints land three on all-Academic team

Mt. Hood Community College men's basketball sophomore Austin Forrar, a Barlow High graduate, was named to the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges All-Academic team for players carrying a 3.25 cumulative Grade Point Average.

The Mt. Hood women's team saw sophomore starters Bri Rosales and Emily Webber also earn all-Academic honors. Emily Webber led the Saints with 12.6 points per game.

Northwest Junior Colleges cancel spring seasons

The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges voted last week so cancel its spring sports seasons, which include baseball, softball and track and field at Mt. Hood Community College.

The Saints baseball team had split its first eight games of the season before COVID-19 brought the season to a standstill.

Mt. Hood pitcher Taylor Grote got in two starts and ranked third in the NWAC with a 0.82 Earned Run Average, giving up three hits through 11 innings. Jacob Cobb led the team with 48 put-outs.

The Mt. Hood softball team was 5-4 in its early-season games. Shaylee Monise tied for the lead in the Northwest with four wins, while Nicole Powers led the offense with a .607 batting average and four home runs.

The Saints' track and field team competed in a Linfield Icebreaker meet.

On the men's side, Dayne Gordien out of Sandy High doubled up in the discus (158-4) and shot put (51-10). Jackson Staples, also out of Sandy, cleared 6-5 to finish second in the high jump, Willie Tran finished third in the triple jump.

For the women's team, Ujunwa Nwokoma went 18-3.25 to win the long jump.

Summer baseball league hold firm on Opening Day

The West Coast League for summer collegiate baseball has announced it is holding firm with its June 5 Opening Day date for its summer season. The 12-team league, which includes the Portland Pickles, will be entering its 16th season.

The six-team Cascade Collegiate League made a similar announcement also with a June 5 start date.


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