Golf group tees off at Forest Hills

Female golfers are invited to join the Tee Timers group for weekly play at Forest Hills Golf Course in Cornelius.

The Tee Timers play nine holes of golf every Tuesday starting at 9 a.m. (8:30 a.m. in June, July and August) from April through October. The group also plays at other Portland-area courses once per month.

An annual membership is $45, which includes membership in the Oregon Golf Association and four clinics in April and May.

For more information, contact Barbara Darling Bracken at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the golf course at 503-357-3347. Forest Hills is located at 36260 S.W. Tongue Lane.

Race returns to Hillsboro

The Hippie Chick Quarter & Half Marathon running road race is slated to return to Hillsboro on Saturday, May 10.

This all-women’s running event includes quarter marathon (6.55-mile) and half marathon (13.1-mile) races. Walkers and runners are encouraged to participate. Both events will begin at 8 a.m., with the start and finish lines at the Gordon Faber Recreation Center. The races courses are mostly flat and traverse a number of country roads east of the recreation complex.

A kids race will precede the longer events at 7:30 a.m.

Registration is $109 for the half marathon or $99 for the quarter marathon. The price for the half increases by $10 after April 30. Registration for the kids race is free with no T-shirt or $15 with a T-shirt. Registration and more information are available at

Hilhi alum second at California meet

Portland State University sophomore Sydney Johnson threw a season-best mark and finished second in the women’s discus last week at the Mondo Mid-Major Challenge in Sacramento, Calif.

A 2012 Hillsboro graduate, Johnson’s best toss of 147 feet, 7 inches was bested only by Fresno State senior Meagan McKee, who threw 153-1.

For Johnson, who finished fourth at last year’s Big Sky Conference outdoor championships, the Mondo mark topped her previous season best of 142-7½, set at the Willamette Invitational in Salem on March 29. Oregon’ State’s Kayla Fleskes, a 2012 Glencoe graduate, was second in that event (132-9½).

Johnson already is Portland State’s school record holder. She threw 157-6 last season.

Eight Hillsboro runners toe the line in Boston

A year after the infamous bombings near the finish line at the 117th Boston Marathon, eight athletes from Hillsboro are scheduled to participate in the 118th running of the race on Monday, April 21.

The Hillsboro entrants include Michael Allen, 41; Jennifer Bhalia, 39; Chelsea Carson, 20; Debi Cox, 57; Joe English, 43; Amanda Haselden, 32, Abebe Minda, 45; and Erin Wiesenauer, 27.

Two years ago the Boston Athletic Association changed the qualifying times for the marathon — the world’s oldest 26.2-mile race and one of the most prestigious in the U.S. — making it more difficult to gain one of the coveted spots.

Other western Washington County residents registered for the race are Laura Lewis, 33 and Analee Edlefsen, 30, of Forest Grove, and Willie Collins, 56, and Deorup James, 65, both from Cornelius.

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