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Sports roundup: St. Paul earns wins over Neah-Kah-Nie and Nestucca to go 13-3 in league play

PMG FILE PHOTO - The St. Paul baseball team bounced back from a three-game sweep at the hands of league-leading Knappa a week prior with a 5-2 win at Neah-Kah-Nie on May 2.

The St. Paul baseball team bounced back from a three-game sweep at the hands of league-leading Knappa a week prior with a 5-2 win at Neah-Kah-Nie on May 2.

The Buckaroos, securely in second place in the Special District 1 standings, then took on fourth-place Nestucca in a May 4 tilt at home. St. Paul earned a 14-3 decision over the Bobcats and were slated to face Neah-Kah-Nie for a doubleheader at home on Friday, but both of those games were rained out.

The Bucks will complete the season with nonleague games versus Regis on Thursday and Umpqua Valley Christian on Saturday before awaiting word whether their ranking as the sixth-best team in 2A/1A play affords them a spot in the post-season.

NHS baseball

The Tigers recorded their 15th consecutive loss on May 3 in a 6-2 loss to Sunset in a nonleague tilt at home.

Newberg (0-12 in Pacific Conference, 1-19 overall) succumbed to Lake Oswego 10-1 in another nonleague game on May 4.

The Tigers will return to league play May 10-13 versus Liberty in a home and away series.

NHS softball

The Tigers took on league foe Century at Hillsboro Stadium on May 2 and proceeded to defeat the Jaguars 13-2 to go 5-1 on the season (16-4 overall), good for second place in the league.

Newberg faced rival Sherwood, tied for first place in the league with McMinnville, on May 4. The Tigers came away with a 2-0 loss but maintained their second-place spot in the league standings.

The Tigers will face off against last-place Century (1-7 league, 6-15 overall) on Tuesday.

SPHS softball

The Bucks maintained their seventh-place spot in the Special District 1 standings with a 13-12 win over fourth-place Neah-Kah-Nie on May 3, a reversal of their tough 11-1 loss to Knappa a day prior.

St. Paul's (4-7 league, 5-9 overall) Thursday game at Gaston was rained out and the Bucks' will take on Vernonia at home on Monday.

NHS track and field

The Tigers faced Yamhill County rival McMinnville on the road on May 4, coming away with a 100-44 win in the dual meet that also featured Forest Grove, which the Tigers beat 129-15.

The win was in preparation for the Pacific Conference championships, scheduled for May 10-12 at Linfield College in McMinnville.

The NHS girls outdistanced McMinnville 78.66 to 66.33 and Forest Grove 83-61.

C.S. Lewis Academy track and field

The Watchmen girls finished sixth in a six-team event April 28 at the Delphian School in Sheridan. CSLA finished with seven points.

Freshman Kierzy Garlinghouse finished in 13th place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 15.48 seconds. The Watchmen 4 x 100 relay team of Angel Russ, Garlinghouse, Julia Heimuller and Alexandra Gonzalez was finished fourth at 1:00.53.

Garlinghouse, a sophomore, also finished 14th in the javelin with a hurl of 39 feet 11 inches; Gonzalez, a sophomore, was 16th at 39-11. Gonzalez also pulled down a tie for second place in the high jump with a leap of 4-.02.

Freshman Jami Hoekema was seventh in the long jump with a leap of 11-03.50, a personal best.

The Watchmen boys team finished in fifth place at the meet with 24 points.

Senior Nicolas Hurst finished fourth in the 100 meters, earn a personal best time of 12.12. Sophomore Chase Klus was sixth in the race at 12.33, also a personal best time.

Senior Dax Garlinghouse earned a sixth-place finish in the 200 meters at 25.99, a personal best, with Klus securing seventh place in a PR 26.14.

Hurst finished a strong second in the 800 meters at the meet, pulling down a time of 2:23.29. Logan Hurst was sixth at 2:52.14.

The Watchmen 4 x 100 relay team of Klus, Garlinghouse, Joshua Kelsay and Nicolas Hurst finished third in the three-team race at 49.83.

In the field events, sophomore Jack Eubanks earned a third-place finish in the shot put with a heave of 37-07.5, Klus was seventh in the discus with a personal best distance of 84-02 and sophomore Jamison Dorman was seventh with a PR of 106-01 in the javelin.

Nicolas Hurst and Dylan Brown finished tied for third in the high jump at 5-02, while Garlinghouse added on a fifth-place finish at an even 5 feet.

Brown and Hurst finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the long jump with distances of 15-04 and 15-07.

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