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Sports roundup: NHS softball team will complete the regular season with three road games

PMG PHOTO: GARY ALLEN - The Newberg Tigers continued their winning ways last week after dispatching Century 2-0 on May 10 and Glencoe 10-0 on May 11.

The Newberg Tigers continued their winning ways last week after dispatching Century 2-0 on May 10 and Glencoe 10-0 on May 11.

Newberg (7-2 league, 18-5 overall) remains in third place in the Pacific Conference behind Sherwood and McMinnville, who are tied at 8-1 for first place.PMG PHOTO: GARY ALLEN - Newberg  remains in third place in the Pacific Conference behind Sherwood and McMinnville, who are tied at 8-1 for first place.

Newberg will finish off the regular season with a game Monday at Liberty, a Tuesday tilt with Yamhill County foe McMinnville on the road, then another away league game versus Forest Grove on Wednesday.

The Tigers will then await word from the OSAA on whether they have earned a spot in the state playoffs.

NHS track and field

The Tigers competed in the Pacific Conference championships at Linfield College over a three-day period last week, with the boys earning a second-place finish with 328 points, second only to Sherwood with 422 points.

The girls finished third with 226 points.

On the boys side, junior Anthony Giesch qualified for state in the 3,000 meters with a second-place finish at 8 minutes 42.82 seconds. Brother Zachary Giesch ran to a third-place finish at 8:56.21 and may qualify for state as a wildcard.

NHS junior Caleb Graham also is headed to state after finishing first in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 43.27 seconds.

Newberg's 4 x 100 relay team of Chaffee, William Allen, Brody Compton and Blake Smith are destined for state after earning a first-place finish in 44.24.

In the field events, senior Gavin Korkeakoski set a new personal best in the javelin to earn a first-place finish at 194 feet 4 inches. Senior Zeke Sikkema earned a trip to state with a leap of 13-6 in the pole vault, good for second place.

Blake Smith, a senior, punched his ticket to Eugene with a second-place finish in the long jump with a mark of 21-5.25. He finished first in the triple jump as well, erupting off the block for a 42-1.25 mark. Senior Christian Buck leaped 41-5.5, a personal best, to qualify for state as well.

On the girls side, senior Breanna Schmitt ran to a personal best time of 4:45.30 to earn first place in the 1,500 meters and earn a berth at state. She finished in first place in the 3,000 meters as well.

In the field events, junior Aubree New chucked the shot put 34-3.25 to earn second place and a berth at state. Senior Alexa Beaudry will join her after hurling the javelin 101-4, good for second place.

The Tiger girls capped off their performances at district with a one-two finish in the triple jump as seniors Josie Willcuts and Alli Stilp finished with leaps of 32-3.5 and 32-3.25, respectively.

SPHS baseball

The Buckaroos suffered a rare loss on May 11, dropping a 4-3 decision to Neah-Kah-Nie, but remained firmly in second place in Special District 1 play.

St. Paul saw its May 12 nonconference game versus Regis postponed due to rain on Thursday, then faced Umpqua Valley Christian on Saturday (results were unavailable at press time).

The Bucks will face Dufur/South Wasco County on Wednesday at home in the final game of the regular season, then await word from the OSAA on where and when they will compete in the Class 2A/1A state playoffs.

SPHS softball

St. Paul saw two of its games rained out last week after suffering 28-12 and 20-9 losses to Vernonia and Portland Christian on May 9 and 11, respectively.

The Buckaroos (5-8 league, 6-10 overall) faced Special District 1 foe Gaston on Friday (results were unavailable at press time).

The Bucks will finish off the season in a nonleague doubleheader on Monday versus Willamina.

NHS baseball

The Tigers sank to 0-15 in Pacific Conference play (1-22 overall) after dropping 7-6, 10-3 and 6-5 home and away losses to Liberty High School over a three-day period last week.

Newberg will finish off the season with a three-game, home and away series versus the Forest Grove Vikings starting Monday.


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