Lions, Indians put together softball victories
St. Helens and Scappoose both have gone 3-1 over the past week.
They are fourth and fifth in the Northwest Oregon Conference (St. Helens is 6-4, Scappoose 4-5).
St. Helens in particular is within striking distance of La Salle Prep (7-3), and beat the Falcons 8-6 on Wednesday.
Scappoose has won three in a row going into its home game against St. Helens at 5 p.m. Friday.
It'll be the second and final meeting of the new Class 5A rivals, with Scappoose in its first year up from 4A.
St. Helens won on its field, 7-2, on April 17.
Scappoose's three latest wins were 8-7 versus Wilsonville on April 26, 10-2 at Milwaukie on Tuesday and 10-0 at home against Parkrose on Wednesday.
Nina Macedo of Scappoose went 3 for 4 with a double and four RBIs against Wilsonville, and Sara Mills hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to tie the score at 7-7.
In the bottom of the seventh, Maddie Templin drew a leadoff walk, got to third on an error and hit by pitch and scored the walk-off run on a passed ball.
Mady Lokken started on the mound for the Indians and held Wilsonville to two runs over five innings. Savannah Nowak and Kylei Flowers each then pitched an inning.
St. Helens' big win Wednesday at La Salle Prep came with Taylor Dow going 2 for 4 with a double in the leadoff spot, scoring three runs and driving in two.
Brea Paulson went the distance, and the Lions led 8-3 after four innings and going into the bottom of the seventh, when the Falcons made it close by scoring three runs.
PREP GIRLS GOLF
St. Helens broke through with a victory over rival Wilsonville in Tuesday's Northwest Oregon Conference play at Charbonneau Golf Club.
The Wildcats were the host team, but the Lions knocked them off. St. Helens' top four golfers finished the modified Stableford event with the top score of 175. Wilsonville was second with 157, followed by Scappoose at 129.
Freshman Alexus Burgoyne (47) and senior Emme Paullus (46) led the Lions.
Junior Callie Enos (52) paced Scappoose.
The win put St. Helens even with Wilsonville in the season standings, but the Lions' hopes of making it to the Class 5A tournament rest on their play next week.
The top two teams (and top four individuals not on a qualifying time) in the May 6-7 regional at Meadow Lakes Golf Course in Prineville will earn spots in the state tourney, which is at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks.
PREP BOYS GOLF
Scappoose and St. Helens are getting ready for their regional May 6-7 at Indian Creek Golf Course in Hood River. Teams from the Northwest Oregon Conference and Intermountain Conference will compete, with the top two squads (and top four individuals not on a qualifying team) earning trips to the May 13-14 Class 5A championships at Trysting Tree Golf Course in Corvallis.
Wilsonville won by 26 shots over St. Helens and by 41 strokes over Scappoose in Tuesday's NWOC match at Langdon Farms Golf Club in Aurora. That solidified the Wildcats' hold on first place in league in the regular season.
Chase Elliott of Scappoose shot a 15-over-par 86, but still win by three strokes over Owen Tunstill of La Salle Prep.
Tyler Tolleshaug's 98, four individually, helped pace St. Helens to its 15-stroke edge on Scappoose.
PREP TRACK AND FIELD
The Scappoose boys won seven events and the girls won four in a three-way Northwest Oregon Conference meet on Wednesday.
The Indians went up against Putnam and Milwaukie in a meet at Putnam that included athletes from Gladstone.
In the girls meet, Kelsey Ela swept the hurdles for Scappoose, posting her best times of the season (17.50 and 50.23 seconds). Tess Conway won the 400 meters, and the 4x400 relay team of Anika Havlik, Sydney Hanke, Conway and Emma Jones also took first.
Scappoose freshman Matthew Myton's PR of 24.17 won the boys 200. Another freshman, Rowen Suchoski, captured the 1,500, and frosh Colin Stoddard set a PR of 10 feet to win the pole vault.
Junior Brisyn Maller won the only hurdles race he started, the 110 hurdles. Junior Conner Havlik won the javelin.
Senior Connor McNabb placed first in the triple jump and ran on the winning 4x100 relay team with Tyler Holcomb, Josh Lull and Henry Goldammer.
• At the Stayton Twilight on April 26, St. Helens junior Logan Page swept the sprints and set a PR of 11.04 in the 100.
Other top finishers for the Lions included Waylon Nichols (second in the 3,000 and fourth in the 1,500 in a PR 4:12.17); Nathan Huck, second in the triple jump; Hannah Hayduk, fourth in the 400 and sixth in the 200 in PRs of 1:00.91 and 27.21; and Savannah Hoffman, who set PRs in the long jump (16-3) and triple jump (34-9.5) and placed fourth in the triple jump and sixth in the long jump and high jump.
Also, the St. Helens girls 4x100 relay team of Isabella Nelson, Hayduk, Isabelle Wallace and Savannah Moore ran to fifth place.
TOP 10 IN CLASS 5A
100 — Logan Page, St. Helens, fourth, 11.04
200 — Logan Page, St. Helens, second, 22.56
110 hurdles — Brisyn Maller, Scappoose, fifth, 15.24
300 hurdles — Brisyn Maller, Scappoose , fifth, 41.05
4x100 relay — Scappoose, seventh, 44.61
4x400 relay — Scappoose, eighth, 3:36.89
Javelin — Conner Havlik, Scappoose, sixth, 165-8
100 — Savannah Moore, St. Helens, ninth, 12.83
200 — Savannah Moore, St. Helens, fourth, 26.64; Hannah Hayduk, St. Helens, 10th, 27.21
400 — Hannah Hayduk, St. Helens, fifth, 1:00.91; Tess Conway, Scappoose, sixth, 1:01.24
800 — Tess Conway, Scappoose, fifth, 2:24.02
100 hurdles — Emma Jones, Scappoose, seventh, 16.30
300 hurdles — Emma Jones, Scappoose, third, 46.62
4x100 relay — St. Helens, sixth, 51.54
4x400 relay — St. Helens, sixth, 4:18.65; Scappoose, seventh, 4:18.95
High jump — Savannah Hoffman, St. Helens, tied for eighth, 5-0
Triple jump — Savannah Hoffman, St. Helens, tied for fifth, 34-9.5
COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD
John Kavulich, a freshman at the University of Portland and from Scappoose High, ran a PR of 4 minutes, .40 seconds to finish sixth in his section of the 1,500 meters at the OSU High Performance meet hosted by Oregon State last week.
• Linnaea Kavulich, a Portland State freshman from Scappoose, clipped 1.33 seconds off her personal best in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing in 11:13.66 at the Corvallis meet.
Scappoose High graduate Hadley Enos and the Mt. Hood Community College Saints are tearing it up in Northwest Athletic Conference play.
Enos is playing mostly at catcher for the Saints, who are 22-0 in league .
Mt. Hood is 28-5 overall, with early losses to Linfield College's junior varsity, and at Olympic and Bellevue CCs, and a nonconference defeat against North Idaho a couple weeks ago.
The Saints are going into their final six regular-season games.
The NWAC has 26 teams in three divisions for softball. MHCC leads the eight-team South Division by 7.5 games over second-place Centralia.
Mt. Hood has scored 334 runs (10.1 average) and allowed a league-low 149 (4.5).
Enos is batting .286 (6 of 21), with five RBIs, five runs scored and five walks.
The league tournament is May 16-20 at Spokane, Washington.
• The Beavers got the best of the Ducks in their Civil War series last weekend — Oregon State swept Oregon for the first time since 2006, and in Eugene. OSU won 8-0 in five innings, then 8-6 and 12-8.
For the Beavs, senior right fielder Michelle Sass from St. Helens High had one hit, one RBI, one walk and one run scored.
For the Ducks, freshman right fielder Hannah Galey struggled at times on defense in Game 3 but came back with a home run, her fourth of the season and first since Feb. 10. She was 2 for 7 for the series, driving in two runs and scoring three, with two walks and a stolen base.
Michigan freshman right-hander Willie Weiss, a former Scappoose High player, helped the Wolverines get a 4-1 walk-off victory at home over Rutgers on Sunday, April 28. He relieved the starter with two out in the eighth inning and, after issuing a walk to load the bases, came back from a 3-0 count to get the strikeout that ended the threat. In the ninth, he had two more walks but also two strikeouts before giving way to closer Benjamin Keizer.
Michigan improved to 31-11, including 11-3 in the Big Ten — good for first place by a half-game over Indiana, one game over Nebraska and two games over Iowa.
The quarterback room of the Buffalo Bills got a little more crowded last week. The Bills signed former University of Buffalo QB Tyree Jackson as a free agent after the NFL draft. He's guaranteed $75,000, and he'll take a backup seat along former Scappoose High standout Derek Anderson and Matt Barkley, who are the reserves behind starter Josh Allen.
Jackson is 6-7 and has run a 4.59 40-yard dash. He's slated to attend the Bills' rookie minicamp, which starts on May 10.
Only three quarterbacks generally make a team's 53-man roster for the regular season, so if Jackson does well between now and then, that could affect the status of Barkley or Anderson.