Other local spring sports squads get seasons started

Some big-time pitching and some big-time hitting helped lead the Tualatin High School baseball team to a season-opening win.

The Timberwolves started their season by scoring a 6-1 win over Sprague in a non-league game played Tuesday at Sprague High School.

Junior Jacob Bennett pitched the first six innings of the win, giving up three hits, with only one of those hits leaving the infield, while striking out six.

“He had a great first game,” Tualatin coach Adam Strachan said. “We had him on a pitch count, so he was very efficient.”

Meanwhile, senior Cooper Brunner provided the big hit on offense for the Wolves with a three-run home run. It was one of two hits on the day for the Oregon State University-bound outfielder.

Tualatin junior Tanner Marsh also had a pair of hits in the win.

Elsewhere in baseball action on Tuesday, Tigard was edged 4-3 at Sunset in its season opener.


The Tualatin High School softball team got its season off to a winning start, as it bested Barlow 6-1 in a non-league game played Tuesday at Hood View DAVID BALL - ON THE MOVE -- Tualatin senior Beth Fanger (right) looks to move from second to third base during Tuesday's win over Barlow.

Timberwolf junior pitcher Emily Sorem struck out 13 batters in the victory. Senior Beth Fanger had two hits and sophomore Hannah Self drove in two runs to lead the offensive attack.

The Tigard High School softball team posted a 10-8 win at Beaverton on Tuesday.

Lexi Carter and Alexa Hansen each hit a home run for the Tigers in the victory while Dena Emmons and Emilee Heyden added three hits apiece.


The Tigard High School girls tennis team started its season in prime fashion, scoring an 8-0 win over Glencoe in a Pacific Conference opener played Tuesday at Glencoe High School.

Tiger senior Courtney Roshak scored a 6-2, 6-3 win over Olivia Burk in the No. 1 singles match. Also getting singles wins for the Tigers were Fotini Dorrance, Caroline Tea and Sophie Yusem.

Getting doubles victories for Tigard were the teams of Carrie Williams and Hannah Portwood, Alia Tran and Delaney Shea, Kendall Lockwood and Chloe Hogan and the team of Rebekah Dumestre and Mai Burkes.


The Tigard and Tualatin boys golf teams both had strong performances at the Tigard-Tualatin Invitational, held Monday at Tualatin Country Club.

The Tigers finished in third place in the team standings at the 15-school event with a score of 329 strokes. Tualatin was fourth with a score of 340.

Nick Jones led the way for the Tigers with a score of 79, which put him in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings.

Also for the Tigard boys, Corey Floom carded an 82, Jon Holzgang shot an 83, Damian Vonahiefeld shot an 85 and Colin McAninich had a round of 91.

JJ Paulson led the way for Tualatin with a score of 79. Also for the Wolves, CJ Luikart carded an 83, Jackson Ceserani shot an 87, Jonathan Whittle had a round of 91 and JJ Carter shot a 95.

Westside Christian finished in 12th place with a score of 372.

Steven Olmstead led the Eagles with a score of 89. Cullen Kyte shot an 85 and Zeke Quinlan had a round of 98.

Lake Oswego took first place in the team standings with a score of 301.

In the girls Tigard-Tualatin Invitational, also held Monday at Tualatin Country Club, the Timberwolves took sixth place with a score of 440 and Tigard was seventh at 464.

West Linn claimed the top spot with a score of 328.

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