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Huge basketball games, Class 6A state swimming and district wrestling all slated for today

TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Charlie Bulfinch and his Sherwood boys basketball teammates can clinch the Pacific Conference championship with a win at Century tonight.Sure, yesterday was Valentine's Day, but today is also a big day.

For area sports teams, it's very big.

Squads from Sherwood, Tigard and Tualatin will all be in crucial competition today.

On the basketball court, the Tigard boys will face Lake Oswego in a key Three Rivers League game starting at 7 p.m. at Lake Oswego High School. The Lakers are currently in first place in the league standings at 8-1 (17-4 overall). The Tigers are in second place, a game behind at 7-2 (14-7 overall).

The league-leading Tigard girls will host Lake Oswego at 7 p.m.

The Tualatin boys and girls basketball teams will look to bounce back from loses to Oregon City when they face Canby in Three Rivers League play tonight. The Tualatin boys will be home to face the Cougars, while the Tualatin girls will travel to Canby. Both of those games are set to start at 7 p.m.

The Sherwood basketball teams will play at Century in a Pacific Conference doubleheader. The girls game is set to start at 5:45 p.m., with the boys game to follow at 7:15 p.m.

The Sherwood boys lead the Pacific Conference standings at 9-1 (18-5 overall), putting them two games ahead of second-place Forest Grove. The Bowmen will clinch the outright conference championship with a win at Century tonight.

TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Tigard sophomore Nathaniel Whitehead will be competing at the Class 6A state swimming championships, which will be held today and tomorrow at the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center in Beaverton.Members of the Sherwood, Tigard and Tualatin swim teams will start action with preliminaries at the Class 6A state meet today. Action is set to start at 6:30 p.m. at the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center in Beaverton. Saturday's Class 6A finals are set to begin at 6:45 p.m. at the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center.

TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Tualatin's Justin DiCola (right) and his Timberwolf teammates open action at the Three Rivers League district wrestling tournament, which starts today at West Linn High School.The Tigard and Tualatin wrestling teams take to the mats at the Three Rivers League district tournament, which will be held at West Linn High School. Action starts at 2:30 p.m. today, and at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

The Sherwood wrestling squad will compete at the Pacific Conference district tournament, being held at Forest Grove High School. Action starts at noon today, and at 10 a.m. on Saturday.


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