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The Cougars were edged out by Jefferson for first place by a combined 28 points; Gotti Ramon wins two events.

Track and field

The Cougars track and field teams hosted Jefferson, Dayton, Willamina and Chemawa on Tuesday, April 12, and very nearly took home the top spots. Gervais boys were second with 82 points, behind just Jefferson with 106 points. The girls meanwhile tied for second with Dayton with 69 points, just behind Jefferson with 73 points.

Gervais sophomore Gotti Ramon excelled in his events, taking first place in the 200-meter and 400-meter races with times of 25.87 seconds and 59.95 seconds, respectively. Ramon's 200-meter time is just three seconds off the school record set by Brian Limage last year.

In the 800-meters, sophomore Joshua Santos took first place with a time of 2:32.07, beating second place Willamina sophomore Ethan Sabin by more than five seconds. In the 300-meter hurdles, Gervais sophomore Eremay Avgi took first place with a time of 50.85 seconds.

For the girls, junior Sofia Contreras took first place in the 800 meters with a time of 3:08.84. Gervais record-holder in the 100-meter hurdles, Olivia Boyd took first place in her event with a time of 17.82 seconds, just seven-tenths of a second off her record. Contreras, Boyd, junior Lilly McCargar and sophomore Ashlynn Hughes took first place in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 56.56 seconds.

In the high jump, Olivia Boyd took first place with a leap of 5 feet. Junior Izzy Boyd took first place in the long jump with a distance of 14 feet, 6.5 inches.

For full results, please visit Athletic.net.

Softball

PMG FILE PHOTO: TANNER RUSS - Gervais pitcher Sarah Saalfeld led her team from the mound against Kennedy and Central Linn the week of April 11.

Gervais's softball squad ran into several stiff challengers the week of April 11. The Cougars were defeated by Kennedy on April 11 by a score of 7-1, and then defeated by Central Linn 14-5 on April 14.

Against Kennedy, Gervais got its lone run of the game in the first inning thanks to a Trinity Bastidas double. The Cougars actually outhit the Trojans in the game 7-4 but committed four errors and pitcher Sarah Saalfeld walked nine batters.

The Cougars then hosted Central Linn on Thursday and were competitive throughout most of the game, trailing just 2-1 heading into the top of the sixth inning. But an eight-run inning for the Cobras sealed Gervais's fate. The Cougars earned four runs in the seventh and final inning, but it was too little too late.

Gervais sophomore Citlali Munoz had 2 BB, 1 hit, 1 RBI and a run, and freshman Camryn Rutledge had 2 hits and 2 RBIs. Bastidas earned a walk, 2 hits and 2 runs at bat.


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