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The Bulldogs dominated Sweet Home in a home meet on April 27; softball continues winless skid

Track and Field

Sweet Home came to compete against Woodburn on April 27, but it was largely the Bulldogs taking the top spots in the Oregon West Conference dual.

The boys were replete with event winners, starting with sprinter and junior Efrain Valencia, who won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.73 seconds; in the 200 meters, junior Yahir Romero Garcia took first with a time of 24.92 seconds; and in the 400-meter race freshman Gerardo Camacho took first with a time of 58.22 seconds.

PMG FILE PHOTO: TANNER RUSS - Woodburns track and field teams racked up the first place finishes against visiting Sweet Home.

In the middle distance events, Sweet Home snagged the win in the 800 meters but Woodburn battled back and earned the win in the 1,500 thanks to junior Angel Leonardo with a time of 4:37.45.

Junior Jovani Ortiz won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 22.22 seconds and senior Ryan Garcia won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 47.23 seconds.

The 4x100-meter relay team won its race with a time of 45.84 seconds, thanks to the efforts of Romero Garcia, junior Kaleb Robles, sophomore Carter Pickett and senior Andres Sandoval. Sweet Home throwers won the shot put and javelin events, but senior Jonathan Cruz won the discus with a personal best throw of 128 feet, 1 inch.

Woodburn freshman Joaquin Parsons won first in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 4 inches and Pickett won the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 11 inches.

For the girls, junior Luz Rojas Martinez won the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.75 seconds, and sophomore Brandaly Anselmo won the 400-meters with a time of 1:09.91. In the 800-meters, senior Myranda Marquez won with a time of 2:31.74.

In the 300-meter hurdles freshman Ray Heide won against Sweet Home opponents with a time of 52.72 seconds. In the 4x100-meter relay, Heide, sophomore Alyana Ramirez, junior Nayeli Zepeda and Rojas Martinez took first place with a time of 53.88 seconds. In the 4x400-meter relay, junior Crystal Garcia Gomez, Anselmo, Marquez and Rojas Martinez won with a time of 4:36.23.

Woodburn's throwers were led by sophomore Madison Navarra in the shot put with a throw of 30 feet, 5 inches and senior Briana Cruz in the discus with a throw of 93 feet, 2 inches. In the high jump, sophomore Kiarah Bryant took first with a personal best 4 feet, 6 inch bound; Bryant also won the long jump as well with a leap of 13 feet, 11.5 inches. Finally, Ramirez continued the winning trend by taking first in the triple jump with a mark of 31 feet, 4 inches.

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Woodburn softball continued its winless skid, falling 12-2 to Sisters (4-8) on April 27 and losing 18-1 to Sweet Home (11-5) on April 28. The Bulldogs' next chance to claim victory will be against Newport (3-14). That game will be played at Yaquina View Elementary School on Monday, May 2.

Boys tennis

Woodburn's lone meet of the week came against neighboring North Marion on April 28, a contest the Bulldogs lost 5-3. Woodburn's No. 2-4 singles, Saul Rubio, Isaiah Garibaldo, and Ernia Perciado, respectively, earned the wins for Woodburn.

The team's record sits at 2-6 on the year, according to

Girls tennis

Woodburn's girls tennis team managed to squeeze in one more meet than its male counterpart, facing off against Philomath on April 26 and North Marion on April 28.

The girls team was shut out against Philomath 8-0, but managed a 4-4 draw against North Marion. North Marion's singles players each won in straight sets with scores of 6-0 and 6-1. Tonallis Carlos, Cassidy Garibaldo, Galilea Lopez Chiquito and Nora Perez Franco earned the points for the Bulldogs.

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