Community notebook: O’Neal captures golf title



Tim O’Neal of Vancouver shot a 5-over-par 147 for 36 holes to win the Oregon Mid-Amateur golf championship.

The two-day Oregon Golf Association tournament for players 25 and older concluded on Sunday at Oswego Lake Country Club in Lake Oswego, Ore.

O’Neal emerged from a group of 14 players who started the second day within five strokes of the lead. He shot 74-73 to finish one stroke in front of Portland’s Scott Hval. Two others finished two strokes back.

Greg Guernsey of Vancouver finished tied for sixth, four strokes off the lead.

Jillian Carlile placed third in the women’s tournament, three strokes behind Brie Stone of Veneta, Ore, who shot 12-over-par 156.

Golfer second in state tourney — Spencer Tibbits of Vancouver finished second his age group of the 35th Washington Junior Golf Association state championship tournament played July 27-29 at Walla Walla Country Club.

Playing in the division for boys ages 12-13, Tibbits shot a three-round score of 222 to finish one stroke behind champion Sam Warkentin of Bainbridge Island. The top two boys are 12, and the title was decided on the final green as Warkentin made a long par putt for the one-stroke victory.

Tibbits shot 74 on each of the first two days of the tournament, then closed with a 75.

Swimmers win state titles

The Columbia River Swim Team captured four gold medals at the 11-and-older Oregon Swimming Championships, held July 29-31 at the Amazon Swim Center in Eugene.

Julia Sanders won two individual gold medals in the senior girls age division. She won the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 27.34 seconds, and 100 free in 59.51.

Lucas Ulmer won gold in the 14-year-old boys 200 individual medley in 2:22.02. CRST won a gold medal in the 13-14 boys 400 free relay. Alfredo Plascencia anchored the relay and held off a charge by the Multnomah Athletic Club. Joining Plascencia were Ulmer, Chris Xue and John Utas for the winning time of 3:58.79.

Youth futsal team wins silver

A team from the Vancouver Futsal Academy placed second in the 8-and-younger division at the U.S. Futsal national Championships. The five-a-side soccer tournament was held July 15-17 at Anaheim, Calif.

Established last year by the Slavic Christian Academy, the Vancouver Futsal Academy sent two teams to represent Washington at the national tournament. The 10-and-younger team took fifth place in its division.

Futsal is played on basketball-sized courts. This was the 27th annual U.S. championship tournament. The Vancouver Futsal Academy was established by Slavic Christian Academy teacher Dmitry Dauksh.

Players who participated in the national tournament were Nick Solovey, Eric Lakey, Vitaly Kazakov, Michel Fedaruk, Mathew Shafarenko, Edward Orlovsky, Valentine Guds, Stanislav Vasiliev, William Kononenko, and goalkeeper Dennis Babiy. Andrey Dolbinin, the principal at SCA, was the manager for the teams.

Stealth wins baseball regional

The Demarini Stealth, a Vancouver-based 13-and-younger baseball team, won its division of a Nations Baseball Northwest Regional tournament played July 22-24 at the Big League Field of Dream complex in Manteca, Calif.

The Stealth went 5-0 at the tournament and outscored their opponents 34-5. In the championship game they defeated Nor-Cal Baseball 7-5.

The Demarini team qualified for the regional championship tournament based on its performance in six Nations Baseball sanctioned tournaments over the summer. The Bulldogs won three of those tournaments, placed second twice and third once.

Playing for the Stealth in California were Austin Cline, Preston Jones, RJ Quirante, Brenden Callaway, Kenyon Yovan, Cole Foley, Jake Ryan, Tristen Garnett, Tyler Milton, Jacob Brown, Blane Blakeslee and Devin Tracy.

Hershey track finalists listed

Three girls from Southwest Washington are among 14 athletes from Washington who will participate in the Hershey Track and Field North American Finals, to be held on Saturday in Hershey, Pa.

MaKayla Woods and Brooke Williams of Vancouver, and Caragan Thiel of Camas will compete at the Hershey nationals for a second time.

Woods will run in the 200-meter dash for ages 11-12. Thiel will compete in the standing long jump for ages 11-12, and Williams will be in the standing long jump for ages 13-14.

Bowling organization meets

The Clark County U.S. Bowling Congress chapter will hold a preseason workshop for league officers at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. The meeting will be at the Clark Public Utilities building at intersection of Fort Vancouver Way and Mill Plain Boulevard.

League officers can gather supplies and information for the 2011-12 bowling season, which begins this month at area bowling centers.

More information about this meeting, and about league bowling in Clark County, is available by calling 360-694-6348.

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