Community sports notes: Frontier wins wrestling title

By Paul Danzer, Columbian Soccer, hockey and Community Sports Reporter



One point was the margin as Frontier defeated Shahala for the team title of the Greater St. Helens League Middle School Wrestling Tournament, which took place on Saturday at Union High School.

Frontier had three of the individual champions and scored 291.5 points.

Shahala, with two individual champions, had 290.5 team points. The competition was extremely close. Third-place Cascade was just 3.5 points out of first place with 288, Pacific scored 269.5 and Covington 267.5.

The meet featured wrestlers from all middle schools in the Evergreen and Camas school districts.

Champions were crowned in 19 weight classes: Vitaly Manolov of Pacific (70 pounds), Ryan Logan of Pacific (75 pounds), Aaron Sawyer of Skyridge (80 pounds), Ammon Garrison of Frontier (85 pounds), Taggart Hartwig of Pacific (90 pounds), Joe Meier of Frontier (95 pounds), Dylan Ingram of Skyridge (100 pounds), Dylan Goodpaster of Shahala (106 pounds), Chuck Hudgins of Shahala (112 pounds), Sean Ramage of Skyridge (118 pounds), Tommy Strassenberg of Shahala (124 pounds), Philip Mamontov of Frontier (130 pounds), Enrique Rivera of Cascade (136 pounds), Michael Perez of Covington (145 pounds), Zach Berfanger of Pacific (155 pounds), Dre Griggs of Cascade (165 pounds), Nicholas Berry of Liberty (175 pounds), Dallas Goodpaster of Shahala (195 pounds), and Jason McCafferty of Cascade (heavyweights).

Rec Cup soccer concludes

Only one team from Southwest Washington advanced to a championship match for the statewide Sports Authority Washington Youth Soccer Recreational Cup tournament, according to results posted on the Washington Youth Soccer website.

By winning their semifinal match 4-1 on Saturday, the Westside Cobras made the finals in the boys under-11 age group.

Results from the Cobras final match , scheduled to be played on Sunday in Tukwila, were not posted by Washington Youth Soccer and were not reported to The Columbian.

None of the other representatives from Southwest Washington won their Saturday semifinal matches. Those semifinalists included the Vancouver United Soccer Association Strikers (girls U-11), the Eisenhower Dragons (boys U-14), the VUSA Thunder (boys U-16), the VUSA Strikers (girls U-16), and the Westside Boca Juniors (boys 18-19).

The Recreational Cup is an open tournament for teams that play recreation-level soccer. More than 450 teams of boys and girls participate in age divisions from under-11 through under-18.

Tedder wins CCRC race

Mark Tedder of Battle Ground won the Lincoln School 4.2-mile run on Saturday. The 16-year-old finished the Clark County Running Club event in 23 minutes, 46 seconds to beat runner-up Matthew Wolport of Portland by nine seconds, A total of 68 runners finished the race around the Lincoln neighborhood that is a holday tradition for the CCRC. See the Community Sports Scoreboard for results.

The CCRC has runs scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday at Pacific Park.

Special Oly soccer team fourth

A team from Clark County earned fourth place at the first Unified Soccer Invitational Special Olympics tournament, held Nov. 19-20 at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.

Playing for the Clark County Cougars were: Alex Ables, David Ables, Santos Lopez, Melissa Matson, Jason Sorenson, Zach Thompson, Zane Thompson, Ally Warner and Fiona Wimber. The coaches were Elizabeth Francis and Jon Wimber.

Unified Teams consist of both players with and without intellectual disabilities who train together and compete as a team against other unified teams.

In addition to the Clark County entry, the first-time tournament in Tukwila included teams from Bellingham, Edmonds, Federal Way, Seattle and from Roseburg, Ore.

Special Olympics offers a variety of sports competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities, along with their friends and families. To learn more contact Clark County sports coordinator, Rick Cook, by e-mail at

Driscoll award clarification

Hailey Knight was the first cheerleader to be honored with the Quinn Driscoll Memorial Citizenship Award.

An eighth-grader at St. Joseph’s, she has been involved in CYO cheerleading for seven years.

This is the third year that the Quinn Driscoll Memorial Citizenship Award has been presented to an eighth grader who played Catholic Youth Organization football for St. Joseph’s of Vancouver. This was the first time it was given to a cheerleader.

As previously reported, Aaron Johnson was the football player honored with the award for 2011.

The award is in memory of Quinn Driscoll, who died at age 13 in June 2009 due to a heart disease called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

The Quinn Driscoll Foundation was established in his memory to work locally to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest. Contributions can be sent to the Quinn Driscoll Foundation, P.O. Box 873818, Vancouver, 98687.

Hoops clinic at Hudson’s Bay

A basketball camp for boys and girls ages 5-18 will be held Dec. 19-21 at Hudson’s Bay High School. The camp runs 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. all three days. Former Trail Blazer Jerome Kersey is scheduled to appear at least one of the days. Cost is $95.

To register or to learn more, visit, or call 503-320-1594.

Camps, tournaments and other local sports opportunities are listed in the Community Sports Calendar, which is updated each Tuesday at

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