Prep notebook: Clark County represented in all-state



Eight baseball players from Clark County have been named to the Washington Coaches Association’s Class 4A and 3A all-state teams.

Kurt Yinger and Austin Barr, who led Camas to a third-place finish at the Class 3A state tournament, were both named to the first team.

Mountain View’s PJ Jones and Zach Torson each were second-team selections after leading the Thunder to the state regionals — the first trip to state for the program since 1994.

In the 4A ranks, Skyview pitcher Kody Watts made the first team along with Union catcher Clint Coulter. The Titans edged Skyview for the 4A Greater St. Helens League title.

Evergreen pitcher Tommy Thorpe, who led the Plainsmen to the bi-district tournament, was named to the second team, along with Skyview infielder Anthony Collura.

Lawson wins hammer — It was a championship weekend for Prairie’s Jon Lawson.

On May 27, Lawson won the Class 3A state title in the discus, winning the event by almost 30 feet. On May 28, Lawson added another state title in the shot put.

On May 29, he crossed the state from Tacoma to Spokane to take part in the Washington State High School Hammer Championship, and the Prairie senior added another state championship.

Lawson won the hammer with a throw of 202 feet, 9 inches, winning the event by more than 26 feet over second place Samuel Hacker of Gig Harbor. Hammer is not a sanctioned event by the WIAA.

Camas’ Triton Pitassi placed eighth at 158-0. Camas’ Rachel Martschinske was the top local girls thrower, placing ninth with a mark of 113-6.

BorderDuel set for Saturday — The 2011 BorderDuel Track Classic featuring the top high school track and field athletes from Washington and Oregon will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lewis and Clark College in Portland.

The meet is in its fourth year. But for the first time, the meet also will include athletes from Idaho and Montana.

Some of the top local athletes scheduled to compete include Skyview’s Priscilla Timmons (1,500 meters and 2,000-meter steeplechase), Columbia River’s Jennifer DeBellis (pole vault), Prairie’s Johna McEllrath (shot put, discus), Washougal’s Sean Eustis (800), Battle Ground’s David Reinhardt (high jump), Washougal’s Brendan Casey (pole vault), La Center’s Zach Olivera (pole vault), and Prairie’s Abraham Slifer (long jump, triple jump).