Community notebook: Championship day set for Clark County Youth Football

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



The Clark County Youth Football championship games will be played on Saturday at Washougal High School’s Fishback Stadium.

Five games will be played between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., wrapping up the CCYF’s 29th season. Admission for the whole day costs $2, with a family maximum of $10.

Kicking off the day at 10 a.m. will be the rookie league (grades 2-3) championship between the Kalama Chinooks and the East Vancouver/Camas Cougars.

At noon, the grades 4-5 championship game will feature the Salmon Creek Bears against the Hockinson Hawks.

At 2 p.m., the sixth-grade title will be a babble between the Battle Ground Tigers and the East Vancouver Titans.

The seventh-grade championship game kicks off at 4 p.m. and features the Orchards Wolves against the East Vancouver Thunder.

Wrapping up championship day at 6 p.m. is the eighth-grade championship game between the Hockinson Hawks and the East County Thunder.

• Southwest Washington Pop Warner will hold the second round of its playoffs on Sunday, Nov. 6 at Doc Harris Stadium in Camas.

Third-place games are scheduled for 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. The championship games are at 2 p.m. (Pee Wee Division, Cowlitz vs. Evergreen No. 1), 4 p.m. (Junior Pee Wee Division, Cowlitz vs. Evergreen No. 1) and 6 p.m. (Junior Midget Division, North County vs. Portland).

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VLC rowers earn medals

Eight of the nine Vancouver Lake Crew entries in the Portland Fall Classic rowing regatta earned medals on Sunday.

The event, with races of 5,000 meters, and 3,500 meters for novices, was held on flat water at Vancouver Lake.

The Vancouver Lake Crew women’s junior quad took first place. Sawyer Schultz, Katie Hickey, Katherine Borchers, Dorothy Tarnawski with coxswain Danica Drapela had a time of 22 minutes and 41 seconds.

VLC pairs were first and third fastest in the men’s junior double. Oscar Golberg and Aaron Bentson-Royal had a winning time of 23:01. Joe Querin and Sean Sowu in 23:05.

Brent Eastes and David Pervere rowed to second place in the men’s open double with a time of 20:01.

The tandem of Greg and Suzanne Borchers finished third in the masters mixed double race in 25:24.

The women’s junior novice eight took second place out of 12 boats. Jessie Horn, Kristina Metz, Corinna Niebur, Meera Gregerson, Kari Hampson, Courtney McGourty, Giselle Kiraly, Libby Lockwood and coxswain Alec Bittner finished 3,500 meters in 14:28.

The men’s junior novice four took third place out of 10. Andrew Nevitt, Deryk Ahner, Zach Greenen, Oliver Niebur, with coxswain April Rasmussen had a time of 14:47.

Cathy Golberg, Tracy Crossman, Becky Bittner and Michelle Mand took third in the women’s masters quad with a time of 22:52.

The men’s junior JV four took seventh place. Tanner Steward, Nathan Crossman, John Lockwood, Brady Schmitt, and coxswain Andrew Nevitt finished in 23:15.

The Portland Fall Classic featured college and club teams from around the Northwest. Traditionally held on the Willamette River, it was moved to Vancouver Lake this year because of construction on the Sellwood Bridge.

Basketball show on Sunday

A basketball and comedy show featuring the Harlem Ambassadors will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Hudson’s Bay High School’s gym. This program is presented to raise money for Unity Church of Vancouver outreach programs.

Tickets cost $8 in advance, $10 at the door, with discounts for seniors. To purchase tickets or to learn more, call Curtis Kimbrough at 360-773-6697.

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