Cross country runners in the Class 4A and 3A Greater St. Helens League will run the first leg of their postseason this week at district meets at Lewisville Park near Battle Ground.
The 4A district meet will start at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lewisville Park and compete for spots in the Westside Classic regional meet on Oct. 29 in Tacoma.
Battle Ground’s Mark Tedder, defending district champion Roman Kirkov of Union, Skyview’s Colby Gilbert and Union’s Tanner Sork are among the leading contenders in the boys race. Union freshman Alexis Fuller tops the girls field with Skyview’s Sara Taferre, Evergreen’s Sabrina Sears and Heritage’s Abby Knight among the other contenders.
The 3A district meet is 3:30 p.m. Thursday, also at Lewsiville. Runners also will be competing for spots in the Westside Classic.
Mountain View’s Connor Niemi, Camas’ Andrew Kaler and Tucker Boyd, and Columbia River’s Anthony Lee are among the leading boys in the field. Camas freshman Alexa Efraimson leads the girls field which will feature a tight battle for the team title between Camas and Prairie.
The Class 2A Greater St. Helens League meet is Thursday at Hockinson Meadows Park. The 2A/1A/B district meet will be Oct. 29 at Lewisville Park.
Thursday is big day for volleyball
Thursday is a pivotal day for volleyball in Southwest Washington leagues.
Union beat Skyview last month to snap the Storm’s long league winning streak. Then Skyview evened the score earlier this month.
The rubber match is Thursday at Union. The winner will clinch the league title and No. 1 seed to bi-district tournament Nov. 4-5 in Kent. Also Thursday, Heritage faces Evergreen in a match that likely will decide the No. 3 seed. The No. 3 seed will play a play-in match with the No. 10 team from South Puget Sound League for a spot into the double-elimination bracket.
In the 3A GSHL, Camas plays at Prairie on Thursday for first place. If Prairie wins, the Falcons will clinch the league title and No. 1 seed to district. If Camas wins, it would likely force a tie for first place. Columbia River plays at Kelso in a match that will likely decide third place. The top three teams in the district get a spot in the 3A bi-district tournament Nov. 4-5 in Auburn. The No. 4 team in the league will face the league’s No. 5 team in a playoff for the final spot to the bi-district.
In the 1A Trico League, Ridgefield (9-1) plays at Castle Rock (10-0) as the Spudders try to keep alive their hopes for a share of the league title.