Community notebook: Local cyclist wins time trial

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Colby Wait-Molyneux of Vancouver won the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) Jack Frost Time Trial on Sunday at Vancouver Lake Park.

He turned in the fastest time of the 258 participants, covering the 12.4-mile course in 25 minutes and 34 seconds.

This was Wait-Molyneux’s second win of the OBRA road racing season. He also won the elite men’s division of a road race in Albany, Ore.

Wait-Molyneux races for Hammer Nutrition/CMG Racing Team and is coached by two-time Olympian Oliver “Butch” Martin. He will travel to Europe in April and compete in four races as a part of the U.S. Junior National Team.

VLC rowers place at indoor meet

Rowers from the Vancouver Lake Crew were among the top finishers at an indoor rowing event hosted on Feb. 12 at the University of Portland.

About 20 rowers from VLC participated in the Tough Love Indoor Rowing Championships, where rowing machines were used to measure the athletes performance over a simulated 200-meter course.

One division where the Vancouver rowers shined was in the 18-and-younger women’s lightweight race. Rowers from VLC posted the three fastest times for that division, led by a time of 7 minutes, 56.3 seconds from Corina Niebaur. Jessie Horn (8:09.7) was second and Sawyer Schulz third (8:19.7).

Dorothy Tarnowski of VLC won the women’s coxswain 500-meter race (1:46.2). Tony Davis of VLC (3:56,2) was the lone entrant in the 100-meter race for men’s adaptive rowers.

• The high school rowing season has started. High School rowers train 3-5:30 p.m. most week days. The high school rowing season culminates in late May with the regional championships on Vancouver Lake.

The VLC middle school rowing program is scheduled to resume on March 5. Middle school rowers train from 4-6 p.m. most week days.

Vancouver Lake Crew is located at 8612 N.W, Erwin O Rieger Memorial Highway, on the southwest corner of Vancouver Lake.

To learn more, visit the club’s website at www.vancouverlakecrew.com.

Girls soccer team wins tourney

The Pacific FC Avalanche under-16 girls soccer team won the Givova Pacific Coast Super Cup soccer college showcase. The tournament involved two legs of play, and included teams representing Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Washington.

Representing the Oregon Premier League, the Avalanche beat the Seattle Soccer Club’s Kajumulo FC Farasi team, 2-1, in the championship match played on Feb. 20 in Beaverton.

The championship match was decided by penalty kicks after the teams played to a 1-1 draw. Kelli Morin, Steffi Ludahl and Ashely Osler converted PKs for Pacific, and goalkeeper Kaitlyn Hagadorn stopped three of four Seattle attempts.

Katie Bittner scored the Pacific goal on a header from a corner kick.

The tournament is staged by the Puget Sound Premier League and the Oregon Premier League and sanctioned by US Club Soccer as a chance for players to be seen by college coaches.

Pacific FC Avalanche girls are from Clark County and the Longview area.

Skier headed to regional event

Ashley Lodmell, an eighth grader at Pacific Middle School, has qualified for the Western Region J3 Skiing Championships, which take place March 15-18 at Big Sky and Bozeman, Mont.

Lodmell, 13, is one of 19 girls who will represent the Pacific Northwest Ski Association at the Western Region competition in the 13-14 age group. She currently ranks sixth among girls in PNSA points.

Most recently, she placed in giant slalom and super-G races held Feb. 18 at Mount Hood Ski Bowl. In giant slalom, she placed third overall with fourth-place and first-place runs. She placed fourth and second in two Super-G runs.

Rugby team wins

Bulls Rugby opened its 2012 high school season on Sunday by defeating Rainier of Seattle, 34-17. Outstanding players were Mat Beraldo, Daniel Monen, Jonah Simental and Robert Gensitskiy, according to coach Daniel Simental.

Based out of Battle Ground, the Bulls are one of several area youth rugby clubs participating in Oregon Youth Rugby. More information is available at www.rugbyoregon.org.

Reunion football available

Alumni Football USA is forming teams for past high school football players to play in a full-contact football game representing their high school against a top rival.

These games use high school football rules. Alumni Football USA organizes the game and supplies all equipment.

According to a press release from Alumni Football USA, these games raised $180,000 over the past two years for high school sports programs.

To sign up, or to learn more, visit the website AlumniFootballWashington.com, or call Phil Weber at 425-478-7310 to join a team.

The COMMUNITY SPORTS NOTEBOOK is published each Tuesday. Submit items for consideration by contacting Paul Danzer at 360-735-4521, or paul.danzer@columbian.com.