Community Sports notebook: Clark County lacrosse teams set for season openers

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The high school lacrosse season gets underway this week for the King’s Way Christian boys team and the Evergreen Lacrosse Club girls team.

The King’s Way boys squad includes players from around Clark County. The Knights play in the top division of high school lacrosse in Washington, competing in the Southwest Division of the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association.

This week at Columbia River High School, King’s Way has three home games against schools from the Puget Sound area. The Knights face Eastside Catholic at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Curtis at 7 p.m. Friday, and Stadium at 5 p.m. Saturday. The regular season runs through mid-May and is followed by state playoffs.

The Evergreen Lacrosse Club opens its second season of varsity girls competition on Thursday, visiting Bellevue for a 6:30 p.m. contest. ELC is comprised of girls from Heritage, Union, Mountain View and Evergreen high schools, and competes in the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association.

A total of 55 players, including 32 first-year players, turned out for this year’s squad. All six of this season’s home games will be played at 1 p.m. on Saturdays at McKenzie Stadium, with free admission. The first home game is this Saturday against Bellermine Prep of Tacoma.

Vipers football wins season opener

The Clark County Vipers amateur football team opened their 2012 season Saturday with a 22-19 win over the Hermiston (Ore.) Hurricanes at Kiggins Bowl.

David Henkel kicked a 23-yard field goal as time expired to give Clark County the win.

The Vipers took a 19-7 lead early in the fourth quarter, but the Hurricanes scored two touchdowns to pull even.

The Vipers are a member of the Pacific Football League. Their league schedule begins with road games April 14 and April 21. Their next home game is at 6 p.m. April 28 at Kiggins Bowl.

High school hockey team places second

The Vancouver high school hockey team took second place in the Oregon State Championship Tournament, which concluded Feb. 26 at the Winterhawks Skating Center in Beaverton. Eugene beat Vancouver 5-1 in the championship game.

In the final, defenseman Logan Chavez scored the Vancouver goal with an assist from David Hurst. Eugene goalie Sam Alperin made 35 saves. Vancouver goalie Taylor Baines recorded 19 saves.

Vancouver, which won the Oregon High School Hockey League championship by beating Metro of Southwest Portland, used wins over Medford and Metro to reach the finals of the statewide tourney.

Logan Anderson scored four goals in an 8-3 win over Medford, while Dalton Carter had two goals and two assists. Anderson again tallied four goals in a 8-4 win over Metro, while Jacob Bishop had two goals and two assists and Carter had two goals and one assist.

Miracle League holds baseball signups

Columbia River Miracle League will register players for its spring and summer season from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Burgerville Restaurant at 11704 S.E. Mill Plain in Vancouver.

Columbia River Miracle League is a baseball league for disabled youths and adults. To learn more about the league, visit www.columbiarivermiracleleague.org, or call Ralph Heiser at 360-260-9293.

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