Aaron Blaine scored an 11-0 win over James Monroy at 152 pounds to seal a 40-34 victory for the Hudson’s Bay wrestling team over Mountain View.
The win improved Bay to 3-0 in the Class 3A Greater St. Helens League. Bay still has Columbia River and Kelso on its schedule.
Darion Green, Alex Ojeda Vance Brewer, Gunnar Metzger Joey Bomers and Fredy Quintero also recorded wins by fall for Bay.
Turn back clock at River — Columbia River will host Fort Vancouver in a boys basketball game Friday night, with a “Turn Back the Clock” theme. The Columbia River players will wear 1970s-era uniforms (at least the warm-ups, anyway).
Former Columbia River basketball players are invited to attend as the school celebrates its 50th year.
Enos remembrance — Also Friday, Columbia River will remember Earl Enos before the game.
Enos was Columbia River’s first basketball coach, leading the program for 16 seasons. Enos passed away Dec. 28 at the age of 89.
Enos was recently honored at the school at the first inducation ceremony of the Columbia River High School athletics hall of fame.
Prairie honors inductees — The Prairie High School athletic hall of fame will have two big nights next week prior to basketball games.
Don Freeman, who coached baseball, gymnastics, and football from 1979 to 2004, will be honored Monday, around 6:45 p.m. Freeman won two baseball state championship and was the state gymnastics coach of the year in 1994.
Al Aldridge will be celebrated on Jan. 18. Aldridge led the Prairie girls basketball team to six state championships, including one last season before resigning to take over the Clark College program.
Aldridge also won a state championship as Prairie’s softball coach.
Also on the 18th, the 1993 girls basketball team will be will be recognized. All members of that team have been invited to attend. The 1993 squad was the first state championship in the program’s history.
League disbanded — The Coastal League, consisting of six school in Class 1B, no longer exists, according to a report from The Olympian.
Oakville, Mary M. Knight, Lake Quinault, Wishkah Valley, North River, and Taholah have gone independent for at least the remainder of this school year.
The league voted to dissolve, noting there have been issues at Taholah regarding sportsmanship, compliance, eligibility, and safety.