Community notebook: Humphreys second in OJG event

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



Brian Humphreys of Washougal placed second in the first Oregon Junior Golf major tournament of 2013. Humphreys, 15, finished one stroke behind Kevin Genzia of Corvallis, Ore., the open tournament for boys ages 12-17 at Centennial Golf Club in Medford, Ore.

Humphreys finished with a 36-hole score of 135, 9 under par.

Spencer Tibbits, 14, of Vancouver, tied for sixth at 1-under 143. He was one of eight boys in the open division to finish under par.

The open divisions for boys and for girls are new to Oregon Junior Golf major tournaments in 2013, allowing all junior golfers who choose to compete in the same division.

Taylor Hartley of Battle Ground won the Girls Division for ages 15-17, shooting a 36-hole score of 176 to win the division by 14 strokes. In the girls intermediate division for ages 12 to 14, Bridget Standard of Vancouver shot 156 for fourth place and Reilly Whitlock of Vancouver (157) tied for fifth place.

Middle school track, field

The eighth-grade girls at Cascade Middle School completed a three-year unbeaten run in track and field by capturing their third district meet title on May 30 at Doc Harris Stadium in Camas.

Over three seasons, this year’s Cascade eighth-graders won all 21 of their girls dual meets. At the district meet, they scored 113.25 points, 34 points ahead of second-place Liberty. Cascade also won the overall meet team scoring for all three grades.

Jailyn Merriweather won three individual events and ran on a winning relay team at the district meet. She won the 400 meters in a district-record time of 59.28 seconds, won the 100 meters in 12.56 seconds and won the long jump with a mark of 15 feet, 8 inches.

Other Cascade eighth-grade event winners included Savanna Craig in the 1,600 meters with a time of 5:21, Dailyn Merriweather in the 200 meters in 25.97 seconds, and Sierra Brault in the high jump at 4-10.

The Cascade 400-meter relay team repeated its district championship. Jailyn Merriweather, Dailyn Merriweather, Salena Suarez and Kanani Garwood won that race in 54.12.

Dailyn Merriweather also placed second in the 100 (12.62) and fifth in the high jump (4-6). Mckenzie Smith placed second in the high jump (4-8) and third in the 800 (2:35). Alyssa Smith placed second in the discus (77-101/2). Savanna Craig finished fourth in the 800 (2:36).

Hershey’s track and field

About 130 boys and girls, ages 9 to 14, participated in the Hershey’s Track and Field Games local meet on June 1 at Battle Ground District Stadium.

Top three finishers in each event advance to the state meet on June 29-30 at Mount Tahoma High School Stadium in Tacoma. Winners there will be entered into a regional pool from which athletes are selected to compete in the North American Final.

Athletes who qualified for the state meet, and their local meet results, are listed in the Community Sports Scoreboard.

Pair in All-Amercan game

Jack Beall and Clayton Frank participated in the Adrenaline All-American lacrosse match on Saturday at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif. Beall, from Camas, and Frank, from Columbia River High School, both played four years of lacrosse for King’s Way Lacrosse, which competes in the top division of the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association.

Saturday’s all-American match featured top graduating high school seniors from around the western United States.

Frank, who scored the first goal in Saturday’s game, will play college lacrosse at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Beall will play college lacrosse for Dominican University in San Rafael, Calif., where his older brother Brock is a team captain.

CCRC series continues

Oscar Bauman of Vancouver won the third race in the Clark County Running Club 5-kilometer summer series.Bauman, 40, finished the June 5 race at David Douglas Park in 17 minutes and 34 seconds.

Katarina Mueller, 21, of Vancouver was the first woman finisher, with a time of 20:20.

A total of 100 runners completed the run. Results are in the Community Sports Scoreboard.

The series continues on Wednesday with another race at Grass Valley Park in Camas.

The Wednesday runs continue through the summer. They start at 7 p.m., with registration open at 6:30 p.m. Cost for CCRC races is $2. Club members run for free.


Summer clinics and events

Basketball: The Mountain View Thunder Boys Hoop Camp will take place June 24-27 in the Mountain View High School gym. The sessions for boys entering grades 6-9 runs 9 a.m. to noon. The sessions for boys entering grades 2-5 run 1-4 p.m. Cost is $50. To register or to learn more, visit

Basketball: The Greater St. Helens Girls Basketball Camp of Champions will be held June 24-27 at Prairie High School. For girls entering grades 7-9, the camp is directed by Clark College women’s basketball coach Al Aldridge. Clark players will teach at the camp. Cost is $120. Camp sessions run 1-5 p.m. each day. To register, call Battle Ground Community Education at 360-885-6584.

Golf: A golf tournament to raise money for the golf programs at Union High School is scheduled for July 22 at Camas Meadows Golf Course. The 2-player scramble tournament will start at 8 a.m. Cost is $85 per person. To register, send e-mail to to register.

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