Community sports notebook: Morales brothers fall in semifinals

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



Vancouver brothers Tyler Morales and Victor Morales Jr. both lost in the semifinal round of the USA Boxing Junior Olympics National Championships in Charleston, W.Va.

At 106 pounds, Tyler Morales lost a 3-0 decision to Fernando Martinez from Phoenix. Martinez went on to win the championship.

At 119 pounds, Victor Morales lost to Eric Puente from Carlsbad, Calif., by a 2-1 decision. Puente lost to Delonte Johnson from Cleveland in the championship bout.

Victor Morales is a member of the USA Boxing Junior National team thanks to his title in January at the Junior Open in Reno.

The Morales brothers train at West Portland Boxing Club, where Victor Morales, Sr., is one of the coaches.

Vancouver’s White 11th at rowing junior nationals

Gabi White of Vancouver placed 11th in the girls single scull event at the U.S. Rowing Youth Nationals, which concluded on Sunday on Lake Natoma near Rancho Cordova, Calif.

A junior at Columbia River High School, White had the eighth fastest time in Friday’s preliminary heats. Her time of 8 minutes and 26 seconds over the 2,000-meter course was a personal best.

After Saturday’s semifinals, she qualified for the B final on Sunday where her time was 11th best.

White is in her second year rowing for Vancouver Lake Crew.

She qualified for the junior nationals by placing third with a time of 8:45 in the Pacific Northwest Junior Regionals in May.

Masters rowing event slated on Vancouver Lake

The U.S. Rowing Masters Regional Championships will take place Friday through Sunday on Vancouver Lake.

The first races are scheduled to begin at noon on Friday.

On Saturday, racing is scheduled between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

On Sunday, races are scheduled between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Masters rowing is for ages 27 and older on a 1,000-meter course, though their is a division for recent college graduates. There are more than 900 entries representing 49 clubs registered for the competition.

Spectators can watch the races from Vancouver Lake Park.

Washington Timbers Green falls in semifinals

The Washington Timbers Green girls soccer team lost in the semifinals of the U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup tournament.

Lady Nomad of Nevada beat the Clark County team 1-0 in the girls under-16 division of the tournament at Morgan Hill, Calif.

The Timbers team of girls born in 1997 won its first four matches at the tournament before falling in the semifinals. Lady Nomad won the championship game on Sunday.

Players for the Timbers at the regional were Amanda Shi, Taylor Germer, Alexis Dettling, Ada White, Madison Smit, Meleah Kainu, Makyla Croco, Riley Gray, Erin Scott, Nicolle Ohama, Jillian Bolke, Desiree Arocha, Alyssa Mehan, Hunter Thomson-Terrel, Emma Jimenez and Rylee Macdonald.

Arocha was one of three players at the tournament to score four goals.

Locals help Timbers Academy make playoffs

Several players from Clark County helped the Portland Timbers U-18 Academy team qualify for the U.S. Soccer Development Academy playoffs.

The U.S. Soccer Development Academy playoffs and showcase tournament takes place June 23-27 at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind.

Anthony Macchione from Camas scored a team-high 16 goals during the regular season for the Timbers U-18s and Peter Prescott of Vancouver scored six goals.

Portland was one of four teams from the Northwest Division to qualify for the postseason.

The Timbers finished their season on an eight-game unbeaten run and were selected for the playoffs as a wild-card entry. This is the first time a Timbers Academy team has made the 32-team playoff tournament.

Local football team wins

The Vancouver Vipers beat the Roseburg Rampage 58-8 in a amateur football on Saturday at McKenzie Stadium.

David Saylors rushed for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns and Shane Miller scored touchdowns as a quarterback and a receiver.

defensively Tim Ivanov lead the Vipers defense with four sacks and 14 tackles. Defensive tackle Tyler Manring had a sack and four tackles.

The Vipers return to Pacific Football League play at 6 p.m. June 21 against the Portland Raiders in Oregon City. Vancouver is winless in league play.

The Vipers final game of the season is at 6 p.m. on June 28 at McKenzie Stadium against the South Lane Buzzards.

CCRC run draws 124

Oscar Bauman of Vancouver won the Clark County Running Club’s June 11 3-mile race around Heritage High School and nearby trails.

Bauman, 41, finished in 15 minutes and 40 seconds, the only runner among the 124 finishers who finished in less than 16 minutes.

Katrina Mueller of Vancouver, 22, was the first female finisher. Her time was 18:51.

For complete results, see the Community sports scoreboard.

The CCRC’s series of Wednesday runs returns to the Heritage High School course this week. Runners should arrive at least 20 minutes early to sign up. Clark County Running Club races cost $2 to enter and are free for CCRC members.

Scavenger race Saturday

The Summer Solstice Urban Scavenger Race takes place between 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday in downtown Vancouver.

The event, which can be run as a team or an individual, includes a 15-station course.

For details, visit

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