Community notebook: Timbers Academy team falls 2-1

By Paul Danzer, Columbian community sports reporter

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Foster Langsdorf of Vancouver scored, but the Portland Timbers Academy under-18 team lost 2-1 on Monday to the Chicago Fire Academy in its first game at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy playoffs in Westin, Ind.

The Fire scored goals in the 33rd and 38th minutes to lead 2-0. Langsdorf converted a cross from Sam Werner in the 61st minute for Portland.

The Timbers play FC Dallas Academy at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, then wrap up group play on Thursday against Charlotte Soccer Academy. The group winner advances to the quarterfinals.

In addition to Langsdorf, players from Clark County on the Timbers Academy U-18 team are Anthony Macchione, Niko De Vera, Peter Prescott, Jacob Kempf and goalkeeper Collin Partee.

The Timbers Academy under-16 team did not qualify for the playoffs, but beginning Tuesday are participating in a showcase tournament running in conjunction with the playoffs.

Local football team falls, 87-7

The Clark County Vipers lost 87-7 to the Portland Raiders on Saturday in a Pacific Football League game played in Oregon City.

Raiders quarterback Russell Schneider threw 10 touchdown passes, and the Raiders also scored on a fumble return and a pass interception. The lone Vipers score came on a 79-yard pass play in the second quarter, but the names of the Vipers players were not reported to the Pacific Football League website.

The Vipers, 0-7 in league play and 2-7 overall, wrap up their season at 6 p.m. Saturday against the South Lane Buzzards (5-2) at McKenzie Stadium.

VLC rowers earn gold at masters event

Two rowers representing Vancouver Lake Crew won races during the U.S. Rowing Masters Northwest Regional Championships, which took place Friday through Sunday on Vancouver Lake.

Holly Kotsovos won a gold medal in novice single scull racing for women ages 36-42. Cami Cadran won a gold medal in novice single scull for women ages 42-49.

Masters rowing is for ages 27 and older on a 1,000-meter course. There were more than 900 entries representing 49 clubs at the competition.

Pickleball tournament seeking entries

A pickleball tournament for players of all skill levels is planned to mark the opening of new outdoor courts in Washougal.

The Washougal Pickleball Mixer will be held July 19-20 at the east end of Hathaway Park.

Staged by the Columbia River Pickleball Club, the tournament will feature doubles competition in three skill levels, with match ups made by blind draw. Each player will play at least two matches.

In pickleball, players use paddles to hit a plastic ball across a 3-foot-high net. The court is the size f a badminton court.

Cost to play is $10, which goes to help pay for the new courts. The tournament is limited to the first 96 players who register.

To sign up, or to learn more, visit www.columbiariverpickleball.com, or send an e-mail to CRPC president Mike Wolfe at wolfmike@aol.com.

Runners repeat CCRC wins

Oscar Bauman won the second Heritage High School 3-mile run on Wednesday with a time of 15 minutes, 38 seconds.

The 41-year-old from Vancouver finished 11 seconds ahead of Johnson Lee to win for the second week in a row. Also for the second time in as many Wednesday's Katarina Mueller of Vancouver, 22, was the first female finisher (19:47).

A total of 134 runners completed the race, which was the fourth in the Clark County Running Club's summer series of Wednesday 5-kilometer runs. See the Community Sports Scoreboard for results.

Next in the series are June 25 and July 2 runs that start and end at Grass Valley Park in Camas. The runs start at 7 p.m. Participants should arrive 15 minutes early to register.

The cost for CCRC races is $2, free for club members.