Community notebook: Area Little League teams off to state




Many district Little League tournaments concluded for the local District 4 and 6 baseball and softball teams over the weekend, and next up is state.

Here’s a rundown:

8-10 baseball — Camas won the District 4 title, and Hazel Dell won the District 6 title. These teams advance to state at Aberdeen beginning Saturday. (Click here for state bracket)

9-11 baseball — Evergreen won the District 4 title, and Salmon Creek won the District 6 title. These teams move on to state at Salmon Creek LL. The tournament begins Saturday, but the two local teams have byes and won’t start until Sunday. (Click here for 9-11 state bracket)

Major baseball — The District 4 champion will be determined on June 10 (bracket). Salmon Creek won the District 6 title. State begins July 15 at Federal Way. (Click here for state bracket)

Intermediate baseball — Columbia Little League is hosting state at David Douglas Park in Vancouver beginning Saturday. District 4 champ Evergreen begins play on Saturday, and District 6 champ Glenwood starts Sunday. (Click here for state bracket)

Junior baseball — Fort Vancouver is the District 4 champion, and Glenwood is the District 6 champion. State begins July 15 at Shorewood High School. (Click here for state bracket)

Senior baseball — District 4 champ Evergreen and District 6 champ begin state play at Port Orchard/South Kitsap on Saturday. (Click here for state bracket)

8-10 softball — The District 4 tournament begins Wednesday at Evergreen LL (bracket). Glenwood won the District 6 title. State is being hosted by Columbia LL/David Douglas Park beginning July 15. (Click here for state bracket)

9-11 softball — State begins on July 14 at Normandy Park, just west of SeaTac. (Click here for state bracket)

Major softball — Salmon Creek is the District 6 champ and begins play at Oak Harbor on Wednesday. Camas is the District 4 champion and begins play on Thursday. (Click here for state bracket)

Junior softball — Camas of District 4 and Lewis River of District represented the area at state in Monroe. Both teams went 1-2, ending their seasons on June 28. (State bracket)

McChesney tops Grass Valley 5K again

For the second Wednesday in a row, Vancouver’s Jesse McChesney won the Clark County Running Club’s Grass Valley 5K.

The 29-year-old finished in 16 minutes, 4 seconds. He won the first Grass Valley 5K on June 21 in 16:40.

Eric Dolezal, 35, of Vancouver was second overall in 17:26, and Willy Sayers, 35, over Vancouver was third in 18:34.

Katarina Mueller, 25, of Vancouver was the fastest woman, placing fourth overall in 18:42.

There were 146 runners at this weekly event. (Click here for complete results)

Next up is the first of back-to-back weeks of the Washougal Dike 3- and 5-mile runs. The first is 7 p.m. Wednesday, and the second is 7 p.m. July 12.

It’s a flat course along the Columbia River on the dike trail starting at Cottonwood Beach Park.

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Twilight half marathon set for Saturday

Vancouver Lake Park is the setting for Saturday’s Twilight Half Marathon, 10K and 5K runs.

The half-marathon starts at 6 p.m., followed by the 10K start at 6:15 p.m., and the 5K start at 6:30 p.m.

On site registration opens at 4 p.m. Saturday. Packet pick ups prior to race day are 3-7 p.m. Thursday at Fleet Feet PDX (2258 N.W. Raleigh St.) and 3-7 p.m. Friday at Fleet Feet Vancouver (16020 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd.).

Registration prices up to Friday are $94 (half marathon), $74 (10K), and $64 (5K). Day-of-event registration prices are $5 more.

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