Prep highlights: Phelps leads Fort XC to victory over Prairie

Junior narrowly wins at finish line




Emily Phelps gave it everything she had Tuesday for her team.

Phelps outkicked Prairie’s Meri Dunford at the finish line, helping the Fort Vancouver girls cross country team earn a rare dual-meet victory over the host Falcons at Lewisville Park.

Phelps covered the 5,000-meter course in 19 minutes, 35.6 seconds. Dunford finished in 19:35.9.

“What I really wanted to do is win it for my team, because I really didn’t know where everyone else was,” Phelps said. “So it was really important that we showed up as a team to just do our best. So I just put it down (at the end of the race).”

As it turned out, the Trappers didn’t need that point edge Phelps earned them as Fort won 24-31. Fort junior Anna Harrison was third in 20:45.

It was a Fort individual sweep as Drew Weber won the boys race in 17:38. With four freshmen in its varsity seven, Prairie took the boys team victory 20-43. Prairie’s Luke Lund was second in 17:56.

Stars of the day

• Graham Moody, Mountain View boys golf, shot a 2-under-par 32 at Fairway Village for medalist as the Thunder beat Evergreen 150- 169.

• Haylee Brodahl, Union girls cross country, finished first by 17 seconds as the Titans won a four-team meet at Hudson’s Bay with 17 points.

• Kyle Ganoung, Battle Ground boys cross country, won by 15 seconds as Battle Ground scored 21 points to beat Union, Hudson’s Bay and Evergreen.

• Olivia Fothergill, Mountain View girls soccer, had four goals and three assists in the Thunder’s 8-1 win over Hudson’s Bay.

• Laynie Erickson, La Center volleyball, had 18 kills, 14 digs, 9 blocks and 4 aces in a 3-0 loss to Kalama.

• Bethany Karlson, Hockinson volleyball, posted 29 assists and 15 digs in the Hawks’ five-set victory over Columbia River.

• Vanessa Franke, Woodland volleyball, had 11 kills and 6 aces in a 3-0 win over R.A. Long.

• Kaylin Sperley, Prairie girls soccer, had three goals and two assists in the Falcons’ 8-0 win over Fort.

• Sydney Mederos, Washougal girls soccer, hit the winning penalty kick and played an outstanding game of defense as the Panthers beat Ridgefield 3-2 on penalty kicks.