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Dec. 5, 2023

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Community notebook: Prairie equestrian team has big effort

The Columbian

Jacob Heiser and Jeffery Wallace had big meets for the Prairie High School equestrian team during its second meet of the 2011 season.

Heiser set records while winning the steer daubing and breakaway events. He also teamed with Jacob Bush to win the team sorting competition. Wallace was a winner in the dressage, the driving, and the working rancher events. He also placed second in reining.

A Prairie team also won the drill competition.

The second Washington High School Equestrian Teams District 4 meet of this season involved 93 riders from nine schools and was held Friday through Sunday at Spanaway.

Battle Ground, Prairie and Ridgefield teams participated in the meet. On the same dates, the La Center team competed in one of its meets at the Clark County Fairgrounds.

Place-winners from the local schools at these meets are listed in the Community Sports Scoreboard.

For Battle Ground, Larissa Marini won the keyhole event. Emily Bozarth and Emily Lehner teamed for first place in the bi-wrangle event. And Marini, Bozarth and Lehner teamed with Danielle Pongratz to win the team Canadian flags event.

Ridgefield’s one event winner was Amy McDonald, who placed first in stock seat.

La Center had several place-winners, but no champions, during the District 2 meet held over the weekend at Jack Geisy Arena.

The high school equestrian season in Washington involves about one meet each month between February and May, with top performers qualifying for the season-ending state championships.

Locals juniors win tennis titles

Kent Andreason of Vancouver (boys age 18 singles and doubles), Kylee Breimon of Battle Ground (girls 16 singles), Andrew Kabacy of Ridgefield (boys 10 singles), and Nicole Knudtson of Vancouver (girls 12 singles) were among the winners of a youth tennis tournament hosted by the Vancouver Tennis Center, Feb. 18-21.

The VTC Boys and Girls Winter Champs Tournament included singles and doubles tournaments and involved players from Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.

Results from each age division are in the Community Sports Scoreboard.

Youth bowling champions crowned

The 33rd-annual Clark County Youth Bowling Championships wrapped up over the weekend at Tiger Bowl in Battle Ground.

Winning singles championships in their divisions were: Jamey Breitenbach, Tessa Friason, Wylicia Faley, Layne Pound and Hunter Stuehm.

Scoring handicaps were used, and bowlers competed in singles, doubles and team events, based on their scoring average in sanctioned league play. See the Community Sports Scoreboard for complete unofficial results.

The next tournament on the Clark County United States Bowling Congress calendar is the 30th-annual women’s tournament. That will be held on nine dates over three weekends in March at Allen’s Crosley Lanes in Vancouver.

For tournament details and entry information, contact the Clark County USBC office at 360-694-6348.

Young swimmer wins state titles

Tommy Beale, who swims for the Columbia River Swim Team, won two gold medals at the Oregon Swimming 10-and-younger Championships held Feb. 18-20 in Springfield, Ore.

Tommy, age 8, won the 25-yard breaststroke in 19.54 seconds and the 50-yard breaststroke in 43.12. The Columbia River Swim Team trains at the Cascade Athletic Club located off of 164th Avenue in east Vancouver.

King’s Way team triumphs

The King’s Way Christian School eighth-grade boys basketball team beat West Hills of Portland 71-31 Friday to win the Metro Christian League Division 1 title.

The Knights completed their first undefeated season, going 14-0.

Nathan Hawthorne scored 27 points in the win, and Austin Russell added 14 rebounds and three blocked shots.

College lacrosse comes to Vancouver

Michigan State and Simon Fraser men’s lacrosse teams will play at 7 p.m. on Friday at Kiggins Bowl in Vancouver.

Both are top-20 teams in the Men’s College Lacrosse Association.

The game is a fundraising event for the King’s Way boys lacrosse program. It includes a pregame clinic at 5 p.m., a halftime grade-school exhibition match, and the opportunity to buy lacrosse equipment.

Tickets cost $4 for adults, $2 for students.

Camas hosts rugby event

Camas Rugby will host a preseason high school rugby festival on Saturday at the fields adjacent to Doc Harris Stadium. Play is scheduled between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Teams from Clark County and the Portland area will each play three games during the season-opening jamboree.

Obstacle race on Sunday

March Muddy Madness, an obstacle-course race, will be held on Sunday at a private farm in the Ashley Heights neighborhood.

Course details for the race — described as a cross between Survivor and The Amazing Race — are being kept secret to create an element of surprise for participants. The family event will begin at 9 a.m. and will include an obstacle course for kids. Spectators are welcome.

To get details, including registration information and directions to the race, visit http://www.nwpersonaltraining.com, of call 360-574-7292.

Check the Calendar

For a list of events that includes participation opportunities and youth sports leagues and activities, check out the Community Sports Calendar at columbian.com.

COMMUNITY SPORTS news can be submitted by sending e-mail to paul.danzer@columbian.com, or by calling 360-735-4521.

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