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Community notebook: Columbia River tops Camas in lacrosse

By Paul Danzer, Columbian Soccer, hockey and Community Sports Reporter
Published: April 18, 2016, 10:05pm

Nick Frichtl scored five goals on Friday to lead Columbia River to a 12-5 win over Camas in a Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association match at Delta Park in north Portland.

Joseph Brennan collected eight ground balls to help River (3-1 in division, 3-2 overall) to a 48-28 advantage in ground balls. Kyle Dircksen added three goals and two assists.

Columbia River next visits Southridge of Kennewick on Friday and Selah on Saturday.

Adam Soubh had two goals for Camas in the loss to River. Camas (1-2 in league) takes on Union at 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Cardon Field at Camas High School.

Union 15, Southridge 3 — Union improved to 2-0 in the Central South Division with Saturday’s win over the Suns from Kennewick at Camas High School. Isaiah Pratt scored five times and Grant Froomer had three goals for Union (4-4 overall). Goalie Dominic Mendez had 12 saves and Union’s Jonathan Stell won 12 faceoffs.

Union played a non-league match with Central Catholic of Portland on Monday and will take on Camas at Cardon Field oat 8 p.m. Wednesday before playing league matches on Friday at Selah and on Saturday at Richland.

Girls lacrosse

The Evergreen Lacrosse Club dropped a pair of league games last week, falling 11-5 at Gig Harbor on April 12 and losing 14-2 to visiting Stadium of Tacoma on Thursday.

In the game at Gig Harbor, Cassidy Morris had two goals and collected six ground balls and goalie Molly Johnson had 17 saves. In the home loss to Stadium, Shayna Davis and Audrey Thompson each scored one goal.

Evergreen (1-5 overall) is 1-2 in the Peninsula Division of the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association. ELC plays three matches this week at McKenzie Stadium, hosting non-league matches against Central Catholic at 6 p.m. today and against Grant at 6 p.m. Thursday and a league game against Eastside Catholic at noon on Saturday.

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Vancouver equestrians earn medals

The Vancouver United high school equestrian team had nine first-place performances at the final meet of the District 4 season and captured the district team title for medium-sized teams. The meet took place April 8-10 at Spanaway.

Natasha Flanery won four events to finish as the district champion for timed events and the district runner up overall. Flanery broke the District 4 record for the individual flags event.

Hannah McDonald won three events at the final district meet and finished as high-point champion for performance events in the district.

Kaitlyn Kukula and Caitlyn Patel each won one event for Vancouver United, the team for students within Vancouver Public Schools.

District medal winners qualify for the Washington High School Equestrian Teams state meet, scheduled for May 12-15. For a list of Vancouver United results from the April 8-10 meet, see the Community Sports Scoreboard.

Young wrestler places at Reno tourney

Jon Schoenlein of Vancouver placed fifth in his weight class for wrestlers 8 and younger at the Flo Reno Worlds tournament, which took place April 7-10 in Nevada.

A third-grader at Eisenhower Elementary, Schoenlein won five of his seven matches in the 85-pound weight class. His losses were to the wrestlers who placed first and third in his division.

More than 3,000 wrestlers from around the United States participated in the tournament. Schoenlein wrestled opponents from California, Washington, Iowa, Missouri and Utah. He has been wrestling for three years and is a member of Portland’s Peninsula Wrestling Club.

COMMUNITY SPORTS NEWS is published each Tuesday. Submit items by sending email to paul.danzer@columbian.com or by calling 360-735-4521.

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Columbian Soccer, hockey and Community Sports Reporter