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Community notebook: Single-game tickets for Ridgefield Raptors on sale

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The Ridgefield Raptors are adding players to their baseball roster for the summer on a regular basis, introduced a mascot and now single-game tickets are available.

The team put single-game tickets on sale Monday through its website at https://ridgefieldraptors.com/calendar/tickets/.

Prices range from $17 for sections behind home plate to $12 bleacher seats to $7 for grass berm seating. Multi-game ticket packages are also available.

The Raptors’ home schedule of the West Coast League starts June 4 at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex against the Yakima Valley Pippins with fireworks to follow the game.

The regular season runs through Aug. 11.

On Saturday at Alcoa Little League the team introduced its mascot “Rally” to the Little Leaguers.

Vancouver gymnasts win state titles

Several local gymnasts had a standout performances at the USA Gymnastics state championships last weekend in Seattle.

Evie Dreiling, 10, won the floor exercise with a score of 9.650 and placed second in the all-around competition (37.450). Competing for SWAG Gymnastics in Vancouver, she placed ninth among all gymnasts in the Level 4, Junior D division.

In Level 5, Diana Isvoznikova of Vancouver’s Naydenov Gymnastics won the vault (9.275) and placed second in the all-around (36.325) in the Junior A division. Maya Richardson (Vancouver Elite Gymnastics Academy) won the floor in 9.200. Madison Bohac (Naydenov) won the bars (9.125).

Zoe Liu (Naydenov) won the Junior C division in the bars (9.525), while finishing second in the beam (9.525) and all-around (37.525).

Area soccer club learns U.S. Open Cup opponent

FC Mulhouse Portland, a semi-pro soccer club that often plays in Vancouver, will compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in May.

The club will face Cal FC in a first-round, single elimination match on May 7 in Calabasas, Calif.

The U.S. Open Cup is the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the U.S. and involves professional and semi-pro clubs from all levels. The Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer won the tournament last year, which saw a field of 95 clubs.

First-round winners advance to the second round on May 14-15. Twenty-five USL Championship clubs will enter the competition at that point. Major League Soccer clubs enter the fray in the fourth round.

FC Mulhouse plays in the Northwest Conference of the National Premier Soccer League. Last year, the club won the West Coast Championship tournament after finishing second in the Northwest Conference with a 6-2-4 record.

This season, FC Mulhouse will play five home matches in Vancouver. Those will be at Kiggins Bowl (May 19, June 1 and June 25) and McKenzie Stadium (June 21 and June 29).

Strong start for Reeder in drift car racing

Vancouver native Travis Reeder is driving Pro 1 drift cars this season for Napoleon Motorsports, which is based in Magnolia, Texas.

Reeder, a graduate of Columbia River High School, opened the Formula Drift Pro Championship the weekend of April 6 at Long Beach, Calif.

Napoleon Motorsports posted on its Facebook page that Reeder started with an 84 in his first qualifying run and went on to finish in the top 16.

Reeder’s next race is at Orlando, Fla., April 26-27. For livestream information visit formulad.com.

Tennis: Kropp places among best in nation

Club Green Meadows member Andrea Kropp placed 11th in the nation at the USTA 3.0 National Championships, held at the USTA National Tennis Campus in Orlando. Kropp finished with a record of 3-2.

Also, Diana Almy and Nenette Olson represented Club Green Meadows in the 50-plus National Women’s Doubles at Surprise, Ariz. They went 4-2 to place ninth.

OPEN HOUSE AT EVERGREEN: Evergreen Tennis is hosting an open house on April 28 beginning at 11 a.m. All are welcome to tour the facility, meet the staff and participate in tennis drills. In conjunction, the club is holding its Spring Blast Tournament for juniors beginning at noon. Entry fee is $25 with a two match minimum. Proceeds benefit the Evergreen Tennis Foundation. To register for the tournament call 360-557-7230.

VTC CAMPS: Summer camp registration is open at Vancouver Tennis Center, and those who sign up by April 30 receive a 15 percent discount. Camps are for ages 4-18 and all skill levels. For more information or to register visit pnwtenniscenters.com/Vancouver or call 360-773-5038.

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