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Community notebook: High school rugby season underway

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The Prairie boys varsity rugby team opened its schedule with a 34-0 win over Oregon state champion Reynolds at Camas on Saturday.
The Prairie boys varsity rugby team opened its schedule with a 34-0 win over Oregon state champion Reynolds at Camas on Saturday. (Contributed photo) Photo Gallery

The 2019 season is underway for high school rugby in Clark County.

For Prairie, the season is off to a great start.

Prairie’s boys varsity team opened their schedule with a 34-0 win over Oregon state champion Reynolds on Saturday in Camas.

Prairie was led by match MVP Albert Regeza, while Trevor Heasley and Trajveion Douglas led the team in tackles.

The Battle Ground boys varsity team also opened its season with a victory, beating Newberg (Ore.) 36-10 on Saturday in Portland.

Brian Weeks was match MVP, while Colin Friese and Drew Skolrud also were key contributors.

Both Prairie and Battle Ground are back in action this Saturday. Prairie will face Lincoln High of Portland at 5:30 p.m. and Battle Ground will face the Portland Pumas at 12:30 p.m. Both matches are at Laurin Middle School.

Camas youth basketball team nabs third at state

A youth basketball from Camas comprised of third and fourth graders placed third at a state tournament in Spokane over the weekend.

Camas Youth Basketball’s Camas Red Team came home from the Washington Middle School Basketball Championship with third place medals after losing in the semifinals by a narrow margin.

The team capped a 30-7 season leading up to the state championship tournament.

Players include: Gutu Abuna, Benjamin Deochand, Lincoln Fogle, Landon Frost, Pierce Harrington, Sieger Milholen, Carter Morgan, Jaxson Sullivan, Casen Thompson, and Kellen Washington. Coaches are Jeremy Fogle and Brian Sullivan.

Vancouver Jr. Rangers runner-up at state

The Vancouver Jr. Rangers 16U Tier 2 youth hockey team finished runner-up to Spokane at the Pacific Northwest Amateur Hockey Association state tournament that concluded March 9 at Bremerton. Spokane won the championship game 5-0.

The Jr. Rangers are part of the Vancouver Youth Hockey Association based at Mountain View Ice Arena.

“We proved all year how we’ve improved,” head coach Austin Coldwell said. “We strung some perfect games together and bounced back from an early loss to get into the championship.”

Team members include Thomas Boenish, Nathan Cannell, Matthew Collins, Derek Eaton, Jake Funge, Reed Gilmore, Brayden Goddard, Mikhail Hillibush, Trent Hobson, Tanner Hyde, Dylan Lancial, Evan Orencia, Gannon Reid, Connor Schuckmann, Carter Sullivan, Dylan Thomas, Joshua Tsujimura, Nolan Walsh, Leo Wang, and Solomon Wells.

Running calendar

March 23 — Salmon Creek 3- and 6-mile runs starting at 10 a.m. by Klineline Park. Put on by the Clark County Running Club. More info at clarkcountyrunningclub.org.

March 24 — Couve Clover Run, 3-, 7- and 10-mile event at 9 a.m. in downtown Vancouver in front of Main Event, 800 Main Street. Registration fee prior to March 22 ranges from $50-$80 for adults. Put on by Why Racing Events to support local charities. More info online at whyracingevents.com/event/1026/#event-home.

Spring break tennis camps at VTC, Evergreen

• The Vancouver Tennis Center is offering junior tennis camps April 1-4 for ages 5 to 18 of all skill levels.

Fees range from $32 to $90 for VTC members and $38.40 to $108 for non-members.

For more information or to register visit pnwtenniscenters.com/Vancouver.

• Evergreen Tennis in Camas is offering camps April 1-5 with weekly and daily rates available.

Weekly rate for the 60-minute sessions for QuickStart (ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-up) are $90 for members, $115 for non-members or $20 and $25 daily. The competitor/high performance weekly rates are $115 or $150 or $25 and $30 daily. Discount weekly rate if registered by March 25.

Register at the front desk (5225 N.W. 38th Ave., Camas) or call 360-557-7230.