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Community notebook: Washington Timbers youth soccer teams stand tall

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The Washington Timbers 04G Red 2 under-15 girls soccer team won Oregon Youth Soccer Presidents Cup.
The Washington Timbers 04G Red 2 under-15 girls soccer team won Oregon Youth Soccer Presidents Cup. (Contributed photo) Photo Gallery

It was a banner end of April and beginning of May for Washington Timbers FC.

Southwestern Washington’s oldest and largest soccer club, which is based at Harmony Sports Complex in east Vancouver, had five teams win state championships, three teams advance to semifinals, four reach finals and one state runner-up.

At the Oregon Youth Soccer Presidents Cup, there were three girls team champions as the Timbers 07 (under-12) Red 2, Timbers 04 (U15) Red 2, and Timbers 02 (U17) Red 2 all won.

At the Oregon Youth Soccer Founders Cup, the Timbers 04 (U15) White 1 girls won the state title, while the Timbers 02 (U17) White 1 girls and Timbers 05 (U14) White 1 boys were both runner’s up.

At the Washington Youth Soccer Presidents Cup (second-highest classification), the Timbers 04 (U15) Red 2 boys finished runner-up.

Playing on Sunday in championship matches at the Oregon Youth Soccer State Cup (the highest classification) the Timbers 08 (U11) Red 1 girls won the title on PKs over PC Portland Navy.

Finishing as runner’s up were the Timbers 04 (U15) Red 1 girls; Timbers 03 (U16) Red 1 girls; and Timbers 02 (U17) Red 1 girls finished as runner’s up with a loss in penalty kicks.

Reaching semifinals at the Washington Youth Soccer State Cup were the Timbers 07 (U12) Red 1 girls, Timbers 05 (U14) Red 1 girls, and Timbers 07 (U12) Red 2 boys.

Champions of Presidents Cup tournaments advance to regional play in June at Norco, Calif., while State Cup winners will play at Boise in June.

Lacrosse lessons offered

Chase Barnett, a Columbia River High grad who plays lacrosse at Grand Canyon University, is offering lacrosse lessons while he is in Vancouver on summer break.

The lessons, which Barnett is offering May through August, are recommended for high school defenders, LSM and defensive-midfielders, as well as all positions for youth/middle school athletes.

One session includes 60 minutes of individualized training geared toward the defensive-minded player looking to improve in all aspects of the game.

Groups of 3 to 6 players is $20 per session or private sessions are $30 with a discount for scheduling six or more sessions.

To ask about available sessions and dates, email chasesbarnett@gmail.com.

High school lacrosse playoffs under way

Columbia River High School’s lacrosse team beat Overlake 11-6 on Saturday in the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse playoffs. Columbia River (6-6) next plays at West Valley (9-6) on Saturday.

Camas (7-8) will host a playoff game at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and Skyview (13-1) will host a playoff game at 5 p.m. Saturday. Mountain View (3-8) plays at Gig Harbor (10-4) on Thursday.

Vancouver Victory open season with tie

The Vancouver Victory opened their Evergreen Premier League Washington season on Sunday with a 1-1 tie against Spokane at Harmony Sports Complex.

Caden Beck scored in the 40th minute for Vancouver.

This is the sixth season for the Victory. Biniam Afenegus and Stan Rodriguez are co-head coaches this season.

The next home match is 5 p.m. May 19 against Oly-Pen Force.

The Victory will play three games at Harmony in June. They host Seattle Stars at 5 p.m. June 1, Pacific Northwest at 5 p.m. June 8, and Washington Premier at 5 p.m. June 30. Harmony Sports Complex is located at 1500 N.E. 192nd Ave., in east Vancouver.

Admission is $6, and free for ages 12-under.

Deadline nears for VTC Spring tournament

The Vancouver Tennis Center Spring NTRP Singles and Doubles tournament will be held May 17-19, and deadline to enter is May 13.

Fee is $38.13 or $30 per player depending on events entered.

For online registration enter the tournament identification number 600019719 at https://tennislink.usta.com.

Vancouver’s Romano wins Oregon Mid-Am

Jonathan Romano of Vancouver won the 31st Oregon Mid-Amateur Championship, played May 4-5 at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, Ore.

Romano, a member at Royal Oaks Country Club, shot a 5-under-par 67 in Sunday’s final round which included six birdies — five coming on the final nine holes. He was the clubhouse leader with a 2-under 70 on Saturday, a round buoyed by a cluster of birdies on the back nine.

Romano fended off a charge from Michael Johansen of Vancouver, who finished two strokes back in second place after carding the low round of the tournament with his final-round 65. Hockinson High grad and former University of Washington golfer Gerrit Chambers tied for fifth.

Prairie, Battle Ground into rugby semifinals

The Prairie and Battle Ground boys rugby teams advanced to the semifinals of the Rugby Oregon Varsity Premiership.

Prairie finished its regular season undefeated at 7-0, after beating Newberg 24-15 on Saturday.

Player of the match went to flanker Sam Salzman. Max Veldarde and Robbie Sagastume were the lead tacklers, and Oscar Sambrano made great plays on the wing.

Battle Ground (5-0-2) finished its regular season with a 35-0 win over Reynolds on Saturday.

No. 2 seed Battle Ground will next face Newberg at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11 at Delta Park in Portland in the first state semifinal, followed by top-seed Prairie vs. Summit at 11:30 a.m.

The state championships are May 18 at Western Oregon University.

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