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Community notebook: Prairie Wolf Pack wins rugby state title

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No. 1 seed Prairie Wolf Pack beat No. 3 Newberg 20-5 on Saturday for the Rugby Oregon state title at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.

Prairie went undefeated this season.

Prairie led 7-5 when a thunderstorm alert caused a 90-minute delay. After the delay, Prairie 13 unanswered points with a try by Bret McGuire clinching the victory.

It’s Prairie’s second state title, the first coming in 2014.

In the third-place match, No. 4 Summit of Bend, Ore., beat No. 2 Battle Ground 40-8.

Vancouver Lake rowers triumph at youth championships

Youth rowers from around the region gathered at Vancouver Lake last weekend for the Northwest Youth Championships Friday through Sunday.

Vancouver Lake Rowing Club had multiple winners.

Saturday, Andrew Kim and Turner Bate won the two-man lightweight final.  Caleb Sonnenberg won the lightweight solo division, finishing six seconds faster than anyone else.

On Sunday, Jordan Griffin and Morgan MacIntyre won the women’s Varsity 2 final. Vancouver Lake’s four-woman team won the novice final.

Top finishers at last weekend’s event qualified for the U.S. Rowing Youth Nationals in June 6-9 in Sarasota, Fla.

Lacrosse season ends for local teams

The high school lacrosse season came to an end for two local programs in the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse playoffs.

Skyline knocked off Skyview in the 4A quarterfinals 13-11 on Friday, and Liberty edged Columbia River in the 2A/1A quarterfinals 8-7 on Saturday.

Skyview’s Carson Kiichle had three goals, four assists and three ground balls, and Connor Kiichle had three goals two assists and three ground balls. Khoi Dawkins had seven ground balls. Skyview ends the year at 14-2.

No stats were posted for Columbia River, which finished the season 8-7.

CCRC Summer Series begins May 29

The always popular Clark County Running Club’s Summer Series is ready for another run, starting with the David Douglas 5K at 7 p.m. May 29.

The race takes place at David Douglas Park, 1016 N. Garrison Road in Vancouver.

June races in the Summer Series including a second David Douglas 5K on June 5, and Washougal Dike 3- and 5-mile runs on June 12 and 19. All have a 7 p.m. start time.

For more details, visit clarkcountyrunningclub.org.

FC Mulhouse opens home slate with draw

FC Mulhouse Portland, a semi-pro soccer team that plays many of its home matches in Vancouver, fought to a 0-0 draw against the Spokane Shadow on Sunday at Kiggins Bowl.

The match was the first of five home matches at either Kiggins or McKenzie Stadium this season. The next is June 1 against FC Redmond at Kiggins Bowl.

FCM Portland is 0-1-1 in the National Premier Soccer League Northwest Conference this season after opening with a 6-4 loss to FC Redmond.

Previously, the club competed in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, losing 5-1 in Southern California to FC Cal.

Force is too much for Vancouver Victory

The Oly-Pen Force proved to be too much for the Vancouver Victory on Sunday, beating the Victory 5-2 in an Evergreen Premier League soccer match at Harmony Sports Complex.

All the scoring was done early in the first half, as the visitors from Bremerton built a 5-0 lead. Vancouver’s first goal came in the 36th minute. Vancouver is now 0-1-1.

The next Victory home game is 5 p.m. June 1 against the Seattle Stars. Admission is $6, and kids ages 12-under are admitted free.

Girls soccer camp ­offered at Harmony

The Washington Timbers All Girls Camp is scheduled for June 25-27 at the Harmony Sports Complex in east Vancouver.

The camp is open to girls ages 7-14 of all skill levels. Cost is $60. The camp runs from noon to 2 p.m. each day.

The Washington Timbers Women’s First Team players will be conducting the camp that will feature technical work and skill stations during the first hour, and finishing and games the second hour.

For more information or to register visit www.washingtontimbers.com/camps.

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