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In the Community: Local junior tennis teams competing at nationals

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The Club Green Meadows 18U Junior Team Tennis Pacific Northwest Section champions include Elise Kang, Karolina Dobiecka, Rogue Stone, Alec Beecham, Mariam Nechiporuk, Cameron Truong, Grace Truong and Vincent Hsu.
The Club Green Meadows 18U Junior Team Tennis Pacific Northwest Section champions include Elise Kang, Karolina Dobiecka, Rogue Stone, Alec Beecham, Mariam Nechiporuk, Cameron Truong, Grace Truong and Vincent Hsu. (Contributed photo) Photo Gallery

Two Vancouver-based junior tennis teams are off to San Antonio this week for the USTA Junior Team Tennis National Championships.

Pacific Ice from Club Green Meadows, representing the USTA Pacific Northwest Section, is competing in the 18U Advanced tournament.

The player roster includes: Alec Beecham, Cameron Truong, Elise Kang, Grace Truong, Karolina Dobiecka, Mariam Nechiporuk, Rogue Stone and Vincent Hsu. The team coach/captain is Kenneth Kang and co-captain is Matt Houser.

Their four-team group includes Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and New England sections.

Competing in the 18U Intermediate tournament is a team from Vancouver Tennis Center.

The team roster includes: Emma Tuttle, Jace Moriki, Jeffrey Truong, Matt Rudi, Natalie Dunnam, Piper Rylander, Sam Crawford and Finn Chenevert. Coach/captain is Jack Wang and co-captain is Michele Rudi.

The VTC team is grouped with squads from Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic and Southern sections.

Group play for both local teams is Thursday and Friday with playoff rounds on Saturday.

Get ready for Turkey Trots this month

November means there are many opportunities to Turkey Trot around Clark County.

Here are a few:

• The Clark County Running Club’s Turkey Trot 5K on the Waterfront is scheduled for 10 a.m. Nov. 23.

This event features a new course starting on the Vancouver waterfront by the intersection of Waterfront Way and Parkway Place.

For more details visit clarkcountyrunningclub.org.

• The Clark County Turkey Trot 5K/10K to benefit the Clark County Food Bank is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, at Salmon Creek and Klineline Pond.

Entry fee is $30 for all races and includes T-shirt, goodie bag and post-race energy food and coffee.

Packet pick-up is set for noon-7 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Clark County Food Bank, 6502 N.E. 47th Ave., in Vancouver.

There will also be a Polar Bear Plunge, which is $5

More information and to register, visit www.turkey-trot.org.

• The Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation is hosting its Turkey Trot Walk/Run at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.

This 5K and 10K event starts and finishes at Union Ridge Elementary School. Registration fees ranged from $15 to $30. Race participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items when they pick up their race packets on Nov. 27.

Go to www.ridgefieldpsf.org/events to register online or get more details. Register by Nov. 18 to receive a race T-shirt.

Women’s football team holding tryouts

The Portland Fighting Shockwave women’s football team is having two player combines for the 2020 season.

Dates are Saturday (Nov. 16) and Saturday, Dec. 7 at Wilson High School, 1151 SW Vermont St., in Portland.

No experience is necessary. Pre-pay registration is $25 and those interested can pay once and attend both dates. Check in is at 9:45 a.m. and the combine begins at 10 a.m.

The Women’s Football Alliance schedule is played April through June.

The team has several Clark County connections. Tia Cunningham played running back and linebacker last season, Dahinsa Ronquillo played on the offense and defensive line, Crystal Steinmueller is a former linebacker, and new head coach Asia Wisecarver is a Vancouver resident.

More information about the team and to register visit www.portlandfightingshockwave.com or check out the team on Facebook.

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