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In the Community: Thousands of rowers coming to Vancouver Lake

By Micah Rice, Columbian Sports Editor
Published: May 7, 2024, 6:15am

More than 2,000 rowers will converge on Vancouver Lake from May 17-19 for the U.S. Rowing Northwest Youth Championships.

It’s the second consecutive year Vancouver has hosted one of the Northwest’s biggest regattas. More than 360 entries from 24 clubs will attempt to qualify for the national championships June 6-9 in Sarasota, Fla.

The May 17 time trials will see sculls with one to five rowers try to qualify for the finals over the following two days. Competition will take place on the 2,000 meter course just offshore of Vancouver Lake Regional Park.

Victory FC open season with win

The Vancouver Victory opened their ninth soccer season in the Evergreen Premier League with a 1-0 home win over Artisans on Sunday at Harmony Sports Complex.

The lone goal came from Randys Valdivia, who scored six goals for Clark College during his freshman season last fall.

The Evergreen Premier League is an elite amateur soccer league with 12 teams across Washington. A 10-week regular season lasts through mid-July.

Vancouver travels to Seattle on Saturday to face Cultures United FC. The Victory’s next home matches are June 1 and 2 against OlyPen Force and Spokane Shadow, respectively.

Home games will be held at Harmony Sports Complex. Tickets are $5 with free admission for children under 12.

The Victory went 4-2 last season missing the playoffs by one match. Clark College coaches Jeff Lukowiak and Timur Zhividze return to lead Vancouver as co-head coaches.

Volcanoes to host community hoops fest

The Hudson’s Bay High School parking lot will become a celebration of basketball and community on May 25.

The Vancouver Volcanoes and Hoops for Hope will partner to put on the We Got Next! event from 3 to 7 p.m. Attendees to the free event can learn participate in free youth basketball clinics, interact with local vendors, learn about future local basketball events and watch on-court activities.

The event culminates with the Volcanoes’ final regular-season home game at 7 p.m. in the Hudson’s Bay gym. That game against the Seattle Super Hawks is a special fundraiser with half of the proceeds benefiting the Salvation Army.

Vancouver is in first place in The Basketball League’s six-team Pacific Northwest Division. At 12-4, the Volcanoes are one-half game ahead of Seattle.

After a three-week break, Vancouver returns to action May 18 against the Emerald City Jaguars at 7 p.m. at Hudson’s Bay. Tickets are $10.

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