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500 FRIENDS PROJECT KICKS OFF TO SAVE GOLF: The '500 Friends of BSD Golf' project kicked off last week with its drive to save Metro League golf. The project, set up in response to Beaverton School District budget cuts that eliminated all funding for high school golf, seeks first to secure funding for the 2013 spring season for the varsity boys and girls golf teams at Aloha, Beaverton, Southridge, Sunset and Westview high schools. After that, the drive aims to secure funding to continue Metro golf for 2014-15 as well. Metro golfers are each being asked to secure at least six 'Friends,' donors who will contribute at least $50 to help save Metro League golf. Contributors may pay by check or credit card by visiting savebsdgolf.com. For more information, please see the story on the Valley Times' website, beavertonvalleytimes.com.
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DAN OEKERMAN: Dan Oekerman, a senior on the Beaverton boys cross country team, ran to a sixth-place finish in the elite Danner Division race at the Nike Pre-National meet at Portland Meadows on Saturday. Oekerman finished the 5K race in 15:42.5 and was the second-fastest Oregon runner, trailing only Jackson Darland of Sheldon who finished in 15:30.3. n
JORDAN MORGAN: Jordan Morgan, a junior wide receiver on the Southridge football team, made just two catches on Friday night against Beaverton, but they were big ones. Both went for touchdowns on throws from quarterback AJ Woodin, one for 68 yards and the other for 13, and those scores helped beat the Beavers 23-13 at Beaverton High School. n
AJ GLASS: AJ Glass, a senior tailback on the Jesuit football team, had another huge game on Friday night, carrying 40 times for 273 yards and three touchdowns to help beat Sunset 27-21. Glass had to leave the contest in the fourth quarter with a broken collarbone, however, and will likely miss at least five weeks. n
CJ EYTEL: CJ Eytel, a senior quarterback on the Aloha football team, played his best game of the season in the Warriors 50-28 home win over Westview on Friday night, completing 5-of-9 passes for 155 yards and one touchdown, and rushing six times for 27 yards and two TDs. n
JOSE CRUZE: Jose Cruze, a senior forward on the Southridge boys soccer team, scored two goals to help his team rally from a 2-0 deficit and forge a 3-3 tie against Westview at Westview High School on Monday night.
WHAT'S AHEAD n
METRO FOOTBALL: The Metro League continues regular season play on Friday when Southridge (1-0 in Metro play, 2-3 overall)hosts Sunset (0-2, 3-2) at 7:30 p.m., Aloha (2-0, 5-0) hosts Beaverton (0-1, 4-1) at 7:30 p.m., and Jesuit (1-0, 4-1) hosts Westview (0-1, 2-3) at 7:30 p.m. n
VALLEY CATHOLIC FOOTBALL: Valley Catholic (1-3)opens Lewis & Clark League play at 7 p.m. Friday night at Hillsboro Stadium with a game against Corbett (0-3). n
METRO LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY: The Metro League kicked off its 2012 league seson yesterday after the Valley Times press deadline, and continues next Wednesday with meets including: Sunset, Southridge and Lincoln at Westview, 4:30 p.m.; and Beaverton and Jesuit at Aloha, 4:30 p.m.
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