Hurtado selected by Whitecaps: Erik Hurtado, a Westview High graduate who recently completed his All-American college career on the Santa Clara men’s soccer team, was selected by the Vancouver Whitecaps with the fifth pick of the first round of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft on Jan. SUBMITTED PHOTO - TO THE MLS - Westview High graduate Erik Hurtado addresses the media after his selection in the first round of the MLS Superdraft last week.

Hurtado, a 2009 Westview graduate, led the Wildcats to two straight league championships in 2007 and ‘08.

“It’s amazing. It’s just the beginning of my dream,” Hurtado said in a TV interview following his selection. “I had no idea where I was going to end up … but I’m happy that I’m in Vancouver and I’m going to do what I can to make them proud. I’m going to try and score as many goals and create as many goals as possible, create an exciting game for them.”

Martin resigns at Westview: Chris Martin announced last week that he was resigning as the varsity girls soccer coach at Westview High School.

Martin led the Wildcat girls to the greatest success in program history, taking Westview to the Class 6A state championship game in both 2008 and 2009. The Cats lost to Lincoln 1-0 in 2008 and fell to Jesuit 2-0 in 2009. Martin, a counselor at Westview, said he was resigning in hopes of pursuing other professional opportunities.


Hawks’ fundraiser to aid transition program: The Portland Winterhawks will host a fundraiser at their Feb. 2 game against the Spokane Chiefs that will benefit the Beaverton School District’s Community Transition Program.

The CTP helps 18-21 year-old special education students in need of comprehensive transition services to develop independence and contribute to their communities.

The Winterhawks chose this fundraiser because of their work with Beaverton’s Wes Aylward, a 20-year-old who is in his second year as a work experience volunteer in the Hawks’ Sales Office. Aylward is autistic and graduated with a modified diploma from Southridge High School in 2010. Aylward hands out fliers at every Winterhawks game, assists with distributing promotional items, and assists wherever needed.

His experience has given him a big confidence boost and also provided meaningful job skills and increased his independence. Fans can go to to purchase tickets, with $5 going to the program in Aylward’s name.

Beaverton Softball sets spaghetti feed: The Beaverton High School softball program will hold its annual Spaghetti Feed and Silent Auction from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the BHS cafeteria.

Tickets cost $5 per person at door or may be pre-purchased from BHS players.

The dinner will be prepared by Ernesto’s, and will be followed by a Silent Auction, then the boys basketball game against Jesuit at 7:15 p.m.

Murrayhill Little League sign-ups underway: Murrayhill Little League has opened registration for its Spring 2013 baseball and softball sesasons for players ages 5-14 at

Look for the Spring 2013 registration tab to complete early registration; registration fees will increase by $30 after Feb. 1. Manager and coach applications are due by Jan. 31. Applications can be found under the Handouts, Forms and Rubles Tab on the Murrayhill website.

Southridge baseball hosts fundraiser: The Southridge High School baseball program will host a fund-raising spaghetti dinner and silent auction from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Fishbowl at Southridge High School.

The cost for the dinner — which is provided by The Old Spaghetti Factory and includes spaghetti, salad, bread, beverage and dessert — is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10.

Call Allison Nowack at 503-804-6230 to donate items or for more information. All money raised will help support the baseball team.

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