Shipley fares well against top talent

Competing in just his second collegiate cross country race, Pacific freshman Tyler Shipley showed the potential to not only be one of the strongest runners in the Northwest Conference, but one of a rare group of elite Pacific runners all-time.

Shipley, a Forest Grove graduate, performed well against a loaded field in the men’s open race at the Sundodger Invitational, held Saturday at Seattle’s Lincoln Park. The first Division III runner to cross the line, Shipley placed 13th with a time of 25:29.42. That time ranks Shipley eighth on Pacific’s all-time list, and it is just the sixth sub-26-minute performance for a Pacific athlete in the last 30 years.

Shipley’s performance led the Boxers to a 14th place finish in the meet. Pacific’s women also finished in 14th.

Vikings struggle in league opener

Forest Grove did not fare well in its Pacific Conference opener last week on the road against Tualatin. The Viking defense struggled and the offense was unable to generate any

momentum in a 48-14 loss.

The Timberwolves

collected a season-high 387-yards of total offense

en route to their 48 points. It was the Tualatin defense that truly gave the Vikings fits though. Forest Grove’s first five possessions produced just 16 yards, one first down — which came on a penalty — two turnovers and three punts. The Viks finished the game with just 153 yards of total offense.

Forest Grove only crossed midfield twice, but both times the Vikings were able to score, as senior running back Steven Izquierdo punched in a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs.

Forest Grove (0-3) will try to change its fortunes at home this Friday when the Viks host McMinnville (2-1) at 7 p.m.

Pacific baseball alumni game set

The Pacific University baseball program will be hosting an alumni game at Chuck Bafaro Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Come to Bafaro Stadium to watch teams of Boxer alumni battle each other at noon, then stick around for a sneak peak of the 2013

Pacific baseball team, fresh off their 2012 Northwest Conference championship, as they take on a team of Pacific alumni.

Food will be catered by Phil’s 1500 Subs and provided after each game.

For more information, contact Greg Bradley at

503-341-8857 or Brooke Bradley at 503-341-8856.

FG Hall of Fame banquet tickets

Tickets are now on sale for the Forest Grove High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.

Hall of Fame inductees will be introduced at halftime of the Forest Grove-Glencoe football game on Friday, Oct. 5 and honored at a banquet the following night. The banquet will feature a social and silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 and an induction ceremony afterward.

Tickets are available by calling the FGHS athletic department at 503-359-2437.

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