- Forest Grove News-Times - Sports
pacific football falls on the road, Boxers split first two nwc matches, cross country club beginning
pacific football falls on the road
Despite a large contingent of Pacific fans and a near-record setting touchdown reception by Jordan Fukumoto, the Boxers found themselves outmatched by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps as the Stags rolled to a 28-9 victory in football action Saturday in Claremont, Calif.
Fukumoto found himself on the receiving end of an 87-yard touchdown bomb from T.C. Campbell, a strike that ranks as the second longest in school history. It was the only touchdown the Boxers (0-3) scored on the evening as they were limited to 226 yards of offense and went 0-for-13 on third- and fourth-down conversions.
Campbell completed 14 of 26 passes for 191 yards and was intercepted once at the end of the game. Fukumoto posted a tremendous evening, recording a season-high 132 yards receiving on four catches. Davis Jacobs led a limited Pacific rushing attack, netting 23 yards on 10 carries.
Quarterback Patrick Rooney was a one-man scoring machine for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (1-1), passing for 83 yards while also rushing for 118 yards and three touchdowns. Claremont gained 257 of their 340 yards of total offense on the ground. The Stags dominated time of possession, holding onto the ball for more than 35 minutes.
Boxers split first two nwc matches
A strong start for the Pacific volleyball team continued over the weekend with a split on the always tough eastern Washington road trip, which included the Boxers' first win in a Northwest Conference opener since 1994.
Pacific posted a season-best .362 team hitting percentage to take a three-set victory at Whitman on Friday, 25-21, 25-22, 25-17. Kelsy Takashima and Alexa Block each had 10 kills in the victory, with Takashima amassing a .417 hitting percentage. Jowell Guerreiro finished with a .545 hitting percentage with six kills.
The Boxers played a competitive match against defending NWC champion Whitworth on Saturday, keeping things close in a 25-17, 25-23, 25-19 loss. Takashima led Pacific with nine kills and six blocks as the team managed just a .036 hitting percentage for the night.
Pacific returns home on Friday to host an always tough Puget Sound squad before hitting the road again to take on Lewis and Clark on Saturday.
cross country club beginning
The Forest Grove Run Youth Cross Country Club will start up this fall, offering three practices per week and a total of seven competitive races for local runners.
The club is free and is open to fifth through eighth graders in the Forest Grove area. The club will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for practices at Tom McCall Upper Elementary School, and races will be held in Portland and Hillsboro.
The club hopes to provide local youth with an opportunity to learn more about the sport of cross country and distance running, while promoting healthy and active lifestyles in a team setting.
For more information about the club, visit www.forestgroverun.com.