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boxers win twice over the weekend, junior wrestling registration, ford helps raise money for vikings
boxers win twice over the weekend
Pacific's volleyball team moved into a tie for second place in the Northwest Conference with a pair of big wins over the weekend.
Pacific bounced back from an early deficit to beat George Fox 20-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-22 last Friday, and the Boxers followed that with a 25-21, 25-14, 25-21 home victory on Saturday against Linfield.
Pacific's win over Linfield was the program's first since 2004, and it vaulted the Boxers into a three-way tie for second place with nationally-ranked Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran.
'We tried to keep the fact that it was Linfield out of the equation,' said Pacific head coach Lena Chan. 'We matched them well to open the first, but we then found ways to take away their strengths.'
Pacific hits the road again this weekend, traveling to Willamette on Friday and Pacific Lutheran on Saturday.
junior wrestling registration
Forest Grove Junior Viks Wrestling sign-ups will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 6-8 p.m. in the Forest Grove High School wrestling gym.
The club is open to boys and girls ages 8-14, and fees for the season will be $95 for the first wrestler and $75 for each legal sibling. Unfortunately no scholarships or discounts will be offered this year.
Practices begin on Nov. 8 and will be held every Tuesday and Thursday. Regular practices will last from 6-7 p.m., and intense practices will last until 7:30. Matches will be held on Saturdays and occasional weeknights. Matches are not mandatory.
Sign-up sheets are available at Frye's Action Athletics or will be supplied at registration. For more information, contact Ricci Oberg at 503-535-9165.
ford helps raise money for vikings
Doherty Ford, Forest Grove High School and members of the local community raised $6,660 for FGHS's athletics program at a recent test-drive event as part of Ford's 'Drive One 4 UR School' program.
Doherty Ford and Ford Motor Company donated $30 for every qualifying community member who test-drove the all-new Focus. They also donated $20 for each qualifying test drive of other new Ford vehicles like the Flex, Fusion and Edge.
Since its inception in 2007, the 'Drive One 4 UR School' program has generated over $7 million in donations for high schools nationwide.
'I am very pleased with the turnout from the local community in support of Forest Grove High School's athletics program, and I am so proud to be a Ford dealer,' said Michael Doherty, of Doherty Ford. 'It was a great opportunity for participants to take a fun, casual drive in one of our vehicles and support our student programs at the same time.'
'With all the cuts in school budgets, it has been essential to find exciting ways to raise funds,' said Forest Grove athletic director Doug Thompson. 'This money will really make a difference for our students and we are so grateful for Ford's involvement and support. The money raised on Saturday will help our tennis, golf, swimming and dance line.'