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March 12

OC looking for umpires

OREGON CITY - Oregon City Youth Sports is looking for umpires for the upcoming youth baseball season.

Training classes begin soon for the season, which begins in May. No experience is necessary.

For information, contact Brenda Stephens, umpire coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or at 503-632-0569, ext. 7.

Special Olympics summer activities

Special Olympics Oregon of Clackamas County is registering athletes for summer sports this month.

Several sports will be offered for youth with intellectual disabilities, including track and field, bocce, golf, softball, gymnastics, tennis and cycling.

The summer season runs April through June.

For information phone 503-675-3550 or visit the website at www.soor.org.

Competitive Edge gearing up

CLACKAMAS - The Competitive Edge Basketball Academy is accepting registrations for its spring academy and the upcoming AAU season.

The academy provides programs for boys in girls in grades 5-12. Tryouts for AAU teams are scheduled March 16-17.

To sign up for small group or individual instruction, or for additional information, contact Steve Gustovich at 503-657-6863.

Gustovich heads up the Competitive Edge Basketball Academy-Eastside programs. Gustovich was head coach at Clackamas High School for 11 seasons (1994-2005), where his teams reached the Class 4A State Tournament nine times.

CCC plans alumni tourney, barbecue

OREGON CITY - Clackamas Community College's volleyball program has planned a spring volleyball tournament and alumni day for Saturday, April 26.

CCC coach Kathie Woods is asking former Clackamas Community College players to help get the word out and to contact assistant coach Lindsay Schiely if they will be able to attend.

The day will feature a tournament, which will be followed by a barbecue. The tournament will include a CCC alumni team, along with teams from Whatcom, Centralia, Wenatchee Valley, Treasure Valley and Clackamas.

Schiely may be reached by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last chance to play baseball

MILWAUKIE - Milwaukie Junior Baseball has extended its deadline for signing up for youth baseball to Sunday, March 16.

The registration form is available online at www.milwaukiejrbaseball.org.

Late registrants should bring the completed form with them to the tryouts, which are scheduled for March 16 in the Milwaukie High School gymnasium.

Tryout times are 10 a.m. for Midgets (age 10 and under), 12:30 p.m. for Juniors (ages 11-12) and 3 p.m. for Seniors (ages 13-14).

Fees range from $50 for T-ball to $90 for seniors.

Late registrants should bring a copy of their birth certificate with them to the tryouts.

Lion fifth graders go 16-0 in league

WEST LINN - West Linn's fifth grade girls 'gold' basketball team wrapped up a perfect season last week, defeating Tualatin 25-18 in the Three Rivers League championship game.

The Lions finished with a 16-0 record in league.

The TRL youth league consists of 20 teams from Clackamas, Washington and Multnomah counties.

Pioneer girls prove themselves at state

PORTLAND - There's no question the youthful Oregon City Pioneers were one of the top girls basketball teams in the state in 2008.

The Pioneers not only gave the top-ranked and three-time defending Southridge Skyhawks a run for their money in the Class 6A state title game, but they averaged more points per game (49.3) than any other team at the tournament, and their tournament field goal shooting percentage for the tournament (.434, 53-of-122) was the highest of any team participating.

They also averaged more assists (13) and steals (11) per game than any other tournament team.

Sophomore Brittany Knighton, who was named first-team all-tournament, finished as the tournament's fourth leading scorer, averaging 12.0 points.

Lindsey Shearer (11-of-22) and Calli Jackson (9-of-18) both averaged .500 shooting from the field, which was fifth highest for the tournament.

Kenna Borgmeier averaged 3.3 assists, third highest for the tournament.

Swim coach slates tryouts

OREGON CITY - Oregon City Swim Team coach Matt Crum has extended an invitation to youth ages 6-18 in Oregon City and surrounding communities to try out for the team.

The only requirement is that a prospective team member demonstrate that he or she can swim both the backstroke and crawl for 25 meters.

'They do not have to live in Oregon City,' said Crum. 'Many of our swimmers come from Milwaukie, Gladstone, West Linn and Clackamas in addition to Oregon City. To schedule a tryout, they just need to give me a call.'

Crum can be reached at 503-655-4169.

Spring sports league play starts Monday

Area high school sports teams began play this week, and they begin league competition next week, before taking a break for spring break.

Capital Conference baseball and softball teams begin conference play next Monday, while Three Rivers League baseball and softball teams start league play next Tuesday.

TRL baseball teams are experimenting with a new schedule, where teams have back-to-back three-game series scheduled with each league opponent.

TRL openers in track and field are scheduled next Wednesday.