Tualatin Hills Divers tace second at Region 10

Tualatin Hills Dive Club took second place in the USA Diving Junior Region 10 Championships at Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center on Saturday and Sunday.

THDC crowned three champions at the meet, and qualified 12 divers for the USA Diving Summer Zone E Championships, set for July 7-10 in Tucson, Ariz. THDC winners included Nicholas Han (first in the 14-15 boys 1-meter), Tyler Puterbaugh (first in the 12-13 boys 3-meter), and Cassie Weil (first in both the 16-18 girls 3-meter and platform).

Also heading to the Zone E meet are Sarah Braun, Andy Kreiter, Hailee Moore, Madaly Moore, Rachel Polaski, Allison Quinn, Lucy Roberts, Madi Schmidt, Sabin Venable, and Serena Zafiris.

Aloha Youth Football sets signups

Sign-ups for Aloha Youth Football and Cheerleading are underway now at

More information is available by calling 503-591-5255 or 503- 820-1824 or at AYF is a member association of the Tualatin Valley Youth Football League, which offers competitive tackle football third through eighth graders in the greater Portland area.

Practices begin in early August, with the season ending in early November.

Sunset's Salness signs with Salem's Corban

Katherine Salness, a 5-foot-6 point guard from Sunset High School, signed a letter of intent this spring to continue her athletic career at Corban University.

Salness helped lead the Apollos to the Class 6A state playoffs as a senior while earning second team All-Metro honors for the second year in a row. A two-sport athlete in volleyball and basketball at Sunset, Salness will continue to play both sports during her collegiate career.

'I don't know that I have ever seen another player as intense with the floor savvy that Katherine possesses,' Corban coach Terry Williams said. 'She can get to the basket and shoot the three, but her real strength seems to be getting the ball to the right teammate in the right way.'

Sunset athletic director Pete Lukich is honored

Sunset High School athletic director Pete Lukich was honored this spring as the top AD n Class 6A.

Lukich was named the top Class 6A AD by the Oregon Athletic Directors Association at its 42nd annual conference April 17-19 in Sunriver.

These awards were established to honor outstanding athletic directors in recognition of contributions to interscholastic athletics at the local, state and national levels made while serving as an athletic director at an Oregon high school.

Full-contact alumni grid games due September

Ever dreamed of playing just one more football game? If your dream is to get one more game against Beaverton, or Southridge, or Jesuit, you can sign up for your last chance at AlumniFootball is scheduling full-contact alumni football games for September 2011. Games are complete high school rule contests, with AlumniFootball handling all the organization and supplying all equipment.

To sign up, go to, or call 888-562-0622. Only the first 40 guys on each team will get to play.

Beaver girls hoop sends four to play at college

The Beaverton High girls basketball program, fresh off its first state tournament appearance since 2002, is sending four seniors on to play college basketball.

Marissa Rakestraw won a basketball scholarship to Division 1 Cornell. Nicole Hartzog earned a basketball scholarship to the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Olivia Cook will play at Pacific University. And Ronnie Jones will continue her career at Chemeketa Community College.

Schaefer is honored at Sacramento State again

Southridge High graduate Megan Schaefer made her senior season on the Sacramento State softball team a keeper.

Schaefer was one of seven Hornets who were named this spring to the Pacific Coast Softball Conference's all-Coastal Division team.

Schaefer was named to the first team for the second time (2009, 2011), after receiving second-team honors last season. Despite battling a wrist injury all year, Schaefer finished the season with a 7-6 record and a 2.16 ERA. In 18 starts, she issued just 28 walks in 90.2 innings.

Against conference competition, Schaefer was dominant, posting a 3-0 record with a 1.02 ERA in seven appearances.

In 41.0 innings vs. PCSC teams, she allowed just six earned runs and four extra base hits (two doubles and two home runs). Of her 19 appearances this season, she allowed more than three earned runs on just two occasions.

Schaefer finished her career ranked fifth in games started in the circle (76), tied for fifth in wins (37), sixth in innings pitched (461.0), eighth in strikeouts (236) and ninth in complete games (36).

Westview's Carlson will play next at Mesa State

Blake Carlson, a senior at Westview High School, signed this spring with Mesa State College to play men's soccer in 2011-12.

'Mesa State is excited and pleased to have Blake joining our Men's Soccer team,' said MSC Athletic Director Butch Miller. 'We look forward to helping Blake grow and succeed both as a student and as an athlete.'

Mesa State is home to 22 NCAA Division II sports teams. Complementing the Division II teams are hockey, cycling, rodeo and Nordic and alpine skiing, which compete regionally and nationally but are not yet NCAA teams.

Valley Times sports photos on sale

Sports photos that appear in the Valley Times are on sale to members of the public. You may now link to online photo galleries for Sports Editor Miles Vance's work at For more information, please email Vance at [email protected]

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