Drexler finishes fourth at state
Estacada senior Luis Drexler finished fourth at the small-school state tennis tournament in Eugene, giving up just three games in a pair of straight-set wins to open the tournament before falling to eventual-champion Matthew Sipowicz of Oregon Episcopal 6-3, 6-1 in the semifinals.
Drexler dropped a hard-fought 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 decision to Valley Catholics Matt Biggi in the third-place match.
Oregon City hosts girls basketball camp
The End of the Trail girls basketball camp led by former Oregon City High coach Brad Smith is set for June 17-20 at Gardiner Middle School with players in grades 3-6 meeting from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and grades 7-9 from 1-5 p.m. Another session is set for June 24-27 with the age groups meeting at the same times at Oregon City High School.
Cost is $125 for one week or $200 for both weeks. Sign-ups are available online at eotbasketball.com.
OSAA expected to bring in Regional format
The OSAA championship committee has agreed to support bringing in regional qualifying models for all individual sports similar to the model wrestling has used in recent years to qualify athletes for state. Often this means combining separate leagues for a Regional competition. This change would be made for cross country, golf, tennis and track and field, while swimming would be exempt.
The committee plans to discuss eliminating consolation brackets from the basketball and volleyball tournaments at its next meeting set for Monday, June 3 in Wilsonville.
The OSAA realignment committee is nearing its final recommendation for the 2014-18 time block with the Class 4A level being split evenly into six leagues of six schools apiece, along with a four-team Greater Oregon League. Estacada would remain in the Tri-Valley Conference, which would undergo only one change, bringing in Crook County to replace LaSalle Prep, which has requested to move up to 5A.
The realignment committee meets again Monday, Sept. 23, in Wilsonville.
Cougars fall out in Northwest quarterfinals
The Clackamas CC softball team picked up a pair of early wins before dropping back-to-back games at the Northwest Community College championships last week at Delta Park.
The Cougars opened with a 4-2 win over Everett, moving ahead on a two-run single by Taylor Gould in the fifth inning. Alyson Boytz struck out eight batters through five innings before Lucy Baldovino came into the circle and threw two innings of no-hit ball to close out the first-round win. Kiara Vasquez hit a home run for Clackamas.
The Cougars followed with a 9-0 mercy-rule win over South Region foe SW Oregon later in the day, breaking the game open with a four-run spurt in the first inning. Taylor Gould and Samantha Owirka hit homers, while Baldovino struck out five and scattered three hits.
Clackamas fell into the elimination bracket after a 3-0 loss to Mt. Hood on Saturday. The Saints put up two runs in the first inning and carried the lead throughout. Nicole Lehman went 2-for-3 for the Cougars, but was the only one on the team to get a hit.
The Cougars were knocked out Sunday morning with a 4-1 loss to Bellevue, as Clackamas failed to get onto the scoreboard until Gracie Dempsters RBI-single in the sixth inning.
Summers scores points for Ducks
Estacada High graduate Chancey Summers, a sophomore at Oregon, tied for 5th place in the high jump to tally 3.5 team points at last weeks Pac-12 championship meet. She cleared 5-feet-8 3/4-inches without a miss before dropping out when the bar was raised to 5-10.
Oregon won the team title with 139 points, beating runner-up Arizona by 16. The Ducks also won the mens title with 149.5 points the seventh straight league title for the men.