Swanson finishes ninth at state
Forest Grove junior Hannah Swanson added to her already impressive list of accomplishments with a ninth-place finish at the Class 6A state golf tournament, held last Monday and Tuesday at Trysting Tree Golf Course in Corvallis.
Swanson, who finished 11th at last year's state tournament, moved up from 16th place into a six-way tie for ninth on the second day of the tournament, making a birdie on the 16th hole to shoot a round of 81 and finish at 22-over par.
Swanson shot an 85 on the first day of action, making a birdie on the second hole before falling off the pace with three double bogeys on the back nine.
Beaverton freshman Gigi Stoll won the tournament by 10 strokes with a two-day total of 143, putting her at 1-under. Tualatin won the team championship with a two-day total of 677, putting the Tigers seven shots ahead of Jesuit.
Viking tennis duo qualifies for state
The Forest Grove boys tennis team had a pair of doubles teams qualify for the Class 6A state tournament last weekend after both tandems finished in the top four at the Pacific Conference district tournament on May 12.
Junior Nathan Tanous and senior Everardo Medina placed second at district, while senior Josh Cohrs and sophomore Cameron Wilbur placed fourth. Both teams qualified for the state tournament, which was held last weekend at Tualatin Hills Tennis Center.
Tanous and Medina lost their first match 6-3, 6-1 to Nate Hansen and Nick Foley of Roseburg, and the Viking duo lost 8-2 to Jorge Garibay and Herman Lupian of McKay in the consolation bracket.
Cohrs and Wilbur also lost in the opening round of the state tournament on Thursday, dropping a 6-3, 6-2 decision to Kyle Chin and Cameron Chin of Grant. The Forest Grove pair lost 9-7 to Christian Arntson and Ruben Sola of Central Catholic in the consolation bracket.
Miller takes 14th at state tourney
Banks junior Justin Miller capped an outstanding season with a 14th-place finish at the Class 4A state golf tournament last week, held on the Braves' home course at Quail Valley Golf Course.
Miller shot a round of 81 on the first day of the tournament last Monday, then followed it up with an 82 on Tuesday to finish in 14th place at 19-over par.
Miller started strong on Tuesday with a birdie on the third hole, but ran into trouble with a quadruple bogey on No. 9 and a double bogey on No. 11. The Banks junior maintained his composure and eventually birdied the 18th hole to hold off Jake Maes of La Salle, who finished one stroke behind in 15th place.
North Valley senior Ryan Melnychuk won the individual state championship with rounds of 67 and 73, putting him at 4-under for the tournament. La Grande won the team title with a two-day total of 637, giving the Tigers a 13-stroke victory over North Valley.
A charity golf tournament will be held on Saturday, June 2 at Sunset Grove Golf Course with proceeds benefitting the Children's Cancer Association.
The tournament will be a nine-hole, four-man scramble format with a cost of $130 per team or $35 for individual players. The first tee time will be at noon and food will be provided.
For more information, contact Kyle Strickland at 503-333-8518.