Schorn helps team to tourney win
The 14U Oregon Breeze softball team rose to the top of its division last week at a tournament in Colorado, and a player with area ties had a role in that success.
The Breeze squad is based in Aloha and features a roster of players from throughout Washington County, including Mary Schorn, who will be a freshman at Banks High School this fall.
Playing in the Freedom Softball Tournament in Broomfield, Colo., the Breeze turned back Aces Express of Sugar Land, Texas, by a 10-0 score in three innings in the final game to earn the title. In a division that drew 33 teams from all over the country - including states such as Missouri and New Jersey - the Breeze went 9-2 overall in the competition. A game prior, Aces Express had downed the Breeze 7-5 to force the final game for the championship.
In the final contest, Schorn, a middle infielder, went 3-for-3 with a double. She accounted for three of the Breezes 11 hits in the game and also scored three runs. For the entire tournament, Schorn posted a .528 batting average and a fielding percentage of .911.
Local kids make trip to nationals
The Oregon Timber Beasts, a Forest Grove-based competitive youth BB gun team, placed 33rd of 54 teams at the Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match, staged in Rogers, Ark., on June 29 and 30.
The five members of the team who participated in the championships were Cassie Jones, Abby Campbell, Nessa Hartman, Jessica Mohorich and Jessica Brewer, who ranged in age from 11 to 15. Nick Hartmann also represented the Timber Beasts, taking part in a competition for alternates.
Competitors shot rounds in standing, prone, kneeling and sitting positions and also took a test about gun safety, knowledge and shooting range rules. A perfect team score was worth 2,500 points, while a perfect individual score was worth 500 points. The Timber Beasts recorded a team score of 2,201 points. Posting a mark of 2,374, a squad from Pennsylvania won the championship by one point over a South Dakota team.
Mohorich led the Timber Beasts with a score of 454 points. She finished tied for 85th place in a field of 270. Nessa Hartmann scored a 451; Jones scored a 424; and Brewer and Campbell both recorded scores of 436. Nick Hartmann scored 454 points in the alternates competition. He finished 15th of 93 competitors in the aggregate, and he took third place in the alternates kneeling event with a mark of 96.01.
The appearance at nationals was the 23rd consecutive for the Timber Beasts.
Godfrey gets win in Hillsboro race
Denise Godfrey cruised to victory on Thursday in the C.A.T. 5K Fun Run & Walk in Hillsboro.
The 33-year-old Hillsboro resident finished first among women and second overall in the race. She was timed in 16 minutes, 14 seconds. Portland resident Matthew Klein took first place overall of 1,002 total finishers in 15:32.
Hillsboro residents rounded out the top three female finishers. Hillary Harris and Hannah Fishback took second and third, respectively, in 20:12 and 20:44.
Top-10 male finishers from western Washington County were Mason Rouches of Hillsboro (third, 16:52), Wesley Porter, of Forest Grove (fourth, 17:34), and Miles Rouches (fifth, 17:51), Trevor Hostetler (eighth, 18:28) and Benton Canaga (10th, 18:43), all of Hillsboro. Hostetler also was the first male masters finisher.