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Forest Grove grad nets game-winner

Brandi Dawson keyed the Oregon State women’s soccer team to its first victory of the season by scoring the game’s only goal against Texas on Friday in Corvallis.

A 2010 Forest Grove graduate, Dawson sent a smashing header past Longhorns goalkeeper Abby Smith off of Jacy Drobney’s corner kick from the right side in the 48th minute. The shot was one of two Dawson put on frame for the Beavers (1-2-1) after coming off the bench.

Dawson, a 5-foot-5 midfielder, has now scored five career goals, including two game-winners, for Oregon State. She came off the bench again on Sunday and recorded two shots in a 1-1 double-overtime tie against Wisconsin.

Run & Walk for Sight returns

A Forest Grove road running tradition is back for its 13th year. The Forest Grove Lions Run & Walk for Sight is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21.

The event includes a 10-kilometer run, a 5K run/walk and a Tot Trot for kids 5 and younger. Races will start and finish at Pacific University’s College of Optometry on Pacific Avenue near Cedar Street. Walkers will begin at 9 a.m., runners at 9:15. Strollers are permitted.

Registration is available online and by mail. Both types of registration should be completed by Sept. 16. Otherwise, day-of-race registration is available. Registration is $30 for Pacific students or $35 otherwise, and the Tot Trot is $5. Cost includes a T-shirt.

For more information or to register, go to crcoas8.wix.com/fg-lions-run-walk.

Happy Girls event at Hagg Lake

Happy Girls is coming to Washington County. A popular spring women’s running event in Bend, the brand is branching out and will stage the first Happy Girls Run Forest Grove at Hagg Lake Park later this month.

The event, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22, includes a half marathon and both 10- and 5-kilometer races. Walkers are welcome.The Happy Little Kids Run is for kids ages 3 to 10 and consists of age-appropriate distances. The first race of the day begins at 9 a.m.

Half marathon participants will circumnavigate the lake on a mix of roads and trails, while the 5K and 10K participants will take mostly to the roads on an out-and-back course on the lake’s west side.

The race is capped at 500 participants. Except for the kids run, the registration fee is $40 to $100, depending on the race distance and registration date. Fee for the kids race is $10. Registration and more information are available at happygirlsrun.com/forestgrove.

Marathon spots are filling up

Spots in the Oregon Marathon & Half road race are rapidly filling up. The inaugural event, which includes a marathon and a half marathon, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28. The half marathon is sold out, but about 50 spots are still available in the marathon field.

The marathon will start in Vernonia and finish in Banks, while the half marathon will start at L.L. “Stub” Stewart State Park. Participants will be bused from Banks to the start lines.

The half marathon starts at 7:45 a.m., followed by the marathon 15 minutes later. The marathon course is certified and is a Boston qualifier. Registration is $100 for the marathon, $80 for the half marathon.

For more information, go to uberthons.com/theoregonmarathon.