Viking swimmers pick up speed, Lady Viks top Hilhi, Women wrestlers compete at nationals, Braves win wrestling tourney, Youth baseball workouts start

Viking swimmers pick up speed

Viking swimmers had a strong outing last week, with both the boys and girls teams winning at Tigard High School. The girls, anchored by Vera Hutchinson and Alondra Martinez, edged the Tigers 85-84, earning their first win of the season. The boys, led by Gabe Rooker and Tim Sandage, had a more comfortable 99-69 margin.

The Vikings have one final dual meet this season, at home against Glencoe High on Thursday. 'We're looking forward to finishing the season up with both teams winning,' Coach Paul Waterstreet said.

Lady Viks top Hilhi

The Forest Grove girls basketball team nudged its season record above .500 last Friday with a 49-39 win against Hillsboro. This week the Lady Vikings (9-8) will host two, Tigard on Tuesday and McMinnville on Friday,

The boys team, meanwhile, lost to Hillsboro 57-45, dropping their record to 6-11. On Tuesday, they travel to Tigard and then to McMinnville on Friday.

Women wrestlers compete at nationals

Megan Chun's come-from-behind victory in her final match of the day captured a seventh place finish to lead the Pacific University women's wrestling team in their first freestyle nationals in three years.

Chun's performance led the Boxers to a tie for 11th place finish at the Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) National Tournament, held on the campus of King College in Bristol, Tenn. Oklahoma City won the team title with 23 points, placing four points better than second place King College

Braves win wrestling tourney

Banks wrestlers capped their best week of the season on Saturday by winning in the Molalla Invitational. Colin Purinton (106 pounds) Liam Landers (126) Trevor Thompson (138) Travis Thompson (145) and Clay Kemper (160) all won individual titles at Molalla. Adam Ezell (145 pounds) took second-place honors while and Jeremy Schillereff (170) Brandon Scholl (182) each took home a third-place medal 3rd. Earlier in the week the Braves beat Scappoose 40-34 in a dual meet.

Coach Dan Herb noted that it was a first time the team had defeated the Indians since 2005.

Youth baseball workouts start

Sunday Youth Baseball workouts continue running through Feb. 27 with exception of Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 5). The open gym workouts run from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Neil Armstrong Middle School gym, instructed by Forest Grove High School Head Varsity Coach Kevin Tucker and the FGHS baseball staff along with several high school players. Youth (1st-8th grade) players from all leagues are encouraged to attend. These workouts are also open to parents and coaches. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check out the Viking baseball website, for more information.

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