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Boxers finish sixth in first rowing event

Pacific women's crew team makes its debut appearance at the Portland Fall Classic

The Pacific women’s rowing team braved wind and rain to make their debut as a varsity program Sunday morning, competing in the Portland Fall Classic along the Willamette River through downtown Portland.

Pacific placed sixth in the women’s collegiate/open novice 8+ race, covering the 5,000-meter course from the southern end of Ross Island to the Steel Bridge in a time of 24 minutes, 0.28 seconds. The Boxers finished just nine seconds behind fifth-place Willamette, which crossed the line in 23:51.28.

Head coach Amanda Dudley said she was pleased with the Boxers’ performance the first time out, especially considering late changes to the lineup due to illness.

“I am pleased that they came off the water feeling good about the race,” Dudley said. “It was a positive first experience in a racing setting. We practiced with Lewis & Clark’s novice eight yesterday, which was their first time ever out on the water with another crew. And in the grand scheme of things they did well. It was a good learning experience for everybody.”

Riley Chun was the coxswain in the Boxers’ inaugural race. The rowers in the inaugural crew included Hailey Gee, Lorena LaBarbera, Emile McLain, Ke’ala Armstrong, Moana Keaunui, Angie Lu and Sarah Rabbani.

The University of Portland’s A-boat won the women’s collegiate/open novice 8+ race, crossing in a time of 19:56.69. Lewis & Clark placed third in a time of 22:04.19.

The novice 8+ was the only boat Pacific entered in the competition. A novice 4+ scheduled to compete was scratched due to the illnesses that forced Dudley to change the lineup in the eight.

The Portland Fall Classic, hosted by the Station L Rowing Club and the Rose City Rowing Club, was the first of two regattas of the fall season for the women’s rowing program. Pacific will compete again on Sunday at the University of Washington’s Head of the Lake Regatta, which takes place on Lake Union and Lake Washington in Seattle.

Farley lifts Pacific soccer to victory

A well-placed header from Ian Farley in the 99th minute netted Pacific a 1-0 overtime victory against Whitman in a Northwest Conference men’s soccer match on Sunday in Walla Walla, Wash.

After dropping a 1-0 decision earlier in the season to Whitman, the Boxers battled the Missionaries over 90 scoreless minutes of regulation. Nearly a minute before the first overtime period came to an end, Weli Alamillo sent a cross to the head of Farley, who nodded his fifth goal of the season past Whitman goalkeeper Stuart Ellsworth.

“Nice finish, nice result for us to come up here and battle with two good teams and come back with three points,” said Pacific head coach Eric Mild, whose team lost 1-0 in overtime against Whitworth the day before.

Pacific (6-9-1, 3-7-1 NWC) closes out the season with three straight home games, starting this weekend. The Boxers will host Pacific Lutheran on Saturday and Puget Sound on Sunday.

Youth basketball tryouts scheduled

Forest Grove youth basketball will be holding tryouts in November.

Tryouts for 5th and 6th grade teams will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4 and Thursday, Nov. 6 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Forest Grove High School. There will be two teams selected at each grade level, and players must attend at least one tryout session to be considered for a team.

Tryouts for 7th and 8th grade teams will be on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 3:30-5 p.m. at Neil Armstrong Middle School, and on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Forest Grove High School. There will be three teams selected at each grade level, and players must attend at least one tryout to be considered.

Registration forms can be completed at fgyouthbasketball.com.

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