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Ramirez takes first in Washington triathlon

Forest Grove’s Marco Ramirez won the Open Division at the Columbia River Triathlon Sunday, Aug. 21, at Frenchman’s Bar Park in Vancouver, Wash.

Ramirez was first in a field consisting of 131 competitors, finishing in a time of 1:01:27.7.

Ex-golf coach wins WinCo Foods tourney

Thirty-year-old Ryan Brehm won last Sunday’s WinCo Foods Portland Open golf tournament at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.

The former Michigan State University golf coach earned $144,000 with his win, and along with 24 others who finished in the top 25 on the final Web.com money list, earned his PGA Tour card for next season.

Hops secure league playoff berth

The Hillsboro Hops clinched a Northwest League playoff spot with an 11-8 home victory Sunday over the Boise Hawks. With the win, the two-time defending champs secured an opportunity to defend their Northwest League championship. The playoffs start Sept. 7.