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Gaston softball falls in playoffs

Gaston played its way into the Class 2A/1A softball state playoffs with a 6-2 victory over Neah-Kah-Nie on May 18 in a Northwest League playoff game, but the Greyhounds’ postseason stay was short-lived.

Gaston, which was seeded 16th in the 16-team playoff bracket, went on the road last Wednesday and dropped a 16-0 decision against defending state champion and No. 1-ranked Pilot Rock.

The Rockets (24-3) scored a run in the bottom of the first, then erupted for seven more in the second inning against Gaston starting pitcher Charity Hall. Pilot Rock scored four more times in the third, chasing Hall from the game, and then added a four-spot in the fourth against reliever Anna Stolley.

Rebekka Holman pitched a complete game three-hitter to earn the win for Pilot Rock. Hall was saddled with the loss, but many of the Rockets’ runs were unearned, as Gaston hampered its cause by committing six errors in the field.

Pilot Rock went on to beat Vernonia 7-0 in the quarterfinals last Friday and was scheduled to play No. 5 Kennedy in the semifinals on Tuesday.

Forest Grove will host hoops camps

Forest Grove High School will be hosting a pair of youth basketball camps this month.

There will be a girls basketball camp for players in grades 1-9 that runs from June 14-17. The camp will begin at 9 a.m. each day and end at noon. Cost is $55.

The camp, directed by Forest Grove girls varsity coach Dan Lumpkin, is geared toward the instruction of fundamentals to each individual athlete. A major portion of each day will be dedicated to the mastery of the fundamental aspects of the game.

A typical day will consist of warm-ups, full-court drills, team and individual instruction, and advanced offensive skill development. Also, extra time will be spent working on team offenses and defenses.

For more information or to register, go online at fggirlsbasketball.com.

Forest Grove will also be hosting a boys basketball camp for players in grades 2-10. That camp will be held from June 20-23, starting at 8:30 a.m. each day and ending at 1 p.m.

Led by Forest Grove boys varsity coach Greg Evers, the emphasis will also be on mastering of the fundamental aspects of the game, with a focus on attacking the basket in a variety of ways and attempting to bridge the fundamental practice into game situations. In addition, there will be contests and tournaments each day.

For more information or to register, go online at https://goo.gl/t7TyEU.