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FGHS golfer wins OGA links title

Hannah Swanson, a 2015 graduate of Forest Grove High School, earned her first Oregon Golf Association title Wednesday, Aug. 10, emerging triumphant at the 26th Oregon Women’s Stroke Play Championship at Gearhart Golf Links in Gearhart Aug. 9-10.

Swanson entered Wednesday’s final round with a three-shot lead over defending champion Gigi Stoll, a 2015 Beaverton High School graduate and current University of Arizona golf team member, ultimately earning a five-shot win.

The current OSU golfer beat Stoll, the 2016 Oregon Women’s Amateur champion, and Portland State golfer Krissy Peterson, Washington State University’s Madison Odiorne and Megan Conder of the University of Oregon.

Gaston gridders fall to Reedsport

The Gaston Greyhounds football team fell to the Reedsport Braves by a count of 37-7 in last Friday’s non-league outing. The Greyhounds will host and look to get their first win of the 2016 season against the Toledo Boomers (Toledo, Ore.) this Friday, Sept. 9, at Gaston High School.

The Boomers come into the outing with a record of 1-0. Toledo won 57-32 in their recent non-league outing against Oakridge (Oakridge, Ore).

Viking boys soccer squad opens with loss

The Forest Grove Boys Soccer team finished their opening week of play with a 1-0 loss to Westview of the Metro League, and a 2-2 tie to Lakeridge of the Three Rivers League. The Vikings will host Lincoln and Aloha this week as part of a two week, four game stretch leading-up to their Greater Valley League opener against South Salem Sept. 22 at Forest Grove High School.

The Forest Grove girls soccer team got off to a tough start last week beginning with a 1-7 loss to Aloha and finishing the week on the wrong end of a 0-2 loss to Newberg. The girls will look to rebound this week with games at Beaverton, Tuesday, Sept. 6, and Wilson

Sept. 8.