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Vikings complete first day at state

Forest Grove juniors Brad Milligan and Natalie Vlckova both got their state golf tournament experiences under way on Monday.

Competing in the Class 6A boys golf championship at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis, Milligan fired a first-round score of 9-over par 81 to land in a tie for 54th place with one day of competition remaining. Tuesday’s results were unavailable at press deadline.

Milligan started on the 10th hole Monday and was in good shape until making a triple bogey on No. 12. He came back with a birdie on the next hole before bogeying back-to-back holes to move to 4-over. Milligan steadied himself with five straight pars over the middle part of his round, but a double bogey on the par 3 fourth hole dropped him to 6-over for the day, and he finished with bogeys on Nos. 5, 8 and 9.

Milligan’s first name was incorrectly listed as Ben in last week’s News-Times.

Meanwhile, at the Class 6A girls tournament at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks, Vlckova shot a 17-over 89 on the first day to slot into a tie for 36th place. Results of Tuesday’s final round were unavailable at press time.

The junior made five pars on Monday and was pretty steady except for a triple bogey on the par-5 fifth hole.

Tournament leader Ellie Slama of South Salem shot a 3-under 69 on Monday.

Bailey competes at Pac-12 meet

At this time one year ago, Kindel Bailey was on the cusp of winning her first state title in track and field and preparing for the softball state playoffs.

Now she is holding her own against the top throwers in one of the top conferences in the country.

A 2015 Banks graduate, Bailey finished in 10th place in the women’s javelin last weekend at the Pac-12 Championships, which were staged at Husky Track in Seattle, Wash.

Competing for Oregon State, Bailey produced a best throw of 131 feet, 10 inches on Saturday. That left her just two feet short of advancing to the final as one of the top nine throwers in the field and she was within four feet of the eighth-place finisher, the final one to score points in the event.

Bailey’s best throw this season was a 138-6 effort on April 9 at the Sun Angel Classic in Arizona. She ranks fourth all-time at OSU with the new implement.

Stanford’s Mackenzie Little won the event by 30 feet with a throw of 176-2 on her fourth attempt.