Roberts picks up another award
Pacific senior Rachel Roberts continues to accumulate hardware at the end of her sensational softball career.
Roberts, a second baseman for the Boxer softball team, was named the Ad Rutschman Small College Female Athlete of the Year on Monday night at the Oregon Sports Awards banquet, held at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton.
The trophy is given each year to the top non-Division I athlete in the state, selected from a pool of 14 NCAA Division II, III, and NAIA schools, along with Oregons 10 community colleges. This year, Roberts edged out finalists Justine Benner (basketball, George Fox) and McKenzie Warren (track and field, Concordia).
Roberts, a four-year standout from Oregon City, was a first team All-American this year. She is a four-time All-NWC pick and leaves the program as the schools all-time leader in stolen bases with 131. She hit .445 this year, with 11 doubles and 36 thefts. She set a school record this spring with 69 base hits and had a sparkling .985 fielding percentage. In four seasons as a Boxer, she never missed a game, playing in 164.
Boxer baseball standout Walker Olis, a first team All-American on the field and in the classroom, was a finalist for the Ad Rutschman Small College Male Athlete of the Year. Linfield All-American defensive lineman Alex Hoff won the award.
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.