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Sandy wrestlers finish 4th at Classic

The Sandy wrestling team reached the Final Four of the 5A division at the Oregon Classic tournament last weekend before falling 51-19 against top-ranked Hermiston in the semifinals.

The Bulldogs won the first three bouts of the matchup, scoring bonus points in each, to gain quick command of the dual. Sandy got pins from Tyler White at 152 pounds and Devin White at 182, while Kyle Bateman (170) scored a major decision and Jonathan Morrell (126) won a simple decision. Hermiston went on to beat Dallas 48-18 in the championship match.

The Pioneers raced through lopsided victories over Crescent Valley and Marshfield on Friday before ending round-robin action with a tight 38-33 win over Redmond. Bateman secured the team victory with a pin at 182 pounds that put Sandy in front 38-18. Redmond won the last three bouts, but was unable to dig all the way out of the hole.

Sandy opened Saturday’s session with a 47-20 quarterfinal win over Cleveland, overcoming an early 9-0 deficit. The Pioneers moved into the lead 15-12 after Brandon Mowery’s pin at 138 pounds. The Pioneers put the dual out of reach by taking six straight victories through the middleweights, highlighted by C.J. McKinnis (160) with a first-round fall and Bateman (182) with a 15-4 major decision.

Mt. Hood women drop 9th straight

The Mt. Hood CC women’s basketball team fell 91-51 to Clackamas on Wednesday night. The Cougars built a commanding 19-point halftime lead and never looked back, shooting 50 percent for the game. Jenny Johnson led the charge, missing just three shots and finishing with 25 points.

Whitney Warren was the high scorer for the Saints with 11 points, while Hannah Macoby added nine points and nine rebounds. Open Door graduate Sadie Jenks connected on a pair of 3s and finished with eight points and two steals.

Winterhawks drop two in a row

The Portland Winterhawks lost back-to-back games for the first time this season, falling 5-4 to Lethbridge in a shootout on Friday and 4-3 in Seattle on Saturday.

The Winterhawks let a 3-0 lead get away against Lethbridge, which forced overtime and eventually won the game by converting its first two chances in the shootout.

Portland (37-6-1-1) continues to lead the Western Conference by five points over Kelowna, heading into a four-game road trip through Washington. The Winterhawks return home Wednesday, Jan. 30, to face Kamloops.

Petan scores in NHL Prospects game

Nic Petan of the Portland Winterhawks tallied Team Orr’s final goal late in the second period during a 3-0 exhibition win over Team Cherry in Wednesday’s NHL Prospects Game. Winterhawk teammates Seth Jones and Oliver Bjorkstrand each finished with assists.

Portland (37-5-1) continues to lead the Western Hockey League with 75 points — 10 more than Eastern Conference leader Edmonton. The Winterhawks host Lethbridge at 7 p.m. Friday in the Rose Garden and play Spokane on Monday at Memorial Coliseum with a special 3 p.m. start.

Fillies open 2013 season at home

The Portland Fighting Fillies open the 2013 Women’s Football Alliance season with a home game against the Tacoma Trauma. The Fillies play their home games at Milwaukie High and are members of a new five-team division this year that includes the Portland Shockwave, along with three teams from Washington — the Everett Reign, Seattle Majestics and Tacoma.