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Racquetball team takes seventh at state

The Sandy racquetball team scored 1,374 combined points to finish seventh at last weekend’s state tournament held at Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland.

Kennedy Salveter led the squad with a third-place finish in the boys No. 2 bracket, picking up a pair of early wins before finishing with a 15-8, 16-14 victory in the third-place match. Cody Welty picked up a win in the No. 1 bracket, while Sam Kalar had a win in the No. 3 bracket.

On the girls side, Rachel Hansen rallied for an 8-15, 15-4, 11-5 win in her opener in the No. 1 bracket, while teammate Sarah Haislip also won her opening bout in the No. 2 bracket in three sets. Maja Oeurslund added a win in the No. 3 bracket, while Grace Koolhaven won a match in the No. 4 bracket.

Beaverton High won the team title with 4,915 points.

Storm gets easy win over Saints

The Chemeketa women’s basketball team scored a 67-38 win over Mt. Hood on Wednesday night, forcing the Saints into 26 turnovers, which it turned into 36 points. Mt. Hood shot just 12 for 44 (.273) from the field, but went 7 for 8 (.875) at the free-throw line with Mercedes Smelser converting all four of her foul shots. Hannah Lopez led the Saints with seven points, while Whitney Warren made three steals.

? Open Door Academy graduate Sadie Jenks went 5 for 9 (.555) from 3-point range and finished with a team-high 15 points during the Saints’ 74-54 loss to Linn-Benton on Saturday. Sydney Mendanoza added 13 points and Hannah Mocaby had 11 in the loss.

Gorge teams win slalom opener

The Hood River girls and The Dalles boys ski teams won the team competition at the year’s opening slalom race at SkiBowl last Saturday. Hood River’s Lucy McLean took individual honors on the girls side with a two-run time of 1:17.66, as the Eagles had four of the top six racers. Eli Holeman of The Dalles won the boys race in 1:21.24.

Sandy was second in the boys team standings, finishing less than three seconds off the pace. Clay Westbrook was the team’s top skier, finishing fifth overall in 1:27.45, while Andrew Galloway was sixth (1:27.70) and Liam Beckman was eighth (1:30.17).

Sandy’s Michelle Malone was the team’s top girls finisher placing 18th overall in 1:55.30. The Pioneers finished fifth in the team standings.

Bjorkstrand gets hat trick for ‘Hawks

Oliver Bjorkstrand scored three goals in Portland’s 7-0 win at Tri-Cities on Saturday, completing the hat trick with 2:28 to play. He leads all rookies in the Western Hockey League with 40 points. Teammate Brendan Leipsic added two goals and an assist, while goaltender Brendan Burke stopped all 25 shots he faced.

Portland (39-7-1-2) returns home Wednesday for a 7 p.m. game against Kamloops.