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Sandy puts pair on first team

The Sandy boys basketball team landed seniors Justin Adams and Jacob Groom among the Northwest Oregon Conference all-star team this season, joined by Milwaukie teammates Jazz Johnson and Tre’shann Stone along with Wilsonville center Dylan Livesay.

Adams was the NWOC Player of the Year, while Jason Maki was the league’s Coach of the Year.

Sandy’s Blake Robison earned third-team merit, while Scooter Turin made the honorable-mention list.

On the girls side, Sandy sophomore Raquel Pellecer was a second-team all-star, while Holly Nutt made the honorable-mention list.

McCarthy scores winning run

The Mt. Hood CC softball team scored a doubleheader sweep over Columbia Basin on Sunday, starting with an 8-7 win that saw Courtney McCarthy hit a lead-off double in the seventh inning. She came in with the winning run three batters later on a two-out single by Gresham High graduate Emma Bird.

McCarthy hit 3 for 4 in the game, while Bird, Bianca Hancock and Heather Jett also came up with multiple hits. Brittney Dawson went the distance in the pitcher’s circle striking out seven batters.

The Saints won the other game of the doubleheader 8-0, exploding for five runs in the sixth inning. Maycee Abendschein led the attack by going 3 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, while Kylee Gaspar was 2 for 3 also with two RBIs and two runs scored. Each player knocked a ball over the fence.

Pitcher Ann Marie Guischer improved to 3-0 on the season, striking out nine and giving up four hits in the shutout.

Winterhawks double up Everett

The Portland Winterhawks wrapped up the Scotty Munro Trophy, awarded to the team with the most regular-season points in the Western Hockey League, after Sunday’s 5-2 win in Victoria, BC. Oliver Bjorkstrand scored 3:34 into the game, and Portland never trailed. Chase DeLeo finished with a hat trick, as the Winterhawks carried a 3-0 lead into the third period.

It’s the first time Portland has won the Munro Trophy since the 1997-98 season when it went on to claim the Memorial Cup. The Winterhawks will have home ice throughout the playoffs, which begin with the first two games of the opening round March 22 and 23.

Portland stays in Victoria for a Tuesday night game before coming home Friday to face Seattle.