Sandy sophomore Sebastian Galvin advanced to the Northwest Oregon Conference boys district tennis finals before falling 6-1, 6-4 to Liberty senior Michael Jensen. Galvin surrendered only one game through his first two matches before coming back for a 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 quarterfinal win over Milwaukies Hayden Schuyster.
Also winning first-round matches in the singles bracket were teammates Aidan Wenzel, Nash Idler and Tucker Idler. The Pioneers also tallied four wins in the doubles bracket to finish third in the team scoring with 23.5 points. Sherwood won the tournament with 29.5 points.
Distance runners lead boys team
Sandy swept wins across the distance races during last weeks four-team meet at Sherwood. Isaac Mitchell won the 1,500-meter race (4:09.43) and 3,000 (9:23.29), while Jimmy Frasier won the 800 (2:03.97). The Pioneers also picked up a pair of field-event wins by Josh Visan in the pole vault (12-6) and Kaden Walker in the long jump (19-feet-3 3/4-inches). The top five finishers in the long jump came in about a thumb-length apart.
Sandy also won the 400-meter relay (44.74).
The Pioneers beat Sherwood 80-65 and St. Helens 98-47 to finish the regular season with a 6-1 record good for second place in the NWOC.
The district meet is Thursday and Friday, May 16-17, at Rex Putnam.
Saints sweep Storm to stay on top
The Mt. Hood CC baseball team scored a doubleheader sweep over Chemeketa on Tuesday to stay in first place in the South Region.
The Saints won the first game 6-4, moving ahead on Ryan Degners two-run homer in the fourth inning. Hunter Weiss, Jake Thran and Ian Erickson all connected for three hits. Mt. Hood relief pitcher Myles Richard closed out the victory by surrendering just two hits over the final three innings.
Mt. Hood CC won the second game 7-4, breaking it open with a five-run burst in the fourth inning. Degner led the bats by going 3 for 4 with three RBIs, while Cody Childs, Cole Hamilton and Thran also finished with multiple hits. Pitcher Eric Huson went the distance and finished with five strikeouts.
The Saints (26-10) have won seven straight and lead second-place Linn-Benton by three games in the South standings.
Sandy girls split final dual meet
The Sandy girls track team scored a 73-70 win over St. Helens in last weeks four-way meet at Sherwood to end the regular season. The Pioneers picked up the winning points from Kim Smith, who beat a pair of St. Helens runners in the 3,000-meter final.
The Pioneers only win on the track came from Dalen Richardson in the 1,500 (5:11.48), while Kaitlyn Klahn won the triple jump (34-feet-8 1/2-inches).
Sherwood beat the Pioneers 106-38 to complete a perfect dual-season run.
Volleyball team holds fundraiser
Sandys volleyball program is hosting a Bunco night fund-raiser in the high school gym, inviting members of the community to play the dice game and enjoy a dessert bar from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Tickets are $20 per person. Childcare is available.
Mount Hood Pond hosts fishing event
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is hosting a youth fishing clinic at the Mt. Hood Pond, located on the Mt. Hood CC campus in Gresham on Saturday, May 18. Volunteers will be on hand to instruct anglers on baiting a hook and cleaning fish. Participants ages 13-and-younger are free, while ages 14-17 are required to have a juvenile fishing license ($9), which must be purchased before coming to the event.