State berths are on the line this weekend, when a number of Washington County Junior Baseball Organization tournaments will take place on fields throughout the area. Each tournament includes six teams, and the format is double-elimination. Winners advance to their respective state tournaments.
Liberty is serving as host for the Midget National division (age 9-10) at West Union Elementary School in Hillsboro. Local teams include Banks, North Plains and Hillsboro/Reedville.
With Banks serving as the host, the Midget American division (9-10) tournament will be staged at Sunset Park this Friday through Sunday. Local teams fill out the field: Forest Grove, Hillsboro (two teams), Banks and Reedville.
Other divisions include Junior National (11-12) and Senior National (13-14), both of which will play in Newberg. Area Junior National competitors are North Plains, Liberty and Hillsboro, while Senior National entries are Hillsboro, Gaston and Reedville (two teams).
The first round of games for all tournaments this week is at 6 p.m. Friday.
Hillsboro hosts half marathon
A total of 148 participants completed Saturdays second annual Bald Peak Half Marathon, staged in rural Hillsboro. Corvallis resident Don Gallogly, 45, won the 13.1-mile race in 1 hour, 25 minutes, 42 seconds. Salems Michael Tyler was second in 1:26:11, while Ian Little, of Portland, was third in 1:28:23.
The top female finisher was Salems Gloria Marlowe, 48, who was timed in 1:49:49 and finished 18th overall. Beavertons Rachael Wiseman Nelson (1:50:46) was second among women and Ashley Sharrat, of Salem, was third (1:51:50).
The top finisher from western Washington County was Ryan Gilles, a 23-year-old from Hillsboro, who was fifth overall in 1:30:43. Fellow Hillsboro resident Michael Allen was eighth in 1:40:55. Hillsboros Gilduin Barre (ninth, 1:41:32) and Cornelius Craig Chapman (10th, 1:43:19) also finished in the top 10.
Complete results are available at baldpeakhalf.com.
All-comers track meets scheduled
Summertime is here, and that means its time for the Hillsboro Parks and Recreation series of all-comers track meets.
The meets, which are free and open to all, will be staged at the Elden Kellar Track in Hillsboro on the next four Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17 and 24. Registration will take place at 5:30 p.m. each day, and the meets will begin at 6. Age groups are 6 and younger, 7-8, 9-10, 11-13, and high school/open.
The following running events will take place at each meet: 100-meter hurdles (age 11 and younger), 50-meter hurdles (10 and younger), 50-meter dash (6 and younger), 200 and 800. The July 3 and July 17 meets will include the 400, 3,000 and 4x100 relay races. The July 10 and July 24 meets will include the 100, 1,500 and 4x400 relay events.
Field events are the turbo javelin (softball throw for little ones), shot put, long jump and discus. Participants may take two attempts in these events. The high jump will also be offered on July 10 and July 24. Field event competitors may report for their attempts at any time during the 20-minute time slot for their age group.
For more information, contact City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation at 503-681-6120 or at ci.hillsboro.or.us/ParksRec.