Hops announce travel options

The Hillsboro Hops announced last week that they have developed several transportation options for fans who will be attending their home games.

For fans driving to the ballpark, there will be over 2,000 parking spaces on site. Parking costs $5.

For fans taking MAX Light Rail Service to Orenco Station, there will be a free light rail shuttle to the ballpark for fans that show their MAX ticket. The shuttle will run two hours before game as well as two hours after games. The shuttle will go back and forth between the MAX stop at Orenco Station and the ballpark approximately every 15 minutes depending on traffic flow.

In an effort to create a swift egress following Hops games, traffic signals will be controlled post-game and the Hillsboro Police Department will direct traffic to Highway 26.

The two most convenient exits for fans to use to get to and from the ballpark are the Cornelius Pass exit and the Brookwood exit.

Hallyburton adds postseason honor

Pacific University’s 2013 valedictorian added another honor to her lengthy list of academic and athletic honors: Academic All-District Track Team selection.

Chloe Hallyburton was one of 10 athletes selected to the Capital One/CoSIDA Division III Academic All-District VIII Women’s Track/Cross Country Team, which was announced last month. Hallyburton was one of just three Northwest Conference athletes selected to the team — which is comprised of Division III athletes from 21 states west of the Mississippi River — and was one of two athletes selected with a perfect 4.00 grade point average.

“The honors continue to come in for Chloe, and all are well-deserved,” said Pacific track and field head coach Tim Boyce. “She was an outstanding member of our teams and will be missed.”

Hallyburton finished off a four-year Pacific track and field career as the school record holder in the women’s high jump. She cleared a height of 5 feet, 3 inches at the L&C Pioneer Open on Apr. 20, bettering the previous record of 5-2½ set by Brooke Barker in 2005.

Williamson wins at Sunset Speedway

Jesse Williamson is having a perfect Wild Wild West Modified Shootout season. Coming off of a big win in Elma, Wash., on Saturday, Williamson was looking to keep his unbeaten streak alive on Monday at Sunset Speedway in Banks.

Williamson started fourth but took the lead shortly after a fourth-lap caution, and what occurred from that point forward could only be described as domination.

As the green flag run went longer and longer, Williamson’s lead got larger and larger. Williamson would go on to win his second straight feature with the Wild Wild West Modified Shootout and his fourth career triumph with the series.

“It was pretty racy tonight,” Williamson said in victory lane. “It seemed like we were going three-wide a couple of times.

“I can’t complain a bit — two in a row now. I got to thank all the guys helping me, they’ve been wrenching on the car all week.”

Jeremy Shank finished in second place, followed by Nick Trenchard in third.

Two sets of heat races ran earlier in the night among four groups. Winners of the first set of heats were Collen Winebarger, Jake Van Ortwick, Monte Bischoff and Mark Wauge.

The winners of the second of heats were Trenchard, Mark Carrell, Shank and Wauge.

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