Youth baseball workouts start, Boxer wrestlers to host tourney, Pacific swimmers defeat Linfield

Youth baseball workouts start

Youth Baseball workouts have now begun and will continue running through Feb. 27 with exception of Super Bowl Sunday (Feb.3). Workouts run from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Neil Armstrong Middle School gym and will include but are not limited to fundamentals of hitting, fielding, pitching, and base running. These open gym workouts will be instructed by Forest Grove High School Head Varsity Coach Kevin Tucker and the FGHS baseball staff along with several high school players. Youth (1st-8th grade) players from all leagues are encouraged to attend. Workout attire should include glove, bat, helmets, etc. These workouts are also open to parents and coaches interested in youth baseball. Please email Coach Tucker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check out the Viking baseball website,, for more information.

Boxer wrestlers to host tourney

Freshmen Eric Harder and Wes Heredia led an impressive day for the Pacific men's wrestling team Saturday as the Boxers brought home six placers at the Clackamas Community College Open in a tune-up for their own tournament this weekend.

Harder and Heredia each posted 3-1 records to place third in the 133-pound and 197-pound weight classes, respectively.

Heredia captured his third place finish thanks in part to a pair of victories over Division I wrestlers from Oregon State University.

Harder opened his day in the 133-pound bracket with a first round pin of Southern Oregon's Joe Hutchinson before taking a first round pin himself. He closed the day with two shutouts.

Pacific returns to action next weekend with their final tournament prior to February's NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional. The Boxers will host the Boxer Open on Saturday at the Stoller Center.

Pacific swimmers defeat Linfield

The Pacific swim team got an early wakeup call from Linfield, but heard the alarm loud and clear.

After the Boxer women lost the opening 200 Yard Medley Relay to Linfield in a photo finish, they swept first place in the remaining events on the way to their third consecutive Northwest Conference dual meet victory. The Boxer men also defeated the Wildcats to give Pacific a clean sweep of the weekend's duals. The women (3-3 NWC, 4-3 overall) defeated Linfield 136-69, while the men (2-4, 3-4) prevailed 111-94 at the Forest Grove Aquatic Center on Saturday.

'What was nice was the depth,' said Pacific coach Alec Webster. 'We were able to get those second through fifths on both sides.'

Freshman Amanda Clark re-broke her own school record in the 500 Freestyle, finishing in 10:47.72, a nearly seven second improvement, to creep up on national qualifying times as her mark puts her in the top 30 in NCAA Division III. Clark added an even more dominating win in the 500 Free (5:16.16) before calling it a day.

The Boxers return to the pool for their final conference dual meet, hosting Lewis and Clark on Saturday 11 a.m.

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