Race fundraiser next weekend

The Forest Grove Classic road race is slated for next Saturday, March 22, in Forest Grove.

The event includes 5- and 10-kilometer runs and walks that will start and finish at Forest Grove High School. Vikings senior Derek Evers is staging the run for his high school senior project, and proceeds from the event will go to the school’s Sparrow Club, a nonprofit that aids children and families with medical needs.

Registration will take place from 7 to 8:45 a.m. on race day. The fee is $10.

The out-and-back course is fairly flat and will take place primarily in residential areas and along the B Street Trail. Race personnel will be stationed at intersections to control traffic.

For more information, contact Evers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Call for athletic HOF nominations

Forest Grove High School is still accepting nominations for its 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame class. Members of the public are welcome to make nominations, which are due by May 1.

Nomination forms can be found by going to and clicking on the nominations link. Forms can be submitted to the school athletics office.

This year’s Hall of Fame class will be the school’s fifth. Former athletes, coaches and teams can all be nominated as well as individuals based on meritorious service or in an honorary capacity. Members of the class will be announced in the coming months and officially inducted into the hall in the fall.

For more information, contact Forest Grove athletic director Doug Thompson at 503-359-2435.

Spring sports gearing up soon

With just the 4A through 6A basketball state tournaments taking place this week, winter sports are winding down.

But the spring sports season has arrived and is getting ready to crank into high gear. The first day of practice was March 3, and area teams will be taking to the ball fields, tracks, tennis courts and golf courses as soon as next Monday to kick off the competitive portions of their schedules. Among the first contest dates for Forest Grove, Banks and Gaston teams:

• Monday, March 17: Forest Grove baseball and softball jamborees, both 5 p.m.

• Tuesday, March 18: Forest Grove tennis teams against Tualatin (boys home, girls away), both 4 p.m.; Banks baseball at Central, 4:30 p.m.

• Wednesday, March 19: Forest Grove Icebreaker track and field meet; Gladstone at Banks track and field, 3:30 p.m.

• Thursday, March 20: Banks softball at Corbett, 4:30 p.m.; Gaston softball at Kennedy, 4:30 p.m.

• Friday, March 21: Gaston baseball at East Linn Christian Academy, 4:30 p.m.

• After spring break: Forest Grove boys and girls golf

Preview issue coming next week

Next week’s issue of the News-Times will feature our annual spring sports preview, looking ahead at the upcoming baseball, softball, tennis, golf and track and field seasons for Forest Grove, Banks and Gaston high schools, plus Pacific University.

Coaches are encouraged to contact sports editor Amanda Miles at 503-357-3181 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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