Sandy senior Isaac Mitchell cruised to victory during a four-team race Wednesday at Lake Oswego High. He covered the 5K course in 16:30, beating runner-up Brendan Seehaver of Canby by more than 40 seconds. The Pioneers were second in the team scoring with 51 points, holding off the host Lakers by two.

Sandy’s Brody White came in sixth in 17:28, while the support pack of Mitchell Lovely, Wade Horton and Levi Hoff crossed through the finish line just 20 seconds apart — all claiming spots in the top 20 overall.

On the girls side, Sandy went 1-2-3 with Dalen Richardson winning the 5K race in 20:24, followed by teammates Zayna Salveter and Terra Uhler. The Pioneers tied Lake Oswego with 33 points, but the Lakers won the team race based on the sixth-runner tiebreaker.

Sandy competes at the NWOC district meet Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Blue Lake Park in Gresham. The women’s varsity race is at 3 p.m., followed by the boys varsity at 3:30 p.m. The top two teams qualify for the 5A state meet.

Blue Lake Park has a $5 admission fee per car.

Mt. Hood CC perfect at Green River

The Mt. Hood CC volleyball team (24-6) won six straight matches, including a five-setter over Spokane in the finals, to claim the crown at the Green River tournament over the weekend. The Saints split the first four sets with the Sasquatch before winning the decisive fifth game 15-11.

Mt. Hood swept Shoreline and Big Bend earlier in bracket play and were unbeaten in Friday’s round-robin action with their biggest challenge coming in a 22-25, 25-16, 15-12 win over Lower Columbia.

The Saints host Linn-Benton at 6 p.m. Wednesday in a match between the top two teams in the South Region before holding the Dorian Classic Halloween tournament on Saturday.

Winterhawks open road trip with win

The Portland Winterhawks started a five-game road trip with an 8-1 win Saturday against Tri-City. Chase DeLeo put the Winterhawks in front little more than two minutes into the game and seven different players found the net by game’s end. Portland broke the game open in the second period with Keegan Iverson, Taylor Leier and DeLeo all scoring with a 2:02 span.

Portland goalie Brendan Burke finished with 23 saves.

The win marked four straight for the Winterhawks, who wrap up the road swing Friday at Kootenay and Saturday at Spokane.

Timbers stay on top in the West

The Portland Timbers (13-5-15) stayed in first place in the Western Conference of the MLS after playing to a scoreless draw against Real Salt Lake at home Saturday. Kalif Alhassan had a quality chance for the Timbers in the 65th minute, forcing Salt Lake goalie Nick Rimando to make a diving save. The Timbers had a final chance at the whistle when Will Johnson put a free kick on target and Sal Zizzo came in for the rebound, but Rimando made saves on both attempts.

Portland has clinched its first playoff berth in the franchise’s three-year history and can wrap up the top seed out of the West with a win at last-place Chivas USA at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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