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Ozzy Ramirez, Austin Mendoza

South Albany High's Ozzy Ramirez and Austin Mendoza have qualified for the 5A state tennis tournament. 

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CORVALLIS — Austin Mendoza and Ozzy Ramirez earned a pair of victories Thursday at the Mid-Willamette Conference boys tennis district tournament.

Mendoza and Ramirez won their first match 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 before taking down a tandem from Crescent Valley in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. The South duo has already clinched a berth in the 5A state tournament and will compete in the district semifinals at 1 p.m. Friday.

It’s the second time since 2000 that a Rebel has qualified for state.

Teammate Marco Reyes advanced to the singles quarterfinals before losing at Timberhill Tennis Club. Armando Arreola and Colby Romviel also made it to the quarters in doubles.

Girls tennis

CORVALLIS — Two South Albany doubles teams fell in the second round of the championship bracket at the MWC district tournament.

Elizabeth Wood and Lauren Burton dropped a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 decision while Ambri Burton and Kaylee Humphries fell 6-0, 7-5.

The district tournament concludes Friday at Timberhill Tennis Club.

Track and field

SISTERS — Sweet Home senior Bethany Gingerich placed first in the girls 300-meter hurdles preliminaries with a time of 46.56 seconds at the Sky-Em League championships. The finals will be held Friday for the two-day meet.

Huskies junior Noah Dinsfriend qualified first in the 110 (15.91) and 300 (43.32) hurdles. Teammate Austin Stevens took second in the long jump finals at 21 feet, 4 inches.


MT. ANGEL — Jefferson junior Cesar Sepulveda won the high jump with a top mark of 20-9 at the PacWest championships.

The two-day, six-school meet will conclude Friday.

Scio’s Caleb Shockey placed first in the 200 preliminaries with a time of 23.7.


MT. ANGEL — Four East Linn Christian athletes won events at the Tri-River Conference championships.

In the girls meet, Cori Sanders (discus, 114-5) and Maddie Christenson (javelin, 106-08) both collected titles while boys teammates Matthew Reardon (pole vault, 12-0) and Jedaiah Wasson (3,000, 9:41.16) also won events. The two-day, six-team meet wraps up Friday.

Central Linn’s Gracie Robb topped the field in the girls 100 preliminaries with a time of 12.97. Boys teammate Dustin Baze qualified first in the 400 at 55.78.

ELCA’s Dahlia Rickman (200, 27.96) and Christian Wilson (110 hurdles, 15.81) also won prelims.


TUALATIN — Grant Carley threw a no-hitter as Santiam Christian wrapped up West Valley League play with a 9-0 shutout of Horizon Christian.

Carley walked two and struck out 12 in seven innings.

Ryan Hall, Mason Wirth and Carley had two hits apiece at the plate.

The Eagles (16-8, 9-3) conclude the regular season next Tuesday with a nonconference road game at Monroe. SC, which finished second in the WVL behind top-ranked Taft, has secured a spot in the 3A state playoffs.

West Albany 7, North Salem 0

West Albany clinched a share of third place in the Greater Valley Conference by shutting out North Salem.

The Bulldogs (17-9, 11-5), who are tied with Sprague in the league standings, have a nonconference game at Crescent Valley on Monday.

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Western Mennonite 20, East Linn Christian 1 (5)

SALEM — The Eagles (1-17, 0-11 Tri-River Conference) will be back at it Saturday with a matchup against St. Paul.


ADAIR VILLAGE — On senior day, Santiam Christian cruised to a 22-4, five-inning nonconference victory over Western Mennonite.

Katie Boruff and Aliyah Atkins both went 3 for 3 at the plate. Boruff, a senior, had a pair of doubles.

Fellow senior Melanie Shaw finished 2 for 3.

The Eagles (10-9) have another nonleague game Tuesday at Monroe in preparation for the West Valley League playoffs.

Central Linn 3, Santiam 1

HALSEY — Central Linn earned a home victory over Santiam to extend its winning streak to four games.

Breanna Buckridge tossed a one-hitter in the circle and had 12 strikeouts.

The Cobras (19-1, 14-1 Tri-River Conference) are ranked No. 1 in the 2A power rankings and have a road game at Kennedy on Tuesday.

Banks 13, Sweet Home 1 (5)

BANKS — In its regular-season finale, Sweet Home couldn’t keep up with Banks in a nonleague matchup.

The Huskies (17-8), who finished third in the Sky-Em league, will be in the 4A state play-in round.


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