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The West Albany High softball team clinched the Greater Valley Conference title by way of a 6-2 win over McMinnville on Friday afternoon. 

The Bulldogs needed a victory to clinch the conference outright, and their offense provided the spark needed to make it happen. 

Hailey Davis hit a grand slam in the fourth inning to put the game away for West, which took a 5-1 lead. 

Davis finished with five RBIs.

April Kingry added a 3-for-3 performance while Lizzie Johnson added two hits.

Mihayla Gamble took the circle for the Bulldogs and went the distance, notching 11 strikeouts while only allowing five hits. 

The Bulldogs (20-5, 14-2) host Oregon City on Tuesday in a nonconference matchup. 

Harrisburg 4, Glide 2

HARRISBURG — Cynthia Downs was 3 for 3 and McKayla Winstead had three RBIs and the game-winning hit for the Eagles, who finish the regular season 18-6.

Scio 14, Blanchet Catholic 4

SCIO — Scio extended its winning streak to 20 games as the Loggers cruised in the PacWest Conference battle.

The Loggers (22-2, 10-0) host Taft on Tuesday in a nonconference matchup. 

Jefferson 42, Salem Academy 7 (5)

SALEM — Jefferson's offense exploded for its highest run total of the season as the Lions breezed past Salem Academy in the PacWest Conference game. 

The Lions (12-9, 4-6) travel to Amity on Saturday. 


SCIO — Scio couldn't find its groove offensively as the Loggers dropped a 10-0 decision to Blanchet Catholic in PacWest Conference action. 

The Loggers (4-14, 2-6) have concluded their regular season. 

Salem Academy 9, Jefferson 0

SALEM — Jefferson couldn't get its offense going as the Lions couldn't keep pace in the PacWest Conference loss. 

The Lions (7-12, 3-5) have concluded their regular season. 

Track and field

MT. ANGEL — East Linn Christian won five boys events Friday to claim the team title at the Tri-River Conference district meet at Kennedy High.

The Eagles got wins from Christian Wilson in the 110-meter hurdles (16.20 seconds) and 300 hurdles (personal-best 43.32), Christian Strawn in the 800 (2:16.19, PR), Jedaiah Wasson in the 1,500 (4:17.61) and Ben Johnson in the high jump (6 feet, 1 inch). Johnson was also second in the discus (122-1).

The top two in each event advance to next week's 2A state meet in Eugene. 

Dustin Baze won the 200 (23.60) and 400 (53.62) in PRs to lead the Central Linn boys to third. Teammate Josh Hunter was second in the triple jump (39-5, PR).

Central Linn's Gracie Robb won the 100 (12.94) was second in the 200 (27.00, PR) and ran on both runner-up relays (51.37, 4:22.13) to help the Cobras take second in the team standings.

Teammate Jessica Neal won the 800 (2:27.5) and was second in the 1,500 (5:00.13). Sister Jenna Neal was second in the 800 (2:31.54). Makenna Chapman won the 300 hurdles (50.77, PR) for the Cobras.

East Linn's Dahlia Rickman won the 200 (26.80). The Eagles were third overall.

Sepulveda adds to titles

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MT. ANGEL — Jefferson’s Cesar Sepulveda made it three district titles with two more on Friday at the PacWest Conference district track and field meet at Kennedy High.

Sepulveda, who won the high jump on Thursday, set a personal best in winning the long jump (20-9). He also took home first in the triple jump with a leap of 41-5.

That helped Jefferson take third in the boys standings.

Scio was second behind Salem Academy. On the girls side, Scio was third and Jefferson fifth.

Sepulveda will compete in four events at the 3A state meet, which starts Thursday. He was also part of the Lions’ second-place 4x400 relay team with Xander Koslow, Leon Romo and Gaven Robertson.

Mason LaCrosse was second in the shot put (40-8) to advance to state as the top two finishers in each event moved on.

Scio’s Luke Jones won the district title in the 800, finishing in 2:07.06. Dru Cook was second in the 110 hurdles (16.97) and Marshall Hull also advanced to state Thursday by placing second in the high jump (6-0). Caleb Shockey was second in the 200 with a personal-best 23.66.

Hull, Brody Foster, Kobe Lefeber and Shockey finished second in the 4x100 relay to advance.

On the girls side, Jefferson’s Samantha Schwarz won the pole vault (6-6) and Scio’s Katelyn Gray was second in the javelin (97-5).

Bourne leads Eagles

DAYTON — Emily Bourne won the girls high jump and was third in the shot put Friday to lead Santiam Christian on the first day of the West Valley League championships.

Bourne set personal bests with 5-1¼ in the high jump and 33-½ in the shot put. Teammate Ainsley Beam won the 3,000 (11:54.13).

In boys events, SC’s Paul Lim won the 3,000 (9:46.72) and Ian Smith was second in the high jump (6-1).

The top two placers in each event advance to next week’s 3A state meet in Eugene. The district meet concludes Saturday.


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