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Area swimmers win state championships.

Byline: The Register-Guard

Eugene's Sam Rowan and North Bend's Denise Green won state championships at the Oregon Swimming 11-and-over Long Course Championships, which continued Friday at Amazon Pool.

REGIONAL ROUNDUP

Green, swimming for South Coast Athletic Team, finished first in the girls 15-16 age division's 100-meter backstroke in 1 minute, 9.66 seconds.

Rowan, a 14-year-old from Eugene City Swim Club, won the 11-14 boys 1,500 freestyle in 18:17.32.

Crystal Kibby, a 13-year-old from Bearcat Swim Club in Salem, has three state titles with two days remaining in the four-day meet. She won the 1,500 freestyle in the girls 11-14 division, the 400 freestyle in the 13 division and the 200 breaststroke in the 11-13 division.

Tori Simenec, Kibby's Bearcat teammate, won three titles of her own, taking the girls 12 division's 400 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly.

Three members of Tualatin Hills Swim Club in Beaverton won two championships apiece: Connor McCarroll (boys 14 400 freestyle and 100 backstroke), Matt Morton (boys 15-over 1,500 freestyle and 17-over 400 freestyle) and Taylor Scroggy (girls 11 400 freestyle and 100 butterfly).

Two swimmers from the Hillsboro Heat won two events each, as Caitlin Summers took the 1,500 freestyle and 400 freestyle in the girls 15-and-over division, and Austin Ringquist won the 400 freestyle and 100 backstroke in the boys 12 division.

Other two-event winners were Jackie Leung of Mount Hood Swim Team in Gresham (girls 14 400 freestyle and 100 butterfly) and Jacob Pebley of Albany Aquatics (boys 11 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke).

Pleasant Hill reaches

State Junior semifinals

Pleasant Hill used a five-run sixth inning to take the lead for good in a 7-4 victory over McNary in the quarterfinals of the Oregon State Junior Baseball Division I tournament Friday at Pleasant Hill High School.

Kyle Toms' two-run single tied the game at 4-4, Ty Holloway's two-run double pushed Pleasant Hill ahead 6-4, and Brek Steigleder's RBI single capped the big inning.

Dylan Price threw a complete game for Pleasant Hill, which also got a solo home run from A.J. Gaulton.

Pleasant Hill will face Central today at 6 p.m. at Pleasant Hill in one semifinal. West Salem and Knappa will play in the other semifinal at 5 p.m. at Marist High School.

In other games Friday at Marist, South Eugene beat Tualatin 4-2 and Central beat Thurston 11-1.

The win kept South Eugene in the running for the tournament's consolation title. South will play McMinnville today at 11 a.m. at Marist in a loser-out game.

Thurston will play McNary in a fourth-place semifinal at 3 p.m. at Pleasant Hill.

Local teams toppled

in Division II tourney

All four area entrants in the Oregon State Junior Baseball Division II tournament lost Friday at Willamette High School.

North Eugene lost 4-3 to Clackamas, Thurston lost 7-6 to Putnam, Junction City lost 13-3 to McKay, and Willamette lost 11-1 to North Salem.

North Eugene and Thurston are still in the running for fourth place despite the defeats. Junction City and Willamette each suffered their second losses of the tournament and were eliminated.

North Eugene will play South Medford today at 12:30 p.m., followed by Thurston against Oregon City at 3 p.m.

Clackamas and Putnam will play in one of the semifinals at 5:30 p.m. North Medford and West Salem meet in the other semifinal at 8 p.m.

Oregon's Ganes earns

spot on Canadian team

LORIENT, France - University of Oregon redshirt junior Carolyn Ganes was named to the Canadian senior women's national basketball team on Friday.

UO sophomore Kaela Chapdelaine was chosen as an alternate to the team, which is coached by former Oregon assistant coach Allison McNeill.

The Canadian team's itinerary in the next month and a half includes trips to France, Belgium, Brazil and the Dominican Republic.

WVBA team in hunt

for tournament title

The Willamette Valley Basketball Association's Select Silver team won twice Friday to advance to the quarterfinals of the WVBA Oregon Showcase girls basketball tournament at Lane Community College.

Junction City's Leah Mancino scored 18 points to lead Select Silver to a 53-51 victory over Ferndale, Wash. South Eugene's Taylor Woods and Churchill's Katie Steigleman scored 12 points each in the Select Silver's 51-34 victory over the Southern Oregon All-Stars.

The WVBA's Black team is in the consolation bracket after splitting two games Friday, beating Mukilto of Bellingham, Wash., 68-36 and losing 59-56 to Nuthin' but Net of Vancouver, Wash.

Tana Loftin of Marist scored 13 points in the win and 16 in the loss. Churchill's Carmen Williams added 12 points in the victory.

Trail Blazers schedule

preseason game in Eugene

The Portland Trail Blazers will play one of their eight preseason games in Eugene.

The Blazers' fourth preseason game is Thursday, Oct. 20 against the Utah Jazz at McArthur Court. Game time is 7 p.m.

Willamette Valley wins

to move into semifinals

MERIDIAN, Idaho - The Willamette Valley 12-year-old team advanced to the semifinals of Babe Ruth Pacific Northwest regional tournament with a final pool-play victory Friday.

Will Swindling hit a solo home run to lead Willamette Valley to a 12-2 victory over Glen Dive, Mont. Willamette Valley plays Twin Falls, Idaho, in a 9 a.m. semifinal today, with the winner moving into the final this afternoon.

Former Highlander adds

duties at Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. - Former North Eugene High School athlete Rhonda Revelle, the winningest softball coach in University of Nebraska history, will add the university's associate athletic director and senior women's administrator duties to her job description beginning in January, Nebraska athletic director Steve Pederson announced this week.

Revelle has a 517-279 record at Nebraska, where she played from 1981 to 1983.
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