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Lancers win, take lacrosse lead

With the Oregon High School Lacrosse Association playoffs looming next week, Churchill's boys lacrosse team clinched at least a share of the Willamette Division championship with an 8-4 victory over Thurston on Tuesday.

T.J. Whittle had three goals, Riley Kulm had three goals, Patrick San Jose had three assists and Montana Ostrander had nine saves for Churchill, which improved to 12-1 with one game left in the regular season.

Aaron Funke had three goals for Thurston, which is tied for second at 11-2 with Sheldon, a 14-3 winner over Roseburg on Tuesday.

Churchill, Thurston and Sheldon have already clinched spots in the state playoffs. Marist (5-7) has an outside shot at the fourth playoff spot, but the Spartans have to beat Elmira today and North Eugene on Friday and have Roseburg lose to Thurston on Friday to force a tie.

Sheldon's girls team has a chance to win the South Division title outright when it travels for a 5:30 p.m. game today at Roseburg.

The Irish are 8-1 and the Indians are 7-2 going into the final regular-season game. The league champion gets one of five automatic state playoff spots reserved for division champions. The rest of the field will be determined by an OHSLA playoff committee.

3A/2A/1A districts this week

Class 3A, 2A and 1A state track and field meet qualifiers will be determined this week during district meets in The Register-Guard's coverage area.

On Thursday, the PacWest Conference meet begins at Western Oregon University in Monmouth. The Class 3A meet concludes Saturday.

In other Class 3A action, the Sunset Conference meet will be Friday and Saturday at Glide High School.

In Class 2A, the Mountain View Conference will compete Friday and Saturday at Oakridge High School.

In Class 1A, the Mountain West League meet will be Saturday at Junction City High School.

The top two finishers in each event will advance to the Class 3A/2A/1A state meet May 16-17 at Western Oregon University.

Equestrian state May 15-18

The Oregon High School Equestrian Teams state championships will be May 15 through May 18 at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center in Redmond. More than 700 riders from 98 schools are expected to compete.

Competition begins May 15 with driving, saddle seat equitation, equitation over fences, dressage, working pairs and hunt seat equitation.

The May 16 competition begins at 8 a.m. and includes working four's drill, in hand obstacle relay, in hand trail, trail, showmanship, working rancher and team penning.

Events beginning at 8 a.m. May 17 are key hole, barrels, individual flags, poles, roping, steer daubing, figure eight, reining, bi-rangle, stock seat equitation and Canadian team flags.

Short program drill competition begins at 8 a.m. May 18. The awards ceremony is scheduled for approximately 1:30 p.m.
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Title Annotation:PrepWeek; NEWS & NOTES
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:May 7, 2008
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