|Students excel on field, in classroom
THE MID-COUNTY MEMO
From David Douglas High (class 6A): Softball-3.30; Girls Golf-3.59; Boys Tennis-3.46; Girls Tennis-3.66; Boys Track-3.06; Girls Track-3.50; Band 3.39; Orchestra-3.56; Choir-3.26
Madison High (class 5A): Baseball-3:18; Boys Tennis-3.38; Girls Tennis-3.42; Girls Track-3.48
Parkrose High (class 5A): Softball-3.09; Boys Golf-3.11; Boys Tennis-3.32; Girls Tennis-3.32
Portland Christian High (class 2A): Baseball 3.43 (5th in state); Boys Track-3.59 (3rd in state); Girls Track 3.59 (8th in state); Band-3.35 (3rd in state); Choir-3.68 (1st in state)
Reynolds High (class 6A): Baseball-3.10; Softball-3.36; Boys Golf-3.23; Girls Golf-3.38; Boys Tennis-3.33; Girls Tennis 3.67; Boys Track-3.12; Girls Track-3.50
To compliment this success in the classroom, area students also scored points at Oregon School Activities Association championships this spring.
In May, the state solo performers' championships were held at Lewis and Clark College. David Douglas' Isabel Skau repeats as the clarinet champion while band mates Martin Santoyo placed second in tuba and Sam Gilkey placed fourth in euphonium.
Reynolds soloists include baritone state champion Jimmy Brown and alto voice runner up Lyuda Koba. Austin Tibbils won the state title in low saxophone and earned fourth place in high saxophone. Tim Berry was second in orchestral snare; Austin Showman, second in trumpet, and Anould Khamphomy, fifth in tuba.
Debra Loh of Parkrose placed second among bassoon players.
The Oregon School Athletic Association's State Orchestra and Band Championships were held in May at LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis. The Portland Christian High School band, directed by Matt Caldwell is the state champion among division 2A schools. The David Douglas Wind Ensemble (band), directed by Jennifer Brooks-Muller placed third in the 6A competition; Reynolds, directed by Justin Prunk was fourth. The Reynolds string orchestra, directed by Justin Prunk, placed fifth. The David Douglas full orchestra, directed by Jennifer Brooks-Muller and Michelle Lindberg was second.
The Scots marching band placed second in the Rose Festival Starlight Parade among bands with 100 members or more.
Portland Christian girls track and field brought home the 2A state championship trophy on the strength of first place finishes by Julia Whalen in the 400 meter dash, the 4x400 relay run by Asia Cayetano, Hannah Jossi, Katie White and Whalen and Sierra Robertson's pole vault. Whalen added points with a second place finish in the 200 meter dash and the 4x100 relay with Cayetano, Robertson, and White. Jossi also scored with a second in the 1500 meter and fourth in the 800. Stacy Kozlowski finished third in high jump and competed in the 100 meter hurdles and triple jump. Robertson also ran the 100 and 300 meter hurdles. White ran the 300 meter hurdles and competed in the long jump. Cayetano competed in pole vault and long jump in addition to the sprint events. The lady Royals racked up 86 points to win the title.
David Douglas boys earned a third place team finish at the 6A state championship meet. Samson Ebukam scored points with second place finishes in both the shot put and javelin. Joshua Kellebrew was second in the 800 meter and anchored the second place 400 meter relay team of Dmitriy Vakulchik, Nick Showalter and Ihoghama Odighizuwa.
Vakulchik was fourth in the 200 meter dash also ran the 100 meter dash.
Cassidy Bean represented David Douglas in the 400 meter dash for the girls team.
The Madison boys' team was represented by Schuller Rettig who placed second in 300 meter hurdles and fifth in 110 meter hurdles as well as anchoring the fourth place 4x400 relay of Nick Baron, Kyle Abalan and Anthony Preston. Charles Riga competed in javelin.
The Senators sent Tory Wilkerson (high jump), Helen Kavapalu (discus and shot put), and Tiffany Nahorney (javelin) to the girls 5A meet.
Reynolds sent Jesus Ortiz (400 meter dash), Ahmed Ibrahim (3000 meters) and Quentin Bates (high jump) to the boys 6A meet. Courtney Andre (long jump) represented the Raiders at the girls meet.
Baseball post season play began on a high note for the David Douglas Scots when they beat South Medford 3-2 in a play in game, but like area counterparts Reynolds and Portland Christian, they were one and done in the championship bracket. Madison beat Ashland 4-1 to advance to a second round game against Wilsonville, but was sent home by the Wildcats.
Both David Douglas and Reynolds sent teams to the softball championships, but the Scots were ousted by McNary of Keizer in the first round and the Raiders lost 2-0 to Forest Grove in their first game. Pitcher Kristen LaFontaine of David Douglas was named to the Mt. Hood Conference all league team as were teammates Paige Martin and Tess Kuehl (infielders) and outfielder TJ Rucker. Kuehl was also named conference player of the year and Scots coach Staci Heath was named conference co-coach of the year.
Video students at Parkrose High caught the eye of judges in a couple of competitions this spring. Robert Curtin, Andre Yu, Dustin Hobbs, Jaime Paredes-Torres, Cody Zottman, and John Salber were named the second place finishers in the TriMet Video Contest for a video that focused on safety around buses and trains. The advanced video class taught by Casey Goodlett took home third place honors in the Speak Up, Work Safe video contest. Participating students were Andre Yu, Seth Frecke, Christian Rouse, Timmy Nguyen, Rachel Billick Smith, Vanessa Jones, Dustin Hobbs, Mathew McKenna, Leon Vuong, Jaime Paredes Torres, Sage Krening., Kristy Lu, Connor Bachelder, Emalee Guild, Levi Markham, Ryan Shone, Addalai Clark, Ethan MacBrough, Luis Garcia, Mario Zivanovich, Brandon Beveridge, Bob Lawrence, Robert Curtin and Vadim Stasyuk.
The Alice Ott Middle School Pentagames team captured overall first place at the regional Pentagames competition.
The seventh grade team of Vlad Hubenya, Kylie Trout, Bao-Chau Tieu, and Alex Roley earned first place in its division.
The eighth grade team of Austin Hrynko, Noe Pelayo and Andy Nguyen earned the second place in its division.
The Algebra Team of Rebecca Burfitt, Jin Li and Natalie Warren placed third overall.
Kylie Trout won the first place seventh grade individual trophy and Bao Chau placed fifth. Noe Pelayo won among all eighth graders and Andy Ngueyn placed fourth.
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