ST. HELENS — The night belonged to the visiting Astoria Fishermen Thursday in a nonleague boys soccer game at Class 5A St. Helens.
Astoria led 4-1 at halftime on its way to an 11-2 win over the Lions.
“St. Helens put up a good fight at times, but we played a beautiful passing game and our guys really did a nice job,” said Astoria coach Lee Cain, whose team improves to 2-0 overall.
Cole Beeson and Trevor Byrd scored three goals apiece for the Fishermen, with Antonio Bermudez, freshman Josh Condit, Aldo Cruz, Tyler Gagnon and Christian Medina-Perez adding a goal apiece for the No. 5-ranked Fishermen, who play Monday at Catlin Gabel, the first of four straight road games.
In a nonleague girls soccer game at CMH Field, St. Helens defeated Astoria, 6-0.
Forest fires in the Columbia River Gorge continue to cancel or postpone high school athletic events.
The Seaside soccer teams — which had Tuesday’s games versus Stayton moved to Sept. 14 — had two more games postponed Thursday.
Both the girls’ road game at Corbett and the boys’ home game against Corbett were moved to Oct. 21 (girls at Corbett, boys at Seaside).