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Hometown Report: Seaside’s Hinton having big year on the course at Willamette University

By Gary Henley

The Daily Astorian

Published on October 27, 2017 8:54AM

Last changed on October 27, 2017 9:04AM

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Seaside High School graduate Sam Hinton, following his victory earlier this month in the George Fox Invitational, which was held at Gearhart Golf Links.

Jim Poetsch/For The Daily Astorian Seaside High School graduate Sam Hinton, following his victory earlier this month in the George Fox Invitational, which was held at Gearhart Golf Links.

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Seaside High School graduate Sam Hinton is scoring some big victories on the links recently, as the junior at Willamette University has earned medalist honors twice this fall.

In his third year with the Bearcats, Hinton has Willamette ranked 17th in the country in the latest NCAA Division III coaches poll.

The Bearcats have won all four tournaments they have entered over the fall season, including the 2017 Northwest Conference Fall Classic, which counts for one-fourth of the overall 2017-18 NWC championship.

Willamette golfers have also won three individual titles this fall, two by Hinton.

He won the George Fox Invitational Oct. 7-8, carding an even-par 144 (73-71) on his home course, as the tournament took place at Gearhart Golf Links. Before that, Hinton took first place at the Whitworth Invitational, Oct. 1-2 at Kalispell Country Club in Spokane, Wash., with a 3-under par 141 (71-70).

A list of other local and regional athletes competing at the professional and collegiate levels this fall:

Astoria

Lucas Caruana, Fr., Western Oregon cross country

Chloee Hunt, So., Evergreen volleyball

Keldon Littell, Fr., Western Oregon football

Jordan Poyer, Buffalo Bills

Seaside

Lizzy Barnes, Fr., Guilford soccer

Danielle Willyard, Jr., Northwest Christian volleyball

Ilwaco

Alec Bell, Fr., Puget Sound football

Kenneth Sheldon, Jr., Willamette golf

Banks

Grace Buchanan, Fr., Mt. Hood volleyball

Megan Bunn, So., Eastern Oregon volleyball

Nikayla Doane, So., Clark volleyball

Twister McComas, Fr., Western Oregon football

Samantha Pestner, Fr., Lower Columbia soccer

Trevor Thiessen, Fr., George Fox football

Rainier

Johnathan Guisinger, Fr., George Fox cross country

Monica Guisinger, So., Lower Columbia soccer

Scappoose

Derek Anderson, Carolina Panthers

Dan Carrier, Jr., Northwest Christian cross country

Lucy Davidson, So., U. Portland soccer

David Mayo, Carolina Panthers

Asa Flanagan, Corban soccer

Eleanor Jones, So., Western Oregon soccer

David Krupsky, Fr., Western Oregon football

Natalie Muth, So., U. Portland soccer

Paul Revis, Sr., Western Oregon football

Ariel Viera, Sr., U. Portland soccer

Tillamook

Colin Atchison, Sr., George Fox cross country

Andrew Jenck, So., U. Portland cross country

Jaxsen Johnson, Fr., Western Oregon football

Zachary Macias, So., Pacific football

Seth Martin, Fr., Clackamas cross country

Kaler Moore, Fr., Eastern Oregon football

Damara Morales, So., Blue Mountain soccer

Lexie Zuercher, Fr., George Fox volleyball

Jordan Zweifel, Fr., Pacific volleyball



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