CROSS COUNTRYWARRENTON - The Astoria boys cross country team tuned up for the upcoming District 1 meet with a pair of dual meet victories Monday at Coffenbury Lake.
Hosting Banks and Tillamook, the Fishermen boys swept their side of the meet, while the girls split with the Braves and Lady Mooks.
Final scores for the boys were Astoria 15, Banks 45, Astoria 19 and Tillamook 40. Girls scores were Banks 20 and Astoria 40. Tillamook had an incomplete girls squad.
Astoria highlighted the day with a pair of first-place individual winners. Jonnie Dunne won the boys' race in 15 minutes, 23 seconds, and Bridget Nurding topped the field in the girls' race, winning in 18:34.
Adding big points for the Astoria boys were Mike Pounders (third, 16:00), and Shaun Barrick (fourth, 16:07). The Fishermen were running without Ian MacDougall and Johnny Wilson.
Astoria's Andrea Kurns made history of a dubious sort, when the Fishermen sophomore showed up at Cullaby Lake, where Seaside was hosting Rainier and Scappoose.
Kurns - thinking she had no time to make it to Coffenbury Lake - got permission from Seaside coach Neil Branson to run in the race at Cullaby, where she finished 12th in 25:58.
She then made the trip to Coffenbury, where she showed up in time to run the girls race, placing ninth in 23:00.
A middle school race was also run, with Billy Burns of Star of the Sea School placing fourth (14:31) and Marilyn Brooks of Astoria Middle School running a 19:06 in the girls' race.
Indians sweepWARRENTON - The Scappoose boys and girls' cross country teams showed they're ready for next week's District 1 race as the Indians swept a double dual with Rainier and Seaside at Cullaby Lake.
The Scappoose boys defeated Seaside (18-45) and Rainier (15-50), while the Columbians edged the Gulls (27-29).
On the girls' side, Scappoose won 19-40 over Seaside and 16-44 over Rainier. The Gulls defeated the Columbians 21-35.
Scappoose runners Jesse Cronin (16:35) and Megan Smith (20:04) were the respective individual winners.
The top runner for the Seaside boys was Tom Benson (third, 17:32), while Gulls' freshman Ashley Mayfield placed second in 20:12.
See other Seaside results in Scoreboard.
Boys SoccerScappoose 2, Seaside 2WARRENTON - The Scappoose and Seaside boys soccer teams battled to a 2-2 tie Monday night at the Lower Columbia youth complex.
Seaside held leads of 1-0 and 2-1 in the first half, but a goal by Weston Powers of Scappoose 10 minutes into the second half tied the game at 2-2.
Max Broderick opened the scoring on a breakaway for the Gulls in the 10th minute of the first half before the Indians' Michael Hayes converted a goal off a corner kick in the 25th minute.
In the 32nd minute, Seaside's Alec Carlson sent a free kick near midfield towards the goal, where Broderick scored on a header.