Seaside 4, Yamhill-Carlton 0YAMHILL - Seaside scored three goals in the first half and cruised from there as the Gulls posted a 4-0 win at Yamhill-Carlton in a nonleague boys soccer game Monday.

With the victory, the Gulls (3-2) climb over .500 for the first time this year. Seaside hosts Sherwood Wednesday (6 p.m.).

Starting in his first game at forward, Seaside sophomore Anders Benson opened the scoring in the ninth minute with a goal off a pass from Max Broderick.

Nate Pogue added a pair of unassisted goals in the 11th and 39th minutes, and Broderick capped the scoring in the 58th minute, scoring off a set from the right side by Carn Wiese.

The Gulls host Sherwood Wednesday (6 p.m.).

VolleyballNaselle def. IlwacoILWACO, Wash. - Brittany Vaughn served 10 aces Monday night to lead Naselle to a three-game sweep over Ilwaco, 25-17, 25-12, 25-18 in a nonleague volleyball match.

Naselle's Annie Herrold added eight aces and three kills, while the Comettes' Kelli Revis was strong at the net with eight kills and five assists.

The Naselle junior varsity defeated the Fishermen 25-14, 25-14, 19-17.

The Comettes travel to North Beach Thursday, while Ilwaco visits White Pass.

Cross CountryAstoria wins at N-K-NROCKAWAY BEACH - The Astoria boys cross country team captured the team title in the four-team Neah-Kah-Nie Invitational Monday afternoon.

Astoria scored 26 points to Knappa's 45, with Neah-Kah-Nie (87) and Vernonia (96) also competing. Neah-Kah-Nie had the only complete girls team.

A late surge by Knappa's Curtis Olds in the boys race gave Olds first place in 18 minutes, six seconds, edging Astoria's Jonnie Dunne (18:07).

Johnny Wilson of Astoria took third ahead of Knappa's Brentin Salisbury (fourth, 19:06), who was followed by Astoria runners Skyler Butenshon (fifth) and Drew Gustafson (sixth). Also competing for the Fishermen were Josh Banta (10th), Ben Lilley (11th) and Sean Barrick (12th).

Running for Knappa were Blake Gerttula (ninth, 19:47), Paul Isom (16th, 20:34), Ryan Isom (17th, 21:00), Darin Clayton (18th, 21:59) and Steve Allen (26th, 23:36).

Astoria's Maia Donachy won the girls race in 22:15, with Knappa freshman Gretchen George (22:27) taking second. Andrea Kerns of Astoria was sixth in 25:11.

Knappa's Amanda Nichols was ninth (25:46), followed by teammates Nakita Johnson (15th, 32:51) and Kirsty Coghill (16th, 35:39).

Warrenton also had several runners competing: Rebecca Fisk (eighth, 25:33); Janessa Gramson (10th, 27:08); and Anne Dodge (29th, 43:50) for the girls, and Jon Sago (35th, 29:30) for the boys.

Astoria Middle School fielded a team for the first time in the junior varsity race, which was won by Astoria's Cody Jeremiah in 11:51. He was followed by teammates Casey Morrow (11:52) and Josh Loring (11:53). Astoria's Alisha Keller (2nd, 13:20) ran in the girls' race.

Register for basketballWarrenton Kids Inc. will be conducting a basketball program for boys in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades.

To register, pick up a registration form at Warrenton Grade School and return it no later than 4 p.m. Sept. 29. Registration for girls will be in December.

Practice will start in October, with games in November and December. The coaches determine what the practice schedule will be.

The program stresses development of basic skills and no score is kept during games. There is a fee of $15 per player.

For more information, call Don Patterson at 861-9879.

Ripken clinic for coachesCal Ripken, Jr. will headline a baseball coaches clinic that will be held in Beaverton Oct. 23.

Coaches who have been certified by the National Youth Sports Coaches Association will receive a $25 discount off the $149 registration fee by calling Ripken Baseball, at (800) 486-0850, and stating that they are an NYSCA member.

The clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will be held at the Nike World Headquarters. It will feature instruction in all aspects of the game for coaches of all age groups.

Joining Ripken will be Ripken Baseball staff members John Habyan and Bill Ripken, a 12-year major league veteran who will lead fielding instruction.

Habyan, an 11-year major league veteran, will conduct the pitching session. Cal Ripken will conduct the hitting instruction with assistance from his brother. The Ripken Baseball instructional staff possesses a combined 45 years of major league playing experience.

The clinic will include an introduction to The Ripken Way and philosophies. Cal and Bill Ripken will be on hand throughout the day to add their insight and answer specific questions. There will also be a segment dealing with the proper way to conduct practices for players of all ages.

Attendees will receive a Ripken Baseball instructional CD-ROM valued at $39.99, as well as a detailed instructional manual and a catered lunch.

Nike World Headquarters is located at 1 Bowerman Drive, and the clinic will take place in the Stanford Auditorium in the Tiger Woods Conference Center.

Sunset Empire Adult Coed SoftballChampions: Liz's Legacy

Second place: Geppetto's Toy Shoppe

Third place: Light Keepers

Fourth place: Doogers

Championship Game: Liz's Legacy 17, Geppetto's 5

Third place game: Light Keepers 12, Doogers 11

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