LONGVIEW, Wash. - Knappa's Rene'e Evans scored 22 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the White team to a 98-61 win over the Red squad in a basketball all-star game Thursday night at Lower Columbia College.

Evans dominated play and was awarded the Most Valuable Player award in the game that showcases high school seniors from the Lower Columbia region. Last year's MVP award was won by Warrenton's DeeDee Arnall.

Also playing for the White team was Astoria's Jennifer Pass, who hit three 3-pointers on her way to 11 points. Naselle's Nora Darcher added nine points, teammate Tiffany Pauly scored eight points and Knappa's Tonya Olds chipped in four points. Heather Hocking of Ilwaco had three points.

For the Red squad, Warrenton's Ditsy Claterbos scored eight points with three steals and two rebounds.

Tillamook wins Scramble

TILLAMOOK - If the Astoria boys golf team plans to win a district title this year, they may have to get past Tillamook first.

The Cheesemakers won the Tillamook Scramble Thursday at Alderbrook Golf Course, finishing with a 201 team score to Astoria's 209.

Newport and Taft tied for third at 230, followed by Central (243), Banks (246) and Scappoose (283).

Each school had three two-man teams. Astoria's duo of Digger Cokley and James Green finished second overall with a 65, while Fishermen teammates Ben Wintermute and Ryan Gallagher scored 71, with Jae Kim and Ryan Walsh combining for 73.

Astoria is scheduled to host a best ball tournament March 31.


Valiants top GullsGEARHART - The Valley Catholic and Seaside softball teams got five innings of work in before rain halted the nonleague game Thursday afternoon at Sons of Norway Field.

The Valiants were on top 6-2 when the contest was called. Valley Catholic scored five of its runs in the top of the fourth inning.

Jasmine Carow and Derai Darling each had run-scoring base hits for the Gulls (1-1), while the Valiants - the state champions two years ago - had seven hits off Seaside pitcher Kate Ayres.

Seaside plays a doubleheader at North Marion Saturday.


Astoria girls win RelaysSCAPPOOSE - The Astoria girls track team scored its first big win of the year Thursday, in the first meet of the season for most of the Cowapa League.

All the Cowapa schools - with the exception of Banks - met at Scappoose for the annual Anderson Relays, and the Astoria girls racked up 126 points to win the team title.

Seaside was second with 114, followed by Scappoose with 100.

The Indians won the boys' title with 128 points, with Astoria (108) and Seaside (90) placing second and third, respectively.

The Fishermen won nine of 15 events, which were all performed in a relay format.

Astoria's trio of Megan Gabriel, Ami Rothberg and Brittney Haskell broke their own meet record from a year ago, combining to jump 14 feet, 2 inches. Haskell cleared 5-0 for the best mark.

On the boys' side, Astoria's Austin Covell threw the javelin 175 feet for the top mark in that event.

The Fishermen were still missing a few athletes - distance runner Sara Morrissey and pole vaulter Brooke Duling for the girls, and Will Kancharla and Tomas Morrissey for the boys.

Astoria will take a short break, then return to action April 3 for a dual meet at Banks.


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