Baylee McSwain, Astoria soccer

Baylee McSwain, Astoria


Baylee McSwain, Astoria

Since 2014, Valley Catholic girls soccer had scored 68 goals in 11 meetings with Astoria — until the Lady Fishermen played the Cowapa League champion Valiants to a 0-0 tie Oct. 24 at CMH Field. McSwain, Astoria’s senior goalkeeper, played a huge role, stopping corner kicks and making saves. No. 00 on the roster made her biggest save with 1:40 left, stopping a breakaway by Valley’s Riley McGee.

Robert Piña-Morton, Knappa runner

Robert Piña-Morton, Knappa


Robert Piña-Morton, Knappa

Leading the Knappa boys cross-country team to their first league title since 2005, Piña-Morton won his third consecutive individual league title by placing first in the Northwest League meet, Oct. 24 in Vernonia. The senior won the 5,000-meter race in 17 minutes, .6 seconds, well ahead of Columbia Christian’s Jared Doyle (18:15). Piña-Morton hopes to contend for a state meet title Nov. 9 in Eugene.

Gary Henley is a sports reporter for The Astorian. Contact him at 503-861-8493 or

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