RAINIER - Competing against a field of bigger schools, the Knappa boys cross country team placed fourth in the Rainier Invitational Thursday afternoon.

Cleveland, a Class 4A school, won the meet with 29 points, followed by 3A schools Estacada (67) and Rainier (79).

Knappa finished with 84 points, ahead of Banks (110) and Portland Lutheran (156).

Nick Jacobson was the top runner for the Loggers, finishing fourth in 18:54 minutes. Toivo Fransen took eighth (19:36), followed by Curtis Olds (21st, 20:58), Brad Salisbury (26th, 21:30) and Brentin Salisbury (28th, 21:57).

In the girls' junior varsity race, Knappa's Amanda Nichols placed third in 14:44. Also running for the Loggers were Kirsty Coghill (6th, 15:06) and Kristina Johnson (9th, 17:18).

Knappa competes Monday at Neah-Kah-Nie.


Wilsonville 3, Seaside 0WARRENTON - Second-ranked Wilsonville scored a pair of goals in the first half then added a third late in the game to defeat Seaside 3-0 in a nonleague boys soccer game Thursday at the Warrenton Soccer Complex.

The Gulls could manage no more than six shots on goal against the Wildcats, last year's state runner-up to Junction City.

Wilsonville scored early, as Conner Willis put a header in the net off a corner kick. The Wildcats added a goal late in the first half, with Hans Ogren scoring off a crossing pass.

Chris Cudahy scored Wilsonville's final goal late in the game.

"We just weren't possessing the ball long enough," said Seaside coach Jon Broderick. "Our attacks would just run out of steam.

"Defensively we did a better job than we did at Catlin Gabel, and Jared (Cederstrom, the Gulls' keeper) made some really nice saves."

The Gulls have more than a week off before playing at Scappoose, Sept. 22.