Seaside 3, Scappoose 0WARRENTON - Seaside opened the Cowapa League season in fine fashion Thursday night as the Gulls flew past Scappoose 3-0 at the Warrenton Soccer Complex.

All the scoring took place in the first half for the Gulls, who grabbed a quick 1-0 lead when Micah Cerelli drilled a low shot past the Scappoose keeper from 30 yards out in the ninth minute. Jackie Bermingham was credited with the assist.

Selah Meyer got the assist on goal No. 2, a 35-yard boot from Abby Frank in the 20th minute.

Just before halftime, Seaside's Jamie Hughes scored her first goal of the season on another assist from Bermingham.

The Gulls' defense limited the Scappoose shots in the first half, and the Indians did not have a single shot in the final 40 minutes.

Seaside hosts Blanchet tonight, then continues league play Tuesday against Astoria.

Rainier 4, Astoria 2RAINIER - Astoria had victory within its grasp Thursday afternoon, but a big second half by Rainier pushed the Columbians to a 4-2 win over the Fishermen in a Cowapa League girls soccer contest.

The Fishermen scored their first goals of the season in the first half as Maia Fastabend scored on a breakaway in the 10th minute, then scored again from close range off a throw-in by Katrina Sentgeorge in the 25th minute.

"I was pleased with our overall effort," said Astoria coach Dan Foss, whose team had Alisha Nieman and Marlie Cokley back from injuries. "We made good strides and showed some improvement."

Cross CountryIlwaco wins twiceILWACO, Wash. - The Ilwaco boys and girls cross country teams scored team victories Thursday afternoon as the Fishermen hosted a five-team meet on their 2.8-mile home course.

Ilwaco had the only complete girls team, while the Ilwaco boys nailed down five of the first six spots individually to run away with the team title.

The Fishermen scored 19 points, well ahead of second-place Montesano (69), Wahkiakum (82) and North Beach (84).

Ilwaco's John Hayes was the individual winner, finishing in 14 minutes, 46 seconds. Teammate Jordan Williams (15:21) took third, followed by Scott Fagerland (fourth, 15:38), Shaun Peterson (fifth, 15:44) and Mike Huitt (sixth, 15:46).

Ilwaco's Erin Knick won the girls' race in 19:40, with teammate Meredith Jensen taking fourth (21:06), followed by Katie Freese (fifth, 21:30), Kat Oja (seventh, 22:20) and Monica Milner (eighth, 22:31).

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