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Vic Wild of White Salmon won two U.S. junior snowboarding championships last weekend during the 2006 North American Alpine Snowboarding Finals at Washington's Crystal Mountain.

Wild, 19, started with a victory in the Parallel Giant Slalom on Saturday. He put together runs of 39.94 and 39.96 seconds around 27 gates on Crystal's Gold Hills run. His combined time of 79.90 was 10th fastest overall.

Wild followed up Sunday by winning the Parallel Slalom in a combined time of 68.98.

He was the third fastest American in the race (fifth overall) behind all-around U.S. champion Justin Reiter of Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Adam Smith of Bend, Ore.

Prep Boys Soccer:

Edgar Ceballos scored twice in the Columbia High junior varsity's 6-1 victory last Friday at Montesano.

The Junior Bruins (2-1) also got goals from Jose Castaneda, Miguel Lujano, Jake Stadler and Jose Gutierrez.

More Prep Boys Soccer:

Junior forward Mark Kilpatrick scored a hat trick last Thursday as Stevenson shut out Hockinson, 3-0, to improve to 3-0 in Trico Division standings and 4-0 overall.

Kilpatrick, last year's Trico offensive player of the year, scored off a Chaz Bell assist, then booted a penalty kick to stake the Bulldogs to a 2-0 halftime lead.

Goalkeeper Ben Chambers made seven saves for his first shutout of the season.

On March 21, Kilpatrick netted two goals and Chambers totaled six saves as Stevenson defeated Trico opponent La Center, 3-1.

Prep Track & Field:

Kaitlyn Richards won three events and Bailey Nelson won two last Thursday as Stevenson turned in another strong team performance.

The Bulldogs won the four-team meet at Ridgefield with 117 points. Hockinson was runner-up with 78.5 points.

Richards prevailed in the long jump, triple jump and javelin. Nelson's firsts came in the 100-meter hurdles and the discus. Stevenson also finished first in two of three relays.

On the boys side, Hockinson took team honors with 104 points. Stevenson, second with 60, got first-place efforts from Daron Aman in the long and triple jumps.

Collegiate Track & Field:

Washington State University's Jenna Dean opened her senior outdoor season with a victory in the women's javelin March 17 at the Willie Williams Classic in Tucson, Ariz.

Dean, a human development major from Glenwood, topped the field with a regional-qualifying mark of 160 feet, 8 inches.

At the same meet last year, Dean set a WSU record with a throw of 169-7.

Another Glenwood product, Eastern Oregon's Chelsey Wheelhouse, also got her senior outdoor season off to a good start.

On March 4, Wheelhouse tossed the hammer 147 feet, 11 inches to win the event at the Linfield College Icebreaker meet in McMinnville, Ore. She also placed 12th in the discus.


The Klickitat Trail Conservancy is hosting a Klickitat Trail Bike Ride this Saturday. The event is being held jointly with Friends of the Gorge.

Riders will travel from the high prairie of the Goldendale plateau through the remote Swale Creek canyon, then along the Klickitat River to the Columbia. The ride, described as moderate to strenuous, will cover 12-31 miles, with an elevation loss of 1,000 feet.

Participants are asked to meet at 9 a.m. at the Lyle Trailhead, east of the State Route 14 bridge and west of the SR 142 turnoff.

Required equipment includes a helmet, spare tubes, fenders and front suspension. Full suspension is recommended.


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