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Skiing: Shae Duffy won her second ski race of the season at the Diamond Dual this past weekend, held at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl in Government Camp, Ore.

The White Salmon local, skiing for the Multnomah Athletic Club, won the first race of the season for 7- and 8-year-old girls at the Kandahar Giant Slalom held at Mt. Hood Meadows in early January.

The Diamond Dual event pits ski racers against each other on parallel courses and is a very exciting format to watch. Skiers race on one course for their first run and then switch courses for their second, with the best combined time winning.

Prep Boys Basketball: Joshua Mayer scored 18 points in the Columbia High junior varsity’s 43-34 loss to the Lyle/-Wishram jayvee Jan. 21 in Lyle.

Mayer put in 12 of his points in the fourth quarter while the Junior Bruins tried to overtake the Cougars JV.

L/W center Nolan Smith helped make sure that didn’t happen. He netted nine of his team-high 18 points in the fourth quarter, which the Cougars won, 20-19.

At Stevenson on Jan. 22, the Junior Bruins lost, 67-16. Cristian Olivares led Columbia with 10 points.

Last Friday, Columbia (2-8) dropped a 56-18 decision to Castle Rock in Miller Memorial Gym. Jordon Barnedt led CHS with four points, and Tim Webster and Neal LaGrander each had three.


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