Sports Zone

SSZ Briefs: June 29

Class 5A All-State Softball – All Thurston

2nd team – Bailey Tovey, SR; Sadie Decker, SR

3rd team – Gabby Montes, SO

HM – Kasey Ogan, SO

Millers grab Marist football transfer

New head coach Frank Geske isn’t the only person coming over to Springfield from Marist this season. The Millers football team is adding Sam Keen, who was 1st-team all-state offensive line and 2nd-team all-state defensive line last year at Marist. Keen, a rising senior, posted a picture on his social media with Geske and the words, “New ingredients, different kitchen, same chef.”

Willamalane announces adult leagues

Last month Willamalane Park and Recreation District announced that they will be holding multiple adult rec sports leagues in the fall. Although the specific sports that will have adult leagues have not been announced, Willamalane said initial registration will begin on July 17. Previously adults could also participate in pick-up sports through Willamalane, but will now be able to compete on organized teams in the new initiative.

WaterShed Paddle Sports set to open in Springfield

WaterShed Paddle Sports, a water sports rental company, is set to open at 112 Main Street in the near future. WaterShed is partnered with River Runners, and offers rentals of river tube floats, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards.

Colts compete at Richardson All-Star Series

Two Thurston Colts baseball members were a part of the Richardson Oregon All-Star Series, an annual competition put on by Richardson Sports with the goal of showcasing some of Oregon’s top baseball talent. Dennis Minium, Thurston head coach, was the manager for the South team, and star player Maddox Molony also competed for South. North ended up winning the series with a sweep, winning Game One 10-1 and Game Two 10-3.

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