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OC men capture North golf title

Skagit Valley might have beaten Olympic College on the men’s golf links at the Douglas Invitational by two strokes.

But it’s the Rangers that will be celebrating.

The Cardinals shot a 627 at the Douglas Invite at the Swan-E-Set Bay Resort in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia on Sunday and Monday.

OC shot a 629 to finish right behind them in sixth place.

But it was only day two scores that mattered.

The NWAACC used the day two scores as the final head-to-head match between OC and SV. The Rangers outshot Skagit 312 to 319 Monday, earning OC the North Region championship with a 10-2 record. Skagit Valley finished 9-3.

UC-Fraser Valley won the tournament overall with a 615, but its scoring was exhibition. Walla Walla was next with a 618.

JD Rastovski, a former Central Kitsap golfer, finished fourth overall with a 148. Richard Lee of Bellevue was the overall individual winner with a 143.

Adam Whittaker shot a 158 for OC, the next higest mark for the Rangers. Josh White shot a 162, Matt Strandberg shot a 164 and Ricky Owens was right behind with a 165. Doug Ceehorne fired a two-day score of 172 for OC.

The NWAACC Championships begin tomorrow at Washington National Golf Club in Auburn and continue through Monday.

Softball

The Rangers stumbled to start the NWAACC Softball Championships on Friday morning, falling 4-1 to Walla Walla.

The Rangers, playing at the tournament in Portland, finished third overall in the North Division regular-season standings.

The loss came despite outhitting Walla Walla, a team that beat OC 10-1 in a non-league game in March. The Rangers did commit two errors in the loss however.

Freshman pitcher Brittany Wilkinson took the loss for OC.

The Rangers met Gray’s Harbor in the consolation bracket, which fell 4-0 to Mt. Hood in the opener. Results of that contest were unavailable at press time.

If OC won that game, they’ll play again at 9 a.m. this morning.

Baseball

A disappointing first season for OC baseball coach Ryan Parker came to an end last Sunday when Everett swept the Rangers 11-1 and 5-2 in a double header.

The Rangers finished the season just 2-46, winless at 0-24 in North Division play.

Everett also dumped the Rangers 7-1 and 9-5 in a double header last Saturday as well.

The Ragners have started looking to next year, with early commitments including Borah’s Andrew Barbee, Tahoma’s Ben Bayer, Bellingham’s Cameron Brearley and Juanita’s Tyler Zeman.

Burlginton-Edison’s Steven Gallagher and Alex McKinlay will both become Rangers and local Olympic Trojan southpaw Ronnie Purser also joins OC.

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