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New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms
Author: Associated Press

PHOENIX — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: “I want to ask you a question about health care.”

Marylea Evans recounted how, decades ago, her husband had been unable to get health insurance after developing cancer, forcing the couple to sell some of their Texas ranch to pay for his treatment. Now she was worried about Democratic ads saying McSally, currently a congresswoman, supported legislation removing the requirement that insurers cover people with pre-existing medical conditions.

“It’s a lie,” McSally said quickly, accustomed to having to interrupt a discussion of the tax cut to parry attacks on health care. But she had voted for a wide-ranging bill that would have, among other things, undermined protections for people with pre-existing conditions and drastically changed and shrunk Medicaid.

The exchange demonstrated how Democratic arguments about health care are resonating with voters in the final weeks before the midterm elections. While Democratic enthusiasm this year has largely been fueled by anger toward President Donald Trump, candidates have targeted their messaging to focus more on health care.

It’s the subject of the greatest share of political ads on television now, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis, and a top issue in campaigns from Virginia to Arkansas to California — and especially in Arizona, where Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema has made it the foundation of her Senate campaign against McSally.

“Democrats believe that health care is the issue that’s going to deliver them the majority,” said Nathan Gonzalez, editor and publisher of the nonpartisan Inside Elections. “In 2016, Democrats learned that going all-in against Trump was not the right strategy, so they’re trying to be more specific.”

The Democratic furor around health care comes from Trump’s push to repeal the President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. House Republicans voted for a bill that would have rolled back parts of “Obamacare.” But the Senate never took up the bill, and its own attempt to reverse the health care law failed by one vote.

This year, the Trump administration supported a group of GOP attorneys general who filed a lawsuit arguing “Obamacare” is unconstitutional. The administration singled out protection for pre-existing conditions as unsustainable.

Democrats are effectively performing political judo on the GOP, who accused them over four election cycles of messing up voters’ health care with “Obamacare” and vowed a hasty repeal once they were back in power. Now that the GOP tried and failed to change health care, Democrats are pouncing.

“You see in every survey, whether it’s a Senate race in a red state or a House race in a purple district, health care is the No. 1 issue,” said Patrick McHugh of Priorities USA, a major Democratic campaign group. “One party wants to actually expand health care coverage and reduce costs, and the other party campaigned claiming they did, but when they got into power, they did not.”

4 days after storm, large swath of Panhandle suffering
Author: Associated Press

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. — Crews with backhoes and other heavy equipment scooped up splintered boards, broken glass, chunks of asphalt and other debris in hurricane-flattened Mexico Beach on Sunday as the mayor held out hope for the 250 or so residents who may have tried to ride out the storm.

The death toll from Michael’s destructive march from Florida to Virginia stood at 17, with just one confirmed death so far in this Florida Panhandle town of about 1,000 people that took a direct hit from the hurricane and its 155 mph winds last week.

Crews worked to clear building debris along with the rubble from a collapsed section of the beachfront highway.

Mayor Al Cathey estimated 250 residents stayed behind when the hurricane struck, and he said he remained hopeful about their fate. He said search-and-rescue teams in the beach town had already combed areas with the worst damage.

“If we lose only one life, to me that’s going to be a miracle,” Cathey said.

He said enough food and water had been brought in for the residents who remain. Even some cellphone service had returned to the devastated community.

A framed portrait of Jesus was propped Sunday facing out of the window of Diana Hughes’ home in Mexico Beach. She rode out the hurricane on the couch huddled with her dog and her ex-husband.

The storm peeled off a small section of the roof and a few inches of water got in the single-story house. But the pickup truck wouldn’t start after getting swamped with water. Hughes still had her home, but no way to leave it.

“We need a generator, but we just lack transportation,” Hughes said on her front porch. “We’ve got food and we’ve got water. But we’ve got to keep ice in the refrigerator so the food won’t spoil. You can only eat so many crackers.”

President Donald Trump plans to visit Florida and Georgia on Monday to see the damage.

Four days after the storm struck, a large swath of the Panhandle was suffering, from little beach towns to the larger Panama City to rural communities miles from where the hurricane came ashore. More than 190,000 homes and businesses in Florida were without electricity, along with about 120,000 in Georgia.

“There are a lot of inland areas, some of these poor rural counties to the north of there. These counties took a devastating hit,” Sen. Marco Rubio said on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”

“And we are talking about poor people, many of them are older, miles from each other, isolated in many cases from roads, including some dirt roads that are cut off right now. We haven’t been able to reach those people in a number of days.”

In hard-hit Panama City, pastor John Blount held Sunday services at St. Andrew United Methodist Church outdoors, in front of a wall demolished by the storm. Afterward, the church held a large cookout for the storm-weary.

More roads were becoming passable as crews cleared trees and power lines, but traffic lights remained out and there were long lines at the few open gas stations.

Florida officials evacuated nearly 3,000 inmates from two hurricane-damaged prisons — the Gulf Correctional Institution and Annex and Calhoun Correctional Institution. They had damage to the roof and the infrastructure critical for security, authorities said. No inmates or staff members were injured.

Police probe brawl in Portland protest
Author: The Columbian

PORTLAND  — Authorities in Oregon have launched an investigation on assaults that stemmed from a Portland street brawl that erupted this weekend between demonstrators with a right-wing group and left-wing counter-protesters, media outlets reported Sunday.

There were no immediate arrests following the clash Saturday, according to the reports. But Portland police said they were investigating and seeking help from witnesses, as well as reviewing video and photos.

Four people received medical attention, but authorities did not know if anyone was taken to local hospitals, KGW-TV reported.

Officers saw people at the demonstration with hard-knuckled gloves, guns, knives and batons, police said.

The right-wing Patriot Prayer group was holding a “Flash March for Law and Order” when the counter-demonstrators, some of whom identified themselves as members of the militant group Antifa, confronted them and scuffles broke out.

Police in riot gear used foam and polystyrene bullets to break up the brawl, KGW-TV and the Portland Tribune reported.

Girlfriends Run for a Cure raises $50,000 for breast cancer research
Author: Columbian staff writer

More than 1,500 people gathered on a crisp October morning to race in the Girlfriends Run for a Cure, showing solidarity with breast cancer survivors and honoring loved ones lost to the disease.

Sporting purple jerseys and plenty of pink, the crowd raised upwards of $50,000 for breast cancer research, adding to the growing pool of funds collected by charity racing organizer Why Racing. This year marks the 12th Girlfriends event.

“Over the last 11 years, we’ve raised over half a million dollars, which is really cool,” said Sherri McMillan, president of Why Racing and founder of the Girlfriends Run. Proceeds go toward the Pink Lemonade Project, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the Kearney Breast Center.

The event kicked off at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Vancouver’s Warehouse ’23 with a path winding along the Columbia River waterfront. Runners could participate in a 5K, 10K or half-marathon.

The race’s staging area featured tents from sponsors and vendors. Odes to survival in the form of posters declaring 0-plus to 30-plus years of fighting breast cancer dotted the chain-link fence, with balloons tied near each.

A 9 a.m., the half-marathon and 10K racers gathered at the starting line as the emcee, Greg Pressler, pumped up the crowd with a countdown. He hit zero, and off they went. Then 5K racers geared up, surrounded by speakers pumping “Turn Down For What,” and took off down Esther Street.

Upon crossing the finish line, participants were greeting by members of the Vancouver Fire Department, who volunteered at the event to hand out prizes to racers.

The crowd of women, children and men included plenty of diversity — in where they came from, and why they were inspired to sign up for the run.

The Koitzsch family turned up with birthday balloons in tow to celebrate the ninth birthday of their youngest daughter, Stella, who was running with her mother and older sister.

“Our friend Tasha has breast cancer, so we’re running for her,” Stella said.

The route was speckled with posters from “Team Jamie,” friends and family of local woman Jamie Miller who died in May after a battle with breast cancer. Some of the racers ran in solidarity with the Miller family.

“I do high school cross country,” Skyview High School student Allison Wyjko said. “I knew Jamie Miller, she was one of my really good friends’ moms. So I’m kind of running it for her.”

The Girlfriends Run for a Cure started in 2007 when Joleen Skarberg, a friend of McMillan’s, was diagnosed with breast cancer. The first event featured only a half-marathon and drew around 400 participants. It’s grown in the years since, McMillan said, and stays true to its founding principles of sisterly support.

“Bottom line — when girlfriends get together they can accomplish anything,” the event’s website states. “There’s nothing better, more beautiful than a bunch of strong, powerful, passionate women on a mission.”

That focus on positivity caught the attention of some serious runners, who come back to experience the atmosphere.

Monica Emerick, a triathlete from Portland who finished the 10K with the second-fastest time of the day, said she loves competing in Why Racing events.

“They’re fantastic. I love that they put this event on with so much love and soul, while embracing all the people who have passed and are fighting cancer, I think that’s pretty special,” Emerick said.

U.S. headed to Women’s World Cup with 6-0 win over Jamaica
Author: ANNE M. PETERSON, Associated Press

FRISCO, Texas — Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan each scored twice in the first half and United States earned a spot in the World Cup next summer in France with a 6-0 victory over Jamaica on Sunday in the CONCACAF qualifying tournament.

Heath’s first came in the first two minutes of the match and she added a second in the 29th. Megan Rapinoe, Julie Ertz and Morgan also had first-half goals as the United States built a 5-0 lead.

Morgan’s second goal was a penalty kick in the 84th minute.

The top-ranked United States is the defending champion of the sport’s premier event, having won the final in the 2015 World Cup against Japan. It was the team’s third World Cup title.

Canada, ranked No. 5 in the world, also clinched a spot in France with a 7-0 victory over Panama in the earlier game Sunday at Toyota Stadium.

The top three finishers in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship represent the region in France, so the winners of both semifinals earned a berth before the final. The title match and the third-place game are set for Wednesday in Frisco. The fourth-place finisher will face Argentina in a playoff for a spot in France.

Jamaica, ranked No. 64th in the world, was vying to become the first Caribbean nation to go to a World Cup. The Reggae Girlz upset Costa Rica 1-0 in the group stage before routing Cuba 9-0 to finish second to Canada in Group B.

The island nation re-started its women’s national team program in 2014 after a six-year hiatus, boosted by the support of Bob Marley’s oldest daughter, Cedella Marley.

The United States has dominated the competition in the tournament. The team averaged six goals a game in its group stage, winning all three matches. They took 114 shots, far more than the second-best team in the field, Canada (77). In their final group-stage match, the U.S. women outshot injury-depleted Trinidad and Tobago 59-0.

The United States outshot Jamaica 26-1.

Morgan’s goals tied her with Canada’s Adriana Leon for the tournament lead with six.

Morgan has 16 goals for the United States this year, and she has 23 goals in her last 23 matches. She has 96 career goals.

Heath, who spent much of 2017 and the beginning of this year sidelined by injury, has seven goals in seven starts this year. Her second goal of the night came on a spectacular serve from Portland Thorns’ teammate Lindsay Horan. On the run, Heath smashed it past Jamaica goalkeeper Sydney Schneider.

The match slowed down in the second half, played in a steady rain. But the thunderstorms that had been forecast never materialized.

Seventeen teams have earned trips to the World Cup. There are seven teams yet to be determined.

Canada 7, France 0

Christine Sinclair isn’t concerned about chasing records. She’s set her sights on the World Cup.

Sinclair scored twice and Canada went on to secure a spot in next year’s World Cup in France with a 7-0 victory over Panama on Sunday in the semifinals of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament.

Sinclair has 177th international goals. She ranks second on the career list — among both men and women — behind former U.S. forward Abby Wambach’s record of 184 goals.

After her header in the 44th minute gave Canada its opening goal, Sinclair pumped her fist in celebration. She added another header in the 49th minute.

“It’s my teammates that keep reminding me of it,” she smiled. “Especially in this tournament, it’s just all about qualifying.”

Adriana Leon, who came in as a sub for Sinclair in the 68th minute, also scored a pair of goals.

Canada will face the United States in the final. The defending World Cuo champoion Americans beat Jamaica 6-0 in the second semifinal at Toyota Stadium.

The final and third-place match are set for Wednesday night. The top three finishers in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship will represent the region in France, so the winners of both semifinals earn a berth. The fourth-place finisher will face Argentina in a playoff for a spot.

Canada, ranked No. 5 in the world, will make its seventh World Cup appearance. The only time Canada has missed out on the game’s premier tournament was in 1991, the event’s first year.

“It’s massive for us,” Sinclair said. “It was obviously our goal coming into this tournament. It’s getting more and more difficult qualifying out of CONCACAF, you see different teams making it the semifinals, with Panama and Jamaica making it.”

Panama coach Victor Daniel Suarez gave half of his starters from earlier in the tournament the night off, including 17-year-old goalkeeper Yenith Bailey, who turned heads in a 5-0 loss to the United States in the group stage. Carli Lloyd shook the teenager’s hand following a gutsy performance. Panama started Farissa Cordoba instead.

The strategy was apparently to give the starters a break in anticipation that 66th-ranked Panama will play in the third-place game, perhaps against Jamaica, and a win there can still secure a World Cup berth.

Suarez said after the match that Bailey had a sore shoulder, so he wanted to keep her fresh for Wednesday’s match.

Panama has never been to a World Cup.

“There’s a lot of changes happening,” Suarez said through a translator about Panama’s recent rise. “They (he players) want to make history, as they are right now, but it will be step by step.”

Canada had the best chances in the first half, including Allysha Chapman’s shot in the 12th minute that was just off target and hit the side of the net, before Sinclair broke through.

Jesse Fleming added another goal for Canada in the 48th minute, a short time before Sinclair’s second. Janine Beckie and Rebecca Quinn also scored before Leon’s brace. Leon has six goals in the tournament.

Diana Matheson made her 200th appearance for Canada. The midfielder has played for the national team since 2003.

Week 8 football games will go long way in deciding playoff picture
Author: Tim Martinez

No two weeks of the high school football season are alike.

But why is it that some weeks of the season have so many thrilling and pivotal matchups while other weeks have so few.

For example, last week’s schedule of games — how should we put this? — lacked drama.

Oh sure, there was Prairie’s comeback 23-21 win over Hudson’s Bay. And Washougal’s 25-22 win over Mark Morris was another good one.

But every other game was decided by two touchdowns, if not much, much more.

We don’t expect that to be the case this week, as every local league has one big matchup with playoff ramifications, if not two.

So let’s take a peek at this week’s slate of games and examine their impact on November’s schedule.

4A GSHL

Camas finishes the regular season with two big games, starting Friday when the Papermakers host Skyview.

If Camas wins, Skyview can start planning for heading to the playoffs as the No. 3 seed from the 4A Greater St. Helens League. And Camas’ Week 9 showdown with Union will be for the league title.

But if Skyview wins, a possibility of a three-way tie for first in the league exists if Camas beats Union in Week 9. If Union beats Camas, Skyview would then likely would slot in as the No. 2 seed.

3A GSHL

Friday’s game in Kelso between Mountain View and Kelso will be for the league title, with the loser most likely slotting in at No. 2.

Evergreen hosts Hudson’s Bay at McKenzie Stadium on Friday. If Evergreen wins, the Plainsmen’s Week 9 matchup with Prairie will decide the third and final berth.

However, if Bay wins Friday, a three-way tie is possible if Evergreen beats Prairie in Week 9. A Prairie win in Week 9 will give the Falcons the third seed regardless if Evergreen or Bay wins this week.

2A GSHL

The 2A Greater St. Helens League could be all sorted out after Week 8, depending on outcomes.

If Hockinson beats Washougal and Woodland beats Columbia River, the three seeds to the playoffs will be set — No. 1 Hockinson, No. 2 Woodland, No. 3 Columbia River — regardless of Week 9 outcomes.

However, if River beats Woodland, we’ll have another three-way tie possibility for third place.

That would occur if Woodland loses to Mark Morris in Week 9 and Washougal beats R.A. Long. Assuming a Washougal loss to Hockinson this week, that would set up a three-way tie between Woodland, Mark Morris and Washougal. However, if Woodland wins, the Beavers claim the No. 3 seed with River taking No. 1.

Hockinson locks up the No. 1 seed with a win this week over Washougal or next vs. Ridgefield.

1A Trico

There are two berths available to Trico teams to the district playoffs with the league champion receiving an automatic berth to the 1A state playoffs.

King’s Way Christian and Seton Catholic, both 0-3 in league, are longshots to claim a playoff berth, leaving Stevenson, Columbia-White Salmon, La Center and Castle Rock in the hunt.

If Columbia beats La Center on Friday in White Salmon, the Bruins will head into their Week 9 rivalry game at Stevenson with the league title on the line. The La Center-Castle Rock game in Week 9 likely would be a playoff for the No. 3 seed.

However, if La Center wins, the Wildcats will be rooting for a White Salmon win in Week 9 as that could set up a three-way tie for first in the league, assuming La Center beats Castle Rock. If Castle Rock wins, the Rockets would grab in the No. 3 seed, and La Center would be out of the running.

However, in that scenario, if Stevenson and Castle Rock win in Week 9, there would be a three-way tie for second place.

So, it’s possible to get through Week 9 without needing a tiebreaker in any of the local leagues. But there are plenty of paths that lead to that conclusion.

It should be a wild next weeks, or more.

Tim Martinez is the assistant sports editor/prep editor for The Columbian. He can be reached at 360-735-4538, tim.martinez@columbian.com or follow his Twitter handle @360TMart.

Weekly high school sports schedule, Oct. 15-20
Author: The Columbian

(SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

MONDAY, OCT. 15

VOLLEYBALL

Battle Ground C-team at Washington School for Deaf, 4:30 p.m.

Firm Foundation at Pope John Paul II, 6 p.m.

BOYS TENNIS

Battle Ground at Skyview, 3:30 p.m.

Camas at Union, 3:30 p.m.

Evergreen at Fort Vancouver, 3:30 p.m.

Hudson’s Bay at Prairie, 3:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, OCT. 16

VOLLEYBALL

Skyview at Battle Ground, 7 p.m.

Heritage at Union, 7 p.m.

Evergreen at Mountain View, 7 p.m.

Fort Vancouver at Prairie, 7 p.m.

Kelso at Hudson’s Bay, 7 p.m.

Washougal at Hockinson, 7 p.m.

R.A. Long at Columbia River, 7 p.m.

Ridgefield at Mark Morris, 7 p.m.

Seton Catholic at Castle Rock, 7 p.m.

King’s Way Christian at Stevenson, 7 p.m.

Columbia-White Salmon at La Center, 7 p.m.

Three Rivers Christian at Washington School for Deaf, 6 p.m.

Naselle at Columbia Adventist, 5:30 p.m.

GIRLS SOCCER

Battle Ground vs. Heritage, 6 p.m. at McKenzie Stadium

Skyview vs. Union, 8 p.m. at McKenzie Stadium

Fort Vancouver vs. Mountain View, 4 p.m. at McKenzie Stadium

Prairie at Hudson’s Bay, 6 p.m.

Evergreen at Kelso, 7 p.m.

Hockinson at Washougal, 7 p.m.

R.A. Long at Columbia River, 7 p.m.

Ridgefield vs. Mark Morris, 7 p.m. at Longview Memorial Stadium

Castle Rock at Seton Catholic, 4:30 p.m.

King’s Way Christian at Stevenson, 6 p.m.

La Center at Columbia-White Salmon, 6:30 p.m.

SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL

District tournament, 3 p.m. at 5 p.m. at Camas High School

BOYS TENNIS

Prairie at Evergreen, 3:30 p.m.

Fort Vancouver at Mountain View, 3:30 p.m.

BOYS GOLF

2A district tournament, noon at Lewis River

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17

CROSS COUNTRY

Trico League championship meet, 4 p.m. at Vancouver Lake

GIRLS SWIMMING

Camas, Washougal, R.A. Long at Mark Morris, 5 p.m.

BOYS GOLF

2A district tournament, 11 a.m. at Lewis River

THURSDAY, OCT. 18

VOLLEYBALL

Battle Ground at Heritage, 7 p.m.

Camas at Skyview, 7 p.m.

Evergreen at Kelso, 7 p.m.

Mountain View at Fort Vancouver, 7 p.m.

Hudson’s Bay at Prairie, 7 p.m.

Mark Morris at Woodland, 7 p.m.

Hockinson at R.A. Long, 7 p.m.

Columbia River at Washougal, 7 p.m.

King’s Way Christian at La Center, 7 p.m.

Stevenson at Seton Catholic, 7 p.m.

Castle Rock at Columbia-White Salmon, 7 p.m.

Firm Foundation at Naselle, 6 p.m.

GIRLS SOCCER

Union at Battle Ground, 7 p.m.

Camas at Skyview, 7 p.m.

Kelso at Fort Vancouver, 6 p.m.

Hudson’s Bay vs. Evergreen, 7:30 p.m. at McKenzie Stadium

Mountain View at Prairie, 7:30 p.m.

Hockinson at R.A. Long, 6 p.m.

Mark Morris at Woodland, 7 p.m.

Columbia River at Washougal, 7 p.m.

Columbia-White Salmon at Castle Rock, 6 p.m.

La Center at King’s Way Christian, 6 p.m.

Seton Catholic at Stevenson, 6 p.m.

CROSS COUNTRY

4A district meet, 3:30 p.m. at Lewisville Park, Battle Ground

3A district meet, 5:30 p.m. at Kelso High School

2A Greater St. Helens League meet, 2 p.m. at Vancouver Lake

BOYS TENNIS

2A district tournament at Club Green Meadows

FRIDAY, OCT. 19

FOOTBALL

Battle Ground vs. Union, 4:30 p.m. at McKenzie Stadium

Skyview at Camas, 7 p.m. at Doc Harris Stadium

Fort Vancouver vs. Prairie, 7 p.m. at District Stadium

Mountain View at Kelso, 7 p.m.

Hudson’s Bay vs. Evergreen, 7:30 p.m. at McKenzie Stadium

Hockinson at Washougal, 7 p.m.

Woodland at Columbia River, 7 p.m.

R.A. Long vs. Mark Morris, 7 p.m. at Longview Memorial Stadium

King’s Way Christian at Stevenson, 7 p.m.

La Center at Columbia-White Salmon, 7 p.m.

Seton Catholic at Castle Rock, 7 p.m.

BOYS TENNIS

4A district tournament at Club Green Meadows

3A district tournament at Vancouver Tennis Center

2A district tournament at Club Green Meadows

SATURDAY, OCT. 20

FOOTBALL

Heritage at Emerald Ridge, 7 p.m. at Sparks Stadium, Puyallup

VOLLEYBALL

Washougal, Battle Ground, Hudson’s, Mark Morris, Skyview, Heritage at Mountain View Tournament

GIRLS SOCCER

Washougal at Woodland, 2 p.m.

Columbia River at Mark Morris, 2 p.m.

Ridgefield at R.A. Long, 6 p.m.

GIRLS SWIMMING

Washougal, Battle Ground, Camas, Columbia River, Evergreen, Fort Vancouver,

Hudson’s Bay, Hockinson, Heritage, La Center, Kelso, Mountain View, Prairie, R.A.

Long, Skyview, Union, Mark Morris at Southwest Washington Invitational, 10 a.m. at Mark Morris

BOYS TENNIS

4A district tournament at Club Green Meadows

3A district tournament at Vancouver Tennis Center

How Clark County college football players fared, Oct. 13
Author: Micah Rice

Willy Warne was busy on Saturday, having one of the most productive days for a kicker in Linfield history.

The redshirt junior from Mountain View kicked a 54-yard field goal in a 43-26 win over Lewis and Clark. That tied for the second longest in school history, behind only a 56-yarder by Scott Birkhofer in 2008. Warne’s previous long was 51 yards.

Warne also made field goals of 42 and 26 yards. Only five times have Linfield kickers made more than three field goals in a game.

Warne is coming off a stellar sophomore season in which he was named first-team Associated Press All-American for Division-III and first-team all-Northwest Conference.

This season, he has made six of 11 field goals.

As always, email updates to Sports Editor Micah Rice at micah.rice@columbian.com.

Here’s how Clark County players fared on the college gridiron this weekend:

* — has used redshirt year

Abilene Christian

Last game: Beat No. 11 Nicholls State 28-12 to improve to 3-4 overall and 2-3 in the Southland Conference.

Next game: at Southeastern Louisiana, Oct. 20, 4 p.m.

Dakota Napierkowski, Camas, So., OL — Did not play.

 

Air Force

Last game: Lost to San Diego State 21-17 to fall to 2-4 overall and 0-3 in the Mountain West Conference.

Next game: at San Diego State, Oct. 12, 6 p.m.

Brody Bagnall, Evergreen, Sr., LB — Started at linebacker. Had six tackles, including one solo and one half tackle for loss.

Christopher Mitchell, Mountain View, Jr., OL — Played in a backup role for an offense that gained 276 yards.

 

Butte College

Last game: Beat Feather River 42-14 to improve to 5-1.

Next game: at College of Siskiyous, Oct. 20, 1 p.m.

Lane Andersen, Ridgefield, So., OL/DL — Did not play.

 

Carroll College

Last game: Lost to Montana Western 30-1o to fall to 3-4 overall and 2-4 in the NAIA Frontier Conference.

Next game: Rocky Mountain, Oct. 20, 12 p.m.

William Noce-Sheldon, Seton Catholic, Jr.*, WR — Did not play.

Central Washington

Last game: Beat Western Oregon 48-10 to improve to 5-2 overall and 5-0 in the Division-II Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Next game: Simon Fraser, Oct. 20, 6 p.m.

Reilly Hennessey, Camas, Sr. QB — Completed 17 of 25 passes for 172 yards, including touchdown passes of 13, 2 and 4 yards and no interceptions. Also rushed six times for 8 yards, including a touchdown of 1 yars.

Will Ortner, Hockinson, So.*, OL — Started at left guard on an offensive line that helped the Wildcats gain 477 yards.

Isaiah Carbajal, Mountain View, Fr.*, DL — Made two tackles, including one solo.

Kai Gamble, Union, Fr.*, LB — Started on the defensive line, but did not record a tackle.

Max Randle, Battle Ground, Fr.*, DB — Played in a backup role.

Canon Racanelli, Hockinson, Fr., QB — Did not play.

Angel Terry, Hudson’s Bay, Fr., DL — Did not play.

 

Chapman

Last game: Beat Occidental 62-0 to improve to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the Division-III Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Next game: at Cal Lutheran, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.

David Aarhus, Camas, So. LB — Started at inside linebacker. Had a team-high eight tackles, including one solo and one-half for a loss.

 

College of Idaho

Last game: Beat Montana Tech 23-20 in overtime to improve to 2-5 overall and 2-4 in the NAIA Frontier Conference.

Next game: Southern Oregon, Oct. 20, 12 p.m.

Chris Waters, Battle Ground, Sr., DB — Played in a backup role.

Isaiah Abdul, Camas, Fr., DB — Started at cornerback. Had four tackles, including three solo.

 

College of Siskiyous

Last game: Lost to American River 44-27 to fall to 1-5.

Next game: Butte College, Oct. 20, 1 p.m.

Brett Judd, La Center, So., LB — Did not play.

Lafitaga Sosene, Heritage, So., DL — Did not play.

John Archer, Union, So., OL — Did not play.

Whitey Sosene, Heritage, Fr., DL — Did not play.

Eastern Oregon

Last game: Beat No. 7 Southern Oregon 27-17 to improve to 4-2 overall and in the NAIA Frontier Conference.

Next game: Montana Tech, Oct. 20, 1 p.m.

Zach Lacey, Woodland, Sr., DL — Started at nose tackle. Had three tackles, including two solo, two tackles for loss and one quarterback hit.

Jarred Telles, Evergreen, So., DB — Did not play.

Bailey Buckner, Battle Ground, Fr.*, LB — Had one tackle, which was a solo tackle.

E’Lon Mack, Heritage, Jr., WR — Did not play.

Eastern Washington

Last game: Lost to Weber State 14-6 to fall to 5-2 overall and 4-1 in the Big Sky Conference.

Next game: Idaho, Oct. 27, 12 p.m.

Roldan Alcobendas, Camas, Sr.*, K — Made field goals of 31 and 27 yards. Punted seven times for an average of 60.3 yards, including a school-record 78-yarder. Had two downed inside the 20 and four of 50 yards or more.

Zach Eagle, Camas, Sr.*, WR —Did not play.

Kedrick Johnson, Hockinson, So.*, DB — Had two tackles, both solo, and forced a fumble.

Dylan Ingram, Camas, Fr.*, TE —Did not play.

Gunner Talkington, Battle Ground, Fr.*, QB —Did not play.

Aiden Nellor, Union, Fr., TE —Did not play.

Rudolph Mataia Jr., Evergreen, So.*, DL — Did not play.

Zion Fa’aopega, Union, Fr., DL — Did not play.

Michael Taras, Heritage, Fr., QB — Did not play.

 

George Fox

Last game: Beat Willamette 28-6 to improve to 3-3 overall and 1-2 in the Division-III Northwest Conference.

Next game: Linfield, Oct. 20, 1:30 p.m.

Josiah Tully, King’s Way Christian, Sr., WR —Did not play.

K.J. Santos, Seton Catholic, Sr., FB — Did not play.

Abe Smith, Union, So., S — Did not play.

Matt Henry, Hockinson, Fr., LB — Did not play.

Kyle Brabec, Battle Ground, Fr., LB — Did not play.

Noho Lidstone, Columbia River, So., LB — Did not play.

 

Hawaii

Last game: Lost to BYU to fall to 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the Mountain West Conference.

Next game: Nevada, Oct. 20, 9 p.m.

Michael Boyle, Camas, Fr.*, PK – Did not play.

 

Idaho State

Last game: Lost to UC Davis 44-37 in overtime to fall to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the Big Sky Conference.

Next game: at Liberty, Oct. 20, 12 p.m.

Caleb Eldred, Camas, Fr.*, OL – Did not play.

 

Liberty

Last game: Beat Troy 22-16 to improve to 3-3 overall.

Next game: Idaho State, 12 p.m.

Josh Tully, King’s Way Christian, Jr.*, WR – Did not play.

 

Linfield

Last game: Beat Lewis and Clark 43-26 to improve to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the Division-III Northwest Conference.

Next game: at George Fox, Oct. 20, 1:30 p.m.

Will Warne, Mountain View, Jr.*, K – Made field goals of 42, 54 and 26 yards and missed a 46-yard attempt. His 54-yarder was the second-longest in Linfield history. Made four of five PATs he attempted. Kicked off once for 57 yards.

Tyler Bergeron, Battle Ground, Fr, LB/DB – Started at free safety. Had one interception, which he returned for 45 yards. Also had two tackles, both solo, and one pass broken up.

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Last game: Bye

Next game: U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.

Keithen Shepard, Union, So., WR

 

Montana

Last game: Lost to North Dakota 41-14 to fall to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the Big Sky Conference.

Next game: UC Davis, Oct. 27, 1 p.m.

Kobey Eaton, Evergreen, Jr.*, DB —Played in a backup role.

Rey Green, Union, So.*, RB —Did not play.

Michael Matthews, Camas, Fr.*, LB —Did not play.

Skyler Martin, Skyview, Fr.*, OL —Did not play.

Cole Grossman, Skyview, Fr., TE — Did not play.

 

Montana Tech

Last game: Lost to College of Idaho 23-20 to fall to 3-3 both overall and in the NAIA Frontier Conference.

Next game: at Eastern Oregon, Oct. 20, 2 p.m.

Max Hiller, La Center, Jr.*, LB — Had one tackle.

Zeek Fromel, Mountain View, Fr., OL/DL — Did not play.

Jack Hiller, La Center, Fr., OL — Did not play.

 

Nebraska

Last game: Lost to Northwestern 34-31 in OT to fall to 0-6 overall and 0-4 in the Big Ten.

Next game: Minnesota, Oct. 20, 12:30 p.m.

Caleb Lightbourn, Camas, Jr., P — Did not play.

 

Notre Dame

Last game: Beat Pittsburgh 19-14 to improve to 7-0.

Next game: vs. Navy at San Diego, Oct. 27, 5 p.m.

Nolan Henry, Union, Sr., QB — Did not play.

 

Oregon State

Last game: Bye

Next game: California, Oct. 20, 1 p.m.

Jack Colletto, Camas, So., QB

 

Pacific University

Last game: Beat Puget Sound 23-22 to improve to 3-3 overall and 2-1 in the Division-III Northwest Conference.

Next game: Lewis and Clark, Oct. 20, 1 p.m.

Riley Miller, Union, Fr., LB — Had five tackles, including four solo and one sack for minus-8 yards.

Myles Artis, Hudson’s Bay, Fr., DE — Did not play.

 

Pacific Lutheran University

Last game: Lost to Whitworth 55-13 to fall to 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the Division-III Northwest Conference.

Next game: Willamette, Oct. 20, 12:30 p.m.

Logan Black, Ridgefield, Jr., OL — Started at left guard for an offense that gained 146 yards.

Tristan Thomas, Woodland, So., LB — Had two tackles, both solo.

Liam Nabors, King’s Way Christian, So., QB — Played in a backup role, going 0 for 1 in passing and rushing one time of minus-2 yards.

 

Peru State (Neb.)

Last game: Lost to Grand View 45-28 to fall to 2-6 overall and 2-5 in the Heart of America Conference.

Next game: at William Penn, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.

Dylan King, Skyview, Sr.*, DB — Did not play.

 

Portland State

Last game: Beat Northern Colorado 35-14 to improve to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in the Big Sky.

Next game: at Sacramento State, Oct. 27, 6 p.m.

Cameron Loos, Hockinson, Jr., TE — Did not play.

Nathan Hawthorne, Columbia River, So.*, WR — Did not play.

Brady Brick, Battle Ground, Fr.*, OL —Played in a backup role for an offense that gained 282 yards.

Jacob Bystry, Columbia River, Jr, WR — Had one kickoff return for 16 yards.

 

University of Redlands

Last game: Lost to Claremont-M-S 20-10 to fall to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the Division-III Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Next game: at La Verne, Oct. 20, 1 p.m.

Blake Roy, Camas, Jr. TE — Started at tight end. Had one catch, an eight-yard touchdown.

 

Rocky Mountain College

Last game: Beat Montana State-Northern 52-13 to improve to 5-2 overall and 4-2 in the NAIA Frontier Conference.

Next game: at Carroll College, Oct. 20, 12 p.m.

Joey Roberts, Mountain View, Fr. OL — Did not play.

 

Simon Fraser

Last game: Lost to Azusa Pacific 28-17 to fall to 1-6 overall and 0-5 in the Division-II Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Next game: at Central Washington, Oct. 20, 6 p.m.

Gabe Lopes, Camas, Sr., LB — Started at linebacker. Had four tackles, including two solo.

Robert Meadors, Heritage, Fr., WR — Started at wide receiver. Had one catch for 20 yards.

 

Southern Oregon

Last game: Lost to Eastern Oregon 27-17 to fall to 4-2 both overall and in the NAIA Frontier Conference.

Next game: at College of Idaho, Oct. 20, 12 p.m.

Parker Randle, Battle Ground, Jr.*, WR — Had five receptions for 44 yards.

Nate Kuratli, Union, So.*, DB — Had one solo tackle.

David McDonald, Union, Fr., DB — Did not play.

Jordan Suell, Fort Vancouver, Jr.*, WR — Will redshirt this year.

 

Southern Utah

Last game: Beat Sacramento State 48-27 to improve to 1-5 overall and 1-2 in the Big Sky Conference.

Next game: at Idaho, Oct. 20, 2 p.m.

Taylor Nelson, Union, Sr.*, LB — Started at linebacker. Had six tackles, including three solo and 1.5 tackles for loss, and one quarterback hit.

Tate Nelson, Union, Fr., LB — Did not play.

 

Washington

Last game: Lost to Oregon 30-27 in OT to fall to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the Pac-12 Conference.

Next game: Colorado, Oct. 20, 12:30 p.m.

Angelo Sarchi, Skyview, Fr., DB — Did not play.

Noah Hellyer, Skyview, Fr., DB — Did not play.

 

Washington State

Last game: Bye

Next game: Oregon, Oct. 20., 4:30 p.m.

Beau Braden, Columbia River, Fr., DL

 

Western Oregon

Last game: Lost to Central Washington 48-10 to fall to 3-4 overall and 2-3 in the Division-II Great Northwest Athletic Conference..

Next game: Humboldt State, Oct. 20, 1 p.m.

Nathan Hockhalter, Columbia River, Fr.*, DL — Did not play.

Nehru Faalevau, Union, Fr.*, WR — Did not play.

Jordan Hickman, Hudson’s Bay, Fr.*, QB — Did not play.

Aksel Fredrickson, Battle Ground, Fr., DL — Did not play.

Wyatt Harsh, Woodland, Fr., QB — Did not play.

Koben Jamison, Columbia River, Fr., DB — Did not play.

Tyrek McCullum, Union, Fr., DB — Did not play.

Alex Rodriguez, Evergreen, Fr., DL — Did not play.

 

Wyoming

Last game: Lost to Fresno State 27-3 to fall to 2-5 overall and 0-3 in the Mountain West Conference.

Next game: Utah State, Oct. 20, 11:30 a.m.

James Price, Camas, Sr., WR — Had three catches for 27 yards with a long of 16 yards.

Did I miss anyone? If so, email micah.rice@columbian.com.

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