SILVERTON — Central’s baseball team lost two of three games to Silverton last week. The Panthers won the opening game of the series 2-1 on April 11 before falling 10-4 on April 13 and 5-4 on Friday.
Central had 10 hits in the second game, including doubles from Peter Mendazona, Jackson Holstad and Andrew Barry, but four errors proved costly.
The Panthers (7-5 overall, 5-4 Mid-Willamette Conference) entered the week in a tie for second place with Dallas. Central hosted Crescent Valley Tuesday after press time. The Panthers play at CV Wednesday (today) and Friday. Central opens a three-game series at South Albany on Tuesday. All games are scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m.
BOYS TENNIS FALLS TO LEBANON: Central’s boys tennis squad lost to Silverton 5-2 on April 12. Senior Kevin Cable earned the Panthers’ lone singles point. The doubles pair of Cade Magill and Grayson Mann also earned a victory.
The Panthers lost to Woodburn 5-3 on Monday. Cable and Anthony Martinez earned singles victories. Luis Vera and Joel Robinson secured the Panthers’ lone doubles point. The Panthers play at South Albany Wednesday (today) and Corvallis on Thursday. The Panthers also host Dallas on Friday before playing at Crescent Valley on Monday. All matches are scheduled to start at 4 p.m.
BOYS TRACK WINS HOME MEET: Central’s boys track and field squad won a home meet on April 13. Samuel Cole won the boys shot put with a throw of 47 feet, 10 ½ inches; Jaxon Hutchinson won the pole vault (10-0); Isaiah Abraham won the long jump (19-5) and Ian Oberst won the triple jump (39-8) to lead the boys. The 4 x 100-meter relay team of Nick Burgett, Isaiah Abraham, Casey Brown and Hutchinson also placed first with a time of 45.10 seconds.
The girls placed third at home. Bethanie Altamirano won the girls 200 in 27.33 seconds. The 4 x 100 relay team of Elizabeth Chavez, Sophia Henke, Altamirano and Reba Hoffman also took first (52.24).
Central also competed at the Viking Relays on Friday. Isaac Burgett took second in the boys 400 (52.72); Josh Dickson placed second in the 300 hurdles (42.18); and Kyle Miller took second in the discus (142-2).
The girls 4 x 100 relay team of Chavez, Alex Alvarez, Altamirano and Hoffman took fourth (52.06 seconds) to lead the girls. No team scores were kept.
Central will host the John Oliver Invitational Friday at 4 p.m.
BOYS GOLF TAKES SEVENTH: Central’s boys golf squad placed seventh at Mallard Creek on Monday. Andrew Love shot a 103 to lead the Panthers. Joey Wittbrodt (107), Trevor Whittemore (111) and Jonah Lutz (164) also competed. Central will play at Corvallis Country Club Monday at 10 a.m.