Vote for Ridgefield Athlete

Every week the Columbian lists several high school athletes and gives readers a chance to vote for the Athlete of the Week. Soccer player Annika Farley is this week’s nominee from Ridgefield and I’d love to see her get the most votes this week. Show your school spirit and support Annika.

To vote, go to 360preps.com and click on ‘Comment.’ As of this writing she had only 23 nominations.

Voting ends at 8 pm Thursday.

Tee-Off for Troops

Heroes Northwest is sponsoring the First Annual Golf Tournament with Ridgefield American Legion Post 44.  Proceeds will be used to help local veterans.

When: Saturday, August 3rd, 2019.
-11:30am Check-in/Registration
– 1:00pm Shotgun Start
– Dinner/Auction to follow

Where: Tri-Mountain Golf Course, 1701 NW 299th St., Ridgefield, WA 98642

How much: Only $90 per person, includes Round of Golf, Golf Cart Rental, Practice Balls, Dinner, and Great Prizes!

Exclusive Hole Sponsorship: $200 – call John below.

What else: Silent Auction and Cash Donations are welcomed.

Sign up: Now
– Sign up a team, or by yourself (we will place you in a team).

– Submit Team member names, email addresses, phone numbers, and payment to John@rosere.net, 360-903-3466

– Make checks payable to American Legion Post 44, PO Box 1566, Ridgefield, WA 98642

Youth Football and Cheer

Ridgefield, La Center and Woodland families – youth football and cheer season is about to start! The Centerridge Hawks football and cheer teams are open to kids ages 5-14. It’s a full season from August – October where we teach sportsmanship, friendship and a good work ethic. We’d love to see your family there! We will be hosting a live signup and sizing event July 20th at Davis Park in downtown Ridgefield.

Any questions please contact us at corey@dynamicevents.com

Little League State Softball Championship

Abrams Park will be the site of the Little League State Softball Championship June 29 to July 5. There is no game July 4. The opening ceremony starts at 10am on Saturday with games starting at noon.

There are seven teams of 13 and 14 year girls from all over the state competing. Sergeant Cathy Doriot will throw the first pitch. She played little league softball in Ridgefield and was instrumental in bringing the softball program to Ridgefield schools.

Brackets and scores will be posted at dist6wa.org/home.php

Vanessa Smith is the Host Family Coordinator for the Ridgefield Raptors.  She is looking for local community members who might be willing to host the players for the 2019 season. Here are a few quick pieces of info that may be helpful:

– players arrive between June 1-3 (opening day is June 4th)

– players depart mid August (depending on how far into the playoffs they go)

– players come recommended by their college coaches

– host families will need to provide occasional meals and snacks, laundry facilities, bedroom, shared bathroom is ok

– host families will not be responsible to transport the player to the field (unless able or have an extra vehicle they don’t mind the player using)

– there are approx 33 homes games and 28 on the road 

– players are gone from 3-10pm on home game days and will be fed at the park 

Benefits of hosting:

– host families will receive a pair of season tickets 

– host families will receive exclusive invites to special events, discounts on merchandise

– great opportunity to support our local team and meet new families

Please contact Vanessa for additional details.  She can be reached via email at hostfamily@ridgefieldraptors.com or on her cell phone at 503-928-9628.

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Congratulations Spudders!

Congratulations to members of the Ridgefield Spudders volleyball team who are State Champions.

This is a first since 1990, defeating Columbia River and then Lyndon for the State Championship title!

Back a Spudder!

Kellen Bringhurst of Ridgefield High School is running for the Fall Sports Prep Athlete of the Week sponsored by the Columbian newspaper. Every week the Columbian asks its readers to vote on their favorite prep athlete from six choices.

Let’s make Kellen a winner. His sport is golf, and he shot a 2-over-par 74 to win the 2AGSHL championship at Lewis River.

Vote for Kellen at www.columbian.com/poll. Vote ends at 8 pm Thursday.

Sounds like Fun!

Interested in doing a marathon but not in one day? Join us for the inaugural Couch Potato Run organized by the Ridgefield High School cheer team. Run, walk, hike, jog and keep track of your miles. Then on Nov 10th at RHS come at noon to run your final 1.2 miles.

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Our Team will be the Ridgefield Raptors

Southwest Washington’s newest sports team was unveiled Saturday as part of Experience Ridgefield, a large community event at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex. That’s where the Raptors will begin playing next summer as part of the West Coast League, a collegiate wood bat baseball league.

The WCL, which now has 12 teams in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, announced in June it would expand to Ridgefield.

Last month, team officials launched a “name the team” contest on its website. General Manager Gus Farah said more than 500 ideas were submitted. Many related to two of Ridgefield’s most popular features, the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and the high school’s unique mascot, the Spudders.

Good Work!

The Pacific FC 00 Orange Girls Soccer Team completed both an undefeated season and playoff run Sunday by winning the 2018 Washington State Presidents Cup.

The team competed in the Oregon Timbers/Thorns League and proceeded to the State tournament winning the Girls U-18 Division 1 bracket.

The team is made up predominately of high school juniors and a handful of sophomores.  Three Ridgefield residents are represented on the team: Brianna Jenkins, Faith Livsey and Jolie Gullickson.  Fred Jenkins, a Ridgefield resident is the head coach.  Great job girls.

Spring Camps

Spring break is just around the corner, and Quick Start Sports has a few two day camps this year! They will offer basketball and baseball, and all camps will be run by Coach Jason who is a high school coach at multiple schools throughout the area. This is a fantastic opportunity to spend a couple of days having fun, being active and learn from one of the best! Register today, as space is limited. Register here:

Spudder Bunco

Ladies Soccer Team Heads to State

The Lady Spuds Varsity Softball team is headed to the state tournament tomorrow morning (Thursday) around 10 am. We are working on having the vans take a loop through town past city hall. It would be SO GREAT if we could have a Ridgefield Spudder Send Off!!!

Let’s make sure our ladies know we’re behind them – wouldn’t it be wonderful if we lined the streets of Ridgefield and cheered them on.

This is an exciting time for the ladies as softball has not made it to state in several years

#GOLADYSPUDS

#SeeYaInSelah!!

#SOFTBALL2017

Studball Tournament

This year’s studball competition is titled the SW WA Studball Tournament and has increased from four teams last year to seven teams this year. The teams present will be Woodland, Skyview, Columbia River, Kalama, Hockinson, La Center, and Ridgefield.

The event is taking place this Thursday at Ridgefield High School at 6:00pm, but people can start showing up around 5:30pm.

Like last year, this is a charity event, in which all of the proceeds will go to the charity chosen by the winning team. The team Ridgefield is playing for is our local Compassion 360 foundation.

There will be an admission price, but people are encouraged to donate additional money if they are inclined to do so.

Boosters will be present, meaning concessions will be open if people want to purchase any food or beverages for the game.

GO SPUDS!

Support our Spudder

Every week the Columbian runs a poll where readers can vote for one of six athletes to be Prep Athlete of the Week. This week Bella Gama, a Ridgefield volley ball player, is one of the nominees. Let’s show out team spirit by voting for Bella. Go to 360preps.com or www.columbian.com/polls and cast your vote before 8pm on Thursday.

We’re a small town, but we have spirit!