What Should the Sports Complex Look Like?

The City is partnering with the Ridgefield School District to create a Community Outdoor Recreation Complex on South Hillhurst Road that will address as many community recreation needs as possible. Public participation is critical to determine community needs and create a design for the complex. Depending on public input, the proposed complex could offer fields for soccer, lacrosse, youth football, softball, little league or baseball; trails; open spaces to gather and play; and indoor facility; child play spaces, picnic areas, shelters and other support amenities.

You are invited to an Open House to share your input and creative ideas:

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time: Drop-in between 5:00-7:30PM
Location: Ridgefield High School Commons, 2630 Hillhurst Road, Ridgefield, WA 98642

The open house will offer interactive opportunities to learn about the vision, the process and contribute your valuable input.

For more information and to download a flyer about the Open House, go to www.ci.ridgefield.wa.us

Cross Country Player of the Week

Silas Griffith is nominated for Cross County Player of the Week in the Columbian this week. Vote for him at the Columbian online site.  Votes will be counted until 9pm tonight.

Here’s a link:

Vote for Football Player of the Week

This week RHS’s own Jalen Williams has been nominated for the Columbian Football Player of the Week. Voting ends Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 8pm, so vote right away if you’d like to see a Ridgefield player win.

Link to the voting site is here.

Watch for Runners


North County Wine Run

The North County Wine Run half marathon and 5k is going to be held this Saturday, September 12th, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Police Chief Carrie Greene would like to caution motorists that there will be hundreds of runners /walkers on the roads in and around our city during the morning hours.

The ½ mile route begins at United Natural Foods at 7909 Union Ridge Parkway.  Runners will be on Carty Road, S. Hillhurst, Royle Road, Bertsinger, Pioneer Street, S. 9th Avenue and NE 10th Avenue. We ask that motorists using these roads be cautious.


Cedar Tree Launches First Sports Team

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Cedar Tree Classical Christian School (K-12) launched its first Washington State sports team today at the Cross Country Jamboree in LaCenter.

Coach Robert Loudenback was quoted as saying “It is a good day for Cedar Tree.”

Their beautiful 15 acre campus is located in Ridgefield, WA and serves families from Vancouver, Battleground, Ridgefield, Woodland, Camas and Washougal. Enrollment is upwards of 181 students for the 2015-2016 school year.

CEDAR TREE CLASSICAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 20601 NE 29th Avenue ▪ Ridgefield, WA 98642 360.887.0190www.cedartreeschool.org

Co-Ed Volleyball at View Ridge

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A new co-ed volleyball rec night will start Mondays, 7-9:30pm, at View Ridge Middle School. Cost is $25 quarterly, and it starts September 14th.

Drop in rate is $5 but you’re welcome to try it once for free and then next time either sign up or pay the drop in rate.
Please message Shaunette White with any questions: snwhite715@yahoo.com or 607-3409. This is going to be a fun, semi-competitive night. We will count off and play. Come get a good sweat on, meet some new friends and most of all just have some fun playing an awesome sport.

Summer Flag Football Camp

QuickStart Sports & Battle Ground Community Ed present the Summer Flag Football Camp – August 10th-13th for ages 3-6 & 7-11.

QuickStart Sports is based in Ridgefield, Washington and aims to teach kids as young as three years old the basic skills, fundamentals, and rules of sports such as basketball, football, and tee ball. The curriculum-based programs and camps have an emphasis on core values and intensity levels are tailored by age group. QuickStart Sports is partnering with many Community Ed programs to host a flag football summer camps for two age groups: ages 3-6 and then ages 7-11. The next available camp is in Battle Ground August 10th-13th.  Don’t let your child miss this opportunity to learn, work on their football skills, and have fun while doing so!

For more information, please visit www.QuickStartSportsLLC.com, or Facebook: Facebook.com/QuickStartSportsLLC.

Lady Spudder Soccer Camp

soccer ballRidgefield High School girls’ soccer coaches and team run the Lady Spudder soccer camp that is put on every year for boys and girls from 4-13 years old. This year it will be August 10-13 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Ridgefield High School turf field. It’s a fundraiser for RHS girls’ soccer program. Camp includes improving skills in passing, shooting, ball work and scrimmaging.
Register here on the Ridgefield Community Education website. Cost is $50 and includes a camp t-shirt.

Background on team: Last year was the most successful year in RHS girls soccer history, placing third in the WIAA 2A State Tournament. Robby Trimbo will be going into his 6th season as head coach for the Lady Spudders after earning his National A License in coaching.

Road to Recovery Softball

The Sportsman’s is probably the only bar that sponsors a non drinking softball team, Road to Recovery.    softball

In all, there are four divisions with eight teams in each division, 32 teams total that will compete for the state championship. Their next game will be at Prairie field where they will be playing in a two day tournament to qualify for state. Show up and cheer them on.

The Sportsman’s is proud to be a sponsor and wishes R2R the best.

All League Soccer

Twelve 12 of our RHS Boys Soccer players were recognized on the All-League teams.

Co MVP – Max Hauser

1st Team
Jonathan Flury
Justin Stay
Brittan Gullickson
Bryn Moloney

2nd Team
Jason Osborn
Liam Knoeppel
Andrew Williams

Honorable Mention
Jay Williams
Jaren Pachl
Jacinto Baro
Max VanArnam

Girls Soccer

Recently the Pacific FC G00 Orange U14 Select Soccer Team competed in their final round of the Washington Cup Soccer Tournament.

They advanced to the Semi-Final Round before they were defeated 2-0.  Haley Dewitz, Kylie Greewald, Jolie Gullickson, and Faith Livsey play for the team and currently attend View Ridge Middle School.  All four girls look to play for the high school team next year.  The team is coached by Fred Jenkins and Dan True.

Golf Tournament for Girls’ Soccer

Ridgefield High School girls’ soccer is having a golf tournament/auction to raise money to help purchase uniforms and pay for travel expenses.  As you may already know, Ridgefield girls made it all the way to the final four for the first time in school history last season in Seattle. They brought home 3rd place out of 62 schools in their division.  They are excited to make our mark again for the 2015-2016 season.  Please join us for a fun filled day of golf to show your support! Contact Trina Latshaw, 360-597-8453, or tlatty21@gmail.com if you have any questions. Checks can be made out to RHS Boosters.  Deadline is May 11th – so register now!

Ridgefield High School Girls Soccer Golf Tournament and Auction, Friday, May 15th, 12 pm registration, 1 pm shotgun start.
$120 per player ($480 per team), includes golf, golf cart, food. Prizes to top winners.
Thank you and GO Lady Spuds!

Umpire local baseball and softball games and earn extra cash

Lower Columbia Umpire’s Association is recruiting men and women to umpire high school baseball and softball and local youth league baseball games (Cal Ripken & Babe Ruth). You will be trained and mentored and you control the schedule of dates and times you can umpire. We can also help you find and purchase new/used gear. In 2014 we had umpires earn up to $5,000 in one season!

To contact Lower Columbia Umpire’s Association: Email: lcua@comcast.net. Call/text: 360-751-5575.

Games begin in mid-March. LCUA will welcome new registrations through May. Make the right call…contact LCUA to find out more!

Strikers Win!

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This past weekend the Boys Pacific FC B98 U-16 Strikers won their Semifinal game on Saturday after overtime in the penalty kick round.

The following day they won 3-1 over Lake Hills to take the championship game in the Washington Founders Cup U-16 division.

The Strikers have four Ridgefield High School Students on the team that have played together since grade school.  These players: Drew Williams, Brittan Gullickson, Jason Osborn and Grant Jefferies are all sophomores and also play on the Spudder school team.

The Strikers are coached by Julie Williams and Kennan Burrus.  Good Job Guys!!

Little League

Little League

It’s time to sign up for Ridgefield Little League. Online registration is open until February 7.

There are five divisions: T-ball, ages 5-6; Pee Wee, ages 7-8; Minors, ages 9-10; Majors, ages 11-12; and Juniors, ages 13-14.

The season starts March 14, with a field prep day March 7. All games are played at Abrams Park, and coaches are needed.

Questions? Email rllwashington@gmail.com. For more information: www.RidgefieldLittleLeague.com.