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18 -'-'-'OCTOBER 31, 20i8 GoLDENDALE, WASHINGTON s win run JARYD OLINE / GOLDENDALE SENTINEL Left: Junior Sterling Beasley makes his way up the hill during last Thursday's South Central Athletic Conference District Meet while senior Lucas Anderson follows right behind. Right: The Goldendale girls team of, from left, assistant coach Randall Jones, Abby Hedges; Ellie Rising, Jade Smith, Kimberly Chestnut, Savannah Ross, and head coach Juli Rising, pose for a 3icture shortly after the girls three-mile race ended. JARYD CLINE i SPORTS EDITOR Last season, the Goldendale boys and girls cross country made school history, both ad- vancing to the state meet for the first time in the same year. After strong runs from both the boys and girls teams during district title. "Our goal all year has been to win districts so we've been work- ing really hard," junior Jade Smith said. The girls, led by the top finish from Rising, a fourth place mark from Abby Hedges, a sixth place finish from Kimberly Chestnut, a 10th place showing from Smith, last Thursday's District Meet in and an 18th place finish from Sa- Cowiche, both teams will be back vannah Ross, saw their months at state for the second straight of hard work pay off in a mat- season That's not the only history that ter of minutes as they took the podium as the top squad in the was made last week at the Apple 12-team South Central Athletic Ridge Course in Highland. Led Conference. by the individual district title With 35 cumulative team from Ellie Rising, the four other points, the girls held off Roy- Goldendale girls diabbed the Fab al's 50, and crushed ,the rest: of Five turned in impressive runs the competition as the Wolves and helped the team capture Gol- and Knights were the. only two den dple's first girls cross country! schools to finish with less than 100 points. "My jaw dropped," Rising said. just making state, but winning With the top finish, the team "I was shocked the boys made it. districts, has been on their qualified for the second straight For us to still finish in third, the minds for longer than just this year to this weekend's state other boys really stepped up. season. meet in Pasco, which kicks off With a few runners recovering "All year that's been their with the 1B/2B girls race at 10 from illnesses, Goldendale got goal," Rising said. "Even since a.m. big contributions from junior the end of last year." The district champion girls Sterling Beasley, who was the Knowing they could have a will also be joined at state by, first Goldendale boy to finish special situation with a Strong the Goldendale boys, whose 110 the three-mile race, Sophomore group of five runners who all points was just enough to secure Austin Williams, and freshman are part of the class of 2020, the third place and a state bid after Alden Williams, who both set girls stuck it out, dominated in holding off fourth place Wah- new personal record times and every league meet this season, luke (111) by just one point and helped the team grab the state and capped the year with the fifth place Royal (112) by two bid byjust one point, district title. points. "It was pretty amazing," Ris- "It's exhausting but it's amaz- Unsure if they had made the ing added. "I've never seen any- ing at the same time," Ross said cut, head coach Juli Rising and thing that close." shortly after the run. "You put in all the Goldendale fans and ath- All 11 Goldendale runners these months of work and it just letes were stunned upon hearing season con tinued for another pays off at the end and it's like the team announced as the third week and some will run at the a rainbow at the finish." place finishers, taking the third state meet for the third-consec- and final SCAC state bid. utive season. For the girls, not See XC page 17 ii !ii iiiiii!iiiiiiii ! !!i i iilii< Law Enforcement Endorsements Klickitat County Sheriff since 2015 to present Klickitat County Sheriff's Office Employees 18 years ofuppel level law enforcement White Salmon- Bingen Police Dept Employees management Academy Graduate, FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA Academy in Criminal Justice, Service Goldendale Police Department Employees Law Enforcement Union, AFSCME, AFL-CIO Skamania County Sheriff David Brown Former Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Kindler Former White Salmon Police Chief Ned Kindler Former White Salmon Bingen Police Chief Tracy Wyckoff Additional Endorsements ReCeived Primary Election Endorsement from WA State Farm Bureau , Lyle Against Substance AS C) of Goldendale American Legion Post 0116 376 signed Citizen Endorsements an honor to serve as your Sheriff If you re-elect me, I will continue working in a partnership with citizens of Klicta'tat County and be accountable to you for the spending of Law Enforcement dollars. I won't forget that you pay my salary and that I work for you. I am requesting your vote in the general election on November 6th. "' Paid for by committee to Re-Elect Bob Songer (R) for Sheriff PO Box 1688, Goldendale, WA 98620 509-261-0433 t