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By Andrew Christiansen

Timberwolves and Pirates test early season form at Apple Ridge


Andrew Christiansen

KEEPING PACE: Goldendale's David Gunkel, center and Mykhail Lembke, right ran together at the start of the first 3-mile race at Apple Ridge, Saturday. Lembke finished the race in 23rd place at 19 minutes, 19.4 seconds with Gunkel 29th at 19:28.9. Eleven Timberwolves and four Bickleton Pirates competed in the three varsity races.

Runners from 25 high schools and nine middle schools invaded the orchards of Cowiche for the Apple Ridge Run on a sunny Saturday with fall colors just beginning to emerge. Among the throng were 11 runners from Goldendale High School, four from Bickleton and one middle school runner from Goldendale. With a variety of ways to run the hilly course, varsity runners entered one of three, three-mile races.

Goldendale boys were led by Dillon Rising with a 17:58.3 in the second varsity group, good enough for 18th place. Also in that group were teammates Ricky Shurtleff, 23:58.3, and Adeline Henry, 27:38.4.

All four Bickleton boys also entered race two as Coach Chase Rost picked the course he expe...

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