Run planned for Hoquiam
The Ho Ho Hoquiam Penguin Classic Run is scheduled for Dec. 7 in Hoquiam.
Registration is scheduled for 9 a.m., with races at 10. The runs begin and end at the 7th Street Theatre.
Twin Harbors CCA to meet
The Twin Harbors Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Montesano Timberland Library.
Guest speakers from Nature Conservancy will talk about the Grays Harbor gillnet recovery project. Other fishing issues will be discussed at the meeting, which is open to the public.
State soccer champions crowned
University Prep of Seattle won the state 1A girls soccer championship Saturday with a 3-2 victory over King’s of Shoreline at Shoreline Stadium.
Other state soccer champions included Crosspoint Academy, which took a 7-6 decison over Adna and topped Bear Creek, 1-0 in the title game of the Class B tourney; Sumner (a 2-0 winner over Bellingham in the 2A finals), Liberty of Issaquah (2-1 over Kamiakin in the 3A title game) and Central Valley of Spokane (3-2 over Issaquah in the 4A final).
Timbers toppled by Real Salt Lake
PORTLAND —Real Salt Lake punched its ticket to its second MLS Cup in five years by earning a 1-0 victory over the Portland Timbers at Jeld-Wen Field on Sunday.
The Claret and Cobalt hoisted the Philip F. Anschutz trophy in 2009 by topping the Los Angeles Galaxy on penalties in their first-ever MLS Cup appearance, and Robbie Findley granted the club an opportunity to repeat that feat by nabbing the lone goal of the club’s Western Conference second leg.
Real Salt Lake was in the driver’s seat after running out to a 4-2 victory at Rio Tinto Stadium in the opening leg, but the visitors effectively cemented their place in the title match when Findley broke the deadlock in the 29th minute of play.
Timbers goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, who had performed so admirably for the club all season, shouldered much of the blame for the goal as he parried a shot from Luis Gil directly into the path of Findley, who followed up on the shot to slam home the rebound from close range.
It proved to be all Salt Lake would need as Nick Rimando and his back-line kept a clean sheet to advance to MLS Cup on the back of a stout defensive performance.
Real Salt Lake will take on Sporting Kansas City in Kansas City in the MLS finale.