Grizzlies drop season finale; Elks romp


Spartans 10, Grizzlies 7

FORKS — Forks scored in the fourth quarter to spoil Hoquiam’s season finalé in an Evergreen 1A League contest Friday night at Forks.

The Grizzlies (1-5, 2-7) rushed for 254 yards but were plagued by turnovers.

They were intercepted five times and lost three fumbles.

Devin Kelly was the leading rusher for the Grizzlies with 24 carries for 220 yards. He scored the only Grizzly touchdown in the second quarter on a 75-yard run and kicked the PAT as well.

Forks (3-3, 4-5) notched a field goal in the first quarter and a TD with a PAT to end the scoring. Despite the win, the Spartans were eliminated from playoff contention by Montesano’s victory over Elma.

Hoquiam defensive standouts were Tahj Malone and Kenny Wakefield.

“It was a tight affair,” said HHS coach Rick Moore. “Some calls hurt us down the stretch at inopportune times. The kids played hard and with great intensity.”

Moore cited Brenner Carlstrom and Chase Watters for fine offensive play.

Elks 64, Acorns 22

OAKVILLE — Pulling away 42-8 by halftime, Lake Quinault racked up 473 total yards of offense to roll past Oakville in a non-league game on Friday at Oakville.

Dylan Dorhofer led the rushing attack with 201 yards and three TDs.

He opened the scoring with a 50-yard run in the first quarter, and added a 64-yard run and a 2-yard run in the second quarter.

Dorhofer also threw a TD pass to Julio Silva in the third quarter. He made two 2-point conversions for the Elks (3-4).

Kobe Kalama added a first quarter TD for 35 yards and threw a 54-yard strike to Dylan Lines, who ran it into the end zone in the second quarter. Kalama added a 15-yard TD run in the second quarter and made a 2-point conversion.

Enrique Arreguin made a 1-yard TD run in the third quarter and also added a 2-point conversion. Chayton Johnson completed the scoring for the Elks with a 7-yard TD run.

Dylan Lines was the leading receiver for the Elks with 102 yards. He also made 12 tackles. Dorhofer added 10 tackles and three sacks.

“We came out flat on the first drive,” said Elk head coach Darren Marshall. “After that, we scored on every drive and picked it up defensively. In the second half, we got to play a lot of different guys.”

Marshall praised eighth-grader Levi Booth and freshman Anthony Ramirez for blocking and defensive hustle.

There is a possibility of Lake Quinault playing another non-league game on Monday before the season ends.


Subdistrict meet

LACEY — Four Aberdeen swimmers and a Hoquiam student earned district berths in the Subdistrict 2A Meet on Friday at the River Ridge High School pool.

Aberdeen’s Lauren Dunn won the girls 100-yard backstroke. Her time of 1:27.78 also met district qualifying standards.

Hannah Mellon-Jackson, a Hoquiam sophomore who competes during the regular season for Aberdeen but represents HHS in postseason competition, took the 500-yard freestyle in 7:31.42. She also qualified for district with a third-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:36.78).

Aberdeen’s Sukhmeen Jandu advanced in two events. She was second in the 200 individual medley (3:08.58) and 100 backstroke (1:28.11).

Other Bobcat qualifiers included Kaitlyn Hammonds, who advanced by both place (second) and time (1:29.97) in the 100 butterfly and Shana Conrad, who was fourth in the 200 IM.

The district meet is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Evergreen State College pool.

“There were a lot of athletes this year competing at subdistricts and the competition was tight,” Bobcat assistant coach April Heikkila said.

She praised Dunn and Hammonds for meeting district time standards. Conrad, Jandu, Hannah Palmer, Magin Chesley and Analei Holt were also cited for personal-best times.


Chokers lose in three

LAKEWOOD — Grays Harbor College battled through injuries but fell to Pierce College, 25-13, 25-14, 25-23, in NWAACC Western Division play on Friday at Lakewood.

Grays Harbor’s Kendra Weiler had five kills and three blocks. Tiffani Dhooghe added four kills and 13 digs. Kendell Kelnhofer came up with 12 assists and eight digs for the Chokers (0-10, 8-20). Brittany Flohr contributed 11 digs.

“We’ve been battling through injuries and have had a different lineup each game,” said Choker head coach Christine Nelson. “The first two games tonight, we were getting used to a new lineup. In the third game, we started to play with a lot more energy.”

Nelson praised Chelsy Stewart and Alex Bergesen for fine play.

On Wednesday, the Chokers will hit the road to Tacoma.