Prep roundup: Aberdeen cross country splits


Bobcats boys split

OLYMPIA — Running on a new course that featured hills, logs and varied terrain not normally seen during an Evergreen 2A dual meet, Aberdeen’s boys knocked off Black Hills, but couldn’t split up Chehalis at Deschutes River Ranch in Olympia on Wednesday.

The Bobcats beat the Wolves, 24-35, but lost to the Bearcats by the same score. In the girls meet, Black Hills was the only school to field a full team. The course featured two steep hills that runners had to navigate twice. The runners also had to leap over logs twice.

Aberdeen’s Poli Baltazar won the boys 3-kilometer race at 16:04, with three Chehalis runners right behind him. The Bobcats’ Lunden Lisherness was fourth in the girls race, leading the two-girl team. Selena Alvarado finished sixth for AHS.

“We knew going in we had to break up Chehalis and we didn’t do that,” AHS head coach Sherrie Green said. “It was a brand new, more difficult, course for us. It is a nice course, but it was difficult. The girls, I was impressed with both of them. They both ran really well and finished in great spots.”

On Saturday, Aberdeen will travel to Yakima’s Sunfair Invitational.


Aberdeen 24, Black Hills 35

Chehalis 24, Aberdeen 35

Top-Five Overall: 1. Poli Baltazar (A) 16:04. 2. Dallas Snyder (Che) 16:46. 3. Danny Robertson (Che) 17:12. 4. Denver Parker (Che) 17:13. 5. Brandon Huntsley (BH) 17:25.

Aberdeen — 6. Frank Book, 17:45. 8. Joseph Bowley, 18:11. 14. Sam Stipic, 19:13. 15. Aaron Martinez, 19:23.


Black Hills 15, Aberdeen Inc., Chehalis Inc.

Top-Five Overall: 1. Danielle Won (BH) 21:46. 2. Tori Weeks (Che) 23:25. 3. Sandy Fox (BH) 24:50. 4. Lunden Lisherness (A) 25:02. 5. Madi Torrell (BH) 25:57.

Aberdeen — 6. Selena Alvarado, 26:09.


Bobcats 5, Hawks 1

Aberdeen brought up several junior varsity players to register a victory over River Ridge in an Evergreen 2A Confrerence finals on Wednesday at the Sam Benn Courts.

“We got a lot of varsity letters played today,” AHS head coach Andy Duffy said. Duffy cited senior Brian Flores, a second-year player who got his first varsity win, a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Dante Taylor.

The Bobcats finished league play with a 7-5 record. They open subdistrict play Wednesday at Centralia.

Dillon Rowe (A) def. Daniel Lee 6-2, 6-0. Dominic Salick (A) def. Dion Taylor 6-0, 6-0. Brian Flores (A) def. Dante Taylor 6-0, 6-0. Kevin Gardner-Jac Cooper (A) def. Chris Jackson-Leonard Pingol 6-4, 6-3. Cody Swor-Bobby Rowe (A) def. Kurt Price-Ben Oliver 6-2, 6-1. Kevin Martin-Matt Lee (RR) def. Juan Vanegas-Joey Park 6-3, 6-4.


Bulldogs in three

RAINIER — Coming off a tough five-set loss to Hoquiam, Montesano traveled to Rainier and came away with a 25-23, 25-17, 25-20 Evergreen 1A win on Wednesday night.

“We played well enough to win, but we’re struggling with our play right now,” Montesano head coach Debbie Gibson said. “We need to get back to basics. I take some of the responsibility. I need to do a better job of coaching to our strengths.

“We have a big tournament on Saturday that will test what we’re made of,” Gibson added. “There will be some tough competition. I hope we can step up and play better volleyball.”

The Bulldogs improved to 6-1 in league and 8-1 overall.

In the junior varsity match, Montesano won 25-19, 23-25, 15-11. Shianne Cavanaugh was cited for fine play.

On Saturday, Montesano will be at the R.A. Long Tournament.

Elks in three

AMANDA PARK — Hosting North Beach in a non-league match, Lake Quinault used aggressive net play to score a 25-16, 25-15, 25-18 victory on Wednesday night.

“(We) played a very controlled match againt a very scrappy North Beach squad,” Quinault head coach Jacky Stankwitz said. “The Elks played well together. Our ball control was on tonight. Our sets were on. Hannah Allen, in the third set, took control at the net.”

Allen led the Elks (8-0 overall) with eight hits and was cited for aggression at the net. Haylee Erdman was also cited for 100 percent serving.

The Hyaks (0-7) host Naselle tonight.On Tuesday, Quinault hits the road to take on Wishkah.