Bobcats 115, T-Birds 70
With a state-qualifying relay time providing the highlight, Aberdeen concluded an unbeaten season by beating Tumwater in an Evergreen 2A Conference finalé Wednesday at the YMCA of Grays Harbor pool.
The Bobcats, who had clinched the league title last week, ended their dual meet season at 10-0.
Aberdeen’s 200-yard medley relay foursome of Emily May, Mari Rabung, Taylor Jones and Danielle Rowe met state-qualifying standards with a winning time of 2:01.65.
May, a freshman, also captured the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard backstroke. Classmate Mari Rabung won the 100 breaststroke.
Junior Danielle Rowe was another double individual winner, in the 50 and 100 freestyles. Taylor Jones (100 butterfly) and Linnea Davison (200 free) were Aberdeen’s other individual event victors.
Aberdeen’s Bonnie Rowe had a 10-second drop on her personal best in the 500 free. Bobcat coach Jan Simons also noted district-qualifying times by Sukhhmeen Jandu in the 100 butterfly and Samantha Sampson in the 100 breast.
Bobcats who have yet to earn district berths will compete in the subdistrict meet Friday at River Ridge.
200 medley relay — 2:01.65 — Aberdeen (May, Mari Rabung, Jones, D. Rowe), Tumwater, Aberdeen. 200 free — 2:23.47 — L. Davison (A), Howard (T), Brown (T), Hurd (A), West (A). 200 IM — 2:28.28 — May (A), Otton (T), Wolfenberger (A), K. Holt (A), Hougan (T). 50 free — 27.47 — D. Rowe (A), Jones (A), Bowles (T), Molly Rabung (A), Henderson (T). Diving — 166.65 — Senior (T), Bowles (T), Wolfenberger (A), Mari Rabung (A). 100 fly — 1:07.25 — Jones (A), Graham (A), Butcher (A), Thom (T), Brown (T).
100 free — 1:00.35 — D. Rowe (A), Otton (T), K. Holt (A), L. Davison (A), Carmichael (T). 500 free — 6:35.0 — Henderson (T), B. Rowe (A), West (A), Senior (T), Jones (T). 200 free relay — 1:52.89 — Tumwater (Howard, Bowles, Henderson, Otton), Aberdeen, Aberdeen. 100 back — 1:08.79 — May (A), A. Davison (A), Butcher (A), Kemper (T), Jones (T). 100 breast — 1:19.28 — Mari Rabung (A), Crosby (T), Sampson (A), Hougan (T), Giron (A). 400 free relay — Aberdeen (D. Rowe, K. Holt, May, Jones), Tumwater, Tumwater.
Eagles 4, Wildcats 0
ELMA — Elma finished off the regular season with a salvo to Rochester to match — win or we’ll take the Evergreen 1A League title for ourselves — on Wednesday night against Ocosta.
The Eagles finished with a 14-2 record and at least a share of the league title. If the Warriors beat Adna tonight, they’ll share the league crown and take the No. 1 seed entering next week’s district tournament by virtue of a season sweep of Elma.
If Rochester wins, Elma will open the district tournament at Stewart Field in Aberdeen against Castle Rock on Tuesday.
After a scoreless first half, Brooke Goldsmith had a hat trick for the Eagles in the second half — goals in the 41st, 59th and 76th minutes. Maddie Newberry assisted on Goldsmith’s third goal.
Lexie Whipple, a defender, scored for Elma in the 63rd minute when a corner kick was cleared back to her and she sent it back into the upper right corner of the goal from 25 yards out.
“(Ocosta) came in with a game plan to stop us from scoring. They had all of their defense — 7-8 players — in the box,” Elma head coach Chris Schumacher said. “In the second half, we needed to play the ball back to open up the field and it gave us more freedom.”
“They finished better and we were wore out, playing two games in a row with just one sub,” Ocosta head coach Mike King said. “We were exhausted. I was pleased with our effort. We had a couple of opportunities in the first half. We did get six shots, which was an improvement over last time, when we had zero.”
Ocosta goalkeeper Lexie Schmeling finished with 12 saves — six in each half. Coach King cited Mikayla Sunde, Shelby Henness, Corrina Perry, Courtney Rutzer and Ashley Scott-Hepner for their defensive work in the first half.
On Tuesday, Ocosta will travel to Tenino for a non-league match at 6 p.m.
Tribe wins in three
SOUTH BEND — A well-balanced attack helped South Bend trounce Naselle, 25-17, 25-8, 25-15, in a Pacific League finalé on Wednesday at Koplitz Fieldhouse.
Kathryn Staats led South Bend hitters with seven kills. Makenzie Russell added six kills and 10 blocks, Kessa Wilson five kills and Emily Sanchez four kills for the Indians (10-2, 11-3).
Tribe libero Maddie Klus went 23-of-23 serving and was also cited for outstanding and defense.
“We focused on really attacking the ball — pass, set, hit,” South Bend coach Jackie Sanchez said. “I was really pleased with how we passed and set and we did a really nice job of blocking.”
South Bend also took the JV match, 26-24, 25-21. The C squad match ended in a split, with South Bend winning the first set, 25-13 and losing the second, 25-9.
The league runner-up, South Bend draws a first-round district bye and will host a quarterfinal match at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Koplitz Fieldhouse.
Wolves in three
Aberdeen finished out the regular season at Sam Benn Gym on Wednesday night with Senior Night just before Black Hills came away with a 25-19, 25-12, 25-16 Evergreen 2A win.
The season ends for the Bobcats with a 0-12, 0-14 record.
“It is the end of the season, but the girls really showed great hustle and ball pursuit,” AHS head coach Wilma Weber said. “We just can’t put the ball away. That’s the story of our season. The girls never gave up, always came ready to play, willing to sacrifice.”
Seniors McKenzie Martin, Lily Walsh, Kiana Dixon, Maddy Farrer and Alexis Miranda were honored prior to the match.
“It isn’t easy to show up when your record is what it is, but these girls will be successful in life. They never quit,” Weber said.
Black Hills won the junior varsity match (25-17, 25-13) and the C Squad match (25-13, 19-25, 15-3).
Vikings in three
MENLO — Experimenting with different combinations, Willapa Valley closed out its Pacific League volleyball season with a 25-20, 25-17, 25-13 win over Raymond on Wednesday at Tenoski Gym.
“In our first two (sets), we tried a totally new rotation we hadn’t used before,” Valley coach Lori Snodgrass said. “In the third game, we went back to our normal rotation and they seemed a little more comfortable with that.”
Mackenzie Trotter and Karli Friese were cited by Snodgrass for fine all-around matches. Trotter went 16-of-16 from the service line, hit three aces and was also commended for her net play. Friese had five kills, led the team in digs and had a 100 percent success ratio on serve-receive passing.
Emily Fluke was cited for setting for the the Vikings (8-4, 9-5).
Raymond coach Bob Swogger said his team passed well in the beginning of the match.
“Then we kind of lost our mental focus at the end, stopped attacking and stopped passing the ball,” Swogger said.
He praised seniors Hannah Dykes and Alex Gilbert for their contributions and leadership.
Valley won the JV match, 25-7, 25-9. Raymond took the C squad match.
Third in the league, the Vikings will open district competition at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of the Central League runner-up (either Morton/White Pass or Adna).
Raymond concluded its season at 2-10 in league and 2-12 overall.
Hyaks win in four
WESTPORT — North Beach grabbed the Pacific 2B League No. 4 seed into next week’s district tournament by winning this final league match, 29-27, 21-25, 25-21, 25-20, over host Ocosta on Wednesday.
“We didn’t serve well. We didn’t hit the ball well,” Ocosta head coach Barb Rasmus said. “(North Beach) hit it right at us and they’ve improved tremendously this season.”
Emily Hurlburt led the Wildcats with seven kills and 11 digs and Kate Christensen added 100 percent serving. On Senior Night, seniors Josey Palmer (19-of-20 serves), Alexa Sweeney (11 digs), Kami Strode (11 blocks) and Becke Shurtz (four blocks) were cited.
On Tuesday’s district tournament openers, North Beach (5-7, 5-10) will travel to Toutle Lake to take on the Central 2B League’s No. 5 seed and Ocosta (4-8, 5-9) will travel to Northwest Christian to face the Central’s No. 4 seed.