Bobcat boys win
A confident Capital boys team came into Makarenko Park in Cosmopolis looking to knock off the reigning Evergreen 2A boys champions, Aberdeen, but the Bobcats defended their home course with a 26-29 victory in a league dual meet on Wednesday.
Aberdeen’s Poli Baltazar won the boys race at 15:08, with teammate Frank Book second overall. The Bobcats placed three of their five scoring runners in the top five and scattered the Cougars final three runners to claim the wafer-thin win.
“The boys are peaking at the right time,” AHS head coach Sherrie Green said. “Every single runner, boys and girls, varsity and junior varsity, had their personal best times today. Coming into this meet, the expectation from Capital was they were going to beat us. You can tell from their confidence even in warmups that they expected to win. So, for the boys, this was their best race we’ve ever seen them do.”
In the girls race, Capital swept the top four spots. Lunden Lisherness led Aberdeen with a fifth-place finish.
On Wednesday, Aberdeen will travel to the Deschutes River Ranch in Olympia for the Evergreen 2A League meet.
Bobcats 26, Cougars 29
Aberdeen (26) — 1. Poli Baltazar, 15:08. 2. Frank Book, 15:55. 5. Joseph Bowley, 16:47. 8. Uriel Espino, 17:40. 10. Sam Stipic, 18:05.
Capital (29) — 3. Ben Monk, 16:11. 4. Shay Temple, 16:37. 6. Amos Christenson, 17:34. 7. Nick Mallott, 17:39. 9. Ryan Knutzen, 17:56.
Cougars 15, Bobcats Inc.
Top-Six Finishers — 1. Eliza Ramsey (Cap), 20:45. 2. Nicole Heartman (Cap), 20:48. 3. Christine Maggi (Cap), 23:02. 4. Cheyanne Nigrete (Cap), 23:03. 5. Lunden Lisherness (Abe), 23:16. 6. Selena Alvarado (Abe), 23:25.
Bobcats 136, Hawks 36
Winning every event, Aberdeen’s swimmers celebrated their final home meet by swamping undermanned River Ridge in an Evergreen 2A Conference meet Wednesday at the YMCA of Grays Harbor.
Danielle Rowe won two individual events and Shayna Wilson, Darryl Craig, Josey Butcher, Hannah Bortel, Molly Rabung, Naomi Wolfenberger and diver Amber Rosche´one apiece for the Bobcats (3-4, 3-5).
Aberdeen coaches Jan Simons and April Heikkila saluted seniors Bortel, Craig, Wilson, Rosche´ and Jordan Wolfe in their home finale.
The Bobcats face Black Hills and Tumwater a week from today at Tumwater.
200 medley relay — 2:22.04 — Aberdeen (Davison, Wolfenberger, Butcher, Hurd), Aberdeen, River Ridge. 200 free — 2:23.45 — Rowe (A), Rabung (A), Lampman (RR),l Conrad (A), Brenner (RR). 200 IM — 3:07.14 — Craig (A), Mellon-Jackson (A), Luzzi (A). 50 free — 28.37 — Wilson (A), Bortel (A), Harris (RR), McGuire (RR), Watts (RR). Diving — 185.35 — Rosche’ (A), Wolfenberger (A). 100 fly — 1:24.02 — Butcher (A), Craig (A), Neely (RR).
100 free — 1:08.71 — Bortel (A), Hurd (A), Harris (RR), Watts (RR), Helms (RR). 500 free — 6:30.49 — Rowe (A), West (A), Holt (A), Lampman (RR), Brooks (RR). 200 free relay — 2:19.13 — Aberdeen (Wolfe, Bortel, Craig, Wilson), Aberdeen, River Ridge. 100 back — 1:18.28 — Rabung (A), Brooks (RR), Butcher (A), Neely (RR). 100 breast — 1:28.26 — Wolfenberger (A), Davison (A), Rosche’ (A), Brenner (RR). 400 free relay — 5:07.51 — Aberdeen (Wilson, Butcher, Conrad, Sampson), Aberdeen, River Ridge.
MONTESANO — Starting with its serving, Montesano produced a very consistent night of volleyball in sweeping Tenino 25-12, 25-11, 25-12 in Evergreen 1A play on Wednesday night.
Kendra Warnock and Miranda Floch each smacked down seven kills, with Warnock serving up five aces. As a team, Montesano (7-1, 9-1) finished with 17 aces in three games.
“I thought, offensively, this was one of our most consistent nights,” Montesano head coach Debbie Gibson said. “I thought we passed well, which allowed us to run an offense. We served well and kept them on the defense.”
Courtney Swan dished out 17 assists and brought up six digs and Megan Choate added eight digs.
In the junior varsity match, Montesano won, 25-8, 25-10. Valentina Loyola was cited for defense.
On Monday, Montesano hosts Forks.
Elks in four
AMANDA PARK — Lake Quinault established early control, got its younger players into a set to get some playing time and walked away with a 25-12, 25-12, 20-25, 25-20 Coastal League victory over Mary M. Knight on Wednesday night.
“When the momentum was on our side of the court, we played hard,” Lake Quinault head coach Jacky Stankwitz said. “I had a few of the younger girls play in the third set.”
Tiffini Rotter and Mikaila Blackburn were cited for all-around play and Jessica Rushing was cited for hustle.
On Tuesday, Lake Quinault (9-0, 10-0) travels to rival Taholah.