Prep Roundup: Elma notches first v-ball win


Eagles win in five

ELMA — Emily Gibson put down 15 kills as Elma notched its first victory by outlasting Tenino, 26-24, 24-26, 25-23, 23-25, 15-11, in an Evergreen 1A League match Tuesday at Elma.

After splitting four extremely tight sets, the Eagles (1-3) led most of the way in the fifth.

“We did a lineup change and that improved our passing and communication,” Eagle coach Renee Volz said. “We played as a team and didn’t play individual games.”

Savana Horton and Bethany Lipska contributed seven and six kills, respectively, for the Eagles. Tara Frame and Brenna Miller had 100 percent serving nights.

Volz said the team received a lift from Leticia Martinez and Jordaan Hall, a pair of JV players elevated to the varsity.

Tenino took the JV match, 25-19, 21-25, 15-10.

The Eagles make the short trip to Montesano on Thursday.

Bulldogs in three

ROCHESTER — Setter Courtney Swan led her team in kills as Montessano swept past Rochester, 25-17, 25-15, 25-13, in an Evergreen 1A League contest Tuesday at Rochester.

Swan was credited with 10 kills, mostly on dumps and tips. Monte coach Debbie Gibson was otherwise underwhelmed with her team’s hitting.

“I felt like we were flat,” Gibson said. “I realize a win’s a win, but you’ve got to play better than that.”

Swan also had a 100 percent serving night, as did Megan Choate and Ambi Howell.

The Bulldog jayvees registered a 25-23, 25-5 victory, with Hunter Hancock cited for fine play.

Montesano (4-0, 6-0) hosts rival Elma on Thursday.

Grizzlies in three

A hot start put Hoquiam in the lead in the first set, but a lull in the second ushered in another restart of the Grizzlies’ offense en route to a three-set Evergreen 1A victory over Rainier, 25-7, 25-21, 25-14 ,at Hoquiam Square Garden on Tuesday.

Tiffani Dhooghe led Hoquiam (3-1, 5-1) with 13 kills and Angela Walker added eight kills. Chelsy Stewart brought up 12 digs, Jessica Madison served nine aces and Megan Gibson dished out 23 assists.

“We really came out and set the pace in the first game,” HHS head coach Christine Nelson said. “In the second game, Rainier got back on track and gave us a game. We got more energy and began playing again in the third.”

Nelson cited Dhooghe and Walker for their play on offense.

In the junior varsity match, Hoquiam won in three.

On Thursday, Hoquiam travels to Tenino.

Elks win in four

AMANDA PARK — Lake Quinault survived a tough test before remaining unbeaten with a 25-20, 24-26, 25-19, 25-15, in a Coastal League victory over Mary M. Knight on Tuesday.

“Mary M. Knight is a very game team,” Quinault coach Jacky Stankwitz noted. “They worked against our weaknesses and it made for a tough night.”

Quinault’s Jessica Rushing and Annber Neeland were cited for hustle and hitting.

The Elks (5-0) host Taholah on Thursday.

Chitwhins in three

TAHOLAH — Taholah took over this Coastal League contest aggressively against Wishkah and was rewarded with a sweep, 25-15, 25-18, 25-22, on Tuesday night.

Rachel Cheney was cited for her net play and finished with five kills for the Chitwhins (4-1, 4-1). Payton West was cited for all-around play and Dani Zembal for hitting by the Loggerettes (0-5, 0-6).

“It was such a positive night; we had a great time playing Wishkah,” Taholah head coach Jinny Marchand said. “It was good sportsmanship on both sides. Every time we play them, it is a good time.”

“We started to communicate a little bit better, but we’re working on that,” Wishkah coach Tove Reibel said. “We need to be more aggressive at the net.”

On Thursday, Taholah travels to Lake Quinault. On Saturday, Wishkah hosts its Dig Pink Tournament.

Indians win in three

SOUTH BEND — Solid in all areas of the game, South Bend thumped North Beach, 25-3, 25-6, 25-10, in a Pacific League match Tuesday at Koplitz Fieldhouse.

“We played really well all the way around,” South Bend coach Jackie Sanchez said. “It was a good night of passing the ball, serving the ball and attacking the ball.”

Makenzie Russell paced the Tribe (4-0, 5-1) with six aces and 12 kills. Emily Sanchez added four kills and six digs. Setter Myranda Curtis was cited for running the offense.

The Indians served 95 percent as a team, with Maddie Klus connecting on all 15 of her serves.

South Bend won the JV match, 25-17, 25-14. The C squad match ended in a two-game split.

The Indians visit Willapa Valley on Thursday. The Hyaks (0-5) will be off until Tuesday, when they journey to Ocosta.

Gulls in three

NASELLE — Raymond took care of business on the road against Naselle, bringing home a 25-14, 25-13, 25-16 Pacific League victory on Tuesday night.

The Gulls were led by Kira Dunsmoor, who was cited for her play at the net, both blocking and hitting.

“We set the tone, served well and got them into passing trouble,” Raymond head coach Bob Swogger said. “We were able to run our offense pretty effectively.”

In the junior varsity match, Naselle won in three.

On Thursday, Raymond (2-2, 3-4) hosts Northwest Christian.

Vikings fall in three

LACEY — Decisively avenging a loss in the Raymond Invitational, Northwest Christian handed Willapa Valley its first Pacific League loss, 25-21, 25-15, 25-13, on Tuesday in Lacey.

“I think that’s a tough place to play,” Valley coach Lori Snodgrass said of NWC’s gym. “If you don’t go there and play your absolute best, it’s tough to walk away with a win. Tonight, we were just flat.”

Valley’s Lauren Friese put 100 percent of her serves into play.

The teams split two games in a junior varsity match.

The Vikings (3-1, 3-2) play host to South Bend on Thursday.


Knights 170, Eagles 177

ELMA — King’s Way Christian picked up medalist honors from Parth Patel’s 41 at Oaksridge Golf Course on Tuesday, but host Elma made the Knights work for the win in this Evergreen 1A match.

All eight scoring golfers shot 46-under on the day, with both teams getting all four of their scoring golfers within three strokes of each other. Patel led King’s Way with a 41, while Mitch Helland led Elma with a 43.

“We just got to keep working hard on the short game and we’ll be right there,” Elma head coach Erik Lindley said. Lindley cited Helland and Jason Sayler for their performances.

On Thursday, Elma hosts LaCenter.

King’s Way Christian (170) — Chris Crenshaw 43, Clayton Rajewich 42, Zach Rohrer 46, Ryan McLean 44, Parth Patel 41, Jacob Zeman 54.

Elma (177) — Austin Neary 44, Zach Wroughton 46, Mitch Helland 43, Austin Cristelli 50, Jason Sayler 44, Bryson Burrows 49.

Beavers 181, Grizzlies 213

OCEAN SHORES — Woodland’s Tanner Huddleston and Ryan Sturdivan each took advantage of the long, driveable holes at Ocean Shores Golf Course to earn medalist honors and lead the Beavers past Hoquiam in this Evergreen 1A match on Tuesday.

Huddleston and Sturdivan each shot a 44 to earn medalist honors, while Hoquiam’s Tristan Stutesman shot a 48 to lead the hosts.

Hoquiam switched home courses on Tuesday due to Highland Golf Course’s work on its greens.

“We had been the mark of consistency over the last couple of matches — 212-213,” HHS head coach Larry Dublanko said. “We’re in a rut. Tristan has been consistent this season and moved up from the No. 5 spot to the No. 1 spot.”

On Thursday, Hoquiam travels to Green Meadows County Club in Vancouver to take on King’s Way Christian.

Woodland (181) — Tanner Huddleston 44, Hayden Huddleston 48, Ryan Sturdivan 44, Jon Watts 46, Dalton Burnett 47, Dustin Schimelpfnet 62.

Hoquiam (213) — Tristan Stutesman 48, Zach Emerson 55, Josh Bishop 51, Dylan Kaczmarczyk 59, Nick Nagala 69, Mac Najar 64.

Wildcats 174, Bulldogs 219

RIDGEFIELD — With all six players scoring in the 40s, La Center trounced Montesano in a Southwest Washington 1A League match Tuesday at the Tri-Mountain Golf Course.

No Bulldog broke 50. Kyler Landry was low for the Bulldogs with a 51.

“We seem to be headed a little bit in the wrong direction right now as a team, but it was a good experience for my new kids to get out and play an unfamiliar golf course,” Monte coach Lloyd Aldrich said.

The Bulldogs face Kalama and Woodland on Thursday. Originally scheduled for Elma, that contest has been moved to Kalama.

Montesano (219) — Kyler Landry 51, Cody Zillyette 53, Nolan Walker 55, Jacob Hliboki 60, Maguire Cavanaugh 62, Tyler Stott 63.

La Center (174) — Derick Rivers 43, Zach Brown 45, Andrew Doiron 43, Keaton Wilbanks 48, Sam Yates 49, Michael Yurecka 43.

JV — Nolan Anderson low for Montesano with 46.