Grizzlies win in three
ROCHESTER — Chelsy Stewart contributed 15 kills and 10 digs as Hoquiam maintained its share of the Evergreen 1A League lead with a 25-13, 25-23, 25-13 win at Rochester on Tuesday night.
Tiffani Dhooghe added seven kills, Mikaila Johnson six kills and Megan Gibson 25 assists for the Grizzlies (7-1, 9-1).
Grizzly coach Christine Nelson said her club prevailed despite some inconsistency.
“At times we played real well,” Nelson said. “We were very up and down tonight.”
Hoquiam won the JV match in two sets and the C squad contest in three.
The Grizzlies return home Thursday to face Elma.
T-Birds top Cats
TUMWATER — Second-ranked Tumwater rolled past Aberdeen, 25-5, 25-11, 25-17, in an Evergreen 2A Conference match Tuesday at Tumwater.
Bobcat coach Wilma Weber noted that her team improved upon its performance in the previous meeting with the T-Birds.
“The score doesn’t show it, but we came to compete,” she said. “We had many long rallies. Obviously, Tumwater’s the marquee team in the league.”
Alahna Weber topped the Bobcats (4-4, 4-6) with seven kills and five digs. Brittany Flohr brough up eight digs, while Lily Walsh handed out five assists. Aberdeen’s Heather Dublanko was credited with outstanding passing.
Tumwater also took the junior varsity (25-12, 25-16) and C squad (25-17, 25-19) matches.
The Bobcats remain on the road Thursday to face Chehalis.
Wildcats win in three
RAYMOND — Becke Shurtz had nine kills and eight blocks — including three straight blocks at one stage — as Ocosta downed Raymond, 25-23, 25-14, 25-22, in a Pacific League match Tuesday at Raymond.
Shurtz also had 100 percent serving for the Wildcats (4-4, 5-4). Kami Strode added seven kills and four blocks, Kate Christensen six kills and 100 percent serving, Rachel Farmer 11 assists and six digs and Becca Wingate nine assists.
Ocosta’s Emily Hurlburt put 25 serves into play and brought up eight digs.
“We played more relaxed,” Wildcat coach Barbara Rasmus said. “We did our basics well and we had a lot of blocks, I was really excited about that.”
Kira Dunsmoor contributed seven kills and five blocks and Abby Maneman six kills and six digs for Raymond (4-3, 5-5). Setter Courtney Hagain had 27 assists, while Aiysha Garcia chipped in with seven kills and four digs.
“We weren’t passing well at all and we weren’t serving well either,” Raymond coach Bob Swogger said. “We were a little timid in attacking the ball as well.”
Ocosta’s jayvees also prevailed, 25-17, 21-25, 16-14. The C squads split two sets.
Both teams will be in action Thursday, with Raymond hosting North Beach and Ocosta traveling to South Bend.
Vikings in three
NASELLE — Michaela Huber and Emily Fluke turned in solid all-around performances as Willapa Valley downed Naselle, 25-20, 25-13, 25-23, in a Pacific League match Tuesday at Naselle.
Huber and Fluke had 100 percent serving nights, while libero Montana Christian contributed eight digs.
“I thought we played really, really well the first two games,” Valley coach Lori Snodgrass said. “In the third game, we kind of let up and had to fight back for the victory.”
Willapa Valley took the JV match, 25-22, 19-25, 17-15. The C squads split two sets.
The Vikings (5-3, 5-4) host Pe Ell in a non-league contest on Thursday.
Elks win in three
WISHKAH — Lake Quinault remained unbeaten by downing Wishkah, 25-23, 25-10, 25-20, in a Coastal League match Tuesday at Brian Eager Memorial Gym.
Quinault’s Jessica Rushing put 28 serves into play, while Romenita Begay was credited with strong net play.
“The Elks played a great offensive game,” Lake Quinault coach Jacky Stankwitz said. “Our serves were good. It did take us a while to warm up.”
Wishkah coach Tove Reibel said her team displayed considerable improvement.
“Quinault’s a pretty together team,” Reibel said. “We had more intensity, we moved more on the court tonight and we had better communication. It showed in the score that we’re coming together and the intensity is there.”
Both coaches cited Wishkah’s Dani Zembal for a strong all-around performance. Reibel also noted the leadership of senior Hannah Olson.
The Elks (8-0, 9-0) host Mary M. Knight tonight.
Acorns in five
OAKVILLE — Withstanding a late Taholah comeback, Oakville outlasted the Chitwhins, 26-24, 25-18, 20-25, 19-25, 15-12, in a Coastal League match Tuesday at Oakville.
“They didn’t get into the match until the third game,” Chitwhin coach Jinny Marchand said. “By the time the fifth (set) came around, it was a little too late.”
Taholah’s Marquel Waugh was singled out for serving. The Chitwhins were without three players due to other commitments.
Now 4-4 for the season, the Chitwhins travel to Wishkah on Thursday.
Hyaks fall in three
OYEHUT — Northwest Christian rattled off 18 consecutive points in the first set en route to a 25-3, 25-17, 25-13 conquest of North Beach in a Pacific League match Tuesday at Oyehut.
After the Hyaks scored the opening point of the match, the Navigators tallied the next 18. To their credit, the Hyaks regrouped somewhat in the second and third sets and met one objective by serving better than 90 percent for the first time this season.
“We worked hard,” Hyak coach Angi Schreiber said. “Any time you overpass on a team like Northwest Christian, which has a big front line, that’s not going to help your cause at all.”
North Beach’s Maria Garman was cited for consistency and composure.
The two squads split the JV match, with the Hyaks winning the first set, 26-24, but dropping the second, 25-17.
The Hyaks (0-8, 0-9) journey to Raymond on Thursday.
Cougars 111, Bobcats 69
OLYMPIA — Winning all the swimming events, Capital topped Aberdeen in an Evergreen 2A Conference meet Tuesday at Olympia.
The lone Bobcat victory came in diving, where Amber Rosché won the latest round in her series of close contests with teammate Naomi Wolfenberger.
Aberdeen’s Lauren Dunn improved her time by 17 seconds in the 200-yard freestyle. Hannah Mellon-Jackson (the team’s only Hoquiam student), Megan West and Shayna Wilson also established PRs in all their events.
The Bobcats (2-4, 2-5) close out their home season today against River Ridge.
200 medley relay — 2:08.50 — Capital (Hoffman, Nooney, Pearson, Schulte), Aberdeen, Capital. 200 free — 2:11.89 — Eidenmuller (C), Davison (A), Pierson (C), Knutzen (C), Dunn (A). 200 IM— 2:25.70 — Willoughby (C), Hoffman (C), Bortel (A), West (A), Craig (A). 50 free — 27.35 — Pearson (C), Wilson (A), Rowe (A), Nooney (C), Hurd (A). Diving — 145.90 — Rosche’ (A), Wolfenberger (A). 100 fly — 1:08.51 — Pearson (C), Hoffman (C), Gabo (C), Butcher (A), Hurd (A).
100 free — 1:03.45 — Willoughby (C), Eidenmuller (C), Wilson (A), Davison (A), Rabung (A). 500 free — 6:41.32 — Eide (C), West (A), Knutzen (C), Mellon-Jackson (A), Anderson (C). 200 free relay — 1:53.38 — Capital (Hoffman, Schulte, Eidenmuller, Willoughby), Aberdeen, Capital. 100 back — 1:13.41 — Hoffman (C), Bortel (A), Rabung (A), Nooney (C), Sampson (A). 100 breast — 1:20.49 — Hoffman (C), Rowe (A), Pierson (C), Schulte (C), Wolfenberger (A). 400 free relay —4:11.17 — Capital (Schulte, Gabo, Eidenmuller, Willoughby), Aberdeen, Capital.
Eagles 180, Grizzlies 206
ELMA — Receiving its best scores from the lower portion of the lineup, Elma closed out its dual golf season with a victory over Hoquiam on Tuesday at Oaksridge Golf Course.
Zach Wroughton, occupying the sixth spot in the lineup, took medalist honors with a 41. Teammate Jason Sayler, in the No. 5 slot, carded a 43.
Zach Emerson was low for Hoquiam with 48.
“We had a little trouble keeping balls on the greens and finishing holes,” HHS coach Larry Dublanko said.
The Grizzlies host Aberdeen this afternoon at Highland Golf Course. Both teams enter district play Monday at the Three Rivers course in Kelso.
Hoquiam (206) — Tristan Stutesman 50, Zach Emerson 48, Dylan Kaczmarczyk 56, Tahcoy Ibabao 52, Mac Najar 61, Kolby Crowell 57.
Elma (180) — Austin Neary 50, Austin Cristelli 47, Mitch Helland 49, Bryson Burrows 50, Jason Sayler 43, Zach Wroughton 41.
Warriors 177, Bulldogs 206
CHEHALIS — Deric Hawes’ brilliant 36 led Rochester past Montesano in a Southwest Washington 1A League finale Tuesday at Riverside Golf Course.
“Deric Hawes does a terrific job setting the table for them,” Monte coach Lloyd Aldrich said. “A 12-stroke lead right off the bat was just too much for us to overcome.”
Kyler Landry paced the Bulldogs with a 48.
Next up for Montesano is district 1A competition next Monday and Tuesday at the Three Rivers course in Kelso.
Montesano (206) — Kyler Landry 48, Nolan Walker 56, Maguire Cavanaugh 50, Jacob Hliboki 77, Tyler Stott 52, Nate Chapman 59.
Rochester (177) — Deric Hawes 36, Lucas Eastman 54, Brian Ranger 44, Brock Hawes 43, Austin Maes 54, Logan Crawford 63.