Prep Roundup: Grizzlies stay unbeaten with OT win


Grizzlies 4, Tigers 3 (OT)

NAPAVINE — Hoquiam remained unbeaten by trimming Napavine in overtime in Evergreen 1A League play on Thursday in Napavine.

Kayla Hilliard scored the winning goal in the second five-minute overtime period. Barb Meamber dropped the ball back to the 25-yard line, where Hilliard connected.

Ellie Quercia scored twice for the Grizzlies (4-0), once in the eighth minute on a middle drive and again in the 34th minute from a cross into the middle.

The Tigers also scored twice in the first half, in the 20th minute and in the 24th minute on a penalty kick. It was 2-2 at the half.

Napavine took the lead with a goal in the 58th minute, but Hilliard tied it on a free kick from the 25.

“Today we really came together and worked as a team,” said Grizzly coach Corri Schmid. “We are really pulling together.”

On Tuesday, Hoquiam travels to Ocosta.

Eagles 9, Wildcats 0

ELMA — Emily Kershaw’s hat trick helped Elma trounce Ocosta in an Evergreen 1A League match Thursday at Davis Field.

Madison Newberry added two goals for the Eagles (3-1), while Natalie Grant, Hannah Heelan, Lexie Whipple and freshman Kayley Seaberg contributed one goal apiece.

The Eagles led 3-0 at the half and made extensive use of reserves, including four players moved up from the junior varsity.

“We’re still trying to focus on our finishing,” said Elma coach Chris Schumacher, who praised Ocosta for its hustle and sportsmanship.

Kershaw and the defensive unit earned Schumacher’s praise.

Ocosta coach Mike King cited the performances of Mikayla Sunde and Corrina Perry.

The Eagles travel to Adna in a varsity-only match scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday. The Wildcats (1-3) take on Hoquiam on Tuesday. That match was shifted from Hoquiam to Westport.

Bulldogs 8, Spartans 0

FORKS — Montesano got on the scoreboard quickly and dominated this Evergreen 1A match with host Forks on Thursday night.

Taylor Birdsall, a freshman forward, scored a hat trick to lead the Bulldogs. Tianna Schurr, Alyx Miller, Mackinzie Malizia, LeeAnn Rhoden and Elaine Denholm also scored for Montesano.

Birdsall scored twice in the second half and Montesano took a 5-0 lead into halftime.

On Tuesday, Montesano (2-2, 3-2) travels to Rochester.


Bulldogs win in four

FORKS — Rebounding from an opening-set loss, unbeaten Montesano topped Forks, 14-25, 25-13, 25-23, 25-15, in an Evergreen 1A League match Thursday at Forks.

The Bulldogs (3-0, 5-0) found their rhythm in the second set, then overcame a 6-1 deficit in the third.

“We just started hitting and took them out of their offense,” Monte coach Debbie Gibson said. “We always seem to find a way to win, even when we’re not at the top of our game.”

Setter Courtney Swan had 22 assists and 13 digs for the Bulldogs. Megan Choate led Montesano hitters with 12 kills, while Myranda Floch and Ambi Howell added six apiece.

Kendra Warnock had 15 digs and Howell 11.

The Bulldogs also took the JV match, 25-10, 25-19, with Sydney Potter credited with fine all-around play.

Montesano travels to Rochester in a match tentatively scheduled for Tuesday.

Elma loses in three

RAINIER — Rainier took control of the net to down Elma, 25-20, 25-15, 25-19, in Evergreen 1A League play Thursday at Rainier.

The Eagles (0-3) have changed their lineup and are making adjustments. Eagle coach Renee Volz said her team’s passing has improved since the changes.

“The team is coming together and we are almost there,” said Volz.

Volz praised Emily Gibson and Katherine Henninger for their excellent passing. Gibson had five kills and Brenna Miller added 100 percent serving for the Eagles.

Rainier won the junior varsity match, 25-23, 25-22.

On Tuesday, Elma hosts Tenino.

Tribe wins in four

RAYMOND — Powered by Makenzie Russell’s 16 kills and 13 blocks, South Bend remained unbeaten in Pacific League play by beating Raymond, 25-12, 25-22, 17-25, 25-17, Thursday night at Raymond.

Kessa Wilson delivered eight blocks, while Katlyn Sawyer had six kills for the Indians (3-0, 4-1). Setter Myranda Curtis was cited for running the offense.

The Indians connected on 99 percent of their serves and played good back-row defense.

“At times, I thought we played really well, passed the ball well,” Tribe coach Jackie Sanchez said. “There were certain moments in games two and three where we seriously lost focus.”

Raymond coach Bob Swogger praised the setting of Courtney Hagain and the all-around play of Abby Maneman.

“We could have passed the ball a little better, but South Bend’s a pretty tough team,” Swogger said. “Overall, from a week ago, we’ve made huge strides. As long as we keep moving forward, I think we’ll be OK.”

South Bend took the JV (25-19, 25-17) and C squad (25-16, 25-23) matches.

The Gulls (1-2, 1-4) will host their own tournament Saturday. South Bend is home against North Beach on Tuesday.

Ocosta falls in five

LACEY — On serve, Ocosta presented plenty of pressure and problems for host Northwest Christian. Unfortunately, the Wildcats couldn’t sustain the momentum in a 25-14, 24-26, 25-11, 20-25, 15-8 Pacific League loss on Thursday night.

In the fifth set, the Wildcats (1-3, 2-3) led 8-7 before the Navigators ran off eight straight points on serve to win the match.

“It was back and forth; in the games we lost, we didn’t serve well,” Ocosta head coach Barb Rasmus. “(In the games won), serving was 100 percent. (If Ocosta was more consistent), I feel very confident we could have won. Our serve-receive needs some work. When we were serving, we were doing great.”

Becke Shurtz led the Wildcats with 14 kills, three stuff blocks and nine aces. Kate Christensen added 13 kills, two blocks and 100 percent serving. Becca Wingate also finished with 100 percent serving to go with 15 assists.

On Saturday, Ocosta travels to the Raymond Invitational.

Chitwhins in three

TAHOLAH — Taholah grabbed the momentum to down Oakville, 25-18, 25-13, 25-13, in Coastal League play Thursday at Taholah.

“By the second (set), we got our serves and controlled the ball,” said Taholah coach Jinny Marchand. “We worked well as a team and had a positive attitude.”

Marchand cited Laura James and Tiana Pulsifer for fine all-around play for the Chitwhins (3-1).

On Tuesday, Taholah hosts Wishkah.

Elks win in three

AMANDA PARK — Romenita Begay’s 10 kills helped Lake Quinault past Wishkah, 25-10, 25-14, 25-12, in a Coastal League match Thursday at Amanda Park.

Hannah Allen and Faith Thomas had 100 percent serving for the Elks (4-0).

“Tonight was a game of which team could get the better pass,” Quinault coach Jacky Stankwitz said.

On Tuesday, the Elks host Mary M. Knight, while the Loggerettes (0-4, 0-5) travel to Taholah.


Wildcats 174, Grizzlies 212

RIDGEFIELD — La Center outshot Hoquiam in a Southwest Washington 1A League match Thursday at the Tri-Mountain Golf course.

Medalist Zach Brown led the Wildcats with a 40.

The Grizzlies finished with an identical total to the score they shot in Tuesday’s loss at Woodland. Tristan Stutesman also matched his 47 from Tuesday’s round.

“Each of the guys, with the exception of Tristan, experienced minor train wrecks.” Hoquiam coach Larry Dublanko said.

The Grizzlies face Woodland on Tuesday in a match shifted from Highland Golf Course to Ocean Shores.

Hoquiam (212) — Zach Emerson 55, Tristan Stutesman 47, Josh Bishop 60, Dylan Kaczmarczyk 56, Tahcoy Ibabao 54, Mac Najar 69.

La Center (174) — Derek Rivers 43, Andrew Doiron 46, Zach Brown 40, Keaton Wilbanks 47, Sam Yates 55, Michael Yuerko 45.