Prep roundup: Jaime Miranda wins his first match at Tri-State wrestling


Tri-State Tournament

COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho. — Aberdeen’s Jaime Miranda finally got his long day started with a big first-match win on Friday night at the Tri-State wrestling tournament.

Miranda, who arrived in Idaho at 4 a.m. Friday after wrestling in the Aberdeen-Hoquiam dual meet the night before in Hoquiam, got a first-round bye into the round of 16.

From there, Miranda pinned North Central’s Heber Martinez at 1:53 to advance into Friday night’s championship quarterfinals. Due to deadline and a late-running tournament, results from Miranda’s second match was unavailable.

“He dominated the match,” AHS head coach Chuck Veloni said. “They were on their feet, trading a little pushing and shoving. Jaime countered his shot and got him onto his back really fast. He put in a crossface corkscrew into a half-nelson to pin him.”

Regardless of Miranda’s result in the second match of the night, he’ll return today for the final day of the tournament.

Hammerhead Invite

BREMERTON — Jonathan Molina is the lone Hoquiam championship semifinalist left, but he has six other teammates still competing after the opening day of the Hammerhead Invitational at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Friday.

Molina is in the championship semifinals in the 152-pound class. Joining him today are: Jesse Velez (126), Tristan Stutesman (132), David Molitor (138), Alex Valliere (160), Kenny Huffman (182) and Dakota Boone (220) in the consolation brackets.

“We are wrestling well,” HHS head coach Fidel Sanchez said. “To be here against Class 3A & 4A schools and to have a mini-Tacoma Dome feeling to the tournament, we are showing a lot of maturity from our wrestlers to still be alive (for today).”

Elma and Cascade Christian are the only other Class 2A schools entered. Results from Elma from the first day were not reported.


Bulldogs 50, Indians 29

SOUTH BEND — Kenny Roy led Montesano with 21 points and 10 rebounds to run past South Bend in non-league play on Friday.

Layne Bruner grabbed 15 rebounds to go with his eight points for the Bulldogs (3-0). Shad Rogers added nine points.

“We did well in the interior,” Montesano head coach Doug Schupbach said. “(Layne) Bruner passed and distributed the ball on the inside to Roy, who got good looks at the hoop. Our defense played exceptionally well, too.”

Miles Davis had 11 rebounds and Justin Elliott had eight rebounds for South Bend (0-5).

“We actually didn’t play that badly because we are thin due to illness and injury,” South Bend head coach Tom Betrozoff said. “We were able to cut the lead to seven in the third quarter, but then they took off on a run and we couldn’t catch up. We have trouble getting our scoring going. We are not as aggressive on offense as I would like us to be.”

On Tuesday, Montesano will host Elma. Tonight, South Bend hosts Ocosta.

MONTE 14 12 12 12 — 50 SB 10 5 7 7 — 29

Montesano (50) — Jensen 4, Bialkowsky 2, Bruner 8, Varness 1, Usher, Nelson, Smith 2, Roy 21, Ohashi, Rogers 9, Ibabao 3. FG — 20-80 (.250). FT — 8-24.

South Bend (29) — Elliott 6, Hoerr, Edwards 2, Lewis 6, Davis 8, Johnson 4, Diaz 3. FG — 11-48 (.229). FT — 3-4.

JV — Montesano 63, South Bend 9. Robert Auman scored 19 points.

Beavers 47, Eagles 46

TENINO — A dramatic fourth-quarter Elma comeback barely fell short at Tenino in an Evergreen 1A League game Friday night.

Down by 12 with six minutes remaining, the Eagles charged back and had a chance to win in the final second, but missed the front end of a one-and-one foul line opportunity.

Junior Ray Stark sparked the Elma comeback with 25 points. The Eagles also received a strong inside performance from sophomore post Joe Wilson.

Devante Harris paced Tenino with 20 points.

Despite the loss, Elma coach Marvin Prince was upbeat about his club’s reaction to adversity.

“We showed great poise, were very deliberate on what we wanted to do and put ourselves in a position to where we had a chance,” Prince said.

The Eagles (0-2, 0-6) visit rival Montesano on Tuesday.

Elma 12 8 8 18 — 46 Ten 16 6 16 9 — 47

Elma (46) — Collin 7, Farr 1, Nauman, Ray Stark 25, Horton, Bremer 5, Wilson 8, Davis. FG — 14-39 (.359). FT — 9-16.

Tenino (47) — Hammond 2, B. Harris 2, Conklin 9, Egge 9, D. Harris 20, Shaw, B. Peterson 5, M. Peterson. FG — 17-39 (.436). FT — 11-13.

JV — Tenino won.

Eagles 41, Owls 35

KELSO — In spite of a high-scoring 23-point third quarter, Mary M. Knight fell to Three Rivers Christian in non-league play on Friday.

Blake Adsero led the Owls with 11 points. Kyle Willey grabbed seven rebounds and dished out four assists. Juan Jimenez swiped five steals for Knight (4-2).

Josh Caddel was the leading scorer for the Eagles with 14 points.

“We did not play well except for the third quarter,” MMK head coach Tim Diggle said. “We tried some new and different plays in this game and we need to work on them more. We were sloppy with the ball and had 30 turnovers.”

On Friday, Mary M. Knight will travel to Neah Bay.

MMK 6 4 23 2 — 35 TRC 4 7 14 16 — 41

Mary M. Knight (35) — O’Neil 6, Willey 4, Jimenez 4, Thompson 2, Roebecker 6, Dierkop 2, Adsero 11. FG — 15-47 (.319). FT — 4-6.

Three Rivers Christian (41) — Martinez 5, Caddel 14, Hoffman 2, Carns 6, Moore 8, Hull 6. FG — 12-38 (.316). FT — 16-24.


Seagulls 36, Hyaks 22

OYEHUT — Raymond relied on strong defense to topple North Beach in Pacific League play on Friday.

Abby Maneman scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Gulls (2-0, 4-1). Aiyisha Garcia scored 12 points and pulled down nine rebounds.

Wakeena DeLaCruz was the leading scorer for the Hyaks (1-2, 3-4) with 18 points, five rebounds, two blocks and three steals.

“We scored more and our defense was really good,” Raymond head coach Jon Schray said. “We frustrated them (the Hyaks) and they had a tough time shooting except for DeLaCruz. She got 10-of-18 points in the first quarter and three 3-pointers at the end. Both teams played hard and tough. It is mentally hard for us to play at their place, but it was a hard-fought, good game.”

“We did a lot better in the second half, but were outrebounded,” North Beach head coach Peter Fry said. “We fell too deep into a hole in the first half to recover and we gave them too many second chances.”

On Thursday, the Hyaks will host Willapa Valley, while the Gulls will host South Bend on that same night.

RAY 9 10 8 9 — 36 NB 0 6 3 13 — 22

Raymond (36) — Williams 3, Boyes 2, Gilbert, Koski, Donovan, Garcia 12, Hagain, Maneman 14, Karlsvik 5, Silva, Oatfield. FG — 14-67 (.209). FT — 8-18.

North Beach (22) — Sotomish 4, Garman, M. Pope, DeLaCruz 18, Frost, Schneider, Shale, C. Pope, Takagi. FG — 6-42 (.143). FT — 5-7.

JV — Raymond won.

Indians 48, Wildcats 31

WESTPORT — South Bend shot 43 percent from the field to beat Ocosta in Pacific League play on Friday.

Katlyn Sawyer was the leading scorer for the Tribe (1-1, 3-2), with 14 points, closely followed by Makenzie Russell with 13 points and eight rebounds. Emily Sanchez also had eight rebounds and Sierra Cearns dished out six assists.

“We were in control most of the night,” South Bend head coach Gary Wilson said. “It was a good game for us defensively. Overall, we got everyone on the floor.”

Kate Christiansen led the Wildcats (0-3, 0-8), with 12 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks. Becca Wingate grabbed five rebounds and swiped three steals.

“We’re doing better at everything, but we’re still not shooting enough,” Ocosta head coach Rachel Wenzel said. “We had fewer turnovers and I am proud of the girls’ efforts.”

On Monday, Ocosta will host Lake Quinault. Tonight, South Bend hits the road to Montesano.

SB 16 11 15 6 — 48 OCO 6 3 7 15 — 31

South Bend (48) — Cearns 3, Sanchez, Funkhouser, Patterson 2, Black 2, Russell 13, Sawyer 14, Curtis 10, Myers 2, Wilson 2. FG — 23-53 (.434). FT — 1-4.

Ocosta (31) — Schmeling 5, Sunde 2, Phillips 2, Wingate, Jones 7, Rutzer 3, Chudecki, Christiansen 12. FG — 12-59 (.203). FT — 6-8.

JV — South Bend won.

Owls 35, Eagles 30

KELSO — Mary M. Knight capitalized on defensive pressure and forced turnovers to edge Three Rivers Christian in a hard-fought non-league game on Friday.

Jaycee Valley and Miranda Sowle led the scoring for the unbeaten Owls (5-0) with nine points apiece. Sowle grabbed eight rebounds, swiped eight steals and handed out five assists and two blocks. Valley pulled down eight rebounds, swiped four steals and dished out three assists.

Jordan Caddel was the leading scorer for the Eagles with 12 points.

“We had several players out due to illness and they came back to one practice yesterday before the game tonight,” Knight head coach Lance Valley said. “Besides, we arrived late and did not get to warm up. We played better in the second quarter and our starters got their rhythm by then. Our defensive pressure turned us around with a lot of steals.”

Coach Valley cited Ashley Sowle for coming in and hitting two important shots for a total of four points.

On Friday, Mary M. Knight hits the road to Neah Bay.

MMK 1 11 8 15 — 35 TRC 7 2 12 9 — 30

Mary M. Knight (35) — Valley 9, Haury, Bearden, M. Sowle 9, A. Sowle 4, Ackley 2, Kiliz 2, Snyder 2, Dierkop 5, Frost 2. FG — 14-55 (.254). FT — 6-12.

Three Rivers Christian (30) — Jesse Caddel 2, Jordan Caddel 12, N. Schmidt 9, A. Schmidt, Maldonado 7. FG — 12-46 (.261). FT — 6-15.