Prep Roundup: Monte girl wins Ocosta cross country title


Ocosta Invitational

WESTPORT — Montesano’s Gabrielle Rudolph won the girls race and Onalaska’s Stephen Bottoms set a course record to pace the boys in the Ocosta Invitational cross country race on Saturday.

Rudolph covered the 2.95-mile course in 18:27 to finish 37 seconds ahead of Onalaska’s Bernadette Hayden.

“She looked really relaxed and ran well,” Monte coach James Edwards said.

Bottoms, meanwhile, blistered the course in 14:32. That was five seconds lower than the course mark Aberdeen’s Poli Baltazar established last year. Baltazar had broken the record set by former Ocosta and University of Washington distance ace Todd Arnold.

“He was so far ahead, I didn’t realize he was winning the race,” Ocosta coach and meet director Aaron Anderson said of Bottoms, noting that he had lost sight of the Onalaska runner and was focusing on the battle between the second and third runners.

Montesano’s Tyson Lovell was a distant second in 15:41.

Elma had a pair of third-place finishers in Wesley Allen and Daphne Peek.

Onalaska’s boys edged Montesano, 48-51, for team honors. Orting fielded the only complete girls team.

Edwards cited Rudolph, Gabe Spearin and Brandon Lovell (the latter recovering from an injury) for solid performances.

A back injury that sidelined Ocosta’s Kiana Ballo probably prevented the Wildcats from taking the girls team title. Ocosta had four girls run in the top 10, with Chelsea Griffin — a freshman who is new to cross country — drawing particular praise from Anderson.

Ocosta’s Kathryn Anderson broke her own course record in the junior high race, covering the 1.65 miles in 10:27.


1. Stephen Bottoms (Onalaska) 14:32. 2. Tyson Lovell (Monte) 15:41. 3. Wesley Allen (Elma) 16:39. 4. Dylan Bennett (E) 16:51. 5. Josh Hunt (Ona) 17:05. 6. Gabe Spearin (Monte). 7. Riley Girt (Ona) 17:18. 8. Nick Kubicek (Orting) 17:37. 9. Patrick Carney (Ort) 17:48. 10. Brandon Lovell (Monte) 17:51.

Other Twin Harborites in top 30:

11. Luke Anderson (Ocosta). 14. Dakota Jefferson (Monte). 15. Lukas Starks (Elma). 16. Gabe Hernandez (North Beach). 17. Toby Shriver (Elma). 18. Kyle Smith (Elma). 20. Austin Vinson (Monte). 22. Raymond Glover (Raymond). 23. Cohen Hansen (South Bend). 29. Aaron deMontigny (Ray). 30. Tyson Dick (Elma).


1. Gabrielle Rudolph (Monte) 18:27. 2. Bernadette Hayden (Ona) 19:04. 3. Daphne Peek (Elma) 19:22. 4. Elisha Parslow (Ort) 19:51. 5. Andrea Ostwald (Monte) 20:12. 6. Sararose Gallo (Oco) 20:43. 7. Kelsey Gundersen (Oco). 8. Luna Zung (Elma) 21:22. 9. Chelsea Griffin (Oco) 22:09. 10. Rebecca Lundholm (Oco) 22:24.

Other Twin Harborites in top 20:

11. Tahni McGaughy (Elma). 12. Brianna Lusby (Elma). 13. Dominique Kudasik (Willapa Valley). 15. Kasey Hearn (NB). 20. Kiana Tanaka (WV).


Red Devils 80, Loggers 46

WISHKAH — Neah Bay racked up 605 yards of total offense to cruise past Wishkah in a non-league game on Saturday on an 85-degree day at Amanda Park.

Neah Bay is the reigning state 1B champion and was a last-minute substitution for the scheduled game with Lake Quinault.

Keigan Gardiner was the leading rusher for the Loggers (2-1), with 18 carries for 111 yards, including touchdown runs of 47 and 52 yards in the third quarter and a 4-yard TD run in the fourth quarter. He also passed for 25 yards to Robert Rodriguez to open the scoring in the first quarter and passed for 39 yards to Dillon Mitchell for a TD in the third quarter. Gardiner added 12 tackles.

Ethen Arnold had six carries for 72 yards, including a 60-yard TD run in the fourth quarter. He was the leading receiver with four catches for 58 yards and had 10 tackles. Mitchell added two receptions for 46 yards.

Luke Stevens added 15 carries for 38 yards, including a 3-yard run into the end zone in the third quarter. He also made 13 tackles.

“We used this as a learning experience,” said Wishkah head coach Brad Taylor Sr. “They (the Red Devils) are a well-coached team. We now have an idea of what to work on.”

Taylor praised Gardiner, Arnold and Stevens for fine performances. He also commended Chris Thein, Trey Berge and Bo Barber, new to the team, for their defensive efforts.

Wishkah will host King’s Way Christian on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Aberdeen’s Stewart Field.

NB 16 14 20 30 — 80 WI 6 0 20 20 — 46


First Downs 19 13

Net Rushing 476 221

Net Passing 129 139

Total Net Yardage 605 360

Passing 10/22 0/23

Had intercepted 1 0

Fumbles lost 0 1

Yards penalized 90 65


Eagles 108, Bobcats 77

Lindbergh of Renton had too much first-place punch for Aberdeen in a non-league meet Saturday at the YMCA of Grays Harbor.

The Eagles won 10 of the 12 events. Aberdeen’s Danielle Rowe won the 100-yard backstroke and combined with Keola Holt, Linnea Davison and Shayna Wilson to take the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Bobcat coaches Jan Simons and April Heikkila commended Rowe, Wilson and Holt for their performances in the pool and Amber Rosche for a fine inward dive.

The Bobcats (1-1) return to Evergreen 2A Conference action Wednesday at home against Capital.

200 medley relay — 2:07.44 — Lindbergh (Garl, Guhlke, Chufar, Zinsli), Aberdeen, Aberdeen. 200 free — 2:32.07 — Batschi (L), Wilson (A), Tibbitts (L), Hurd (A), Sampson (A). 200 IM — 2:44.65 — Guhlke (L), Chufar (L), Davison (A), Bortel (A), Cramer (L). 50 free — 26.61 — Zinsli (L), Garl (L), Wolfenberger (A), Holt (A), Faull (L). Diving — 92.65 — Dias (L), Wolfenberger (A), Rosche (A), Ledvina (L). 100 fly — 1:14.09 — Chufar (L), Rowe (A), Yackel (L), Childs (L), Hurd (A).

100 free — 1:00.09 — Zinsli (L), Wilson (A), Holt (A), Faull (L), West (A). 500 free — 6:38.60 — Garl (L), Davison (A), Patterson (L), Holm (L), Butcher (A). 200 free relay — 1:58.95 — Lindbergh (Guhlke, Chufar, Faull, Zinsli), Aberdeen, Lindbergh. 100 back — 1:13.83 — Rowe (A), Bortel (A), Batschi (L), Rabung (A), Cramer (L). 100 breast — 1:23.06 — Guhlke (L), Tibbitts (L), Childs (L), Rosche (A), Giron (A). 400 free relay — 4:33.95 — Aberdeen (Holt, Davison, Wilson, Rowe), Lindbergh, Aberdeen.