Tribe wins in four
WESTPORT — Controlling the match offensively, South Bend rolled past Ocosta, 25-17, 18-25, 25-16, 25-7, in Pacific League play Tuesday night at Westport.
Makenzie Russell had 11 kills and four blocks for the Indians (2-0, 3-1). Katlyn Sawyer added 10 kills.
“Our kids played pretty well tonight,” said Tribe coach Jackie Sanchez. “We were pretty focused and handled the ball well.”
Coach Sanchez praised Emily Sanchez for great all-around play, with 100 percent serving, four kills and 14 digs. She cited senior Myranda Curtis for running the offense well.
The Wildcats (1-2, 2-2) had four players with 100 percent serving: Emily Hurlburt, Becke Shurtz, Becca Wingate and Rachel Farmer. Setters Wingate and Farmer received the praise of coach Barbara Rasmus.
“We started out fine,” she added. “We did a good job in the first two (sets). South Bend did a good job of hitting.”
Rasmus cited Hurlburt for all-around coverage.
South Bend won the JV and C squad matches.
On Thursday, South Bend travels to Raymond. Ocosta hits the road to Northwest Christian for a varsity-only game that same night.
Gulls in three
OYEHUT — Well-balanced Raymond grabbed the momentum to down North Beach, 25-16, 25-14, 25-18, in Pacific League play on Tuesday at Oyehut.
“Everybody kind of stepped up and played a good game,” said Raymond coach Bob Swogger, who praised the team for its perseverance following a rough start this season. “We still have a ways to go, but we’re doing pretty well.”
He cited setter Courtney Hagain for her setting and leadership.
As a team, the Hyaks (0-3) served 83 percent and passed at 52 percent.
“Raymond has some standout hitters,” said Hyak coach Angi Schreiber. “We beat ourselves.”
Raymond won the junior varsity match in three.
North Beach hosts Willapa Valley tonight. Raymond (1-1, 1-3) hosts South Bend on Thursday.
Bearcats 4, Bobcats 0
CHEHALIS — Aberdeen got off to a slow start and Chehalis scored twice in each half to blank the Bobcats in Evergreen 2A Conference play on Tuesday at Chehalis.
The Bearcats scored in the 14th, 18th, 48th and 75th minutes.
The Bobcats (1-3, 2-4) went on a 30-minute run of playing well after the second goal, but then gave up the last two goals in counter-attacks.
“The slow start really affected us,” said Bobcat coach Fidel Sanchez. “We couldn’t crack the net.”
Sanchez commended Brittani Boora for fine play and Alexxi Timmons for good play in the net.
Aberdeen won the junior varsity game, 3-0. Dakota Millikin was cited for solid all-around play.
On Thursday, Aberdeen hosts R.A. Long in a non-league match.
Tigers 1, Bulldogs 0
Outshot 24-3, Napavine made good on one of its few chances to nip Montesano in an Evergreen 1A League match Tuesday at Stewart Field.
The match was shifted to Aberdeen after fire destroyed the Rottle Field grandstand on Sunday night.
The Tigers tallied the match’s lone goal in the 48th minute. That stood up, despite numerous Monte threats.
“We are not doing a good job of finishing our opportunities,” Bulldog coach Jeff Lenherr said. “We had many chances to tie it up, but couldn’t finish. We played very flat with not much energy.”
The Bulldogs (1-2, 2-2) journey to Forks on Thursday.
Warriors 6, Wildcats 0
ROCHESTER — Rochester led only 1-0 at halftime, but scored five goals in a 13-minute span in the second half to blank the Wildcats in Evergreen 1A League play on Tuesday at Rochester.
The Wildcats (1-2) lost sweeper Leeann Rindlisbacher to a possible concussion in the first half, hurting the team defensively.
“When we lost her, we lost a lot of speed on defense,” said Wildcat coach Mike King. “They (the Warriors) took advantage of that and they took advantage of poor clearances we had for easy shots.”
Ocosta’s Alyssa Phillips made her debut as goalkeeper and made 20 saves, several of them on difficult shots. Rochester outshot the Wildcats, 49-5.
King cited Phillips and Mikayla Sunde for fine play.
On Thursday, Ocosta travels to Elma.
Wildcats 173, Eagles 200
RIDGEFIELD — La Center fared better in difficult conditions to beat Elma in a Southwest Washington 1A League match Tuesday at Tri-Mountain Golf Course.
Derek Rivers led La Center with a 41. Austin Neary paced Elma with 44.
“It was tough conditions for the guys, with very high winds that the Elma kids aren’t used to, but they played OK,” Elma coach Erik Lindley said.
Neary was commended for fine play.
The Eagles visit Woodland on Thursday.
Elma (200) — Austin Neary 44, Zach Wroughton 53, Mitch Helland 58, Austin Cristelli 57, Jason Sayler 50, Bryson Burrows 53.
La Center (173) — Derek Rivers 41, Zach Brown 57, Andrew Doiron 42, Keaton Wilbanks 43, Sam Yates 54, Michael Yurecko 49.
Woodland tops HHS
WOODLAND — Woodland topped Hoquiam and Kalama in a tri-dual match Tuesday at the Lewis River course.
Led by 40 from co-medalists Tanner Huddleston and Ryan Sturdevan, the Beavers finished with a 165 total. Kalama had 190 and Hoquiam 212.
“We struggled in every department,” Grizzly coach Larry Dublanko said. “We had difficulty keeping the ball on the golf course, we had water issues, we had putting challenges. It didn’t go well.”
Tristan Stutesman was low for Hoquiam with a 47 and was cited by Dublanko for consistent play.
Woodland (165) — Tanner Huddleston 40, Ryan Sturdivan 40, Dalton Burnett 47, Brandon Port 49, Jon Watts 42, Hayden Huddleston 43.
Kalama (190) — Josh Wall 42, Dalton Carter 51, Mason Arnen 46, Tyler King 51, Cody Wheeler 67, Seth Freeman 57.
Hoquiam (212) — Zach Emerson 55, Josh Bishop 54, Dylan Kaczmarczyk 56, Tahcoy Ibabao 57, Tristan Stutesman 47, Mac Najar 69.
Knights 175, Bulldogs 212
ELMA — Experienced King’s Way Christian downed an off-form Montesano team in a Southwest Washington 1A League match Tuesday at Oaksridge Golf Course.
King’s Way’s Clayton Rajewich was the medalist with a 39. No Bulldog varsity player broke 50, with Cody Zillyette matching that score.
“We really didn’t bring our A game today,” Monte coach Lloyd Aldrich commented. “Our inexperience really showed against a senior-laden team. I’m pretty sure that today’s score was our highest of the season.”
The Bulldogs are scheduled to travel to La Center on Tuesday.
King’s Way (175) — Chris Crenshaw 45, Clayton Rajewich 39, Zach Rohrer 47, Ryan McLean 44, Parth Patel 52, Hayden York 51.
Montesano (212) — Kyler Landry 57, Nolan Walker 55, Cody Zillyette 50, Raymond Allen 65, Jacob Hliboki 51, Maguire Cavanaugh 56.
JV — Montesano’s Sean Connell medalist with 47.