Tribe wins in three
SOUTH BEND — Receiving contributions from several players, South Bend remained unbeaten in Pacific League play with a 25-13, 25-19, 25-17 win over Ocosta on Thursday at Koplitz Fieldhouse.
South Bend’s Myranda Curtis connected on all 14 of her serves and was credited with outstanding setting and floor leadership. Makenzie Russell had 10 kills and 15 blocks and Katlyn Sawyer nine kills for the Indians (8-0, 9-1).
“At times we played really well and at times we struggled with their serves,” South Bend coach Jackie Sanchez said. “It was kind of an up-and-down game. We haven’t played in a week and you could tell that. But it was a good win for us, they’re a pretty good team.”
Emily Hurburt topped the Wildcats (4-5, 5-5) with eight digs and 100 percent serving. Becke Shurtz had nine kills and Becca Wingate and Rachel Farmer eight and six assists, respectively. Farmer and Hurlburt were cited for returning serve.
“We played OK,” Ocosta coach Barbara Rasmus said. “We just didn’t get on top of the ball and hit the ball very well, like we did against Raymond (in a win Tuesday).”
South Bend won the junior varsity (25-8, 25-13) and C squad (25-9, 25-12) matches.
Both teams return to action Tuesday, with South Bend home against Raymond and Ocosta hosting Northwest Christian.
Grizzlies in three
Hoquiam overcame a slow start to topple Elma, 26-24, 25-16, 25-6, in Evergreen 1A League play on Thursday at Hoquiam Square Garden.
Chelsy Stewart had 13 kills and eight digs for the Grizzlies (8-1, 10-1). Tiffani Dhooghe added eight kills and Megan Gibson topped out with 26 assists.
“We got off to a slow start,” said Grizzly head coach Christine Nelson. “We got back into the swing of things in the second (set). We played better in the second and got back on track for the third (set).”
Eagle head coach Renee Volz praised Sarah Frame for playing hard for the Eagles (1-7).
“We played flat and were not on our game,” she added.
The Grizzly junior varsity won, 25-17, 25-13.
Hoquiam travels to Rainier on Thursday. The Eagles travel to the Seaside Invitational on Saturday.
Gulls win in three
RAYMOND — Raymond grabbed the momentum in serving and passing to down North Beach, 25-18, 25-12, 25-19, in Pacific League play Thursday at Raymond.
The Gulls (5-3, 6-5) were coming off a loss to Ocosta on Tuesday. Alex Gilbert stepped up and moved into the libero spot for Thursday’s match.
Kira Dunsmoor led the Gulls with eight kills, closely followed by Abby Maneman with seven kills and Aiysha Garcia with six.
“We had a hard loss Tuesday, but we kept our wits about us tonight,” said Gull coach Bob Swogger. “We served and passed much better tonight.”
Raymond won the junior varsity match, 29-27, 25-22. The C squad split, with Raymond taking the first set and North Beach winning the second set.
North Beach (0-9, 0-10) travels to Willapa Valley on Tuesday. Raymond visits South Bend on Tuesday.
Taholah in three
WISHKAH — Taholah controlled the net to sweep past short-handed Wishkah, 25-7, 25-16, 25-22, in Coastal League play Thursday at Wishkah.
Dramikha Skaar was cited for fine net play for the Chitwhins (5-4) by coach Jinny Marchand.
“We passed the ball well and kept the ball under control,” said Marchand. “I am proud of my girls.”
The Loggerettes (0-9, 0-10) had seven players available.
“We warmed up as the night went on,” said Wishkah coach Tove Reibel. “We started out cold and had better communication as the game went on. All of our seven players played well.”
Taholah hosts Lake Quinault on Tuesday. Wishkah hosts Mary M. Knight on Thursday.
Vikings fall in three
MENLO — Hard-hitting Pe Ell topped Willapa Valley, 25-14, 25-21, 25-16 in a non-league match Thursday at Tenoski Gym.
Despite the loss, Valley coach Lori Snodgrass said her club made significant progress from a season-opening loss at Pe Ell.
“A huge improvement over the last time,” she said. “Last time, they used their whole team and this time they didn’t make any substitutions.”
Valley’s Mackenzie Trotter and Lauren Friese were commended for blocking, while Michaela Huber added seven digs.
The Vikings (5-5) served 95 percent as a team.
Pe Ell won the JV match in three games, while Valley’s C squad prevailed.
Willapa Valley returns to Pacific League play Tuesday at home against North Beach.
Bearcats 4, Bobcats 0
League-leading Chehalis came out on fire and took advantage of a slow-starting Aberdeen squad to roll in this Evergreen 2A match at Stewart Field on Thursday.
The Bearcats (9-1, 12-1) scored in the second, 10th and 20th minutes to take a 3-0 halftime lead. The Bobcats (3-7, 4-9) settled down and played with the visitors, according to AHS head coach Fidel Sanchez, but couldn’t crack the scoreboard.
“We were just flat,” Sanchez noted. “They came out on fire, like successful teams in this league are doing. We didn’t match their intensity and they went after it. Chehalis is fast, physical and play well together. That’s why they’re No. 1. We couldn’t match that.”
In the junior varsity match, Aberdeen won, 9-0.
Aberdeen has a league bye on Tuesday and will return to action at home on Thursday against Centralia.
Tigers 2, Bulldogs 1
NAPAVINE — Leading 1-0, Montesano gave up an own goal and a last-minute free kick that was converted in Napavine’s Evergreen 1A win on Thursday night.
Scoring details were not reported.
“We dominated play, then once we scored, the girls played not to lose instead of playing to win,” Montesano head coach Jeff Lenherr said. “It was a frustrating loss. We had a lot of good opportunities to blow the game wide open and we didn’t make the most out of them.”
On Tuesday, Montesano (7-5, 8-5) hosts Forks.
Warriors 5, Wildcats 2
WESTPORT — Rochester scored in the opening minute of the game and went on to beat Ocosta in an Evergreen 1A League match Thursday at Westport.
Up 2-0 at the half, the Warriors blew it open to scoring three times in the first five minutes of the second half. They outshot the Wildcats, 40-10.
“But the girls never gave up, especially when they got down by five,” Ocosta coach Mike King said. “They kept the pressure on in the second (portion) of the second half.”
Ocosta’s Mikayla Sunde converted a penalty kick in the 56th minute. Five minutes later, Mary Davis took a pass from Hanna Wingate and desposited the shot in the far corner of the net.
Wildcat sweeper Leanne Rindlisbacher, forward Corrina Perry and reserve Destine Paulsen were cited for fine play.
The Wildcats (2-8) entertain Elma on Tuesday.
OLYMPIA — Eric Hagen led Aberdeen’s golfers with an 84 in the inaugural Evergreen 2A Conference Invitational on Thursday at the Olympia Country Club.
Although team scores were compiled, with Capital winning, Aberdeen treated the league event as a tune-up for district competition next week.
“It was good practice to get a feel for 18 holes,” Bobcat coach Harley Revel said. “If you look at all my scores, our front nine was better than the second nine. Part of that was they were familiar (with the front nine), but part of that was fatigue.”
The district 2A tournament is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday at the Three Rivers course in Kelso.
Aberdeen — Eric Hagen 84, Devin Daniels 92, Stuart Ball 96, Justin Cox 106, Jordan Weiberg 116.