Indians win in five
SOUTH BEND — Scoring the final four points, South Bend outlasted Northwest Christian, 25-10, 17-25, 24-26, 25-15, 15-11, in a battle of last year’s Pacific League volleyball co-champions on Tuesday night at Koplitz Fieldhouse.
The final game was tied at 11 when South Bend gained a side-out and turned the serve over to Kathryn Staats. She served it out, with the Navigators committing an error on match point.
“It was an up-and-down game,” Tribe coach Jackie Sanchez said. “We struggled with passing at times, which affected our momentum a lot. But I give the kids credit. All 10 kids stepped up and played. They hung in there, it could have gone either way.”
Makenzie Russell had 14 kills and seven blocks for South Bend, while teammates Katlyn Sawyer and Emily Sanchez checked in with eight and seven, respectively. Senior setter Myranda Curtis was cited for running the offense, while Emily Sanchez was commended for passing.
There was no junior varsity match.
The Indians (1-0, 2-0) will be idle until competing in the Mossyrock Invitational on Saturday.
Grizzlies lose in five
FORKS — Storming back from a two-set deficit, Forks upended Hoquiam, 17-25, 19-25, 25-17, 25-21, 16-14, in an Evergreen 1A League opener Tuesday night at Forks.
After the Grizzlies took the first two sets, Forks scored the first nine points of the third.
“They just got the momentum right there. It was real quick,” Hoquiam coach Christine Nelson said. “I give it to Forks, that’s a good team. I give them credit, they didn’t give in.”
Trailing 14-12 in the fifth game, the Grizzlies (0-1, 2-1) staved off two match points to tie it. The Spartans, however, gained a side-out and served out the match.
Chelsy Stewart led Hoquiam hitters with 16 kills. She also brought up 15 digs. Mikaila Johnson and Tiffani Dhooge collected nine kills apiece, with Dhooge also contributing 17 digs.
Setter Megan Gibson had 33 assists and Brandi Creviston 21 digs.
The Grizzlies took the JV match in two games.
Hoquiam returns home Thursday to face Rochester.
Eagles fall in three
ROCHESTER — Rochester’s Warriors topped Elma, 25-22, 25-22, 25-13, in an Evergreen 1A League contest Tuesday at Rochester.
“We didn’t play our game,” Eagle coach Renee Volz said. “We were slow. We didn’t communicate.”
The Eagles won the JV match, 27-25, 25-18.
Elma (0-1) draws the league bye Thursday and hosts Hoquiam next Tuesday.
Vikings in four
MENLO — Pulling out tight third and fourth sets, Willapa Valley edged Ocosta, 25-6, 19-25, 25-23, 28-26, in a Pacific League contest Tuesday night at Menlo.
Karli Friese had five kills for the Vikings (1-0, 1-1). Valley coach Lori Snodgrass credited Montana Christian and Lauren Friese with effective serving and back-row defense, while Emily Fluke was cited for hustle.
“We came out strong in the first game and played to our potential,” Snodgrass said. “The rest of the night, my team was inconsistent and Ocosta took advantage of that.”
“We were nervous, I guess,” Ocosta coach Barbara Rasmus said.
Becke Shurtz had 10 kills and Kami Strode seven for the Wildcats. Rachel Farmer contributed nine assists, while Becca Wingate had 100 percent serving for Ocosta.
The Vikings won the JV and C squad matches, each in two games.
On Thursday, Valley hosts Naselle while Ocosta (0-1, 1-1) hosts Raymond.
Elks win in four
TAHOLAH — Lake Quinault rebounded from an opening-set loss to beat Taholah, 21-25, 25-23, 25-13, 25-20, in a Coastal League contest Tuesday at Taholah.
Hannah Allen put down 13 spikes, while Annber Neeland added nine for the Elks (2-0). Quinault’s Romenita Begay contributed seven spikes and six blocks. Donna Gerard was cited for defensive play.
Quinault coach Jacky Stankwitz said Taholah coach Jinny Marchand did a good job of substituting, which seemed to take the Elks out of their rhythm. The Elks, however, regained control in the final two sets.
Both teams are in action Thursday. The Elks travel to Oakville, while the Chitwhins (1-1) entertain Muckleshoot in a non-leaguer.
Grizzlies 190, Bulldogs 205
Led by Zach Emerson’s career-best 40, Hoquiam downed Montesano in an Evergreen 1A League match Tuesday at Highland Golf Course.
Part of an all-junior squad, Emerson helped compensate for a slow start by birdieing the par-5 eighth hole.
“We set a team goal for total score. We shot a few strokes above that, but we’re making progress,” Grizzly coach Larry Dublanko said. “There’s definitely something to be said for home-course advantage.
Kyler Landry topped Montesano with a 46.
The Grizzlies (1-1) host Elma on Thursday. Montesano is home against Rochester the same day.
Montesano (205) — Kyler Landry 46, Cody Zillyette 49, Nolan Walker 51, Raymond Allen 59, Jacob Hliboki 60, Joseph Pellegrino 70.
Hoquiam (190) — Josh Bishop 49, Zach Emerson 40, Dylan Kaczmarczyk 48, Tahcoy Ibabao 58, Tristan Stutesman 53, Nick Nagala 69.
Warriors 175, Eagles 186
ELMA — Rochester’s Deric Hawes led the Warriors to an Evergreen 1A match win over Elma at Oaksridge Golf Course on Tuesday afternoon.
Hawes earned medalist honors with a 37. Zach Wroughton led Elma with a 44.
“It was a tough match today; we didn’t play as well as we could have,” Elma head coach Erik Lindley said.
On Thursday, Elma takes on Hoquiam at Highland Golf Course.
Rochester (175) — Deric Hawes 37. (Other names were not reported)
Elma (186) — Austin Neary 47, Zach Wroughton 44, Mitch Helland 46, Jayson Sayler 49, Austin Cristelli 54, Bryson Burrows 50.
Valley girls third
ONALASKA — Willapa Valley’s girls placed third in the Onalaska Invitational meet Tuesday.
Jessica Cook led the Viking contingent by placing sixth in 23:03. Onalaska’s Bernadette Hayden won the meet at 20:26 for 3.1 miles.
Onalaska standout Stephen Bottoms ran away with boys honors, finishing in 15:21. Willapa Valley’s Jeremy Bennett, a first-year runner, placed 13th in 21:51.
“He learned how far 3 miles was tonight But it was a great finish, a super finish for him,” Willapa Harbor coach Brad Donovan said.
Donovan was also encouraged with the showing of his young girls squad.
The Vikings will participate in the Ocosta Invitational on Saturday.
Willapa Harbor finishers:
13. Jeremy Bennett (WV) 21:51. 21. Dominic DeLong (WV) 23:05. 32. Jake Funkhouser (SB) 25:20. 35. Chad Wheeler (WV) 35:25.
6. Jessica Cook (WV) 23:03. 10. Dominique Kudasik (WV) 25:24. 13. Mariah Silvera (WV) 26:42. 16. Kiana Tanaka (WV) 27:57. 19. Alicia Smaciarz (WV) 28:54.