Prep Roundup: Two Twin Harborites win Ilwaco titles


Ilwaco tourney

ILWACO — Two Twin Harbors wrestlers captured titles in the Ilwaco Beach Brawl on Saturday.

Montesano freshman Kylar Prante took the 145-pound title with a 5-1 decision over Josh Long of Astoria, Ore.

Willapa Harbor’s Hunter Borden won the 182-pound crown with a 3-1 decision over Ilwaco’s Adam Hernandez.

Ocosta’s Drew Angelus (132 pounds) and Willapa Harbor’s Matthew Boyes (195) each finished second. Tenino’s Riley Fisher outpointed Angelus, 13-9, while Garrett Dees of Rainier, Ore., won an 11-5 decision over Boyes.

The third and fourth-place matches were not contested when wrestlers in those brackets reached their match maximums. A complete list of Twin Harbors third-place finishers was unavailable, but it included Willapa Harbor’s Grant Camenzind (145), Nick Betrozoff (113) and George Crow (220), Montesano’s Christian Gutierrez (152) and Ocosta’s Brian Hart (160).

Willapa Harbor placed fifth in the team competition. Rainier, Ore., was the team champion.

“I think we did exceptionally well against larger teams,” Willapa Harbor coach Preston Crow said. “We’ve definitely made a lot of improvements since the beginning of the year.”

Willapa Harbor’s Jenny Crow had a 2-1 record in the 137-pound girls bracket.

Subregional competition is scheduled for next weekend, with Elma hosting the 1A and girls tourneys. The Class B subregional is planned for Ocosta.

Lady Lancer Lipstick Classic

LAKEWOOD — Hoquiam’s girls finished third in the Lady Lancer Lipstick Classic tournament hosted by Lakes High School on Saturday.

Two Grizzlies wound up second at their respective weights. Shiianna Anderson was runner-up at 112 pounds, while Sam King was second at 155.

Hoquiam’s Reyna Sanchez (106) and Lindsay Leonard (170) each took third. Mariah Nelle was fourth at 100 pounds and Taylor Walker (155) and Briann Mitchell (118) each took fifth.

“Everybody wrestled up to their potential,” Hoquiam coach Alex White said.

Sanchez was singled out for a double-overtime victory.

The Grizzlies celebrated Senior Night on Thursday, with all of their seniors winning their matches.

Hoquiam will compete in the subregional girls tourney next weekend at Elma.

Washington tourney

PARKLAND — Aberdeen’s Alexis Miranda won the 137-pound championship at the girls portion of the Washington Invitational tournament on Saturday.

Miranda pinned all three of her opponents, including a Fife wrestler in the title round.

Aberdeen’s Kohl Levao wound up second in the 285-pound division of the boys junior varsity tourney. He was decisioned by Cascade Christian’s T.J. Johns in the final.

The Bobcats’ Erick Juarez was third at 126 pounds, decisioning South Whidbey’s Josh McElhinny, 13-9, in the match to decide third and fourth places. Aberdeen’s Filipo Cournoyer took fourth at 220.

“It was a good way to close out the season before district,” Bobcat assistant Richard VanVolkinburg said.

Aberdeen will host the boys 2A district (or subregional) tournament next Friday and Saturday.


Indians 50, Vikings 37

SOUTH BEND — In a game of distinctly two halves, South Bend pulled ahead of Willapa Valley in the final two quarters on Saturday at Koplitz Fieldhouse to move into a tie for second place in the Pacific League.

The Indians snapped a 26-all tie by controlling the second half.

“In the first half, we tried to control the tempo of the game and were solid on defense,” said SB head coach Gary Wilson. “In the second half, we really stepped up the defense and blocked out. We were quicker and faster in the second half. (Sierra) Cearns gave us an important 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter to give us a boost offensively and we handled their pressure well. We stayed calm and controlled the tempo in the second half.”

Katlyn Sawyer had a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Tribe (8-3, 10-9). Sierra Cearns added 11 points. Makenzie Russell was the leading rebounder with 15 rebounds, three steals and three assists to go with her six points.

Coach Wilson cited the offensive play of Cearns and Emily Sanchez. He also commended Russell for her pressure defense and the post play of Myranda Curtis.

Karli Friese was the leading scorer for the Vikings (8-3, 12-7), with 14 points and six steals. Lauren Friese pulled down 11 rebounds and swiped two steals to go with her six points. Morgan Walker grabbed seven rebounds.

“They killed us on the boards and we couldn’t shoot in the second half,” said Vikings head coach Melissa Aust. “We had lots of good looks, but they didn’t fall in the second half, only 24 percent.”

On Wednesday, South Bend hosts Naselle and Valley travels to Raymond for critical league contests.

WV 15 11 6 5 — 37 SB 15 11 14 10 — 50

Willapa Valley (37) — L. Friese 6, Bannish 6, Huber 2, K. Friese 14, Walker 2, Smaciarz, Fluke, Harden 7. FG — 13-55 (.237). FT — 7-12.

South Bend (50) — Cearns 11, Sanchez 6, Funkhouser, Russell 6, Sawyer 18, Curtis 7, Wilson 2, Myers. FG — 16-44 (.364). FT — 15-25.

JV — Valley won.

Gulls 49, Navigators 40

LACEY — Fighting off a stiff Northwest Christian challenge, Raymond wrapped up the Pacific League title by topping the Navigators on Saturday at Lacey.

The fourth-ranked Gulls (11-0, 18-1) won their 18th straight.

Leading 19-15 at the half, the Gulls never could shake the Navigators, although they maintained the lead the rest of the way.

“They came out pressuring us really hard and we had to adjust and deal with it,” Raymond coach Jon Schray said. “It came down to our free-throw shooting that saved us.”

Abby Maneman hit 10-of-11 free throws in scoring 15 points, she also had 13 rebounds. Aiyisha Garcia led Raymond with 16 points and nine rebounds.

Courtney Hagain contributed five assists and five steals for the Gulls.

Raymond closes out its regular season at home Wednesday against rival Willapa Valley.

Ray 6 13 10 20 — 49 NWC 5 10 8 17 — 40

Raymond (49) — Williams 9, Koski, Boyes 2, Garcia 16, Hagain 5, Maneman 15, Karlsvik 2, Silva. FG — 16-46 (.348). FT — 16-26.

Northwest Christian (40) — E. Van Marter 6, Bredeson 4, M. Van Marter 13, Reeves 7, Jack, Sowers 6, Wagner 4. FG — 12-47 (.255). FT — 11-12.

Elks 42, Acorns 28

OAKVILLE — Romey Begay and Annber Neeland attained double-doubles as Lake Quinault shut down Oakville in a non-league contest Saturday at Oakville.

Begay had 13 points and 12 rebounds to go along with eight steals and two blocked shots. Neeland finished with 10 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and three assists.

Hannah Allen collected 12 rebounds, three steals and four assists for the Elks (5-8).

Lake Quinault dominated inside, according to assistant coach Jon Neeland.

“We chose a night to play really good defense, because our offense was not good,” Neeland said with a chuckle.

The Elks host Mary M. Knight on Friday. The Acorns host Wishkah the same night.

LQ 7 14 8 13 — 42 Oak 3 4 9 10 — 26

Lake Quinault (42) — Begay 13, F. Thomas 2, A. Blackburn 5, M. Blackburn 6, Neeland 10, Allen 6, Erdman, Gerard, Sansom, B. Thomas, Silva. FG — 14-52 (.269). FT — 14-28.

Oakville (26) — Maas 3, Merriman 12, Ortivez 2, Lewis 2, Fox 5, Daniels 2. FG — n/a. FT — 6-13.

Comets 43, Wildcats 17

WESTPORT — Naselle jumped out to a 12-2 first quarter lead and never looked back to rout Ocosta in Pacific League play on Saturday at Westport.

Katie Green led the Comets with 22 points. The Comets led 22-12 at halftime.

Kate Christensen was the leading scorer for the Wildcats (0-11, 2-17), with seven points and six rebounds.

“We came here asleep tonight,” said Wildcat head coach Rachel Wenzel. “Our offense has been slow so we rely on our defense and we didn’t even have that tonight. It just wasn’t there.”

Wenzel praised Hannah Wingate for a good all-around game.

On Wednesday, Ocosta will travel to North Beach.

NAS 12 10 13 8 — 43 OCO 2 10 4 1 — 17

Naselle (43) — M. Green, Wirkkala, K. Green 22, Leland 5, Pine 2, Duvall 2, Scrabeck, Matthews 12, Bjornsgard. FG — n.a. FT — n.a.

Ocosta (17) — Schmeling 4, Sunde 2, Phillips, D. Wingate, Rutzer 2, Poulson, H. Wingate 2, Christensen 7. FG — n.a. FT — n.a.


Hyaks 53, Bulldogs 44

MONTESANO — Powered by Justin Chong’s 17 points, North Beach topped Montesano in non-league play on Saturday at Bo Griffith Gymnasium.

Corey Thornton added 13 points for the Hyaks (12-7). Gabe Hernandez was the leading rebounder with eight. Chong and Tyler Turner grabbed six and five rebounds, respectively.

Kenny Roy led the Bulldogs (10-8) with 17 points and seven rebounds. Layne Bruner grabbed seven rebounds to go with his 10 points. Richard Smith pulled down six rebounds.

“Our inability to shoot well was the difference in the game,” said MHS head coach Doug Schupbach. “We got good looks, but you can’t win a game with 26 percent shooting.”

Schupbach cited Zack Nelson, who swiped two steals, and Smith for fine performances off the bench in the second half.

On Tuesday, the Bulldogs hit the road to Hoquiam Square Garden. North Beach travels to Ocosta on Tuesday.

NB 15 10 17 11 — 53 Mon 13 10 13 8 — 44

North Beach (53) — Chong 17, Hernandez 5, Gonzalez 8, Fry 2, Turner 2, Thornton 13, Wagner 6. FG — 22-56 (.393). FT — 6-17.

Montesano (44) — Jensen 6, Bialkowsky, Bruner 10, Usher, Nelson 3, Smith 2, Roy 17, Ohashi 3, Rogers 2, Ibabao 1. FG — 15-58 (.259). FT — 9-13.

JV and C Squad — Montesano won.

Elks 55, Acorns 33

OAKVILLE — Santos Venegas scored 18 points as Lake Quinault thumped Oakville in a non-league contest Saturday at Oakville.

Doing most of his damage inside, Venegas was the lone double-figure scorer for the Elks (6-9). Kobe Kalama, Christian Garcia and Chris Erdman added eight points apiece for Quinault.

“Venegas did a nice job of scoring inside for them,” Oakville coach Cliff Harris said. “We missed some easy shots, they made easy shots and that was the difference in the ball game. They’re a senior-oriented team and we’re still young.

Ray Lopez tallied 16 points for the Acorns (4-12). Oakville’s T.J. Trott was cited for defense.

Both teams return to action Friday, with Quinault home against Mary M. Knight and Oakville home against Wishkah.

LQ 9 14 18 14 — 55 Oak 5 7 14 7 — 33

Lake Quinault (55) — Garcia 8, Dorhofer 6, Carlile 2, Dalton Lines, Dylan Lines, Kalama 8, Colton 2, Venegas 18, Erdman 8, Peters 3. FG — n/a. FT — 5-10.

Oakville (33) — M. Youckton 4, Ortivez 3, A. Youckton, Trott, Tinney, Broman, Bird 3, Lopez 16, Jack 8, S. Youckton. FG — 11-48 (.229). FT — 6-14.

Owls 47, Mustangs 17

MATLOCK — Mary M. Knight used balanced scoring and strong defense to down North River in non-league play on Saturday at Matlock.

The Owls (10-6) made liberal use of reserves and led 31-7 at halftime.

Nick Dierkop was the leading scorer for the Owls with 10 points. Blake Adsero grabbed eight rebounds. Juan Jimenez swiped seven steals and dished out three assists.

Miles Devine led the Mustangs (0-7) with nine points.

“They’re young and inexperienced, but they played hard the whole game,” said Owls head coach Tim Diggle. “I started all five eligible seniors and then replaced them with reserves. We worked on different defenses during the game to get the win.”

Coach Diggle praised reserve player Chase Robecker for leading the communication on the court and for fine performances offensively and defensively.

On Friday, Mary M. Knight will travel to Lake Quinault. North River will hit the road to Lake Quinault the next night.

NR 5 2 4 6 — 17 MMK 14 17 10 6 — 47

North River (17) — Devine 9, Holmes 1, Wilson 4, J. Churape 2, Simpson 1. FG — 7-34 (.205). FT — 2-10.

Mary M. Knight (47) — Willey 9, A. Thompson 9, Robecker 9, Dierkop 10, Diggle 2, Adsero 4, Oien 4, Jimenez. FG — 21-62 (.339). FT — 3-8.

Acorns 53, Mustangs 27

BROOKLYN — Oakville used balanced scoring to down North River in non-league play on Friday at Brooklyn.

The Acorns (4-11) made liberal use of reserves and led 25-18 at halftime.

T.J. Trott grabbed eight rebounds while Geo Jack pulled down six rebounds and three blocks for the Acorns.

Miles Devine topped North River with eight points.

“They (the Mustangs) are a well-coached, competitive team,” said Oakville head coach Cliff Harris. “We both played a lot of eighth and ninth graders and all 11 of our guys got to play. The gym out there is an interesting place to play. There is not a full 3-point line, but it is a fun place to play. We tried different things in the second half and gave up 14 points in the second quarter. They (the Mustangs) do not quit.”

Oakville hosts Lake Quinault tonight while North River (0-6) travels to Mary M. Knight tonight.

OAK 11 14 14 14 — 53 NR 4 14 3 6 — 27

Oakville (53) — M. Youckton 6, Ortivez 7, A. Youckton 8, Bliss 2, Trott 4, Tinney 4, Roman 2, Bird 2, Lopez 3, Jack 8, S. Youckton 7. FG — 24-52 (.462). FT — 1-3.

North River (27) — Turner 6, Devine 8, Holmes, Wilson 2, Berentsen 6, J. Churape, Simpson 4, L. Churape 1, Baughman. FG — 12-44 (.273). FT — 2-6.