Indians in five
WARRENTON, Ore. — Facing a team that has already played a couple of matches and a tournament or two, South Bend started its season with a barn-burning five-game victory over host Warrenton, Ore., 21-25, 20-25, 25-22, 25-21, 15-8, on Thursday night.
The Warriors calmly struck out to a two-game lead while the Indians (1-0) were inconsistent in their play. That all changed in the third game as South Bend settled down, focused on its overall consistency and added plenty of power down the middle of Warrenton’s defense.
“As the night went on, we became more calm,” South Bend head coach Jackie Sanchez said. “We started out way too nervous. We pecked our way back and got our feet on the ground. We began getting more success hitting the ball in the middle. Their defense really didn’t adjust to that.”
Makenzie Russell was cited for her all-around game, leading the team with 12 kills and nine blocks. Kessa Wilson added eight kills and 11 blocks and Katlyn Sawyer six kills. Myranda Curtis was also cited for her play at setter, with 16-for-16 serving as well, and Michaela Eastham was cited for coming off the bench and serving 22-for-23 on the night.
Warrenton won the junior varsity match, 12-25, 25-16, 15-4, and South Bend won the C Squad match, 25-22, 25-21.
On Tuesday, South Bend stays home to greet Northwest Christian.
Wildcats in three
WISHKAH — Ocosta started the season with a quick three-game sweep of Wishkah, 25-6, 25-5, 25-14, in this non-league match on Thursday.
The Loggerettes (0-1) feature new players in more than half of their roster, according to head coach Tove Reibel. The Wildcats (1-0) bring back a solid core of returning players to their roster.
“We did improve throughout the games and the stage fright was gone by the third game,” Reibel said. “We have a lot to work on and we’re looking forward to improving throughout the season.”
On Monday, Wishkah hosts Taholah. On Tuesday, Ocosta travels to Willapa Valley.
Evergreen 2A Relays
Aberdeen’s girls started the new season in the pool with two relay wins, both of them the 200 freestyle relays, to highlight the Evergreen 2A Relays on Thursday at the YMCA of Grays Harbor.
Black Hills/Tumwater won the 2A division team title with 98 points. Capital took second at 90 and Aberdeen finished third at 74. Centralia-Chehalis, River Ridge and Black Hills also competed in the 2A division.
Olympic knocked off North Thurston in the 3A-4A division, 124-96.
Aberdeen’s first win came in the freshman-sophomore 200 freestyle relay at 2:10.22, with Samantha Sampson, Linnea Davison, Hannah Mellon-Jackson and Naomi Wolfenberger swimming.
The varsity 200 freestyle relay team — Hannah Bortel, Molly Rabung, Claire Hurd and Keola Holt — won the Bobcats’ second title at the end of the meet, coming in at 2:04.94.
AHS head coach Jan Simons cited captains Darryl Craig and Hannah Bortel for their leadership.
On Thursday, Aberdeen will travel to River Ridge.
Evergreen 2A Relays
(Aberdeen results only)
400 Medley Relay — 3. Aberdeen (Hurd, Giron, Craig, Butcher). 200 Free Relay — 2:10.22 — 1. Aberdeen (Sampson, Davison, Mellon-Jackson, Wolfemberger). 400 Free Relay — 3. Aberdeen (Davison, Wilson, Holt, Rowe). 850 Free Relay — 3. Aberdeen (Sampson, Mellon-Jackson, Conrad, West). 200 Medley Relay — 2. Aberdeen (Rabung, Rowe, Holt, Wilson). 200 Backstroke Relay — 3. Aberdeen (Davison, Sampson, Hurd, Conrad). 200 Breaststroke Relay — 3. Aberdeen (Rosche, Giron, Craig, Mellon-Jackson). 200 Free Relay — 2:04.94 — 1. Aberdeen (Bortel, Rabung, Hurd, Holt).
Eagles 173, Bulldogs 182
ELMA — Consistent scoring, led by medalist Austin Neary, allowed Elma to topple Montesano in an Evergreen 1A League match Thursday at Oaksridge Golf Course in Elma.
A new golf scoring format takes the scores of the top four out of six players instead of 5-out-of 6 as before.
Neary paced the Eagles with a 38. Zach Wroughton and Bryson Burrows each shot a 44 for the Eagles.
Elma coach Erik Lindley complimented Neary and Burrows for their outstanding play.
Kyler Landry was low for the Bulldogs with a 42.
Montesano’s junior varsity topped Elma, 223-230. Nolan Anderson was low for the Bulldogs with a 53.
On Tuesday, Elma hosts Rochester at Oaksridge Golf Course. Montesano travels to Highland Golf Course to play Hoquiam that same day.
Elma (173) — Kyler Landry 42, Nolan Walker 45, Cody Zillyette 47, Jacob Hliboki 48, Sean Connell 62.
Montesano (182) — Austin Neary 38, Zach Wroughton 44, Bryson Burrows 44, Mitch Helland 47, Austin Cristelli 48.
Warriors 183, Grizzlies 216
CHEHALIS — Medalist Deric Hawes led Rochester with a one-under-par 35 as the Warriors overcame Hoquiam in Evergreen 1A League play Thursday at Riverside Golf Course in Chehalis.
Brother Brock Hawes shot a 42 for the Warriors.
Josh Bishop and Zach Emerson shared Hoquiam honors with 50s.
“We have, at this point, no returning seniors,” said Grizzly coach Larry Dublanko. “We are in a rebuilding mode with not a ton of competitive golf experience yet. This was not our home course, so it was pretty unfamiliar with fast greens.”
On Tuesday, Hoquiam will host Montesano at Highland Golf Course.
Rochester (183) — Deric Hawes 35, Brock Hawes 42, Brian Ranger 49, Lucas Eastman 57, Trevin Byrd 65.
Hoquiam (216) — Josh Bishop 50, Zach Emerson 50, Tahcoy Ibabao 61, Dylan Krzmarzick 55, Kolby Crowell 65.
TENINO — Elma’s Daphne Peek was the top Grays Harbor finisher in the Gordy Robertson Invitational Jamboree Thursday at the Tenino City Park.
Peek was fifth in the girls race with a time of 12:55 for 1.5 miles. Jennafer Hughes of Morton/White Pass won the girls race in 12:11.
Chehalis’ Danny Robertson won the boys race in 9:22. Elma’s Dylan Bennett was 14th in 10:55.
Freshman Austin Drake was the top Hoquiam finisher at 11:51. He drew the praise of Grizzly coach Jennifer Pace.
Alaina Butler led the Grizzly girls with a time of 14:35.
Elma will compete in the Yam Hill Meet in Oregon on Saturday and host an Evergreen 1A meet that will include Hoquiam on Thursday.
Grays Harbor times.
Dylan Bennett (E) 10:55, Kyle Smith (E) 11:43, Lukas Starks (E) 11:50, Austin Drake (H) 11:51, Toby Shriver (E) 12:05, Austin Montoure (H) 12:17, Luke Creviston (H) 12:54, Brody Burbidge (E) 13:28, Jake Gwin (H) 13:42.
Daphne Peek (E) 12:55, Brianna Lusby (E) 14:05, Luna Zang (E) 14:08, Tahni McGoughy (E) 14:32, Mikayla Beeler (E) 14:33, Alaina Butler (H) 14:35, Alexis Franklin (H) 14:36, Cora Foss (H) 14:42, Piper Sandstrom (H) 16:26, Sonya Lunn (E) 19:21.