Bighill leads Lions in tackles
Montesano High School graduate Adam Bighill led the British Columbia Lions in two defensive categories during a Canadian Football League season that concluded Sunday.
The Calgary Stampeders deprived the 2011 champion Lions a return trip to the Grey Cup with a 34-29 upset victory at Vancouver. The Stampeders will visit the Toronto Argonauts in the championship game next Sunday.
A second-year linebacker from Central Washington University, Bighill led the Lions in tackles with 104 — not including 14 he made on special teams. He was also credited with nine sackes and two forced fumbles. Bighill also shared the team lead in interceptions with four.
Grizzly harriers honored
Austin Montoure and Alaina Butler received the Most Valuable Runner awards at the Hoquiam High School cross country banquet Monday night.
Other team awards: Most Improved — Cora Foss and Luke Creviston. Inspirational — Rick Thompson and Reyna Sanchez. Captains — Creviston and Foss.
Meister tallies 17 points in victory
Elma High graduate Carly Meister scored 17 points in helping Southern Oregon trounce Hope International, 99-58, in a college women’s basketball game Sunday in Ashland.
A freshman recovering from reconstructive knee surgery, Meister hit eight of nine shot attempts against Hope. Although used as a reserve thus far, she is averaging 10.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for Southern Oregon.
Napavine falls in state soccer final
Bear Creek blanked Napavine, 4-0, to win the state Class B girls soccer championship on Saturday at Sumner.
Playing on its home field, Sumner edged Sehome, 1-0, to take the 2A title while University Prep edged Seattle Christian, 3-2, in the 1A final.
Daily World staff reports