Sports Roundup: Aberdeen’s Cole Edwards takes third in league boys tennis tourney

Boys tennis

Evergreen 2A tourney

TUMWATER — Aberdeen’s Cole Edwards punched his ticket to this Tuesday’s District IV 2A tournament by winning two matches in the Evergreen 2A tournament at the Capital City Tennis Club on Saturday.

Edwards knocked off River Ridge’s Jason Trinh, 6-1, 6-3, in a winner-to-district match. In a third-fourth place seeding match, Edwards finished his day with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Chehalis’ Danial Blondahl.

Edwards trailed 4-3 in the second set before winning 12 points in the final three games to clinch the win.

“He really turned it on in the third-place match,” AHS assistant coach Joey Mankin said.

On Tuesday, Edwards will face the Greater St. Helens League’s No. 2 seed in an opening-round match at 10 a.m. at the Capital City Tennis Club.

C.C. Volleyball

Bellevue Crossover Tournament

BELLEVUE — Grays Harbor College went 0-3 during the Bellevue Crossover Tournament at Bellevue College on Friday and Saturday.

In a first-round match, the Chokers fell to Clark, 25-13, 25-6, to move into the consolation bracket. There, GHC was sent to Saturday’s optional bracket by Southwest Oregon, 25-20, 25-10, 25-13.

On Saturday, GHC lost its final match of the tournament, 25-10, 25-16, to Wenatchee Valley.

Further details were not reported.

On Wednesday, GHC hits the road to take on Highline.


Crescent Invitational

CRESCENT — Taholah found a way to get better as the day progressed to finish tied for third place overall at the Crescent Invitational on Saturday.

The Chitwhins finished fifth out of five teams in the morning pool-play portion of the tournament. Taholah prevailed in a play-in match against Crescent’s junior varsity team, 25-11, 25-20, to get into the main single-elimination bracket.

In the quarterfinals, Taholah took on rival Lake Quinault and won in three sets, 25-21, 22-25, 16-14. In the semifinals, the Chitwhins fell to host Crescent, 25-23, 25-16. The Elks finished tied for fifth place.

“By the time we played Crescent, they ran out of gas,” Taholah head coach Jinny Marshand said. “At the beginning of the day, it took us a while to get warmed up. Once the single-elimination bracket began, we were on. When we played Lake Quinault, they were focused. It was a really great match to watch.”

Marquel Waugh was named Taholah’s MVP for the tournament as voted by tournament coaches.

Tonight, Taholah hosts Clallam Bay. On Thursday, Taholah stays home to greet Oakville.

Girls soccer

Lumberjills 3, Bobcats 2

LONGVIEW — Two goals in two minutes to start the second half allowed host R.A. Long to get away from Aberdeen in this non-league match on Saturday.

Tied at 1-1 at halftime, the Lumberjills scored a rebound goal in the 43rd minute and made it 3-1 one minute later. A shot in close was saved by Bobcats goalkeeper Kayla Arnold, but the rebound got behind her and trickled in.

McKenzie Brooks got one goal back in the 62nd minute when she recovered a loose ball inside the penalty area and deposited it just inside the left post from the right side.

The Bobcats put on a furious attack in the final five minutes, but couldn’t get the equalizing goal.

Emily Fisher got the match started with a goal in the fourth minute off a through-ball feed from Ali Morris. The hosts tied the match in the 14th minute.

“We’re in a little bit of a funk right now,” AHS head coach Fidel Sanchez said. “We didn’t have enough possession to control. We have to stay focused for the whole game. We have to pressure all of the time and make the passes we need to make. We have to do that for the whole game, not just in spots.”

Kaylee Nguyen was cited for her play on defense for AHS (5-7).

On Thursday, Aberdeen hits the road to take on Centralia.


Friday games

Rosalia 63, Taholah 38

Host Taholah (2-2) found itself down 56-16 at the half to Rosalia (5-2), but held the visiting Spartans to just one more touchdown in the running-clock second half. Taholah head coach Donald Waugh noted that his team came out in a new offensive package and struggled.

“It didn’t fly worth a damn,” Waugh said. “We changed back to our double power-I package and they couldn’t stop us (in the second half). We got to 38 points, but ran out of time with the running clock. (Rosalia) was tough. Their line was tearing us up.”

Napavine 49, Ocosta 7

Facing a tough non-league game on the road, the Wildcats (3-4) found some success from their passing game. Quarterback Alex Herrera threw for 127 yard on 10-for-24 attempts and one touchdown, a 32-yard scoring pass to Michael DeWood in the second quarter. Herrera, however, was picked off three times by the Tiger defense.