Chitwhins in three
TAHOLAH — In control in the first and third sets, Taholah fell behind to visiting Oakville before regrouping to set up a non-league sweep 25-18, 25-20, 25-13 on Tuesday.
“In the second set, we were behind, 10-1,” Taholah head coach Jinny Marchand said. “They had a couple of good servers and we couldn’t get it to our setter. Finally, we just setting in and chipped away.”
Marquel Waugh led the Chitwhins (7-2) with seven kills, with Rachel Cheney adding four kills. Tia Cheney was cited for serving and Karleena Walther was cited for setting.
On Saturday, Taholah will be at the Crescent Invitational.
OLYMPIA — Aberdeen freshman Kyle Hurd finished second overall in the boys meet during an Evergreen 2A dual meet at Capital High School on Tuesday.
The Cougars won the boys meet, 20-39, and was the only complete team in the girls meet.
“Kyle had a good day; this was a pretty good course with a steep hill,” AHS head coach Sherrie Green said. “None of our times reflect how well they ran. It was a tough course. We are starting to see some personal improvements and it is coming at the right time of the season.”
Next Wednesday, Aberdeen will be at the Evergreen 2A meet at Pioneer Park in Tumwater.
Cougars 20, Bobcats 39
Top-Five Finishers: 1. Ben Monk (Cap) 16:07. 2. Kyle Hurd (Abe) 17:36. 3. Ryan Knutzen (Cap) 17:47. 4. Abishai Thomas (Cap) 17:62. 5. Ian Thulin-Gizzi (Cap) 18:23.
Aberdeen finishers: 6. Aaron Martinez, 18:39. 9. Jeran Paris, 19:29. 10. Luis Charres, 19:31. 15. Damon Lillibridge, 21:08.
Cougars 15, Bobcats Inc.
Top-Five Finishers: 1. Sophia McLain (Cap) 21:06. 2. Nicole Hartman (Cap) 21:07. 3. Paton McGuin (Cap) 21:08. 4. Jenny Lynn (Cap) 25:06. 5. Ali Johnson (Cap) 25:07.
Aberdeen Finishers: 7. Savannah Stolen, 25:24. 8. Olivia Mickelson, 25:39. 19. Shaena Everson, 33:48. 20. Ashlynn Everson, 37:26.
Blazers win in four
Three very close sets highlighted this NWAACC Western Division match at Sam Benn Gym, with visiting Centralia coming away with two of those three sets to beat Grays Harbor College 25-27, 26-24, 25-18, 26-24 on Wednesday night.
“We were right there,” GHC head coach Christine Nelson said. “It was a great match, very exciting. Things just didn’t fall our way a couple of times and it hurt us.”
The Chokers (0-7, 8-14) lost setter/hitter Alahna Weber due to a back injury after the third set. Setter Courtney Hagain became the lone setter in the team’s two-set lineup and kept GHC close in the fourth set.
“She did a very good job, played really well,” Nelson said of Hagain, who led the team with 25 assists and nine digs. “This was one of our better offensive games.”
Before leaving the match, Weber slugged eight kills and dished out 10 assists. Kendra Wieler led the team with 12 kills and 14 digs and Tiffani Dhooghe added nine kills and 12 digs. Heather Dublanko also had nine kills and Kendell Keinhofer brought up 19 digs.
On Friday and Saturday, GHC will head up north for the Bellevue Crossover Tournament.