Bobcats 5, Wolves 0
TUMWATER — Juan Lopez scored four goals to help Aberdeen trounce Black Hills in an Evergreen 2A Conference opener Thursday at Tumwater Stadium.
The score reflected Aberdeen’s dominance, as the Bobcats allowed the Wolves only a handful of shots. Bobcat coach Larry Fleming was pleased with virtually all elements of his team’s play.
“Nice start to the season,” Fleming said. “We have many things to work on, but we were pretty solid in most aspects and Juan finished just about perfectly.”
Lopez connected on a long shot to open the scoring in the 25th minute. His free kick from 20 yards out at the 4:43 mark gave the Bobcats a 2-0 lead.
Two more goals by Lopez, in the 62nd and 67th minutes, preceded Titus Phillips’ concluding goal, off an assist by Juan Oropeza.
Fleming cited the defensive play of Phillips, Seth Caba, Sam Ruiz, Blake Liscombe and Dominic Shaffer.
The Bobcats also won the JV match, 3-0. Warren Pratt, John Pellessier and Jake Myers scored for Aberdeen, while Myers and Tony Jo were cited for fine performances.
Aberdeen hosts Montesano in a non-leaguer Saturday afternoon at Stewart Field. The varsity match is slated for 2 p.m.
Bulldogs 3, Spartans 1
MONTESANO — Controlling play throughout, Montesano toppled Forks on a muddy field on Thursday at Rottle Field.
Gurgen Khasapetyan scored first for the Bulldogs (1-1) in the 14th minute on a cross from Skye Jefferson. The score was 1-0 at halftime.
In the 44th minute, Khasapetyan crossed to David Sawyer who put the ball in for the second Bulldog score. Dakota Jefferson hit a shot from the outside in the 58th minute.
The Spartans got their lone goal on a through ball in the 77th minute.
“We outshot them 21-4,” said Bulldog head coach Jeff Lenherr. “Their goalkeeper had some good saves. Our players all hustled well and played well as a team on our field, which has not recovered yet from girls soccer in the fall.”
The Bulldogs travel to Stewart Field in Aberdeen on Saturday afternoon.
Tigers 14, Grizzlies 4
CENTRALIA — Scoring in every inning, Class 2A Centralia thumped Hoquiam in a non-league softball game Thursday shortened to six innings by the 10-run mercy rule.
Parker Pocklington slugged a two-run homer for the Tigers in the fifth inning.
The Grizzlies (0-1) collected 11 hits of their own, including Ellie Quercia’s two-run homer in the first inning. Bailee Bradley had three hits for Hoquiam.
“We had 17 baserunners and we could only muster four runs,” HHS coach Keith Reynvaan said. “We left the bases loaded four times. We couldn’t get the big hit…(Centralia) had some bloop hits, some slow-rolling hits and some shots.”
The Grizzlies are scheduled to visit Aberdeen in a 1 p.m. contest Saturday.
Hoq 200 011 — 4 11 n/a. Cen 143 123 — 14 n/a n/a.
Bradley and King; Wasson and Zion.
RBI: Hoquiam — Quercia 2, Bradley, Creviston. Centralia — n/a. Three hits: Hoquiam — Bradley. Two hits: Hoquiam — Quercia. Home runs: Hoquiam — Quercia. Centralia — Parker Pocklington.
Winning pitcher — Wasson (walked three; struck out three). Losing pitcher — Bradley (struck out three).
WESTPORT — Scoring in every inning, Ocosta led Naselle, 12-8, when rain forced suspension of their Pacific League contest Thursday. Originally scheduled for Naselle, the contest was shifted to Westport due to superior field conditions.
The Wildcats scored four times in the bottom of the fourth and were still batting when the contest was called. It will be finished at a later date.
Tiana Parker tripled and singled while Lexie Schmeling doubled and singled to lead the Ocosta attack. The Wildcats were guilty of five errors, but coach Jason Barnum attributed many of those to wet field conditions.
“I liked how my girls battled back,” Barnum said. “Even with the five errors, we worked through that and made plays later in the game.”
The Wildcats are scheduled to host North Beach on Monday.
Warriors 2, Eagles 1
ROCHESTER — Rochester edged Elma in an Evergreen 1A League opener Thursday at Rochester.
Details were unavailable. The Eagles (0-1) host Rainier on Tuesday.
RAYMOND — Northwest Christian came away with a team sweep in this first Southwest Washington multi-school small-school meet at Raymond on Thursday, but the hosts were right behind the Navigators
The Crusaders edged out the Gulls, 125.33-123, in the boys meet, while running away with the girls meet, with 179 points. Raymond, which was at three-quarter strength in the boys meet and missing some numbers in the girls, was second in the girls meet.
“We were a bit on the short-handed side,” Raymond head coach Mike Tully said of the boys meet. “The boys were a couple of points from clipping NWC, while the girls, with some low numbers, came in second and that’s a good feat.”
Tully cited Hannah Dykes, who won three individual events — 100m sprint, the long jump and the triple jump — while helping out the 4x200-meter relay team win.
On the boys side, Rayce Newman was also cited for his three individual wins (100m-200m-triple jump), along with Andrew Hamilton in the shot put and the 4x400m relay team, which featured three freshmen.
North Beach head coach Bob Wiley cited Caine Carr (long jump), Caleb Bridge (discus and shot put) and Stefan Dycus (110m hurdles) for their performances in the boys meet and Chloe Werner (100m hurdles) and Crystal Lynch (throws) in the girls meet.
Full summaries from the meet wil be published in Saturday’s The Daily World.
Valley boys win
HAWKS PRAIRIE — Nicholas Betrozoff and Connor McAllister shared medalist honors with 43s as Willapa Valley’s boys breezed to victory in a multi-school match Thursday at the Links Course at Hawks Prairie.
The Vikings totaled 189 strokes to finish 44 ahead of runner-up Northwest Christian.
There were no complete girls teams. Northwest Christian’s Jordyn Wagner was the medalist with a 57. South Bend’s Emma Lorton, with a career-best 58, was second.
Willapa Valley (189) — Nicholas Betrozoff 43, Cameron McAllister 49, Connor McAllister 43, Spencer Schwiesow 54, Markus Eastham 57, Dylan Barrett 53.
Northwest Christian (233) — Jack McQuarrie 52, Jonah Dillingham 54, Aaron Fox 58, Gary Epp 69.
North Beach (295) — Justin Chong 72, Aaron Thomas 65, Tyler Turner 70, Nolan Bouma 88.
Raymond — John Stigall 56, Dakota Topping 77, Landon Maneman 64.
South Bend — Miles Davis 53, Zane Johnson 59, Matthew Lewis 79.
South Bend — Lexi Mittge 78, Emma Lorton 58.
Willapa Valley — Kaitlyn Nissell 60, Emily Fluke 65.
Raymond — Amanda Koski 62.
Northwest Christian — Jordyn Wagner 57, Christy Jung 64.