Bobcats take shootout
OLYMPIA — Aberdeen converted all three of its spot kicks to edge Capital in a shootout, 1-1 (3-0), in Evergreen 2A Conference play Thursday night at Ingersoll Stadium.
Emily Fisher, Ali Morris and Tayler Housden converted Aberdeen’s three attempts in the shootout.
Bobcat goalkeeper Kayla Arnold, meanwhile, blocked Capital’s first and third shots to give AHS an insurmountable lead. The second caromed off the crossbar.
With Capital controlling play, the Bobcats (4-2, 4-3) were fortunate to be down only 1-0 at the half.
The second half was a different story, as the Bobcats spent most of the 40 minutes on the attack.
They finally equalized when McKenzie Brooks collected a loose ball along the left wing, dribbled diagonally past several defenders and tucked a shot into the lower right corner in the 61st minute. That’s the way it remained through regulation and overtime.
“The girls were flat-lining, basically, in the first half,” AHS coach Fidel Sanchez said. “The second half, we really woke up and took it to them. The second half was all us attacking.”
Arnold was cited for outstanding goalkeeping.
Gema Quintana had the hat trick as the Bobcats won the JV match, 5-1.
Aberdeen entertains Mark Morris in a non-leaguer this afternoon.
Eagles 6, Wildcats 0
WESTPORT — League-leading Elma scored five in the first half to take over this Evergreen 1A match with Ocosta on Thursday night.
Brooke Goldsmith started the scoring 90 seconds into the match. Izzy Cristelli (13th minute), Hannah Heelan (15th), Natalie Grant (28th) and Maci Shumate (34th) added goals for Elma (8-1).
Freshman Peyton Elliot ended the scoring in the 44th minute.
“We wanted to get some good work in, get good minutes for all of the players who don’t get as much time,” Elma head coach Chris Schumacher said. “We need to get everyone on the same playing field as we get closer to the end of the (regular) season. They know they’ll be needed. They did a good job.”
“This was our first game as a whole team,” Ocosta head coach Mike King added. The Wildcats have been hurt by early season injuries and fielded all of their projected starters for the match.
Ocosta (2-7) goalkeeper Lexie Schmeling was credited with 19 saves. Alyssa Phillips, Mikayla Sunde and Mary Davis were cited for their work.
In a junior varsity match, Elma and Rochester finished in a 1-1 tie.
Today, Elma travels to Tenino, while Ocosta hosts Hoquiam.
Tribe in four
SOUTH BEND — A seven-point rally in the fourth set allowed host South Bend to rally back and win this Pacific 2B League rivalry match against Willapa Valley on Tuesday, 25-20, 25-20, 18-25, 26-24, at Koplitz Fieldhouse.
Trailing 24-19 in the fourth set, the Indians’ Emily Sanchez served out the match with seven straight points, with her teammates dominating the finish, according to head coach Jackie Sanchez.
“They put it together; it was exciting and intense,” Sanchez said. “We were behind the whole game, then Emily went up to serve and the kids put everything together for the final seven points. We had the momentum in the first game and the second game was close start to finish. The third game, we led once and really struggled to get anything going.”
“That elusive 25th point in the fourth game got us,” Willapa Valley head coach Lori Snodgrass added. “If we could have gotten that point, we would have been looking at something good. Overall, I really thought the girls played hard and played better as a team. If we keep going in this direction, we’ll set ourselves up good.”
Katlyn Sawyer led the Tribe (4-1, 5-2) with 10 kills, with Makenzie Russell adding nine kills and 10 blocks. Tessa Wilson had seven blocks and four kills and Emily Sanchez finished with four kills. Maddie Klus, Sanchez, Morgan Patterson and Alison Funkhouser were cited for their passing for South Bend.
Karli Friese was cited for her all-around night and led the Vikings (3-2, 4-2) with nine kills. Brooke Spoor added eight blocks and Lauren Friese brought up seven digs from the back row. Emily Fluke was cited for her setting.
In the junior varsity match, South Bend won in three sets. In the C Squad match, the teams split two sets.
On Tuesday, South Bend hits the road to Naselle, while Willapa Valley travels to rival Raymond.
Bulldogs win in three
ELMA — Unbeaten Montesano stayed composed and focused throughout to down Elma, 25-10, 25-23, 25-7, in Evergreen 1A League play on Thursday at Elma.
Both teams were winners in raising $1,563.50 for cancer in the annual East County Awareness match. Coaches Debbie Gibson and Renee Volz thanked all who participated.
Jordan Spradlin and Myranda Floch contributed 10 kills and seven kills, respectively, for the Bulldogs (5-0, 7-0). Ambi Howell added 14 assists. Megan Choate came up with nine assists and six digs.
In serving, Cortney Miller was 21-for-21 with eight aces. Madi Studer added four aces and 10 digs.
“On our side, when our passes are there, we are able to run our offense,” said Bulldog coach Gibson. “In the second game, we were on the defensive, but kept our composure. We pulled out the game so I am proud of how our kids stayed focused.”
Bethany Lipska added nine kills for the Eagles (0-5, 0-6). Brenna Miller came up with 20 assists.
“When we play as a team, we play well,” said Eagles coach Volz. “In the second set, that showed. When we let down, then we don’t play as well.”
The Bulldogs won the JV match, 25-4, 23-25, 15-9.
Montesano will play in the R.A. Long Invitational today. On Tuesday, Elma hits the road to Forks.
Grizzlies in three
Bailee Bradley contributed 10 kills and seven aces as Hoquiam edged Tenino, 25-21, 25-23, 25-23, in an Evergreen 1A League match Thursday at Hoquiam Square Garden.
Using a reshuffled lineup due to injuries and illness, the Grizzlies protected narrow leads in all three sets.
“We were very streaky tonight, but we came through on the big points,” Hoquiam coach Heather Bozich said.
Mikaila Johnson had 10 kills and Emma Estes eight kills for the Grizzlies (5-0, 7-0). Setter Megan Gibson had 24 assists.
Hoquiam’s Brandi Creviston wound up with 14 digs.
The Grizzlies took the JV match in two sets.
Hoquiam visits Montesano in a battle of unbeatens Tuesday.
Bobcats fall in three
Talented Capital outhit Aberdeen, 25-12, 25-11, 25-15, in an Evergreen 2A Conference match Thursday at Sam Benn Gym.
The Bobcats (0-5, 0-7) offered stiffer resistance than the score indicated. They used excellent defense to prolong points, although the Cougars used their superior power to finally put away spikes.
“Much like Tumwater, they have a lot of hitters,” Bobcat coach Wilma Weber said. “They’re quick and hit hard but we got hands on the ball, we kept the ball in play.”
Weber cited freshman Jillian Swor for a fine all-around match. Lily Walsh had seven kills and Kiana Dixon seven digs for the Bobcats.
Capital also took the junior varsity (25-12, 25-19) and C squad (27-25, 25-10) matches.
The Bobcats have bowed out of today’s R.A. Long Invitational due to conflicts with student testing. They next visit Black Hills on Tuesday.
Wildcats win in three
WESTPORT — Emily Hurlburt’s outstanding all-around performance helped Ocosta top Naselle, 25-21, 25-10, 25-22, in a Pacific League match Thursday at Westport.
Hurlburt served 12 consecutive points in the second set. She connected on 27 of 28 serves and performed spectacularly on defense.
“She was picking up everything,” Ocosta coach Barbara Rasmus said. “She was picking up digs I couldn’t believe she’d even get to, let alone get over the net.”
Kate Christensen, who had 100 percent serving, also contributed nine kills and seven blocks. Kami Strode had seven kills and three blocks and Emily Arndt 13 assists for the Wildcats (2-3, 3-4).
Rasmus also cited Meriah Short and Alex Scott-Walters for strong reserve performances.
Ocosta also took the JV match, 25-19, 14-25, 25-13.
The Wildcats journey to North Beach on Tuesday.
Chitwhins in three
OYEHUT — Coming from behind in the first two sets, Taholah’s varsity swept the North Beach junior varsity, 26-24, 26-24, 25-15, in a non-league match Thursday at Oyehut.
Marquel Waugh led the Chitwhins (5-1) with nine kills. Karleena Walther dished out seven assists, while Trish Dunn was cited for all-around play.
“They worked well as a team,” Taholah coach Jinny Marchand said.
The Chitwhins visit Clallam Bay on Wednesday before hosting the North Beach JVs on Thursday.
Elks win in three
OAKVILLE — Romenita Begay led Lake Quinault in serving as the unbeaten Elks toppled Oakville, 25-8, 25-20, 25-16, in non-league play on Thursday at Oakville.
Begay had six aces and Rosa Mendoza added four aces. Hannah Allen contributed three aces.
“The first game we came out strong and then lost our focus for awhile in the second game,” said Elks coach Heidi Heimbigner. “We cleaned up our act in the third and came out stronger. We have been focusing on serving and strong fundamentals.”
Heimbigner praised Begay for strong offensive leadership with five kills for the Elks (7-0). She also commended Allen for strong digging.
Today, both teams will participate in the Wishkah Dig Pink event for cancer. On Tuesday, the same two teams will meet at Amanda Park.
Bobcats 103, T-Birds 83
LACEY — Winning the final seven events, unbeaten Aberdeen pulled away from Tumwater in an Evergreen 2A Conference meet Thursday at River Ridge High School.
Trailing 43-32 after diving, the Bobcats dominated the second half of the meet.
Taylor Jones was a double individual winner in the 200 individual medley and 100-yard butterfly, while Emily May captured the 500-yard free and 100 backstroke.
Danielle Rowe and Mari Rabung were other individual winners for the Bobcats (4-0).
Aberdeen coach Jan Simons cited May, Josey Butcher, Lauren Dunn, Hannah Mellon-Jackson, Kaitlyn Hammonds, Sukhneen Jandu, Hannah Palmer and Samantha Sampson for personal-best times.
The Bobcats will participate in the Mukilteo Invitational today at the King County Aquatic Center.
200 medley relay — 2:04.14 — Aberdeen (A. Davison, Jones, May, D. Rowe), Tumwater, Aberdeen. 200 free — 2:23.29 — Howard (T), Davison (A), Henderson (T), Brown (T), West (A). 200 IM— 2:28.47 — Jones (A), Otton (T), Hougan (T), Thom (T), Hurd (A). 50 free — 28.03 — Senior (T), Holt (A), Bowles (T), Molly Rabung (A), A. Davison (A). Diving — 195.70 — Castle (T), Bowles (T), Senior (T), Wolfenberger (A), Mari Rabung (A).
100 fly — 1:08.24 — Jones (A), Henderson (T), Butcher (AP), Crosby (T), West (A). 100 free — 1:01.80 — D. Rowe (A), Otton (T), Holt (A), Brown (T), Molly Rabung (A). 500 free — 6:06.54 — May (A), Howard (T), A. Davison (A), B. Rowe (A), Thom (T). 200 free relay — 1:55.12 — Aberdeen (Wolfenberger, Molly Rabung, Holt, Jones), Tumwater, Tumwater. 100 back — 1:09.54 — May (A), L. Davison (A), D. Rowe (A), Donahue (T), Hougan (T). 100 breast — 1:19.5 — Mari Rabung (A), Crosby (T), Wolfenberger (A), Mellon-Jackson (A), Carmichael (T). 400 free relay — 4:13.92 — Aberdeen (Holt, L. Davison, May, D. Rowe), Tumwater, Tumwater.
Bulldog girls win
FORKS — Montesano dominated the top places in a multi-school meet Thursday at Forks.
The Bulldogs had the top four finishers in the girls meet and fielded the only complete girls team.
Monte’s Brandon Lovell and Gabe Spearin went 1-2 in the boys meet, but Rochester used superior depth to nip the Bulldogs, 38-40.
Lovell led most of the way in winning the 5,000-meter race in 19:17. Spearin weaved his way through some 15 other runners to place second in 19:37.
Montesano’s Gabrielle Rudolph won the girls meet in 21:49. Bulldog coach James Edwards praised the performance of Sydney Potter, who finished second, nine seconds back.
Alexis Franklin, 10th among the girls, and Austin Drake, 12th in the boys race, were the leading Hoquiam finishers.
1. Brandon Lovell (Monte) 19:17. 2. Gabe Spearin (Monte) 19:37. 3. Alan Ensastegui (Forks) 19:41. 4. Ryan Baxter (Roch) 19:51. 5. Peter Holman (Roch) 20:09.
Other Harbor runners in top 20: 9. Dakota Jefferson (Monte). 10. Emir Turarov (Monte). 12. Austin Drake (Hoq) 21:02. 18. Jake Mustard (Monte). 19. Alex Valliere (Hoq).
1. Gabrielle Rudolph (Monte) 21:49. 2. Sydney Potter (Monte) 21:58. 3. Andrea Ostwald (Monte) 22:37. 4. Baylee Roble (Monte) 23:06. 5. Tristin Williams (Forks) 23:40.
Other Harbor runners in top 15: 10. Alexis Franklin (Hoq). 13. Piper Sandstrom (Hoq). 15. Daria Iashchenko (Monte).
Elma boys win
RAINIER — Wesley Allen and Lukas Starks went 1-2 to help Elma’s boys dominate a four-school meet hosted by Rainier on Thursday.
Elma’s boys finished with 23 points, 17 lower than runner-up Onalaska.
Although taking four of the top five places, Elma’s girls were unable to field a complete team. Onalaska was the only team that met that standard.
Allen completed the 3-mile course in 17:13.32. His sophomore classmate Skarks was 19 seconds back.
Onalaska’s Bernadette Hayden won the girls race in 19:57.5. The Eagles swept second through fifth, with Daphne Peek taking the runner-up slot in 20:57.17.
1. Wesley Allen (Elma) 17:13.32. 2. Lukas Starks (E) 17:32.77. 3. Riley Girt (Onalaska). 4. Dylan Bennett (E) 17:40.23. 5. Zak Miller (Rain).
Other Elma runners: 6. Kyle Smith. 10. Brody Burbidge. 18. Devin Smith.
1. Bernadette Hayden (Onalaska) 19:57.5. 2. Daphne Peek (E) 20:57.17. 3. Luna Zang (E) 20:58.19. 4. Cynthia Alatorre (E) 22:35.98. 5. Stephanie Tyler (E).
With four players breaking 50, Hoquiam swept Ilwaco and Kalama in a Southwest Washington 1A League match Thursday at Highland Golf Course. The Grizzlies shot 169 to beat reigning state champion Ilwaco by 23 strokes and Kalama by 66 strokes.
Hoquiam was the lone team to survive the day without a player being disqualified. An Ilwaco player signed for a bogey 4 on the par-3 ninth when he actually took a 5. The rules of golf stipulate disqualification for attesting to a score on a hole that is lower than the actual total.
“(The ruling) made the (Ilwaco) coach unhappy and he took his team and left,” Hoquiam coach Larry Dublanko reported.
Had the correct score been entered, the Fishermen would have tied the Grizzlies for team honors, but Hoquiam would have still won the tiebreaker on the basis of a superior fifth round (a 56 by Parker McCormick).
A Kalama player, meanwhile, ran out of golf balls and was unable to finish his round.
Hoquiam’s John Sand, with seven pars, one birdie and one bogey, took medalist honors with a 35. Teammate Josh Bishop overcame an 11 on the par-5 fifth hole to card a 42, while Zach Emerson shot a 43.
“He putted well and he kept his head in the game,” Dublanko said of Bishop. “It was a good exercise for him in mental toughness. I was really pleased. Our guys hung in there.”
The Grizzlies host Woodland on Thursday before entering district play Oct. 14-15 at Tumwater Valley.
Hoquiam (169) — John Sand 35, Josh Bishop 42, Zach Emerson 43, Kolby Crowell 62, Parker McCormick 56, Dylan Kaczmarczyk 49.
Ilwaco (192) — Kenneth Sheldon 41, Taylor Schisler 36, Zack Tapio 44, Will Price 71, Jack Knudson not reported.
Kalama (235) — Brandon Lough 58, Jacob Sharp 55, Eli Spreadborroh 72, Trevor Peterson 61, James Kmotz 61.
T-Birds 211, Bobcats 235
TUMWATER — Jake Shier led Tumwater past Aberdeen with a 37 in a make-up match on Thursday at Tumwater Valley Golf Course.
Shier was the medalist. Eric Hagen was low with a 40 for the Bobcats.
“Hagen and Kegan Bridges are making progress towards getting back to playing at their average,” said AHS coach Harley Revel.
Aberdeen won the junior varsity match as Tumwater did not field a full team. Hunter Raines was the medalist with a 48.
Aberdeen (235) — Eric Hagen 40, Justin Cox 51, Jordan Weiberg 50, Kegan Bridges 42, Sean Dunn 52, Grant Larson 55.
Tumwater (211) — Jake Shier 37, Ryan Ziebart 43, Gabe Johnsey 46, Ian Forrester 44, Blake Fullington 41, Caleb Crawford 46.^