Vikings win in three
MENLO — Karli Friese led Willapa Valley in passing and serving as the Vikings toppled North Beach, 25-7, 25-23, 25-20, in Pacific League play on Thursday at Tenoski Gym in Menlo.
Friese had six kills at the net and Brooke Spoor added five kills. She also had 100 percent serving.
“We started off strong in the first set,” said Valley coach Lori Snodgrass. “In the second set, we let them (the Hyaks) gain momentum and came back from a nine-point deficit to win. In the third set, we also came from behind seven or eight points to win. We keep improving with each game. We will find a way to keep the momentum.”
The Vikings (3-0, 4-0) won the junior varsity, 26-24, 25-14. The Viking C squad split with the Hyaks (2-2, 2-3).
Today both teams will play at the Raymond Invitational.
Indians in three
SOUTH BEND — South Bend’s consistency allowed the Tribe to outhit Raymond, 25-15, 25-13, 25-13, in Pacific League play on Thursday at Koplitz Fieldhouse in South Bend.
Maddie Klus was 20-for-20 in serving for the Tribe (2-1, 3-2). Makenzie Russell prevailed with 11 kills. Emily Sanchez and Kathryn Staats added four kills apiece.
“It was a fantastic team effort for the win,” said SB coach Jackie Sanchez.”We had good chemistry together and played hard from start to finish. We were consistent.”
Coach Sanchez cited Sanchez and Alison Funkhouser for setting and defense.
Aiysha Garcia had nine kills for the Gulls (0-3, 0-5). Hannah Dykes added three blocks and Alex Gilbert snagged eight digs.
“We came out with energy tonight, unlike Tuesday,” said Raymond coach Bob Swogger. “South Bend is more experienced and they put a lot of effort into the game. They’re good. We’re getting better, but the curve is steeper when you are young.”
South Bend took the junior varsity, 25-18, 25-17, while Raymond prevailed in the C squad contest, 25-22, 25-21.
Today, Raymond will host its own invitational tournament. On Tuesday, South Bend hits the road to North Beach.
Bulldogs win in three
FORKS — Madi Studer served seven aces in the third set to help Montesano put away Forks, 25-15, 25-20, 25-11, in an Evergreen 1A League match Thursday at Forks.
The favored Bulldogs (3-0, 5-0) were forced to come from behind in all three sets.
“We struggled with our passing and communication,” Monte coach Debbie Gibson said. “We just need to do a better job of taking care of the ball on our side of the net.”
Studer also brought up nine digs. Myranda Floch delivered eight kills, one more than Hannah Jensen. Megan Choate had 17 assists.
The Bulldog JVs prevailed in three sets, with Josie Toyra commended for all-around play.
Montesano hosts Rochester on Tuesday.
Elma falls in five
ELMA — Two points away from victory in the fourth set, Elma dropped a 13-25, 25-15, 23-25, 25-23, 15-10 decision to Rainier in an Evergreen 1A League match Thursday at Elma.
Eagle setter Brenna Miller, who connected on 100 percent of her serves, also had 30 assists. Bethany Lipska delivered 11 kills and Jordaan Hall added six for the Eagles (0-3, 0-4).
The loss was frustrating for the Eagles, who were unable to close out a tight fourth set.
“It’s like we almost don’t know how to win,” Elma coach Renee Volz said. “We get too excited and anxious when the score gets close to (match point) and we start making mistakes.”
Rainier also won the JV match, 25-21, 25-21.
The Eagles journey to Tenino on Tuesday.
Elks win in three
WISHKAH — Unbeaten Lake Quinault served well to down Wishkah, 25-9, 25-11, 25-9, in non-league play on Thursday at Brian Eager Gymnasium.
Quinault’s Faith Thomas, Donna Gerard, Rosa Mendoza and Haylee Erdman had three aces apiece. Hannah Allen added four aces and six kills for the Elks (5-0). Romenita Begay contributed 10 kills.
“This was a much better game for the girls,” said Elks coach Heidi Heimbigner. “We had issues with consistency on Tuesday. Tonight, we were focused and I am really happy with their performance. We had far fewer ball handling errors. We made some service errors, but we also had some good serving there, too.”
Loggerette Maggie Sorensen contributed 12 digs, three aces and one kill for Wishkah (0-6).
Coach Darci McMaster cited freshman Courtney Pruett for great passes to the setter. She also commended eighth-grader Hailey Rurup for good all-around hustle on the court.
On Tuesday, Lake Quinault will host Ocosta. Wishkah will host Oakville that same night.
Wildcats lose in three
WESTPORT — Unbeaten Northwest Christian got the best of the long rallies to down Ocosta, 25-13, 25-13, 25-12, in Pacific League play on Thursday at Westport.
Ocosta had three players with 100 percent serving: Becke Shurtz, Alex Sweeney and Josie Palmer.
Emily Arndt contributed nine assists while Shurtz added five kills and six blocks for the Wildcats (2-3, 1-3 in league). Kate Christensen contributed four kills and seven blocks while Sweeney added 11 digs.
“I thought we covered well,” said Wildcat coach Barbara Rasmus. “We hit it hard with a lot of long volleys. The long volleys kept it going, but we ended up in the short end of them. We were digging it up, hitting back and serving well, but they hit hard at us.”
Rasmus praised Sydni Myers for a good job in the back row. She had five digs and also had a couple of sets.
Northwest Christian took the junior varsity match, 25-9, 25-16.
Today, Ocosta travels to the Raymond Invitational.
Chitwhins win in five
Coming from behind in all three sets they won, Taholah’s Chitwhins outlasted the Hoquiam junior varsity, 23-25, 25-23, 28-26, 23-25, 15-11, in a non-league match Thursday at Hoquiam Square Garden.
The Chitwhins (3-1) rallied from several points down in the second and third sets and even trailed early in the fifth stanza.
“They kept their heads in it and kept racking up the points,” Taholah coach Jinny Marchand said. “It was really a good match.”
Taholah’s Tia Cheney was praised for all-around play and Marquel Waugh for hitting. Marchand also applauded the sportsmanship on both sides.
The Chitwhins are scheduled to visit the Montesano C squad on Tuesday.
Pirates 2, Grizzlies 1
Ellie Quercia converted a Hoquiam corner kick into a goal early in this Evergreen 1A/2B match, but visiting Adna responded with two unanswered goals to win at Olympic Stadium on Thursday.
The Grizzlies (4-2) outshot the Pirates, 12-5, but couldn’t get a tying goal.
“We started out flat,” HHS head coach Corri Schmid said. “We were stronger in the second half, but just weren’t able to convert anything.”
On Tuesday, Hoquiam is scheduled to take on Forks. On Thursday, the Grizzlies will play at Montesano.
HHS girls win
TENINO — Emma Skinner led a top-four effort by Hoquiam to power the girls team in a meet victory at this three-team Evergreen 1A meet at Tenino High School on Thursday.
Skinner won the girls meet at 22:02, with teammates Alexis Franklin and Cora Foss finishing third and fourth to pace the team victory, 22-32, over Rochester. This is Hoquiam’s first team win of the season.
Rochester easily won the boys meet, sweeping the top-four spots, over Hoquiam and Tenino.
“The girls are steadily improving and it is coming from their hard work in practice; it is showing,” HHS head coach Jennifer Pace said. Pace cited Franklin and Foss for their runs, as well as Skinner.
Mario Joya led Hoquiam with a fifth-place finish in the boys race.
Next Thursday, Hoquiam hits the road again to Forks.
Hoquiam 23, Rochester 33.
Hoquiam — 1. Emma Skinner, 22:02. 3. Alexis Franklin, 22:42. 4. Cora Foss, 23:19. 7. Piper Sandstrom, 24:38. 10. Ariell Burnette, 26:00.
Rochester — 2. Yeshi Vaughan, 22:23. 5. Eliah Laramie, 23:53. 8. Sakina Ahmath, 25:01. 9. Abbey Haley, 25:35. 12. Karina Barreto, 28:41.
Rochester 17, Hoquiam 57, Tenino 64.
Rochester — 1. Peter Holman, 17:47. 2. Jameson Pasko, 17:48. 3. Ryan Baxter, 17:57. 4. Cylas Belknap, 17:59. 7. Nic Anderson, 19:05.
Hoquiam — 5. Mario Joya, 18:28. 6. Austin Drake, 18:40. 13. Luke Creviston, 19:54. 15. Alex Valliere, 20:04. 23. Jake Gwin, 23:21.
Tenino — 10. Codie Hix, 19:43. 11. Cody Burrell, 19:48. 12. Evan Langford, 19:50. 17. Nicholas Petersen, 20:44. 19. Drew Johnson, 21:18.
White Pass meet
RANDLE — Willapa Valley’s Dominique Kudasik led the Willapa Harbor contingent at a loaded Flat & Fast meet at White Pass High School on Thursday.
Kudasik finished sixth overall in the girls race to lead the Vikings. South Bend also competed in the meet for the Harborites.
“They’re tired from running hills,” Willapa Harbor coach Brad Donovan said. “Maybe if their coach wasn’t such a bad guy and let them rest, they’ll be fine. We need to get stronger. Dominique is running amazingly well. She’s running with more confidence than ever. To finish in the top 10 was amazing.”
Onalaska won the boys meet by one point over Forks, 47-48, while Morton-White Pass won the girls meet with 23 points.
Jose Bucio, of South Bend, led the Harbor boys with a 20th place finish.
Onalaska’s Bernadette Hayden easily won the girls race with 19:48, while Three Rivers Christian’s Seth Carns also cruised in the boys race at 16:58.
The Willapa Harbor teams will travel to the Kehoe Invitational next Thursday at Saint Martin’s University.
Onalaska 47, Forks 48, Morton-White Pass 74, Three Rivers Christian 75, Adna 100.
Top-Five Finishers: 1. Seth Carnes (TRC) 16:58. 2. Alan Ensastegui (F) 17:24. 3. Karsten Rentner (TRC) 17:43. 4. Ryan Widhalm (Riv. Chr) 17:54. 5. Riley Girt (Ona) 17:55.
Top-30 Harbor finishers: 20. Jose Bucio (SB), 20:25. 21. Aaron deMontigny (SB) 20:30. 26. Koda Boothe (SB) 20:59.
Morton-White Pass 23, Onalaska 32.
Top-Five Finishers: 1. Bernadette Hayden (Ona) 19:48. 2. Jesseeka Hughes (MWP) 20:30. 3. Tristin Williams (F) 21:12. 4. Jessie VonBargen (Adna) 21:17. 5. Kenzie Anderson (MWP) 21:57.
Top-20 Harbor finishers: 6. Dominique Kudasik (WV) 22:04. 11. Savannah Burbank (SB) 24:04. 14. Diana Morales (SB) 25:11. 16. Mariah Silvera (WV) 26:17.
Bobcats 6, Hawks 0
Getting a chance to play after a week of rain, Aberdeen didn’t waste it in sweeping River Ridge in this Evergreen 2A match at Sam Benn Courts on Thursday.
The Bobcats won all five contested matches in straight sets, with Cole Edwards surviving a challenge from the Hawks’ Jason Trinh, who is a Northwest Christian student playing for them.
“Cole’s match was tough,” AHS head coach Andy Duffy said. “(Jason) was solid. It was a tight first set, but Cole broke him down and cruised in the second set.”
Aberdeen hosted Black Hills Friday.
Cole Edwards (A) def. Jason Trinh 6-4, 6-0. Warren Pratt (A) def. Christian Calunpit 6-0, 6-0. Levi Rose (A) won by forfeit. Ryan Solan-Conner Weber (A) def. Kurt Price-Ben Oliver 6-2, 6-3. Jac Cooper-Cody Swor (A) def. Justin Porter-Kyle Counard 6-2, 6-4. Juan Venegas-John Solan (A) def. Thuan Le-Cameron Murphy 6-0, 6-0.
JV — Aberdeen 1, River Ridge 1.
Eagles 192, Bulldogs 194
ELMA — Nolan Walker picked up medalist honors for Montesano, but Elma carded three sub-50 rounds to edge out its East County rival in this Southwest Washington 1A match at Oaksridge Golf Course on Thursday.
Austin Cristelli and Bryson Burrows led Elma with dueling 46s. Walker grabbed medalist honors with a 44, followed by a 48 by Eric Blanchard.
On Tuesday, both teams will hit the road — Elma at Woodland and Montesano at La Center.
Elma (192) — Austin Neary 49, Austin Cristelli 46, Mitch Helland 51, Bryson Burrows 46, Jayden Olson 62, Ben Borden 60.
Montesano (194) — Nolan Walker 44, Maguire Cavanaugh 56, Kyler Landry 51, Jacob Hliboki 51, Eric Blanchard 48, Nate Chapman 58.
JV — Elma 219, Montesano 231. Barrett Burbidge (E) medalist, 51.