Friday’s Prep Roundup: Raymond boys run away with Pacific meet title

Track &Field

Pacific 2B Subdistrict

NASELLE — Raymond’s boys and Northwest Christian’s girls used their depth to easily secure team titles at the Pacific 2B Subdistrict meet at Naselle on Friday afternoon.

The top-four finishers in the laned running events and top-five finishers in the non-laned running and field events qualified for next week’s District IV 2B meet at Raymond High School.

The Gulls will fly back home with five individual and one relay champions, but North Beach came away with six total wins to take third. Northwest Christian was second in the boys meet.

The Navigators sailed away from the girls field, with South Bend edging out Willapa Valley for second.

“When you can get multiple high placers in events, that bodes well for big meets like this,” Raymond head coach Mike Tully said. “We figured North Beach would be right there. They ended up third. That shows you where depth comes into play. They had a lot of first-place finishes and should do well at state.”

Raymond’s Alex Vaca (400m), Hunter Borden (110m hurdles), 4x400m team (Elliott Murdock, Borden, James Hamilton, Vaca), Rayce Newman (long jump) and Ally Phansisay (triple jump) all won their events. Tully cited Newman, who hit the 20-foot mark for the first time in the long jump.

In the girls meet, Hannah Dykes grabbed the Gulls’ lone individual win in the triple jump.

The Hyaks had a bumper crop of firsts in the boys and girls meets, including a five-way sweep of the boys discus on Wednesday. Caleb Bridge won two events (shot put and discus), with Carson Ketter adding a 100-200m sweep. Alex McAra (300m) and 4x100m relay (Miguel Mendoza, Skyler Wells, McAra, Carson Ketter) also won for North Beach in the boys meet.

In the girls meet, Quay Sotomish grabbed the 100m hurdles title for North Beach.

“We had a good day, both boys and girls,” North Beach head coach Bob Wiley said. “It’ll be interesting to see how things shape up in districts. Things will get tighter there. We swept the discus and three of the five all had big improvements (on Wednesday). And, they had a good day throwing today, too.”

Wiley cited McAra, who pressed Borden in the 110m hurdles, as well as Ketter in the sprints and Bridge in the throws.

South Bend had a good overall day, according to head coach Steve Lazelle, with two relay teams and two individual titles in the girls meet.

The Indians got winning runs in the 4x100m relay (Alison Funkhouser, Kaelani Collins, Morgan Patterson, Emily Sanchez) and the 4x200m relay (Patterson, Funkhouser, Collins, Sanchez), along with Collins in the 100m. Makenzie Russell leaped to a win in the high jump.

“I thought the girls went out and competed really well,” Lazelle said. “I thought we had a great meet, proud of the kids.”

Lazelle also cited freshman Ashley Peterson, who finished second to Ocosta’s Kelsey Gundersen in the 800m.

Ocosta head coach Aaron Anderson was very happy with his team’s performances, which featured matching fourth-place team finishes and a solid group of qualifiers.

The Wildcats got wins from Alex Herrera (high jump), Rebekah Saul (400m), Gundersen (800m) and 4x400m relay team (Sararose Gallo, Saul, Gundersen, Kathryn Anderson) for the meet.

Coach Anderson also cited freshman McKenzie Ballo, who snuck in behind the NWC runners to qualify in the 1,600m race, and Drake Mitby, who did the same thing to qualify in the boys 1,600m race.

“Overall, there were outstanding performances across the board,” Anderson said.

Willapa Valley finished with just one individual champion — Matt Konigsberger in the javelin — but a sizeable group moving on into next week’s meet.

“We moved on 13 kids in 24 events; that’s a pretty good day,” Willapa Valley head coach Dave Ege said. “The weather was more conducive to track. It was 90 degrees on Wednesday and that’s tough on the kids.

Evergreen 2A Subdistrict

TUMWATER — Six individuals, one relay team and one possible one relay team from Aberdeen qualified for next week’s District IV 2A District meet following Friday night’s Evergreen 2A Subdistrict meet at Tumwater Stadium.

The top-four finishers in laned running events and top-six finishers in the non-laned running and field events qualify for the district meet at Ingersol Stadium at Olympia High School.

Freshman distance runner Kyle Hurd ran off with the best Bobcat finish of the day, taking third in the boys 1,600m race.

Aberdeen has one relay automatically qualified — the 4x100m relay (Connor Quinn, Miles Devine, Joel Dublanko, Austin Floch) — in fourth place. The Bobcats’ 4x400m relay (Miguel Galeana, Quinn, Gordon Shaw, Luis Solorio) took fifth and will unofficially qualify for districts. The team’s time — 3:47.69 — was .01 seconds better than the Greater St. Helens Subdistrict fourth-place team.

Other qualifiers for the Bobcats were Floch and Devine in the long jump; Cathryn Paris in the discus; Connor Weber in the javelin; and, Savannah Stolen in the javelin.

C.C. Softball

Chokers eliminated

PORTLAND, Ore. — Grays Harbor College’s time at the NWAACC Softball Championship Tournament was short on Friday.

The Chokers, seeded 16th overall, took on top-seeded Mount Hood College in the opener and lost, 16-1, in five innings. In a loser-out contest, GHC stayed close before a five-run sixth inning allowed Bellevue College to survive, 9-3.

Grays Harbor College’s season ends at 9-25.

Ashley Dowdy drove in GHC’s lone run against Mount Hood, while Sam King and Crystal Knight (a solo home run) each had an RBI against Bellevue.

Sophomore pitcher Jenny Benn took the loss in both games, which saw the Chokers fumble the ball away. GHC finished with eight errors — five of them against Bellevue — in the two games.

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Benn and King; Guischer, Kellams (3) and Green.

RBI: GHC — Dowdy. MHCC — Lemberger, Spanier 3, Anderson, Entze 4, Mueller, Reed, Reams 3, Bird. Three hits: MHCC — Entze. Two hits: MHCC — Lemberger, Lindsey, Spanier. Home runs: MHCC — Spanier, Entze. Doubles: GHC — Smith. MHCC — Reams.

Winning pitcher — Guischer (six strikeouts). Losing pitcher — Benn (one strikeout).

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Benn and King; Bonsen, Sauget (3), Bray (6) and Dorhofer.

RBI: GHC — King, Knight. Bellevue — Bray 2, Burchak, Suget 3. Three hits: Bellevue — Bray. Two hits: GHC — Anderson. Bellevue — Ross, Turner, Burchak. Home run: GHC — Knight. Double: GHC — King.

Winning pitcher — Bray (two strikeouts). Losing pitcher — Benn (four walks).


Ducks 4, Bulldogs 1

MONTESANO — On Senior Day, Montesano learned a lesson that it’ll have to learn again before next week’s district tournament during this non-league regular-season finalè against Toutle Lake on Friday.

The Ducks (19-1), the Central 2B League champions, scored three runs off Bulldogs starter Staci Schneider. Toutle Lake starter Rae Curry scattered eight hits and helped Montesano strand runners in scoring position in the first five innings of the game.

“The one thing we need to take from this game, with runners in scoring position, we need to step up and get the big hit,” Montesano head coach Pat Pace said. “In five innings, we had runners in scoring position who failed to score. It gives us something to focus on and learn from.”

Madi Studer knocked home Montesano’s lone run in the second inning. Studer, Schneider, Rayna Ashlock, Pua Cavanah, Lindsy Quinn, Ashley Walters and Paulina Wendlandt were honored prior to the game during Senior Day festivities.

On Wednesday, Montesano (15-5) will begin District IV 1A softball tournament play at Borst Park in Centralia.

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Curry and Iverson; Schneider, Didion (3) and Kloempken.

RBI: Toutle Lake — Wooley 2, Elting, Gardiner. Montesano — Studer. Three hits: Toutle Lake — Wooley. Montesano — Ashlock. Two hits: Toutle Lake — Hockett, Levange. Montesano — Choate, Studer. Home run: Toutle Lake — Gardiner. Triple: Toutle Lake — Wooley. Double: Montesano — Choate.

Winning pitcher — Curry (four strikeouts). Losing pitcher — Schneider (two strikeouts, two walks).


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