North Beach’s Bridge wins prestigious Oregon title


Nike/Jesuit Twilight Relays

BEAVERTON, Ore. — North Beach junior Caleb Bridge added a prestigious title to his season totals on Friday night, winning the discus event at the Nike/Jesuit Twilight Relays.

Bridge, a junior who finished seventh in the discus and eighth in the shot put at the Pasco Invitational in April, won the discus on his final preliminary throw of the night — 164-3. There were 48 entries in the event.

“Because of time constraints, there was just a 5-minute warmup period and he only got three throws in before the event,” North Beach assistant coach Todd Bridge said. “This meet is just like Pasco, maybe a bit better than. It was a good day for him.”

Caleb Bridge also finished eighth in the shot put at 48-11 1/2.

Overall, the annual meet attracted more than 2,900 athletes.


Beavers 1, Eagles 0

ELMA — Tenino made good on its only shot of the first half to nip Elma in a crucial Evergreen 1A League match Friday at Davis Field.

The loss dropped Elma (7-4, 8-5) into a virtual three-way tie with Montesano and Elma for the league lead.

Although outshot 14-1 in the half, the Beavers scored midway through the period when they put in a rebound from about 10 yards out.

A second yellow card to a Tenino player early in the second half forced the Beavers to play one man short for the remainder of the match, but the Eagles were unable to convert.

“They sat back with nine guys behind the ball all the time,” Elma coach Carson Seaberg said. “Even when we did win the ball, they had three guys in front of us.”

Elma’s Julian Hernandez barely missed on a pair of second-half shots. Edgar Hermenegildo and Steven Persell each hit the crossbar during the same sequence in the first half.

Eagle sophomore Donovan Bieker received an injury of undetermined severity when he apparently clashed heads with a Tenino player in the closing seconds.

Elma won the JV match, 4-1.

The Eagles visit Toledo/Winlock in a non-leaguer Tuesday before hosting Montesano in a league showdown Thursday.


Bulldogs 10, Ducks 0

TOUTLE — A five-run first inning ignited Montesano past Toutle Lake in a non-league game shortened to five innings by the 10-run mercy rule.

Singles by Sawyer Rhoden, Kody Usher, Jacob Hliboki, Jordan Bussard and Evan Bialkowsky highlighted the big first inning for the Bulldogs (8-9). Bussard’s hit drove in two runs.

Rhoden, a freshman, contributed three hits and was also cited for his defensive play.

“He came out and set the tone with his bat in the first inning and continued to have a really good game offensively and defensively in the outfield,” Monte coach Mike Bruner said. “We had a really good first inning, had some good at-bats and jumped on them.”

Usher, Austin Peterson and Cole Nelson combined to pitch a two-hitter. Jake Herzog was also cited by Bruner for his outfield defense.

The Bulldogs return to Evergreen 1A League play Tuesday at home against Rochester.

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Usher, Peterson (3), Nelson (5) and Bussard; Shroll, Buck (3) and Brown.

RBI: Montesano — Rhoden, Hliboki 2, Bussard 3, Bialkowsky 2, Olsen. Three hits: Montesano — Rhoden. Two hits: Montesano — Nelson, Bialkowsky. Doubles: Montesano — Rhoden, Cavanaugh.

Winning pitcher — Usher (walked one; struck out four). Losing pitcher — Shroll (walked one; struck out one).

Bearcats 6, Bobcats 4

CHEHALIS — Aberdeen couldn’t find a way to support its pitchers on Friday, giving up seven errors, in this Evergreen 2A loss to Chehalis.

Despite the loss, the Bobcats (4-13, 4-14) still have a chance at a postseason berth.

On Tuesday, Aberdeen travels to Capital to finish the regular season. A Bobcat win over the Cougars will set up a three-way playoff next Saturday with Capital and River Ridge.

“It is a must-win for us,” AHS head coach Shon Schreiber said. “I feel bad for (Josh). We didn’t support him. They did the same thing to their pitcher in the fifth inning.”

Josh Collett took the loss for the Bobcats, giving up just two earned runs in his three-plus innings of work. Grant Larson came on in relief in the fourth inning.

Tyler Ames led Aberdeen with two RBIs, with Cole Edwards and Deon Schlesser collecting two hits each.

In the junior varsity game, Aberdeen won, 6-3.

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Collette, Larson (4) and Turner; Painter, Yarder (6) and Gueller.

RBI: Aberdeen — Edwards, Ames 2, Johnson. Chehalis — Cox, Gueller 2, Johnson, Dobins. Two hits: Aberdeen — Edwards, Schlesser. Doubles: Aberdeen — Edwards, Martin. Chehalis — Gueller, Johnson.

Winning pitcher — Painter (two strikeouts, one walk). Losing pitcher — Collett (four strikeouts, two walks).


Bearcats 13, Bobcats 2

Jessica McKay went 5-for-5 as league-leading Chehalis trounced Aberdeen in an Evergreen 2A Conference game shortened to six innings by the 10-run mercy rule Friday at the Bishop Complex.

The Bearcats pounded out 20 hits in six innings and the Bobcats needed two diving catches by left fielder Katelynn Reeson to prevent further damage.

“They’re undefeated for a reason,” Bobcat coach Jeff Timmons said of Chehalis. “We didn’t really play that bad, they absolutely hit the ball.

The Bobcats (5-9, 5-11) actually owned a 2-1 lead after two innings. They collected all three of their hits in the first inning.

After singles by Kaitlyn Hammonds and Shannon Chesterman and a walk to Alexxi Timmons loaded the bases, Jillian Swor smacked a two-run single .

The Bearcats, however, took the lead with a three-run third and broke it open with eight runs in the fifth and sixth.

Aberdeen hosts Capital on Tuesday.

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Boucher and Reynolds; Kuhn and Timmons.

RBI: Chehalis — McKay 5, Graham, Reynolds, Wollen, Grandorff, Homan, Hallen. Aberdeen — Swor 2. Five hits: Chehalis — McKay. Four hits: Chehalis — Braun. Three Hits: Chehalis — Hallen. Two Hits: Chehalis — Wollen, Grandorff. Home runs: Chehalis — Wollen. Doubles: Chehalis — McKay 3.

Winning pitcher — Boucher (walked none; struck out six). Losing pitcher — Kuhn (walked three; struck out one).


Chokers, Raiders split

At the Bishop Athletic Complex, Grays Harbor College inched its way closer to a postseason berth by rallying for an NWAACC Western Division doubleheader split with Pierce College on Friday.

The Chokers, behind 3-run home runs by Crystal Knight and Nicole Kilmer, knocked off the Raiders, 11-6, in the nightcap. In the opener, Pierce took advantage of eight walks to beat GHC, 13-5.

A doubleheader sweep against Green River at home today will clinch an NWAACC tournament berth for the Chokers (8-8, 8-20).

“We’ve got our bats going,” GHC head coach Tom Sutera said. “We’ve been really hitting the ball well over the last several games. We’ve never really been out of games, because of that. And, it is nice to have some power on the team.”

GHC has had six different players hit home runs this season. Knight’s three-run blast came in a three-run second inning and Kilmer’s three-run shot came in the five-run sixth inning.

Knight finished with five RBI in the second game, the other two coming on a two-run double in the fifth.

Jenny Benn got the split in the circle — a loss in the first game after walking eight batters and the win in the scond game — for GHC.

In the opener, Shannon Glenn drove in three runs on two hits, including a home run.

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Perry and Cox; Benn and King.

RBI: Pierce — Soran 3, Perry 3, Halquist 2, LaMotte, Smith, Goodwin. GHC — Glenn 3, Stewart, Anderson. Two hits: Pierce — LaMotte, Bonafacio, Soran. GHC — Glenn, Crystal Knight. Home run: Pierce — LaMotte, Perry. GHC — Glenn. Doubles: Pierce — Soran 2, Bonafacio. GHC — Knight 2.

Winning pitcher — Perry (six strikeouts, four walks). Losing pitcher — Benn (two strikeouts, eight walks).

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Goodwin, Perry (2) and Cox; Benn and King.

RBI: Pierce — LaMotte 2, Cox 2, Goodwin. GHC — Knight 5, Kilmer 3, Glenn, Smith. Four hits: Pierce — Smith. Three hits: GHC — Stewart, Sierra Smith, Griffith. Two hits: Pierce — Cox, Goodwin. GHC — Anderson, Knight. Home runs: Pierce — LaMotte. GHC — Knight, Kilmer. Doubles: Pierce — Smith. GHC — Griffith, Knight.

Winning pitcher — Benn (two walks). Losing pitcher — Perry (two strikeouts, one walk).


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