Ilwaco Beach Brawl
ILWACO — Twin Harbors wrestlers captured four titles in the Ilwaco Beach Brawl tournament on Saturday.
Hoquiam’s Jesse Velez and Tristan Stutesman, Willapa Harbor’s Hunter Borden and Ocosta’s Brian Hart were among the champions in the 16-team tournament.
Rainier of Oregon decisively took team honors with 221 1/2 points. Ilwaco was a distant second with 128 1/2. Hoquiam placed fourth with 109 points and Willapa Harbor took fifth at 108.
Hoquiam was without six varsity regulars due to a variety of reasons.
“We were missing half of our varsity lineup and we finished 20 points behind the third-place team,” Hoquiam coach Fidel Sanchez said. “It was a very good performance from the team we brought today.”
Velez decisioned Rainier’s Emmett Earlywine, 2-1, in the 120-pound title match. Stutesman used a late escape to nip Logan Romig, a two-time Oregon state placewinner from Nea-Kah-Nie, 5-4, in the 138-pound title match.
“He did a really good job of staying calm and composed,” Sanchez said. “Since the Montesano dual, he has turned it on.”
Reigning state champion Borden decisioned Rainier’s Tyson Lorentson, 6-2, in the 182-pound title match.
Willapa Harbor also had a pair of losing finalists in Matthew Boyes, who was decisioned by Rainier’s Garrett Dees in the 195-pound title bout, and 170-pounder Shiloh Borden, who was pinned in 20 seconds by Ilwaco’s Tom Odneal.
Noting the tough competition in this tourney, Willapa Harbor assistant coach John Enslow said his team is set for postseason competition, when the combine will be split into three separate entities.
“We have Grant Camenzind dealing with an ankle injury,” Enslow noted. “Otherwise, the team seems pretty well-tuned and we’ll be working on our conditioning as we go. I think the attitude is (good) right now.”
Hart won the 160-pound title by pinning Nathan Parks of Nestucca, Ore., in 1:19.
Ocosta’s Connor Maben (120 pounds) and Daniel Helman (285), Hoquiam’s Kenny Huffman (182) and Gary Aube (220) and Willapa Harbor’s George Crow (220) each tied for third. The third-fourth place matches were not contested due to wrestlers reaching their match limits.
Hoquiam will host the Class 1A subregionals on Friday and Saturday. Ocosta will stage the Class B subregionals on Saturday.
Kentwood Girls Invite
KENT — Hoquiam’s Bree Hyder captured the 100-pound championship at the Kentwood Invitational girls tournament on Saturday.
Hyder defeated her teammate Mariah Nelle in the championship match.
Hoquiam’s Taylor Walker finished second at 170 pounds. Grizzlies Shiianna Anderson (106), Ericka Dubore (118), Hosanna Quaempts (137) and Karisa Selin each placed third.
Quaempts was cited for her first-ever placing.
Grizzly coach Alex White said her team made considerable progress on new techniques they are trying in practice.
“They went out there and wrestled quite a bit better than on previous weekends, because they’re all trying out new things,” White said.
Hoquiam will host the girls subregional tournament on Saturday.
Southwest Washington Invitational
LONGVIEW — Preparing for the postseason, Aberdeen improved its position in several events with a 10th place finish at the Southwest Washington Invitational at Mark Morris High School on Saturday.
The Bobcats finished with 145 1/2 points against a 22-team field made up of Class 4A-3A-2A schools. Camas won the meet with 515 1/2 points.
“Overall, it wasn’t bad; it wasn’t stellar, but it wasn’t bad at all,” AHS head coach Rebecca Rowe said. “This meet was good entering the district meet. The guys know what they need to work on and they’ll have another chance to swim the same events on Monday at Senior Day.”
Freshman Dustin Young registered the Bobcats’ best individual performance, a sixth-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle. Fellow freshman Robbie Lewis took eighth in the 100 backstroke. Junior Roman Langley qualified for the District IV 2A meet in the 500 freestyle, adding to Aberdeen’s district meet roster.
Rowe cited Brandon Grigsby, Young, Seth Caba, Mike Lang, John Jugum and Britton Tatro for time drops in their respective events.
Aberdeen’s results from Saturday’s meet:
200 Medley Relay — 14. Aberdeen, 2:03.62. 200 Free — 15. Brandon Grigsby, 2:15.41. 200 IM — 14. Robby Lewis, 2:27.38. 50 Free — 11. Dustin Young, 24.92. 15. Seth Caba, 25.54. T-20th. Keegan Shippey, 25.94. 100 Free — 6. Dustin Young, 54.59. 18. Keegan Shippey, 58.03. 200 Free Relay — 8. Aberdeen A, 1:43.93. 13. Aberdeen B, 1:47.07. 100 Back — 8. Robbie Lewis, 1:09.14. 13. Mike Lang, 1:13.58. 20. Britton Tatro, 1:15.77. 400 Free Relay — 11. Aberdeen A, 3:59.76.
Indians 56, Hyaks 35
SOUTH BEND — Katlyn Sawyer and Rielly Myers each contributed double-doubles as South Bend avenged an earlier loss to North Beach in a Pacific League game Saturday at Koplitz Fieldhouse.
Sawyer finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Myers had 11 points and 10 boards for the Indians (4-6, 6-12).
South Bend turned in one of its best recent performances.
“It was our Senior Night. (We were) trying to keep postseason play alive. It had importance written all over it and the girls responded real well,” South Bend coach Gary Wilson said. “It was a real good night for us.”
Sierra Cearns, who hit three 3-point baskets in scoring 12 points, also handed out seven assists. Emily Sanchez dished up five assists for South Bend.
Quay Sotomish scored 15 points for North Beach, but the Hyaks’ ongoing shooting woes continued. The Hyaks connected on only 21 percent of their field-goal attempts.
South Bend makes the short trip to Willapa Valley on Tuesday, while North Beach visits Ocosta on Thursday.
North Beach 9 7 10 9 — 35
South Bend 14 15 11 16 — 56
North Beach (35) — Sotomish 15, C. Pope 1, M. Pope 9, Takagi, Robles, L. Garman 3, Moore 5, Avery 2. FG — 12-58 (.207). FT — 5-13.
South Bend (56) — Cearns 12, Sanchez 2, Trent, Kousonhsavath 2, Lorton, Sawyer 15, Razo 9, Myers 11, Wilson 5. FG — 17-47 (.361). FT — 17-31.
JV — North Beach won in overtime.
Seagulls 47, Comets 29
NASELLE — Raymond used good defense and Hailee Williams’ 16 points to down Naselle in Pacific League play on Saturday at Naselle.
Aiysha Garcia had a double-double—13 points and 11 rebounds for the Gulls (9-1, 13-5). Williams also grabbed seven rebounds and swiped six steals. Cydney Flemetis dished up three assists.
Naselle only had one player score in double figures.
“We played good defense and held them to six in the first half,” said RHS head coach Jon Schray. “We just kept going with it for the win.”
Schray cited Williams for a good complete game and Mikayla Collins for her work on the inside.
On Tuesday, Raymond will host Northwest Christian.
Raymond 9 15 11 12 — 47
Naselle 4 2 13 10 — 29
Raymond (47) — Williams 16, Gilbert 3, Collins 6, Dunsmore, Heckard, Garcia 13, Flemetis 2, Oatfield 7. FG — 19-56 (.339). FT — 8-15.
Naselle (29) — Chapman 6, Nelson 2, T. Eaton 4, Green 10, Leland 1, A. Eaton, Pine 2, Tutu’u, Jacot 2, Footh, Bjornsgard 2. FG — 9-36 (.250). FT — 11-19.
Navigators 62, Vikings 59
LACEY — Mackenzie Reeves scored 27 points as Northwest Christian upended cold-shooting Willapa Valley on Saturday, handing the state-ranked Vikings with their first Pacific League loss.
The Vikings (9-1, 15-3) connected on only 17 of 87 field-goal attempts.
“I think it was a case of us not being mentally ready to play,” Valley coach Matt Bannish said. “It’s been a tough place for us to play in the past and that was the case again tonight. You’ve got to be happy with (getting) 87 shots, but there were a lot of easy shots we missed.”
Down by nine after three quarters, Valley rallied to within one in the final 15 seconds but missed a shot at a go-ahead basket. After the Navigators made two free throws to extend the margin to three, Karli Friese barely missed a tying 3-point attempt at the buzzer.
Karli Friese had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Alicia Smaciarz and Lauren Friese added 13 points each for Valley. Brooke Harden led Viking rebounders with 12.
Valley hosts South Bend on Tuesday.
Wil Valley 16 15 6 22 — 59
N.W. Christian 12 18 16 16 — 62
Willapa Valley (59) — L. Friese 13, Smaciarz 13, Wilkeson 5, K. Friese 18, Sanaski 2, Fluke, Harden 6, Trotter 2. FG — 17-87 (.195). FT — 16-27.
Northwest Christian (62) — E. VanMarter 14, Schwartz, M. VanMarter 8, Reeves 27, Dominguez, Stottlemyre 3, Sowers 10, Bowker. FG — 21-52 (.404). FT — 15-20.
Owls 63, Loggerettes 17
WISHKAH — Limiting Wishkah to seven points in the final three quarters, Mary M. Knight registered a decisive victory in a non-league contest Saturday at Brian Eager Memorial Gym.
The Loggerettes stayed competitive for a quarter, trailing 18-10 at the first break, before the Owls pulled away.
“We weren’t focused in the first quarter,” Knight coach Lance Valley said. “The second and third quarters, we played defense the way we’re supposed to. Wishkah’s a young team. They’re getting better and Katherine (Wishkah coach Katherine Butcher) is doing a good job with them.”
Knight’s Miranda Sowle and Carlie Adsero shared team scoring honors with 12 points each. Jaycee Valley had 10 rebounds and four assists, Melody Snyder contributed seven rebounds and four steals and Aimee Bearden came off the bench to collect three steals and four assists for the Owls (12-3).
Payton West scored five points for Wishkah (2-12).
The Loggerettes visit Pope John Paul on Tuesday. Knight hosts the Montesano jayvees on Wednesday.
Mary Knight 18 18 18 9 — 63
Wishkah 10 5 0 2 — 17
Mary Knight (63) — Valley 4, Bearden 5, Sowle 12, K. Kiliz 4, A. Kiliz 6, Snyder 9, Adsero 12, Dierkop 11. FG — 26-63 (.413). FT — 6-12.
Wishkah (17) — Warren 4, West 5, Barber, Kinnaman 2, Anderson 4, Hill 2, Tudor, Ancich, Sorenson, Cushing. FG — 7-35 (.200). FT — 3-6.
Seagulls 57, Comets 38
NASELLE — Raymond played strong defense and used balanced scoring to beat Naselle in Pacific League play on Saturday at Naselle.
Rayce Newman led the Gulls (5-5, 8-9), with 16 points, six rebounds, five steals and two assists. Jayce Freeman added 12 points. Darol Ratsavongsy had a double-double — with 10 points and 17 rebounds as well as three steals and three assists. Luke Hamilton pulled down six rebounds to go with his six points.
Sam Scrabeck was the leading scorer for the Comets with 11 points. He was the only Comet to score in double figures.
“It was a hard-fought game,” said Raymond interim coach Ron Bell. “Naselle came out aggressively. We kept our cool and played smart defense.”
Bell cited Ratsavongsy for a good overall game. He also praised team leaders Newman and Freeman.
On Wednesday, Raymond will host Northwest Christian.
Raymond 14 13 15 15 — 57
Naselle 9 4 17 8 — 38
Raymond (57) — Crow, Freeman 12, Newman 16, Phansisay 6, Stepp 3, Hamilton 6, Ratsavongsy 10, Lund 3, Northup 1. FG — 21-53 (.396). FT — 12-24.
Naselle (38) — Williams 7, Carter 2, Corona, S. Scrabeck 11, See 5, Lopez 1, Wulf, Ferguson 6, Juarez 6, J. Scrabeck.FG — 13-50 (.260). FT — 9-17.
Elks 48, Mustangs 47
BROOKLYN — Dylan Lines led Lake Quinault with 22 points to edge North River in non-league play on Saturday at Brooklyn.
Lines also grabbed 13 rebounds, swiped six steals and dished up two assists for the Elks (5-12). Quinault’s Dylan Dorhofer was held out to rest for future play. The Elks had 22 team steals.
The contest was tight throughout. Quinault took a one-point lead into the fourth quarter and each team scored nine points in an intense final period.
“Both sides were feeling the urgency and the game was hectic with lots of turnovers,” North River coach Sean Pierson said. “There were some rushed shots and it was competitive both ways. I’m ecstatic that our team challenged them (the Elks) as well as we did this year.”
Gabe Turner scored 17 points and Kenneth Simpson added 15 points for the Mustangs (6-9).
Pierson praised the competitive athletes for Lake Quinault and his team for playing so well at the end of the season.
He especially thanked seniors Christian Wilson, Jaala Berentsen and Turner, who were unwavering in their dedication to lead throughout the careers.
“It came down to the wire,” said Quinault head coach Clinton Potter. He praised Lines for his contribution to the game.
On Monday, North River will host the South Bend junior varsity for the final game of the season. On Friday, Lake Quinault will host Mary M. Knight.
L. Quinault 13 9 17 9 — 48
N. River 10 12 16 9 — 47
Lake Quinault (48) — Johnson 9, Silva 5, Hsu, Ramirez, Kalama 7, Lines 22, Hidalgo, Diggle 5. FG — 20-72 (.278). FT — 5-18.
North River (47) — Simpson 15, Turner 17, L. Churape 2, Holmes 2, Wilson 9, Berentsen 2, J. Churape, Taylor, McDougall, Baughman. FG — 18-48 (.375). FT — 10-13.
Loggers 80, Owls 30
WISHKAH — Wishkah’s senior players, led by Brady Anderson with 23 points and Keigan Gardiner with 11, prevailed to thump inexperienced Mary M. Knight in non-league play on Saturday at Brian Eager Memorial Gym.
Brady Anderson and Gardiner dished up six assists apiece and Gardiner swiped five steals for the Loggers (15-4). Gavin Baltzell and Chris Thein added 14 points apiece. Trey Berge grabbed eight rebounds to go with his six points. Brady Anderson, Gardiner, Baltzell, Thein and Berge were all honored on Senior Night for their four-year contribution to the team.
The Owls did not have any players score in double figures.
“We were playing with seniors whose hard work showed and they (the Owls) were playing with younger underclassmen,” said Wishkah head coach Matt Ferrier. “That was the difference in the game.”
Ferrier praised juniors Robert Rodriguez and Jace Anderson for stepping aside and allowing the seniors to have greater playing time in their final home appearance.
On Tuesday, Wishkah will hit the road to Olympia to play Pope John Paul of Lacey.
MM Knight 19 8 7 5 — 30
Wishkah 28 25 19 8 — 80
Mary M. Knight (30) — Anderson 4, Diggle 6, Kenyon, Pais, M. Thompson 7, A. Thompson 6, McGee 1, Compton 3, Werly 3. FG — 10-44 (.227). FT — 6-15.
Wishkah (80) — Gardiner 11, B. Anderson 23, Rodriguez 7, Richardson, Thein 14, J. Anderson 3, Berge 8, Baltzell 14. FG — 32-66 (.485). FT — 8-15.