Sports Briefs for Thursday, May 22

Mitch Runge second in state golf

Reigning Grays Harbor Pro-Am champion John Cassidy of the Alderbrook Golf and Yacht Club on Hood Canal captured the Washington Open Invitational golf tournament on Wednesday at the Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent.

Cassidy closed with a 71 for a 54-hole total of 208.

Raymond High graduate Mitch Runge, now of Tacoma, fired a six-under-par 66 to finish second, one stroke behind.

Monte’s Novy places in Pac-12 track

USC’s Tera Novy, a Montesano High School graduate, placed fourth in the women’s discus at the Pac-12 Conference Track &Field Championships last weekend at Pullman.

Novy, a sophomore, uncorked a personal-best throw of 179-1.

Three GHC softballers named to all-NWAACC team

Three Grays Harbor College softball players were named to the all-NWAACC teams on Monday and one of them — sophomore Shannon Glenn — was also named to the all-NWAACC Academic team as well.

Glenn, a sophomore from Aberdeen, was a first-team infielder on the Western Regional all-star team and finished with the second-best GPA (3.85) in the all-NWAACC Spring Academic team.

Amanda Anderson, a sophomore from Elma, was also named a first-team infielder for the Chokers.

Freshman Chelsy Stewart, from Hoquiam, was a second-team outfielder selection.

District 2A-1A track due Friday

State berths will be on the line in the District IV Class 2A and 1A track meets Friday.

Aberdeen will compete in the district 2A meet at Ingersoll Stadium at Olympia High School. The field events begin at 3:45 p.m., with the running events starting at 4 p.m.

The top three in each event will advance to state next week at Tacoma.

Montesano’s girls and Elma’s and Montesano’s boys will be among the favorites in the district 1A meet at MacKenzie Stadium in Vancouver. Field events also begin at 3:45 p.m., with running events slated for 5 p.m.

The top four in each event qualify for state next week in Cheney.

Montesano soccer fundraiser set

The Montesano High School boys soccer team will stage a community fundraising match June 5 at Rottle Field.

The Bulldogs will play an exhibition against their coaches, teachers, soccer alumni and other interested members of the community. The match is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Donations will be accepted at the gate. Proceeds will go to the Montesano High soccer program.

Near-shore area closed to halibut finishing

The north near-shore area of Marine Area 2 (Westport to Ocean Shores) closed to halibut fishing on Wednesday, the Washington Department of Fish &Wildlife reported.

The remainder of the area had been closed for halibut since Sunday, when the area’s 40,739-pound quota was harvested.

Anglers will have two more days (today and Saturday) to catch halibut in the La Push and Neah Bay areas before that fishery is closed.

Montesano LL volunteers sought

The Montesano Little League is seeking volunteers to assist with the District III Major League Tournament it is hosting this summer.

The tournament is planned June 26-July 6 (with no games scheduled on July 4). Those interested in assisting may contact league president Steve Bove at

Daily World staff reports


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