Sports Briefs for Tuesday, April 15

Hoquiam athletes honored

Hoquiam High School seniors Josh Bishop and Kayla Hilliard have received Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Prep Athlete of the Week awards for the week of March 30-April 5.

Bishop received the Class 1A Male Athlete of the Week honor for baseball. He went 10-for-12 at the plate for the week, scoring 13 runs and driving in nine.

Hilliard took the Female Athlete of the Week award for the same classification. She had gone 7-for-7 in a doubleheader against Rochester, scoring seven runs and knocking in another seven.

Grizzlies move up in baseball poll

Hoquiam moved up one notch to sixth place in the state Class 1A baseball rankings compiled by former Hoquiam, Aberdeen and Black Hills coach Lem Elway.

The once-beaten Grizzlies moved ahead of league rival Tenino (now seventh). Rochester is ninth in the same poll.

Bearcats softball earns title-game spots

The Grays Harbor Lady Bearcats softball teams finished in championship games at the Queen of the Northwest tournaments in Federal Way this past weekend.

The U-12 team won the Class C tournament, while the U-14 team lost in the Class C championship game.

Grays Harbor Bearcats add new coach

The Grays Harbor Bearcats have added veteran semi-pro football coach Keith Jones to the coaching staff, Bearcats general manager Chris Raffelson announced.

Jones coached the South King County Colts to an 8-2 record last season and a spot in the Pacific Football League championship game. Jones will be the Bearcats’ offensive/defensive line coach and player recruitment coordinator.

Daily World staff reports


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