LONGVIEW — Seven Aberdeen swimmers punched their ticket to next week’s state 2A boys swimming championship meet after their performances at the District IV 2A boys swimming championship meet at Mark Morris High School on Saturday.
Freshman Dustin Young qualified for four events overall — two individual and two relays — for the Bobcats, who finished fourth as a team. Capital won the district team title with 262 1/2 points.
The top-three finishers in each event qualified for the state meet at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on Friday and Saturday.
“Overall, I think the guys did really well,” AHS head coach Rebecca Rowe said. “Everyone dropped time. The photo finish in the 200 free relay was really impressive and the 200 medley relay really started us off on the right track.”
Aberdeen’s 200 medley relay — freshman Robbie Lewis, sophomore John Jugum, junior Levi Rose and Young — earned the team’s first state berth with a third-place finish.
Young pulled away from three Capital swimmers to take third in the 50 free, his first individual state berth of the day. His second was a photo-finish with River Ridge’s Logan Field in the 100 free.
Side-by-side from the start, Young’s finishing kick allowed him to out-touch the Hawks’ senior by .12 of a second for third place. That finish was a precursor to the 200 free relay.
The relay team — senior Keegan Shippey, senior Seth Caba, senior Brandon Grigsby and Young — held a very slim margin on River Ridge for third.
After Grigsby’s third leg kept the lead for the Bobcats, Young brought it home by holding off Field for the third and final state berth at .39 of a second.
Coach Rowe cited Rose for his swim in the medley relay and the 100 fly, where he finished fourth and Grigsby for his swim in the free relay. Rowe also cited Shippey and Caba, who finished tied for eighth to each other in the 50 free (26.22).
“That was a really nice way for those two seniors to finish,” Rowe added.
Junior Antoine Johnson was Hoquiam’s lone swimmer in Saturday’s finals. He finished sixth in the 100 breaststroke.
District IV 2A Boys Swimming
At Mark Morris High School, Longview
Top-Three Results to State 2A meet (plus Aberdeen finishers)
Capital 262 1/2, Hockinson 254, Mark Morris 227, Aberdeen 158 1/2, River Ridge 142, R.A. Long 77, Toutle Lake 24, Woodland 16, Hoquiam 9.
200 MR — 1:43.93 — Hockinson, Capital, Aberdeen (Lewis, Jugum, Rose, Young). 200 Free — 1:53.42 — Brett Fitch (MM), Will Morris (Hock), Logan Field (RR). 8. Brandon Grigsby (Abe). 9. Ryan McElliott (Abe). 12. Jeremiah Smith (Abe). 200 IM — 2:03.96 — Jonah Rodewald (Hock), Colton Gowan (MM), Gabe McGee (MM). 7. Robby Lewis (Abe). 50 Free — 22.45 — Dylan Osborne (Hock), Phillip Reece (Cap), Dustin Young (Abe). T-8. Seth Caba (Abe) and Keegan Shippey (Abe). 100 Fly — 53.19 — Dylan Osborne (Hock), Phillip Reece (Cap), Gabe McGee (MM). 4. Levi Rose (Abe). 12. Omar Martinez (Abe). 100 Free — 50.11 — Cullyn Newman (Hock), Colton Gowan (MM), Dustin Young (Abe). 8. Keegan Shippey (Abe). 10. Seth Caba (Abe). 500 Free — 5:14.61 — Brett Fitch (MM), Will Morris (Hock), Collin Mattson (Cap). 12. Ryan McElliott (Abe).
200 FR — 1:35.21 — Mark Morris, Capital, Aberdeen (Shippey, Caba, Grigsby, Young). 100 Back — 58.77 — Cullyn Newman (Hock), Brendon Broer (Hock), Bailey Young (Cap). T-5. Robby Lewis (Abe) and Micah Young (Cap). 8. Mike Lang (Abe). 11. Jeran Paris (Abe). 12. Britton Tatro (Abe). 100 Breast — 1:05.14 — Jonah Rodewald (RR), Max Mann (Tout), Noah Francom (RR). 6. Antoine Johnson (Hoq). 11. John Jugum (Abe). 400 FR — 3:24.35 — Hockinson, Mark Morris, Capital. 5. Aberdeen.
Chitwhins 88, Eagles 25
TAHOLAH — Keanu Curleybear led Taholah with 26 points as the Chitwhins routed Firm Foundation in the first round of the District IV Class 1B Tournament on Saturday at Taholah.
The Chitwhins (8-7) will play Three Rivers Christian in the semifinals at 2:30 p.m. on Monday at Castle Rock.
Curleybear also grabbed seven rebounds, dished up five assists and swiped five steals. The Chitwhins had a total of 29 team steals. Jimmy Smith-Kramer scored 17 points and dished up seven assists.
Wade Purdy scored 13 points for the Chitwhins. Levi Jackson pulled down seven rebounds to go with his six points.
Robert Needham came in off the bench to swipe five steals and dish up three assists. Dustin Stewart had six steals to go with his seven points.
“They’re a young team,” said Taholah assistant coach Eric Capoeman. “They could not get past our 1-3-1 half-court trap. We capitalized on deflections and steals and forced 43 turnovers.”
Needham was cited for a good game off the bench.
F. Foundation 4 10 0 11 — 25
Taholah 26 28 16 18 — 88
Firm Foundation (25) — Hoffman, Lindblom 5, Hibbs 2, Arruntegui 5, Beck 4, Seavers, Turbo, Rogers 2, Mickelson 3, Schneider 2, Wharton 2. FG — 9-31 (.290). FT — 4-7.
Taholah (88) — Anderson, Orozco 6, Smith-Kramer 17, Jackson 6, Purdy 13, Stewart 7, Jones 9, Needham 4, Curleybear 26. FG — 36-70 (.514). FT — 9-13.
Acorns 73, Kodiaks 43
BATTLE GROUND — Shooting 62 percent from the field, Oakville trounced Columbia Adventist in the opening round of the District IV Class 1B Tournament on Saturday at Battle Ground.
Marcus Youckton scored 21 points as the Acorns (13-7) advanced to a semifinal meeting with Wishkah at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Castle Rock.
After a tight first quarter, the Acorns blew it open by outscoring the Kodiaks 35-17 in the middle two periods.
“We got into transition, they got back and we did a nice job of getting the ball to the open guy,” Oakville coach Cliff Harris said.
Ray Lopez added 15 points for the Acorns. Columbia Adventist’s Matt Redberg led all scorers with 26 points.
Oakville’s Gary Ortivez handed out seven assists. T.J. Trott blocked seven shots and Shawn Youckton pulled down nine rebounds.
Oakville 17 15 20 21 — 73
Col. Adventist 13 6 11 13 — 43
Oakville (73) — M. Youckton 21, Lorton 4, Trott 4, A. Youckton, Ortivez 4, Lopez 15, Bird 8, Jack 5, Bray, Atkins, S. Youckton 13, Tinney 2. FG — 31-50 (.620). FT — 8-15.
Columbia Adventist (43) — Matt Redberg 26, Parrish 3, Brodey, Bollin, J. Redberg, Reed 2, Donaldson, Kinsman 2, Fry 2, J. Donaldson, Holland 4. Anaspach 2, Alfred 2, Jokela. FG — 16-48 (.333). FT — 5-8.
Eagles 63, Elks 22
KELSO — Host Three Rivers Christian opened this District IV 1B boys basketball contest with a 23-8 first quarter and added to it with a 21-0 third quarter to fly past Lake Quinault on Friday night.
The Elks’ season comes to a close at 6-13.
The Eagles, who will face Taholah in the district semifinals at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Castle Rock, were led by Zach Martinez’s game-high 19 points and Seth Carns’ 17 points.
“We didn’t hit our shots,” Quinault head coach Clinton Potter said. “Defensively, we didn’t have an answer for Martinez or Carns. They hit all of their shots from the inside. As a team, they only had one 3-pointer; everything else came from the inside. We’ve gained a lot from the beginning of the season to the end. There’s always next year.”
Dillon Lines led the Elks with eight points and 10 rebounds. Chayton Johnson added six points and 10 rebounds.
Lake Quin 8 11 0 3 — 22
TRC 23 11 21 8 — 63
Lake Quinault (22) — Johnson 6, Silva, Hsu, Ramirez, Kalama 2, Lines 8, Hildalgo, Diggle 2, Dorhofer 4. FG — 9-40. FT — 3-6.
Three Rivers Christian (63) — Martinez 19, Vanderwerf, Ladiche, Powell 5, Hoffman 7, Carns 17, Moore 9, Hull 6, M. Hull, Mann. FG — 28-52. FT — 6-10.
Elks 55, Eagles 25
KELSO — Hannah Allen led Lake Quinault with 23 points as the Elks thumped Three Rivers Christian in the first round of the District IV Class 1B Tournament on Saturday at Kelso.
The Elks (9-8) will play Taholah in the district semifinal scheduled for 1 p.m. on Monday at Castle Rock.
Allen also grabbed five rebounds and swiped six steals. Romey Begay added a double-double—-with 14 points and 18 rebounds. She also dished up five assists, while contributing seven blocks and six steals. Faith Thomas pulled down five rebounds to go with her six points.
Three Rivers Christian had only one player score in double figures.
“The team captains, Hannah (Allen) and Romey (Begay), stepped up their game,” said Quinault head coach Dennis Hinchen. “Hannah had her best game all year and was all over the floor. We started and stayed in man-to-man defense. We pressured their point guard, forcing 27 turnovers, 17 of which were in the first half.”
Coach Hinchen cited Mikayla Blackburn and Johanna Esparza for their defensive pressure.
L. Quinault 14 21 6 14 — 55
T.R. Christian 8 6 6 5 — 25
Lake Quinault (55) — E. Silva 2, Begay 14, F. Thomas 6, A. Blackburn 3, Esparza, Gerard, M. Blackburn 6, M. Silva 1, Garcia, Allen 23, B. Thomas, Jackson. FG — 20-62 (.323). FT — 10-18.
Three Rivers Christian (25) — Kading 1, Gevis 2, Jes. Caddel 4, Jor. Caddel 8, Muldanado 10, Johnson. FG — 10-50 (.200). FT — 5-15.
AUBURN — Green River Community College swept Grays Harbor College in an NWAACC Western Division coed doubleheader Saturday at Auburn.
The Gators won the men’s game, 91-87, while the Green River women also prevailed, 72-67. The losses dropped the Choker men to 5-9 in league play and 8-16 overall. The GHC women are 1-13 in league and 3-20 for the season.
Details were not reported. The Chokers travel to Pierce on Wednesday.