Bobcats 0 (5), Bearcats 0 (3)
Aberdeen waited until a shootout to find the net, converting all its penalty kicks to edge Chehalis after regulation play and overtime ended scoreless in an Evergreen 2A Conference match Thursday at Stewart Field.
The Bobcats went 5-for-5 in the shootout, as Seth Caba, Victor and Cesar Corona, Isaiah Contreras and Victor Junco all converting their attempts. Since the Bearcats had missed one of their previous attempts, Junco’s goal on the fifth round of kicks (Aberdeen went first in the shootout) ended the match.
As has been the case in recent matches, Aberdeen dominated play without scoring during regulation play. Winning coach Larry Fleming estimated that his team took 22 shots on goal, while spending the vast majority of the match in Bearcat territory.
“We are stuck in this weird place of playing well enough to win — hustling and winning the ball as hard as we can, passing the ball around better than we have in years — but feeling totally frustrated by our lack of goal-scoring,” Fleming said.
Contreras, up front, midfielder Victor Corona and defenders Logan Lopez and Tavo Sanchez were commended for strong play. Jake Myers, a senior, returned from injury to make his season debut and was credited with a solid performance as a midfielder and defender.”
The Bobcat junior varsity improved to 9-3 with a 6-0 victory. Angel Barragan scored twice and Anthony Churlin, Alejandro Felipe, Jose Rueda and Jesse Paik had one goal apiece.
The Bobcats will attempt to secure second place in the league when they host Centralia on Thursday.
Warriors 2, Grizzlies 1
ROCHESTER — Hoquiam had a chance to gain a tie for the Evergreen 1A lead with Elma, but couldn’t overcome host Rochester on Thursday night.
Tied at 1-1 at halftime, the Warriors got the eventual winning goal when they scored from an acute angle along the end line past HHS goalkeeper Tahj Malone midway through the second half.
Ivan Salguero gave Hoquiam (5-3, 7-4) a 1-0 lead in the 25th minute when he converted a right-footed shot 12 yards out from goal. Four minutes later, the Grizzlies tied the game with an own goal off a HHS defender.
“We didn’t play our full game,” HHS head coach Fidel Sanchez said. “We played 10 minutes to score our goal and another 20 minutes trying to tie it up again. You can’t do that.”
On Wednesday, Hoquiam hits the road to take on Elma.
LACEY — Aberdeen turned on the power to sweep aside River Ridge in a pair of Evergreen 2A Conference games Thursday at Lacey.
Kiana Dixon’s grand slam homer helped the Bobcats notch a 16-7 victory in the completion of a rain-suspended game. Alexxi Timmons homered twice in a 14-5 AHS victory in the regularly scheduled game.
The Bobcats (5-7, 5-9) owned a less-than-comfortable 7-4 lead before Timmons belted a three-run homer in the sixth inning of the second game. The senior catcher added another three-run shot in the seventh, her eighth HR of the season.
Dixon added three doubles as the Bobcats ripped out 10 extra-base hits in that contest.
“The girls executed really well, especially in the second game,” Bobcat coach Jeff Timmons said. “They were seeing the ball really well. It was nice to see, because we’ve been struggling the last few games.”
Dixon’s grand slam, her third of the season, put the finishing touches on an Aberdeen comeback in the first game. The Cats trailed 8-4 at one stage in a game that started Tuesday in Aberdeen, but took the lead with a seven-run fourth before rain forced suspension of play.
Erin Kuhn was the winning pitcher in both games.
River Ridge 051 200 0 — 7 11 2
Aberdeen 031 705 x — 16 7 0
Justus and Eggers; Gallinger, Swor (3), Kuhn (4) and Timmons.
RBI: River Ridge — Attwood, Van Housen, Eggers, Justus. Aberdeen — Chesterman, Timmons 2, Dixon 4, Ashlock, Reeson. Two hits: River Ridge — Hodges, Eggers. Aberdeen — Dixon, Reeson, Manwell. Home run: Aberdeen — Dixon. Doubles — Dixon, Manwell.
Winning pitcher — Kuhn (walked none; struck out two). Losing pitcher — Justus (walked 12; struck out one).
Aberdeen 212 024 3 — 14 18 1
River Ridge 100 211 0 — 5 11 2
Kuhn and Timmons; Justus and Grahn.
RBI: Aberdeen — Chesterman, Timmons 6, Manwell 3, Dietrich 2, Boone. River Ridge — Attwood, Hodges, Goetsch, Van Housen. Four hits: Aberdeen — Timmons, Dixon. Three hits: River Ridge — Attwood. Two hits: Aberdeen — Swor. River Ridge — Van Housen. Home runs: Aberdeen — Timmons 2. Doubles: Aberdeen — Dixon 3, Swor, Hammonds, Manwell, Dietrich, Boone.
Winning pitcher — Kuhn (walked three; struck out none). Losing pitcher — Justus (walked one; struck out two).
TENINO — Montesano remained unbeaten in Evergreen 1A League play by sweeping a doubleheader from Tenino, 11-1, and 9-3, on Thursday at Tenino.
Makenzi Howard, Hannah Jensen and Cheyann Bartlett drove in two runs apiece for the Bulldogs (8-0, 10-3) in the opening game, which was shortened to five innings by the 10-run mercy rule.
The Bulldogs struggled a bit in the nightcap before settling the issue with a three-run sixth. Freshman Alyssa Gustafson drove in two runs for Montesano.
Monte coach Pat Pace acknowledged his team suffered a letdown after Monday’s sweep of Hoquiam.
“Our focus wasn’t there, our concentration was down,” Pace said. “One of the things we have to work on is getting up for everybody, no matter who we’re playing.”
Bartlett was praised for her hitting off the bench.
Drawing the league bye next week, the Bulldogs travel to Napavine for a non-leaguer Tuesday.
Montesano 115 31 — 11 14 0
Tenino 000 01 — 1 3 5
Didion, Schoch (5) and Kloempken; Gubbe and Richardson.
RBI: Montesano — Howard 2, Jensen 2, Gustafson, Choate, Bartlett 2. Tenino — Gubbe. Two hits: Montesano — Howard, Gustafson, Walters, Choate. Doubles: Montesano — Gustafson, Howard.
Winning pitcher — Didion (walked none; struck out five). Losing pitcher— Gubbe (walked three; struck out one).
Tenino 000 012 0 — 3 4 2
Montesano 030 123 x — 9 10 1
Masters and Gubbe; Schneider, Didion (6) and Gustafson.
RBI: Tenino — Masters, Fant. Montesano — Gustafson 2, Cavanah, Howard. Two hits: Montesano — Choate, Jensen. Doubles: Tenino — Masters.
Winning pitcher — Schneider (walked two; struck out five). Losing pitcher — Masters (walked one; struck out four).
TENINO — Striking early in both games, state-ranked Tenino swept Montesano, 12-5 and 7-2, in an Evergreen 1A League doubleheader Thursday at Tenino.
The Beavers took insurmountable leads with six runs in the first inning of the opener and three runs in the opening frame of the nightcap.
Sawyer Rhoden and Jake Herzog delivered three hits apiece for Montesano in the opening game and Jordan Bussard had three hits in the second contest. But the Bulldogs (6-7, 6-8) were unable to string their hits together, leaving the bases loaded five times during the doubleheader.
“We were able to get a lot of runners on base, but we stranded them — couldn’t get a clutch hit,” Monte assistant coach Aaron Cleverly summarized.
Montesano 000 311 0 — 5 8 4
Tenino 602 112 x — 12 11 1
Englund, Peterson (1), Zillyette (3) and Bussard; McKittrick, Cleeves (6) and Zack Chamberlain.
RBI: Montesano — Rhoden 2, Hliboki, Bussard, Herzog. Tenino — Pier 2, Bellrose, Gilbreath 2, Hill 2, Wachter. Three hits: Montesano — Sawyer Rhoden, Herzog. Two hits: Montesano — Bussard. Tenino — Pier, Zack Chamberlain, Gilbreath, Hill. Home runs: Tenino — Pier. Doubles: Montesano — Herzog. Tenino — Zack Chamberlain, Hill.
Winning pitcher — McKittrick (walked three; struck out five). Losing pitcher — Englund (walked two; struck out one).
Montesano 001 010 0 — 2 8 2
Tenino 311 110 x — 7 6 0
Bussard, Benner (4), Herzog (6) and Rhoden; Strawn, Zeb Chamberlain (5), Cleeves (6) and Zack Chamberlain.
RBI: Montesano — Hliboki, Benner. Tenino — Cleeves, Zack Chamberlain 2, Bellrose 2, Hill, Wachter. Three hits: Montesano — Bussard. Two hits: Tenino — Zeb Chamberlain. Triples: Tenino — Zack Chamberlain. Doubles: Montesano — Usher. Tenino — Zeb Chamberlain.
Winning pitcher — Strawn (walked one; struck out one). Losing pitcher — Bussard (walked two; struck out one).
TRACK & FIELD
WESTPORT — With surprisingly strong marks recorded, Ocosta’s girls and Raymond’s boys took team honors at a four-school meet Thursday at Westport.
The Wildcats dominated the running events to nip Raymond, 127-125. Raymond easily captured the boys meet, 180-115.
The Saul sisters, Rebekah and Rachael, had a hand in four victories for Ocosta’s girls. Rebekah won the 100 and 400 meters, while Rachel took the high jump with a season-best height of 4-9. Both were members of a 4x400-meter relay team that, despite running without opposition, recorded a 4:26.7 time — one of the fastest in the state among Class 2B foursomes. Sararose Gallo and Kelsey Gundersen were the other two members of that quartet.
Gallo also dropped her time by some 40 seconds in winning the 3,200.
“That was a huge breakthrough for her,” Wildcat coach Aaron Anderson said.
Ironically, Raymond’s boys mile relay team of Elliott Murdock, James Hamilton, Hunter Borden and Alex Vaca notched a state-best time of 3:39.9. Vaca also won the 800 and 1,600 meters.
Raymond’s Rayce Newman was a double winner in the sprints and Alan Phansisay established a nine-foot personal best of 114-6 in taking the discus.
On the girls side, Raymond’s Patricia Rojas captured the 100 hurdles and pole vault and had a PR in her third individual event, the 300 hurdles. Teammate Aiyisha Garcia performed well in the throws.
“Overall, it was nice to have some decent weather,” Gull coach Mike Tully said. “The kids were able to get in some decent times, even though there wasn’t a lot of competition.”
Taholah’s Jon Jackson doubled in the boys shot and javelin.
Raymond 180, Ocosta 115, Taholah 27, Mary M. Knight 1
100 — 11.74 — Newman (R), Murdock (R), Camenzind (R). 200 — 23.93 — Newman (R), Chum (O), Hamilton (R). 400 — 57.96 — Wright (O), Buck (T), Camenzind (R). 800 — 2:15.68 — Vaca (R), Jones (O), Cruz (R). 1,600 — 5:06.7 — Vaca (R), Jones (O), Mitby (O). 3,200 — 12:26.3 — Mitby (O), Hood (R), deMontigny (R). 110 H — 17.08 — Freeman (R), Sath (R). 300 H — 43.28 — Borden (R), Freeman (R), Sida (R). 4x100 R — 46.3 — Raymond, Ocosta. 4x400 R — 3:39.9 — Raymond, Ocosta.
Shot — 40-5— Jackson (T), Hamilton (R), Villegas (R). Disc — 114-6 — Phansisay (R), Latimer (R), Curleybear (T). Jav — 149-3 — Jackson (T), Herrera (O), Hart (O). HJ — 5-10 — Herrera (O), Koski (R), Jakobsen (R). PV — 9-6 — Reidt (R), Hart (O), Silver (O). LJ — 17-6 — Caballero (O), Sobrera (O), Herrera (O). TJ — 39-3 1/2 — Herrera (O), Caballero (O), deMontigny (R).
Ocosta 127, Raymond 125, Mary M. Knight 14, Taholah 10
100 — 13.71 —Rebekah Saul (O), Dykes (R), Rindlisbacher (O). 200 — 29.36 — K. Ballo (O), Atkins (O), Boyes (R). 400 — 1:05.55 — Rebekah Saul (O), Oatfield (R). 800 — 2:57.65 — M.Ballo (O), Griffin (O), 1,600 — 6:05.20 — Gundersen (O), M. Ballo (O), Garcia (R). 3,200 — 13:12.70 — Gallo (O), Collins (R). 100 H — 18.75 — Rojas (R), Rindlisbacher (O). 300 H — 55.02 — Rachael Saul (O), Rojas (R). 4x100 R — 55.77 — Raymond, Ocosta. 4x200 R — 2:09.0 — Raymond. 4x400 R — 4:26.70 — Ocosta.
Shot — 32-0 — Garcia (R), Shurtz (O), Frost (MK). Disc — 112-4 — Frost (MK), Shurtz (O), Garcia (R). Jav — 103-3 — Cheney (T), Garcia (R), Flemetis (R). HJ — 4-9 — Rachael Saul (O), Oatfield (R). PV — 5-6 — Rojas (R). LJ — 13-8 1/2 — Dykes (R), Flemetis (R), Wingate (O). TJ — 31-11 — Dykes (R), Flemetis (R).
SOUTH BEND — South Bend’s boys and Willapa Valley’s girls prevailed in a five-school meet hosted by South Bend on Thursday at Don Weisel Track.
With 111 points, the Indians finished 55 ahead of second-place Wahkiakum in the boys meet. Valley’s girls edged the Tribe, 110-98.
South Bend utilized its balance and depth in the boys meet. Dennis Johnson, in the horizontal jumps, was the lone double winner for the Tribe.
“In the two meets this week, coming off spring break, I thought the kids competed really well,” South Bend coach Steve Lazelle said. “I was very proud of the whole group.
Miles Davis, a first-year thrower, won the boys shot for South Bend. Teammate Dalyn Ogilvie upended reigning state champion Matt Konigsberger in the boys javelin.
Emily Sanchez captured the 200 meters and long jump for the South Bend girls. Lazelle also cited the performance of freshman Traci Hoffman in the 1,600 meters.
Willapa Valley’s girls dominated the field events. Kate Rockett doubled in the javelin (109-12) and discus (83 feet), while freshman Shania Barton took the high jump at 4-7.
Valley’s Lauren Friese took the short hurdles and was part of a three-way tie in the pole vault also involving her cousin Karli and Alicia Smaciarz.
North River freshman Nathaniel Baughman captured the 3,200 meters.
South Bend 117, Wahkiakum 62, Naselle 60 1/2, Willapa Valley 46 1/2, North River 24
100 — 11.9 — Burns (Wah), Cook (WV), Sanchez (SB). 200 — 25.5 — Burns (Wah), Bingham (Wah), Wulf (Nas). 400 — 58.4 — Konigsberger (WV), Phillips (Nas), Boothe (SB). 800 — 2:24.2 — Bucio (SB), Churape (NR), Velke (Wah). 1,600 — 5:39.5 — Burch (Nas), Case (SB), Churape (NR). 3,200 — 13:24.0 — Baughman (NR), Holmes (NR). 110 H — 19.7 — Kolditz (Wah). 300 H — 48.5 — Sanchez (SB), Hansen (SB). 4x100 R — 49.0 — South Bend, Wahkiakum, Naselle. 4x400 R — 4:03.7 — South Bend, Naselle.
Shot — 40-8 — Davis (SB), Pearson (WV), Cothren (Wah). Disc — 104-7 — Bauer (Nas), Kirkman (Nas), Overstake (SB). Jav — 143-9 — Ogilvie (SB), Konigsberger (WV), Case (SB). HJ — 5-4 — tie between Case (SB) and Quigley (Wah), Johnson (SB). PV — 12-0 — Wulf (Nas), Cook (WV), Fluke (WV). LJ — 19-3 — Johnson (SB), Hansen (SB), Cook (WV). TJ — 38-11 — Johnson (SB), Hansen (SB), Cothren (Wah).
Willapa Valley 110, South Bend 98, Wahkiakum 53, Naselle 30, North River 14
100 — 13.2 — Collins (SB), Hodel (WV), Peacock (Wah). 200 — 28.5 — Sanchez (SB), Hodel (WV), Peacock (Wah). 400 — 1:08.8 — Elliott (Wah), Chapman (Nas), Heywood (Wah). 800 — 2:45.8 — Pearson (SB), Morales (SB), Carbaugh (NR). 1,600 — 6:34.3 — Hoffman (SB), Kudasik (WV), Jacot (Nas). 3,200 — 14:36.9 — Kudasik (WV), Jaeger (NR), Larew (WV). 100 H — 17.7 — L. Friese (WV), K. Friese (WV), Abbott (Wah). 300 H — 1:01.4 — Abbott (Wah). 4x100 R — 56.4 — Wahkiakum. 4x200 R — 1:54.4 — South Bend, Naselle.
Shot — 35-9 — Staats (SB), Wisner (Wah), Sawyer (SB). Disc — 83-0 — Rockett (WV), Estes (Nas), Coty (WV). Jav — 109-2 — Rockett (WV), Staats (SB), Sawyer (SB). HJ — 4-7 — Barton (WV), Bennett (SB). PV — 9-0 — tie between L. Friese (WV), Smaciarz (WV), K. Friese (WV). LJ — 15-0 — Sanchez (SB), Hodel (WV), K. Friese (WV). TJ — 30-7 — Kousonhsavath (SB), Spoor (WV), Chapman (Nas).
Tigers 6, Bobcats 0
CENTRALIA — An understaffed Aberdeen squad took on Centralia in an Evergreen 2A match on Thursday and were unable to crack the Tigers’ players at Centralia High School.
The Bobcats (2-6) had just 10 players — varsity and junior varsity — available for the match and AHS head coach Ashley Kohlmeier shuffled the lineup accordingly.
“It is too bad we couldn’t bring a complete team against one of the league’s better teams,” Kohlmeier said. “We weren’t as competitive as we normally are.”
On Monday, Aberdeen hosts Tumwater.
Lillian August (C) def. Gabby Richters 6-0, 6-0. Hannah Jeffreys (C) def. Kayla Williams 6-0, 6-0. Claire Davis (C) def. Brenda Barrera 6-0, 6-0. Jaycee Fosters-McKailey Fast (C) def. Ali Morris-McKenzie Martin 6-4, 6-1. Hayden Balser-Sydney Creel (C) def. Jade Caskey-Brianna Mao-Barry 6-0, 6-1. Jesse Scherer-Arleth Ramirez (C) def. Katie Cournoyer-Kathy Crispobal 6-1, 6-0.
CATHLAMET — Led by Zach Calvert’s 38, Wahkiakum topped Willapa Valley, 177-189, in a multi-school boys match Thursday at the Skyline course in Cathlamet.
Nicholas Betrozoff was low for the Vikings with a 44.
Willapa Harbor’s Emma Lorton, the only girl to participate, shot a fine 50.
The Willapa Harbor combine hosts Northwest Christian on Thursday.
Wahkiakum (177) — Austin Good 41, Elliot Haney 50, Zach Calvert 38, Brady LaBerge 48, Tanner Bergsing 58.
Willapa Valley (189) — Nicholas Betrozoff 44, Cameron McAllister 45, Kyler Oblad 49, Stephen Camenzind 51, Lucky Wood 55, Damian Redding 59.
Adna (207) — John Kruger 52, Nolan Wagner 45, Jake Ferrier 59, Logan Boone 51, Brendou Houtari 63, Luca Maintz 51.
South Bend — Zane Johnson 50, Matthew Lewis 64.
Raymond — Jace Duckworth 53, Tysen Stephens 59.
Willapa Harbor — Emma Lorton 50.