Bobcats 2, Hawks 1 (OT)
Seth Caba scored in the second overtime as Aberdeen celebrated a figurative homecoming by edging River Ridge in an Evergreen 2A Conference match Thursday at Stewart Field.
In their first home appearance following a six-game road swing, the Bobcats outshot the Hawks, 15-5. For the second straight game, however, they experienced difficulty converting their opportunities.
With perhaps one minute left in the second overtime period, Aberdeen’s Isaiah Contreras beat a defender on a run down the sideline and crossed a pass to Caba. The latter tapped it home for the winning marker.
River Ridge opened the scoring about a minute into the second half. The Bobcats (6-2, 8-2) answered 45 seconds later when Contreras scored off an assist from Victor Junco.
It remained 1-1 until the second OT, although Aberdeen’s Tavo Sanchez narrowly missed converting a corner kick with seconds left in regulation.
“We are struggling in the attacking third, but we continue to hustle, play strong defense and pass the ball well,” Aberdeen coach Larry Fleming said. “We will have to improve our finishing if we plan to host a postseason match and make a dent in the playoffs.
Contreras, midfielders Alex Barene and Cesar Corona and defenders Sanchez and Tony Jo were cited for fine play.
Aberdeen’s junior varsity also improved to 8-2 with a 3-0 victory. Anthony Churlin, Denis Calles and Warren Pratt scored for the Bobcats, with an assist from Robby Lewis. Victor Medina and Angel Barragan were praised for overall play.
The Bobcats host Tumwater on Tuesday.
Eagles 1, Beavers 0
TENINO — An own goal in the first half gave Elma an Evergreen 1A League victory over Tenino on Thursday.
The win enabled the Eagles (6-1, 6-2) to regain sole possession of the league lead.
Donovan Bieker’s wind-buffeted corner kick in the 20th minute drifted away from the goalkeeper, who accidentally knocked the ball into the net.
Although the Eagles had several other opportunities, particularly in the second half, that represented the sum of the scoring.
“We hit the crossbar, we hit the upright twice, we hit the side netting multiple times,” Elma coach Carson Seaberg reported. “We did everything except score. Outside of a few little rushes, they didn’t really threaten us in the second half. It was very pleasing that we possessed the ball so well. It was obviously disappointing that we couldn’t put a couple of more in…but everything else went well.”
Elma’s Julian Hernandez actually redirected a Steven Persell shot into the net in the 12th minute, but was standing offside at the time. Seaberg believed Persell’s shot might have gone in unaided.
Eagle goalkeeper Tyler Davis was credited with a strong performance, particularly a series of wind-aided high balls in the first half. Bieker and midfielder Juan Perez were also cited for fine outings.
Joey Palmer contributed four assists as Elma won the JV match, 5-1.
The Eagles host King’s Way Christian in a non-leaguer Tuesday.
TRACK & FIELD
Wildcat girls win
OYEHUT — Ocosta’s girls took team honors in a eight-school meet hosted by North Beach on Thursday.
With favored Northwest Christian holding out many of its top performers in preparation for Saturday’s Pasco Invitational, the Wildcats topped North Beach, 115-97, in the girls team standings. Northwest Christian won the boys meet, with North Beach second.
Ocosta’s girls swept the relays and capitalized on the absence of Northwest Christian’s top distance runners. Kelsey Gundersen took the girls 800 meters and Sararose Gallo established a season-best time of 13:53.0 in the 3,200 meters. Rachael Saul matched a PR of 4-8 in winning the high jump and also set a personal-best in running second to North Beach’s Quay Sotomish in the girls 300 hurdles.
Wind and rain affected many of the marks and also caused cancelation of the horizontal jumps due to flooded pits.
“It wasn’t the greatest of conditions for times, in most cases,” Ocosta coach Aaron Anderson said.
Although short-handed on the girls side, with five regulars sidelined due to injury, North Beach enjoyed a strong meet.
Carson Ketter was a four-time winner for the Hyak boys, outdueling Wishkah’s Kegan Gardiner in the 100 meters with a time of personal-best time of 11.1, winning the javelin and having a hand in a pair of relay victories. Teammate Caleb Bridge, who has qualified for the Pasco Invitational, took both the shot and discus.
Sotomish captured the 100 meters and both hurdles for North Beach’s girls, establishing PRs in all three races.
Hyak coach Bob Wiley also cited the efforts of hurdler Alex McAra and sprinter Caitlin Oberg.
Although still bothered by a hip injury, Wishkah’s Gardiner did win the 200 meters and both hurdles.
Wishkah’s Benjamin Malchert, Gabe Quintero and David Johnson (who had a 10-foot PR in the discus) were praised by Logger coach Bob Eager.
Northwest Christian 143, North Beach 128, Wishkah 58, Ocosta 37, Naselle 30, Taholah 16
100 — 11.1 — Ketter (NB), Gardiner (W), Wells (NB). 200 — 24.0 — Gardiner (W), Kier (NWC), Mendoza (NB). 400 — 56.9 — Thibodeau (NWC), Wells (NB), Horn (NB). 800 — 2:11.5 — Bredeson (NWC), Davis (NWC), Malchert (NWC). 1,600 — 4:54.6 — Davis (NWC), Bredeson (NWC), Buster (NWC). 3,200 — 10:52.5 — Davis (NWC), Phillips (NWC), Buster (NWC). 110 H — 16.3 — Gardiner (W), Teigen (NWC), McAra (NB). 300 H — 44.1 — Gardiner (W), McAra (NB), Teigen (NWC). 4x100 R — 50.0 — Naselle, Ocosta. 4x400 R — 3:47.4 — North Beach, Northwest Christian, Ocosta.
Shot — 48-3 — C. Bridge (NB), Poplin (NB), Fruh (NB). Disc — 146-10 — C. Bridge (NB), Berge (W), Fruh (NB). Jav — 136-0 — Ketter (NB), Jackson (T), Berge (W). HJ — 5-8 — Carter (Nas), Herrera (O), Keller (NB).
Ocosta 115, North Beach 97, Northwest Christian 83, Naselle 42, Wishkah 22, Mary M. Knight 20, North River 5
100 — 13.5 — Sotomish (NB), Towery (NB), Oberg (NB). 200 — 29.1 — Dominguez (NWC), Oberg (NB), Pillsbury (NB). 400 — 1:07.5 — Stottlemyre (NWC), Moore (NB), Dominguez (NWC). 800 — 2:41.6 — Gabel (NWC), Gundersen (O), Moore (NB). 1,600 — 6:20.8 — Gundersen (O), Anderson (O), Ballo (O). 3,200 — 13:53.0 — Gallo (O), Treinen (NWC), Harnagy (NB). 100 H — 16.8 — Sotomish (NB), Chapman (Nas), Irvin (NB). 300 H — 53.4 — Sotomish (NB), Rachael Saul (O), Chapman (Nas). 4x100 R — 59.9 — Ocosta, North Beach, Naselle. 4x200 R — 2:04.0 — Ocosta, Northwest Christian. 4x400 R — Ocosta, Northwest Christian.
Shot — 30-4 — Frost (MK), Shurtz (O), Fruh (NB). Disc — 107-3 — Frost (MK), Shurtz (O), Fruh (NB). Jav — 95-6 — Stottlemyre (NWC), Anderson (W), Jacot (Nas). HJ — 4-8 — Rachael Saul (O), Chapman (Nas), Oberg (NB).
Rangers 6, Loggerettes 4
QUILCENE — Alexis Grey’s leadoff home run triggered a three-run sixth inning that enabled Quilcene to hand Wishkah its first loss in a non-league game Thursday at Quilcene.
Grey’s homer snapped a 3-all standoff. The Rangers added two more runs in the inning on a combination of hits, errors and passed balls.
“In the last inning, the passed balls and the error pretty much did us in,” Wishkah coach Tove Reibel said. “It was nice competition for us.”
The Loggerettes (5-1) scored in the seventh when Megan Hill’s single knocked in Chrissy Rurup, but the Rangers were able to prevent further damage.
Wishkah pitcher Teagan Louthan struck out 11 in a losing cause and helped herself at the plate with three hits, including a pair of triples.
The Loggerettes host the Elma junior varsity on Tuesday.
Wishkah 010 002 1 — 4 5 2
Quilcene 010 203 x — 6 7 2
Louthan and Benhardy; Rae and Weller.
RBI: Wishkah — Louthan, C. Rurup, M. Hill. Quilcene — Grey 2, Bailey. Three hits: Wishkah — Louthan. Two hits: Quilcene — Grey. Home runs: Quilcene — Grey. Triples: Wishkah — Louthan 2. Doubles: Quilcene — Rae.
Winning pitcher — Rae (walked one; struck out 10). Losing pitcher — Louthan (walked two; struck out 11).
Grizzlies 193, Bulldogs 238
Hoquiam conquered sloppy conditions to down Montesano in a Southwest Washington 1A League match Thursday at Highland Golf Course.
Although playing in a steady rain, two Grizzlies recorded personal bests. Megan Gibson shot a 46 to take medalist honors by one stroke over teammate Kelci Parker, whose 47 was also a career low.
“It was a total downpour (but) they were psyched to play,” Hoquiam coach Patty Sundstrom said of her team. “They’ve had good practices recently and have started to turn the corner.”
Madi Besaw led Montesano with a 50.
The Bulldogs visit Aberdeen in a non-leaguer today. The Grizzlies host Rochester in a makeup match Monday.
Montesano (238) — Madi Besaw 50, Brooke Whitsell 66, Sami St. Onge 63, Ashley Aschim 59, Joa Yun 67, Crysta Parson 69.
Hoquiam (193) — Dylan Belcher 60, Megan Gibson 46, Emma Estes 51, Kelci Parker 47, Brittany Nations 49, Katie Skolrood 59.