Wednesday’s Prep Roundup: Twin Harbors athletes move on to districts in track


1B Bi-District

TACOMA — The Twin Harbors’ smallest schools got together on Wednesday with the smallest schools in District 2 for a sub-district meet and will have a large gathering moving on to the district meet next week.

Wishkah, Taholah, Mary M. Knight and North River will all have athletes moving on after the Bi-District meet at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma. The top-four finishers move on to the 1B Quad-District meet at Port Angeles on May 22.

One of the bigger surprises of the day came from Wishkah’s Trey Berge, a four-year offensive lineman for the Logger football team. Berge won the discus event and — at the same time — the high jump events to highlight his four-event qualifying day. The events were conducted simultaneously and Berge’s jump of 5-foot-2 was enough to win.

“He would run over, change shoes, get warmed up again for discus, then throw and run back to jump,” Wishkah assistant coach Dan Brown said. “Overall, we’re pretty happy with how everyone performed — eight out of nine kids moved on.”

Berge, Keigan Gardiner (hurdles, 100 and 200m) and Lacey Barber (hurdles, long jump, triple jump) all qualified for four events for Wishkah. Brown cited Ryan Anderson (javelin, triple jump) and Robert Clutts-Rodriquez (long jump, triple jump) for their performances as well.

Taholah’s Jon Jackson, the reigning state champion, won the boys javelin. Teammate Keanu Curleybear took the boys shot and Rachel Cheney the girls javelin.

Kaitlyn Jaeger was North River’s lone qualifier, placing fourth in the girls 3,200 meters.

Twin Harbors quad-district qualifiers:


100 — 3. Gardiner (Wish), 11.72. 200 — 2. Gardiner (Wish), 23.86. 800 — 3. Malchert (Wish), 2:15.35. 110 HH — 1. Gardiner (Wish), 16.03. 300 IH — 1. Gardiner (Wish), 43.28. 4x100 R — 2. Wishkah, 49.79.

HJ — 1. Berge (Wish), 5-2. LJ — 2. Clutts-Rodriguez (Wish), 17-9. TJ — 1. Clutts-Rodriguez (Wish), 35-11. 2. Malchert (Wish), 35-5 3/4. Shot — 1. Curleybear (Tah), 41-6 3/4. 2. Jackson (Tah), 40-8 3/4. Disc — 1. Berge (Wish), 132-3. 2. Curleybear (Tah), 106-2. 4. Quintero (Wish), 103-1. Jav — 1. Jackson (Tah), 176-4. 4. Berge (Wish), 145-3.


3200 — 4. Jaeger (NR), 16:55.65. 100 HH — 1. Barber (Wish), 20.20. 300 LH — 2. Barber (Wish), 1:01.94.

LJ — 3. Barber (Wish), 13-1 1/2. TJ — 2. Anderson (Wish), 28-10 1/2. 3. Barber (Wish), 22-5. Shot — 2. Frost (MMK), 32-11 3/4. Disc — 1. Frost (MMK), 107-4. Jav — 1. Cheney (Tah), 109-0. 2. Anderson (Wish), 93-5. 4. Snyder (MMK), 86-1.

Subdistrict 2B meet

NASELLE — Twin Harbors athletes completed a handful of field events in the Subdistrict 2B Meet on Wednesday at Naselle.

Results were not posted at press time. They will appear at as soon they become available.

The remainder of the meet is scheduled for Friday, with the top four in laned events and top five in non-laned and field events advancing to district May 22 in Raymond.


Bobcats 9, Wolves 3

TUMWATER — A seven-run fifth inning for Aberdeen helped it end the regular season on a winning note against Black Hills in Evergreen 2A play on Wednesday.

Courtney Dietrich and Shannon Chesterman each slugged two-run singles in the fifth inning to pace the Bobcat surge at the plate. Erin Kuhn used the hitting support to spread out five Wolves hits for the win.

“Erin threw a great game, no walks and played well on defense, too,” AHS assistant coach Katriina Reime said. “We had some errors early, but we came alive in the fifth.”

Reime cited Dietrich for her hitting.

On May 22, Aberdeen (6-12, 6-14) will begin District IV 2A tournament play by taking on league champion Chehalis at Centralia’s Borst Park Complex.

Aberdeen 001 071 0 — 9 9 3 Black Hills 200 010 0 — 3 5 4

Kuhn and Timmons; Elliott and Tauscher.

RBI: Aberdeen — Timmons, Dixon, Dietrich 2, Chesterman 2. Black Hills — Ward 2. Three hits: Black Hills — Ward. Two hits: Aberdeen — Chesterman, Hammond, Dietrich. Doubles: Aberdeen — Chesterman. Black Hills — Ward 2.

Winning pitcher — Kuhn (two strikeouts). Losing pitcher — Elliott (five strikeouts, four walks).



Two Willapa Harbor golfers earned district berths in the subdistrict girls tournament Wednesday at Highland Golf Course.

Emma Lorton fired a 95 to place second behind Northwest Christian’s Mckenzie Reeves, who won the event with a 91.

Willapa Harbor’s Emily Fluke placed third with 106 and Elizabeth Shoemaker took fourth with a 118.

All advance to a tri-district tourney next week in Oak Harbor.


Bulldogs win twice

MONTESANO — Montesano’s Bulldogs completed their regular season with a pair of wins over White Salmon in a Southwest Washington 1A League match Wednesday.

Gillen Reinertsen’s victory in the third singles proved the difference in a 3-2 win over the Bruins in the completion of a suspended match. The Bulldogs then swept every set in a 5-0 triumph in the the regularly scheduled contest.

Monte’s doubles teams of April Easter and Katie Ayres and Elizabeth Taborski and Bailey Malizia completed unbeaten regular seasons with a pair of straight-set victories.

The Bulldogs (6-4) also took advantage of a reshuffled White Salmon singles lineup in the second match. Hunter Hancock was particularly impressive in a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Olivia Grim.

“Everybody played quite a bit better than last time,” Bulldog coach Theresa Helland said. “Hunter Hancock played way better than she did down there. She’s finally learning to anticipate and she’s moving to the ball much better.”

Next up for the Bulldogs is district competition May 23 in Vancouver.

Bulldogs 3, Bruins 2

Kayla Fadness (WS) def. Hunter Hancock, 6-2, 6-1; Olivia Grim (WS) def. Ally McHatton, 6-0, 6-0; Gillen Reinertsen (M) def. Sonia Ortes, 6-3, 6-2; April Easter-Katie Ayres (M) def. Maria Calderilla-Hannah Sauter, 6-1, 6-1; Elizabeth Taborski-Bailey Malizia (M) def. Emily Darland-Bailey Hill, 6-0, 6-0.

Bulldogs 5, White Salmon 0

Full names of several White Salmon players unavailable

Hunter Hancock (M) def. Olivia Grim, 6-2, 6-1; Ally McHannon (M) def. Sonia Ortes, 6-4, 6-1; Gillen Reinertsen (M) won, 6-1, 6-0; April Easter-Katie Ayres (M) won, 6-2, 6-0; Elizabeth Taborski-Bailey Malizia won, 6-0, 6-0.


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