RIDGEFIELD — Montesano captured the girls team championship and Twin Harbors athletes won 14 events at Ridgefield High School’s Spudder Track &Field Classic on Friday.
The Bulldog girls nabbed their second invitational team title in as many weeks. Winning only two events but placing in 11, Monte amassed 91 points, 11 more than runner-up Ridgefield. Hoquiam’s girls placed fourth with 59 points.
This victory was particularly significant, since the meet was heavily populated with teams that will be competing in the Class 1A district meet in two weeks.
“We got to see Woodland, La Center….and we competed well with them,” Montesano girls coach Doug Schupbach said. “It was good to see.”
Class 2A R.A. Long won the boys team title. Elma led the Twin Harbors boys contingent with a fourth-place finish.
Montesano, Elma, Hoquiam and South Bend all accounted for titles, with North Beach also faring well. Twin Harborites, in fact, swept the top four places in the girls triple jump.
The Bulldog girls, as usual, scored heavily in the distances and field events.
Senior Gabrielle Rudolph outdueled King’s Way Christian’s Emily Dick to win the girls 3,200 meters. Freshman Jordan Spradlin got off a throw of 39-6 to win the girls shot.
Montesano’s Reed Hughes took the boys short hurdles with a time of 15.72.
“We had some pretty good PRs all-around,” Schupbach said.
In addition to the event winners, sisters Myranda and Shayla Floch, Tanner Birdsall and Isaiah Pellegrino drew Schupbach’s praise.
Hoquiam won six events, four of those on the girls side.
The Grizzly quartet of Brittoni Wright, Olivia Rose, Emma Skinner and Savannah Smith swept the 4x100 and 4x200 relays, both with close to season-best times (50.71 for the 4x100 and 1:45.83 for the longer race).
Rose, who enjoyed an excellent meet, also won the girls triple jump with a 35-11 /2 mark. Skinner prevailed in the 200 meters.
Hoquiam also won the boys sprint relay in 44.08, with Tyler White, Dante Lopez, Vince Tran and Devin Kelly forming the winning foursome. Kelly, who false-started out of the 100 meters, later took the 200 in 22.56.
Grizzly senior Alexis Franklin took nearly two minutes off her previous best time in the girls 3,200 meters. Lopez and Anthony McLucas in the shot put, White in the long jump and Mikaila Johnson in the girls high jump were cited by Hoquiam coach Tim Pelan.
“It was a great, great tune-up for subdistrict,” Pelan said. “These are the corps kids and it was a great chance to compete with the southern kids we’ll see at district. I was extremely happy with the performances.”
Elma’s Ray Stark owned at least a share of three meet titles. Blowing away his nearest rival by some two seconds, he won the 300 hurdles in 39.84. He also won the 100 meters in 11.1.
Stark concluded the meet by joining with Chance Bremer, Tyson Nauman and Rashad Lorton to take the mile relay in 3:31.15.
Nauman also was victorious in the triple jump with a 42-1 mark.
South Bend’s Makenzie Russell continued her excellent late-season form by winning the girls high jump at 5-2. The Indians had several strong showings against 1A and 2A opposition.
North Beach’s Quay Sotomish nearly joined the victory parade with a late-race charge in the girls 100 meters. Running third with two hurdles remaining, she nearly ralied for the victory but was out-leaned at the tap by La Center’s Jenna Melanson.
North Beach coach Bob Wiley said much of his team performed well, but was particularly happy with hurdlers Sotomish and Alex McAra. The latter established a personal best in placing third (behind Stark and R.A. Long’s Keigan Baker) in the 300 hurdles.
South Bend and North Beach will compete in the subdistrict 2B meet Wednesday and Friday at Naselle. Montesano, Elma and Hoquiam will open postseason Friday, at the 1A subdistrict at Rainier.
100 — 11.1 — 1. Ray Stark (Elma). 3. Tanner Birdsall (Montesano). 4. Carson Ketter (North Beach). 8. Tyler White (Hoquiam). 200 — 22.56 — 1. Devin Kelly (Hoquiam). 6. Carson Ketter (North Beach). 7. Tristan Darst (Montesano). 8. Chance Bremer (Elma). 400 — 7. Chance Bremer (Elma). 800 — 5. Conner Lovell (Montesano). 1,600 — 4. Kevin Farr (Elma). 7. Conner Lovell (Montesano). 110 H — 15.72 — 1. Reed Hughes (Montesano). 5. Alex McAra (North Beach). 300 H — 39.84 — 1. Ray Stark (Elma). 3. Alex McAra (North Beach). 8. A.J. Sanchez (South Bend). 4x100 R — 44.08 — 1. Hoquiam. 2. Montesano. 7. Elma. 8. North Beach. 4x400 R — 3:31.15 — 1. Elma. 3. Montesano.
Shot — 4. Isaiah Pellegrino (Montesano). 5. Kenny Huffman (Hoquiam). 8. Anthony McLucas (Hoquiam). Discus — 3. Kenny Huffman (Hoquiam). 7. Jacob Stevens (Elma). Jav — 4. Carson Ketter (North Beach). 5. Tristan Darst (Montesano). 6. Dalyn Ogilvie (South Bend). High Jump — 4. Tyson Nauman (Elma). 5. Dennis Johnson (South Bend). 7. Antoine Johnson (Hoquiam). LJ — 6. Rashad Lorton (Elma). TJ — 42-1 — 1. Tyson Nauman (Elma). 2. Dennis Johnson (South Bend). 6. Wyatt Gray (Elma).
100 — 2. Olivia Rose (Hoquiam). 4. Myranda Floch (Montesano). 5. Kaelani Collins (South Bend). 200 — 26.21 — 1. Emma Skinner (Hoquiam). 4. Shayla Floch (Montesano). 6. Emily Sanchez (South Bend). 8. Jenna Vogler (North Beach). 400 — 3. Myranda Floch (Montesano). 800 — 6. Ashley Pearson (South Bend). 1,600 — 2. Andrea Ostwald (Montesano). 3. Sydney Potter (Montesano). 4. Gabrielle Rudolph (Montesano). 3,200 — 12:04.14 — 1. Gabrielle Rudolph (Montesano). 3. Andrea Ostwald (Montesano). 6. Alexis Franklin (Hoquiam). 7. Sydney Potter (Montesano). 100 H — 2. Quay Sotomish (North Beach). 300 H — 7. Quay Sotomish (North Beach). 4x100 R — 50.71 — 1. Hoquiam. 3. South Bend. 8. North Beach. 4x200 R — 1:45.83 — 1. Hoquiam. 3. South Bend. 6. North Beach. 4x400 R — 3. Montesano.
Shot — 39-6 — 1. Jordan Spradlin (Montesano). 2. Kathryn Staats (South Bend). 4. Kaitlyn Bradley (Montesano). Disc — 4. Jordan Spradlin (Montesano). Jav — 5. Kathryn Staats (South Bend). 7. Cortney Miller (Montesano). HJ — 5-2 1/2 — 1. Makenzie Russell (South Bend). 2. Mikaila Johnson (Hoquiam). 4. Bethany Lipska (Elma). 5. Shayla Floch (Montesano). LJ — 2. Emily Sanchez (South Bend. TJ — 35-11 1/2 — 1. Olivia Rose (South Bend). 2. Bethany Lipska (Elma). 3. Myranda Floch (Montesano). 4. Tammi Kousonhsavath (South Bend).
Centralia Frosh Invite
CENTRALIA — Harborites captured nine titles at the Centralia Freshman Invitational on Saturday.
Aberdeen’s Kyle Hurd and Montesano’s Shayla Floch were triple winners in the freshman-only meet.
Hurd won the boys 400 meters with a time of 53.99, then dominated the 1,600 and 3,200 meters.
Only one day after competing in an invitational meet at Ridgefield, Floch won the girls high long jump with a mark of 14-1 1/2, the girls 200 meters with a personal-best time of 26.99 and tied for first in the high jump with a mark of 4-10. She also established a PR while finishing second in the 100 meters.
Montesano’s Jordan Spradlin set a meet record of 38-10 in the girls shot put and also won the discus with a mark of 104-2.
Elma’s Kayli Jankord was the other Harbor champion, taking the girls triple jump at 31-2 1/2. Ocosta’s Kathryn Anderson was second in that event.
Eight of Montesano’s nine participants earned either medals or ribbons.
“If they had kept teams scores (in the girls meet), we would have won it,” Montesano girls coach Doug Schupbach said.
Elma’s Ira Hartford was another multiple medalist, placing in the top five in four events.
North Beach’s Seth Bridge established a personal record toss of 120-11 to place second in the boys discus. He was also second in the shot. Teammate Miguel Mendoza also set a PR in the boys 400 meters,.
Harborites who placed in the top six:
100 — 4. Anthony Nash (Hoquiam). 5. Ira Hartford (Elma). 200 — 2. Ira Hartford (Elma). 400 — 53.99 — 1. Kyle Hurd (Aberdeen). 5. Miguel Mendoza (North Beach). 1,600 — 4:47.87 — 1. Kyle Hurd (Aberdeen). 5. Jake Mustard (Montesano). 3,200 — 10:43.86 — 1. Kyle Hurd (Aberdeen). 4. Logan Clements (Montesano). 110 H — 4. Sean Sath (Raymond).
Shot — 2. Seth Bridge (North Beach). Discus — 2. Seth Bridge (North Beach). Jav — 3. Matthew Hart (Ocosta). HJ — 4. Ira Hartford (Elma). PV — 3. Matthew Hart (Ocosta). 4. Artimus Johnson (Hoquiam). 5. Cosmo Silver (Ocosta). LJ — 5. Ira Hartford (Elma).
100 — 2. Shayla Floch (Montesano). 200 — 26.99 — 1. Shayla Floch (Montesano). 400 — 6. Courtney McCormick (Hoquiam). 800 — 4. Baylee Roble (Montesano). 1,600 — 4. Baylee Roble (Montesano). 300 H — 5. Cheyanne Jines (Elma).
Shot — 38-10 — 1. Jordan Spradlin (Montesano). 5. Winnie Fruh (North Beach). 6. Justine Vaca (Raymond). Disc — 104-2 — 1. Jordan Spradlin (Montesano). 5. Nattee Fruh (North Beach). Jav — 3. Jordan Spradlin (Montesano). HJ — 4-10 — 1. Shayla Floch (Montesano). PV — 4. Kendra Dunsmoor (Raymond). LJ — 14-1 1/2 — 1. Shayla Floch (Montesano). 6. Kayli Jankord (Elma). TJ — 31-2 1/2 — 1. Kayli Jankord (Elma). 2. Kathryn Anderson (Ocosta).
Bulldogs 6, Eagles 5
MONTESANO — Rayna Ashlock scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Montesano a hard-fought win over Lakeside of Nine Mile Falls in a non-league game Saturday at Hyde Field.
Lakeside, which had suffered its first loss of the season Friday at Bainbridge, tied the contest at 5-5 on a two-run, two-out bloop single in the top of the seventh.
The Eagles, however, were unable to record an out in Montesano’s half of the seventh.
Ashlock drew a lead-off walk and stopped at second on Megan Choate’s third single of the contest. Both runners advanced on a passed ball before another passed ball produced the winning run.
The Bulldogs (11-4) smacked out 13 hits, including three by Staci Schneider. Only a triple shy of hitting for the cycle, Schneider blasted a solo home run to center field in the third inning.
“We had several players swing the bat well today,” Montesano coach Pat Pace said. “The only downside for us today turned out to be baserunning and I attribute that to not playing any games for a while.”
Winning pitcher Madison Didion struck out nine in going the distance. She allowed only five hits through the first six innings.
Cheyann Bartlett was cited for her hitting off the bench.
Lakeside 000 201 2 — 5 8 0 Montesano 201 020 1 — 6 13 2
Hause and Matteson; Didion and Kloempken.
RBI: Lakeside — Lesser 2, Naccarato 2, Hause. Montesano — Schneider 2, Gustafson, Ashlock, Bartlett. Three hits: Montesano — Schneider, Choate. Two hits: Lakeside — Naccarato, Brittos. Home runs: Lakeside — Naccarato. Montesano — Schneider. Doubles: Lakeside — Naccarato, Brittos. Montesano — Schneider.
Winning pitcher — Didion (walked one; struck out nine). Losing pitcher — Hause (walked five; struck out two).
Grays Harbor College was swept in league-ending baseball and softball games last weekend.
The Choker women fell to Highline, 14-3 and 14-9, in softball on Saturday. Grays Harbor (9-11, 9-23) still qualified for the NWAACC Tournament, which begins Friday in Portland.
Lower Columbia swept GHC in baseball, 12-3 and 5-1 on Saturday and 7-1 and 11-1 on Sunday. The Chokers concluded their season at 1-24 in league and 3-34 overall.