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Weekend Roundup: Montesano, Elma teams compete at state dance/drill championships

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Both the Montesano and Elma High School dance and drill groups contended at the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association State Championships on Friday and Saturday at the Yakima Valley SunDome in Yakima.


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Contending in the 1A/2A characterization military (drill) and pom (cheer) contests, the two schools had groups that accomplished a brilliant rating (210-239.9 focuses).

Montesano’s pom group acquired the best grades, putting 6th with 235.45 places, right outside of an uncommon rating (240-269.9).

Elma’s pom group likewise positioned with an outstanding rating, completing tenth with 212.30 places.

In the tactical rivalry, Montesano set forth with 222.90 focuses while Elma put fifth with 204.30 places, which is viewed as a Good Rating (150-209.9).


Grays Harbor College wins one of four in Yakima

Grays Harbor College took one of four games against Yakima Valley College over the course of the end of the week in Yakima.

The Chokers (7-12 generally) opened Saturday’s doubleheader with a 6-4 triumph.

Following 2-1 in the highest point of the 6th, GHC scored a couple of runs on a solitary by right defender Reese Shioji followed by an RBI fair hit bypassed on defender Cameron Denny to start to lead the pack.

Driving 4-3, the Chokers scored two runs in the highest point of the 10th on an RBI single from shortstop Ian Winterhalder followed by a run scored on a defender’s decision groundout by catcher Alex Zang.

Trevor Barth got the success for GHC, permitting three acquired runs on nine hits with two strikeouts and a stroll in six innings pitched.

Camden Ryan got the save, permitting a sudden spike in demand for two hits with two strikeouts and a stroll in three innings.

In the nightcap, GHC was no-hit in a seven-inning 10-0 misfortune.

Yakima Valley starter Carson Judd and reliever Quentin O’Connor consolidated for six strikeouts in holding the Chokers offense scoreless without a hit.

Denny was the main Choker to arrive at the base with a leadoff stroll in the highest point of the 6th inning.

Chokers starter Colin Hoover assumed the misfortune, permitting five acquired runs on six hits with two strolls and two strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings pitched.

In the main round of Sunday’s doubleheader, a GHC rally missed the mark in a 7-3 misfortune.

The Chokers fell behind 5-0 however got once more into the game with three sudden spikes in demand for a two-run single from Chase Cleveringa and an RBI groundout by Zang in the highest point of the 6th.

In any case, Yakima Valley (12-8) scored a spat in both the lower part of the 6th and seventh innings and held GHC scoreless the remainder of the method for getting the success.

Cleveringa went 2-for-4 with two RBI to lead GHC.

Wyatt Smith assumed the misfortune for GHC, permitting four runs – two acquired – on three hits with five strolls and two strikeouts in three innings pitched.

The Choker’s guard submitted five mistakes in the game.

In the nightcap, GHC fell behind 4-0 after the main inning however revitalized with three sudden spikes in demand for an RBI twofold from shortstop Ozzy Zawislak, an RBI single by Cleveringa, and a run-scoring groundout by first baseman Nolan Baugher.

Down 6-3, GHC scored an altercation at the highest point of the 6th on a solitary by third baseman Aidan McMurdo.

Yakima Valley would add a spat in the lower part of the seventh to hand GHC a 7-4 misfortune.

Cleveringa (3-5, R, RBI), Shioji (2-5, 2B, R), Baugher (2-5), Zawislak (2-5, 2B, R, RBI), and McMurdo (2-4, R) each had numerous hits for the Chokers.

Winterhalder assumed the misfortune, permitting five acquired runs on eight hits with a walk and sets of strikeouts in three innings pitched.

GHC opens NWAC West Region play around early afternoon Saturday at Green River College prior to facilitating Pierce at 1 p.m. Sunday in a home opener at Olympic Stadium in Hoquiam.


Yelm 5, Pe Ell-Willapa Valley 4

Playing a serious non-association plan, the Pe Ell-Willapa Valley Titans lost to 3A class Yelm 5-4 on Saturday at the Auburn Riverside Fastpitch Invitational on Saturday in Auburn.

Yelm (5-2) got out ahead with four runs in the first on two expensive Titans mistakes to take an early lead, however, PWV (2-2) revitalized with a couple of runs in the base portion of the inning.

On the edge, Lauren Matlock opened with a solitary and later came around to score on a solitary by Olivia Matlock.

Raegan Portmann cut the Yelm lead down the middle by driving in Rilyn Channell with a fair hit up the center.

Each group scored a disagreement the prior second Olivia Matlock belted a moon-shot grand slam to pull PWV to inside a spat the fourth.

In spite of outhitting Yelm 12-4, PWV neglected to get additional stumbles into the plate in the 5-4 misfortune.

The Titans were driven by Olivia Matlock (2-2, HR, 2RBI), Lauren Matlock (2-4, R, RBI) and Merissa Frasier (2-4).

Olivia Matlock assumed the misfortune, permitting three acquired runs on four hits with three strikeouts and eight strolls in six innings pitched.

“Throughout the entire game it was incredible to see each player square up on balls,” PWV lead trainer Ken Olson said of his powerful offense.

Yelm 410 000 – 5 4 0

PWV 210 100 – 4 12 2

Bellevue 3, Pe Ell-Willapa Valley 1

In PWV’s second game on Saturday, the Titans lost a pitcher’s duel 3-1 to 3A Bellevue.

PWV scored a disagreement at the highest point of the principal when Lauren Matlock – ready for a twofold – was driven in by an Olivia Matlock RBI single.

Bellevue (5-2) scored three in the lower part of the second and were compromising in the third with sprinters on second and third with one out, yet PWV infielder Raegan Portmann caught a firm stance drive and got the sprinter off the third for an inning-finishing twofold play.

In any case, after the main inning, the Titan’s offense was closed somewhere around Bellevue beginning pitcher Rachel Treves. The Pacific Lutheran University-bound senior permitted one procured run on four hits with seven strikeouts and two strolls in seven innings.

Olivia Matlock was close to as noteworthy, permitting three sudden spikes in demand for five hits with nine strikeouts and a stroll in seven innings.

Portmann drove the Titan’s offense, going 2-for-3 at the plate.

“We chose to challenge ourselves with the current year’s timetable and this was the genuine start,” said Olson, who has directed the PWV program into a lasting state-title competitor in the 2B grouping. “All of our non-association games however two are with upper order groups. Subsequent to perceiving how we contended, I like where we are at. … As a group, to get 16 hits in these two games was incredible to see against this degree of rivalry.”

PWV 100 000 0 – 1 4 0

Bellevue 030 000 0 – 3 4 0


Ocosta’s Idso, North Beach’s Langston named Athletes of the Week

Ocosta senior William Idso and North Beach senior Skyler Langston were named WIAA Athletes of the Week for their endeavors on the track a week ago.

William Idso

Costa Track and Field (SR)

In the initial meet of the period, Idso won the 100m, 200m, and high-bounce at a five-school meet. He additionally secured the 4x400m hand-off group to triumph. After two days, at the Icebreaker Invite with 19 taking part schools, the senior won the high-bounce and put second in the 100m and 200m. Idso set forth a huge load of energy this slow time of year planning for the track, alongside continuously being modest and reliable to his group. He is a capable competitor whose character and administration sparkle considerably more brilliant.

Skyler Langston

North Beach Track and Field (SR)

Langston has had an incredible opening to her senior mission. She has had top four completions in the 3200-meter run in her initial association meet of the period and furthermore in the exceptionally aggressive Rainier Icebreaker Meet on March nineteenth. Her most outstanding achievement so far in the season is that she is right now positioned as No. 1 in the 2B District 4 for the 3200-meter run. The senior is a solid understudy too and is a mainstay of our school’s local area. She is continuously attempting to do and be her best, both on and out of control.

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