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Elma receiver Tysen Richardson, left, hauls in a touchdown pass from quarterback Cody Vollan during the Eagles’ 62-7 victory over RA Long on Friday. (Photo by Sue Michalak Budsberg)

Prep football review: Elma bounces back with big win over RA Long

Also: Montesano gets first league win by thrashing Forks

  • Oct 7th, 2019 10:59am
Elma receiver Tysen Richardson, left, hauls in a touchdown pass from quarterback Cody Vollan during the Eagles’ 62-7 victory over RA Long on Friday. (Photo by Sue Michalak Budsberg)
Montesano’s Sam Winter (12) intercepts a pass against Port Angeles recevier Derek Bowechop during the Bulldogs’ 70-12 rout of the Roughriders on Friday at Jack Rottle Field in Montesano. (Photo by Shawn Donnelly)

Football preview: Montesano travels to Forks; Elma hosts RA Long

Bulldogs hope to remain undefeated; Eagles need to recover from back-to-back losses

  • Oct 4th, 2019 11:21am
Montesano’s Sam Winter (12) intercepts a pass against Port Angeles recevier Derek Bowechop during the Bulldogs’ 70-12 rout of the Roughriders on Friday at Jack Rottle Field in Montesano. (Photo by Shawn Donnelly)
Willapa Valley’s Katie Adkins, seen here in a file photo, had six digs and 100% service as the Vikings defeated Ilwaco 3-0 on Thursday at Willapa Valley High School. (Photo by Larry Bale)

Thursday Prep Roundup: Hurting Elma falls at home

Also: Montesano golf beats Elma, Kalama

  • Oct 2nd, 2019 12:11pm
Willapa Valley’s Katie Adkins, seen here in a file photo, had six digs and 100% service as the Vikings defeated Ilwaco 3-0 on Thursday at Willapa Valley High School. (Photo by Larry Bale)
Elma linebacker Isaiah O’Farrill, left, chases Castle Rock quarterback Chance Naugle during Friday’s game in Castle Rock. (Photo by Sue Michalak Budsberg)

Prep Football Roundup: Elma struggles in loss to Castle Rock

Also: Hoquiam’s Cameron Bumstead scores 5 TDs in blowout win over Columbia-White Salmon

  • Oct 2nd, 2019 12:11pm
Elma linebacker Isaiah O’Farrill, left, chases Castle Rock quarterback Chance Naugle during Friday’s game in Castle Rock. (Photo by Sue Michalak Budsberg)
Aberdeen head coach Todd Bridge coaches his team during last Friday’s win over Elma. Aberdeen travels to Kelso to take on the undefeated Highlanders on Friday. (Ryan Sparks | Grays Harbor News Group)

Week 4 Prep Football Preview: Final nonleague football tune-ups are tonight

Monte looks to continue dominant ways; Elma, Hoquiam look to rebound after losses

  • Sep 27th, 2019 9:45am
Aberdeen head coach Todd Bridge coaches his team during last Friday’s win over Elma. Aberdeen travels to Kelso to take on the undefeated Highlanders on Friday. (Ryan Sparks | Grays Harbor News Group)

Prep Sports Roundup: Elma volleyball beats defending district champ La Center in straight sets

Also: Montesano girls soccer dominates in win at King’s Way Christian

  • Sep 25th, 2019 11:48am
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                                Aberdeen’s Seth Brown, left, chases down Elma quarterback Cody Vollan in the first half of Friday’s game at Stewart Field.

Week 3 prep football roundup: Aberdeen upsets Elma in double overtime

Morrill scores in extra time as Bobcats pull off stunning upset

  • Sep 25th, 2019 11:48am
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                                Aberdeen’s Seth Brown, left, chases down Elma quarterback Cody Vollan in the first half of Friday’s game at Stewart Field.
The Hoquiam Grizzlies hold up the Myrtle Street Rivalry trophy after defeating the Aberdeen Bobcats 56-3 on Friday, Sept. 13. Hoquiam has won 13 of its last 14 games dating back to last season and faces La Center on Friday. (Photo by Jinny Marchand)

Week 3 football preview: Undefeateds battle, rivalries on deck

Hoquiam, Monte face unbeaten foes; Elma-Aberdeen, Raymond-PWV square off.

  • Sep 18th, 2019 6:00pm
The Hoquiam Grizzlies hold up the Myrtle Street Rivalry trophy after defeating the Aberdeen Bobcats 56-3 on Friday, Sept. 13. Hoquiam has won 13 of its last 14 games dating back to last season and faces La Center on Friday. (Photo by Jinny Marchand)

Monte golfers top Elma

Eagles volleyball team tops Black Hills

  • Sep 18th, 2019 2:03pm
Elma’s Tysen Richardson (5) breaks a tackle on a touchdown run in the first half of Elma’s 63-14 victory over Rochester on Friday at Rochester High School. (Photo by Sue Michalak Budsberg)

Prep Football Roundup: Elma rolls Rochester on the road

Also: Montesano blasts Shelton; Ocosta hammers Toutle Lake

  • Sep 18th, 2019 2:03pm
Elma’s Tysen Richardson (5) breaks a tackle on a touchdown run in the first half of Elma’s 63-14 victory over Rochester on Friday at Rochester High School. (Photo by Sue Michalak Budsberg)
Montesano midfielder Brooke Streeter, left, scores the game-winning goal against Cashmere on Saturday at the Cashmere Soccer Field. (Photo by Shawn Donnelly)

Prep Roundup: Montesano girls soccer opens season with comeback victory

Ayres leads Bulldogs with goal, assist; Streeter scores game-winner

  • Sep 12th, 2019 7:41am
Montesano midfielder Brooke Streeter, left, scores the game-winning goal against Cashmere on Saturday at the Cashmere Soccer Field. (Photo by Shawn Donnelly)
Elma’s Brady Shriver runs for a 57-yard touchdown during Friday’s game against King’s Way Christian in Elma. (Photo by Sue Michalak Budsberg)

Prep Football Roundup: Elma’s O’Farrill leads the way

UPDATE: Added information on Ocosta victory over La Conner Elma picked up…

  • Sep 12th, 2019 7:39am
Elma’s Brady Shriver runs for a 57-yard touchdown during Friday’s game against King’s Way Christian in Elma. (Photo by Sue Michalak Budsberg)
Montesano’s Lindsay Pace flexes after picking up a base hit in the state championship game in May. Pace was named the 1A State Player of the Year on Tuesday. (Photo by Shawn Donnelly)

Pace Setter: Montesano’s Lindsay Pace named State Player of the Year

Bulldogs pitcher leads group of 18 Twin Harbors athletes named to All-State teams

  • Jul 17th, 2019 9:56am
Montesano’s Lindsay Pace flexes after picking up a base hit in the state championship game in May. Pace was named the 1A State Player of the Year on Tuesday. (Photo by Shawn Donnelly)
Montesano Little League pitcher Caden Grubb picked up with victory after leading the Bulldogs to a 13-5 victory over Chehalis in the championship round of the 9-11 year old District 3 Tournament on Thursday in Aberdeen. (Ryan Sparks | Grays Harbor News Group)

Grubb’s pitching, plenty of offense have Monte one win from district title

Bulldogs 9-11 Little Leaguers beat Chehalis 13-5 to advance to Friday’s winner-take-all contest

  • Jun 28th, 2019 12:00pm
Montesano Little League pitcher Caden Grubb picked up with victory after leading the Bulldogs to a 13-5 victory over Chehalis in the championship round of the 9-11 year old District 3 Tournament on Thursday in Aberdeen. (Ryan Sparks | Grays Harbor News Group)
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                                Hoquiam’s Antonio Garcia competes in the 110-meter hurdles at the 1A State Track and Field Championships in May.

2019 Daily World Senior All-Stars

Unfortunately, it’s that time of year where we must say goodbye. With…

  • Jun 12th, 2019 10:52am
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                                Hoquiam’s Antonio Garcia competes in the 110-meter hurdles at the 1A State Track and Field Championships in May.
(Submitted photo) Raymond’s Kyra Gardner stands atop the podium after winning the 2B State championship in the high jump on Saturday at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

Mary M. Knight’s Sowle closes high school career with multiple state titles

Three other Twin Harbors athletes win gold on final day of event

  • May 29th, 2019 1:06pm
(Submitted photo) Raymond’s Kyra Gardner stands atop the podium after winning the 2B State championship in the high jump on Saturday at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.
Elma’s Destry Dineen (18) walks back to the dugout with her teammates after hitting a home run on Saturday against Hoquiam. Dineen was named the 1A Evergreen League’s Offensive MVP the league announced Monday. (Hasani Grayson | Grays Harbor News Group)

Montesano’s Pace, Elma’s Dineen earn top honors for 1A All-League softball

Also: 1A Evergreen All-League golf teams announced

  • May 22nd, 2019 1:30pm
Elma’s Destry Dineen (18) walks back to the dugout with her teammates after hitting a home run on Saturday against Hoquiam. Dineen was named the 1A Evergreen League’s Offensive MVP the league announced Monday. (Hasani Grayson | Grays Harbor News Group)
Hoquiam infielder Jackson Folkers was named co-MVP of the 1A Evergreen League after helping lead the Grizzlies to a berth in the district-title game. (Ryan Sparks | Grays Harbor News Group)

Montesano’s Zillyett, Hoquiam’s Folkers named co-MVPs as 1A Evergreen names all-league team

Bulldogs’ Osgood named top coach as Monte earns 10 honors

  • May 21st, 2019 5:25pm
Hoquiam infielder Jackson Folkers was named co-MVP of the 1A Evergreen League after helping lead the Grizzlies to a berth in the district-title game. (Ryan Sparks | Grays Harbor News Group)
Montesano’s Cole Daniels is consoled after the final out of the Bulldogs’ 4-3 loss to Seattle Christian in a 1A regional final at Castle Rock High School. (Ryan Sparks | Grays Harbor News Group)

State Baseball Tournament Roundup: Montesano, Ocosta fall in state regional finals

Monte upended by Seattle Christian; Ocosta blitzed by Kalama

  • May 21st, 2019 5:08pm
Montesano’s Cole Daniels is consoled after the final out of the Bulldogs’ 4-3 loss to Seattle Christian in a 1A regional final at Castle Rock High School. (Ryan Sparks | Grays Harbor News Group)

Wednesday Prep Roundup: Montesano’s season ends with district tourney loss

Also: Monte tennis wins twice over Three Rivers Christian

  • May 16th, 2019 9:00am