Thursday Prep Roundup: Hurting Elma falls at home

Also: Montesano golf beats Elma, Kalama


W.F. West 1, Elma 0

Battling a barrage of injuries, Elma couldn’t muster any offense as they lost a defensive struggle to W.F. West 1-0 on Thursday in Elma.

W.F. West (5-0-1) scored the only goal of the match in the 30th minute when the ball was sent five yards from the goal line and poked in from close range.

The Eagles (1-3-2) couldn’t get on the scoreboard and entered the match without Kayli Johnson, who tore her ACL against Tumwater on Sept. 17.

Elma head coach Evan Valentine said his players will need time to grow into their new roles as junior varsity players get more varsity playing time.

“We’ve had so many injuries and so much rotation this year I’ve had to bring up a lot of junior varsity kids and it’s been hard on the fluidity of the team,” he said. “It’s hard to get that continuity. But I’m really happy with the number of shots we allowed and keeping the score low. They’re starting to pick it up. It just takes time.”

Elma played Tenino in its kick off of league play. That game ended too late to make this edition.

Elma 0 0 – 0

W West 1 0 – 1

— Hasani Grayson, Grays Harbor News Group


Aberdeen wins two straight over league opponents

The Aberdeen Bobcats won two straight matches on back-to-back nights, downing Timberline 4-2 on Sept. 25 followed by a 3-2 win over Shelton on Sept. 26.

Aberdeen won two of three matches in the Sept. 25 home win over Timberline.

Ashdon Swope and Carter Olson won their singles matches followed by doubles wins from the duo of Colton Faulkner/Andrew Troeh and Anthony Alexander/Kobie Fall.

On Sept. 26, the Bobcats (5-3, 3-2 Evergreen 2A) swept the doubles matches to earn a 3-2 victory on the road in Shelton.

Aberdeen hosted Black Hills on Monday, but those results were not available for this edition.

Sept. 25 Results

Singles — Marcas Diaz (Timberline) defeated Brice Kola (Aberdeen) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. 2. Ashdon Swope (A) def. Guillermo Garcia (T) 6-1, 6-3. Carter Olsen (A) def. Nick Fore (T) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles — Colton Faulkner/Andrew Troeh (A) def. Trent Copeland/Jon Eason (T) 6-4, 7-6(3). Jeremy Gregory/Seiti Naotsuica (T) def. Colby Miller/Romeo Sanchez (A) 6-4, 6-4. Anthony Alexander/Kobie Fall (A) def. Jason Pham/Isaiah Simpson (T) 6-2, 6-2

Sept. 26 Results

Singles — Jonah Perry (S) def. Swope (A) 6-1, 6-0. Brendan Wagner (S) def. Olsen (A) 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles — Colton Faulkner/Brice Kola (A) def. Corbin Kreie/Evan Mccullough (S) 6-2, 6-1. Troeh/Miller (A) def. Brennan/Rivera (S) 6-2, 6-0. Sanchez/Eng (A) def. Sean Mccullough/Sky Schierman (S) 6-0, 6-0


Montesano 175, Kalama 193, Elma 206

Five of Montesano’s six golfers shot under 50 over nine holes as the Bulldogs emerged victorious in a three-way match against Elma and Kalama on Sept. 25 at Lewis River Golf Course in Woodland.

Montesano’s Nate Johnson led the Bulldogs by carding a score of 42. Ben Royer and Ben Willis were both one shot off Johnson’s pace with identical scores of 43. Logan Jones (47) and Dylan Schoch (49) also shot under 50 last week.

Elma was led by Jared Moline, who was the only Eagle golfer with a sub-50 round, shooting a 43 to tie for the third lowest score of the meet.

Kalama’s Matt Buller shot a 41 to lead all individual scores.

Montesano (175) — Nate Johnson 42, Ben Wills 43, Ben Royer 43, Logan Jones 47, Dylan Schoch 49, Kody Lalonde 54

Kalama (193) — Matt Buller 41, Todd Taber 42, Jackson Hull 50, Kohl Nicoles 56, Chase Staup 60, Matt Rinard 64

Elma (206) — Jarde Moline 43, Max Olsen 50, Alex Moran 56, Zeke Mueller 57, Brady Bunch 60, Noah Hull 62

Centralia 237, Aberdeen 258

Aberdeen struggled with a difficult Riverside Golf Course as the Bobcats dropped their third consecutive match with a 237-258 loss to Centralia on Thursday.

“The weather was perfect but the greens were fast and the water was intimidating,” Aberdeen head coach Dan Sundstrom said of the course. “We need to find a way to overcome the mystique of Riverside Golf Course. We will work on our visualization of hitting the ball over the water and not into it.”

Centralia (2-1, 2-1 Evergreen 2A) had two golfers — Rudy Voetberg and Brett Wasson — shoot identical 9-hole rounds of 40 to tie for the low scores of the day.

Aberdeen (2-3, 1-3) was led by Nolan King and Evan Waara, each of whom shot a 48 on Thursday.

Centralia (237) — Rudy Voetberg 40, Brett Wasson 40, Nolan Rice 47, Jesse Kuykendall 50, Jayden Pannette 60, Allen Osborne 71

Aberdeen (258) — Nolan King 48, Evan Waara 48, Gavin Timmons 53, Logan Seguin 53, Nick Farrer 56, Jimmy Boora 71


Willapa Valley 3, Ilwaco 0

The Willapa Valley Vikings played a sound game all around en route to a 3-0 straight-set victory over Ilwaco on Sept. 26 at Willapa Valley High School.

The Titans (4-1) landlocked the Fishermen (2-1) by scores of 25-12, 25-18 and 25-19.

Katie Adkins finished with six digs and was perfect in service for the Vikings while teammate Jeorgi Ritzman had seven assists to lead Willapa Valley.

Vikings head coach Karissa Hodel commended the two seniors for their solid and consistent play.

“(Adkins) was excellent in her back-row play and without (Ritzman), we probably wouldn’t have had a successful attack without her,” Hodel said. “(Ritzman) did a good job of changing her sets and spreading the ball out to different hitters.”

Oliva Betrozoff led the Vikings with eight kills on a night where Willapa Valley converted 82 percent of its kills.

“She didn’t just go up and try to smash it. She did a good job of finding where the holes were,” Hodel said of Betrozoff’s accuracy. “She was finding the spots that were open.”

Senior setter Kaitlyn Clements also had a good day for Willapa Valley.

Willapa Valley opens its Class 2B Pacific League schedule when the Titans face Life Christian Academy on the road at 5:30 p.m. today.

Ocosta 3, Aberdeen 0

Ocosta’s Layne Martin had 13 kills while setter Emily Snider tallied 24 assists as the Wildcats earned a straight-set home victory over Aberdeen on Thursday.

Ocosta (4-1) controlled the pace of play in the 25-20, 25-18 and 25-17 victory over an Aberdeen team that Bobcats head coach Doug Basler said took another step forward, but still has much work to do.

“Our offense looked a little more fluid tonight,” he said. “I feel like we made another step forward, but still have some things to work on before we start league next week.”

Aside from Martin and Snider, Evalyn Marsh was a perfect 18-for-18 in service and had 13 digs as Ocosta played its third game in as many days.

“(We) passed well, which set up our offense tonight,” Ocosta head coach Barbara Rasmus said.

Aberdeen (0-5) was led by Kennedy Pruett, who had 15 kills on the night. Merry Bruner had 21 assists and Chantheda No added 14 digs for the Bobcats.

Aberdeen took on Centralia on Tuesday in Centralia while Ocosta will compete at the Raymond Tournament on Saturday. Both those results were not available for this edition.

Raymond 3, South Bend 0

Raymond head coach Bob Swogger moved some chess pieces around and it paid off as Raymond broke a three-game losing streak with a straight-set victory over South Bend on Thursday in Raymond.

Raymond (2-3) — which won the non-league contest by scores of 25-14, 25-13 and 25-5 — played a more aggressive, clean style of volleyball than they had in the losing streak, according to Swogger.

“We were more aggressive and cut down on our free balls considerably,” he said. “Our hitting percentage was also in the positive for the first time in a couple games. We made some position changes which I think allowed people to be more successful in their new positions than they had been.”

One of the changes Swogger made that paid of was moving Destiny Souvannavanh to outside hitter. The senior who missed all of last season with knee injuries had five kills and four aces in her first start at the position.

Raymond hosted a plethora of Pacific County teams at the Raymond Volleyball Tournament, which began on Saturday. Those results were not available for this edition.

South Bend’s junior varsity team beat Raymond JV 25-20, 23-25 and 15-13.

Centralia 3, Hoquiam 0

Hoquiam couldn’t find the win column in its last non-league contest of the season, falling 3-0 on the road to Centralia on Thursday night.

Centralia (1-3) won the match 25-19, 25-16 and 25-22 to give the Tigers their first win of the season.

The Grizzlies got a solid performance out of libero Hailey Lawerence with 12 digs and serving successfully on all 12 of her attempts.

Hoquiam head coach Heather Bozich was disappointed with the result, but pleased with the net-front presence of Chloe Kennedy.

“Chloe Kennedy did a great job at the net. She had two blocks and got a hand on everything,” Bozich said. “She had a great all around performance.”

Bozich also cited Kamryn Krohn for her consistent play throughout the match.

Hoquiam (1-4) started league play Tuesday with a match at Montesano; however, that match ended too late for this edition.

— Hasani Grayson, Grays Harbor News Group