Mother Nature had a big night on Thursday, wreaking havoc on local prep sporting events by causing delays and shortening games.
Here’s a wrap-up of a wet and wild evening of Twin Harbors sports.
GIRLS PREP SOCCER
Ocosta 3, Forks 0
The Ocosta Wildcats extended their dominance over the Forks Spartans, winning 3-0 in a game that was cut short due to lightning strikes.
Ocosta scored three goals in the first half and got a clean sheet by goalkeeper Devyn Martin to win its 23rd consecutive match over Forks on Thursday at Ocosta High School.
The Wildcats (1-1 overall) struck first when Miki Ness netted a goal off an assist from Jennifer Rosas in the 23rd minute.
Up 1-0 with nine minutes to go until halftime, the game was delayed for 49 minutes due to lightning.
When play resumed in a heavy downpour, Ocosta put on a lightning display of its own. The Wildcats doubled its lead in the 36th minute when Ness tallied her second goal of the day on a breakaway followed by a Liveah Bartley goal off a Ness rebound that made it a 3-0 game heading into halftime.
With the two teams ready to take the field for the second half, lightning appeared again and the game was called due to safety concerns.
“We were able to keep a clean sheet despite the fact that Forks had strong winds at their back in the first half,” Ocosta head coach Mike King said. “Our defense was much improved over Tuesday (night’s loss to South Bend) despite missing two starters. Our freshmen really stepped up tonight.”
Martin recorded her first shutout in goal, making three saves that included stuffing a breakaway attempt.
Ocosta hosts Adna at noon Saturday.
North Thurston 3, Aberdeen 0
After lightning caused a 45-minute delay to the start of the game, the Aberdeen Bobcats lost 3-0 to the North Thurston Rams on Thursday at Stewart Field in Aberdeen.
The Rams led 1-0 at the half and scored two goals over the final 40 minutes to pick up the shutout victory over the Bobcats (1-1).
Logan Glanz, Madi Gore and Emma Green were noted by Bobcats head coach Larry Fleming as having solid games.
“It was a good team effort for our girls against a very strong team,” Fleming said. “When our first touch and passing accuracy improve, we will be a pretty solid team.”
Aberdeen takes on Hoquiam at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Olympic Stadium.
Elma 2 Rochester 0
Elma used a pair of second-half goals from Kayli Johnson and Jillian Bieker to pick up its first win of the season with a 2-0 road victory over Rochester on Thursday.
Elma (1-1) and Rochester (1-1) went to the locker room in a scoreless tie at halftime, but after a foul was called in the box, Johnson scored on a penalty kick in the 60th minute.
The Eagles picked up an insurance goal in the 70th minute when Bieker corralled a loose ball at the right outside edge of the box and beat Rochester keeper Madison Bates with a shot to the far post to make it a 2-0 margin.
Elma goalkeeper Paige Knutson had to make just one save the entire match.
Eagles head coach Evan Valentine said the defensive mindset he’s emphasized in practice is starting to pay dividends.
“One of my philosophies is that everyone plays defense. We’ve worked hard on it at practice, and it shows on the field,” he said. “We’re not allowing shots on goal and our 1-on-1 defending has improved this year.”
Elma will be back in action against Shelton with a home match against scheduled for noon today.
Hoquiam 1, Centralia 0
In a game shortened to 60 minutes due to a 40-minute lightning delay, the Hoquiam Grizzlies earned a 1-0 victory over Centralia on Thursday at Olympic Stadium.
In a close, hard-fought game that saw both teams have scoring opportunities thwarted, Sadie Carlyle was fouled inside the goal box in the 45th minute to give Hoquiam (2-0) a penalty kick.
Taylor Strom converted the PK to score the lone goal of the match.
Hoquiam hosts Aberdeen at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Olympic Stadium.
Elma 3, Black Hills 1
The Elma Eagles rallied from down 1-0 to win three straight sets and win their home opener over Black Hills on Thursday.
The Eagles (2-0) lost the first set 25-19 before rallying to win the next three sets by scores of 25-19, 25-20 and 25-20.
Quin Mikel and Jalyn Sackrider both had big games striking the ball off feeds from Ella Moore. Mikel had a game-high 27 kills from her outside hitter position while Sackrider added 14 kills. Moore totalled 40 assists on the evening.
“We started slow and then we just picked up our energy and started playing our game,” Elma head coach Kendra Henry said. “Black Hills was very scrappy to start but we stayed with it.”
Next up for the Eagles is a game at Castle Rock at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Toledo 3, Hoquiam 1
Hoquiam is still searching for its first win of the season after suffering a 3-1 loss at Toledo on Thursday.
Toledo (1-0) won the match 25-16, 22-25, 25-7 and 25-17 to put the Grizzlies at 0-2 on the season.
Hoquiam got a solid performance from Carysn Munger with a team-leading 10 kills.
Maggie Mazariegos recorded 16 assists for the Grizzlies.
Hoquiam head coach Heather Bozich said her team will take the next step once players get comfortable handling the opposition’s service game.
“We are still really struggling with serve reception, but we did some good things tonight,” she said. “The more we play, the better we’re getting so it’s just a matter of time before things click for this team.”
Hoquiam hosts Ocosta at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
Naselle 3, South Bend 0
The South Bend Indians opened the season with a straight-set loss to Naselle on Thursday at South Bend High School.
No further information was provided at the time of this writing.
South Bend faces Pe Ell at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Pe Ell High School.
BOYS PREP GOLF
Montesano 178, Elma 204
Montesano’s Ben Wills scored a 9-hole round of 37 to lead the Bulldogs to a 178-204 victory over the Elma Eagles on Tuesday at Oaksridge Golf Course.
Monte also got a low score from Ben Royer, who finished six strokes back of Wills with a 43.
Jared Moline carded the lowest round for the Eagles, matching Royer for second overall with a 43.
Montesano’s junior varsity team also defeated their East County rivals, winning 210-237.
Montesano (178) — Wills 37; Royer 43; Nate Johnson 44; Peyton Prom 54
Elma (204) — Moline 43; Max Olson 46; Christian Spencer 55; Bradey Bunch 60; Noah Hull 60
Results for the Don Scott Memorial Pro-Am Tournament
Held Aug. 24-25 at Grays Harbor Country Club
Team Winners — 1, John Sand, Mike Sand, Tom Cosper, Kirk Figg 239. 2(T), Gordy Graybeal, Travis Jelovich, Carl Waara, Dave Pimentel 240. 2(T), Chris Hansen, Jim Maki, Fritz Bramstedt, Travis Davis 240. 4, Curt Zander, Cory Johnson, Mark Forbes, Jim Bunch 242. 5, Kris Runge, Brandon Peterson, Tandy Alexander, Josh Witherbee 243.
Professional: Gross — 1(T), Brian Davis 140. 1(T), Shane Prante 140. 3(T), Ron Espedal 141. 3(T), Curt Zander 141. Net — 1, Gordy Graybeal 135. 2, Doug Gullikson 141.
Amateur: Gross — 1, John Sand 130. 2, Chris Bae 139. 3, Scott Crouthamel 141. 4, Chris Hansen 143. Net — 1(T), James Byrd 130. 1(T), Fritz Bramstedt 130. 3(T), Dave Achziger 132. 3(T), Brandon Peterson 132. 5, Denny Bemis 134. 6(T), Mark Johnson 135. 6(T), Ron Martinez 135. 8, Cory Johnson 136. 9, Carl Waara 137. 10, Dino Blackburn 138.