PREP CROSS COUNTRY
Ocosta places at Toutle Lake invite
The Ocosta boys cross country team placed third at the Toutle Lake Invitational on Saturday at Toutle Lake High School.
Ocosta senior Alex Bailey placed ninth with a season-best time of 18:39 to lead the Wildcats. He was followed closely by teammate Dylan Todd, who made the top 10 with a personal-best time of 18:46. Ocosta’s Dan Quinby placed 13th with a time of 19:14, his best time this season.
“This was our best effort of the season,” Ocosta head coach Aaron Anderson said. “The guys really came out and pushed each other.”
Toledo sophomore Nicholas Marty won with a time of 17:04.
Three Rivers Christian took the team victory with 57 points. Rochester (63) placed second with Ocosta four points behind in third place. Seven boys teams competed in the race.
In the girls race, Ocosta was led by its top runner, Natalie Cain. The Wildcats sophomore finished the 5,000-meter course with a time of 22:33, her fastest time of the season and good enough to finish in fourth place.
Cain’s teammate, Kjirstin Hopfer, finished right behind her fellow sophomore in the fifth spot with a time of 23:10, a personal-best.
Anderson noted Ocosta’s Lucy Toney had a “huge PR for the girls today.” Toney finished 21st with a time of 28:16.
A pair of Toutle Lake sisters took the top two spots. Senior Meleah Kandoll won with a time of 20:57 and younger sister Darla, a freshman, placed second at 21:07.
Forks’ Madelyn Archibald was fourth with a time of 22:04, leading her team to a low score of 30 points. Ocosta (42 points) was second followed by Toledo (48).
For full results, visit https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=144862&show=all.
BOYS PREP TENNIS
Capital 5, Aberdeen 1
Aberdeen’s No. 2 doubles team got the Bobcats’ only win of the match as they fell to Capital, 5-1, on Friday at Sam Benn Park.
In a lengthy event that featured two matches that lasted over two-and-a-half hours, Aberdeen’s Eric Eng and Colby Miller won their doubles match, 6-3 and 6-2, over Capital’s Jaxon Pilon and Aiden Anderson.
The top singles match was a three-hour affair won by Centralia’s Jackson Parr (6-4, 6-7 (8) and 7-5) over the Bobcats’ Ashdon Swoope.
Singles — Jackson Parr (Capital) defeated Ashdon Swope (Aberdeen) 6-4, 6-7 (8), 7-5; Jack Grippo (C) def. Andrew Troeh (A) 6-3, 6-0; Xander Roberston (C) def. Karter Downs (A) 6-1, 6-0
Doubles — John Merchant/Aiden Whitney (C) def. Brice Kola/Cody Sayres (A) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3; Eric Eng/Colby Miller (A) def. Jaxon Pilon/Aiden Anderson (C) 6-3, 6-2; Brandon Ciampi/Brendan Murphy (C) def. Tanner Fluery/Jared Erwin (A) 6-2, 6-2
GIRLS PREP SOCCER
Ocosta 3, Toledo 1
Ocosta’s Teal Mitby score a pair of first-half goals to lead the Wildcats to a 3-1 victory over Toledo on Saturday at Ocosta High School.
Mitby scored on a pass from Katelynn Denny to give Ocosta a 1-0 lead followed by a penalty-kick goal later in the first half.
A Toledo goal off a penalty kick in stoppage time sent the game to halftime with Ocosta up, 2-1.
In the second half, Piper Furford gathered a feed from Denny, dribbled on a break and then around the Toledo goalkeeper for a goal in the final minute to give Ocosta the 3-1 win.
“Teal has really stepped up the past two weeks to take command of the field, not just with her scoring but her passing and more physical play,” Ocosta head coach Mike King said.
Ocosta (7-2) plays Onalaska (6-3) on the road at 7 p.m. on Monday.
Toledo 1 0 — 1
Ocosta 2 1 — 3
BOYS PREP GOLF
Aberdeen 247, Rochester 261
The Aberdeen Bobcats beat Rochester, 247-261, on Thursday at Riverside Golf Course.
The Bobcats (4-4) were led by Nolan King’s match-low score of 46. Teammate Jaxson Larson was one stroke back of King and three Aberdeen golfers — George White, Tye Williamson and Evan Waara — each shot identical scores of 51 to round out Aberdeen’s top five.
“As a team, we cut 12 strokes from our last visit to Riverside,” Aberdeen head coach Dan Sundstrom said before offering insight into the Bobcats drop in scores. “The greens were recently punched which made chipping and putting manageable for our players.”
Aberdeen faces Black Hills at 3:30 p.m. on Monday at Grays Harbor Country Club.
Aberdeen (241) — Nolan King (46), Jaxson Larson (47), George White (51), Tye Williamson (51), Evan Waara (51)
Rochester (261) — Logan Fry (48), Marcus Ashton (50), Gabe Masias (52), Marcus Coreutto (53), Luke Barth (58)