Aberdeen’s girls wrestling team had six first-place finishers to win the team title at the Lads and Lasses Tournament on Saturday at Fife High School.
Aberdeen’s Madelynn Machowek (105 pounds), Emmersyn Yakovich (110), Hailey Wilson (125), Felicia Bell (130), Raegan Portmann (145) and Katie Gakin (190) all won their respective weight classes to lead Aberdeen to a team total of 189.5 points, placing well ahead of second-place Lincoln (118 pts.) and third-place Spanaway Lake (112).
“It’s been a crazy year with our team being temporarily shut down from COVID and also having to cancel events because of snow, ice and flooding,” Aberdeen head coach Craig Yakovich said. “It’s tough for these girls to keep on practicing hard without the benefit of competing, so to finally get back out on the mat, they definitely didn’t disappoint.”
Led by a second-place finish in the 130 pound weight class by Emma Johnson, Hoquiam finished in sixth place with 61 points.
Results for Aberdeen’s final matches are as follows:
105 pounds — Madelynn Machowek won by fall at 1:42 over Isabella de Leon (Stadium)
110 — Emmersyn Yakovich won by fall at 1:39 over Jordan Brown (Stadium)
125 — Hailey Wilson won by major decision 9-0 over Lilly Williams (Lincoln)
130 — Felicia Bell won by decision 4-2 over Emma Johnson (Hoquiam)
145 — Raegan Portmann won by fall at 0:55 over Lily Andrew (Tahoma)
190 — Katie Gakin won by fall at 1:49 over Jasmine Davis (Spanaway Lake)
PREP BOYS WRESTLING
Aberdeen wins Grizzly Alumni Invitational
Eleven Aberdeen wrestlers placed in the top two of their respective weight classes to lead the Bobcats to a team title at the 43rd Annual Grizzly Alumni Invitational on Saturday at Hoquiam High School.
Aberdeen’s Talatheon Warness (106 pounds), Mikey Hatton (113), Drew Lock (126), Aiden Watkins (152), Liam Heikkila (195) and Erick Hayter-Ramsey (285) each won their respective weight classes while Tyler Caskey (113), Jayden Velazquez (126), Jack Dore (138), Ethan Trader (145) and Tyler Andres (160) each placed second to lead Aberdeen to the team title.
Aberdeen wrestlers Micheal Leonteyv (132), Shane Glowacki (145), Isai Renteria (152), Erick Silviera (160) and Daniel Garcia (170) each placed fourth in their class.
No further information was available for the meet.
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL
Hoquiam 72, North Beach 57
Hoquiam used a fourth-quarter surge to pull away from North Beach for a 72-57 victory on Saturday in Ocean Shores.
The Grizzlies (4-6 overall) and Hyaks (4-7) battled through the first three periods, with Hoquiam holding a slim 27-26 lead at the half and a 45-43 lead at the end of three quarters.
But led by eight fourth-quarter points apiece from forward Justice Stankavich and guard Michael Lorton Watkins and seven points from guard Zander jump, the Grizzlies scored 27 points over the final eight minutes of secure the victory.
Tied at 51, Hoquiam went on a 13-0 run to seize control of the game late in the fourth quarter.
Stankavich led the way for Hoquiam with 23 points, 15 of those in the second half.
Jump and Lorton Watkins also scored in double figures, with the bulk of their points also coming in the final 16 minutes of the contest.
Jump scored 18 points — 13 in the second half — with Lorton Watkins tallying 13 points —10 in the second half.
North Beach was led by guard Josh Bighead, who scored a game high 29 points — 15 in the second half — and had five assists to keep the Hyaks in the game.
Hyaks guard Sam Teague and center Tre’Vaughn Greene added 10 points each in the loss.
Greene recorded a double-double with 11 rebounds and six blocks in addition to his 10 points scored.
“I am proud of how the guys played,” North Beach head coach Larry Moore said. “We played a really good game until about four minutes left in the game.”
Hoquiam hosts Eatonville at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
North Beach travels to Lacey to take on Northwest Christian at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
Raymond 63, Naselle 52
Raymond made the plays down the stretch to pick up a 63-52 non-league victory over the Naselle Comets on Saturday at Naselle High School.
Senior standout Tre’ Seydel had a double-double for Raymond (7-2) with 20 points and 18 rebounds to go along with five assists.
“This was a tough game from the beginning,” Raymond head coach Derek Rask said. “Naselle came out with a lot of intensity and they played disruptive defensive from the tip. We were able to overcome it and hit some big shots down the stretch of the game. I was proud of our kids for playing hard and getting a road win.”
Guard Morgan Anderson scored 18 points for the Seagulls with junior Skyler Hutson finishing with 14 points.
“(Hutson) hit huge shots down the stretch for us,” Rask said.
Talan Yearout led Raymond on the glass with 12 rebounds.
Raymond will host first-place Ilwaco at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL
Montesano 56, Hoquiam 16
Despite missing one of its top players for the second straight game, Montesano cruised to a 56-16 victory over Hoquiam on Saturday in Montesano.
Playing without standout junior McKynnlie Dalan, who was out for the second straight game due to COVID protocols, Montesano (10-1, 3-0 1A Evergreen) opened up a 17-5 lead after one quarter and a 32-8 advantage at the half in the win.
Senior Paige Lisherness led the way for Montesano with a game high 26 points to go along with eight rebounds, eight deflections and six steals.
Montesano’s Jaiden King also had a stellar night, scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for a double double.
Olivia Young added eight points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs, which outrebounded the Grizzlies 37-18.
Montesano hit 23-of-58 (40%) shots on the evening.
Hoquiam (5-5, 0-3) was led by senior guard Ella Folkers’ eight points in suffering its fourth loss in a row.
Hoquiam hosts Eatonville at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Montesano is scheduled to take on Seton Catholic at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Seton Catholic High School.
Ilwaco 59, South Bend 27
Ilwaco’s pressure caused problems as South Bend lost 59-27 on Friday in Ilwaco.
Ilwaco’s press forced 34 turnovers in the game from South Bend as the Fishermen took a 37-16 lead at halftime.
Elli Capps led South Bend with 11 points.
Hannah Jewell had four points, 10 rebounds and three steals while Brooklynne Johnson added six points, eight rebounds and two steals for South Bend (1-7, 1-3).
“We’ve asked these girls to play four full quarter and they delivered,” South Bend head coach Randy Carlson said. “They played in an extremely physical game in which we don’t match up well against. They sure didn’t back down and have the bumps and bruises to show. They executed the game plan but unforced turnovers continue to hurt us.”
South Bend hosts Raymond at 6 p.m. on Monday.