Friday Roundup: Montesano cheer team competes at state championships

Also: Aberdeen beats Tumwater to take control of 2A Evergreen League

Montesano’s cheer team competed at the 1A/2A Dance/Drill Championships on Friday at the Yakima Valley SunDome.

Montesano earned a Good Rating with 209.3 points after receiving a safety/technical violation penalty in the 1A/2A Pom competition.

Tumwater won the state title with 272 points and a Superior rating with Selah (264.9), Othello (257.1), Shelton (251.2) and West Valley of Spokane (244.1) rounding out the top five.

In the 1A/2A Military competition, Elma placed third in the 1A/2A class with an Excellent rating of 219.4 points.

Bellingham won the state title with 236.7 points with West Valley of Spokane taking second place with 223.3 points.

Full results can be found on


Aberdeen 3, Tumwater 1

Aberdeen made a big statement on Friday, beating perennial league-champion Tumwater 3-1 in a key 2A Evergreen League matchup at Stewart Field in Aberdeen.

The Bobcats (6-0 overall, 4-0 2A Evergreen) took control of the top spot in the league by pouncing on the Thunderbirds (3-3, 3-2) for two first-half goals and took a 3-0 lead in the second half.

Aberdeen played with a sense of urgency from the opening whistle and scored the game’s first goal when junior forward Evan Cone put in a rebound off a shot by senior midfielder Edwin Quintana in the 19th minute.

The Cats doubled their lead seven minutes later when senior winger Carlos Mendoza fed a pass to junior forward Elmer Torres, who blasted a shot from 20 yards out and into the back of the net.

Aberdeen continued to dominate the pitch and pace of play in the second half, taking a 3-0 lead when Quintana sent a pass to Cone, who scored on a high, crossing shot in the 52nd minute.

Late in the half, Aberdeen goal keeper Antonio Granados allowed his first goal of the season when Tumwater scored in the 78th minute, but the game was already well in hand as the Bobcats took a one-game lead over both the Thunderbirds and W.F. West in the league standings, with wins over both league-foes on their resume.

“After Wednesday’s game at Rochester, I think our team appreciated playing on the wide turf field and really took it to one of the league leaders,” said Aberdeen head coach Larry Fleming, who commented on Tumwater’s physical play. “I’m proud of our team’s focus on playing good soccer rather than retaliating against all the really bad fouls committed constantly by the opponent.”

Fleming commended the play of Bobcats Quintana, Colby Mendoza, Isaiah Johnson, Hugo Garcia and Javier Garcia.

Aberdeen’s JV team played to a 1-1 draw with Tumwater JV on Friday.

Angel Corona scored for the Bobcats with Ruben Oropeza and Trino Villar earning praise for their “great hustle” from Bobcats assistant coach Luis Soto.

Aberdeen plays at Shelton at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Tumwater 0 1 – 1

Aberdeen 2 1 – 3


First half – 1, Aberdeen, Cone, 19th minute. 2, Aberdeen, Elmer Torres (Carlos Mendoza), 26th minute.

Second half – 3, Aberdeen, Come (Quintana), 52nd. 4, Tumwater, 67th minute.

Elma 7, Ilwaco 0

The Elma Eagles found the finishing touch in earning a 7-0 victory over Ilwaco on Friday in Elma.

The Eagles (4-2, 3-0 1A Evergreen) got two first-half goals from junior forward Cason Seaberg – both on assists by junior midfielder Jose Perez – to take a 2-0 lead at halftime.

The pair would connect again in the 41st minute when Seaberg got to the end line and sent a pass back to Perez, who scored his first goal of the game to give Elma a 3-0 lead.

Just 1:30 later, freshman forward Matthew Wood took a feed from Perez and scored for a 4-0 lead.

Wood scored his second goal of the evening on a deflected shot and was followed by Seaberg recording the hat trick after receiving a nifty angled through pass from junior midfielder Hank Doelman.

Doelman closed out the scoring by picking up a loose ball near the top of the box and scoring on a high shot.

“We created a lot of good chances (in the first half), but never really were clinical enough in the last touch to score. After challenging them to come out more focused, we got right on the scoring coming out of half,” Elma head coach Carson Seaberg said. “Good team game and it’s exciting to have our third player get his first varsity goal ever this season.”

Elma hosts Hoquiam at 7 p.m. on Monday.

Ilwaco 0 0 – 0

Elma 2 5 – 7


Montesano 16, Columbia-White Salmon 12

Montesano saw a considerable lead disappear before scoring seven runs over the final three innings in a 16-12 victory over Columbia-White Salmon on Friday at Columbia High School.

Montesano (4-0) took an 8-2 lead after two-and-a-half innings, highlighted by a three-run home run off the bat of infielder Bode Poler in the Bulldogs’ six-run top of the second.

The Bruins cut Monte’s lead to 8-7 as Bulldogs miscues led to a five run bottom of the third. CWS benefited by two walks, two errors and a balk with just one base hit in the frame.

An inning later, the Bruins tied the game at 9-9 on another Monte error.

The Bulldogs weathered the shaky defense – which committed six errors in the game – to regain control over the final three innings.

Monte scored three runs in the fifth on an error, a bases-loaded hit batsman and a Kole Kjesbu sacrifice fly to take a 12-7 lead.

A Jaxson Wilson single followed by a Bruins error added two runs for Monte in the sixth and a bases-loaded walk to Kaleb Ames followed by a balk call forcing in Jackson Busz put the Bulldogs up 16-9 in the top of the seventh.

The first four Bruins reached base in the top of the seventh on three walks and an error in a three-run bottom of the seventh inning, which featured an RBI double off the bat of Porter Haskell.

But Busz struck out Benjamin Borton looking to end the sloppy, yet high-scoring affair.

Of the total 28 runs scored in the game, 12 were unearned as the two teams combined to commit 11 errors.

Skylar Bove picked up the win, allowing an earned run on two hits with two strikeouts in two innings pitched.

Monte opens its league schedule against Eatonville at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Eatonville.

Montesano 062 132 2 – 16 8 6

Columbia-White Salmon 205 200 3 – 12 5 5

WP: Bove (2 IP, 2 R, ER, 2 H, 2 K). LP: White (3 IP, 6 R, 3 ER, 3 H, 2 K, 5 BB).

Leading hitters: Montesano – Poler (2-4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI); Wills (2-4, 3B, 2 R, RBI); Crites (1-2, 2B, RBI); Wilson (1-2, 3 R, RBI); Taylor (1-3); Olsen (1-4, RBI); Harris (0-1, R, 2 RBI, BB).

King’s Way Christian 4, Elma 3

Elma lost its second one-run game of the season with a 4-3 extra-innings defeat to King’s Way Christian on Friday in Vancouver.

The Eagles (3-2) trailed 2-0 at the end of three innings but scored a run on an error in the top of the fourth inning to get on the board.

In the fifth, Elma’s Kyren Hackney raced home to tie the game on a wild pitch followed by TJ Dunlap scoring on a wild pitch for a 3-2 lead one batter later.

KWC tied the game on an RBI double by Makani Geisen in the bottom of the fifth before the pitching staffs took over.

Just one batter reached base for each team over the next four innings, with Elma second baseman Blake Corr getting a single in the eighth for his second hit of the game.

In the bottom of the 10th, a leadoff walk followed by a sacrifice bunt and base hit put runners on first and third with one out.

Geisen lined Elma reliever Brody Palmer’s 1-0 pitch to left field to score Tarnoski with the winning run.

The loss spoils a solid pitching performance by Palmer and starter Gibson Cain. Palmer allowed the one earned run on three hits with five strikeouts and a walk over 4 1-3 innings pitched while Cain tossed the first five innings, allowing two earned runs on six hits with four strikeouts.

Elma hosts Hoquiam at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

Elma 000 120 000 0 – 3 2 1

KWC 101 010 000 1 – 4 9 4

WP: Tarnoski (2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 K). LP: Palmer (4.1 IP, R, ER, 3 H, 5 K, BB).

Leading hitters: Elma – Corr (2-4, 2 R). KWC – Geisen (2-5, 2B, 2 RBI); Disbrow (2-4, 2 R); Pisarczyk (2-5, 2 RBI); Somarakis (2-4).

Castle Rock 13, Hoquiam 12

A late Hoquiam rally fell short in a 13-12 loss to Castle Rock on Wednesday at Castle Rock High School.

Hoquiam (1-2) trailed 3-1 after three innings and 9-7 entering before the Rockets scored six in the bottom of the sixth to take command of the game.

The Grizzlies scored five runs in the seventh to make it interesting, but couldn’t overcome the deficit in the wild one-run loss.

Hoquiam’s Zander Jump was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI with Dom Standstipher staying hot with two hits to continue his early-season hit streak.

Mick Bozich and Chase Shumate had three and two RBI, respectively, with Jake Templer, Ethan McLucas and Landon Franks each collecting a hit in the game.

Hoquiam freshman Joey Bozich “showed a great deal of maturity,” according to head coach Steve Jump, striking out six in four innings of work.

“Despite the loss, we had so many positives to highlight throughout the game,” Coach Jump said. “We need to clean things up on defense and eliminate big innings for the other team. Having said that, the boys never gave up and made the game interesting into the seventh inning.”

Hoquiam plays at Elma at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

Hoquiam 100 123 5 – 12 9 2

Castle Rock 021 064 x – 13 12 2

WP: Rogen (6 K, 4 BB). LP: Jump (K, 2 BB).

Leading hitters: Hoquiam – Standstipher (2 H); Jump (3-3, 2B, 2 RBI); M. Bozich (3 RBI); Shumate (2 RBI); McLucas (RBI). CR – Ja. Lafever (3 H, 2B, RBI); Ju. Lafever (3 H, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI); Rogen (2 H).

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