Local golfers Hailey Blancas and Britt Rajcich helped the Chambers Bay 17U PGA Junior League All-Stars to a third-place finish at at the PGA Jr. League Regional Championships Sept. 10-11 at Canyon Springs Golf Course in Twin Falls, Idaho.
On Saturday, Sept. 10, two of the Harbor’s finest prep golfers competed in the 18-hole stroke-play qualifying round.
Blancas, a Montesano Bulldog who placed second in the WIAA 1A State Championships last spring, teamed up with Aiden Aoki to shoot a 7-under par 66.
Rajcich, who placed second in the 2A District 4 Tournament for the Aberdeen Bobcats last season, paired up with Zavier Feasey-Allen to shoot an even-par 73.
With a final score of 15-under par, Chambers Bay was seeded second behind the Glenmoor Goats (-22) heading into the semifinal round.
On Sunday, Sept. 11, Chambers Bay placed in a tie for third in the team standings with Meridian Valley Country Club (Kent) after falling in its semifinal match 6.5-2.5 to the Glenmoor Bombs.
Using the PGA Junior League flag-scoring system — where teams compete for a total of three flags per match — Blancas and Aoki won 1.5 of three flags while the team of Rajcich and Feasey-Allen did not win a flag.
The Chambers Bay duo of Luke Galvan and Daniel Aubrey won 1-of-3 flags in their semifinal matchup as the University Place-based all-star team finished with 2.5 flags to the Bombs’ 6.5.
The Glenmoor Goats beat the Bombs 7.5-1.5 to win the regional title.
Raymond 3, North Beach 0
Raymond overcame a case of the Mondays in beating North Beach in straight sets on Monday in Raymond.
The Seagulls (7-0 overall, 5-0 2B Pacific) downed the Hyaks (2-4, 2-3) 25-13, 25-19 and 25-14 in a game where Raymond had to overcome some lethargy.
“It felt like a Monday,” Seagulls head coach Julie Jewell said. “Playing on Monday is tough. We had a quiet gym and we were kind of flat. North Beach was scrappy and kept balls alive. We struggled with our momentum off and on.”
Karsyn Freeman had 13 kills while Alia Enlow had 10 kills and 100% service for Raymond.
Megan Kongbouakhay had 26 assists and Kyndal Koski added 17 digs for the Seagulls.
Raymond’s JV team defeated North Bend JV 25-16 and 25-12.
Raymond faces Napavine at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in Napavine.
North Beach will host South Bend at 7 p.m. in Ocean Shores.
PREP GIRLS SOCCER
Ocosta 3, Forks 1
Ocosta picked up a key road win on Monday, downing the Forks Spartans 3-1 in Forks.
Ocosta (3-3-1, 1-0 2B Central) got two goals from senior midfielder Natalie Carloza and another from senior forward Miki Ness en route to the win in the Wildcats league opener.
Forks (1-3-1, 1-1-1) entered the game second place in the league standings with an undefeated league record.
Carloza got the Wildcats on the board in the ninth minute with a goal off a Liv Bartley throw-in.
Eight minutes later, Ness stole the ball and scored to put Ocosta up 2-0.
The Spartans cut the Ocosta lead in half with a goal in the 29th minute, but Carloza added a goal in the final minute of the first half to stake Ocosta to the 3-1 lead.
Ocosta defenders Kennedy Reynolds, Gabby Ness, Taeler Jardine, Joanah Rosander and Meghan Denny took over the game in the second half, holding the Spartans scoreless over the final 40 minutes to pick up the victory.
“Our defense stepped up and did a great job tonight,” Ocosta head coach Mike King said.
Ocosta hosts Adna first-place Adna at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
Adna 5, Raymond-South Bend 0