Local Roundup: Local senior standouts compete in state all-star match

Also: Elma comes up clutch in win over Centralia; Hoquiam beats Ocosta in boys hoops

A quartet of local Pac League volleyball seniors competed in the state’s all-star festivities as we take a look at recent happenings in the world of Twin Harbor prep sports.


Local Pacific League senior stars play in all-star game

Three Ocosta Wildcats and one player from Raymond-South Bend competed in the Washington Senior All-Star Match on Sunday at Burlington-Edison High School in Burlington.

Ocosta outside hitter Samantha Schlegel, setter Brynn Rasmus and middle blocker Alexia Bradley and Raymond-South Bend defensive specialist/libero Kyndal Koski competed in the event’s Blue-Red game, one of four games at the all-star event.

The Blue team, which featured the three Wildcats, beat the Red team, which featured Koski, 3-1.

The event was sponsored by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Competitors for the Washington Senior All-Star Match’s Blue-Red game pose for a photo on Sunday in Burlington.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Competitors for the Washington Senior All-Star Match’s Blue-Red game pose for a photo on Sunday in Burlington.


Hoquiam 64, Ocosta 36

Hoquiam had three players finish in double figures en route to a 64-36 non-league victory over Ocosta on Monday in Westport.

The Grizzlies (2-0 overall) got 16 points from Joey Bozich, 15 from Zander Jump and 12 from Lincoln Niemi in the victory.

Hoquiam’s defense held Ocosta (1-3) to less than 10 points in each of the first three quarters.

The Wildcats went 14-of-43 shooting from the field (32.5%).

The Grizzlies also outrebounded Ocosta 42-33, with a 21-10 advantage on the offensive glass.

Hoquiam led 29-17 at the half and put the game away with a 19-5 third quarter, allowing Grizzlies head coach Jeff Niemi to rest his starters for most the final period.

“We really had a great third quarter that kind of swung the game,” Coach Niemi said. “Once we kind of started getting it going, our defense created some offense and we took off from there.”

Ocosta was led by Michael Priest (14 points) and Jesus Agramon (9 points), but was undone by committing 26 turnovers in the contest.

“Well, tonight we played better than we had the last two games but unfortunately, turnovers were our downfall once again,” Ocosta head coach Jason Quinby said. “Our defense was better overall as we did a better job of staying in front of the ball and being disciplined when it came to not reaching. … Overall, there were things to build on from tonight and we’ll hit it hard at practice tomorrow.”

Ocosta takes on Raymond in a Pacific League matchup at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday in Raymond.

Hoquiam hosts North Beach at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Hoquiam 16 13 19 16 – 64

Ocosta 8 9 5 14 – 36

Scoring: Hoquiam – Bozich 16, Jump 15, Niemi 12, Bryson 6, Maxfield 6, Butcher 5, LaBounty 2, Fabian 2. Ocosta – Priest 14, Agramon 9, Prigmore 5, Kay. Turner 4, Wayland 2, Kor. Turner 2.

Elma 64, Centralia 60

Elma clutched up in the game’s final moments to escape with a 64-60 victory over Centralia on Monday in Centralia.

Tied at 60-all in the final minute of the game, Elma sophomore Isaac McGaffey grabbed a rebound and scored to take a 62-60 lead with 30 seconds left to go in the game.

Centralia (1-3) drove to midcourt and called a timeout. On the ensuing inbound play, Elma forced a turnover.

Traden Carter stepped to the free-throw line and buried two free throws to ice the game with six seconds on the clock, giving Elma the hard-fought, nail-biting victory.

“We went in at half time and talked about our approach to the game. We are built defensively to hold teams to low numbers, and that wasn’t the case in the first half,” Elma head coach Matt Ferrier said. “We got back to our form of defense in the second half and it showed.”

The Eagles held the Tigers to just nine points in the third quarter after Centralia scored 35 points in the first half.

Elma senior guard Cason Seaberg led the Eagles with 20 points while forward AJ Holmes scored 13 points before fouling out.

Senior Carter Studer had 10 points for the Eagles.

Carter scored nine points with McGaffey, who was commended by Ferrier for playing “his best game of the year in extended minutes” after Holmes fouled out, scored seven points.

Ferrier added his team had to overcome the mental challenges an improved Tigers squad posed.

“This was the first game we had to face our own mental adversity. We conquered it but it wasn’t pretty,” he said. “As the season goes on, we are going to piece the mental side with the basketball side and it will be amazing.”

Elma has a few days off before taking on Forks at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Forks High School.

Elma 18 18 11 17 – 64

Centralia 16 19 9 16 – 60

Scoring: Elma – Seaberg 20, Holmes 13, Studer 10, Carter 9, McGaffey 7, Vessey 5. Centralia – Ballard 21, Daarud 15, Haines 9, Wasson 6, Sprague 5, Jenkins 4.


Aberdeen 58, Elma 47

Aberdeen defeated Elma for the second time in the early season with a 58-47 victory on Monday at Aberdeen High School.

The Bobcats (3-0) used its full-court press to jump out to an early 21-8 lead after one quarter and held its sizeable lead until late in the final period when the Eagles cut it to 11.

“We had some major improvements on the defensive pressure side of things,” Aberdeen head coach Curtis Eccles said. “I thought our full-court press was very effective. It set the tone and kind of gave them some fits.”

Aberdeen ran into foul trouble with senior Zoe Troeh fouling out and three additional Bobcats starters hampered with four fouls, leading to Elma (1-2) shooting 19-of-35 (54%) from the free-throw line.

But Aberdeen got big games from senior guard Annie Troeh (20 points, 7 steals), freshman guard Bentley Brown (17 points) and senior forward Jaylynn Phimmasone (11 points, 12 rebounds) to lead the Bobcats to victory.

Elma was led by senior guards Malia Sibbett (11 points) and Emmie Spencer (8 points) as the Bobcats focused on slowing down Eagles sharpshooter Mia Monroe, who had seven points in the game, but was held without a field goal over the final three quarters.

“(Monroe) was the one that kind of hurt us last game, so we emphasized stopping her and the girls did a good job of that,” Eccles said.

Elma plays at King’s Way Christian at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Aberdeen opens league play with a game at Black Hills at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Elma 8 11 17 12 – 47

Aberdeen 21 12 21 5 – 58

Scoring: Elma – M. Sibbett 11, Spencer 8, Monroe 7. Aberdeen – A. Troeh 20, Brown 17, Phimmasone 11, Knutson 4, Mainio 3, Z. Troeh 2, Lamont 2.