Local Roundup: Montesano honors its future college student-athletes

Also: Aberdeen’s Bates, Willapa Valley’s McGough win at Shelton track invite

Montesano High School held a signing ceremony for its Letter of Intent signees that will be moving on to compete in their respective college sports next fall.

Featured were (from left in the photo) track and field distance runner Aric Jacklin (Saint Martin’s University), wrestler Cole Ekerson (Arizona Christian University), boys soccer player Mateo Sanchez (Cal-State University Maritime Academy), girls soccer player Jaiden King (Peninsula College), girls basketball player McKynnlie Dalan (University of Minnesota), rodeo roping competitor Carson Daniels (University of Montana Western), baseball player Josh Wills (George Fox University), baseball player Kaleb Ames (Grays Harbor College) and girls soccer player Annabelle Estrada (Grays Harbor College).


Locals Bates, McGough win events at Shelton invite

Aberdeen’s Tyler Bates and Willapa Valley’s Lauryn McGough represented the Twin Harbors with event wins at the prestigious Shelton Invitational track and field meet on Saturday in Shelton.

Bates looked to be in state-championship form by winning two throwing events. The Bobcats standout junior won the boys shot put with a mark of 50 feet, three inches and dominated the elite field in the discus with a throw of 156-04, more than nine feet better than second-place Liam Wall of Black Hills (147-10).

Other Aberdeen top five finishes included JaBron Brooks in the shot put 49-04.25, 4th) and Wil Boling 1600 (4:31.41, 5th) and 1-mile (4:33.00, PR, 5th) as Aberdeen placed in a tied with Centralia Kitsap with 34 points in the boys team standings.

In the women’s competition, McGough won the javelin with a season-best throw of 121-05, more than a foot better than Gig Harbor’s Lydia Ward (120-00, 2nd).

McGough also placed second in the pole vault with a mark of 11-06, eight inches below event-winner Claire Lee of Olympia.

Willapa Valley’s Emily Wilson placed fifth in the 400 meters (62.04, PR) to help the Vikings to a tie with Puyallup for ninth place with 23 points.

For full meet results, visit athletic.net.

Other local podium placers at the meet were as follows:

Boys: Timmy Higgins, Hoquiam (800, 1:58.47 PR, 3rd); Henry Nelson, Aberdeen (800, 2:00.88 SR, 7th); Judah Milton, South Bend (300 hurdles, 41.71 PR, 5th); Aberdeen’s Brandon Newcomb, Caleb Schimelpfenig, Nolan Cook, Luke Niemi (4×200 relay, 1:34.73, 7th); Aberdeen’s Isaac Garcia, Niemi, Boling, Nelson (4×400 relay, 3:34.56, 7th); Austin Snodgrass, Raymond (shot put, 48-01.25, 7th); Robby Stigall, South Bend (discus, 144-11, 3rd); Morgan Anderson, Raymond (pole vault, 12-02 SR, 6th; triple jump, 41-02, 4th).

Girls: Jane Roloff, Hoquiam (3200, 11:49.12 PR, 5th); Brooklyn Patrick, Willapa Valley (100 hurdles, 17.61, 8th); Chloe Kennedy, Hoquiam (high jump, 5-0, 6th); Malia Cox, North Beach (long jump, 16-01 PR, 7th); Kaci Osborne-Hansen, North Beach (triple jump, 32-04.75, 8th).

Other scores

Prep Baseball

Raymond-South Bend 7, Naselle 6

College Softball

Southwest Oregon 8, Grays Harbor 2 (Saturday)

Southwest Oregon 18, Grays Harbor 0 (Saturday)

Southwest Oregon 22, Grays Harbor 0 (Sunday)