Hoquiam had four golfers place in the top 10 as the Grizzlies placed second overall in the 1A District 4 Boys Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 22, at Tumwater Valley Golf Course.
Mick Bozich led the way for Hoquiam, placing fifth with a two-day, 36-hole total of 171. The Grizzlies sophomore recorded an 87 on Day 1 and an 84 on Day 2 to lead Hoquiam to 59 total points, second in the district behind Seton Catholic (73 points).
Hoquiam’s Riley Montoure finished just behind Bozich in sixth place, shooting rounds of 88 and 91 for a total score of 179.
Hoquiam’s Tommy Wallace (97, 92) and Nyeki Dayton (92, 97) placed in a four-way tie for eighth place with total scores of 189.
Also placing in a tie for eighth was Montesano’s Trey Sweeney (94, 95), who was the top placer for the Bulldogs.
Montesano’s Zander Jones (98, 92, 190) and Josh Wills (99, 95, 194) placed 12th and 14th, respectively, as the Bulldogs placed fourth in the district behind King’s Way Christian (49.5) with 30.5 points. Terrick Turpin also made the final cut for the Bulldogs, placing 18th with a score of 212 (104, 108).
The Elma Eagles took fifth place in the district with 14 points. Two Eagles golfers made the final cut of 19. Grant Vessey (95, 96, 191) took 13th overall with teammate Traden Carter (97, 99, 196) taking 15th place.
Seton Catholic’s Jacob Parker took the district crown with 161 points after shooting rounds of 81 and 80.
Seton Catholic’s Sid Apostolou (89, 73, 162), King’s Way Christian’s Isaac Pisarczyk (85, 84, 196) and KWC’s Hunter Davenport (88, 82, 170) placed second through fourth, respectively.
Raymond 3, Northwest Christian 1
For the first time this season, Raymond lost a set in league play.
It didn’t matter much as the Seagulls remained undefeated in the 2B Pacific League with a 22-25, 25-13, 25-17 and 25-11 victory over Northwest Christian on Monday in Lacey.
Grace Busenius had an impressive game at the service line for Raymond (12-1 overall, 10-0 2B Pacific). Down after losing the first set, Busenius served 11 of the Seagulls’ 25 points. The senior also served for nine points in the decisive fourth game and kept NWC (6-6, 6-6) out of system with six aces in the match.
Senior Kyra Gardner led Raymond with 16 kills and had five aces on the evening.
Karsyn Freeman (8 kills), Sidney Swogger (8 kills) and Alia Enlow (4 kills) also had solid offensive games.
“We obviously started out a little slow and didn’t get going until halfway through the first set, but we had dug ourselves a hole,” Raymond head coach Bob Swogger said. “Overall, it wasn’t our best game but I’m proud of how we pushed through and still found a way to win.”
Raymond lost its first set in league play this season on Monday, snapping a streak of 30 straight set victories.
Raymond JV won 25-16 and 26-24 on Monday.
Forks 3, Ocosta 0
Ocosta fell in straight sets to Forks 25-21, 25-17 and 25-14 on Monday in Forks.
The Wildcats (3-5 overall, 3-4 2B Pacific) struggled to find consistency against the league’s second-place team.
“We simply did not find our rhythm tonight,” Ocosta head coach Erin Snider said. “Looking forward to this week’s games to make some improvements.”
Jessie Gilbert and Emily Scott each served at a 100% clip, while Noel Cuzdey had 10 digs to lead Ocosta.
South Bend 3, North Beach 0
South Bend picked up an important late-season victory sweeping North Beach 25-8, 25-16 and 25-23 on Monday in South Bend.
”We came out on fire and ready to play,” South Bend head coach Kelsey Staats said.
South Bend (6-6, 6-4) was led by Reece Williams’ 10 kills while Hannah Jewell and freshman libero Fatima Delgado combined for 20 digs and a perfect 24-for-24 from the service line.
South Bend junior Makaylee Kuiken added eight digs in the victory.
South Bend sits in third place in the 2B Pacific League with a key matchup against first-place Raymond at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Raymond.
GIRLS PREP SOCCER
Ocosta 3, Raymond-South Bend 2
Ocosta extended its winning streak to four games with a 3-2 victory over Raymond-South Bend on Monday at South Bend High School.
RSB (3-8, 1-7 2B Pacific) opened the scoring in the 21st minute, but Ocosta (8-4, 5-1) responded with a goal five minutes later when Miki Ness scored off a pass from Kylee Denny.
The pair connected again in the waning moments of the first half to put Ocosta up 2-1 at the break.
The Ravens scored in the 62nd minute to tie the game, with Ocosta goalkeeper Mia Saunders suffering a head injury when she collided with the post and had to be replaced by senior Trinity White.
While White made two saves over the final quarter of the match, Ness found Natalie Carloza for the eventual game-winning goal on a long, skipping shot with 11 minutes to go.
“We came out slow tonight and Raymond-South Bend put some pressure on us early,” Ocosta head coach Mike King said. “We adjusted some player positioning and had some improvement after falling behind. White stepped up when we needed her and did a great job in her first game as a keeper.”