Prep Roundup: Montesano honors its future collegiate student-athletes

Also: Elma closes out golf season undefeated; Montesano, Aberdeen pick up impressive softball wins

Montesano High School honored its future student-athletes while the Elma girls golf team completed an unbeaten season as we review Wednesday’s prep sports news on the Harbor.


Montesano honors future collegiate student-athletes

Montesano High School held a Letter of Intent signing ceremony for its seven student-athletes that have made the commitment to compete at the collegiate level next season.

Students, faculty, coaches family and friends gathered at the school on Wednesday to honor the signees.

The Bulldogs moving on to compete at the collegiate level are Mikayla Stanfield (Gonzaga University, women’s soccer), Reghann Fairbairn (Newman University, softball), Hailey Blancas (St. Martin’s University, women’s golf), Kya Roundtree (Pacific University, women’s wrestling), Tyce Peterson (Pacific University, men’s basketball), Bode Poler (Gonzaga University, baseball), Skylar Bove (Big Bend Community College, baseball), Cam Taylor (Eastern Oregon University, football) and Tyler Johansen (Pacific University, football).


Aberdeen 8, W.F. West 4

Aberdeen used a five-run sixth inning to pull away from W.F. West in an 8-4 2A Evergreen Conference win on Wednesday in Aberdeen.

The Bobcats (15-4 overall, 10-2 2A Evergreen) led 3-0 heading to the top of the sixth inning, but saw the Bearcats (16-5, 10-2) tie the game with three runs on a home run, an error, a triple and a two-out RBI single.

Aberdeen responded with five runs in the bottom of the sixth, all with two outs.

Senior Annika Hollingsworth singled to drive in Audree Gaddis to put Aberdeen up 4-3 and was followed by a Laynie Yakovich RBI double, a run-scoring triple from outfielder Scotlyn Lecomte and an RBI single from pitcher Lilly Camp to go up 7-3.

Catcher Alyssa Yakovich doubled to drive in Camp, staking the Bobcats to an 8-3 lead.

Camp allowed a run on a wild pitch in the top of the seventh, but struck out Ella Young to get out of a two-on jam and end the game.

Third baseman Britten Neal, Hollingsworth, Camp and Laynie and Alyssa Yakovich had two hits apiece to lead the Bobcats.

Camp allowed two earned runs on six hits, four walks and nine strikeouts in the complete-game victory.

The game, which was the league finalé for both teams, had no impact on playoff position after W.F. West secured no worse than a No. 2 playoff seed with a 12-2 win over Shelton on Monday, locking Aberdeen into the third-place spot.

The Bobcats will face Montesano in a Twin Harbors treat and tune-up for the district playoffs at 8 p.m. on Friday in Montesano.

W.F. West 000 003 1 – 4 6 2

Aberdeen 000 215 x – 8 14 1

WP: Camp (7 IP, 4R, 2ER, 6H, 4BB, 9K). LP: Dalrymple (5 IP, 3R, 3ER, 7H, 2BB, 6K).

Leading hitters: WFW – Myers (2-3, HR, R, RBI); Young (1-4, 3B, R, RBI); L. Fragner (1-4, R); K. Fragner (1-3); Tobin (1-3). Aberdeen – A. Yakovich (2-3, 2B, 2RBI); L. Yakovich (2-4, R, RBI); Hollingsworth (2-4, R, RBI); Camp (2-4, R, RBI); Neal (2-3, R); Patrick (1-4, RBI); Hendrickson (1-3, RBI); Lecomte (1-3, 3B, 2R, RBI); Vessey (1-4).

PHOTO BY FOREST WORGUM Montesano senior Riley Timmons collects one of her three hits during a 16-4 win over Forks on Wednesday in Montesano.

PHOTO BY FOREST WORGUM Montesano senior Riley Timmons collects one of her three hits during a 16-4 win over Forks on Wednesday in Montesano.

Montesano 16, Forks 4

Montesano continued to add to its list of impressive non-league wins with a 16-4 victory over 2B Pacific League champion Forks on Wednesday in Montesano.

The Bulldogs (16-3) hammered Forks (14-4) for 18 hits – seven for extra bases – and had three players in catcher Ali Parkin, infielder Riley Timmons and designated hitter Addi Kersker combine to go 9-for-9 with three doubles, four runs and six RBI.

Monte led 14-0 after two innings with a four-run first – highlighted by a three-run double from outfielder Carsyn Wintrip – and scored 10 runs in the second capped by Kersker two-run single.

Grace Gooding earned the win, throwing two scoreless, hitless innings with a strikeout.

Kaitlyn Trail (2 IP, 4R, 4ER, 4H, 2K) and Reagan Wintrip (IP, 0R, 0H) pitched in relief for Montesano.

The top-ranked Bulldogs face another tough non-league test against Aberdeen, the third-ranked RPI team in the 2A class, at 8 p.m. Friday in Montesano.

Forks 000 40 – 4 4 4

Montesano 4(10)0 2x – 16 18 2

WP: Gooding (2 IP, 0R, 0H, K). LP: Gaydeski (3.2 IP, 16R, 15ER, 18H, 2BB, K).

Leading hitters: Forks – Peters (1-3, 2B, R); Johnson (1-3, 2B, R); Soto (1-3, R, RBI); Neel (1-2). Montesano – Parkin (3-3, 2 2B, 2RBI); Kersker (3-3, 2R, 2RBI); Timmons (3-3, 2B, 2R, 2RBI); Wintrip (3-4, 3B, 2B, 2R, 5RBI); Potts (2-3, 2R, RBI); Campbell (1-1, 2B, 2R); Forster (1-1, R, RBI); Wisdom (1-3, R); Olson (1-1, 2B).

SUBMITTED PHOTO Elma golfer Sophia Hamilton tees off during a victory over King’s Way Christian on Tuesday in Vancouver.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Elma golfer Sophia Hamilton tees off during a victory over King’s Way Christian on Tuesday in Vancouver.


Elma 190, King’s Way Christian 214

Elma completed an unbeaten season with a 190-214 victory over King’s Way Christian on Tuesday at Club Green Meadows in Vancouver.

The Eagles (7-0-1 overall) completed its second-consecutive undefeated season with three players posting sub-50 scores.

All-state golfer Olivia Moore (plus-6, 42), Sophia Hamilton (45) and Camberly Burgess (49) each needed less than 50 shots for their par-36, nine-hole round.

Elma’s Aubrey Moore shot a 54 to complete the Eagles score of 190 and secure the victory.

“Tonight was a great cap to the regular season, but all the girls on the team know the job is not done,” Elma assistant head coach Ryan Moore said. “It was nice to celebrate with a win, but the conversation on the van ride back to Elma was all about districts at Tumwater Valley next week.”

Elma (190) – Olivia Moore 42, Sophia Hamilton 45, Camberly Burgess 49, Aubrey Moore 54.

KWC (214) – Faithie Harlow 49 (no additional player names available).

Elma 186, Hoquiam 247

Elma cruised to a 186-247 victory over Hoquiam on the Eagles’ Senior Night on Monday at the Oaksridge Golf Course in Elma.

The Eagles were led by Olivia Moore, who shot an even-par 35 over nine holes to earn Medalist of the Match honors.

Sophia Hamilton also posted a sub-50 score for Elma with a round of 49.

Hoquiam was led by Eva Jump, who carded a score of 52.

Seniors Camberly Burgess (50) and Aubrey Moore (52) made the Elma scorecard while fellow senior Taylor Staples shot a 57 for Elma.

“Thank you to our three seniors Taylor Staples, Camberly Burgess and Aubrey Moore for their consistency in effort and energy throughout their golf careers at Elma,” Elma assistant head coach Ryan Moore said. “It was a nice result for their final outing at Oaksridge.”

Elma (186) – Olivia Moore 35, Sophia Hamilton 49, Camberly Burgess 50, Aubrey Moore 52.

Hoquiam – Eva Jump 52, Molly Gunderson 62, Cora Bisher 64, Johana Sanchez 69.


Hockinson 2, Aberdeen 0

Aberdeen’s season came to an end with a 2-0 loss to Hockinson in a 2A District 4 Tournament elimination game on Tuesday at Hockinson High School.

The Bobcats (8-10) were without the services of starting midfielder Leo Garcia, who suffered an injury in the Cats’ previous game at Columbia River.

The Hawks (12-7) took advantage of Garcia’s absence, making if difficult for the Aberdeen defense to cover Hockinson’s runs, leading to goals in the 12th and 20th minutes.

Playing with more urgency in the second half, Aberdeen nearly scored on a breakaway from senior forward Elmer Torres, but the Hawks keeper was able to turn away the chance and keep the game scoreless.

Despite the increased offensive-zone time in the second half, the Cats were unable to score, leading to the season-ending loss.

“Although the Hawks are a solid team, we were very disappointed not to punch at least one goal in tonight, especially with all of the action we had in front of their net,” Aberdeen head coach Larry Fleming said. “So proud of the team’s effort all season and how hard they played even when things didn’t go their way. This game was one more example of that terrific effort.”

Fleming commended the “excellent hustle” of senior forward Camden Friberg and senior midfielder Juan Serrano as well as the “great defense” of senior Isaiah Johnson.

Aberdeen 0 0 – 0

Hockinson 2 0 – 2


First half – 1, Hockinson, 12th minute. 2, Hockinson, 20th minute.

Second half – none.


Centralia 10, Hoquiam 9

Hoquiam’s rally fell just short in a 10-9 season-ending loss to Centralia on Wednesday in Hoquiam.

The Grizzlies (3-16) trailed 2-1 until the Tigers (7-13) scored five in the fifth and three in the sixth to take a commanding 10-1 lead.

Hoquiam rallied for five runs in the bottom of the sixth to claw back into the game.

In the seventh, the Grizzlies pulled to within a run when Riley Montoure scored on a wild pitch followed by a two-run triple from Joey Bozich.

With Bozich representing the tying run at third, Ethan McLucas grounded back to the pitcher for the final out of the game.

Montoure and Chris Bryson had two hits apiece to lead Hoquiam.

“I want to say thank you for such a positive year, in a large part, that was due to the senior group. The parents of these young men should be extremely proud. We want to wish them an adventurous future,” Hoquiam head coach Steve Jump said. “Zander Jump, Dom Standstipher, Riley Montoure, Chris Bryson, Chase Shumate, Zander Harder and Mike Koper, so glad you chose to proudly wear the crimson and gray.”

Centralia 200 053 0 – 10 3 3

Hoquiam 100 005 3 – 9 9 6

WP: Weaver (3 IP, R, 0ER, BB, 4K). LP: Montoure (4 IP, 4R, 2ER, 2H, 4BB, 4K). SV – Sprague (0.1 IP, 0R, 0H).

Leading hitters: Centralia – Jenkins (1-3, RBI); Miller (1-4, RBI); Rooklidge (1-1, R). Hoquiam – Montoure (2-4, 2B, 2R); Bryson (2-4, R); Jump (1-4, R); Harder (1-4, R); Bozich (1-3, 3B, R, 2RBI); McLucas (1-3).