The Montesano Bulldogs swept all the awards as we review recent local prep sports on the Harbor.
PREP CROSS COUNTRY
Montesano sweeps league meet
Montesano swept the top spots and team titles at the 1A Evergreen League meet on Thursday at Hoquiam High School.
Montesano’s boys team took the top three spots and five out of the top 10 placers to win with 17 points (lowest score wins), easily cruising past Eatonville (63, 2nd) and Ilwaco (104, 3rd).
Bulldogs senior Jesse Anderson placed first with a time of 18:17.4 followed by sophomores Benjamin Anderson (18:27, 2nd) and Colton Sweet (18:37, 3rd).
Hoquiam fielded a full boys team for the first time in three seasons and placed fifth with 148 points.
The Grizzlies were led by freshman Ryker Maxfield (19:46, 7th).
Elma placed sixth (150 points) and was led by freshman Frank Roberts (18:42, 4th).
In the girls race, Montesano freshman Haley Schweppe placed first with a time of 20:24.4 followed by junior Samantha Schweppe (20:40, 2nd).
Zoe Ray (22:20, 5th) and Alayna Olson (24:10, 7th) also placed in the top 10 for Montesano as the Bulldogs scored 16 points to win the team competition over Elma (45 points), the only other full girls team competing at the meet.
The Eagles were led by junior Georgia Burkhart (24:18, 8th).
Willapa Valley junior Jasmine Solso placed in the top 10, taking 10th with a time of 24:39.
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GIRLS PREP SOCCER
Shelton 2, Hoquiam 0
Hoquiam had a full 11 players on the field for the first time this season in a 2-0 loss to Shelton on Saturday in Hoquiam.
The Grizzlies (0-2), who played with just nine players in a loss to Onalaska earlier in the week, got two additional players eligible for Saturday’s game to field a full squad of 11 players.
Shelton would score twice early on, taking a 2-0 lead on goals in the ninth and 16th minutes.
Despite having a full team on the field, Grizzlies head coach Corri Schmid thought the Grizzlies left much to be desired.
“Not our best game. We did not come together as a team today,” she said, noting playing a mid-day game on Saturday and it only being their second game of the season contributed to the loss. “We don’t practice or have games that early. … We are continuously getting to know each other as a team.”
Hoquiam goal keeper Emily Broadhead had 15 saves Schmid said were “awesome” and was credited with keeping the score close.
“(Broadhead) was our savior today,” Schmid said.
Hoquiam plays at Rochester at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
Shelton 2 0 – 2
Hoquiam 0 0 – 0
BOYS PREP GOLF
Elma 175, Tenino 179
Elma’s team depth proved vital in a 175-179 victory over Tenino on Thursday at Oaksridge Golf Course.
The Eagles’ top three scorers each shot sub-50 rounds to overcome an elite performance by Tenino golfer David Dallaire, who won Medalist honors with a 9-hole score of 34.
Though the rest of the Beavers’ top four all shot below 50, it wasn’t enough as Elma’s Robby Santos and Kohan Morrison led the way with identical rounds of 40.
“What a gut check for our boys. A grueling day on the course when nothing seemed to be going right, but somehow gutting out a win by a slim margin,” Elma head coach Collin McMaster said of the victory. “We seemed to be fighting against the course today instead of accepting the outcome and moving forward. Tenino is a great team and we were able to just barely slip past them. We need to get back to work on some risk management skills before our next match at home.”
Elma (175) – Santos 40, Morrison 40, Palmer 44, Vessey 51.
Tenino (179) – Dallaire 34, Gore 48, Hart 48, Snyder 49.
Montesano 183, Hoquiam 215
For the first time in the history of the two programs, Montesano hosted Hoquiam at Grays Harbor Country Club on Thursday, with the Bulldogs earning a 183-215 victory.
Montesano’s Ayhdn Sauer led the way, winning Medalist of the Match with a low score of 41 followed closely by teammate Colton Grubb (43).
Hoquiam was led by Riley Montoure, who shot a 44 for his 9-hole round.
“Weather was perfect, all the kids were in good spirits and we saw a lot of great sportsmanship on display as kids really seemed to put aside the rivalry aspect many want to see and just played a nice round of golf,” Hoquiam head coach Terry Helland said, noting the Grizzlies’ Kai Villarreal shot a career-best 54.
Montesano (183) – Sauer 41, Col. Grubb 43, Root 47, Guarisco 52.
Hoquiam (215) – Mountoure 44, Costales 52, Villarreal 54, Catron 65.
Stevenson 3, Elma 0 (Saturday)