Saturday Prep Roundup: Aberdeen’s Julian Campos wins league cross country title

Also: Aberdeen football shuts out Centralia

Aberdeen’s Julian Campos won a league title on Saturday during a a busy day of prep sports on the Twin Harbors.


Aberdeen’s Campos wins Evergreen title

Aberdeen junior cross country runner Julian Campos won a league title with a first-place finish at the Evergreen Conference Championships Saturday at Lake Isabella State Park in Shelton.

Campos ran a 16:51.8 to beat Tumwater’s John Hoffer by one second.

Aberdeen placed second as a team behind Tumwater with 65 points.

Bobcats junior Gary Sherman placed fifth overall with a time of 18:29.7. Aberdeen sophomore Will Boling ran a time of 18:46.4 to place ninth in the 5K race.

Other competitors for Aberdeen were Asarel Paez-Teran (21:04.7, 28th), Joel Nelson (21:23.6, 31st); Cristhian Armenta (21:38.4, 35th), Aiden Caswell (22:38.5, 45th), Connor Reed (23:04.7, 48th), Jacob Allison (24:42.6. 55th) and Anacleto Ramirez (33:59.7, 61st).

In the girls race, Aberdeen senior Skyler Taylor finished just outside the top 10 in 11th place for the Bobcats.

Aberdeen’s Aliyah Castro (28:11.6) placed 22nd and Katie Gakin (29:37.5) finished in 26th place.

In the boys 2,600-meter middle school race, Miller’s Henry Nelson took the top spot by over a minute with a time of 9:33.8.

Miller won the boys team championship with 23 points, beating Chehalis (54) and Centralia Christian (86).

In the middle school girls race, Mija Hood took second overall (11:15.2) to lead Miller to a second place finished with 33 points, five points behind first-place Chehalis.

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Ocosta boys place second in Pac League championships

Led by Dylan Todd, Matthew and William Idso, the Ocosta boys cross country team took second place in the 2B Pacific League Championship on Saturday in Westport.

Todd placed third overall with a time of 16:35 followed by Matthew Idso (17:23) and William Idso (17:24) in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

Ocosta finished with 39 points to place second behind Northwest Christian (32).

Other top 10 finishes by Twin Harbors athletes came from Willapa Valley senior Nathan Franks, who placed eighth with a time of 17:45.

In the girls 5K race, Ocosta’s Natalie Cain placed 10th with a time of 23:23.

The Ocosta Middle School boys team won a league title with a total score of 26, led by a first-place finish from J.J. Lillico, who finished the 1.65 mile course with a time of 10:38.

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Aberdeen 20, Centralia 0

Aberdeen running back Jeremy Sawyer ran for over 100 yards and the Bobcats defense put together a stout performance in a 20-0 victory over Centralia on Saturday in Aberdeen.

Sawyer spearheaded Aberdeen’s offensive attack, rushing for 101 yards on 24 carries. The 5-foot-11 sophomore also scored a touchdown on a 1-yard run in the second quarter that gave the Bobcats a 12-0 lead early in the second quarter.

Aberdeen (2-3 overall, 2-3 2A Evergreen) got on the board on a 20-yard counter run by senior running back Connar Sherman, who had five carries for 45 yards in the game.

Following Sawyer’s touchdown in the second quarter that gave Aberdeen a 12-0 lead at halftime, Sherman scored again on an 8-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Eli Brown. A Brown pass to senior receiver Griffin Kincaide gave the Bobcats a 20-0 lead with approximately seven minutes remaining in the third quarter.

Defensively, Aberdeen recorded its first shutout since defeating Rochester 20-0 on Oct. 21, 2016. The Bobcats held the Tigers’ top running back, Brady Hoyt, to 56 yards rushing on 20 carries.

“We have a goal (on defense) of no plays over 25 yards and Centralia had one run of 19, that’s it. … So we didn’t give up the big shots that we’ve been doing in our loss to Black Hills and our win against Rochester last week,” Aberdeen head coach Todd Bridge said.

While Bridge noted the defense and special teams played well on Saturday, he stated the offense missed on multiple chances to put points on the scoreboard.

“We were in the red zone probably four times through the course of the game and didn’t score,” he said. “We left a lot of points on the field. But again, it was another very sound defensive performance and the kids played really hard.”

Aberdeen will close out the season Saturday when it hosts Hoquiam in the Myrtle Street Rivalry game at 7 p.m. at Stewart Field. The Bobcats will be looking to beat the Grizzlies for the first time in six seasons.

Ilwaco 42, Ocosta 7

Ocosta scored on its opening drive but couldn’t stop host Ilwaco in a 42-7 loss.

The Wildcats (0-4) scored on an 81-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Isaac O’Hagan to Juan Tello on their opening drive in the first quarter.

O’Hagan and Andrew Martin shared the quarterbacking duties for Ocosta, going a combined 4-for-9 passing for 98 yards with three interceptions.

Harley Figueroa and Dylan Hollingsworth recorded eight tackles apiece for Ocosta.

O’Hagan added seven tackles while Martin and Eddie Lake had six each for the Wildcats defense.

Elma 35, Tenino 20

In a game where the two teams combined for over 700 rushing yards, Elma defeated Tenino in Montesano.

Elma (4-1, 3-1 1A Evergreen) had 425 yards of total offense, 388 of those coming on 54 carries (7.2 yard average).

The bulk of Elma’s yardage came from running back Conan Baxter, who had an impressive 247 yards on 27 attempts (9.1 avg.) and scored three touchdowns.

Tenino (1-4, 1-4) rushed for 341 yards on 59 attempts.

Baxter scored on a 36-yard TD run to open the scoring early in the first quarter.

Elma running back Jarred Bailey scored on a 3-yard run to give the Eagles a 14-0 lead in the second quarter.

After a Tenino TD, Baxter scored on a 17-yard run with 40 seconds left in the first half to give Elma a 21-8 lead at the break.

In the second half, Elma quarterback René Duran scored on a run of 12 yards.

Tenino scored to make it a 28-14 ballgame before Baxter put the game away with a 32-yard TD run with 2:00 left in the fourth quarter.

A late Tenino TD completed the scoring.

“Another tough slug fest with Tenino,” Elma head coach Ron Clark said of the game. “I thought our blocking improved and defensively the kids played very, very tough.”

Other scores

Naselle 58, Taholah 0 (Thursday)


Aberdeen 3, Rochester 0

Aberdeen advanced to the second round of the 2A District 4 playoffs with a 3-0 victory over Rochester in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen (7-5) scored 23 minutes into the contest when senior midfielder Emma Green converted a penalty kick after Rochester was called for a hand ball in the penalty area.

The Bobcats made it 2-0 when a long Logan Glanz throw-in to Lilly Allen went off the Rochester keeper. In the ensuing scramble, the ball fell to the foot of Annie Troeh, who put it past the goal keeper for a 2-0 lead with eight minutes left.

In the second half, Green scored again after taking a feed from Jaylynn Phimmasone to put Aberdeen up 3-0 halfway through the frame.

The Bobcats out shot the Warriors 27-1, with Aberdeen goalkeepers Char Gutierrez and Lexi Mills combining on the shutout.

“We showed improvement in maintaining both our offensive and defensive shape,” Aberdeen head coach Larry Fleming said. “Our defensive positioning was excellent and offensively we communicated and pass the ball better.”

Ocosta 2, Toledo 1

Ocosta advanced to the semifinals of the 2B District 4 Girls Soccer Tournament with a 2-1 victory over Toledo in Westport.

The Wildcats (9-2) broke a scoreless tie in the 33rd minute when Miki Ness scored on a low shot after receiving a long lead pass from Trinity White.

With 19 minutes to go in the game, Ocosta doubled its lead when Ryann Raffelson scored on a half-volley shot off a Kylee Denny assist.

Ocosta goal keeper Devyn Martin and the Wildcats defense made the lead stick. Martin made six saves in the game, none better than a leaping touch on a hard shot that was headed for the top of the Wildcats goal in the first half.

The Ocosta defensive grouping of Maia Soderlund, White, Abriana Ness and Taeler Jardine held firm with the lead as Toledo ramped up the offensive pressure. They received support from midfielders Denny, Kennedy Reynolds and Natalie Carloza, who thwarted a Toledo scoring chance when she cleared the ball from a scrum in front of the Ocosta goal in the second half.

“This was the first time all year we had to hold on to a lead, and the girls ran our game plan to perfection,” Ocosta coach Mike King said. “Everyone was focused and supported each other throughout the game. Toledo is a great team and very well coached. It was a great game between two teams that fought hard for every possession.”

Ocosta moves on to face the No. 1 seed from the 2B Central South in Onalaska, which defeated Napavine 9-0 on Saturday. The game is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Onalaska.


Winlock 3, South Bend 1

Despite its solid passing and service game, South Bend lost 3-1 to Winlock in the opening round of the 2B District 4 Volleyball Tournament in South Bend.

South Bend (7-3) lost 25-18, 25-21, 23-25 and 25-21.

“We passed extremely well tonight, so it’s a little frustrating that we couldn’t connect the rest of the dots,” South Bend head coach Kelsey Staats said. “We showed some fight, but couldn’t get it done.

South Bend senior setter Kimberly Conner and junior libero Hannah Jewell went a perfect 17-for-17 and 16-for-16 from the service line, respectively, while sophomore Radynn Morley (14 digs) and junior Reece Williams (16 digs) combined for 30 digs on the evening.

“I would like to acknowledge my whole team and their growth throughout this season,” Staats said. “I am so proud of all of them.”

Toledo 3, Ocosta 0

Ocosta lost in straight sets to Toledo in the opening round of the 2B District 4 Tournament on Saturday in Toledo.

Ocosta (4-7) lost 25-12, 25-23 and 25-9.

Darci Perrette went 11-for-11 in serve reception with eight digs and Lillyan Barnum went 8-for-8 in service for Ocosta. “We had a tough time getting our rhythm tonight,” Ocosta head coach Erin Snider said. “We struggled with serve receive, which made it hard to get anything else going.”