Saturday Roundup: Hoquiam cross country hosts Grizzly Alumni invite

Also: Grays Harbor volleyball, soccer results

Local teams compete at Grizzly Alumni invite

Hoquiam sophomore Adam Peterson tied atop the boys race and the Aberdeen Bobcats won both the boys and girls team events at the Grizzly Alumni Invitational in Hoquiam on Saturday.

It was a photo finish as Peterson ran a personal-best time of 17:20 to tie Life Christian Academy’s Jake Martin for first place. Race officials couldn’t determine a clear winner after viewing multiple photographs of the race’s end.

For most of the race, the two ran up front, neither gaining a huge advantage over the other.

In the final 200 meters, Peterson and Martin jostled for position, one taking over the lead only to be overtaken by the other.

As they approached the finish line, both crossed at the same time and the two race officials were unable to determine a winner on the spot. After viewing multiple photographs, a clear winner was still unable to be determined and the race was ruled a tie.

While Peterson shared the top spot the race for the boys team title was nearly just as close.

Led by Jordan McKinney (17:35, 3rd) and Gary Sherman 17:36, 4th), the Aberdeen Bobcats scored 57 points to edge Montesano (58) by a single point. Life Christian Academy was close behind in third place with 60 points.

Monte was led by Martin Shuck, who tied Sherman for fourth at 17:36.

Peterson’s older brother, senior Alex Peterson, placed eighth (18:01) followed by Montesano’s Tucker Stecher (18:24, season-record) and Josef Aschenbrenner (18, 32) in ninth place and 10th place, respectively.

In the girls race, Aberdeen scored 26 points to win the team race over Monte, which finished second with 31 points. The Bobcats were led by Skyler Taylor (22:40, 8th) and Mayri Orellana (23:03, 9th).

“It was a great day with some amazing performances from my team,” Aberdeen head coach April Meissner.

Monte’s Elizabeth Peterson took seventh with a personal-best time of 22:36. Teammate Madolyn Olson took 10th with a time of 23:22.

The top local runner in the girls race was Hoquiam sophomore Valerie Roloff, who has made tremendous strides this season.

“Valerie has been on fire,” Hoquiam head coach Carly Giles said, adding that Roloff has benefited from running with the Peterson’s in practice and their general leadership. “She’s kicked in competitively, and I’m really excited for her.”

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Green River 5, Grays Harbor 0

Grays Harbor goaltender Annalise Huntamer made eight saves but the Chokers were outshot 26-5 en route to a shutout loss to Green River College on Saturday at Stewart Field.

Kaylcie Gaoiran led the Gators with two goals as 13 of Green River’s shots were on goal to just two for the Chokers (0-10).

Green River (3-5-2) led 3-0 at halftime.

Grays Harbor takes on Pierce College at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

Green River 3 2 — 5

Grays Harbor 0 0 — 0


Grays Harbor 3, Tacoma 1

The Grays Harbor Chokers volleyball team got back over the .500 mark in Northwest Athletic Conference league play with a 3-1 win over Tacoma on Friday in Tacoma.

Chokers outside hitter Leleo Maeva was outstanding for Grays Harbor, recording a game-high 21 kills and team-high 17 digs in the victory.

Setter Crimson Maafala was equally as impressive, dishing out 49 assists — her second highest assist mark this season — and adding 14 digs for the Chokers (19-16, 4-3 West Region).

Grays Harbor won by scores of 25-19, 25-19, 21-25 and 25-19.

The Chokers sit in fourth place in the West Region, one games behind Highline for third place and two games behind Lower Columbia for the second spot with seven games left on the schedule.

They’ll host South Puget Sound CC at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Grays Harbor 25 25 21 25 — 3

Tacoma 19 19 21 19 —1