In early September, they were performing trumpet solos during halftime of the Myrtle Street Rivalry football game.
On Thursday, they were locked in a Myrtle Street Rivalry of their own.
Aberdeen’s Logan Sequin and Hoquiam’s Mick Bozich led their respective teams as Aberdeen defeated Hoquiam 125-113 on Thursday at Grays Harbor Country Club.
Using the Stableford scoring system, which awards points for shots (5 points for birdie, 4 pts. for par, etc.), Seguin won Medalist of the Match honors with 28 total points, with Bozich not far behind with 27 to lead Hoquiam.
Aberdeen’s top five scorers all tallied more than 20 points for their 9-hole rounds. After Seguin the Bobcats were led by Luke Niemi with 25 points while Charlie Ancich, Baylor Ainsworth and Trevon Nichols scored 24 points apiece.
Aside from Bozich, Hoquiam was led by Don Pence (24), Nyeki Dayton (23), Riley Montoure (23) and Tommy Wallace (16).
Three players birdied during Thursday’s match. Ainsworth birdied the par-3 No. 7 hole, Pence birdied the par-4 6th hole and Aberdeen’s Hunter Eisele — who was just outside the cut for the recorded scores with 17 — birdied the par-3 No.4 hole.
“Players came off the course commenting about how much fun they had during the round,” Aberdeen head coach Dan Sundstrom said.
Aberdeen (125) — Logan Seguin 28, Luke Niemi 25, Charlie Ancich 24, Baylor Ainsworth 24, Trevon Nichols 24.
Hoquiam (113) — Mick Bozich 27, Don Pence 24, Nyeki Dayton 23, Riley Montoure 23, Tommy Wallace 16.
King’s Way Christian 3, Montesano 2
Montesano fell 3-2 in a non-league battle with the King’s Way Christian Knights on Thursday in Montesano.
After dropping the first set 25-16, Monte (6-4 overall) rallied to squeak out victories in the second and third sets by scores of 29-27 and 25-23, respectively.
KWC (4-3) won a close fourth set 27-25 and took the fifth set 15-7 to earn the win.
“Overall, both teams played hard with great digs on both sides of the net to create rallies that would shift the momentum for either team,” Monte head coach Pat Pace said.
Landree Dohrmann led the Bulldogs with 24 digs with Olivia Young pacing Monte’s offense with eight kills.
Addie Winter (4 solo block), McKynnlie Dalan (9 assists), Jordan Karr (9 assists) also contributed for Montesano in the effort.
“We made a few more mistakes than King’s Way, but the girls got better tonight playing against a good opponent,” Pace said.
Hoquiam 3, Tenino 0
Hoquiam earned its second straight-set victory after returning from a long hiatus in a 3-0 win over Tenino on Thursday at Hoquiam Square Garden.
The Grizzlies (3-1, 2-0 1A Evergreen) started slow but found an rhythm it carried throughout the match in the 25-15, 25-11 and 25-9.
“It took us a bit to get our passing on target in the first set, but once we settled in, we were able to run our offense,” Hoquiam head coach Heather Bozich said.
Hoquiam’s Ella Folkers was the catalyst for the Grizzlies attack, recording a game-high 31 assists as she spread the ball around to her talented hitters.
Middle blocker Chloe Kennedy converted 14 of Folkers’ passes into kills with Kamryn Krohn (7 kills) and Kristina Goulet (6 kills) also figuring into the Grizzlies offense.
Reagan McElliott and Graci Bonney-Spradlin had 19 and 14 digs, respectively, for Hoquiam.
“Overall, I’m proud of how we played tonight,” Bozich said. “We served well and played as a team throughout.”
Elma 3, Eatonville 1
Elma kept pace with the league leaders after picking up a 3-1 victory over Eatonville on Thursday in Elma.
Elma (4-4, 3-1 1A Evergreen) got 13 kills from Brooklyne Swarts, 19 assists from Aubrey Moore and five aces from Aalihya Ostrom in the 25-10, 25-16, 24-26 and 25-13 victory.
“It was a good night for our program,” said Elma head coach Kendra Dunn as Elma’s C-team and JV teams also won on Thursday. “I’m proud of how our teams are continuing to improve.”
With the win, Elma sits a half-game in the loss column behind Montesano for the top spot in the 1A Evergreen League.
GIRLS PREP SOCCER
Aberdeen 1, Centralia 1 (Aberdeen wins 3-1 on penalty kicks)
For the fourth consecutive game, an Aberdeen girls soccer match went into overtime.
On Thursday against Centralia, the Bobcats came out the winner, earning the victory in a penalty-kick shootout in Centralia.
Aberdeen (7-4, 4-4 2A Evergreen) held Centralia scoreless in the first half despite being without standout goal keeper Char Gutierrez, who was sidelined with an injury.
The Bobcats got on the board in the 61st minute when Abby Maino send a through pass to Annie Troeh, who split two defenders and beat the keeper for a 1-0 lead.
But with a few minutes left in the game, Centralia was awarded a penalty kick, which was converted to tie the game at 1-all.
In the penalty-kick shootout, Lexi Durr, Aman Cheema and Troeh converted their shots while Aberdeen keeper Andrewa Meraz — playing her first game in the net — blocked two Tigers shots as another Centralia shot missed the net to give the Bobcats the PK win.
“In one of the most physical games of the season the girls persevered and were able to pull off this important league win despite all the factors working against them,” Aberdeen head coach Larry Fleming said. ” I was impressed with our effort throughout this very frustrating match.”
Aberdeen outshot Centralia 9-3 and Troeh, Marina Marll, Jaylynn Phimmasone, Durr, Dom Trevino and Zoe Troeh were cited by Fleming for playing strong games on Thursday.
Montesano 7, King’s Way Christian 2
Montesano dominated King’s Way Christian for one of its most convincing victories over its perennial section rival, picking up a 7-2 victory on Thursday in Vancouver.
Montesano midfielder Mikayla Stanfield and forward Jaiden Morrison led the way for the Bulldogs, each recording a hat trick in the game.
Stanfield added an assist to her stat line with Sierra Birdsall scoring a goal for Monte.
Anabelle Estrada assisted on two Monte goals and Paige Lisherness also picked up an assist for the Bulldogs, who controlled the game, outshooting the Knights 21-5 with a 15-3 advantage in shots-on-goal.
“They were a good challenge for us,” Monte head coach Fidel Sanchez said of the Knights and their ability to counter-attack. “We got it going in the second half and had a lot more confidence in our play.”
Elma 2, Eatonville 1
Elma moved into second place on its own with a 2-1 victory over Eatonville on Thursday in Elma.
Beta Valentine scored on a free kick just outside the box midway through the first half to put the Eagles up 1-0.
In the second half, Miley Seaberg sent a cross toward Valentine, who connected for her second goal of the game and a 2-0 Eagles lead.
Eatonville (1-6-2, 1-2 1A Evergreen) scored on a ball that was pinballed around in front of the Elma net to cut the Eagles’ lead to 2-1 with approximately 15 minutes remaining in the game, but Elma held on for the victory.
“I really wanted to open up our offense today,” Elma head coach Evan Valentine said. “We really had a lot of chances, I’m happy about that, but I just want to see us finish those chances. … It was a good win at home.”
Elma now sits at 5-3-1 overall, 2-1 in the 1A Evergreen League, a half-game behind Montesano for the top spot in league.
Tenino 2, Hoquiam 0