Thursday Prep Roundup: Two top prep golfers lead teams in Myrtle Street Rivalry match

Also: Montesano, Elma, South Bend pick up key volleyball victories

Future Grays Harbor College golfers Michael Jump and Nolan King led their teams in a Myrtle Street Rivalry match in Thursday’s prep sports action.


Aberdeen 224, Hoquiam 231

Two of the Twin Harbors’ best prep golfers hit the links on a rainy Thursday afternoon at Grays Harbor Country Club.

Led by Nolan King’s nine-hole round of 39, Aberdeen defeated Hoquiam 224-231 in the boys golf version of the Myrtle Street Rivalry.

King’s close friend — Hoquiam’s Michael Jump — earned medalist honors, shooting a 37 for the lowest score of the day.

“Nolan and Michael spend more time at Highlands Golf course than they do at home,” quipped Aberdeen head coach Dan Sundstrom. “This match pitted two best-friend seniors playing against each other for bragging rights.”

Though they represent opposing schools as prep athletes, King and Jump will be wearing the colors of the Grays Harbor Chokers next season as they both have signed to play locally at the next level.

Aside from King, Aberdeen benefited from sub-50 rounds by Logan Seguin (42), Charlie Ancich (42) and Baylor Ainsworth (48), with Ancich and Pence each scoring a birdie on the par-3 seventh hole.

Hunter Eisele rounded out Aberdeen’s top five with a score of 53.

Jump was joined by Noah Sudderth (42), Tommy Wallace (49), Mick Bozich (51) and Dominic Pence (52) as the top five of six scores were recorded for each team.

Aberdeen (224) — Nolan King 39, Logan Seguin 42, Charlie Ancich 42, Baylor Ainsworth 48, Hunter Eisele 53.

Hoquiam (231) — Michael Jump 37, Noah Sudderth 42, Tommy Wallace 49, Mick Bozich 51, Dominic Pence 52.


Montesano 3, Tenino 0

Montesano remained undefeated on the season with a straight-set victory over host Tenino on Thursday.

Monte (8-0 overall, 7-0 1A Evergreen) won in dominant fashion over the Beavers (0-7 overall and league). The Bulldogs allowed just 25 points in the victory, winning 25-5, 25-11 and 25-9.

Monte also won an extra-play set 15-2.

Montesano was led by Myah Gallinger (26 assists, six aces), Jessica Stanfield (five kills, six aces), Olivia Young (seven kills), Addie Winter (six kills) and Ashlyn Devereaux (10 aces).

Elma 3, Hoquiam 2

Elma broke a three-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over Hoquiam on Thursday in Elma.

Elma (4-3 overall, 1A Evergreen) won 25-19, 10-25, 19-25, 26-24 and 15-11.

“I’m really proud of how well they played today,” Eagles head coach Kendra Dunn said, noting both teams played at a high level on Thursday. “They just kept fighting and played great as a team, which was great to see. It was a great match overall by both teams.”

Elma was led by Ella Moore (seven kills, 26 assists), Sarah Bridge (13 kills, three blocks), Torrey Thompson (six kills, two blocks) and Brooklynne Swarts (21 digs).

“We showed glimpses of of the team we were on Tuesday, but I think we were playing not to lose more than playing to win,” Hoquiam head coach Heather Bozich said, referring to the Grizzlies’ straight-set victory over Elma earlier in the week. “To Elma’s credit, they played an amazing match. The played the big points better than we did and their defense and scrappiness was impressive.”

Hoquiam (4-4) was led by Hailey Lawrence (29 digs), Ella Folkers (26 assists, 15-15 service), Sharaya Brydon (eight kills, 27 digs) and Kamryn Krohn (eight kills).

Tumwater 3, Aberdeen 0

Aberdeen had a slow start and couldn’t catch up in a straight-set loss to host Tumwater on Thursday.

Aberdeen (2-7 overall, 2A Evergreen) lost 25-7, 25-20 and 25-10.

Bobcats freshman Emmersyn Yakovich was noted by Aberdeen head coach Desiree Glanz for serving the Bobcats’ only ace of the match and recording two digs off hard Thunderbirds shots.

“Slow moving and not mentally in the game,” Glanz described Aberdeen’s play in Game 1. “The girls seemed very lethargic and our varsity team is also down four players, so girls stepped up to cover positions and worked hard.”

Ilwaco 3, Ocosta 1

Ocosta had its three-game winning streak snapped with a 3-1 loss to host Ilwaco on Thursday.

The Wildcats (3-5, 3-2 Pacific 2B) dropped the first set 25-22 before taking the second set 25-14 to tie the match.

Ilwaco swept games three and four, 25-18 and 25-14, respectively.

“We did not come out with the same energy the last few games,” Ocosta head coach Erin Snider said.

Ocosta senior Darci Perrette went 18-for-18 in service for the Wildcats and “showed a lot of hustle,” according to Snider.

Lillyan Barnum had 16 kills and Brynn Rasmus added 21 assists for Ocosta.

South Bend 3, Chief Leschi 2

Despite having its lowest serving percentage of the season, South Bend earned a 3-2 victory over Chief Leschi on Thursday in South Bend.

Playing without standout senior libero Hannah Jewell, the Indians (6-2 overall, 5-1 2B Pacific) won the first two sets 25-22 and 25-12 before dropping the next two games 25-23 and 25-17.

But South Bend showed “resiliency,” according to Indians head coach Kelsey Staats, in winning the fifth and final set, 15-8.

“All of the girls had to step up in different ways to help fill that void (of Jewell’s absence),” Staats said. “I’m proud of all of them and happy we got the win.”

Other scores

Willapa Valley 3, Pe Ell 1