Thursday Prep Roundup: Willapa Harbor schools sweep volleyball foes

Raymond, Willapa Valley and South Bend score three-set volleyball victories


Gulls sweep Loggers

ONALASKA — On its first road trip, Raymond didn’t show the same energy it did in its opening game, but played well enough to knock off Onalaska in three, 25-18, 25-21, 25-15, in non-league action on Thursday.

Kaylee Smith led the Gulls (2-0) with 17 digs, 10 kills and five service aces. Aubree Gardner added 14 digs, five kills and two service aces.

“Other than playing flat, with no energy off the bus, it was an all-around game for us,” Raymond head coach Bob Swogger said. “I got to play everyone and they played pretty well. We did have a good serving night, hitting 10 aces as a team and missing just five serves.”

Kendra Dunsmore added 12 digs and three blocks for Raymond, who will be without all-league outside hitter Karlee Freeman for the season due to a knee injury.

On Tuesday, Raymond hosts Napavine.

Vikings in three

MENLO — Willapa Valley opened its season with improved passing to secure a 25-16, 25-20, 25-17 non-league win over Pe Ell on Thursday.

Grace Hodel led the Vikings (1-0) with nine digs and Sidney Pollard added seven digs.

“I thought our passing was much better than at the (Adna) jamboree earlier in the week,” Valley head coach Lori Snodgrass said. “We had everyone on the team with at least one kill. We’re just going to keep working on hitting the ball with more power.”

Valley won the junior varsity match 25-9, 25-12, 16-9.

On Tuesday, Valley travels to Ilwaco.

Indians sweep Hyaks

OYEHUT — In a season-opening non-league matchup, South Bend and North Beach took each other to the limit before the Indians prevailed, 25-22, 25-23, 25-19, on Thursday night.

“I thought we served very well as a team; I was really proud of our girls,” South Bend head coach Jackie Sanchez said. “In the second game, we were behind and came back. We really showed some competitive spirit.”

“We were battling back and forth on both sides,” North Beach head coch Jessica Preisinger said. “It was a hustling match for both teams. It is a good start to the season that we can keep building on.”

Jessica Sanchez led the Tribe with 10 kills, Hannah Byington was 10-for-10 serving and was cited by coach Sanchez for her setting. Also, Karley Reidinger had six kills and Riley Hampton was cited for passing.

Preisinger cited Nettie Fruh for her overall hustle and effort.

South Bend won the junior varsity (25-7, 25-17) and C Squad (25-20, 25-16) matches.

On Tuesday, South Bend travels to Wahkiakum and North Beach goes to Ocosta.

Bulldogs in three

Montesano took control of this non-league match from the onset, cruising to a 25-19, 25-19, 25-12 win over Aberdeen at Sam Benn Gym on Thursday.

“We lacked a bit of energy tonight and our passing was off. We had a few too many hitting errors. Other than that, we did what we had to do to get the job done,” Montesano head coach Debbie Gibson said.

“Debbie noted they had seven returners from last year’s team and they played very well against us tonight,” AHS head coach Doug Basler said. “We competed well, especially in the first two games. This being our first match, we had quite a few unforced errors in each of the games, we need to get rid of those.”

Jordan Spradlin led Monte with 19 kills and Shayla Floch added 11 kills. Hannah Hatcher dished out 24 assists and served up the third game’s first 13 points. She finished with four service aces, along with Josie Toyra.

Haley Farrer led Aberdeen with six kills, with Jillian Swor adding five kills and Jaylan McDaniel serving 15-of-16 attempts with two kills. Basler cited Haley Raines, who set 50-of-51 attempts and had 11 assists, and libero Tamara Corona for their overall efforts.

Montesano won the junior varsity and C Squad match in two games apiece.

Aberdeen goes to the Centerville Tournament in Centralia on Saturday. On Monday, Montesano travels to Castle Rock.

Grizzlies fall in three

CAMAS — Taking control following a tight first set, Seton Catholic beat Hoquiam, 26-24, 25-12, 25-9, in a non-league contest Thursday at Camas Middle School.

The Grizzlies came from behind to take the lead in a back-and-forth first set before Seton Catholic eventually pulled it out.

“Just some 50-50 balls went their way,” Hoquiam coach Heather Bozich said. “After that, our serve-receive game kind of broke down and we got frustrated.”

Hoquiam middle blocker Elyse Goulet went down with an ankle sprain in the second set. She had five blocks prior to the injury.

Mercedes Pinnell and Kamimi Papp led Grizzly hitters with eight and seven kills, respectively. Paige Folkers contributed nine assists and Karlie Krohn 13 digs.

Hoquiam won the JV match in two sets.

The Grizzlies (0-2) host Toledo on Tuesday and make the short trip to Aberdeen on Wednesday.

Wildcats in three

WESTPORT — Fielding four freshman on the team, Ocosta found the edge to get past Naselle 25-23, 25-21, 28-26 in a competitive non-league match win on Thursday night.

“For our first match, getting the jitters and getting behind (in games), the girls didn’t get down on themselves,” Ocosta head coach Barb Rasmus said. “They stuck with it the whole time and came back to win it. They played hard and so did Naselle. It was fun.”

Kaylee Barnum led the Wildcats with 16 kills, 100 percent serving and 13 digs. Layne Martin added 10 digs and 10 assists, Erika Snider dished out 14 assists and six kills and Evalyn Marsh had four service aces and eight digs.

Naselle won the junior varsity match, while the teams split the two-game C Squad match.

On Tuesday, Ocosta hosts North Beach in a non-league match.


Bulldogs 185, Chinook 190

ELMA — Montesano opened its regular season on Thursday by edging out Kalama in a Southwest Washington 1A League match at Oaksridge Golf Course.

From the No. 6 spot, Noah Quinn’s 43 earned him medalist honors and provided the difference between the two teams.

“Noah’s 43 won the match for us today,” Montesano head coach Lloyd Aldrich said. “We had 10 players between the junior varsity and varsity teams shoot between 43-48, which is a great play to be right now. We are going to need a player or two to step up eventually and consistently shave a few strokes off if we want to be competitive this year as a team.”

On Tuesday, Montesano takes on Seton Catholic on the road.

Montesano (185) — Matthew Plato 47, Payson Parker 48, Ryan Nicholson 47, Ben Royer 48, Austin Peterson 54, Noah Quinn 43.

Kalama (190) — Hayden Johnson 47, Ethan Payne 47, Trevor Peterson 57, Austin Pratt 48, Austin Tucker 48, Chase Jorgensen 60.

JV — Montesano 184, Kalama 227. Matthew Johnson 45 for Monte.