Wednesday Roundup: Hoquiam’s Bozich places fourth at district tournament, qualifies for state

Also: Raymond unbeaten through Pac League with win over South Bend; Ocosta stuns No. 8 Napavine

Hoquiam senior Mick Bozich qualified for state by placing fourth at the 1A District 4 Championships Monday-Tuesday at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course.

Bozich shot a two-day total of 175 — the highest placement of any Harbor golfer — and earn a spot in the state championship meet May 23-24 (course to be determined).

The Grizzlies top golfer was consistent despite varying weather conditions over the two days of competition. Bozich shot an 87 on a sunny Monday followed by an 18-hole round of 88 on Tuesday in wind, cold and rainy conditions.

Two Elma golfers placed just behind Bozich.

Eagles golfers Traden Carter was two strokes behind Bozich in fifth place with a score of 177 (89-88).

The Eagles’ Grant Vessey placed sixth with a score of 179, dropping his Round 1 score of 93 by seven strokes on the second day of competition, recording an 86 for the second lowest score in the final round in poor weather conditions.

Led by Carter and Vessey, Elma placed third overall with 37 points.

Montesano’s Josh Wills placed in the top 10, finishing seventh with a score of 180 (92-88), dropping four strokes off his first-day total.

Seton Catholic won the competition with 67 points followed by King’s Way Christian (47.5) in second place.

Montesano placed fourth (25.5) with Hoquiam (25, 5th) La Center (10, 6th) and Tenino (8.5, 7th) rounding out the field.

Seton Catholic’s Jacob Parker won the individual district title, shooting a total of 161 (79-82), eight strokes better than teammate Carson Helm (79-90-169).

Other local golfers to make the cut into the final round but miss out on a state-tournament spot were Hoquiam’s Riley Montoure (73-97-190, 14th); Elma’s Robbie Allen (99-64-193, 15th); Monte’s Trey Sweeney (99-96-195, 16th), Cole Sigler (90-107-197, 17th), Ayhdn Sauer (99-101-200, 18th) and Gavin Root (94-114-208, 21st); and Hoquiam’s Oliver Costales (97-112-209, 22nd).

Aberdeen’s Ancich qualifies for state tournament

Aberdeen senior Charlie Ancich shot a two-day total of 164 to place 12th overall at the 2A District Tournament on Monday and Tuesday at the Orchard Hills Country Club in Washougal.

In a large field of 175 golfers on Monday, Ancich led a six-player Bobcats contingent by shooting a blistering 38 on the front-9 before finishing Day 1 with a score of 80.

Ancich followed with an 84 in Round 2 to qualify for the state meet May 23-24 (course to be determined).

“Charlie was sitting pretty good with his Day 1 score, so he was able to play his game and not have to stress about picking up strokes on the field,” Aberdeen head coach Dan Sundstrom said.

Aberdeen’s Baylor Ainsworth (90-91-181) and Hunter Eisele (93-93-186) joined Ancich in making the cut after the first round.

“Baylor put together a solid round on the front-9, but he knew he had to pick up strokes on the back. Overall, Baylor had a very successful district tournament,” Sundstrom said. “Hunter won the consistency award. He shot the same score on both days.”

Bobcats golfers Trevon Nichols (97), Trevon Ramos (101) and Luke Niemi (108) missed the cut at the end of the first round.

Centralia’s Von Wasson won the tournament with a 1-over par 141, defeating Columbia River’s Noah Larson on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to claim the district title.

Columbia River won the team title with 149 points.


Raymond 3, South Bend 0

Raymond wrapped up a perfect run through the 2B Pacific League with a straight-set victory over South Bend on Wednesday at South Bend High School.

The Seagulls (14-3 overall, 12-0 2B Pacific) won 25-17, 25-17 and 25-9.

“We showed up ready to play. We had good energy and did a good job of communicating,” Raymond head coach Julie Jewell said. “I was glad to see how scrappy we could be, staying in some long rallies with great effort and hustle.”

Raymond was led by Megan Kongbouakhay (23 assists, 14-14 service) and Kyndal Koski (18 digs, 21-21 service).

South Bend (5-9, 5-7) was led by Fatima Delgado (16-16 service, 10 digs), Makaylee Kuiken (11 digs), Raydynn Morley (9 digs) and Emily Howell (6 kills).

“We struggled to get things going at the net, but I thought we played well against a solid team,” South Bend head coach Kelsey Staats said. “We reached a new level of play this week and we are ending the week a better team.”

South Bend honored seniors Kuiken and Morley on Senior Night on Wednesday.

Raymond’s JV team won 25-7 and 25-7 on Wednesday afternoon.

The Seagulls will open district play on Saturday in Raymond (time/opponent to be determined).

South Bend is scheduled to play Mary M. Knight at 7 p.m. on Friday at Mary M. Knight High School.

Raymond 25 25 25 — 3

South Bend 17 17 9 — 0

Other games

Ilwaco 3, North Beach 1

Ocosta 2, Napavine 1

A charged-up Ocosta Wildcats team earned one of its biggest wins of the season, picking up a come-from-behind 2-1 win over 8th-ranked Napavine on Senior Night Wednesday in Westport.

The No. 16 Wildcats (8-7-1, 6-4 2B Central-North) fell behind 1-0 in the first half on a goal from Grace Pancake off a feed from Hayden Kaut in the 19th minute.

In the second half, Ocosta switched formations, adding another forward to apply more pressure to the Tigers defense.

Ocosta forward Miki Ness scored off a rebound in the 58th minute to tie the game.

In the final minute of the contest, a Napavine handball in the penalty area gave Ocosta a penalty kick. Ness stepped up and slotted home the eventual game-winner for the rousing 2-1 victory.

“We’ve been improving our play in recent weeks and the girls really wanted to get the win for the seniors. Napavine is one of the top teams in the state and we were able to get them out of their offensive rhythm,” Ocosta head coach Mike King said, citing the play of seniors Ness, Natalie Carloza, Liv Bartley, Meghan Denny, Taeler Jardine and Nevaeh Smith on Senior Night. “We’ll miss them next year, but they still have goals to accomplish this year.”

Ocosta travels to Onalaska on Tuesday for a loser-out 2B District 4 Tournament game (time to be determined).

The game will also mark the long awaited return of Ocosta standout midfielder Kylee Denny, who has been out for approximately two-thirds of the season with a broken ankle.

Napavine 1 0 — 1

Ocosta 0 2 — 2


First half — 1, Napavine, Pancake (Kaut), 19th minute.

Second half — 2, Ocosta, Ness, 58th minute. 3, Ocosta, Ness, 80th minute.

Other games

Ilwaco 4, Raymond-South Bend 1