Wednesday Roundup: Willapa Valley girls win team title at sub-district meet

Also: Grays Harbor College wrestlers at nationals; GHC golfers at Bandon Dunes

Seven different Willapa Valley Vikings won individual titles at the 1B D4 Sub-District Championships on Tuesday in Raymond.

The Willapa Valley girls ran away with the overall team title, scoring 148 points to outpace Mossyrock (110) and Naselle (66), which placed second and third, respectively.

Willapa Valley event winners on the girls team were Emily Wilson (400 meters, 1:03.04 PR), Brooklyn Strozyk (1600, 6:15.97), Brooklyn Patrick (300 hurdles, 57.07), Hannah Hamilton (shot put, 35-00), Lanissa Amacher (discus, 89-10) and Emily Howell (high jump, 4-02).

The Vikings boys team was led by Chris Western, who won the pole vault with a personal-best mark of 13 feet, six inches.

Willapa Valley’s boys team placed fourth with 53 points.

Naselle (190), Mossyrock (116) and Pe Ell (64) placed first through third, respectively.

Willapa Valley will compete in the 1B Quad-District Championship meet at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma.

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GHC takes fourth at SWOCC Spring Invitational

The Grays Harbor College men’s golf team got the full experience of playing at the famed Bandon Dunes on the coast of southern Oregon.

The Chokers battled the wind, rain, hail and sun to place fourth overall at the Southwest Oregon Community College Spring Invitational May 8-9.

Michael Jump (76-79) led the way for GHC with five birdies while Treyton Moss (77-78) added three birdies for the Chokers. Both Jump and Moss tied for eighth place, shooting 155 (plus-11) over two rounds.

Grays Harbor’s Ryan Feyrer finished in 18th place with a 160 and Nolan King shot 176 to place 28th.

“I can’t say enough about this team and how hard they work,” GHC head coach Ann Swanson said. “It is quite a feat going into these events shorthanded with just the four and being as competitive as we are. We are looking forward to seeing what we can do at the conference.”

Bellevue College won team honors with a score of 594 (plus-18) and Carson Linville of Skagit Valley College was the medalist with a 139 (minus-5).

In the women’s competition, Grays Harbor golfers Jillian Cobb (plus-58) and Kaylee Lane (plus-74) placed 15th and 19th, respectively.

Next up for the Chokers men’s team is the NWAC Conference Championships May 22-23 at Apple Tree Golf Course in Yakima.

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Grays Harbor competes at women’s national championships

The Grays Harbor women’s wrestling team sent a small contingent to the UWW Women’s National Championships at the Will Rogers Memorial Arena in Ft Worth, Texas.

The champion at each weight class will be representing the United States at the U23 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria this summer.

The Chokers came away with two medalists. Freshman Marissa Riojas placed eighth. Riojas lost to Haley Corona from Utah, a former USA world team member, by a score of 10-0.

“Marissa has had a fantastic season. This is her third placing at a major event this season. She placed third at both the Junior College and the NCWA College Championships this year. She continues to get tougher every time she steps on the mat,”GHC head coach Kevin Pine said.

The team’s other medalist in the two-day event was Julian Yates who placed sixth. This is Yates first All-American performance of her career.

“I am so happy for her. She does everything and then some with her training. She has consistently had the tough draws and it has not worked out for her, but she was the tough draw this time around,” Pine said.

Yates dropped a close 11-8 decision to Nia Perez of Rhode Island in the fifth/sixth-place match.

The Choker Wrestling Club placed 21st in the 51 team event.

Also competing was Jocelyn Fierro and Andrea Jones who both went 1-4 on the weekend.

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