Weekend Sports Roundup: Blancas leads Montesano to district title

Also: GHC baseball splits weekend series with Centralia; Aberdeen football announces team awards

Montesano golfer Hailey Blancas had the two lowest scores of the match to lead the Bulldogs to a district title at the 1A District 4 Championship Meet on Thursday at Oaksridge Golf Course in Elma.

Blancas was clearly the best golfer on the course during the two-day event, shooting an 86 on Day 1 followed by the lowest round of the meet, an 84, on the second day for a 36-hole total of 170.

Blancas’ score bested King’s Way Christian’s Riley Philbrook (88, 90 178) by eight strokes and scored 30 points for the Bulldogs, who won a district title with 79.3 points.

Monte’s McKenna Wecker also had a solid competition for the Bulldogs, placing fourth with a two-day score of 200, scoring 16.3 points for the Bulldogs.

In total, Monte had four golfers place in the top 10 with Bailey Farmer (103, 103 206) placing eighth followed closely by Kaylee Lane (98, 109 207 in ninth place.

Myah Gallinger (110, 104 214) rounded out Monte’s top five, finishing in 13th place and showing the depth of the Bulldogs team as each of Monte’s five golfers scored points in the match.

Hoquiam placed third overall with 33.3 points.

The Grizzlies were led by Jillian Cobb, who shot an even 200 (104, 96) to place in fifth behind Wecker (based on tiebreaker).

Ainsley Estes also had a strong performance for Hoquiam, taking seventh place with scores of 104 and 97 for a total of 201.

Hoquiam’s Minh Thi Butler contributed three points to the Grizzlies third-place finish, shooting 220 (105, 115) to place 18th.

The Elma Eagles placed fifth with 27.5 points, led by Ella Moore’s 10th place finish.

Moore (110, 98 208) led a quartet of Eagles golfers that placed in the top 20 to score points for Elma.

Torrey Thompson (12th, 109, 104 113), Klover Johnson (16th, 104, 114 218) and Camberly Burgess (19th, 109, 116 225) also placed in the top 20 for the Eagles.

La Center’s Sabrina Joner (97, 96 193) placed third as the Wildcats finished with 28 points overall in fourth place.

A mere eight strokes separated the fourth through 10th-place golfers in the tightly contested meet.


Stevenson 2, Montesano 0

Montesano’s season ended in the consolation round of the 1A District 4 Tournament with a 2-0 loss to Stevenson on Friday.

The game was scoreless until the second half, when Stevenson took the lead on goals in the 68th and 70th minutes.

Montesano struggled to find much offense on Friday, only managing three shots in the game to Stevenson’s 16.

The Bulldogs also failed to capitalize on set pieces as six Monte corner kicks came up fruitless.

Montesano goal keepers Dalton Harris and Mateo Sanchez combined to make seven saves in the game as nine of Stevenson’s 16 shots were on goal.

The Bulldogs finished the season with a 4-9 overall record.


Centralia 9, Grays Harbor 2

Grays Harbor lost the first game of a doubleheader 9-2 to Centralia College on Saturday in Centralia.

Caleb Berry went 2-for-4 to lead Grays Harbor with Chase Cleveringa going 1-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI triple.

Trevor Barth took the loss, allowing six runs (four earned) on eight hits, a walk and two strikeouts.

Grays Harbor (6-10 overall, 5-9 NWAC West) trailed 6-0 after three innings and were out hit by Centralia (8-10, 8-10) 13-5 in the game.

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Centralia 303 010 11x — 9 13 4

Grays Harbor 11, Centralia 9

Grays Harbor won the night cap of a doubleheader 11-9 in seven innings over Centralia on Saturday in Centralia.

The Chokers did their damage in three innings, scoring three runs in the top of the third and four runs in each of the fourth and seventh innings.

GHC catcher Nolan Baugher led the way for the Grays Harbor offense, going 3-for4 with a triple, a run scored and three RBI.

Preston Vine (2-4, 3RBI), Peyton Brock (1-3, 2B, R, 4RBI) and Aidan McMurdo (1-4, 2B, 2R) also had significant contributions to the Chokers’ offensive effort in the game.

GHC starting pitcher Luke Stutesman picked up the win for the Chokers, allowing four runs (two earned) on five hits with a walk and three strikeouts in four innings pitched.

Ty Preece (2IP, 2R, 0ER, 3H) pitched two innings of relief before giving way to closer Andrew Shanrock, who allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits with a walk in one inning pitched to earn the save.

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Centralia 14, Grays Harbor 0

Grays Harbor College lost the first game of a twin bill with Centralia College 14-0 in seven innings on Sunday at Olympic Stadium in Hoquiam.

Two big innings spelled doom for GHC as the Chokers allowed four runs in the third and eight runs in the sixth inning.

Centralia’s Joe Pierce (4IP, 0R, 0H, 4K, 3BB) and Matthew Obst (3IP, 0R, 0H, 8K) combined to no-hit the Chokers.

Colin Hoover took the loss for GHC, allowing 10 runs (nine earned) on seven hits, four walks and five strikeouts in five innings pitched.

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Grays Harbor 000 000 0 — 0 0 2

Grays Harbor 8, Centralia 1

After being no-hit in the first game, Grays Harbor College responded by jumping on Centralia pitching early in an 8-1 victory in the second game of a twin bill on Sunday in Hoquiam.

After scoring a run on a Peyton Brock double in the bottom of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead, Grays Harbor scored five in the third on a two-run single from Brock, a two-run triple by Nolan Baugher and an RBI single off the bat of Chase Cleveringa.

With the Chokers leading 6-1 in the sixth, Baugher doubled home Brock and Cameron Denny to put the Chokers up 8-1.

That was more than enough run support for Grays Harbor starter Tyler Garcia, who allowed one earned run on two hits with four strikeouts and didn’t walk a batter in pitching a seven-inning complete game.

The top half of the GHC batting order did the bulk of the damage in Sunday’s night cap as the first five Chokers went a combined 13-for-19 with seven runs scored and eight RBI.

Denny (3-3, 2R), Brock (3-4, 2B, 2R, 3RBI) and Baugher (3-4, 2B, 3B, R, 4RBI) each had three hits in the game.

The Chokers out hit Centralia 15-2 to split the four-game weekend series.

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Grays Harbor 105 002 x — 8 15 0

Other scores

1A District 4 Boys Soccer Third-Place Match

La Center 0, Elma 0 (La Center wins on penalty kicks 5-4)

Men’s College Basketball

Grays Harbor 65, Tacoma 58 (Friday)


Aberdeen names 2021 team award winners

The Aberdeen High School football team named its team award winners for the 2020 season over the weekend.

The winners are as follows:

Frosh Inspirational Award — Jakob Bowers & Nolan Cook

Frosh Captains — Jakob Bowers, Nolan Cook, Tyler Bates, Kobe Delahante, Jabron Brooks, Michael Leontyv

Most Improved Offense — Jeremy Sawyer

Most Improved Defense — Ricky Edmondson, Seth Brown

Al Ecklund (Coaches Award) — Eli Brown

Guy Bingham (Special Teams) — Alex Neeley

Lineman (Jason McEndoo) — Jaden Hoseney

John Mashin (Toughness) — Jaden Hoseney and Liam Heikkila

Perry Clark (Student-Athlete), Picked by Comptroller — Tydus Morrow, Connar Sherman, Garrett Springer

Adin Marshal (Captains) — Jaden Hoseney, Alex Neeley, Austin Neeley, Kaiden Schubert

Black Lion (The Team Comes First) — Tydus Morrow

George Savage (Inspirational) — Tydus Morrow