Rainier girls’ basketball star Desirae Hansen was selected to Oregon’s Class 3A all-state team, voted on by coaches. The junior guided her team to the state quarterfinals by averaging 18.6 points, 14.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists. Rainier won a district championship and finished the year 23-5.
State champion Blanchet Catholic coach Ron Hittner was named coach of the year and Sophia Poole was a co-player of the year with Salem Academy’s Sydney Brown.
Skyview 10, R.A. Long 0: The Lumberjacks hit the ball hard but missing players to injury and illness bit on the other side of things, as Class 4A Skyview pelted RAL with 10 runs. Andrew Walling, Jacob Childers, Parker Reeves and Mikael Elliott all picked up hits for the Jacks.
“Our main goal was to get out here healthy,” RAL coach Mark Hulings said. “Ten run speaks for itself. We’ll put it behind us and our season starts Monday.”
The Jacks face Washougal in a GSHL 2A opener at the Lumberyard.
Wahkiakum 7, Pe Ell/Willapa Valley 5: In the conclusion of a previously suspended game, the Mules tallied two runs in the final two innings to top the state runner-up Titans in a Central 2B League battle.
Picking up in the top of the fifth, PWV scored on a wild pitch before Terris Record and James Anderson shut it down. Anderson finished 2 for 3 at the plate, Jacob Cavendar was 3 for 3 with three RBI, Luke Brown, Hank Ferguson and Ashden Neimeyer also added an RBI each.
Naselle 5, Ocosta 1: Donny Edwards dealt four innings of one-hit ball before Cole Dorman finished off with just one earned run in the final three innings as the Comets held on for a nonleague win.
Carson Bergeson and Ethan Lindstrom each tallied two RBI and Chase Haataia went 2 for 2 with a pair of runs scored.
“We played some stellar defense behind our pitching,” Naselle coach Randy Lindstrom said. “We also had some timely hitting.”
Ocosta 11, Naselle 1 (5 inn.): Hailey Weston went 2 for 2 at the plate, Holly Disch added a double and Michelle Carter also picked up a hit in a nonleague loss for the Comets. Tayler Ford tossed five innings in the circle and struck out five.
Track and field
Tiger Invitational in Battle Ground: The Woodland girls finished fifth as a team with 50 points, R.A. Long’s boys placed eighth with 29 points and the Woodland boys finished 10th with 23 points in a 20-team meet Saturday. Camas won both the boys’ and girls’ team races. Castle Rock, Woodland, Mark Morris and R.A. Long all competed in the event.
On the boys’ side, local winners included Woodland’s Jacob Davis, who finished the 110-meter hurdles in 15.59 seconds to edge out Tyler Flanagan, and R.A. Long’s Ethan Sterkel, who topped the long jump field by nearly 3 feet with a mark of 21 feet, 4.5 inches. Sterkel also placed second in the high jump.
Local girls had just one winner — Woodland’s Julia Stepper, who put up a mark of 17-3 in the long jump. She also placed second in the 100-meter dash and fourth in the 200. Woodland’s Nicole Guthrie finished second in the high jump.
LCC sweeps Edmonds at Story Field: The Red Devils picked up 5-4 and 3-0 wins at home Saturday behind some strong pitching performances in non-regional play.
“I think it was a good bounceback,” LCC coach Eddie Smith said. “We still have a really long way to go but it’s good to be in a couple close games like that and get that experience. “
In the opener, LCC’s Jarred Akin allowed just three hits in five innings of shutout ball to earn the win before Anthony Garcia held down the fort through the final four frames. The Red Devils picked up all the support they would need when Ricky Muzzy scored on a balk in the first inning but they decided to add a couple more in the third and fourth innings.
Muzzy crossed home again on a JT Strickler single in the third and Steve Robinson added one more on a Muzzy single in the fourth. Muzzy finished 3 for 4 while Strickler, Robinson and Cameron Campbell added hits.
In the nightcap, Anthony Brink tossed the complete game for LCC, striking out three over seven innings. Just one of the four runs he allowed were earned. Muzzy again added a pair of runs scored on two walks while Campbell went 2 for 4 with two RBI and two runs, Strickler went 2 for 3 and Jordan Barchus added an RBI.
LCC scored all five of its runs in the third and fourth innings, as Muzzy and Campbell crossed home in the third on a Barchus single and an error by the Edmonds left fielder. Campbell’s double in the fourth then drove home Muzzy and Kyle Sandstrom. Edmonds’ four-run fifth inning aided by an error wasn’t enough to stop LCC.