Castle Rock, facing its second straight road game, faced fatigue. Kalama was eager to wipe one of two losses’ during last year’s state title run off the slate.
The nonleague volleyball contest proved just as thrilling as the paper might suggest, as the Rockets held off the Chinooks 25-23, 20-25, 25-14, 21-25, 15-12 on Tuesday in Kalama.
“We got back at 11:30 last night (from Montesano) and really struggled starting off,” Rockets coach Jeana Bayes said. “We were able to pull through and it was good learning lesson to be able to fight.”
Auna Dolan had a quadruple-double (11 kills, 12 blocks, 13 assists, 11 digs), Zoe Naugle had 12 kills and eight blocks, Logann Golden had 22 digs and 11 kills and Ranae Holter had 20 assists and six digs. Rachel Anderson had 11 service points.
Kalama got 49 assists from sophomore setter Amanda Killinen, whose elder sister, Danica, had 15 kills and 23 digs of her own. Marlee Vickers had 14 kills and 12 digs and Kapio Wetmore had 11 kills and five blocks.
“I’m really proud of my girls,” Kalama coach Jeni O’Neil said. “They showed they have some fight in them.”
Wahkiakum 3, South Bend 2: Set scores were 20-25, 25-15, 25-18, 15-25, 15-11 in the nonleague match. Ellie Leitz had seven kills while Macie Elliott had five kills and Charlie Ashe with two kills.
Woodland 3, Mark Morris 0: Taylor Foster dominated with 12 kills, two blocks, three aces and eight digs as the Beavers got the 25-8, 25-8, 25-17 sweep. Vanessa Franke had seven kills and three blocks, Emma Swett had seven kills, five aces, and eight assists. Nicole Guthrie added eight assists while Elyse Booker had 17 digs.
Mark Morris 5, Woodland 0: Heaven Burr notched a first-half hat trick with goals in the second minute, eighth minute and 30th minute. Mary VandenBerg assisted on the first, Chloe Harris on the second and Katie Troy on the third. Harris scored twice in the second half, with an assist from Olivia Bollinger in the 65th minute and Kalina Makaiwi in the 75th minute. Beavers goalkeeper Gwen Elkinton had 16 saves and Woodland coach Fred Jenkins considers midfielder Emmersyn Finn to have been a standout as well.
Central 2B meet at Rainier, Wash.: The Toledo boys placed third with a team score of 96 in the 5,000 meters. Nicholas Marty paced the Indians with a time of 18:45.20 and finished fourth, ahead of Toledo’s Cody Harris (21:18.55), Winlock’s Colby Cook (21:56.02) and Toledo’s Brayden Branhall (23.30.05). For the Toledo girls, Andrea Jones timed a 29:41.22, good for 16th place.
Lewisville Park meet: Kelso’s Colten Jorgenson paced the men’s 5000 meters with a time of 17:54 and Kelso finished fourth with a team score of 57. Jared Masterson timed a 19:03 and Jimmy Peabody (19:11), Christian Freund (19:25.80), Alan Luff (19:31) and Damien Pulido (19:43) rounded out the squad.
Kelso girls’ finished second with a team score of 59, paced by Kahler Kirk, who clocked in at 20:44, just 6 seconds behind the day’s leader. Rounding out Kelso’s squad were Kyla Shoddy (22:32), Julia Hallowell (23:23), Racheal Johnson (23:45) and Jordyn Dole (23:58).
Oregon Episcopal Invitational: The Columbian boys placed fifth with a team score of 153, paced by Jaedan Abel’s 19:11.41 finish in the 5-kilometer race. Thomas Souther timed (20:05.83) and Chase Kellar (21:30.16) also ran well. The Rainier girls’ placed fifth with a team score of 131, paced by Valeri Hutchins (25:00.71), Sydney Crawford (28:42.63) and Ariana Kneeland (29:44.01).
2B meet at Toutle Lake: Ilwaco’s girls shined in an event win with 22 points, but so did Ducks runner Meleah Kandoll, who won the 2.75-mile race by more than a minute, clocking in at 19:12.15. Ilwaco’s Alex Carper’s 20:18.85 was second-best, and Ilwaco teammate Estella Sheldon followed with a time of 20:55.37. Ellie Hiatt led Wahkiakum, timed at 22:20.80, and Alison Houghum’s 22:29.46 led Kalama.
On the boys’ side, Kalama freshman Addison Smee led with a time of 16:18.52, followed by teammate Isaac Lozier’s 16:25.86. Toutle Lake’s Henry Foultner finished third at 16:28.66 and Ilwaco’s Daniel Whiting finished fourth, timed at 17:02.18. Mules runner Luis Rodriguez timed 23:12.64. Ilwaco won the boys’ event with 30 points.
Jeff Hudson Invitational at Heron Lakes: Jaret Rakoz paced the Hilanders at Tri-Mountain Golf Course with an 81, while Braxton Martin shot an 83 and Trevor Hooper shot 87.
Kalama 187, Hoquiam 192: Hayden Johnson medaled for the Chinooks in their win at Lewis River Golf Course after shooting a nine-hole 42. Austin Tucker shot a 44.
Mark Morris 4, W.F. West 2: Gabe Slind won 6-1, 6-0, Ben Haukas captured a victory 6-1, 6-1, and Jaden King and Tino Cemulini got a W 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 with a 7-5 tiebreaker.
Capital 131, Mark Morris 64, R.A. Long 25: Mark Morris’ Kiara Pereault took first in the 100-yard backstroke, timing a 1:12.23 and teammate Bella Schafer led the 100-yard backstroke, clocking in at 1:25.89. Danessa Brickert, Paige Curley, Alyssa Davis, Miranda Roseman and Maddy Schreier all had multiple district qualifying times for MM as well.
“It was a lot closer than the score makes it look like.” — Woodland girls’ soccer coach Fred Jenkins after a 5-0 loss to Mark Morris.