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Courtney Parsons and Capri Franzen combined to check Fort Vancouver on one hit as the Kelso Lassies rolled to an 18-0 five-inning victory in Greater St. Helens 3A League softball on Friday in Vancouver.

Kelso (4-3, 2-0 league) scored 12 runs in the third inning. The Lassies had 17 hits, and left two baserunners stranded. Kennedy Williams was 4-4 and scored four runs, Franzen was 3-3 with two home runs, four RBIs and scored four runs, and CJ Gutenberger was 3-4 with two doubles and four RBIs. Hailey Jackson was 2-3 with a home run and a double, and Kylie Mobbs was 2-2.

Defensive standout was third baseman Liz Olney, who threw out a baserunner from her knees for the game’s final out.

Kelso hosts Mountain View on Monday.

Ilwaco sweeps North Beach: The Fishermen turned away the Hyaks 13-2 in the opener and 11-7 in the nightcap of a Pacific League doubleheader on Friday in Ilwaco.

In the opener, Arianna Bell twirled a two-hitter with five strikeouts, and was 3-4 at the plate with two RBIs. Hannah Hines was 3-4 with an RBI, Jordyn Taft was 3-4, Kaytlenn Whelden was 2-3 with three RBIs, and Lindsy Agee was 2-3 with a walk.

In the nightcap, Gracie Barnett scattered seven hits and struck out four. Jaymie Patana was 2-2 with two walks and an RBI, Lexus Ryan was 2-3 with an RBI, Hines was 1-2 with two walks and an RBI, and Asu Herrera-Sanchez was 1-3 with a walk and two RBIs.


Chinooks sweep the Mules: The heroics of Tommy Brandenburg and Hayden Wilson helped to lift Kalama to a Central 2B League doubleheader sweep of Wahkiakum on Friday in Cathlamet.

Kalama (12-1, 8-1 league) won the opener 10-0 in five innings, and took the nightcap 6-0.

In the opener, Brandenburg needed only 49 pitches to check the Mules on one hit with five strikeouts. Wilson was 3-3 with a home run, double, five RBIs and two runs scored, and Shayden Jones was 2-3 with two stolen bases.

For Wahkiakum (6-4, 5-4 league), Luke Brown had the only hit. James Anderson allowed three hits and three earned runs with three strikeouts through three innings, and Damion Curl threw two innings of four-hit relief.

In the nightcap, Kalama scored five runs in the first two innings. Wilson was 2-3 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs, and Brandenburg was 2-4 with a triple and two runs. Brandenburg started and allowed four hits and struck out three in two innings. Noah Imboden tossed four innings of three-hit relief with five strikeouts, and Bradey Vance tossed a hitless inning of relief.

For the Mules, Brody Carlson started and went a third of an inning, allowing four walks and three earned runs. Damion Curl tossed 1 2/3 innings of one-hit, two earned run relief, and Anderson allowed an earned run on three hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Brown was 3-3, and Carlson hit 2-4.

Wahkiakum visits Toutle Lake on Wednesday, and Kalama entertains Hoquiam on Thursday at Lower Columbia College.

Woodland 6, Washougal 0: Ryan Cooney tossed a three-hitter with six strikeouts on 74 pitches as the Beavers coasted to a Greater St. Helens 2A League win on Friday in Woodland.

Woodland (6-6, 2-2 league) had nine hits. Christian Yager was 2-3 with a double and scored two runs, Travis Pitner was 2-2 with two RBIs and two runs, and Seth Volesky and Easton Ortega hit a double apiece.


Kelso 4, Fort Vancouver 1: Angel Hernandez scored the first and last goals as the Hilanders claimed a Greater St. Helens 3A League victory on Friday in Vancouver.

Hernandez scored off a feed from Mateo Victoriano in the first half as the Hilanders led 1-0 at the break.

“It was our best match of the season,” Kelso coach Kemal Vejo said. “We’re playing the way we’re supposed to, and the guys did I asked.”

In the second half, unassisted goals came from Alan Luff, Ricardo Valdovinos-Ciscernos, and Hernandez.

Kelso (2-6-2, 1-3-0 league), hosts Mountain View on Monday.

R.A. Long 3, Washougal 1: The Lumberjacks earned a Greater St. Helens 2A road win Friday with three second-half foals from Manny Alvarez, Damian Perez and Brady Anderson. Goalkeeper Juan Reyes had one save.

The Panthers scored early in the first half, but R.A. Long came out strong in the second. Alvarez scored in the 43rd minute, Perez in the 60th minute on a penalty kick, and Anderson in the 70th minute.

“Big credit to the boys, they kept their focus and composure,” coach Max Anderson said.

The coach also gave kudos to Amilyonno Puc and Ethan Chung. The Jacks (5-5-1, 4-3) host Woodland on Tuesday at Northlake Elementary.

Woodland 2, Ridgefield 0: The Beavers scored both goals in the first half of a Greater St. Helens 2A League match on Friday in Ridgefield.

Jackson Finn converted a feed from Gaige Pilot in the third minute, and Owen Terhorst added a penalty kick in the 23rd minute.

Treyson Thrall notched the shutout in goal with three saves.

Woodland is now 7-1-2, 5-1-0 in league.


Wolfpack Invitational: R.A. Long’s Tanner Rybnikar won the boys’ discus, and Kalama’s Tucker Halbert was tops in the boy’s pole vault in a 15-team meet held Friday in Tumwater.

Black Hills won the boys’ met with 114 points, followed by Yelm with 97. Kalama was fifth with 63, and RAL was seventh with 43.

Rybnikar won the discus with a toss of 133 feet 9, and Nicholas Sarysz was second in the 3200 in 9 minutes, 56.34 seconds.

Kalama’s Halbert vaulted 13-0 for the crown. Placing second for the Chinooks were Addison Smee (1600, 4:37.77), Richard Beverage (300 hurdles, 41.12), Nathan Anderson (javelin, 166-10), and Jonah Lucente (high jump, 5-10).

Timberline outscored Yelm 121-89 to win the girls’ meet. Kalama was 12th with 19 points, and RAL was 14th with eight.

RAL’s Kei-Li Carey was third in the discus at 96-2.

Finishing fourth for Kalama were Alexys Wetmore in the high jump (4-10), Ruby Jackson in the triple jump (32-0), and the 4x200 relay of Kailey Shipley, Melanie Martinez, Brooke Milohov and Jackson in 1:53.38.

John Ingram Invitational: Kelso’s Josiah Fisher set a freshman school record in the shot put, and Sam Chhim and Ally Harman won two events apiece at the nine-team meet hosted by Columbia River on Friday in Hazel Dell.

Skyview won the boys’ team title with 142 points, followed by Kelso with 121. Mark Morris was eighth with 25.

Fisher heaved the shot 47-feet-6 to better the old freshman school mark of 45-5 set by Colton Johnson in 2014. Chhim won the 100 (11.32 seconds) and long jump (20-8), Eli Keithley was tops in the 400 (53.75), and James Fenter took the triple jump at 39-5 ½.

Placing second for Kelso were Todd Johanson (discus, 141-5), Drew Tack (javelin, 150-9), Josh Webb (triple jump, 39-2), and the 4x400 relay of Colten Jorgenson, Marshall Coleman, Keithley and Joe Lease (3:38.93). Finishing third were Webb (pole vault, 12-6), McKinnley Franklin (shot put, 42-11), Joey Carroll (javelin, 147-10), and the 4x100 relay of Webb, Max Burgin, Coleman and Chhim (46.43).

For MM, George Mosier was fifth in the 100 in 11.78, and Keon Kent was fifth in the 200 in 24.57.

In the girls’ meet, Washougal slipped past Seton Catholic 122-119 to claim the team title. Kelso was third with 106, and MM finished eighth with 36.

Kelso’s Harman won the shot put (35-4 ½), discus (101-9), and was second in the javelin (105-4). Hailey Graham won the 300 hurdles in 50.64, and Erin Tack was tops in the javelin at 116-3. Alexis Kleven was second in the triple jump in 32-2 ½.

For MM, Heaven Burr won the 400 (1:02.87), and was second in the 100 (13.03) and 200 (27.82).


Columbia River 6, Mark Morris 0: The Monarchs were swept in a Greater St. Helens 2A League match on Friday in Hazel Dell.

No other match details were available.

MM is now 3-1, 0-1 in league.


Red Devils sweep Centralia: Nearly half of Lower Columbia College’s hits went for extra bases as the Red Devils claimed both ends of an NWAC South Region twinbill on Heerensperger Field on Friday at Tam O’Shanter Park.

LCC (17-6, 10-4) won the opener 9-6, and took the nightcap 15-10.

In the opener, the Red Devils had 12 hits including five for extra-bases. Lauren Lunt was 3-4 with a home run, double, two RBIs and three runs scored, and Saydie Harris was 2-3 with a home run and three runs. Kinzey Williams was 2-4, and Allie Hall and Sarah Russell each hit a double.

Trinity Naugle allowed three runs on five hits with a strikeout through four innings, and Nizhoni Wheeler gave up three runs on seven hits in three innings with a strikeout.

For Centralia, Toutle Lake’s Britzy Hockett was 2-4 with an RBI and two runs, and Shelby Levang was 0-4.

In the nightcap, the Red Devils scored 10 runs over the first three innings, and had 10 of their 20 hits go for extra-bases. Kami Gray was 4-4 with a home run and scored three times. Lunt was 4-5 with two doubles and four RBIs, Harris was 3-4 with two doubles, a home run, three RBIs and four runs, and Williams was 3-4. Skylar Hunter was 2-4 with a home run and two runs scored, Sarah Potwin hit two doubles and scored twice, and Ellie Conley added a home run.

Naugle allowed five earned runs on nine hits through four innings, and Wheeler gave up four earned runs in five hits with three strikeouts in three relief frames.

For Centralia, Hockett was 2-5 with a triple, and Levang was 2-3 with a double, an RBI and two runs.

The Red Devils visit Corban University for a doubleheader on Tuesday.


LCC two-times Centralia: Noah Andrews hit a combined 5 for 9 in the doubleheader as Lower Columbia College swept the Trailblazers in NWAC West Region play on Friday at David Story Field.

LCC (19-6, 6-2 region) won the opener 11-2, and took the nightcap 5-1. The games were moved to LCC after Ed Wheeler Field at Fort Borst Park was deemed unplayable after rain storms.

In the opener, the Red Devils collected 16 hits. Shane Jamison hit three doubles and collected two RBIs, GJ Hurst was 3-5 with a double and three runs scored, and DeShawn Johnson was 2-4 with two runs. Andrews was 2-5 with a double and two RBIs, Colin Floyd hit 2-4, Chase Matheney had a home run and two RBIs, Zach Threlfall had a double and three RBIs, and Trevor Paro added a double and scored twice.

Mitch Lines allowed six hits and two earned runs with three strikeouts through seven innings, and Mikey Callia Jr. allowed two hits in two relief innings.

For Centralia, Castle Rock’s Colton Titus was 2-4 with a two-run double in the fifth inning.

In the nightcap, LCC trailed 1-0 after five innings, but plated five runs in the sixth inning. Andrews was 3-4 with two doubles and two RBIs as the Red Devils had eight hits. Hurst was 2-3 with a double, and Paro added a double and two RBIs.

Justin Solt allowed one hit and struck out 11 through five innings, and Dakota Hawkins tossed two innings of hitless relief.

For Centralia, Titus was 0-4, scored a run and stole a base. Winlock’s Zach Weinert started and allowed two hits and struck out three in four innings, and Toutle Lake’s Zach Vetter allowed two earned runs on three hits with a strikeout in two-thirds of an inning.

LCC entertains Centralia in another twinbill on Sunday.

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Rick is a 29-year veteran of The Daily News, and the lead Lower Columbia College athletics reporter. In addition, he tracks former area prep athletes and assists several other beats. He is a Mark Morris grad with a business management degree from LCC.

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