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Kaden Vanderwerf only needed 81 pitches to strike out 13 over six innings of no-hit ball for the Lumberjacks (4-1 league, 7-2 overall) in their 13-1 Greater St. Helens 2A League road win in six innings over Columbia River on Friday.

The right-handed Vanderwerf threw a no-hitter last Saturday against Ridgefield, and has now tossed two such ballgames in seven days.

“The main thing with Kaden Vanderwerf is that his feet are solid on the ground, his head is never in the clouds,” Lumberjacks coach Mark Hulings said. “He’s always really humble.”

Jacob Childers hit a solo homer, his second of the year, while Tanner Hulings went 2-4 and Conner Wallace was 3-4.

Mark Morris 11, Montesano 4: Senior Dawson St. Jean helped the Monarchs (3-4 league, 5-6 overall) to their second consecutive GSHL 2A win with four RBI on three hits — one of them being a home run.

Anthony Morrow earned the win after fanning four over four innings with five hits and two runs allowed. Connor Stange pitched 2 ⅓ innings allowing three hits while striking out two and Ryan McCoy needed only one pitch to induce a game-ending double play.

Morrow, McCoy, Easton McClung and Brayden Harris each notched two hits. Morrow and Harris also scored two runs each, as did Noah Jenkins.

Evergreen 3, Kelso 0: Two teams combined for only nine hits in the pitcher’s duel which sunk Kelso (6-3 league, 6-6 overall) in their GSHL 3A road loss. River Liepa lasted 3 ⅔ innings, allowing three hits and two earned runs.

Cole Farley threw the other 2 1/3 innings and gave up one hit while striking out one. Zach Threlfall, Peyton Noah and Jace Dickson were 1-3, while Caden Silva and John Roberts went 1-2. The Hilanders face Prairie at home on Monday.

Washougal 7, Woodland 2: The middle innings were unkind to the Beavers (2-4 league, 6-4 overall), which is where they allowed five runs on five hits in their GSHL 2A loss.

Beavers starter Dustin Pitner lasted 3 ⅔ and struck out four with three earned runs and was relieved by Rio Syvertsen, who threw 1 ⅔ with one hit and one punchout. Senior Bryce Mulder recorded the final two outs with one strikeout.

Baily Huston crossed home in the first inning on a Pitner single, and Nolan Autrey scored in the third after Tristan Thomas singled to center in the third.

Castle Rock 2, La Center 1 (9 inn.): Colton Titus struck out nine over 6 ⅔ as the Rockets (6-3 league, 10-5 overall) starter before, Parker Patching finished with 2 ⅓ innings and the win in the Trico 1A victory.

Castle Rock notched eight hits, with Titus going 4-5 before Tanner Catlin’s game winning double scored Klay Beckers from third base.

“Yeah it was nice,” Rockets coach Chad Perdue said. “It kind of kept going, so nice to get the win in nine innings.”

Naselle 24, Mary M. Knight 0 (5 inn.): Donny Edwards was 3-3 with four RBI in the Comets’ (2-0 league, 5-3 overall) Coastal 1B League win, on top of earning the win on the bump where he pitched three innings with six strikeouts.

Corey Gregory pitched two innings of hitless relief, and also went 2-4 with 4 RBI at the plate. Ethan Lindstrom was 3-3 with 3 RBI, and Cole Dorman was 3-3 with 2 RBI.


Ridgefield 4, R.A. Long 3: Courtney Zimmerman’s two-RBI double in the sixth wasn’t enough to top the Spudders after they sprinkled in runs against Lumberjills starter Madysen Bjorge in the GSHL 2A loss.

Bjorge pitched six innings, striking out five, and received all of her run support in the sixth inning.

Brittnee Harvill recorded two hits, and Hileigh Todd walked twice, scoring on Zimmerman’s late game double. RAL (1-3 league, 4-6 overall) faces the two teams above them in the standings, Woodland and Hockinson, next week.

Kelso 4, Evergreen 1: Lassies’ starter Megan Holt hurled a perfect game until an error and an RBI single broke things up in the 7th inning. She struck out 15 in Kelso’s (6-0 league, 10-1 overall) GSHL 3A win at Tam O’Shanter Park.

“Nobody said anything, that’s kind of a jinx,” Kelso coach Dean Sorenson said. “Everyone was looking around like they knew what was going on.”

Holt allowed a lone hit, also going 2-2 at the plate. Kennedy Williams and Allison Paul were 2-3 with RBI each, while Kinzey Williams was 2-4 and Kapri Franzen smashed a pinch hit RBI triple. Kelso scored two runs in the fifth, and two more in sixth.

Mark Morris 10, Woodland 9: Shakayla Harris’s one-out single won it for the Monarchs (1-2 league, 2-5 overall) in the final inning of their GSHL 2A home win over the Beavers (1-3 league, 3-7 overall).

Makenna Kuljis pitched the first two frames for MM, fanning a pair while Stephanie Burns finished five innings with two earned runs and four punchouts. Beavers starter Cara Stubbs lasted three innings with nine hits and Daylin Siple threw for 3 ⅓ innings, striking out one batter.

Chloe Eddy went 4-4 with two runs and two RBI for Woodland, and both Justice Holcomb and Lila Russell were 2-4 with one RBI apiece.

Harris was 3-4 for MM, as were Shay Gleave and Stephanie Burns.

Toutle Lake 15, Toledo 0 (4 inn.); Toutle Lake 15, Toledo 0 (3 inn.): Kelsey Lee completed the twinbill opener allowing only two hits over four innings for a Central 2B win. The Ducks (13-3 league, 13-4 overall) saw big days abound, with a homer from Britzy Hockett in the opener and another from Shelby Levang in the nightcap.

Levang was 3-3 in the opener, Hockett was 2-3 and Ashlynn Dean went 2-3 with a pair of doubles while Sienna Rudd was 2-3 with a triple.

Dean started the nightcap and allowed only one hit over three innings. Levang was 1-2 with a home run, Katelynn Redmill was 1-1 with a 2-RBI triple and Kaylee Florek went 1-2 with a 3-RBI triple.

Naselle 15, Ilwaco 7; Naselle 19, Ilwaco 4 (3 inn.): The Comets won both games of their doubleheader, and nearly everyone on Naselle’s roster crossed in an opener that Tayler Ford started with nine hits and five strikeouts over four innings.

Holly Disch pitched a hitless inning of relief with two strikeouts.

Disch started the nightcap, throwing 2 2/3 innings and Ford recorded the final out.


Columbia River 5, Mark Morris 1: Alexis Troy won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 singles and the Monarchs drop to 1-1 in GSHL 2A play and 2-1 overall.

Centralia 6, Three Rivers Christian 0: Abby McCracken lost 6-4, 6-3. in No. 2 singles while Hannah Cathcart and Olivia Cathcart lost 6-3, 6-2.

Track and Field

Cotton Invitational: Colton Johnson broke the school record for the second time this week with a throw of 166 feet, 6 inches, which is also a meet record at Grant High School in Portland. The Hilanders boys placed first as a team while the girls were second.

Tayla Beavers set the meet record in the pole vault, and a personal record, vaulting 11-6. Johnson also placed first in the shot put with a distance of 53-1.5.

Sam Chhim finished first with a long jump of 20-6.25.

Kelso’s 4x400 meter team of Sonny Chhim, Sam Chhim, Dylon Ward, Brett Hallett placed first with a time of 3 minutes, 33.60 seconds. Josh Webb’s 12-0 pole vault was also good for first place.

Kirstin Mury’s 127-5 javelin throw, Carlee Sams’ 12.80-second 100-meter dash and her 26.30-second 200-meter were good for first in the girls’ events. Kahler Kirk was first in the 3000-meter, timed at 11:23.84, and Sarra Soladey’s 50.21 300-meter hurdles time was a top finish, along with Harlei Harrington’s 31-2.5 shot put.

Kalama Twilight Invitational: Kalama’s Kaelyn Shipley broke her own school and Class 2B record in javelin with a throw of 158-5. Jasmine Cooper broke the school record in 200-meter with a time of 26.71 seconds, behind Woodland’s Julia Stepper, who clocked in at 26.13. Stepper also placed first in the 100, timed at 12.58 seconds.

Mark Morris’ Mary VandenBerg placed first in the 800 (2:29.27) and the 1,600 (5:28.27). Ilwaco’s 4x100 relay team of Elizabeth McMullen, Eliza Bannister, Anessa Woodby and Alayna Marsh took first with a time of 53.07 seconds and first in the 4x400 (4:19.58).

Kaytlenn Whelden, McMullen, Woodby and Marsh brought Ilwaco first in the 4x200m as well, timed at 1:52.19. Nicole Guthrie’s 5-2 high jump was good enough to top her event, and Stepper’s 18-1.5 long jump brings Woodland four top finishes for the girls.

Beavers senior Jacob Davis also placed first in the boys 110 hurdles, timed at 15.58. Kalama senior Jarod Hulsizer put up a season-best with his first place in the 3,200 (10:33.51).

Ethan Sterkel, of R.A. Long, placed first with a 6-0 high jump and 21-8 long jump, while RAL senior Christopher Ofstun also topped the field after a 141-4 discus throw.

Boys Soccer

Prairie 1, Kelso 0: Carlos Cruz had four saves but Kelso (1-5 league, 4-8 overall) lost possession with 15 minutes left. Prairie took full advantage and clinched their win.

“I think we played well,” Hilanders coach Kemal Vejo said. “I can’t say that the boys didn’t play hard, they really did.”

College Softball

LCC sweeps the Chokers: Jessica Gibson twirled a no-hitter in the opener, and the Red Devils collected 12 hits in the nightcap as Lower Columbia College swept Grays Harbor in NWAC South Region softball at Heerensperger Field on Friday at Tam O’Shanter Park.

LCC (10-8, 8-6 region) won the opener 8-0 in five innings, and took the nightcap 10-2 in six innings.

Gibson struck out four batters, walked one and hit a batter. She also helped her cause with a solo homer. LCC had eight hits, with Christine Robbins crushing a pair of home runs. Robbins drilled a two-run shot in the first inning, and added a grand slam in the fourth.

In the nightcap, the Devils exploded for six runs in the fifth inning. LCC had 12 hits, with Marissa Gardner collecting two including a double and three RBIs. Mariah Mendez added two hits and two RBIs, Bailey Hockett and Cheyanne Gilbertson had two hits apiece, Robbins drove in two runs, and Shanay Dotson stole two bases.

Gibson started and allowed five hits and struck out four through three innings. Taylor Brooks tossed three innings of one-hit relief for the victory.

The Red Devils host Mount Hood at Tam O’Shanter Park today.

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