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Shelby Vermeulen’s 38th-minute goal proved to be the winner as Lower Columbia College held on to a 1-0 win over Tacoma in NWAC West Region women’s soccer on Wednesday at Northlake Field.

Kayla Willis provided the assist on the goal. Kennedy Werner made six saves to keep the shutout, and the Devils outshot Tacoma 7-6.

The victory improves the Devils to 5-3-1 (16 points) in region play, sitting two points — with a game in hand — behind Tacoma for the third spot. Overall, the Devils improve to 7-4-1.

LCC travels to Tukwila to play Highline at Starfire Sports Complex.


Pierce 3, Lower Columbia 0: The Devils seven-game win streak was snapped in a 25-21, 25-19, 25-13 road sweep on Wednesday. LCC dropped to 5-1 in West Region play, and sit a game back of Pierce. The Devils are 22-5 overall.

On Wednesday, LCC was held to a .120 kill percentage, with Ashlynn Cantwell tallying eight kills on 30 attacks, Des Reab had seven kills on 14 attacks and Cassie Thompson had six kills on 26 attempts.

Macey Wright finished with 26 assists and seven digs, and Karli Hall had nine digs. Pierce had a .268 kill percentage.

The Devils travel to Green River on Friday.


Ilwaco 2, Astoria JV 0: Elle Personius scored twice in the Fishermen victory on Wednesday. She scored in the 39th and 76th minutes. Goalkeeper Faith Richardson made two saves to keep the shutout.

Winlock 9, Life Christian 5: Alexa Barragan scored a hat trick in the Cardinals’ high-scoring Central 2B League victory. Makayla Allbritton and Gabby Cruz each scored twice, and Angela Gil-Munoz and Brenda Cuadra added scores.

Winlock led 4-2 at halftime.

“It was crazy; we finally stepped up,” Winlock coach Brian Ziese said. “Alexa’s been doing all the scoring, but it was nice to have other people get in there. Makayla scored first, so that was cool for her as a senior.”

Kelso 3, Hudson’s Bay 0: Matisyn Ohlson and Tally Connors each netted a goal and an assist as the Lassies got back on track in the Greater St. Helens 3A League victory. Natalie Chavez also scored in the 37th minute, and the Lassies led 1-0 at halftime.

Ally Harman made one save to keep the shutout.

“I just want to praise the whole team,” coach Kemal Vejo said. “They played a full game, 80 minutes of hard work.”

Onalaska 6, Toutle Lake 0: Erica Thwaites and Natalie Higgins were standouts in the Central 2B League defeat. Toutle trailed 2-0 at hafltime, and dropped to 1-11.


GSHL 2A meet at Woodland: R.A. Long ran the table in a dual meet on Wednesday. The Lumberjills topped Mark Morris 20-36, and Woodland ran incomplete. The Lumberjacks won 19-41 over Mark Morris and 18-41 over Woodland.

Mark Morris edged Woodland’s boys on a sixth-man tiebreaker after the first five runners tied 28-28.

Leading the RAL girls was Kierrla Yates, who won the 5,000-meter race in 21 minutes, 39.7 seconds. She was followed by Miranda Lomax in second (23:19.5) and Isabel Carleton in third (24:06.09). Madison Pittman was also fifth (24:59.8) for the Jills.

MM’s girls were paced by Olivia Fitzgerald in fourth (34:54.59) and Josie Boultinghouse in ninth (28:35.09). Woodland’s top girl was Rachel Tracy in eighth (27:33.59).

On the boys’ side, Nicholas Sarysz won the race for RAL, clocking a 17:47.3. He was followed by Mitchell Bergquist in second (17:51.7), Zach Hayden in fourth (17:58.7) and Thayer Derosier in fifth (18:00.2).

MM got strong runs from Kameron Werner (third, 17:54.5) and Eric Bauman (eighth, 18:34.09). Woodland had top-10 finishes from Parker Owen (sixth, 18:23), Tuff Biddix (seventh, 18:33.9) and David Yager (ninth, 18:37.59).

Trico meet at Lewisville Park: Castle Rock’s boys and girls finished third in the four-team league meet in Vancouver.

Jeran Keogh paced the Rocket boys, placing fourth in the 5,000-meter race (18:23). Colby Cook (18th, 19:43) and Aaron Ross (19th, 19:44) followed.

Amy Blodgett paced the Rocket girls (11th, 22:25), with Hannah Lair (18th, 25:28) and Debera Beer (19th, 26:01) following.


Camas 13, R.A. Long 7: The Lumberjills fell in the GSHL title match, despite tallying 15 hits on Wednesday. Mylee Paxson was 3 for 3 with two RBIs, and Hope Childers had two hits with two RBIs. The Jills play in the district championship against Camas on Tuesday in Camas. The game is slated for 3 p.m.

Mark Morris 12, Battle Ground 0: Star Littleleaf was 3 for 3 with a pair of runs and Sarah Russell was 2-3 with three RBIs and a double in the GSHL win. Mackynzee Powell went 2-3 with a pair of RBIs and a double, Lily Wenzlick went 2-3 with a double and Kaytlynn Crow was 3-3 with three RBIs. Breanna Greenwalt had a home run, two RBIs, and went 2-2.


GSHL meet at Gaither Pool: The Lassies had six new district-qualifying times and two event wins in the five-team meet on Wednesday in Kelso.

Emily Russell won the 200 freestyle in 2 minutes, 21.85 seconds, and Shayla Kazensky put up 165 points in diving to win that event. Russell was also honored as a senior, along with Genna Aldrich, Natylee Cattin, Allison Power, Chloe Hause and Donata Glaese.

Aldrich (200 IM), Carli Williams (50 freestyle), Aurora Sandoz (100 backstroke), Glaese (100 backstroke), Tannah White (100 backstroke) and Jordan Sandoz (100 breaststroke) had new district qualifying times.

GSHL meet at DMMP: Mark Morris and R.A. Long split the six-team dual meet on Wednesday at Dick Mealy Memorial Pool.

MM won 126-29 and 129-21 over Heritage and Evergreen, respectively, and lost to Union and Mountain View 106-63 and 89-78. R.A. Long won 98-37 over Heritage and 101-28 over Evergreen. Losses came 121-38 to Union and 108-51 to Mountain View.

Posting new district qualifying times were Sarah LaSarge (50 freestyle) and Dahlia Prince (500 freestyle).

The MM 400 freestyle relay of Cara Kittelson, Maddy Schreier, Mariah Roseman and Alyssa davis won in 4:32.87, and Davis won the 500 freestyle in 6:24.30.

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