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Clatskanie’s Cooper Blodgett sprinted his way to a pair of state titles at the Oregon 3A Track and Field State Championships at Mount Hood College on Saturday in Gresham.

Blodgett won the 100 meters in 11.23 seconds and the 200 in 22.59.

Jacob Bruce had fourth place finishes in the 200 (23.07) and long jump (20-3 ¼), Trent Berntsen was sixth in the 1500 (4 minutes, 22.75 seconds) and seventh in the 800 (2:05.75), and Jonathan Moravec was 12th in the javelin (132 feet). The 4x400 relay of Bruce, Moravec, Berntsen and Blodgett was eighth in 3:35.44).

St. Mary’s won the boys’ team title with 49 points, followed by Amity with 47.33. Clatskanie placed seventh with 36, and Rainier was 21st with 12.

Rainier’s Easton Crape finished third in the shot put at 48-2 ½, Spencer Lentini was fourth in the pole vault at 12-feet, and Connor Rea placed seventh in the high jump at 5-8.

In the girls’ meet, St. Mary’s won the team title with 79 points, followed by Sutherlin with 60.

Clatskanie’ Natalie Katon was ninth in the shot put with a heave of 36-6 ¼.

3A Bi-District: Kelso’s Drew Tack, Josiah Fisher and Natalie Fraley all punched their respective tickets to state after qualifying from the West-Central/Southwest Bi-District Championships which concluded at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner on Saturday.

The top five finishers in each event move on to the 3A State Track and Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School beginning Thursday in Tacoma.

Tack finished second in the javelin with a personal-best throw of 167 feet 8, and Fisher was fourth in the shot put at 47-11 ¾.

Gig Harbor won the boys’ team title with 100 points, followed by Lincoln with 92. Kelso was ninth with 29 points.

In the girls’ meet, Fraley finished fourth in the pole vault with a personal-best 9-6.

Central Kitsap claimed the girls’ team crown with 79 points, followed by Peninsula with 61. Kelso placed 17th with 19.5.

2A District Championships: Woodland claimed a combined four titles, with R.A. Long and Mark Morris grabbing one crown apiece from the meet which concluded Friday in Washougal.

The top four finishers in each event advance to the 2A State Track and Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School beginning Thursday in Tacoma.

In the boys’ meet, Ridgefield beat Washougal 88-79 for the team title. Woodland was third with 72 points, RAL was ninth with 23, and MM placed 11th with three.

Winners for Woodland were Tyler Flanagan (300 hurdles, 39.08), Jason Bowman (javelin, 179-08), and Alexzander Bishop (high jump, 6-6). Placing second were Judeah Sanders (pole vault, 14-0), Isaac Hall (triple jump, 43-3), and Flanagan (110 hurdles, 15.0), and placing third was Jacob Bowman in the shot put at 46-10.

RAL’s Nicholas Sarysz won the 1600 (4:24.89), and placed third in the 3200 in 9:47.41. Finishing fourth were Seth Klander (300 hurdles, 40.95), and Isaac Hall (110 hurdles, 15.9).

Wsahougal won the girls’ team title with 109.5, followed by Tumwater with 88. MM was fifth with 36, Woodland was eighth with 33, and RAL was 11th with 14.

MM’s Heaven Burr won the 200 (26.27), and was second in the 100 (13.07) and 400 (1:01.04), and Erica Snyder placed third in the triple jump (33-2), and 300 hurdles (49.96).

Woodland’s Nicole Guthrie won the high jump at 5-6, and Jenay McCants was second in the 300 hurdles in 49.09. Kayley Autrey was third in the 100 hurdles in 17.01, and finishing fourth was McCants in the 100 hurdles (17.05) and triple jump (33-1 1/2.

RAL’s Maria Sheldon was second in the shot put at 34-5, and Madeline Wolff was fourth in the shot put at 33-4 ½.

1A District Championships: Castle Rock’s Brooke Wirkkala qualified for state in four events, and Jeran Keogh qualified in two events from the meet held Saturday in Woodland.

The top three placers in each event advance to the 1A State Trakc and Field Championships beginning Thursday at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

Seton Catholic won the girls’ team title with 128 points, followed by Elma with 101. Csatle Rock was ninth with 42.

Wirkkala won the long jump (16 feet 3 ½), was second in the high jump (5-feet) and triple jump (33-10), and placed third in the 100 hurdles (16.72 seconds).

Stevenson won the boys’ team title with 111 points, followed by Montesano with 106.5. CR was ninth with 32.

Keogh was third in the 1600 (4:41.63) and 3200 (10:46.61).

2B District Championships: Kalama had two winners, with Toledo and Ilwaco having a winner apiece at the meet held Saturday in Chehalis.

The top six placers in each event advance to the 2B State Track and Field Championships beginning Thursday at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

Adna won the boys’ meet with 80.5 points, followed by Northwest Christian with 73. Kalama was third with 68, Ilwaco fourth with 62, and Toledo ninth with 32. Toutle Lake was 11th with 27, Winlock placed 15th with 15, and Wahkiakum was 19th with one.

Kalama’s Nathan Anderson won the javelin (156-feet-4), and finishing second was Richard Beverage in the 300 hurdles (40.43). Finishing third were Ryan Green (high jump, 5-10), Beverage (110 hurdles, 16.85), and Addison Smee (3200, 10:14.7), and placing fourth were Max Cox (javelin, 151-1), Jonah Lucente (high jump, 5-8), and Smee (1600, 4:38.97). Finishing fifth were Tucker Halbert (pole vault, 12-feet) and Rylan Green (triple jump, 39-7), and finishing sixth was Quenton Crews (shot put, 42-2 ½), and the 4x400 relay of Justin Tucker, Colby Tucker, Green and Beverage in 3:36.81.

For Ilwaco, Alex Kaino won the 300 hurdles in 39.41, and placing second were Daniel Quintana in the 1600 (4:36.48), Parker Kaech in the triple jump (40-8 ½), and the 4x400 relay of Brandon Kuhn, Kaech, Colton McNabb and Kaino in 3:33.63. Kaino wsa third in the 200 (23.31), and placing fourth were Kaino (100, 11.53), Quintana (800, 2:04.3), and Kuhn (triple jump, 40-2). Kuhn was also sixth in the 400 in 53.01.

Toledo’s Braden Bramhall was second in the 100 in 11.52, and the 4x100 relay of Jacob Butcher, Miguel Soto, Duke Schaplow and Bramhall was third in 44.64. Finishing fourth were Butcher (shot put, 42-11 ½) and Anthony Peak (110 hurdles, 16.95), and Nicholas Marty was sixth in the 1600 in 4:41.74.

Placing third for Toutle Lake were Henry Foultner (400, 52.58), Riley Kent (800, 2:02.88), and Chase Hadaller (javelin, 153-5). Griffin Sauters was fourth in the discus at 116-10, and finishing fifth was the 4x400 relay of Austen McMullen, Kent, Hadaller and Foultner in 3:36.8.

Winlock’s Bryce Cline was second in the high jump at 5-10, Logan Hall was fifth in the discus with a toss of 114-9, and Noah Patching was sixth in the 800 in 2:05.41.

Northwest Christian won the girls’ meet with 87.5, followed by Rainier, Wash., with 87. Ilwaco was fourth with 53.5, Kalama fifth with 45.5, Toutle Lake 13th with 24.5, Wahkiakum 15th with 17, and Toledo 16th with 16.

Finishing second for Ilwaco were Erika Glenn in the 400 (1:02.29), and Elizabeth McMullen in the 100 hurdles (16.44). Glenn was third in the triple jump (34-feet), and placing fourth were Glenn (200, 27.49), Sophia Marsh (javelin, 103-0), McMullen (long jump, 15-2 ¼), and the 4x100 relay of Tazlina Thomas, Elle Personius, Abby Knopski and Tiana Ramsey in 53.5 seconds. McMullen was also fifth in the triple jump (33-4 ¾), and placing sixth were Extella Sheldon (high jump, 4-8), and the 4x400 relay of Ramsey, Marsh, Sheldon and McMullen in 4:26.42.

Kalama won the 4x100 relay with Brooke Milohov, Alexys Wetmore, Kailey Shipley and Melanie Martinez in 52.52, and the same foursome was second in the 4x200 relay in 1:51.16. Placing third were Martinez in the 100 (13.24) and 200 (27.43), and finishing fourth were Wetmore (high jump, 4-10) and Bethany Lozier (pole vault, 7-6). Cynthia Peak was sixth in the javelin with a toss of 101-10.

TL’s Meleah Kandoll was second in the 800 (2:25.92) and 1600 (5:21.06), Darla Kandoll was fourth in the 3200 (12:34.34), and Maija Reinbold was sixth in the high jump at 4-8.

Toledo’s Kallie Schaplow won the javelin with a toss of 123-9, and the 4x100 relay of Nyssa Castro, Maryssa Peters, Alyssa Gaskill and Shaplow was fifth in 53.52.

Wahkiakum’s Jansi Merz was second in the discus at 111-6, and Charlie Ashe was fifth in the 300 hurdles in 51.13.

BOYS SOCCER

Winlock/Toledo United 1, King’s 0: Gustavo Barragan netted an assist from Isaac Garibay in the 56th minute as United will make its first-ever state semifinal appearance after winning its quarterfinal matchup in Winlock.

United (17-0-4) plays Overlake in a Final Four match at 4 p.m. Friday at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner.

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United goalie Allen Contreras made 12 saves.

Sehome 4, Woodland 0: The Beavers were held scoreless in dropping their 2A State quarterfinal matchup at Western Washington University on Saturday in Bellingham.

Sehome led 1-0 at the break, and added three goals in the second half.

Woodland ends its season 13-5-2.

BASEBALL

Kalama qualifies for state semis: Kalama turned away Onalaska 7-2, and stopped Ocosta 13-1 in five innings to advance to the 1A State semifinals after play on Saturday in Adna.

Kalama (23-2) plays Rainier, Wash., in the state semifinals at Ed Wheeler Field at 4 p.m. Friday at Fort Borst Park.

In the quarterfinals against Ocosta, Bradey Vance scattered two hits, walked two and struck out eight in the complete-game victory. Shayden Jones was 2-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored, and Chase Staup was 2-2 with two RBIs and two runs.

In the victory over Onalsaka, Tommy Brandenburg was 3-4 with a double and two runs, Vance was 2-2 with a double and two RBIs, and Jones and Brennon Vance each hit a double. Brandenburg scattered three hits and struck out six through five innings. Noah Imboden tossed an inning of relief, allowing two earned runs on two hits with two walks and three strikeouts, and Vance added a hitless inning of relief.

Friday Harbor 5, Wahkiakum 3: The Mules saw their season come to a close with a loss in the 2B State Regionals on Saturday in Yelm.

Wahkiakum finished its season 13-9.

Odessa 11, Naselle 2: The Comets were overwhelmed in a 1B State quarterfinal loss on Saturday in Chehalis.

The Comets finished their season 16-4.

Woodland wins district title: The Beavers remained undefeated after turning away Ridgefield 3-1 in the Southwest 2A District Softball title game on Saturday at Seventh Avenue Park.

Woodland (22-0) plays Eatonville in the first round of the 2A State Championships at noon Friday at Carlon Park in Selah.

In the title game, Payten Foster slapped a solo home run, and Kelly Sweyer added a home run and two RBIs. Olivia Grey scattered two hits, two hits and struck out 12 hitters.

In the semifinals against Tumwater, Grey allowed three hits and struck out 12 in a 10-3 win. Kaily Christensen was 3-4 with a two-run homer, three RBIs and three runs, and Chloe Eddy was 2-4.

Rockets are 1A District champs: Payton Kessler allowed one hit, walked three batters and struck out five as Castle Rock turned away Montesano 4-1 in the title game of the Southwest 1A District Softball Championships on Saturday at Fort Borst Park.

CR (17-5) had seven hits. Sadee Huckleberry was 2-2, Kerianne Cline and Logann Golden each hit home runs, and Zoe Naugle added a double.

Naselle wins district crown: The Comets won the District 2/4 title with an 18-2 six-inning victory over Quilcene at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Saturday in Bremerton.

Naselle (14-3) faces Inchelium in the first round of the State 1B Softball Championships at 1 p.m. Friday at Gateway Sports in Yakima.

Kylee Tarabochia was 3-4 with a home runs, two RBIs and four runs, and Brynn Tarabochia was 3-5 with a double, two RBIs and three runs. Hollie Haataia had a grand slam and scored twice, Courtney Paul was 2-4, Lily Harman had a triple and two RBIs, and Taylor Gudmundsen added a double, two RBIs and two runs. Brynn Tarabochia scatterd seven hits and three walks, and struck out 10 in the complete-game win.

Toutle Lake, Toledo are state bound: Toutle Lake stopped Toledo 12-1 in four innings in the fifth/sixth place game as both qualified for state from the Southwest 2B District Tournament on Saturday at Fort Borst Park.

For TL (18-6), Casey Wentz was 2-3 with a double, scored three runs and had an RBI, Keeley Studebaker-Smith was 2-4 with three RBIS, and Katelyn Redmill was 2-4 with a home run, two runs and two RBIs. Kendal Bennett was 2-4, Jordyn Grabenhorst was 2-3 and scored twice, Maddie Hald had a double and two RBIs, and Kaylee Florek added a double. Jasmine Smith scattered four hits in the win.

For Toledo (13-12), Brooke Beercroft was 2-3, and Haleigh Holmes added a double and an RBI.

Prior to the fifth/sixth place game, Ocosta beat TL 19-9, and Toledo fell to Onalaska 9-4.

For TL, Casey Wentz was 2-3 with a solo home run and three runs scored, Studebaker-Smith was 2-4 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored, Bennett was 2-4 with a double and an RBI, Hald had a solo homer, and Grabenhorst added a triple.

Tumwater 5, R.A. Long 4: Hope Childers was 2-3 with a double and two runs, and Mckenzie Hamer added a double, but the Lumberjills were eliminated from the Southwest 2A District Softball Championships on Saturday at Seventh Avenue Park.

In a 9-8 win over Centralia, Cassidy Donaldson was 2-4 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored, Kenna Kolbaba was 2-2 with an RBI, and Saige Kochis was 2-4 with a triple and an RBI. Lexi Strahan scattered 11 hits and struck out four in the loss.

RAL finished its season 12-11.

Prairie 7, Kelso 3: A four-run third inning from Prairie was more than the Lassies could bounce back from in a West-Central/Southwest 3A Bi-District loser-out game at the Regional Athletic Complex on Saturday in Lacey.

Capri Franzen was 2-4 with an RBI, Lizzy Olney was 2-4, and Kennedy Williams and CJ Gutenberger had an RBI apiece.

Kelso finished its season 14-10.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

LCC goes 2-2: Lower Columbia College won half of their games to finish in the top eight of the NWAC Softball Championships at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex on Saturday and Sunday in Spokane.

LCC (30-13) opened with a 1-0 loss to Spokane, bounced back to beat Skagit Valley 15-6 and Spokane 7-3 before being eliminated by Centralia 8-3.

In the Centralia matchup, LCC led 1-0 after four innings when the Trailblazers scored five runs in the fifth inning and three in the sixth inning.

For the Red Devils, Sophia Parsons was 2-3 with a home run and two RBIs, Allie Hall hit a double, and Kami Gray knocked in a run. Nizhoni Wheeler allowed nine hits and four walks, and struck out seven in the loss.

For Centralia, Toutle Lake’s Britzy Hockett was 2-4 with a double and an RBI, and Shelby Levang was 0-2 and scored a run.

In the victory over Spokane, LCC took a 5-3 lead into the sixth inning where the Devils added two insurance runs. Fifita wsa 3-5 with an RBI, Lauren Lunt was 3-4 with a double, Kinzey Williams was 2-4 with an RBI, and Saydie Harris was 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Wheler scattered six hits, two walks and struck out three through six innings, and Trinity Naugle allowed a hit in a relief inning.

In the Skagit Valley matchup, Williams was 4-4 with two RBIs and two runs, Fifita was 3-3 with five RBIs and three runs, and Sarah Potwin was 3-4 with two RBIs. Harris was 2-2 with two RBIs and two runs, Lunt was 2-4 with two RBIs, and Sarah Russell was 2-4 with two runs. Naugle allowed six hits and struck out two in three innings, and Wheeler scattered three hits and struck out three in two relief innings.

Walla Walla scored its run in the first inning. Fifita, Williams, Lunt, Potwin, and Skylar Hunter had one hit apiece. Wheeler allowed four hits, six walks and struck out one in the loss.

CLUB SWIMMING

Eugenis places third: Killer Whales Swim Club member Angie Eugenis placed third in her respective division at the DDAC DeRoest Sextathalon at the David Douglas Aquatics Center on Saturday in Forest Grove, Ore.

Eugenis competed in the girls’ 13-and-over division.

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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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