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The Kelso Lassies won four events at their girls’ home swim meet at Gaither Pool on Thursday.

Kelso beat Prairie (102-62), La Center (125-29), Hockinson (131-23), and Battle Ground (100-55).

Winners for Kelso were Emily Russell (200 yard freestyle, 2 minutes, 28.30 seconds), Shayla Kazensky (1-meter diving, 142.80 points), Chloe Hause (100 butterfly, 1:28.61), and Anna Waddell (500 free, 6:45.54).

Swimming district-qualifying times were Genna Aldrich (100 backstroke), Chloe Hause (100 butterfly, 100 backstroke), Shayla Kazensky 100 freestyle), Hanna Kuhn (100 backstroke), Emily Russell (50 freestyle, 200 freestyle), Aurora Sandoz (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle), Anna Waddell (200 IM, 500 freestyle), and Carli Williams (200 IM, 100 backstroke).


Kalama 3, Onalaska 0: Melanie Martinez scored two goals, and Kailey Shipley added a goal for the Chinooks in a Central 2B League victory on Wednesday in Onalaska.

Ryann Bailey had an assist, and Mary Morrell had the shutout in goal. Cali Tusani and Lily Given were standouts, according to Kalama coach John Bates.

Kalama (4-0) visits Ocosta at 2 p.m. Saturday in Westport, Wash.

Napavine 3, Winlock 2: The Tigers won the match in a shootout in Central 2B League play on Wednesday in Napavine.

Winlock’s Alexa Barragan scored goals in the 21st and 72nd minutes.

“We had a chance to win the shootout but missed it,” Winlock coach Brian Ziese said. “It went to the sixth shooter, and they made it. It’s a heartbreaking loss.”

Winlock (1-3) visits Life Christian on Saturday.


King’s Way 3, Kalama 1: Kapio Wetmore had 15 kills and nine stuff blocks, but the Chinooks fell in a nonleague match at Virgil Simmons Court on Wednesday in Kalama.

Set scores for King’s Way were 25-16, 25-23, 17-25, 27-25.

Also for Kalama (1-3), Marlee Vickers had nine kills and 19 digs, and Amanda Killinen dished 30 assists and had four kills.

Kalama visits Castle Rock tonight.

Toledo 3, Rainier, Wash. 0: Kyleigh Holmes had seven kills and four blocks, and Kate Demery added five kills as the Indians swept a Central 2B League match at the Dick Murdock Gymnasium on Wednesday in Toledo.

Toledo (1-1) won 25-14, 25-16, 26-24. Rylie Pliler added four kills and was effective at the service line, Hannah Tyner and Kendle Olson were efficient servers, and setter Emma Cline Maier ran a solid offense.

On Tuesday, Toledo fell to Life Christian 3-1. Demery hit well outside, and Holmes and Pliler were solid in the middle. Cline Maier was solid running the offense, and Tyner and Odom were all-around standouts.


Ridgefield Meet: Woodland finished third in the boys’ portion of a three-team Greater St. Helens 2A League meet at Abrams Park on Wednesday in Ridgefield.

Ridgefield won the boys race with 23 points, followed by Columbia River with 40 and Woodland 74.

Tuff Biddix led the Woodland boys in nin th place in 20:03, followed by Parker Owen (12th, 20:24), David Yager (16th, 20:33), Joran Lamoreaux (21st, 22:03), and Josiah Sanders (23rd, 24:33).

In the girls’ meet, Columbia River got past Ridgefield 24-31, and Woodland was incomplete.

Woodland’s Lauren Kaiser placed seventh in 24:44.

Seton Catholic Meet: Castle Rock’s Jeran Keogh placed fifth in the six-team Trico 1A League meet hosted by Seton Catholic on Wednesday in Vancouver.

La Center won the boys’ meet with 40 points, with Castle Rock placing fourth with 88.

Keogh completed the 5,000-meter run in 19 minutes, followed by Aaron Ross (14th, 19:52), Austin Schaffran (18th, 20:19), Colby Cook (25th, 20:53), and Parker Labeau (32nd, 21:42).

In the girls’ race, La Center won with 25 points. CR ran incomplete.

Amy Blodgett placed 11th for CR in 23:43, Megan Keeling was 19th in 26:15, and Hannah Lair was 20th in 26:16.

Pope John Paul II Meet: Ryan Ransom of Three Rivers Christian placed third in the boys’ race held at Saint Martin’s University on Wednesday in Lacey.

Pope John Paul II won the boys’ meet with 21 points, and Three Rivers Christian was second with 46.

Ransom finished the 5,000-meter run in 17 minutes, 42.73 seconds, followed by Kyler Davis (seventh, 19:21.66), Dennis Lin (11th, 19:46.49), Zachary Parham (13th, 19:58.02), and David Woodman (18th, 20:37.75).

Pope John Paul II won the girls’ race with 15 points. TRC ran incomplete.

TRC’s Rachel Pielat was 11th in 24:27.54, and Cidy Baker placed 19th in 28:44.02.

Silver Falls Oktoberfest Invitational: Clatskanie’s Gina Limon placed fifth in the girls’ race in the event held on Wednesday at Silver Falls State Park.

Crescent Valley won the girls’ race with 37 points, and Clatskanie was incomplete.

Limon finished the 5,000-meter race in 20 minutes, 30.2 seconds, and teammate Annabelle Martin was 68th in 28:31.5.

Crescent Valley also won the boys’ race with 40 points, and Clatskanie was incomplete.

Trent Berntsen was 36th for the Tigers in 19:19.8, followed by Gavin Thorud (124th, 25:02.3), Gabe Katon (125th, 25:09.7), and Jason Lebeck (127th, 25:35.6).

Oregon Episcopal Invitational: Jesuit won the 10-team girls’ race with 42 points, followed by Oregon Episcopal with 45. Rainier was eighth with 190.

Rainier’s Chloe Crawford placed 16th in 22:38.30, followed by Abbi Zuber (56th, 26:52.60), Ariana Ojeda (71st, 27:31.80), Katie Zuber (73rd, 27:37.70), and Peyton Kneeland (75th, 27:48.90).

Boys placers were not available.


Tacoma 3, Lower Columbia 1: Shelby Vermulen converted a free kick in the second half as the Lower Columbia College Red Devils ruined Tacoma’s shutout bid in a West Region match on Wednesday in Tacoma.

“We played well in the first half,” LCC coach Bryan Vogel said. “We were a little flat coming out for the second half. We were pushing for a goal which opened us up a bit. I believe we’re making positive strides going forward.”

Tacoma led 1-0 at the break after scoring in the 42nd minute. The Titans added scores in the 76th minute and in the closing minutes of the match.

LCC (0-2 region, 2-3 overall) visits Grays Harbor on Saturday.

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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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