Clatskanie sophomore Shelby Blodgett set her second school record in as many seasons.
The Tigers beat Taft 68-46 in a Coastal Range 3A League road win as the sophomore dropped a school-record 39 points to go with 18 rebounds, 13 steals, five blocks and three assists.
The Tigers were down two starters, Olivia Sprague and Alexis Smith, and Blodgett filled the void nicely. The halftime score was 32-25 favoring Clatskanie, but the Tigers made a big run in the final 16 minutes to seal it.
“We settled down in the 2nd half and executed,” coach John Blodgett said. “We were able to get all the girls quality minutes and finished.”
Cloee McLeod scored 10 points and Anna Martin finished with 11 points.
The previous school record was 37 set by both Sprague and Blodgett last season.
Ridgefield 49, R.A. Long 44 (OT): Six-foot-3 sophomore post Alicia Andrew torched the Lumberjills for 19 points and dominated the glass to hand R.A. Long its second Greater St. Helens 2A League loss on Friday in Vancouver. “We just didn’t have an answer for her,” coach Jan Karnoski said. “But give the girls credit, they worked extremely hard.”
R.A. Long climbed out of a 14-3 first-quarter deficit, tied the game with 25 seconds to go and had the last shot to win it in regulation. Eastyn Reeves scored 19 points and Rayana Randall tallied 10 points.
Toledo 58, Toutle Lake 18: Stacie Spahr scored 14 points and five rebounds and Kal Schaplow had 12 points and five rebounds for the Indians in the Central 2B League home victory. “I thought we came out focused, and the defense played really well,” coach Brian Layton said. Toledo’s Keeley Studebaker-Smith finished with seven points.
Wahkiakum 68, Winlock 21: Macie Elliott scored 20 points in the Central 2B League home win on Friday, and the Mules celebrated her surpassing the 1,200 career mark after missing out on awarding her 1,00th at state last year. She also had five steals and six rebounds. Paige Mace added 14 points and seven assists, and Ellie Leitz had 19 points. “It was nice to see Ellie get her touch back,” coach Rob Garrett said. “Hopefully getting back to her norm is a huge confidence-booster for her.”
Charlie Ashe kicked in five assists and Kimberlee Watkins hauled in six boards. For Winlock, Addison Hall tallied 13 points.
Ilwaco 65, Chief Leschi 29: Paced by Erika Glenn’s 15 points, the Fishermen escaped Tacoma with a Pacific 2B League victory on Friday. Ebby McMullen added 14 points and Sunny Kemmer had 10. “Back to back games, and a three-hour bus trip, I’m just glad we got it done and over with,” coach Ned Bittner said. “Everybody got out healthy; everybody played.”
King’s Way Christian 56, Castle Rock 39: A slow second half gave way to a Trico 1A League road loss for the Rockets on Friday, though forward Zoe Naugle scored 17 points and grabbed 16 boards. Rock played “scrappy and hard,” coach Kim Karnofski said.
Three Rivers Christian 63, Pope John Paul 50: Ryan Ransom scored 24 points while Noah Reinke grabbed eight boards in the Eagles’ nonleague home win Friday. Wyatt Richards dished six assists and Gabe Moreno-Chandler hauled in five rebounds.
Clatskanie 56, Taft 43: Andre Combs scored 22 points as the Tigers rolled to a Coastal Range 3A League road win on Friday. Clatskanie’s second quarter proved monstrous, as they outscored Taft by eight in the frame. The Tigers (6-4, 2-0) host Rainier on Tuesday.
Chief Leschi 62, Ilwaco 55: The Fishermen had a rough go, dropping their Pacific 2B League road tilt on Friday despite Reese Tynkila’s 29 points and nine rebounds. Ilwaco falls to 7-3 in league play.
Kalama 43, Rainier 42: Jackson Esary netted a game-winning putback as the Chinooks survived against the Columbians in Kalama on Friday in a battle between two state champion football schools.
Rainier was outscored 28-10 in the first half, but muscled back and led by two with a few seconds remaining. The near-comeback bid included 11 rebounds from Easton Crape and 15 points from Conner Rea. Kalama was led by Max Ross’ 15 points and received six points from Esary.
Kelso Girls Inviational: The Lassies sat in fifth place after the first day of their 93-team home meet. The event, in its 12th year, attracts the top female wrestlers from around the state and region. Las Vegas returned this year as well.
Locals advancing to the quarterfinals after the opening day included Kelso’s Ashley McGhee (105 pounds), Makayla Roggow (145), Haley McAninch (190) and Eva Medina (235), and Woodland’s Ashlyn Daugherty (110) and Allison Bong (155).
Also surviving the day and in the hunt for a medal was Castle Rock’s Kylee Jacobs (110), Ilwaco’s Jaymie Patana (125) and Serena Kuhn (190) and Kelso’s Kyla Shoddy (125).
Washougal 68, Mark Morris 6: Elmer Martias-Hernandez (113 pounds) won by pin for the Monarchs on Thursday.
Mark Morris 1765, Tumwater 1296: Hailey Harris rolled a 183-329, Hailee Reynolds rolled a 183-311 and Madie Flint had a 199-323 for the Monarchs in a match at Triangle Bowl on Friday.
Clark County YMCA meet: Mark Morris swept its dual meets 92-74 over Prairie, 108-41 over Hockinson and 99-67 over Battle Ground in a meet Friday in Vancouver. R.A. Long lost its duals 111-44 to Prairie, 82-51 to Hockinson and 113-46 to Battle Ground.
Winners for Mark Morris included all three relay teams, including the 200 medley relay team of Kaden Schafer, Zackary Butler, Rudi Soetamin and Mason Blain, the 200 freestyle relay team of Samuel Mendez, Andrew MacDonnell, Ryan Pospichal and Kodee Soetamin, and the 400 freestyle relay team of MacDonnell, Mendez, Pospichal and Kodee Soetamin. Individually, Kodee Soetamin in the 200 freestyle and Butler in the 100 breaststroke won their events as well.
MM’s Blain recorded a district time in the 200 individual medley (2:32.26) along with Butler in the 100 freestyle (59.93) and MacDonnell in the 50 freestyle (26.06). RAL’s Hunter Worel had a district-qualifying mark in the 100 butterfly (1:06.11) and 100 breaststroke (1:18.52).