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Kalama toppled Wahkiakum 66-43 in a matchup that was back and forth until the fourth.

The Central 2B League tilt in Cathlamet saw three Chinooks in double figures, though the Mules rallied a team effort to keep it tight.

“We closed the gap several times to within three through the end of the third,” Wahkiakum coach Todd Souvenir said. They got some easy buckets on putbacks, and those offensive rebounds really hurt us.”

Jake Leitz led Wahkiakum with 12 points, while Jackson Esary and Grant Vandenberg scored 14 points apiece for the ‘Nooks.

Toutle Lake 53, Rainier (Wash.) 34: The Ducks came away with a much-needed Central 2B League road win on Wednesday, though the score isn’t indicative of the flow.

“It wasn’t easy, they compete,” Ducks coach Eric Swanson said. “We had to battle defensively and offensively.”

Toutle only turned the ball over seven times, while Broc Keaton finished with five assists, Chase Hadaller grabbed nine rebounds, and Michael Adams added eight boards. Logan Grabenhorst led Toutle with 24 points.

Hoquiam 60, Winlock 58: The Cardinals lost their Central 2B League road tilt Wednesday on a 15-foot baseline jumper that sailed through the net after the buzzer began to sound.

“We defended it well,” coach Nick Bamer said. “We played inspired basketball, I was really impressed with our guys.”

Noah Patching grabbed seven rebounds and Landon Tiemens led Winlock with 17 points.

Toledo 61, Morton/White Pass 39: Westin Wallace grabbed nine rebounds, while Bryce Marcil came off the bench for seven boards and 10 points in Toledo’s Central 2B League road win on Wednesday. Hayden Farbo led the Indians with 16 points, while Fano Arceo-Hansen dropped in 14 points.


Mark Morris, R.A. Long in Vancouver: One R.A. Long swimmer and one Mark Morris swimmer set district qualifying times in Vancouver on Wednesday.

MM’s Ryan Pospichal set a district qualifying time in the 50 yard freestyle (24.69), placing second in the race, while finishing first in the 100 yard butterfly (58.55). RAL’s Zachary Hayes set a district qualifying time in the 100 yard backstroke (1:09.57) and finished fourth. Kodee Soetamin was first in the 100 yard freestyle (50.28) and second in the 200 freestyle (1:55.39) and Samuel Mendez was first in the 50 yard freestyle (24.43).

The 200 yard medley relay team of Kaden Schafer, Zackary Butler, Mason Blain and Rudi Soetamin finished second (2:00.35) and the 400 yard freestyle relay team of Andrew MacDonnell, Samuel Mendez, Pospichal 11, and Kodee Soetamin placed second (3:35.25).

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Jason is a journeyman sports reporter who has covered the Golden State Warriors, Oakland A's, along with a heavy emphasis on the Oakland Raiders. He comes to Cowlitz County from Oakland, Calif. and is a loving father.

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