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Cole Dorman punched Naselle’s ticket to state after allowing one earned run, striking out six batters and walking none in the Comets’ to a 12-2 victory in five innings over Concordia Christian in a Southwest 1B District Tournament semifinal game on Thursday in Naselle.

The Comets play Evergreen Lutheran in the district title game at 4 p.m. Saturday in Elma.

Jason Harman led the Comets at the plate, going 3-3 with an RBI. Kolten Lindstrom was 2-3 with three RBIs, Warren Wirkkala was 2-4 with two RBIs, and Ethan Lindstrom and Joey Strange had two hits and an RBI apiece.

Ilwaco’s Tynkila named first-teamer: Reese Tynkila was named to the all-Pacific League first-team in baseball after a recent balloting of league coaches.

Named to the second-team were Trenton Cox and Chris Wood. Placing on the league’s All-Academic team was Tynkila.

Ocosta’s Cole Hatton was named the league’s MVP, Mike Allton of Ocosta was selected Coach of the Year, and Northwest Christian received the league’s Sportsmanship Team award.


Greater St. Helens 3A League Championships: Kelso’s Natalie Fraley won two events and Ally Harman added a win in the girls’ meet, and Todd Johanson won a boys’ event at the meet held at McKenzie Stadium on Wednesday and Thursday in Vancouver.

The top four placers in each event advance to the West-Central/Southwest Regional Championships during May 16-18 at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner.

Mountain View won the six-team meet with 246 points, followed by Kelso with 190.

Fraley won the high jump (4-10) and pole vault (9-feet), and Harman took the javelin with a toss of 113-3. Placing second were Harman in the shot put (37-5) and discus (96-7), Fraley in the javelin (111-2), and Erin Tack in the triple jump (30-9 ½).

Placing third were Alexis Richard (400, 1:04.21), Hailey Graham (300 hurdles (49.58), Erin Tack (javelin, 110-6), and the 4x200 relay of Tally Connors, Alexis Kleven, Holly Dugan-Wicken and Richard (1:53.87). Finishing fourth were Connors (100, 13.45; pole vault, 7-5), Miah Montgomery (high jump, 4-4), and the 4x400 relay of Kahler Kirk, Richard, Kyla Shoddy and Graham (4:30.89).

Prairie won the boys’ meet with 264, followed by Kelso with 170.

Johanson won the discus with a toss of 149-10. Placing second were Colton Jorgenson (800, 2:03.17; 1600, 4:29.22), Eli Keithley (400, 52.49), and Josiah Fisher (shot put, 45-4 ½). Finishing third were McKinnley Franklin (shot put, 45 feet ½), Drew Tack (javelin, 155-7), Josh Webb (pole vault, 10-9), the 4x100 relay of Webb, Sam Chhim, Max Burgin and Keithley (45.97), and the 4x400 relay of Keithley, Jorgenson, Burgin and Joe Lease (3:42.17).

Placing fourth were Ryan Ransom (3200, 10:34.17), Joey Carroll (javelin, 154-0), Webb (triple jump, 40-5 ½), Fisher (discus, 122-5), and Chhim (long jump, 20-4).


Gracie Kimball scattered four hits and struck out six batters as Castle Rock held off Morton/White Pass 10-8 in nonleague softball on Thursday in Castle Rock.

Zoe Naugle was 3-4 with a double, two RBIs and scored a run, Kaitlyn Sullivan hit two doubles and drove in a run, Logann Golden was 2-4 with a double, an RBI and scored a run, Rhiannon Sibbett was 2-3 and scored twice, and Kerianne Cline had a double, an RBI, and scored once.

CR is now 12-5.

Winlock 11, Naselle 3: A seven-run fourth inning helped propel the Cardinals to a nonleague victory on Thursday in Winlock.

Winlock had nine hits. Cheleena Squibb was 3-4 with a triple, double, two RBIs and scored two runs, and Makayla Albritton slapped a double. Jenna Jones scattered four hits and struck out 11 in the win.

Naselle had four hits. Courtney Paul was 2-3 with an RBI, Lily Harman had a triple and an RBI, and Brynn Tarabochia added a double. Tarabochia allowed eight earned runs on nine hits with three strikeouts and three walks in the loss.

Ilwaco’s Barnett a second-teamer: Gracie Barnett was named to the Pacific League’s second-team in softball after a vote of league coaches.

Placing on the honorable mention team were Lindsy Agee, Jaymie Patana, Kaytlenn Wheldon and Arianna Bell. Emma Brundage was selected to the league’s All-Academic team.

Britney Patrick of Pe Ell/Willapa Valley was named the league’s MVP, and Ken Olson of PWV wsa selected Coach of the Year. Ocosta received the league’s Sportsmanship Team award.


Castle Rock 3, Stevenson 2: Hanna Lair and Taylar Madden won at second doubles 6-0, 6-0, and the Rockets claimed two forfeit wins in a Southwest 1A League win on Thursday in Stevenson.

CR is now 11-2, 9-0 in league.

Tenino 3, Three Rivers Christian 2: The Eagles won first and second singles in a Southwest 1A League match on Thursday at John Null Park.

Bailee Wallace won first singles 6-2, 6-1, and Mabrie Richards took second singles 6-1, 7-5.

TRC is now 4-7, 3-6 in league.

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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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