Local Roundup: Hoquiam, Montesano win to set up league title game

With wins on Tuesday, the Hoquiam and Montesano volleyball teams prepare to compete for the league title this week as we take a look at local Twin Harbors sports.

VOLLEYBALL PREPARATION

Hoquiam 3, Tenino 1

The Hoquiam Grizzlies stayed hot, winning for the ninth time in their last 10 games with a 3-1 victory over Tenino on Tuesday at Tenino High School.

Hoquiam (11-4 overall, 7-0 1A Evergreen) matched the intensity of Tenino (8-7, 3-4) after dropping the first set 25-22 and swept the next three games 25-16, 25-17 and 25 -17.

“They gave us everything we could handle,” Hoquiam head coach Heather Bozich said of the win. “They are so scrappy and never give up the ball, which made us really step up our game and play more aggressively.”

Hoquiam setter Katlyn Brodhead finished with 42 assists and went 21-for-22 (95.5%) from the line. She wasn’t the only Grizzly player to perform well on Tuesday.

Middle blocker Kristina Goulet continued her stellar senior season by leading the Grizzlies with 17 kills, while senior hitter Faith Prosch found room for 11 kills.

JOSH KIRSHENBAUM |  CHRONICLE Hoquiam senior middle blocker Kristina Goulet dunks the ball during Tuesday's 3-1 win over Tenino at Tenino High School.

JOSH KIRSHENBAUM | CHRONICLE Hoquiam senior middle blocker Kristina Goulet dunks the ball during Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Tenino at Tenino High School.

“I thought we played great after the first set, we passed extremely well,” Božich said. “Because of our passing, we were able to stay in the system and Katlyn Brodhead made a big offense.

Junior middle blocker Hayden Brook-Andrew also posted double figures in kills with 10 and a team-best five blocks.

Sophomore libero Lexi LaBounty led the Hoquiam defense with 47 digs and committed just two digging errors in the match.

“Overall, I like how we adjusted after the first set and played with a lot more hustle and heart,” Božich said.

With the win, the Grizzlies remain just one game behind Montesano for first place in the 1A Evergreen League.

The Grizzlies and Bulldogs will square off for the league title in the regular season finale Thursday at 7 p.m. at Hoquiam Square Garden.

Hoquiam 22 25 25 25 – 3rd

Tenino 25 16 17 17 – 1

Leading players: Hoquiam-LaBounty (47 digs); Brodhead (41 assists, 21-22 digs); Goulet (17 kills); Prosch (11 kills); Brook-Andrew (10 kills, 5 blocks).

Montesano 3, WF West 0

In a tune-up for Thursday’s big game against Hoquiam, Montesano defeated WF West in a non-league contest Tuesday in Montesano.

The Bulldogs (9-6, 7-0 1A Evergreen) defeated the Bearcats (2-14, 2-9) 25-7, 25-18 and 25-18.

Montesano was led by junior setter Karissa Otterstetter (28 assists, 14 digs, 3 kills, block, ace), junior middle blocker Kylee Wisdom (15 kills, 4 digs, 3 aces, block) and junior outside hitter Kaila Hatton (7 kills, 18 digs , ace, block).

“Even though we didn’t bring our best game into the gym tonight, we were still able to walk away with a win,” Monte head coach Cindy Wecker said. “The improvement from the start of the season to now has been noticeable, especially our passing. Each of these girls has improved and I am very proud of them.”

Montesano will face Hoquiam for the league title Thursday at 7 p.m. at Hoquiam High School.

WF West 7 18 18 – 0

Montesano 25 25 25 – 3

Leading players: Montesano – Broten (6 kicks); Warne (11 digs); Robinson (7 digs, ace, 5 kills); Otterstetter (14 digs, ace, 3 kills, block, 28 assists); Gooding (ace, 4 digs, assist); Wallace (6 digs); Wisdom (3 aces, 4 digs, 15 kills, block); Hatton (ace, 18 digs, 7 kills, block); Dalan (7 digs, 3 kills, 2 blocks).

Other scores

Shelton 3, Aberdeen 0

GIRLS PREPARATION FOOTBALL

Aberdeen 3, Shelton 1

Aberdeen picked up a key league win in the final week of the regular season with a 3-1 win over Shelton at Aberdeen’s Stewart Field on Tuesday.

The Bobcats (8-6, 7-4 2A Evergreen) got on the board first when senior defender Esmerelda Vega sent a long ball forward to senior forward Annie Troeh, who ran about 55 yards for a breakaway score with 15 minutes left.

Shelton (3-11-1, 2-9) scored 10 minutes later with a long shot that skipped the turf and into the net, but Aberdeen answered quickly when a free kick from Troeh found the head of Abby Mainio, who swung a header. In the 31st minute, the goalkeeper led the Highclimbers to 2:1.

Aberdeen centre-back Scotlyn Lecomte led 2-1 in the second half and kicked the ball from 20 yards to make the final score 3-1.

“Our defense was excellent for the most part and our possession was better in this game,” said Aberdeen head coach Larry Fleming.

Aberdeen honored its seniors and exchange students on Senior Night. Esmerelda Vega, Aliyah Burkett, Valeria Parra, Jaylynn Phimmasone, Zoe Troeh, Chiara Banfi, Madison Marlow and Annie Troeh were honored as part of the celebration.

The win was huge for Aberdeen as the Bobcats moved into a tie for second place with the WF West and held a one-game lead over Centralia in the 2A Evergreen Conference with one game remaining in the regular season.

“That gives us a chance to finish second and get to play in districts instead of traveling,” Fleming said.

Aberdeen closes out the regular season Thursday at Centralia at 7 p.m.

The Bobcats junior varsity team tied the Shelton JV 0-0 on Tuesday.

Joie Mayberry, Kenia Mendoza Hernandez and Sawyer Shoemaker were honored by the Bobcats coaching staff for playing well for Aberdeen.

Shelton 10–1

Aberdeen 2 1 – 3

Scoring

First Half – 1, Aberdeen, A. Troeh (Vega), 15 minutes. 2, Shelton, 25 minutes. 3, Aberdeen, Mainio (A. Troeh), 31st minute.

Second Half – 4, Aberdeen, Lecomte.

Cedar Park Christian 3, Montesano 0

Montesano couldn’t find the back of the net in a 3-0 nonleague loss to Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) on Tuesday at Montesano High School.

The Bulldogs (10-4-2) had five shots in the game — all on goal — but were unable to score against one of the top-ranked teams in the state.

The Eagles (14-1) scored on goals in the 17th and 31st minutes to take a 2-0 halftime lead, followed by a goal in the 48th minute for a 3-0 final score.

Montesano senior goalkeeper Riley Timmons made 18 saves in the game to lead the Bulldogs.

Monte, which clinched the 1A Evergreen League title, closes out the regular season against Hoquiam at Olympic Stadium in Hoquiam on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Cedar Park Christian 2 1-3

Montesano 0 0 – 0

INSERT PHOTO Competitors line up at the starting line of the Aberdeen Cross Country

INSERT PHOTO Competitors line up at the starting line of the Aberdeen Cross Country “Candy Crush Rush” Sunday at Miller Junior High School in Aberdeen.

YOUTH RUN

Aberdeen cross country is hosting a youth fun run

The Aberdeen High School cross country team held a “Candy Crush Rush” youth fun run at the Miller Junior High School track on Sunday.

The event featured two one-mile races, the first a timed race open to first through fifth graders and the second an untimed fun run for runners of all ages.

AJ West’s Jack Nelson (Grade 5) won the boys timed race, crossing the finish line in 6:52.1.

Stevens Elementary’s Liam Cech (5th grade) and Robbie Cech (2nd grade) placed second and third with times of 6:54.9 and 7:05.1.

The top finisher in the girls race was AJ West’s Brown Fynlee (Grade 1), who ran a one-mile time of 9:32.7, followed by Aryana Riojas of St. Mary (Grade 4, 10:11.7) and Robert Gray’s Nora Broadhead (Grade 3). , 12:38,9).

Proceeds from the event benefited the Aberdeen Bobcats cross country team.

The complete results of the measured race are as follows:

SUBMITTED PHOTO Robbie Cech, left, Liam Cech, middle, and Jack Nelson pose for a photo after placing in the top three of the Aberdeen Cross Country

SUBMITTED PHOTO Robbie Cech, left, Liam Cech, middle, and Jack Nelson pose for a photo after placing in the top three of the Aberdeen Cross Country “Candy Crush Rush” Sunday at Miller Junior High School in Aberdeen.

Boys: 1, Jack Nelson, AJ West, 6:52.1. 2, Liam Cech, Stevens, 6:54.9. 3, Robbie Cech, Stevens, 7:05.1. 4, Rylon Thornhill, Cosmopolis, 8:18.3. 5, German Jimenez, AJ West, 9:15.1. 6, Sebastian Baltazar, AJ West, 9:28.3. 7, Alex Steele, St. Mary’s, 11:36.9.

Girls: 1, Brown Fynlee, AJ West, 9:32.7. 2, Aryana Riojas, St. Mary’s, 10:11.7. 3, Nora Broadhead, Robert Gray, 12:38.9. 4, Mariyah Workman, AJ West, 14:40.3.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Brown Fynlee, right, Aryana Riojas (166) and Nora Broadhead (163) were the top girls runners at the Aberdeen Cross Country

SUBMITTED PHOTO Brown Fynlee, right, Aryana Riojas (166) and Nora Broadhead (163) were the top girls runners at the Aberdeen Cross Country “Candy Crush Rush” Sunday at Miller Junior High School in Aberdeen.

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