Prep roundup: Hockinson caps 12-0 league season

Hawks will open district soccer playoffs Saturday



Spencer Klug scored two goals on assists from Emmanuel Gil as the Hockinson boys soccer team capped at 12-0 league record with a 3-0 win over R.A. Long on Thursday.

It was the second consecutive Class 2A Greater St. Helens League title for the Hawks, who reached the Class 2A state semifinals last year.

“We’re hoping to make another run and see what happens,” Hockinson coach Ron Sparks.

Sparks said Thursday’s win was another example of what has kept Hockinson rolling this season — strong team play.

“We’ve had 10 different players score goals for us, and 11 different players have an assist this season,” Sparks said. “We have a very strong midfield of some top-level players and a fabulous freshman on top (Mitchell Pinney). But really it’s our midfield of Langdon Roscoe, Brett Sparks and Shawn Marion that run the show. And we have a goalkeeper (Casey Turner) who has thrown seven shutouts.”

Hockinson will open the 2A district tournament against North Thurston at 6 p.m. Saturday at Battle Ground’s District Stadium.

Ridgefield 5, King’s Way Christian 0 — Taylor Konkright had two goals and an assists as th Spudders capped their regular season with a 14-0 record in the Trico League.

As the league’s regular-season champion, Ridgefield advances to play Rochester in the 1A district championship game on May 11 in Tumwater. Both teams are assured berths into the 1A state tournament.

Seton Catholic 5, La Center 0 — Conor McDaid-O’Neill and Erik Powell each had two goals for the Cougars, who improved to 11-3 in the Trico League. Seton advances to the district playoffs next week. La Center will face Elma on Saturday for a berth into the district playoffs.

Mountain View 3, Columbia River 0 — Foster Langdorf scored two goals for the Thunder, who temporarily seized second place in the 2A Greater St. Helens League. If Prairie beats Hudson’s Bay on Friday, the Falcons would pass Mountain View and claim second place and Mountain View will head to the bi-district tournament as the league’s No. 3 seed.

Girls tennis

4A district — The 4A district tournament begins Friday at the Vancouver Tennis Center.

Union captured the 4A Greater St. Helens League title with a 13-0 record this season. Players at district will be battling for berths in next week’s bi-district tournament. The district tournament concludes Monday.

3A district — The 3A district tournament begins Friday at Club Green Meadows and is scheduled to conclude Saturday.