Prep roundup: Mountain View off to state softball



The Mountain View softball team held off 3A Greater St. Helens League rival Prairie 5-4 to earn a spot to the Class 3A state tournament Saturday at the 3A bi-district tournament in Tacoma.

Nicole Kellams, who didn’t allow a walk in three bi-district games, helped keep the Thunder’s season alive by holding Auburn Mountainview to four hits while going 3 for 3 with two RBI in a 4-1 win. Taylor Hale drove in two runs with a triple.

Prairie made it close in the seventh inning. Taylor Bussey drove in two of her three runs to make it 5-4 with two outs. Mountain View got a groundout to end the game.

Camas, which clinched a state tournament berth Friday, advanced to the bi-district championship game with victory over Enumclaw. But the Papermakers lost to Wilson of Tacoma to place second. No other details from Camas’ games were reported.

2A district — Ridgefield’s season came to a close with a 4-1 loss to Castle Rock.

The Spudders scattered six hits, but had 10 strikeouts.

They did get the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the seventh with two outs but couldn’t a run home.

Kory Ryder’s base hit scored Jenna Rogers for Ridgefield’s run in the fifth inning to make it 4-1.


Chimacum 7, Ridgefield 4 — The Spudders were eliminated from the Class 1A state playoffs. Brady Williams homered for Ridgefield.


4A bi-district — Skyview freshman Sammi Hampton beat Union’s Jelena Vidovic 6-0, 6-4 to capture the girls singles championship. Skyview and Battle Ground tied Kentridge for the team title.

In the boys bracket, Skyview’s Kent Andreason lost to Mitch Stewart of Federal Way 6-0, 6-3 in the boys singles final. Union won the team title.

3A bi-district — The Camas girls won the 3A bi-district team title, and Esther Kwon won the singles title. Kwon defeated Maggie Henderson of Auburn Mountainview 6-3, 6-3 in the title match.

Prairie’s Akari and Shiori Baba beat Columbia River’s Julie Piboonvaranggon and Myra Lukens 6-2, 6-4 for the doubles title.

Paul Koessler of Wilson beat Trevor Jones of Mountain View 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (4) in the boys final.