Prep roundup: Clark County teams dominate at 4A, 3A regional cross country
Camas' Efraimson, Prairie's Goecke win girls races
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Mount Rainier's Jordan McPhee entered Saturday's Class 4A regional cross country meet in Tacoma as the defending 4A state champion.
McPhee found out how difficult repeating will be for her.
Camas sophomore Alexa Efraimson raced to 33-second victory over McPhee to win the 4A regional title with a time of 17 minutes, 52 seconds at American Lake Golf Course.
McPhee was second in 18:25, and Camas' Alissa Pudlitzke was third in 18:36. Three more Papermakers — Maddie Woodson, Megan Napier and Camille Parsons — finished the line in the top 12 spots as the Papermakers easily claimed the team title over fourth-ranked Tahoma 29-81. Second-ranked Bellarmine Prep was third with 83 points.
Woodson was seventh (18:46) and Megan Napier was 10th (19:00) and Camille Parsons was 12th (19:13).
In fact, seven of the top 12 runners were from Clark County, as Union's Alexis Fuller was fourth (18:40) and Cassie McKinney was ninth (18:54). The Titans placed fifth to earn a team berth to state next week in Pasco.
In the 3A girls race, Prairie was almost as dominant, led by a one-two finish by Nicole Goecke (18:46) and Lindsay Tompkins (19:22). Jamie Ferris' sixth-place finish (19:46) gave the Falcons three of the top six places as they beat Peninsula 42-58. Columbia River placed fifth to earn a state berth.
In the boys 3A races, led by Austin Blankenship (second, 16:27) and Nicholas McMillan (fifth, 16:45), Columbia River captured the team title over Enumclaw 58-92.
In the 4A boys race, Battle Ground's Mark Tedder placed second to Gig Harbor's Wolfgang Beck. Beck won in 15:33 ahead of Tedder's 15:41. Skyview's Colby Gilbert was fourth in 15:45.
Camas, led by Andrew Duffy (11th, 16:10), placed third to advance to state. Skyview missed a state berth by eight points.
2A, 1A district — The La Center boys and girls swept to team championships at The Evergreen State College in Olympia.
The Wildcat boys outdistanced White Salmon 69-82 behind Kyle DeGraaff (sixth, 17:22) and Travis Dennis (eighth, 17:33). The Wildcats had four runners in the top 13.
Katie Whitten placed fourth (20:30) to lead the La Center girls to a 60-82 win over Kalama.
The Washougal girls used a solid team effort — five runners placing between 16th and 25th — to place second to Capital 27-87. Ridgefield's Bailey Birch was the top local finisher at fourth in 19:48.
The Washougal boys had three runners finish in the top 10 — Sean Eustis (second, 16:08), Isaac Stinchfield (third, 16:11) and Thomas Normandeau (10th, 16:48) — but placed fifth as a team and did not advance to state. The individual runners did.
Evergreen 3, Skyview 1 — Nicole Mattson scored two first half goals as the Evergreen girls soccer team defeated Skyview in the 4A district playoffs.
Evergreen advances to a bi-district seeding game at 7 p.m. Monday at Camas, while Skyview is eliminated.
Skyview scored first about 10 minutes into the game, but Evergreen was quick to match as Mattson found the net in the 18th and 35th minute.
Khadijah Kirkland scored the third Skyview goal with about nine minutes remaining.
Ridgefield 3, Capital 0 — Jordyn Voyles scored two goals and assisted on one as Ridgefield defeated Capital of Olympia to advance.
Riley Smetzler scored off Voyles' assist as Ridgefield scored all its goals in the first half.
Ridgefield's next match is Tuesday against W.F. West of Chehalis.
Tumwater 3, Hockinson 2, 2 OT — Tumwater knocked off the Class 2A Greater St. Helens League champion in a first round district playoff at Hockinson.
Kavita Battan scored both goals for the Hawks, who will play Mark Morris on Tuesday in a loser-out match at a time and site to be determined.
Hockinson must win three games next week to reach the state tournament.
1A Trico tournament — Erin Sprowls had 13 kills and Tayler Nein added 22 digs as King's Way Christian lost to top-ranked Castle Rock 25-20, 25-17, 27-25 in the Trico League championship match in Woodland.
King's Way will advance to next week's 1A district tournament as the Trico's No. 2 seed. The Knights will face Forks at Montesano High School in a first-round match on Wednesday.
Woodland beat White Salmon, then lost to Kalama to earn the No. 4 seed. The Beavers will face Montesano at Montesano Middle School in the first round.
Final football pairings set — Newport of Bellevue beat Inglemoor of Kenmore 57-7 to earn the KingCo Conference's No. 3 seed to the 4A state preliminary round. The Knights will play Skyview next weekend at Kiggins Bowl.
Bainbridge beat West Seattle 47-20 to advance to play Columbia River in the 3A state preliminary round, also to be played at Kiggins Bowl.
In a correction, Camas will face South Kitsap in the 4A state preliminary game next weekend at Doc Harris Stadium.
Game days and times are expected to be announced on Monday.