Prep roundup: Hampton wins 4A bi-district singles championship



Skyview’s Sammi Hampton won the 4A bi-district singles title on Saturday, defeating Union’s Jelena Vidovic 6-3, 6-0 at Olympia.

The defending 4A state champ defeated Union’s Sydney Wallace 6-4, 6-0 in the semifinal.

All four semifinalists advance to the state tournament next weekend at Richland.

The Camas doubles team of Esther Kwon and Jen Lewis won the bi-district title by defeating the Kentridge team of Katie Ly and Kyana Esber 6-1, 6-3.

Skyview’s Kristina Metz and Macy Ballew won four out of five matches to place fifth and earn a spot at state.

Skyview and Union tied for first for the team title.

In the 3A bi-district tournament at Spanaway, Prairie’s Akari Baba lost in the semifinals, but bounced back to beat Ainsley Winterrowd of North Thurston 6-0, 6-2 to place third in singles and qualify for state.

In doubles, it was an all-River semifinal as Alex Wilimington and Ashley Olser beat Sarah Case and Camille Mitchell, 6-2, 7-6.

Wilmington and Osler lost to a team from Lincoln in a third-set supertiebreaker 10-7 in the title match. Case and Mitchell beat a team from Enumclaw in a third-set supertiebreaker to place third, helping River place second in the team standings.

Also, the Mountain View doubles team of Emma Raivio and Milla Benedetti won four of five matches to finish fourth and qualify for the state tournament next weekend at Kennewick.

3A baseball

Southridge 5, Columbia River 4 — The Chieftains rallied in the top of the seventh inning to tie, only to fall in the bottom of the inning and see their season come to an end.

Down 4-1, Columbia River’s Michael McCann hit a three-run home run that tied the game.

The Chieftains got two more on base in the inning, but a diving outfield catch for the third out ended the rally.

Southridge then loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh, and won the game on a bloop hit over the drawn in infield.

4A, 3A softball

The 4A and 3A bi-district tournaments at Sprinker Fields in Spanaway were rained out on Saturday and all remaining games were moved to Monday.

Battle Ground and Bellarmine Prep will resume their 4A game at 10 a.m. Monday. Bellarmine Prep led 1-0 in the fourth inning when it was stopped by rain on Friday.

At 3 p.m., Skyview will play Emerald Ridge, and Camas will face Todd Beamer in semifinal games. The championship game is scheduled for 7 p.m.

In the 3A tournament, Prairie will face Auburn Mountain View at 11 a.m. Monday. A Prairie win qualifies the Falcons for state and they would play again in a 3 p.m. semifinal. A loss moves Prairie into a 1 p.m. loser-out game.

4A soccer

Snohomish 3, Camas 1 — You could say the Papermakers were thrown out of the 4A state tournament.

Snohomish was credited with two goals as a result of long throw-ins by defender Blake Crutchfield from about 40 yards away.

“The long throws are dangerous,” Snohomish coach Dan Pingrey told the Everett Herald. “We have it, and we take advantage of it.”

Camas coach Roland Minder said Snohomish “has some tall players, like 6-2 and 6-3, and they line up in front of the goal. When the ball comes in, they jump early to obscure the view of the keeper. And the ball went into the goal … twice!”

Untouched throw-ins that go into the goal are, by rule, not goals.

However, both goals were ruled to have glanced off a Camas player — the first off the goalkeeper, the other off a defender — and were officially ruled own goals.

Those goals helped Snohomish take a 3-0 halftime lead. Houston Taie scored Camas’ goal off a free kick in the second half.

Camas, which battled injuries all season, opened the season 4-3. But the Papermakers ran off eight consecutive wins before Saturday’s loss.

Given where we started from, the guys really did an outstanding job of learning and getting better as the season went along,” Minder said.

1A softball

Woodland 5, Montesano 2 — The Beavers beat the Bulldogs to capture the 1A district championship in Centralia and head to state as the district’s No. 1 seed.

Hoquiam 9, La Center 3 — The Wildcats season came to an end with the loss at the district tournament in Centralia.

Hoquiam took advantage of Woodland errors to jump out to a 6-0 lead.

Kayla Aguirre was 2 for 3 with a home run for La Center (14-8).