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Monday, October 2, 2023
Oct. 2, 2023

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Prep roundup: Fast starts can’t produce wins for Prairie, Ridgefield soccer

Both teams fall in first round of state tournament


Things got off to such a great start for the Prairie boys soccer team on Tuesday in Pasco.

But ultimately, the Falcons ran out luck late in a 3-1 loss to Kamiakin of Kennewick in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs.

Ronan Wallace’s goal from an assist from Andrew McVee in the first minute of the match.

Kamiakin tied the match before halftime, then took a 2-1 lead early in the second half.

Then things got interesting down the stretch. Both squads were issued red cards and finished the match 10-and-10.

The Falcons challenged the goal several times late in the match, but couldn’t not get the tying goal.

“We hit the post and their goalkeeper made a couple of amazing saves,” Prairie coach Mike Mikelson said. “We were bringing our goalkeeper up on corner kick, everything. But we just couldn’t buy a goal.”

Kamiakin added a late goal to seal the win in the final minute.

“It was a good season,” Mikelson said. “The boys should be proud.”

Kingston 2, Ridgefield 1 — The Spudders scored first but couldn’t get another, falling in the first round of the 2A state playoffs in Poulsbo.

Brittan Gullickson gave the Spudders the early lead on an assist from Riley Adams in the 15th minute.

Kingston tied the game three minutes later. The Buccaneers got the go-ahead goal in the 49th minute, and a late push by the Spudders could not get the match even.

Girls golf

Sakamoto leads 2A district — Washougals Kallie Sakamoto had a solid first day at the 2A district tournament, shooting a 79 and taking a six-shot lead into Wednesday’s final round at Riverside Golf Course in Chehalis.

McKenna Canty of Black Hills is in second at 85. Columbia River’s Taylor Blakley is third at 90.


Ridgefield-Columbia River postponed — The 2A Greater St. Helens League tiebreaker game between the Spudders and Chieftains was postponed because of weather Tuesday. The two teams will play at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Hudson’s Bay High School for the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds into Thursday’s district tournament.