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Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Sept. 27, 2023

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Prep roundup: La Center soccer beats Hoquiam to clinch state berth


La Center struck early and the defense recorded another shutout as the Wildcats beat Hoquiam 3-0 to clinch a berth to the 1A state boys soccer tournament.

Thursday’s win in Montesano sent La Center to the 1A district championship match against Toledo-Winlock at 1 p.m. Saturday at King’s Way Christian High School.

Alec Watkins scored about 10 minutes into the match to give La Center an early 1-0 lead.

Hunter Leach scored off an assists from Eric Firl right before halftime to put the Wildcats up 2-0.

In the second half, Landon Martin sealed the win with a rebound goal.

Sumner 4, Heritage 1 — Julian Bojorquez gave Heritage an early 1-0 lead. But Sumner countered with two goals three minutes apart to take a 2-1 lead into halftime.

As the Timberwolves pushed forward to try to tie the game, Sumner added two goals in the final 12 minutes as Heritage saw its season come to an end.

R.A. Long 5, Ridgefield 3 — The Spudders dropped a loser-out game in the 2A district playoffs to end their season.

Hunter Abrams scored two goals for the Spudders.

Olympia 1, Union 0 — The Titans fell in the 4A bi-district playoffs, but remain alive for a state berth.

Union will face Todd Beamer of Federal Way at 2 p.m. Saturday in Olympia for the final berth to state.

Track and field

2A sub-district — Hockinson’s Micah Kinnunen, Woodland’s Tyler Flanagan and Ridgefield’s Trey Knight were dual winners in the boys 2A sub-district meet at Columbia River.

Kinnunen won the 100 (10.82 seconds) and 200 (22.44). Flanagan won the 110-hurdles (15.84) and 300 hurdles (42.14). Knight won the shot put (58 feet, 1.25 inches) and discus (162-2.75).

Washougal took the team title over Ridgefield 136-125.

In the girls meet, Hockinson’s Emma Watson and Alyssa Chapin and Columbia River’s Lucy Ianello were dual winners.

Watson took the 100 (12.82) and 200 (26.93). Chapin won the 100 hurdles (15.71) and 300 hurdles (49.77). Ianello won the 800 (2:26.16) and 1,600 (5:23.79).

Columbia River topped Washougal 127-108.5 for the team title.


Mountain View 12, Evergreen 2 — Hailey Paull gave up two runs in three innings and went 2 for 2 with two RBI as the Thunder locked up the No. 2 seed to the 3A bi-district tournament.

After Evergreen took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third, Mountain View countered with seven runs in the bottom of the third. Sadee Christerson went 2 for 4 with an RBI, Maelyn Ocampo was 2 for 3 and Serena Fogg was 2 for 2 with three RBI for the Thunder.

Kelso 3, Prairie 2 — Kelso scored two runs in the top of the seventh on Prairie errors to win. Prairie got one run in the bottom of the seventh Hailey St. Peter’s RBI double. St. Peter reached third base by Kelso’s Jordyn Ragen got the final out.

Martina Downs went 2 for 3 with a double for Prairie, and Kylee Snider was 2 for 3 with a home run.

Prairie’s loss, coupled with Mountain View’s win, dropped the Falcons into the No. 3 seed to bi-district.