For the first time in program history, the Woodland boys soccer team is a state playoff game victor. Jackson Finn scored a hat trick as the Beavers defeated Sequim 3-2 on Wednesday at Peninsula College. They will advance to the state quarterfinals to face Sehome at 1 p.m. Saturday at Western Washington University’s Harrington Field.
Freshman goalkeeper Treyson Thrall made several big saves — seven total on the night — including a game-saving one late in regulation. Sequim was able to put one past him in the 30th minute before Finn responded with his first goal in the 38th on an assist from Jesse Thrall.
Finn added another in the 55th minute on a feed from Thrall to make it 2-1. Jesse Thrall dished one more to Finn in the 69th to give the Beavers a two-goal advantage into the dying minutes. Sequim scraped one back in the 72nd minute and tested Treyson Thrall in stoppage time, but the Beavers escaped with the win.
King’s 2, Seton Catholic 0 — Andy Olson made 11 saves as the Cougars’ season came to a close in the 1A State Tournament in Shoreline. The Cougars end the year 14-4 and return all but four players to a budding program.
La Center wins one at 1A district — Katie Steward hit a two-run home run and Macy Randolph went 2 for 3 as the La Center opened district tournament play with a 5-4 win over Hoquiam at Fort Borst Park in Centralia.
La Center later fell to Montesano 16-0 in the semifinals. The Wildcats will play a winner-to-state, loser out game on Saturday.
King’s Way Christian lost its opener 12-0 to Elma. It’s consolation game against Forks was suspended due to rain.
River wins 2A district title — Madeline Kim’s fifth-place finish led Columbia River to the team title at the 2A district tournament at Capitol City Golf Club in Olympia.
Using a points system, River collected 118, 2.5 ahead of second-place Mark Morris.
Kim’s shot a two-day total of 179. Tumwater’s Lily McCauley won the tournament with a score of 151.
The top 20 golfers advance to the state tournament May 21-22 in Spokane.
Joining Kim at state will be fellow Chieftains Naomi Phelps (ninth place) and Karlyn Gomez (11th).
Woodland’s Rayleah Trice and Abby Bozarth finished seventh and eighth, respectively.
Ridgefield also qualified two golfers for state as Samantha Fenton placed sixth and Alyssa Dewey finished ninth.
Hannah Bowie (15th) and Isabella Smith (17th) are headed to state for Hockinson.
Prairie qualifies for state — The Prairie boys golf team is headed to the state tournament after a top-five finish at the 3A bi-district tournament Monday and Tuesday in Port Orchard.
Isaac Kinsmen, Cam Beeson, Hugh Foster, and Brendon Garvin helped the Falcons punch their ticket to the state championship May 21-22 in Olympia.