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Prep highlights: Mountain View boys win 3A bi-district golf title

Prairie also earns berth to 3A state golf

By Columbian staff
Published: May 16, 2023, 9:33pm

Grady Millar shot a 1-under-par 70 on Tuesday to place second at the Class 3A bi-district boys golf tournament, helping Mountain View capture the team title.

Millar shot 144 (74-70) for 36 holes at Auburn Golf Course to finish four strokes behind Eli McNelly of Capital in the individual standings. Mountain View’s Alex Rigby placed fifth at 152.

Mountain View beat out Gig Harbor 620-626 for the team title.

The Thunder will send its entire team to the 3A state tournament next week in Olympia. Prairie finished seventh at 681 and also qualified for state as a team.

GRUHER, CAMAS WIN BI-DISTRICT TITLES: Union’s Jade Gruher shot a 3-over-par 145 for 36 holes to win the 4A bi-district girls golf championship by seven strokes at Meadow Park Golf Course in Tacoma.

Gruher shot a 1-over 72 on Monday to take a four-shot lead, then maintained that lead with 2-over 73 on Tuesday.

Camas’ Jacinda Lee place third with a 152 (78-74), helping Camas capture the team title over Curtis (641-668). Union placed fifth. Both Camas and Union will send full teams in next week’s state tournament in Spokane.

4A GSHL Softball

BATTLE GROUND 13, UNION 0 — Rylee Rehbein allowed just one hit and struck out 11 as the Tigers triumphed in a tiebreaker to decide second place in the 4A Greater St. Helens League.

Battle Ground had two big innings, scoring five runs in the second and six runs in the sixth. Hailey Ferguson and Brooke Rausch each had two hits and three RBI.

Both teams advance to the bi-district tournament Friday and Saturday in Kent. Battle Ground is the No. 10 seed and Union is the No. 15 seed in the 16-team tournament.

2A District Softball

W.F. WEST 12, MARK MORRIS 2 — The Monarchs’ season came to an end with a loss in a district tournament play-in game.

Mark Morris, which finished fifth in the 2A GSHL, pulled within 3-2 with two runs in the top of the fifth.

W.F. West then scored nine runs in the bottom of the fifth to end the game by the 10-run rule. The Bearcats will face 2A GSHL champ Ridgefield in a district first-round game Thursday in Chehalis.

3A State Baseball

EASTSIDE CATHOLIC 4, KELSO 3 — Easton Marshall and Landon Patterson each had two hits, but that was all the offense the No. 17 seed Hilanders could generate in a first-round loss at No. 16 Eastside Catholic.

Trailing 3-0, Kelso pulled even in the top of the fifth. Marshall had an RBI single followed by a hit batter and a walk with the bases loaded.

But the Crusaders retook the lead in the bottom of the fifth with the eventual winning run scoring on a squeeze play.

After finishing second in the 3A GSHL, Kelso’s season is over at 14-11.