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Prep roundup: Union takes second at state in slowpitch softball

Columbia River wins fourth-place trophy in the 3A/2A tournament

By , Columbian Assistant Sports Editor

Union’s quest of the 4A state championship in slowpitch softball fell short with a 21-0 loss to Chiawana of Pasco on Saturday in Yakima.

Bailey Gleich went 2 for 2 for the Titans, who were only able to manage seven singles off the Riverhawks.

Still the runner-up finish is the best for any Clark County program in a state tournament in slowpitch softball.

Columbia River took home the fourth-place trophy in the 3A/2A tournament by beating Evergreen 31-10.

The game was tied 10-10 going into the seventh inning when the Rapids poured on 21 runs in the inning.

Aurora Wiley was 5 for 6 with two home runs and eight RBI, Zaya Ehlers-Bakacs was 4 for 6 with two RBI, and Sydney Seibert-Wilder was 4 for 6 with a double, two triples and five RBI for River. Zoey Mikkelson was 3 for 3 with a double and RBI for Evergreen.

River would go on to fall to Walla Walla 31-8 in the third place game.

Girls soccer

PUYALLUP 4, CAMAS 3 — Brooklyn Burns scored two goals for Camas, but it was not enough as the Papermakers lost a wild one at home in the 4A bi-district tournament.

Camas will face Graham Kapowsin on Tuesday in Sumner in a loser-out match. The Papermakers need to win two more games to reach the state tournament.

SKYVIEW 5, EMERALD RIDGE 2 — Dea Covarrubias scored two goals and Mya Ellertson added a goal and an assists as the Storm won a loser-out match in the 4A bi-district playoffs.

Skyview will face Kentwood on Tuesday in Sumner in another loser-out match. The Storm need two more wins to reach the state tournament.

OLYMPIA 3, UNION 1 — The Titans saw their season come to an end with a loss in the 4A bi-district tournament.

EVERGREEN 3, AUBURN MOUNTAINVIEW 1 — Adrianne Agbayani had two goals and one assists as Evergreen won a loser-out match in the 3A bi-district playoffs.

Evergreen will face Kentlake on Wednesday in Bonney Lake for a berth to the state tournament.

MOUNTAIN VIEW 3, TIMBERLINE 2 — Teaghan Irvin scored all three goals as the Thunder stayed alive in the 3A bi-district playoffs wit a win at home.

Mountain View will face Gig Harbor or Capital on Wednesday at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma for a berth to state.

WOODLAND 1, CENTRALIA 0 — Carly Coltrin scored a goal and Coco MacDonald had seven saves in goal as Woodland won a pigtail match in the 2A district tournament.

Woodland will play at Columbia River in a first-round match Tuesday at River.

Boys cross country

Union, Camas clinch state berths — Cohen Butler of Camas was the top-placing local runner in the 4A bi-district meet in University Place as Union and Camas clinched state berths.

Butler placed third overall in 15 minutes, 51 seconds to lead Camas to a fifth-place team finish. Bradley Harris’ eighth-place finish (16:17) led Union to a third in the team standings.

Dekota Houfek placed 19th overall (16:53) to help Prairie place fifth in the 3A race and clinch a team spot for the Falcons.

Girls cross country

Union’s Charlotte Wilson was the overall runner-up, and Camas and Skyview clinched team state berths at the 4A bi-district meet.

Wilson ran 18:32 to place second overall, just in front of Skyview’s Daphne Evenson (18:55), who placed third.

Eliisa Marshall placed ninth (19:19) to lead Camas to fourth place in the team standings. Skyview was seventh to slip in for a state berth.

Evergreen’s Daniela Vazquez-Gonzalez was the top-placing local in the 3A meet, finishing 17th in 19:56, just ahead of teammate Claire Rogge (18th, 19:58).

Boys tennis

William Goth of Evergreen, Micah Nelson of Prairie and the doubles team of Jeffery Tso and Braydon Haygood of Mountain View clinched state berths by placing at the 3A bi-district tournament Kent.

Goth earned his berth with a 3-6, 6-4 (10-5) win over Nelson in a fifth-place semifinal. Goth lost the fifth-place match to finish sixth. Nelson then beat Zane Pickett of Spanaway Lake 6-1, 6-0 to finish seventh and earn a state berth.

Tso and Haygood also had to win the seventh-place match in the doubles bracket to earn a trip to state.

Girls swimming

Lila McGeachy had a pair of runner-up finishes to lead Camas to the team title in the Class 4A District 4/8 meet in Walla Walla.

McGeachy placed second in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle helping Camas tally 455 points to outscore second-place Hanford 455-372.

Union’s Joli Fong won the 100 butterfly in 1:02.56, and teammate Camille McClafferty won the 100 breaststroke in 1:08.45.

Union also won the 200 medley relay (1:55.37), and Camas won the 200 free relay (1:44.64).

Lucy Demaray won two events in the 3A District 4/8 meet, helping Mountain View place second in the team standings.

Demaray won the 100 breaststroke by almost seven seconds, winnning 1:12.48. Demaray also won the 200 freestyle (2:02.86).

Peyton Sweet of Mountain View won the 100 butterfly in 1:04.47 as the Thunder scores 320 points to place second behind Cheney (347).