SPORTS: Port Angeles girls capture track tri-meet, Sequim boys finish second; other prep reports
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Sequim’s Katie Rogers crosses the finish line ahead of Olympic’s Keelin Balzaretti and Port Angeles’ Madison St. George in the 4x200 relay during an Olympic League tri-meet in Sequim.
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SEQUIM — The Sequim and Port Angeles boys and girls track and field teams split in their Olympic League head-to-head meet while Olympic also competed in the three-way meet.
The Roughrider girls won with a score of 78.5 with the Wolves not too far behind at 66.5 and the Trojans trailing with 42.
“Our girls worked hard to hold off Sequim,” Port Angeles girls track coach Bill Tiderman said.
“Great times and distances were hard to come by on a cold, windy track and field but the ladies got the places they needed to stay undefeated in the league so far.”
A few personal bests were recorded for the Port Angeles girls despite the weather, Tiderman added.
The Olympic boys, meanwhile, barely nudged out Sequim for first place, 78.5-77.5, while the Riders settled for third with 22.
There were five double winners between Port Angeles and Sequim as Jolene Millsap and Willow Suess captured two wins each for the Riders and Jasmine McMullin took two events for the Wolves on the girls side.
Jayson Brocklesby and Lopaka Yasumura claimed two wins apiece for Sequim in boys action.
On the girls side, Port Angeles led everyone with seven individual wins while Sequim had five and Olympic three.
Each school earned one relay victory each in the three relays.
Millsap took two of the three sprint events by winning the 100 meters in 13.01 and the 200 in 27.33 while Sequim’s Waverly Shreffler claimed the 400 in 1:07.83.
Suess took over in the distance events, taking the 800 run in 2:41.14 and the 3,200in 12:50.49.
McMullin, meanwhile, was first in long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 2 inches, and she took the gold in triple jump at 33 feet even.
Other area individual winners were Port Angeles’ Elizabeth Stevenson in the 1,600, Alexis Hefton in the discus and Brittany Norberg in the javelin, and Sequim’s Sarah Hutchison in 100 hurdles and Emily VanDyken in pole vault.
Norberg won by more than 20 feet as she threw the spear 104-04. The second-place throw was 83-10.
In addition, Olympic won the 4x100 relay while Sequim took the 4x200 event with McMullin, Hutchison, Hannah Hudson and Heidi Vereide, and Port Angeles won the 4x400 relay with Cassidy Hodgin, Madison St. George, Elyse Lovgren and Millsap.
In boys action, the Wolves won six individual events and swept the two relay races while Olympic won six events and the Riders took two.
Earning two wins were Sequim’s Yasumura in the 100 in 11.77 and the shot put with a heave of 48-09.5, a season best, and Brocklesby, who captured the high jump with a 6-foot even height, and the 400 in 52.88.
Other area individual wins went to Sequim’s Joshua Cibene in pole vault (10-06), Alex Barry in triple jump (38-05), and Port Angeles’ Kyle Tupper in 1,600 (4:38.74) and Tony Dalgardno in 800 (2:17.56).
The Wolves also won the 4x100 relay with Christian Miles, Yasumura, Brocklesby and Dylan Chatters in 46.01, and the 4x400 relay with Oscar Herrera, Judah Breitbach, Chatters and Hamish Peers in 3:53.97.
The Roughriders next will participate in the Bellevue Invitational, which features more than 500 athletes, on Saturday.
North Kitsap 0
POULSBO — Makayla Bentz threw a complete-game two-hit shutout and Alexas Besand knocked in four runs for the Wolves in the Olympic League game.
Sequim remained undefeated on the year, improving to 8-0 in league and 9-0 overall while the Vikings fell to 4-5, 4-6.
Bentz struck out seven and walked just two in the five-inning game.
Besand led the offensive attack by going 2 for 3 with a double, four RBI and three runs scored while Columbia Haupt went 2 for 3 with three RBI.
MaryLu Clift also had a strong game with a double. two RBI and run in a 2 for 3 outing.
Shelby Lott scored two runs and went 2 for 3.
It wasn’t all muscle for the Wolves, though, as they produced seven stolen bases. Rylleigh Zbaraschuk led the team with two thefts while Bentz, hannah Grubb, Lott, Clift and Haupt.
Sequim 10, North Kitsap 0,
Sequim 2 0 3 5 0 — 10 9 2
North Kitsap 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 2 2
WP- Ma. Bentz; LP- Keller
Sequim: Bentz 5IP, 2H, 0R, 7K, 2BB.
North Kitsap: Keller 5IP, 9H, 10R, 3ER, 5K, 2BB.
Sequim: Besand 2-3, 2B, 4RBI, 2R; Haupt 2-3, 3RBI, SB; Clift 2-3, 2B, 2RBI, R, SB; Lott 2-3, RBI, 2R, SB.
Port Townsend 3
KINGSTON — The Buccaneers remained in the chase for the top of the Olympic League standings with the victory over the winless Redskins.
The Bucs exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break open a close 5-3 game.
Kingston stays in third place with a 7-2 record, just a half-game behind Port Angeles and 1.5 behind league-leading Sequim.
Port Townsend falls to 0-9, 0-10.
Natalee Taylor and Baili Shaw both batted 2 for 3 for the Redskins while Gen Polizzi went 1 for 2.
Kingston 13, Port Townsend 3,
Port Townsend 0 0 3 0 0 0 — 3 6 4
Kingston 0 3 0 1 1 8 — 13 9 2
WP- Hammetmeister; LP- G. Polizzi
Port Townsend: G. Polizzi 6IP, 3K, 7BB.
Kingston: Hammetmeister 6IP, 3K, 4BB.
Port Townsend: Taylor 2-3; Shaw 2-3; G. Polizzi 1-2.
Kingston: Gowenlock 2B; Hilse 2-4, 2RBI; Bartell 2-3 (2RBI).
Rochester 8, 10,
Forks 0, 4
ROCHESTER — The Spartans rallied for three runs in the seventh inning of the second game in SWL-Evergreen Division action.
Brooke Jacoby, Alissa Shaw, Sassy Price and Courtnie Paul all had hits for the rally in the seventh.
Forks had seven hits in the second game while being held to two in the first contest.
DARRINGTON — A solid outing by eighth-grade pitcher Bailey Kieffer was spoiled by fielding errors and subpar hitting.
Kieffer pitched all six innings for the Rangers, who were without ace Sammy Rae.
“Boy, she pitched a good won,” Quilcene coach Mark Thompson said.
“Offensively, we just weren’t very good.”
The Rangers struck out 13 times and in the seventh inning stranded the tying run on second base with no outs.
Quilcene also committed three errors, which led to three unearned runs.
“We beat ourselves,” Thompson said. “That was a game we should have won.”
Freshman Megan Weller had two triples and an RBI, and Alexis Gray came of the bench to belt a pinch-hit double in the sixth inning.
Emily Ward and Jerrica Viloria had Quilcene’s other hits.
Rae missed the game with a minor back strain. Thompson said she probably could have played, but the decision was made to err on the side of caution.
The Rangers travel to Auburn today to play a doubleheader with Muckleshoot.
Darrington 6, Quilcene 5
Quilcene 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 — 5 5 3
Darrington 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 — 6 6 2
Quilcene: Keiffer 6IP, 2K, 3ER.
Quilcene: Weller 2 3B, R, RBI; Ward 1-3, RBI; Gray PH 2B; Viloria 1-3, R.
North Kitsap 4, Sequim 1
POULSBO — The Vikings rallied for four runs in the fifth inning to hold off the Wolves and remain one game behind Olympic League-leading Bremerton.
North Kitsap, which had a total of only four hits in the game, now sits at 9-2 in league while the Knights are 10-1.
The Wolves fell to 3-7 in league and 5-7 overall.
Austin Clement went the distance on the mound, giving up just two earned runs on four hits while striking out two for Sequim.
Cameron Harrison had an RBI in the game and went 1 for 2 for the Wolves.
North Kitsap 4, Sequim 1
Sequim 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 — 1 5 2
North Kitsap 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 — 4 4 1
WP- Tamm; LP- Clement
Sequim: Clement 6IP, 4H, 4R, 2ER, 2K, 4 BB..
North Kitsap: Crowell 4IP, 4H, 1ER, 4K, 1BB; Tamm 3IP, 1H, 0R, 6K, 3BB.
Sequim: Harrison 1-2, RBI.
North Kitsap: Ekin 1-2, RBI, R; Crowell 1-3, 2RBI.
Charles Wright 4, Chimacum 3
CHIMACUM — Errors and walks hurt the youthful Cowboys in the Nisqually League game.
Charles Wright scored all four runs in the top of the seventh to erase a 2-0 Chimacum lead at that time.
The Cowboys scored another run in the bottom of the seventh to make the game close.
Miles Hundley struck out eight while walking three in 6 1/3 innings.
Drew Yackulic went 2 for 3 and scored two runs for Chimacum.
Charles Wright 4, Chimacum 3
Charles Wright 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 — 4 8 0
Chimacum 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 — 3 6 2
WP- Chenley; LP- Hundley
Chimacum: Hundley 6.2IP, 8K, 3BB.
Charles Wright: Mondou 2-4, 2B; Reynolds 2-3, R.
Chimacum: Yackulic 2-3, 2R.
DARRINGTON — The 1B Rangers overcame a slow start to pound the 2B Loggers.
Quilcene’s four pitchers — Jacob Pleines, Luc Murphy, Eli Harrison and Josh King — combined to limit Darrington to four hits and strike out nine batters.
The Rangers threw 100 pitches in the game, with 67 being strikes.
The Loggers scored a run apiece in the first and second innings and remained in the lead until the Quilcene bats awoke in the fifth inning.
The Rangers scored three runs in the fifth inning, three in the sixth and five in the seventh.
Pleines had two hits, including Quilcene’s first triple of the season, and drove in a pair of runs.
Freshman Dillon McEdwards had two hits, two runs and an RBI.
Fellow freshman A.J. Prater and Nate Weller drove in two runs each.
Quilcene coach Forrest Thomson was happy to see Rangers’ freshmen play such a big role in the victory.
“I was pleased with the freshmen,” he said. “That’s what we need to get to where we want to be.”
Quilcene (3-0, 4-4) hosts Rainier Christian for a Sea-Tac League doubleheader this afternoon.
Quilcene 11, Darrington 2
Quilcene 0 0 0 0 3 3 5 — 11 11 4
Darrington 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 — 2 3 2
Quilcene: Pleines 2IP, 6K, H, BB; Murphy 3IP, 2H, 2K; Harrison IP; King IP, K.
Quilcene: Pleines 2H, 3B, R, 2RBI; McEdwards 2H, 2B, 2R, RBI; Prater 2H, 2B, R, 2RBI; Smith 2H, R, RBI; King H, BB, HBP, 2R, RBI; Weller 2H, R, 2RBI; Harrison H, BB, R; Murphy BB, R.
Rochester 3, 8,
Forks 2, 7
ROCHESTER — The Spartans dropped a pair of competitive one-run games to the Warriors, including a 3-2 nine-inning loss in the opener.
“It was a really good all-around game,” Forks coach Wayne Daman said of the first game.
The Spartans took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning on runs by Mark Jacobson and Reis Lawson. But, that was all the runs they would score in the game.
“From that point, they shut down our sticks,” Daman said.
Rochester score a run in the sixth and another in the seventh to force extra innings, and then won the game with a bases-loaded walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth.
Forks’ Javier Contreras pitched seven innings for the third straight outing.
“He was really effective on the mound,” Daman said. “We got the lead and he held it for as long as he could.”
The second game was more of an offensive slugfest.
The Spartans jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but the Warriors responded with six straight runs.
Forks fought back to take a 7-6 lead with four runs in the top of the fifth inning before Rochester plated two in the bottom of the fifth.
Lawson was 4 for 4 at the plate and drove in a run for the Spartans.
Forks returns to action Tuesday when it plays at Montesano.
Rochester 3, Forks 2 (9 innings)
Forks 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 — 2 7 2
Rochester 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 — 3 6 4
WP- Deal; LP- Lawson
Forks: Contreras 2-4; Leppell; Jacobson; Lawson; Moody; Gilmore.
Rochester 8, Forks 7
Forks 1 0 2 0 4 0 0 — 7 14 3
Rochester 0 0 3 3 2 0 x — 8 10 5
WP- Fosnant; LP- Jacobson
Forks: Lawson 4-4, RBI; Leppell 2-4, R; Gilmore 2-4, RBI; Contreras 1-4; Pederson 1-3; Moody 1-3; Hagan 1-3, 3B.
PA/Sequim 7, South Kitsap 4
PORT ORCHARD — Port Angeles/Sequim secured its first win of the boys high school lacrosse season with the road victory at Veteran’s Memorial Park.
Led by Port Angeles sophomore Connor Leslie’s four goals and an assist, Port Angeles advanced its record to 1-6-0.
Sequim sophomore goaltender Ryan Root had 14 saves on 18 shots to set the tone for the squad of student-athletes from Port Angeles and Sequim high schools.
Also having goals for Port Angeles were Elliott Siltier, Jamison Williamson and Logan Alward.
Port Angeles/Sequim next faces Peninsula-Gig Harbor (9-1-0) on Monday in a 6 p.m. start at Storm King Soccer Fields in Port Angeles.
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