PREP SPORTS: Port Angeles boys golf wins third straight Ludlow Invite; other area reports
Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News
Forks catcher Reece Hagen tags a Montesano base runner out at home plate in the Spartans 4-3 win over the Bulldogs.
Chimacum High School golfers Jack Hilt, left, and James Porter were the individual winners at the Port Ludlow Invitational at Port Ludlow Golf Club. Hilt and Porter combined to shoot 75.
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The Roughriders’ three duos combined to shoot 18-over-par 234 in the two-person best ball event at Port Ludlow Golf Club.
Chimacum was second at 262, Port Townsend took third at 267.
Sequim shot a 273 to place fifth in the 10-school event.
Chimacum’s Jack Hilt and James Porter won Tuesday’s individual title by shooting 3-over-par 75.
Needham and Koehler led Port Angeles with a score of 76.
“Micah’s and Avery’s score was great,” Riders coach Mark Mitrovich said.
Port Angeles’ Alex Atwell and Alex Brown finished with a 78 and Mason Jackson and Austin Peterson shot 80.
Besides Hilt’s and Porter’s 75, Chimacum had scores of 85 by Marcus Bufford and Chris Bainbridge and 102 from the tandem of Dan Rasmussen and Port Townsend golfer Lucas Foster.
Zach Glover and Jack Bishop led the Redskins with an 86, Patrick Morton and Austin Khile shot 91 and Keegan Khile and Ben Rolland carded a 90.
Sequim’s top duo was Jack Shea and Travis Priest with an 81. Alex McCracken and Henry Markham shot 87 and Jade Arnold and Arnold Black shot 105.
North Mason took fourth place with a score of 273. Olympic (276) took sixth, South Whidbey (289) was seventh, Kingston (284) placed eighth, North Kitsap (326) was ninth and Bremerton was 10th with an incomplete score.
Port Angeles tops injured Sequim
PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders handed the short-handed Wolves their first Olympic League loss of the season at Peninsula Golf Club on Tuesday.
Sequim was without two of its top players and only traveled with four.
Port Angeles finished with a team score of 284 as senior Dana Fox continued her excellent play by posting a 40.
Fox has been the match medalist in all seven of her Olympic League matches this season.
Senior Chloe Brown and sophomore Hannah Almaden both shot below their season average with a 56 and 61, respectively. Maddie Boe shot 62, Kylee Jeffers shot 65 and Greta Gieseke shot 66.
Riders coach Jacob Lippold said he and Wolves coach Garrett Smithson were both looking forward to a matchup between the top two golfers in the league, Fox and Sequim freshman Alex McMenamin, but McMenamin was forced to miss the match due to an injury.
“We hope for a full and expeditious recovery,” Lippold said.
Sequim’s Kailee Price continued her late-season improvement and shot a 50, her best league score of the year.
Cecilee Wech shot a 58 for the Wolves, while Megan O’Mera had a 57 and Kelly Anders shot 62.
Forks 4, Montesano 3
BEAVER — The Spartans put a bow on senior night by defeating the visiting Bulldogs on Tuesday.
Senior Reis Lawson picked up the victory on the mound for Forks, pitching five innings while scattering just five hits and surrendering just one run.
“It was just an unbelievable start out of Reis Lawson. He gave us five strong innings and every chance to win,” Forks coach Wayne Daman said.
“And Reece Hagen, he caught and called a great game behind the plate. I’m really going to miss that kid.”
Hagen, another senior, was 1 for 3 at the plate and scored a run.
Forks fielded just nine players for the contest and each one of them came up big when it counted.
Perhaps no Spartan made more of an impact than freshman Ryan McGraw.
McGraw made his first start ever in right field and made a clutch catch before knocking in what would become the game-winning run with a single down the left-field line in the bottom of the sixth inning.
“We had an unlikely hero in a guy who hasn’t played a whole lot for us and he comes up with a game-winning hit for us in the sixth inning,” Daman said.
“That’s when you know things are starting to come together.”
Not wanting to miss out on the action, Billy Palmer turned in a nice catch in left field to end an inning earlier in the game, Javier Contreras and Hagen hooked up for an out at home plate, and Parker Browning played his third straight game with a rib injury while turning in defensive plays, base hits and sacrifice bunts.
“That kid has gutted it out, really stepped up to the plate,” Daman said of Browning.
“And [senior center fielder] Nate Gimlin ran the outfield for us with two freshmen on both sides of him. That’s all you can ask out of a guy.”
Lawson and Contreras each had two hits and a run for Forks, while Gimlin, Reece Moody and Caleb Adams added one hit apiece.
Seniors Lawson, Gimlin and Hagen were playing in their final home game at the Spartans’ home field in Beaver.
“It’s always nice to give the seniors a win in the last game at their park,” Daman said.
“These guys have done so much for this program.”
On Monday, the Spartans dropped both ends of a league doubleheader versus Rochester.
The Warriors took game one by a score of 12-7 and game two by an 8-3 count.
“We put together 14 good innings of baseball against a great team,” said Spartan skipper Wayne Daman.
Moody led the Forks offense in the first game, going 2 for 4 with two RBIs and a run. Adams added two hits and a stolen base for Forks, and McGraw drove in a run in his first-ever high school at bat.
In the second game, Lawson had two hits and Adams and Gimlin added one hit each.
Forks (2-9, 4-9) will travel to Hoquiam for an Evergreen 1A League contest today.
Port Angeles 3
PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders went toe-to-toe with the Olympic League’s second-place team by sweeping the singles matches.
Callie Peet won the No. 1 singles match over Sara Beckstrom 6-3, 6-2.
In No. 2 singles, Audra Perrizo defeated Keelyn Halferty 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.
“Audra was player of the match,” Port Angeles coach Stephanie Gochnour said.
“She came back and won two straight sets after losing the first set to her opponent. Audra played with patience and kept the ball in play for almost three hours.”
Lydia Cornelson beat Grace Chan 6-0, 6-2 in the No. 3 singles match.
The Riders had some nice battles in doubles action as well.
McKenna Thompson and Hannah Little fell to Kingston’s Chealsey Rosebrook and Emma Saas 6-3, 6-3; Audrey Little and Jessica Zhu were defeated by Sarah Zischeke and Sarah Hamel 4-6, 6-3, 6-1; Khaya Elliott and Emily Basden lost to Miriam Robertson and Adiana Cruz 6-2, 6-3; and Carter Juskevich and Tierra Ellis lost to Christina Henderson and Brooke Murray 7-6 (7-2), 6-4.
The Roughriders (2-4, 3-5) are at Chimacum/Port Townsend tomorrow.
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