SPORTS: New track yields records at Port Angeles Invitational

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Roughriders’ new track held up just fine at the Port Angeles Invitational on Thursday afternoon.

Port Townsend’s Quinton Decker set a track record in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9 minutes, 13.8 seconds, as the pace was fast and furious at the 28th annual event.

“We had some great times today,” Port Angeles coach Dwayne Johnson said. “We had a good atmosphere. The sun was out. It was warm. [Decker] just crushed the record.”

The Redskin senior, who won the Class 1A cross country state title in the fall, bettered former Port Angeles runner Frank Prince III’s old mark (9:18.4) by more than four seconds.

But Decker wasn’t the only highlight in the season-opening event for several North Olympic Peninsula high school track and field teams.

Port Angeles’ Nick Peterson won the high jump with a leap of 6-feet flat, while teammate Spencer Moorman was a double winner with victories in the discus (118-11) and shot put (42-8).

Neah Bay’s Billy Secor won the javelin (143-5), narrowly edging out North Olympic League rival Josh Anderson of Crescent (140-11).

Port Townsend also had some girls take home first-place finishes, with Brianna Hemsley winning the 200 meters in 27.81 and Khloe Frank the 400 in 1:04.91.

Port Angeles’ Shelby Napiontek was the top Rider girl with a second-place mark in the triple jump (29-9¬½).

Sequim’s Samantha Whiteside took first in the pole vault (8-6) to lead the Wolves girls.

Team scores and full meet details were not available at press time. Look for more information on the Port Angeles Invite in Sunday’s PDN.

Baseball Bainbridge 4, Sequim 1

SEQUIM — The Wolves dropped their first game of the season after surrendering four runs in the first two innings of Thursday’s nonleague affair against the Class 3A Spartans.

Drew Rickerson and Alex Gillis were lights out in relief for the Wolves, shutting down the Bainbridge bats over the last five innings.

Yet Sequim couldn’t generate enough offense to put a dent in the Spartans’ early lead.

Bainbridge 4, Sequim 1

Bainbridge 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 2

Sequim 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2

WP- Morse; LP- J. Oliver (0-1)

Pitching Statistics

Sequim: Oliver 2 IP, 3 ER, 6 hits, 2 Ks; Drew Rickerson 3 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, K; Alex Gillis 2 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 BBs, K

Hitting Statistics

Sequim: Baker 2-4; Holloway 2-2; Omdal 1-3, RBI.

Boys Soccer Sequim 2, North Mason 0

SEQUIM — The Wolves (2-1 overall) started off their 2A Olympic League schedule with a shutout victory over the Bulldogs on Thursday night.

Aldo Garcia and Nick Camporini each netted goals as the Wolves outshot their 2A counterparts 16-1 in the win.

Sequim hosts Vashon Island today at 3 p.m. in a nonleague game.

Sequim 2, North Mason 0

North Mason 0 0 — 0

Sequim 1 1 — 2

Scoring summary

First half: 1, Sequim, Garcia, 33rd minute.

Second half: 2, Sequim, Camporini, 72nd minute.

Port Townsend 6, Klahowya 2

PORT TOWNSEND — Luis Quintana scored a hat trick and Sam Selisch had two goals of his own in the Redskins’ (1-1) first victory of the season against the 2A Eagles on Thursday night.

Port Townsend 6, Klahowya 2

Klahowya 0 2 — 2

Port Townsend 3 3 — 6

Scoring summary

First half: 1, Port Townsend, Selisch (Lawrence) 20th minute; 2, Port Townsend, Quintana, 25th minute; 3, Port Townsend, Selisch (Gittelman) 29th minute.

Second half: 4, Port Townsend, Quintana, 46th minute; 1, Klahowya, Gorecki (McLaughlin) 48th minute; 5, Port Townsend, Quintana, 49th minute; 6, Port Townsend, Yourish (penalty kick), 59th minute; 2, Klahowya, McLaughlin, no time.

Vashon Island 6, Chimacum 2

CHIMACUM — The Pirates were too much for the youthful Cowboys in the opening Nisqually League game Thursday.

“Vashon is a big, bruising team,” Chimacum coach Kevin Coats said. “We got out-muscled.”

The Cowboys (0-1, 2-2) are a team of underclassmen with no seniors and just seven juniors.

“We have eight freshmen on the team,” Coats said.

The bigger Pirates dominated the game, leading 3-1 at halftime.

Griffin Hollin scored Chimacum’s first goal at 32 minutes.

Perry Pearsall had the assist.

Junior Keegan Young scored in the second half on a set play.

The Cowboys next play a nonleague game at Tacoma’s Washington High School today.

Forks 3, Montesano 0

FORKS — Forks continued their strong start with a shutout of the Bulldogs on Thursday afternoon.

“We stepped it up,” Forks coach Brian Bowers said.

“We controlled the midfield and out-hustled Montesano on a muddy field.”

The Spartans (3-0) found the net early as Cristian Molina was fouled in the box by the goal keeper in the eighth minute and promptly found net with his penalty kick.

Forks stepped up the pressure in the 13th minute as Wilson Avila-Luna sniffed out a goal off of a deflection.

Forks’ final goal came in the 62nd minute as Molina headed in a Shawn Weekes throw-in for the Spartans.

Forks hosts Tenino on Saturday.

Forks 3, Montesano 0

Montesano 0 0 — 0

Forks 2 1 — 3


First Half: 1, Forks Cristian Molina Penalty Kick 8th minute. 2, Forks, Wilson-Avila Luna, 13th minute

Second Half: 3, Forks, Molina (Shawn Weekes), 62nd minute.

Shots on Goal: Forks: 24 Montesano: 8

Shutout: Carlos Bernaee (1)

Kingston 3, Port Angeles 2

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles played “its best game of the season so far,” according to coach Chris Saari but lost a non-league game to Kingston on Thursday.

“It was a really hard-fought game, both teams are evenly matched,” Saari said.

Forest Epstein had a goal and an assist on Dave Roberts first varsity goal for the Roughriders (0-0, 0-3) but Kingston notched the game-tying goal in the 52nd minute and scored the go-ahead score in the 65th minute.

Port Angeles hosts King’s on Saturday.

Kingston 3, Port Angeles 2

Kingston 1 2 — 3

Port Angeles 1 1 — 2


First Half: 1,Kingston 10th minute 1, Port Angeles Forrest Epstein, 25th minute,

Second Half: 2, Port Angeles, 50th Minute David Roberts (Epstein). 2, Kingston 52nd Minute 3, Kingston 65th Minute.

Shots on Goal: Port Angeles 11 Kingston 20

JV Score: Port Angeles 2, Kingston 2

Golf PT boys, girls sweep

LAKELAND VILLAGE — The Redskin boys and girls golf teams took down North Mason in wet and blustery conditions at LakeLand Village Golf Course on Thursday afternoon.

Jenny Grauberger and Ronnie Harrell each won match medalist honors in their respective matches.

Grauberger shot a 48 in nine holes of play for 24 modified Stableford points in the girls match, while Harrell put up a 38 for 16 Stableford points.

Girls Port Townsend 43, North Mason 26

Stableford Scores (9 holes)

North Mason (26)

Not reported.

Port Townsend (43)

Grauberger 24 (48), Russell 19 (53).

Boys Port Townsend 41, North Mason 29

Stableford Scores (9 holes)

North Mason (29)

Not reported.

Port Townsend (41)

Harrell 16 (38), Yakush 10 (44), Sexton 7 (47), Anderson 6 (48), Reinhart 2 (52).

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