News nuggets to wrap up our Sunday.
Golf: Valleyite competes for college conference title
North Bend’s Alex Nelson is competing in this weekend’s Northwest Conference men’s golf championships.
Yesterday, the Pacific Lutheran University freshman, a 2016 Mount Si HS grad, carded a ten-over par 82 on the par-72 course at the Tacoma Golf and Country Club to finish the opening round tied for 25th overall. The event wraps up today. Fellow Valleyite Mitch Dover, also from North Bend and a 2016 MSHS’er, is not competing in this weekend’s tourney.
Rowing: Valley trio on water in South Carolina
Three Mount Si High School grads are back in South Carolina this weekend, and will be soon on their way back home to their respective college campuses, after helping their women’s rowing teams at a major meet hosted by Clemson University.
Washington State, Gonzaga and Oregon State’s women’s crew squads all sent boats back to the Clemson event, and all of them have finished action for the weekend with final heats earlier this morning.
In their final heat this morning, Gonzaga’s varsity eight, with North Bend’s Meghan McCallum aboard, won their race, clocking 6:40.43 on the course at Lake Hartwell, south of the Clemson campus along the South Carolina-Georgia border near Anderson, SC. Yesterday, the Bulldogs took sixth in a morning race and fifth in an afternoon race. McCallum is a senior and 2013 MSHS’er.
In their final earlier today, Washington State’s third varsity eight, with Fall City’s Sara Brevick aboard, took third in that race, clocking 7:36.99. The Cougar boat finished fifth in both of their heat races yesterday.
And in their final this morning, Oregon State’s second varsity eight crew, we think with Snoqualmie’s Joely Hannan aboard, finished sixth after taking seventh in their two heat races yesterday. Today’s time was 6:57.61. Hannan is a senior as well and 2013 Mount Si HS grad.
Volleyball: Continued challenges for local teams with Mount Si athletes at KC tourney
It was a day of continued struggles yesterday for the Kent-based Kent Juniors volleyball teams with Mount Si High School players at the ShowMe national qualifier tournament in Kansas City.
KJ’s 16’s, with Wildcat Hayley West, wrapped up play earlier this morning falling in their opening playoff match, after going winless again yesterday. KJ finished 0-7 against a field of teams largely from the Midwest. The KJ 17’s team, with fellow ‘Cat Lillian Bachand, is still awaiting its playoff match later, but they, too, went winless yesterday, and only have one Friday win under their belt.
We’ll keep you apprised of how the 17’s finish out the weekend. Neither team will be qualifying for nationals from this weekend’s event.
Football: North Bend’s Dumas competes in Wyoming spring game
College spring football season is underway, and yesterday, a Mount Si High School alum saw a little action in one spring game.
Receiver Parker Dumas, a redshirt freshman from North Bend, played in the University of Wyoming’s annual “Brown vs. Gold” spring game in Laramie. Dumas, a 2015 Mount Si HS grad, caught one pass for four yards, and his small contribution helped his Gold team win a close 3-0 game over the Brown squad at the university’s War Memorial Stadium.
Dumas and his Cowboys teammates open their season September 2 on the road at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, a game that is likely to be nationally televised although those schedules have not been announced yet. Several of their Mountain West Conference games are set to be televised, however, later in the season.
Lacrosse: Valley athlete pitches in to help college’s men’s team win
The University of Puget Sound’s men beat Pacific Lutheran’s men Thursday night 7-3 in Tacoma, and a Valleyite played in the contest. North Bend’s Andrew Zinkan, a Mount Si HS grad, competed for the Loggers but had no stats of note reported.