Sunday news and notes from the SVSJ, from baseball, softball, wrestling, track and field and more…..

Good Sunday morning. We start with a look at the final day of the high school wrestling season, and it was a big finish for one Valley wrestler at the Mat Classic state meet in Tacoma yesterday.

Cedarcrest’s Parker McBride went 3-0 yesterday to take third in the 2A 113 lb. weight class. McBride opened the day with a win over Othello’s Jeremy Mendez, then defeated Sergy Salas of Wapato by pin and Tyler Gale of Port Angeles in a 3-1 decision to take the third-place spot. McBride’s performance helped CHS finish 25th overall in the meet as a team, scoring 20 1/2 points. Toppenish won the state title beating Orting.

It was not a good day for the remaining two Mount Si wrestlers in the meet. The pair, Mason Marenco (152 lbs.) and Andrew Harris (220) won just one match between the two of them – a Marenco triumph over Nolan Martinez of Puyallup that opened his activity yesterday – and both of them finished sixth in their respective weight classes in the 4A meet. Mount Si finished 29th as a team, scoring 21 1/2 points. Lake Stevens won the state title over Moses Lake.

Now to the rest of the action.

Baseball: Dover aids Sammamish club team win
Mount Si High School’s Dustin Dover delivered a solid game, going 2-4 with a double and two RBI’s pacing the WW Sweets 16U team from Sammamish to an 18-1 blowout of Redmond-based FM Sports yesterday on the Plateau.

Dover also pitched an inning, striking out one. He is one of two Wildcats on the Sweets roster; the other, Jesiah Irish, did not play in the contest for Sweets.

Track: Mount Si grad competes at conference indoor meet
Central Washington University women’s track and field athlete Kristen Kasel, a 2014 Mount Si High School grad, competed Friday at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference’s indoor championship meet in Nampa, ID.

Kasel participated in the pole vault event and finished ninth overall, clearing nine feet, 2 1/2 inches. She was the lone local athlete who competed in the meet.

Softball: College scoreboard
Hawaii Pacific 9, Chaminade 1 (game one, doubleheader): The Sharks opened a twinbill at home in Hawaii yesterday with a blowout win over their inter-island rivals. Snoqualmie’s Britney Stevens made her mark; the 2014 Mount Si HS grad, and HPU sophomore, went 2-2 with a double, scoring a run and driving in another as the Shark designated player aiding the winning side.

Lynchburg 4, Methodist 1 (game one, doubleheader): LC opened the season with a victory opening a twinbill at home in Lynchburg, VA. Junior Lauren Smith, from Snoqualmie and a 2013 Mount Si HS alum, went 1-3 and started in right field for Lynchburg.

New Haven 7, Merrimack 3: Merrimack fell in the first of two at their weekend tournament in South Carolina, despite a solid effort from North Bend’s Tamarra Crowe. The MC junior, and 2013 MSHS alum, doubled, drove in a run and also delivered defensively, with two putouts and an assist as the MC shortstop.

Chaminade 6, Hawaii Pacific 0 (game two, doubleheader): Stevens played left field for HPU, going 0-2 but making three defensive putouts, as the Sharks fell in the nightcap to the visiting Chaminade team, resulting in a split of the two games.

Lynchburg 3, Methodist 2 (game two, doubleheader): Smith came in as a late-inning defensive replacement at first base, recording one defensive putout, but she also went 1-2 with an RBI pacing the hosts to the nightcap win and twinbill sweep.

Wilmington 7, Merrimack 6: Merrimack fell in the nightcap in South Carolina to the Delaware foe; Crowe came in as a late-inning defensive replacement in left field for MC and had no stats of note to report.

Basketball: College scoreboard
Centralia College women 73, Lower Columbia 37: The Blazers traveled down I-5 to Kelso and sent a huge message about who’s boss in the NWAC West, as they smacked the host Red Devils and tied them for top spot in the division with the win. Both teams are now 11-1 in league, with Centralia earning its 20th win overall with the result. They are now 20-7 on the season. Sophomore Susan Kenney, from Duvall and a 2014 Cedarcrest HS grad, paced Centralia with eight points, 11 rebounds, five steals and six assists in 38 minutes of work.

Northwest women 91, Warner Pacfic 71: NWU closed the regular season at .500 both in league (10-10) and overall (15-15) with the home win in Kirkland last night over the visitors from Portland. Sophomore Kalee Fowler played limited minutes for the Eagles in the contest, with the 2014 CHS alum from Duvall recording a steal and assist in that limited action. Northwest earns the sixth seed to the Cascade Collegiate Conference playoffs with the win and travels to Eastern Oregon Tuesday night for their first playoff game against the third-seeded EOU squad.

Puget Sound women 72, Whitman 65: The Loggers closed out the regular season with a win over the team they will be playing in the Northwest Conference tournament semifinals this coming Thursday night. Freshman Elizabeth Prewitt, from Snoqualmie and a 2015 Mount Si HS alum, scored eight points, and added two rebounds, three assists and a steal in 28 minutes of work for UPS, who finishes the regular season 13-3 in league, 18-7 overall, and earns the second seed into the NWC playoffs. Whitman finished in a tie with Whitworth for third overall in league, but earned the third overall seed. The winner of the Thursday night game will meet the winner of the Whitworth-George Fox semi for the league title – and automatic berth to the NCAA Division III national women’s hoops tournament – this coming weekend.

Great Falls 90, Carroll-MT men 82: The Saints fell on the road for the second time in as many nights, hurting their postseason situation some; they dropped into a tie for second in conference with Montana Western with the loss. Junior Zach Taylor, from Duvall and a 2013 CHS alum, scored 11 points, and added five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 33 minutes to pace the Saints, who are now 11-5 in league, 18-8 overall, and face Montana Western with the second seed to the conference tournament on the line this coming Thursday night in Dillon, MT, on MWU’s home floor.

Baseball: College scoreboard
Oregon 10, San Diego State 5: Redshirt freshman Carson Breshears, from North Bend and a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, made his college debut for the Ducks in their win yesterday afternoon in San Diego over the host Aztecs in their season-opening weekend series. Breshears pinch-hit in the ninth inning and grounded out, going 0-1. He missed all of last season – and redshirted as a result – due to injury.

Gonzaga 21, Grand Canyon (AZ) 9 (game one, doubleheader): Carson’s older brother, Gonzaga senior shortstop Dustin, a 2011 MSHS’er also from North Bend, paced a offensive explosion for the Bulldogs, hitting two doubles as part of a 3-6 effort in which he scored three runs and drove in another. At short, he made four defensive putouts and assisted on another as GU picked up its first win of the season with the twinbill-opening victory over the hosts in Phoenix.

Corban 6, Central Washington 1 (game one, doubleheader): The NAIA team outlasted the NCAA’s Wildcats in the first of two down in Salem, OR, despite a 3-5 effort with a triple and two RBI’s from senior Ryan Atkinson, a 2012 Mount Si HS alum from North Bend. Atkinson played second base for Central in the contest and recorded a putout and three assists defensively.

Felician 9, Hawaii Pacific 6 (game one, doubleheader): HPU fell at home in the first of two yesterday with the New Jersey visitors, giving the Sharks their first loss of the season. Junior Tanner Marty, from Duvall and a Cedarcrest HS alum, was 0-4 but reached base once, scored a run and recorded one defensive putout playing left field.

Grand Canyon 3, Gonzaga 0 (game two, doubleheader): GU’s bats cooled off in the nightcap, as the hosts shut out the visiting Bulldogs to earn a split of the twinbill. Dustin Breshears went 0-3 with three defensive putouts and three assists playing at short for GU.

Corban 3, Central Washington 0 (game two, doubleheader): Atkinson was 0-3 with a walk as Central was swept by the Oregon school in the twinbill. A player who was Atkinson’s teammate at Columbia Basin CC and who also has past ties to Valley youth baseball, Braden Wolgamott, went 0-3 for Corban. Wolgamott was a catcher for the Snoqualmie Valley Little League’s 2005 Majors All-Star team which made a dream run at the Little League’s Majors state tournament that season. He went on to play high school baseball for Eastside Catholic High School before moving into college baseball.

Hawaii Pacific 7, Felician 3 (game two, doubleheader): Marty went 0-3 but was hit by a pitch to reach base; he also stole a base and scored a run for the Sharks as they earned the nightcap win at home in Waipahu, HI, over the New Jersey visitors, scoring the twinbill split.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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