Mount Si golf wraps up state trip, and some morning diamond cuts…..

Good morning. Mount Si High School’s boys’ and girls’ golf teams should be back at school to finish out their classwork for the year today after both teams did their best on a big stage at the WIAA state 4A boys’ and girls’ golf tournaments in Spokane yesterday.

Mount Si’s boys went into yesterday very much in contention for a state team title, but could not get the improved scores needed to pull that out. However, all was not lost as their top competitor – and defending state champion – played another solid round to successfully defend that title he won last year.

Junior Drew Warford fired a 71 yesterday in the final round, just like he did on Tuesday in the opening round at the par-72 Creek at Qualchan course south of the city, and finished with a two-under par 142, winning the title by two shots over two others. Mount Si ended up carding a team score of 621 which finished them in fourth as a team. Kamiak won the team title, scoring 597.

Rounding out the Wildcat boys, Cooper Neil carded a 77 off his 75 Tuesday and finished tied for 17th with an eight-over 152 for two rounds, while Cole Bostwick fired an 85 after a 76 in round one. The senior finished tied for 41st with a 17-over 161 for two rounds. Jack Miller carded an 85 off an 82 Tuesday and finished tied for 55th with a 23-over 167, and Noah Lange struggled in round two, firing a 97 off a solid 81 Monday, and finished near the back of the field in 70th.

Meanwhile, up US Highway 195 at Hangman Valley Golf Course, Mount Si’s girls ended up eighth as a team, scoring 728. Redmond, who had been the team leader after round one, held serve and brought home a team title for Kingco 4A, so a congrats to them from us on that this morning here. Julia Bordeaux, from Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, took the individual title by four shots over two others, including Redmond’s Adethi Anand. She fired a 72 to finish at a two-under par 142 for two days.

The Wildcats were led by freshman Kasey Maralack, who fired an 84 yesterday off a 75 Tuesday on the par-72 layout; she finished with a two-round total of 159, 15 over par and in a tie for 12th. Tori Berger played another solid round, carding 83 off an 82 Tuesday to finish at 21 over 165 and tied for 22nd, so a good result for Mount Si’s number two. However, the remaining Wildcat golfers – Annie Burns, Allie Miller and Erika Groshell – all found the going challenging on Tuesday as we mentioned yesterday, and that remained the case for all three yesterday.

Burns carded a 99 off a 97 Tuesday, while Groshell (103 off a 105 Tuesday) and Miller (107 off a 109 Tuesday) did have small improvements in their scores. The three all finished well back in the field. Still, though, the experience, particularly for the girls, we’re guessing was memorable as most of the Mount Si group hadn’t had much, if any, experience competing in this kind of a setting before so hopefully everyone learned a lot over there.

Youth Baseball
Time now for some diamond cuts. Mount Si High players were in action last night in select baseball action, with our coverage brought to you by Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Bellevue Dragons 16U Elite 3, Juanita Baseball Club 16U 0: A pair of Mount Si High School players got to play against one another last night on what has been the Wildcats’ home field the past three seasons – Bannerwood Park in Bellevue – with the Bellevue-based Dragons blanking Kirkland-based JBC with the help of one of those Mount Si players. Anthony Gilden pitched in a 1-4 effort for Dragons, who scored a pair in the sixth to seal up the win. Wildcat Jake Mitton went 0-2 with a walk for Juanita.

Bellevue Dragons 15U Elite Green 10, Boys of Summer 0: Mount Si’s Luke Richter did much of the damage for the Dragons as they beat their Bellevue rival Boys on neutral ground at Redmond’s Hartman Park last night. Richter went 4-4 with two triples, scored a pair of runs and drove in six more pacing Dragons, who also got a 1-4 performance from Richter’s Mount Si teammate Ryan Llewellyn which also included a run driven in. Brady Hossfeld (0-2, RBI), Chris Jarocki (0-2, walk, run), Brady Farris (two walks, two runs) and J.T. DeRouen (0-2, walk, run) also repped the Wildcats in this game for the BDG.

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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