Sunday news and notes, 4-29

Here’s our Sunday news and notes for you.

Mount Si boys’ lacrosse suffers road loss
It was a tough one last night for the Wildcat boys’ lacrosse team as they fell to Everett 11-9 at Everett Memorial Stadium. The loss ended a two-game win streak for Mount Si, who remains in second within the Evergreen Conference despite the loss. Beau Bachand, Zane Berhold, Seamus Ober and Blake Picchena all scored two goals each to lead Mount Si, with Matt Marher adding three assists to pace the efforts. Andrew Bottemiller rounded out the scoring with a goal for the Wildcats, while Bachand, Blake Moorhead and Brendan Pike all recorded an assist each. Cameron Pike made nine saves on 18 shots faced by the Wildcat goalkeeper in the losing effort.

Mount Si is at Liberty Wednesday for a huge league game, which they need to bolster potential postseason chances. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

On the college front
The college action for Valleyites this spring is beginning to wind down.

We start in softball, where a former Mount Si catcher has helped lead her team to the postseason. Thiel College of Pennsylvania punched its berth to their conference tournament with a doubleheader split against Thomas More College in Kentucky. Thiel, behind freshman Danielle Massengill’s 2-3 effort which included an RBI, won game one 3-2, then fell in the nightcap 6-0. Thiel’s seeding is not yet set, but they could be anywhere from #2-#4 depending on other league action the next couple of days. Massengill is a 2011 MSHS grad from North Bend who has been among the team’s top players this season.

In other softball, Dartmouth split a pair with Harvard, winning the first game 4-2 before falling in the nightcap 2-1. Senior pitcher Hillary Barker was the tough-luck loser in the circle for the Big Green in game two, taking the loss despite giving up just three hits and only one of the two runs allowed being earned. Barker, from Duvall and a former CHS star, went 1-3 at the plate in the contest. Fellow Duvallite Ronnie Mae Ayers, a sophomore on Boston College’s team, saw action in left field for the Eagles in both games of a twinbill against Maryland, but the Terps took both games, winning game one 4-3 and the nightcap 4-1. Ayers went 0-1 in both games at the plate.

In track and field, PLU junior Ryan Ransavage, a MSHS grad from North Bend, finished fourth in the men’s hammer throw at the St. Martin’s invite yesterday in Lacey. Ransavage tossed the hammer 167 feet for his fourth place showing. Fellow Mount Si grad Colin Alexander also competed in the meet for Central Washington; the senior from North Bend finished seventh in the 400m hurdles (57.30 seconds) and 13th in the 100m run (11.84).

On the east side of the Cascades, UW women’s redshirt freshman Georgia Reynolds, 2010 MSHS grad from North Bend, cleared 11’ ¼” to take fourth in the pole vault at the Apple Cup meet in Pullman between the Huskies and WSU Cougars. 90 minutes up the 195 in Spokane, Idaho sophomore Molly Meyers, also a 2010 MSHS grad from North Bend, took fourth in the women’s shot put at the Duane Hartman meet (40’7”) and 11th in the hammer throw (135’2”).

In Ashland, Ohio, Ohio Wesleyan freshman Josh Denison took 25th in the men’s 800m at a meet there; the Cedarcrest 2011 grad from Duvall clocked 2:05.38.

On the water down in Sacramento, Western Washington’s women’s varsity eight crew rowing team scored a heat win in the WIRA meet there; the boat, with senior Katie Woolsey, a 2008 MSHS grad from North Bend, aboard, ran a time of 6:54 to take the victory. The team will be in the finals today.

Also, from baseball, North Bend freshman Tim Proudfoot went 1-3 for Texas Tech in their 4-3 win over Missouri last night in Lubbock, TX.

Youth softball team with mixed results in Redmond tournament
The Issaquah Flame U12 Abraham team went 1-2 in local ASA play in Redmond yesterday, winning the opener against the Snohomish County Express before falling big in their final two contests of the day. North Bend’s C.J. Howatson led the three-player Valley contingent on the team, going 1-2 with two runs and an RBI in the Flame’s 6-5 win in the game over SCE, and also went 1-2 with the Flame’s lone run in their 15-1 loss in their nightcap against Blaze Intensity. Fellow North Bender Emily Webb collected a hit in her lone at-bat of that game. The third Valley player on the team, Maddy Trout, struggled a bit offensively, going hitless in the three games.

Big day for Galloway, Island Thunder in Reno
Island Thunder 18s Black, from Mercer Island and featuring Mount Si senior Krista Galloway, was busy yesterday, going 3-2 in action at the Far Westerns regional girls’ club volleyball tournament down in Reno. ITVC opened with two wins, over teams from Albany, OR, and Sacramento, continuing their tear which they started Friday with three straight wins to open the event. Island Thunder fell to a team from Yakima, then closed with a win over a San Francisco team and a loss to a team from Anaheim. ITVC is 6-2 overall going into today’s final day of action.

In other action with Valley players, all of the other teams with local girls playing, the KJ 18s, High Velocity 16s and Island Thunder 15s Black, had 1-2 records on Saturday. KJ, with Mount Si senior Sarah McDonald, and Island Thunder, with Wildcat freshman Liz Larson, both got their win against teams from the same club in Nevada, while High Velocity took their win against a team from Tracy, CA.

More action is today. Scores and more are at www.advancedeventsystems.com under Results. On the “Results” page, look for the “NoDivx/NCVA 2012 Far Western” link on left; it will be the one with 4-27/4-29 listed in the dates section.

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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