On this Friday morning, news from the links, the track and the diamond

The state high school golf championships wrapped up yesterday in Spokane with a strong showing for Cedarcrest High School’s girls’ golf team.

Mount Si High School girls' golfers Caitlin Maralack (left) and Kat Hodgson (righ) competed for the Wildcats in this week's 4A state high school girls' golf championships in Spokane, where this picture was taken following yesterday's final round. Maralack finished 13th overall in the tournament, while Hodgson failed to make the final round after missing the cut on Wednesday. (Courtesy photo)

Mount Si High School girls’ golfers Caitlin Maralack (left) and Kat Hodgson (right) competed for the Wildcats in this week’s 4A state high school girls’ golf championships in Spokane, where this picture was taken following yesterday’s final round. Maralack finished 13th overall in the tournament, while Hodgson failed to make the final round after missing the cut on Wednesday. (Courtesy photo)

The Red Wolves took eighth overall as a team in the 2A girls’ state tournament, scoring 42 points; Ephrata, as was expected, rolled to the 2A girls’ team title. Bella LaBate fired an 84 yesterday to finish two days with a score of 174 on the par-72 MeadowWood layout in Liberty Lake, earning her a tie for 17th overall; she had carded a 90 on Wednesday. Teammate Amanda Fairbanks also saw improvement in her score; she fired an 88 yesterday after 95 on Wednesday to finish two days with a score of 183 and 27th place overall. Casey Spurr ended in a tie for 35th after carding a 101 yesterday following a 93 on Wednesday to finish two days with a score of 194.

Meanwhile, across the street at Liberty Lake Golf Course, Red Wolve Steven Van Valkenburg shot an 83 to finish two days of 2A boys’ state tournament play with a score of 161 on the par-70 layout. Teammate Gredigan Wade missed the cut after Wednesday’s round and did not compete in yesterday’s action.

And, at the 4A girls’ tournament, Mount Si’s Caitlin Maralack fired an 81 to finish two days of play at the par-72 Indian Canyon Golf Course with a score of 161, good for 13th overall. Teammate Kat Hodgson missed the cut after Wednesday’s round and did not compete in yesterday’s play.

“Our season has now come to a close and I am very proud of all the girls efforts this spring,” wrote MSHS girls’ golf coach Steve Botulinski by email to the SVSJ.

Other news:

Track and field state meet starts
Four Valley athletes competed in the opening day of the state high school track and field championships in Tacoma yesterday.

Three of them were from Mount Si High School, taking part in event finals. On the boys’ side, Cameron Davis took seventh in the 4A boys’ shot put, with a toss of 51 feet, 5 inches; that earned Mount Si two team points they will take into today’s action. On the girls’ side, Wildcats Hannah Waskom and Lindsey Sydnor both finished outside of the points-paying positions in the 4A girls’ 1600 meter race; Waskom took 10th with a time of five minutes, 8.23 seconds, and Sydnor was right behind in 11th, clocking 5:09.69.

Also, Cedarcrest’s Liam Thomas competed in the 2A boys’ 110m hurdles preliminaries yesterday afternoon; he finished 11th with a time of 15.58 seconds and did not qualify for the finals; his season is now done.

There are more events on tap today – among the local athletes expected to compete include Mount Si’s Karlie Hurley (4A girls’ 100m and 200m prelims), Baly Botten (4A boys’ pole vault final) and Jacob Belceto (4A boys’ 200m prelim; 4A boys’ 4×100 relay) and Cedarcrest’s Tayla Weaver (2A girls’ 100m and 200m prelims), Briana Deveraux (2A girls’ 400m prelim) and Elliot Dick (2A boys’ 300m hurdles).

Youth baseball/softball scoreboard
City Baseball 9, Washington Athletics 16U baseball 2: Mount Si High School’s Steven Watters went 1-3 with a run scored to pace the Sammamish-based A’s, who fell on the road in Seattle last night. Fellow Wildcats Logan Nicholson (0-1) and Nick McAlister (0-2) also saw action for the A’s, who have started the season on a rocky note, with seven straight losses going into a matchup this weekend against the Bandits Silver up in Mountlake Terrace.

Issaquah Flame 12U softball 24, Synergy 5: The Flame scored 11 runs in the fourth inning to run away with the win last night at Celebration Park in Federal Way. Two local girls were big factors in the rout for the Issaquah team – Molly Wilbourne went 2-4 with three runs scored and three RBI’s, and Hope Bostick went 3-4, was a home run short of hitting for the cycle, scored twice and drove in three more runs, and both players also stole a base and reached base on opposing team errors. Good stuff from those two. The Flame, who we have not featured as of yet this spring, has amassed a solid 21-14-2 record this season.

Rock Creek Select 16U baseball 14, Kent Bulldogs Red 2: Mount Si High School players proved large in the rout for the Maple Valley-based team last night in Sumner. Matt Dolewski went 3-5 with a double, run scored and RBI, and Corey Seaman went 2-3 with a triple, two runs scored and an RBI to lead RCS. Mason Marenco went 3-4 with two runs scored and an RBI, and Marcus Schimchick was 0-3, but walked once, scored a run and drove in another, both to pace Rock Creek, who picked up their first win of the season.

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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