State track wraps up, plus news from baseball, softball, soccer, and the water on this Sunday

The WIAA’s state high school track and field championships wrapped up yesterday, and it was a nice day for Valley athletes in the competition.

Five of the six competitors from Valley high schools who took part in yesterday’s final day did well enough to earn their teams points towards a state title. Four of those five came from Mount Si.

On the boys’ side, Jacob Wachtendonk took seventh in the 4A javelin, with a toss of 170 feet, 11 inches, that helped the Wildcats earn two team points to go along with the 4 ½ they had earned thanks to solid performances by Cameron Davis in the shot put and Baly Botten in the pole vault earlier in the meet. The total of 6 ½ team points was good for 30th overall in the team standings; South Kitsap won the 4A boys’ team title. Cedarcrest’s boys did not earn any team points in the 2A boys’ meet; River Ridge of Lacey won that team crown.

On the ladies’ side, Cedarcrest’s Briana Deveraux scored two team points for the Red Wolves after a seventh place finish in the 2A girls 400m, clocking 1:00.25. Those two team points were good enough for a tie for 44th overall in the team standings; Shorecrest won the 2A girls’ team title.

Meanwhile, for Mount Si, Drew Butler’s fifth-place finish in the 4A girls’ high jump headlined a solid day for the Wildcats; she leaped 5’2” and earned the Wildcats four team points. Hannah Waskom took seventh in the 4A girls’ 3200m (11:01.66) to earn another two points for Mount Si, and Karlie Hurley added another point for the Wildcats with an eighth-place finish in the 4A girls’ 200m (25.94). Sara Brevick took 10th in the 4A girls’ javelin (113’9”) to round out the local competitors yesterday; she did not earn team points as only the top eight finishers got team points in events.

Mount Si’s seven team points were good for a tie for 30th in the 4A girls’ team standings; Issaquah won the 4A girls’ team title.

Other news:

College track and field: Valleyite earns slot in nationals
It has been a long road for Washington State senior Kyle Stevens. The Mount Si HS grad from Fall City, in his sixth year with WSU, finally earned a chance to compete for a national championship in the men’s javelin. Stevens tossed it 221’4” to take 10th overall at the NCAA Division I West Regional outdoor track and field meet in Austin, TX, yesterday, and qualified for the nationals coming up in June down in Eugene, OR. Stevens’ brother Brad will have to wait until next year to get a shot at a national title, as he finished 26th overall with a toss of 205’8”.

Meanwhile, at the Division I East Regional in Jacksonville, Lipscomb’s Sally Larson, also from Fall City, finished 47th in the women’s 5000m last night with a time of 17:22.64, and also failed to qualify for the nationals in Eugene. Larson is a sophomore this spring.

College rowing: North Bend’s McCallum, GU women in finals today
Gonzaga University’s second varsity eight women’s rowing team earned a spot in the “D” final today at the NCAA women’s rowing championships in Sacramento after taking fourth in their semifinal heat yesterday. GU came across in a time of 7:05.43, earning them a spot in the competition today. Aboard the boat was Meghan McCallum, from North Bend and a MSHS grad.

Baseball: Hurricanes college summer team falls in extras
The Snoqualmie Valley Hurricanes and Highline Bears college summer baseball teams engaged in a marathon game last night, but it was the Bears who had the last laugh, scoring the game-winning run in the 13th inning to hand the North Bend-based ‘Canes a 1-0 loss in Pacific International League play at Steve Cox Field in Burien.

MSHS grad Aaron Peterson went 1-5 for the ‘Canes, while fellow Wildcat alums Chase Kairis and Joe Done both went 0-4 in the contest, also for SV.

Youth baseball scoreboard
Boys of Summer 16U 6, City Baseball 1 (game one, doubleheader): Mount Si High School’s Justin Lutz went 1-3 with an RBI to aid the Bellevue team’s win to open a pair at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. Fellow MSHS’er Jake Brady (0-3) and Cedarcrest’s Kyle Lupo (1-2, run) also saw action for BoS in the contest.

Boys of Summer 5, Washington Athletics 15U 3: At the Palouse Summer Series in Pullman, the Sammamish-based A’s fell to the Bellevue-based BoS; Ethan “Moose” Read, a MSHS player, was 1-3 with a run scored for the A’s. Teammate – and fellow Wildcat – David Sotelo went 0-2.

CNB Nationals 7, Washington Athletics 14U 3: A 3-4 day from future Mount Si player Conner Baxter, which included a double and RBI, proved to not be enough for the Sammamish team as they fell to the Everett-based team up at Kasch Park in Everett.

Boys of Summer 16U 7, City Baseball 5 (game two, doubleheader): Brady didn’t allow an earned run out of three he gave up on four hits in five innings, striking out six, as BoS held off City for the twinbill sweep. Lupo (0-3), Lutz (0-1, two walks, two runs scored) and CHS’ Riley Mallot (1-3) all competed for the BoS in the nightcap.

Youth softball scoreboard
Acers’ Northwest Classic: Two teams with local players ran into some tough foes yesterday in pool play at the local Acers’ Classic tournament, being held in south King County.

The Issaquah Flame 12U team went 0-3 on the day, but there were a few highlights from the two Valley players on that team. Hope Bostick homered and drove in three runs, while Molly Wilbourne added a hit and run scored for the Flame as they fell to the Acers 14U Green 17-5. The Flame also fell to two other 14U teams yesterday.

As for the Acers NW Wilson 18U team, the Bellevue team, which features MSHS varsity pitcher Claire Lis, went 1-2 yesterday, beating the Storm ’98 Bolly, but falling to teams from Edmonds and Canada.

Both the Acers Wilson and Issaquah Flame teams complete play today.

Soccer: Bardsley gives his best in limited action for Tulsa in loss
In United Soccer League professional men’s action last night, the Portland Timbers 2 team handed the Tulsa Roughnecks a 3-1 loss at home in Oklahoma, dropping them to 3-5-2 on the season. Fall City’s Gibson Bardsley played 29 minutes off the bench for the Roughnecks, recording three shots, two on goal, but he did not score any goals in the contest. Last night’s contest was the final one before Bardsley makes his homecoming this coming Friday night, as Tulsa comes to Seattle to meet Sounders 2. This game will be at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila at 7:30 p.m. We have checked Ticketmaster’s website, and there are plenty of seats that appear to be available for the game, with a large number of them appearing to be behind the Tulsa bench, so if you are a MSHS fan who wants to head out and support the ex-Wildcat star in his return, log on here and get your seats. Tickets cost anywhere from $15-25.

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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