BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Tumwater won the Evergreen Conference Championships by scoring a tournament-low 22 points, Black Hills came second with 64 points, W.F. West claimed third with 67 and Centralia came fourth with 90.
Individually, Kyle Hurd of Aberdeen won the race, finishing with a time of 17:09.34. J.P. Guyer of W.F. West placed second by running a 17:17.16 and Evan Groat of Tumwater placed third at 17:23.17.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
The Tumwater girls cross country team finished atop the rankings at the Evergreen Conference Championships, scoring 29 points. Black Hills took second place with 47, followed by Centralia with 69. Fourth place went to W.F. West, which scored 70.
It was a close race for the top three competitors, but Lauren Ericks of Tumwater edged out her opponents to finish first with a time of 20:24.74. Less than a second behind was Black Hill runner Ava Shackell, with a time of 21.08.18. Third place was awarded to T-Birds teammate Aislynn Hansen, who finished with a time of 21:59.89.
Tacoma Baptist scored eight goals during Wednesday night’s home game in an 8-0 rout of Mount Rainier Lutheran.
The goals came in bunches for the Crusaders. Austin Miller (12th minute, 51st minute), Abel Smith (18th, 27th), and Seth Talen (19th, 47th) all had two goals each, and Miller also tallied three assists on the evening. Tacoma Baptist (10-1 2B Pacific) simply would not be slowed down; even as the match wore into the later minutes, the Crusaders’ intensity was too much for the Hawks.
It came down to the wire in the battle for a second-place finish in the 4A Narrows, as Timberline narrowly defeated Olympia on the road, 25-14, 25-19, 24-26, 15-25,14-16.
The fifth set was back and fourth. The Bears were up 14-12 at one point, but the Blazers rallied back to finish the match off, 16-14. This was an important match, as the winner received the inside track to the second seed in league play. Timberline has now locked up that spot, as they had defeated Olympia already this season.
The Bears posted some great stats despite the loss. Lauren Wilson had 16 kills, Maddy Reeves had 12 kills and four blocks, Molly Armstrong had 17 digs and Julia Fleener had 39 assists, three aces and 11 digs.
▪ 4A Narrows
Bellarmine Prep 3, Stadium 0: Megan Jacobsen posted a dominant offensive game with 19 kills and chipped in four blocks as the Lions sweep the Tigers, 25-12, 25-9, 25-15.
Auburn Riverside 3, Lakes 0: Kiana Drumheller had 10 kills, Kasey Holand had seven kills and seven digs, and the Ravens posted a shutout in an away match against the Lancers, 25-7, 25-13, 25-12.
Gig Harbor 3, South Kitsap 0: Lauren Hatfield had 17 kills and eight digs, Hannah Yerex posted 20 digs and four aces and the Tides routed the Wolves, 25-19, 25-14, 25-14.
White River 3, Fife 0: Kelsey Williams led the way offensively and defensively with 17 digs and nine kills, Mahealani Stone had 31 assists and the Hornets won in dominant fashion, 28-26, 25-15, 25-12.
Orting 3, Washington 0: Kea Kahala led the Cardinals with 13 kills, and Tatum Tripp had eight aces, five assists and six digs during the sweep (25-20, 25-22, 25-16).
Washington’s Runa Pitoitua had five kills and two blocks, and Julia White chipped in with seven assists in the loss.
Steilacoom 3, River Ridge 0: Nadia Albert had 12 digs and three aces and Kendall Fox had eight kills, six aces and 11 digs during a dominating shutout win for the Sentinels (25-12, 25-14, 25-10).
Cascade Christian 3, Vashon 0: Team kill leader Dani Tang did it again with 14 kills during the sweep (25-10, 25-14, 25-10), with teammate Hannah Carlisle chipping in 25 assists.
Annie Wright 3, Overlake 0: Annika Cederstrand was all over the court during Wednesday night’s matchup, finishing with eight kills, four blocks and 12 digs as the Gators left Overlake with a sweep, 25-22, 25-18, 27-25.
Charles Wright 3, Bellevue Christian 1: Abbie Jackson had 19 kills and nine digs, many assisted by the hand of Lauren Meadowcroft (who had 40 on the night), and the Tarriers only drop one set(25-16, 22-25, 25-20, 25-13).