Published September 12, 2007
Player hospitalized after fall during T-Birds' win
The Olympian TUMWATER - The Tumwater girls soccer team beat Elma 5-0 on Tuesday despite an injury that sent senior Carly McCarthy to the hospital."The girls played well," Tumwater coach Lew Kittle said. "It was a good effort. They shared the ball. It was nice to see a freshman (Kelsey Lenher) score a hat trick."Lenher scored three goals after substituting for McCarthy, who fell hard early in the first half. Paramedics immobilized McCarthy, securing her to a backboard, Kittle said. She then was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital. A hospital spokeswoman said McCarthy was stable but still being treated at 10 p.m., approximately three hours after she was hurt. Black Hills 3, Chehalis 1 Consistent scoring throughout the match kept the Black Hills Wolves one step ahead of Chehalis. The Bearcats avoided a shutout by scoring with two minutes remaining in the game."We controlled the game for about 60 of the 80 minutes," Chehalis coach Tino Sanchez said. "Then we got tired. I have four starters who are injured."Chehalis slipped to 0-1 in Evregreen Conference play and 0-3 overall. Boys tennis Capital 4, Olympia 1 The Capital Cougars remained undefeated at 4-0 on the season with their first victory over their longtime rival.Capital's No. 1 singles player, Drew Blackner, won 6-1, 6-4, and the strong doubles play from David Shaw, Anthony Litchfield, Suvir Bharil and Josh Farrar put the Cougars over the top of their former league foe."It's exciting," Capital coach Joe Monroe said. "They were always second and we were always third (in the Narrows League). We could never quite catch up. Now, to come from our league and win, it's nice." Tumwater 4, Aberdeen 1 Tumwater's Ryan Burt beat Blaine Napier 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in No. 1 singles to lead the T-Birds. "First singles and doubles were key and really close matches. Our first doubles team (Aron Harris and Junya Omatsu) fought off four match points to come back and win that last set," Tumwater coach Jim Click said. Harris and Omatsu beat Patric Duffy and Bennett Rowe 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). Boys golf Aberdeen 205, Black Hills 228 Black Hills junior Max Carter and sophomore Jacob Snyder each shot 44 at Tumwater Valley Municipal Golf Course, but it wasn't enough to quell Aberdeen."We've just got to keep improving," Black Hills coach Ken Coleman said of his senior-less squad. The Wolves fell to 0-2 in the Class 2A Evergreen Conference. Tumwater 219, River Ridge 257 The Tumwater Thunderbirds' triumvirate of Tommy Kjorlaug (39), Jimmy Jensen (42) and Jordan Boede (43) proved to be too much for River Ridge at the Forth Lewis Red Course. River Ridge's best effort came from Casey Cardwell, who shot an 8-over-par 44. Girls swimming Centralia-Chehalis-Rochester 125,River Ridge 57 The combined regional team of the Tigers, Bearcats and Warriors posted five state-qualifying times in a rout of River Ridge. A German transfer student, senior Corina Ernst for Centralia, posted a time of 2 minutes, 17.36 seconds in the 200 freestyle and a 1:01.68 in the 100 freestyle to gain entry into the state meet.Senior Amelia Messegee of Centralia also posted two state times. Messegee had a 1:08.31 in the 100 butterfly and a 1:12.01 in the 100 backstroke.The 400 free relay team of Messegee, Tina Davis, Kala Messick and Ernst also posted a state time with a 4:17.63"We're probably going to have four more swimmers make state and two divers," CCR coach JoAnne Enbody said. "We have started strong and will continue to build." Volleyball Centralia 3, Elma 0 Senior Melanie Boyajian had eight kills and two aces to lead the Centralia Tigers to a season-opening win. "Melanie played excellent defense and had a solid all-around game," Centralia coach Neil Sharp said.