Published September 27, 2007
Bossio, Kanda lift Capital past T-BirdsThe Olympian
TUMWATER - Jarred Bossio and Kyle Kanda each shot an even-par 36 on Wednesday to lead the Capital boys golf team to a 192-200 victory over Tumwater at Tumwater Valley Municipal Golf Course."It was a good nonleague match," Tumwater coach Scott Killough said. "The players were really looking forward to it because a lot of them know each other."Tommy Kjorlaug's 37 led the Thunderbirds in the loss. "We would have liked to play a little bit better, but 200 is a good score," Killough said. "Capital is a solid team, so it was a good match." Timberline 200, Centralia 224 It took a stron team effort by Timberline to beat Centralia at Capitol City Golf Course. "The first four played really solid," Timberline coach Don Backman said. "It was really good." Cameron Peck and Ben Talbot led the Blazers to victory with rounds of 1-over-par 37. John Jordan was one stroke behind his teammates.Derek Garland shot a 39 to lead Centralia. Boys tennis
Capital 4, Yelm 1 Capital improved to 10-1 overall and 8-1 in the Class 3A Western Cascade Conference by sweeping every match but the No. 2 singles contest, where Yelm's Charlie Spencer beat Michael Chappell 6-1, 6-0.David Golden won the first singles match for Capital, 6-0, 6-2 over Jeremy Steves.In doubles, Capital's Chris Gravesen and Anthony Litchfield were victorious in the first flight, Jacob Schulte and Riley Miller prevailed at No. 2, and David Shaw and Suvir Bharil dropped just one game at No. 3. Chehalis 4, Tumwater 1 Chehalis' doubles teams got the better of Tumwater and the Bearcats won the Class 2A Evergreen Conference match at Tumwater. "Chehalis played very well," Tumwater coach Jim Click said. "Their doubles team played very strong. It took them a little to warm up then they took the momentum, and the doubles play was the difference in the match." The teams split the singles matches. Yasser Kanh took the No 1 match for Chehalis. Spenser Haynie won at No. 2 for the Thunderbirds.The Bearcats took all three doubles matches to take the match. Centralia 3, River Ridge 2 River Ridge came close, but Centralia was able to keept the Hawks winless for the season in EvCo play. "Definitely, this match, everybody was out there having a great time, having fun," River Ridge coach Brenda Lash said. "It came close, we had our opportunities, it was a close match." Lash pointed out the effort of her No. 2 singles player."Alex Sheffield really battled and focused," Lash said after Sheffield beat Keegan Kardas 6-4, 6-2. "He worked on his consistency and did a good job with that." Cross country
T-BIRDS SET COURSE MARKS Records for the 5-kilometer Cosmopolis course were set in both races. Tumwater's Christina Alexander completed the course in 19 minutes, 10 seconds. Her time was more than a minute faster than the record and 1:19 ahead of her nearest competitor, River Ridge's Brianna Schmid.In the boys race, Tumwater teammates Steven Acosta and Nate Duray both finished ahead of the record. Acosta's time of 16:23 was two seconds ahead of Duray's. "This is the first time Steven has beaten Nate this year," Tumwater coach Rich Brown said. "Nate has won all the previous races, but they've been really close." OLYMPIA GIRLS TAKE THIRD Even without a single varsity runner in action, the Olympia girls finished third out of six Narrows League teams at LBA Park.The Bears' boys squad, which went without three of its top four runners and one other varsity member, placed fifth.Olympia coach Cris Violette said he rested most of his top runners because the Bears will compete Saturday at the Sunfair Invitational in Yakima, a meet that draws more than 85 teams from the Northwest."Most of the kids improved from time trials," he said of his heavily JV squad. BLACK HILLS SWEEPS The Black Hills boys and girls swept Hoquiam and Elma in a double dual at Millersylvania State Park.Jen Risenhoover, one of just two returning runners for Black Hills, won the girls 5K in 21:40.Elma's Mike Vest finished first in the boys race with a time of 17:08. "Our girls team is developing nicely and getting faster each week," Black Hills coach George Zelenak said. "And our boys had a solid performance across the board. If we do everything right, we can pull off a really positive year." Volleyball
Bellarmine 3, Olympia 0 Olympia went on the road and fell 25-16, 25-10, 25-19 in the Bears' first loss this season.Rosa Gimson had seven kills, six blocks and two aces to lead the Bears (7-1 overall, 3-1 Narrows League).Despite the loss, Olympia coach Laurie Creighton said, "It was the kind of match that could help us become a better team."