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By Meg Wochnick
As memorable as his fifth-place finish was at the Class 4A boys golf state tournament, Olympia Highs Brendan McCauley might cherish his shot from the 13th hole at Camas Meadows more.
McCauley, a junior, had yet to hit a hole-in-one in all the years hes played golf, until he watch his tee shot drop in from 154 yards out using his 9-iron, getting celebratory High-5s from the other golfers in his threesome -- Jackson's Kyle Cornett and Kentridge's Ahren Young -- and loud roars from the large gallery that had gathered at the hole.
I was freaking out, McCauley said. It was crazy. I knew it was going for the pin. For a second, I thought it was going to be short.
State tennis championships
South Sound qualifiers
A look at Tuesday and Wednesday's state boys and girls golf championships.
SPANAWAY -- For 15 minutes, Olympia Highs fastpitch season hung in the balance. Were the Bears headed to state for the first time since 2004 or watch their season end at 20-5?
Offensive MVP: Juan Lopez, sr., Aberdeen
Defensive MVP: Daniel Pailthrope, jr., Capital
Coach of the year: Larry Fleming, Aberdeen
At Everett Memorial Stadium
4A regional: Olympia (18-7) v. Lake Stevens (14-9), 1 p.m.
Capital City Marathon officials say they’ve made a push to ensure safety for participants and spectators at Sunday’s event in light of the deadly bombings at last month’s Boston Marathon.
4A West Central/Southwest bi-district tournament
Friday-Saturday, Sprinker Recreation Center, Spanaway
-- Fridays first-round game
Olympia v. Kentridge, 10 a.m. (loser-out)
DuPONT Tumwater High School junior Kayla Monroe fired a 3-over-par 75 in her final round Tuesday to win the medalist honor at the 2A District IV girls golf championships at The Home Course.
MVP: Layne Bruner, sr., Montesano
Coach of the year: Mike Bruner, Montesano
MVP: Brady Calkins, sr., W.F. West
Coach of the year: Tommy Elder, W.F. West and Jamie Weeks, Tumwater
MVP: Alex Campos, P, sr., Ocosta
Coach of the year: Jason Quinby, Ocosta
Sportsmanship: North Beach
Because of a scheduling conflict at Highline Memorial Stadium, Capital's 2A first-round state playoff boys soccer game against Tyee will be played at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the stadium, Capital coach Kyle Jones said.
At Bannerwood Park, Bellevue
North Thurston v. Mt. Si, 1 p.m.
2A District IV
Capital v. Centralia, 7 p.m. at Ingersoll Stadium
Tumwater High School will hold its fourth hall of fame ceremony Saturday at the schools gymnasium, honoring two of its newest members -- longtime coach Pat Alexander and the 1989 state championship football team.
The 4A and 3A Narrows League fastpitch tournament is Thursday and Friday at the South End Recreation Area (SERA) in Tacoma.
4A West Central/Southwest bi-district tournament
Tuesdays game (winner-to-state)
Olympia v. Puyallup, 7 p.m. at Art Wright Field, Kent
BILLINGS, Mont. Saint Martins needed two games Saturday, but it secured the Great Northwest Athletic Conference softball tournament title and its first NCAA tournament berth after a 6-1 win over Simon Fraser at Montana State-Billings.
The 2A District IV boys soccer tournament kick offs the spring postseason for soccer with the opening-round games Saturday.
LACEY -- The seventh-inning jitters were in full effect for the North Thurston Rams as they were down to their final three outs in Fridays 3A Narrows League baseball tournament title game.
Whitmire, a 1987 Tenino High graduate, replaces Steve Amrine.
The 4A and 3A Narrows League baseball tournament begins Tuesday at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey. Here are the matchups for the four-day tournament.
Doug Galloway, who spent a decade coaching boys basketball at Capital High School up until 2012, is Montesano High School's new boys basketball coach, Rob Burns of The Daily World reported. The hire is pending school board approval.
SHELTON -- Brooke Feldmeier is good at many track and field events for Tumwater High School. So good that she now holds five school records and shes still only a junior.
Rebecca Nelsons two-RBI hit in the bottom of the seventh gave Timberline a 6-5 come-from-behind win over Wilson. The win, combined with a loss by North Thurston, puts the Blazers alone in first place in the 3A Narrows League fastpitch standings. The Blazers pounded out 13 hits, including three from Aundrea Temple and two apiece from Rylee Payton and Maria Velez-Kraft. Pitcher Ellie Jones struck out six Wilson batters in the win.
Centralia High School will honor its 1993 state championship baseball team Friday against Capital with a pregame ceremony, coinciding with Senior Night festivities at 6 p.m. at Ed Wheeler Field.
LACEY -- The Timberline Blazers have been shown up by their younger counterparts the past five games, and they werent too happy about it.
Staff writer Meg Wochnick's top five events to attend this week.
Timberline High School is holding two football camps in June 24-26 at South Sound Stadium, organized by Blazers head coach Nick Mullen. For more information on these camps, contact Mullen via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Saint Martins first baseman Joslyn Eugenio was named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II national softball player of the week Wednesday following her performance last week in four Great Northwest Athletic Conference games.
Thomas Rowswell, a former boys basketball coach at Black Hills High School, is Tumwater High School's new boys basketball coach, the school announced Monday.
Michael Ostlund hasnt forgotten who gave him his second coaching opportunity in the 1990s. It was Bob Grisham at Saint Martins, hiring Ostlund as an assistant coach after being out of the business a few years and looking for a new start.
ESPNs Friday Night Fights series is coming to Little Creek Casino in Shelton Friday, April 12, in an event showcasing seven fights at the Skookum Creek Event Center.
The Saint Martin's University softball team earned the program's first national ranking in program history Wednesday, when the National Fastpitch Coaches Association's ranked the Saints No. 23 overall in this week's Top 25 poll.