Sports at a Glance
All stories by Jean Schurman
Corvallis Austin Landis had a great throw in the javelin to win that event. The junior threw the spear 190 feet, one inch for the win and climbed to third on the deep list in that event.
Brekka Johnson of Stevensville had a busy day. She was second in the triple jump and fifth in the 200. She finished sixth in the 100 and sixth in the 400 as well. Hamiltons Misha Trotter was second in the 800 and third in the 3,200. Paige Squire of Corvallis was second in the 100 hurdles.
Boys results: 100 1. Wilson, CMR, 10.94; 4. Ben Dixon, Cor, 11.63. 400 1. Casley, CDA, 51.36; 4. Aaron Johnston, Dar, 53.56. 800 1. Cody Curtis, CDA, 2:00.30; 2. Drew Zeiler, Cor, 2:01.70; 3. Wyatt Lawrence, Ham, 2:03.79. 1,600 1. Curtis, CDA, 4:28.21; 4. Zeiler, Cor, 4:40.50; 5. Jake Jessop, Ham, 4:49.60; 6. Doug Raymer, Dar, 4:49.63. 3,200 Seth Garbett, Dar, 9:56.43; 4. Matt Stout, Dar, 10:14.92. 110 hurdles Slater Powell, Cor, 14.87; 4. Justin Morgan, Cor, 16.32. 300 hurdles 1. Drew Owens, BS, 39.67; 2. Powell, Cor, 40.29; 6. Allen McCarty, Ham, 43.28. 1,600 relay 1. Corvallis (Tyler Bonngard, Drew Zeiler, Mahlone Jessop, Slater Powell) 3:2967. Javelin Austin Landis, Cor, 190-1; 6. Matt Smith, Cor, 166-7. Shot put Dalton Sybrant, Cor, 55-9 ?; 4. Andy Walters, Dar, 46-7. Discus 1. Sybrant, Cor, 185-10 (meet record, old mark 176-4 Dennis Black GFH, 1991). Long jump 1. Thayne Palmer, BS, 206 ?; 6. Isaac Hunter, Ste, 19-8 ?. Triple jump 1. Tyler Stenberg, Sup, 43-1, 2. Hunter, Ste, 42-1/2. Pole vault 1. Kalep Prestegaard, WF, 14-0; 3. Austin Byron, Cor, 13-0.
Girls results: 100 Tess Brenneman, Flat, 13-29; 6. Brekka Johnson, Ste, 13.71. 200 1. Bobbi Furrer, Hgt, 26.75; 5. Johnson, Ste, 27.52. 400 1. Chantelle Gray, Sent, 58.87; 6. Johnson, Ste, 63.42. 800 1. Brianna Dudley, BC, 2:25.20; 2. Misha Trotter, 2:25.72; Moriah Hughes, Ham, 2:35.57. 1,600 1. Kinsey Gomez, CDA, 5:11.30; 2. Heather Demorest, Dar, 5:26.20; 3. Misha Trotter, Ham, 5:27.20. 3,200 1. Gomez, CDA, 11:20.80; 2. Demorest, Dar, 11:54.00. 100 hurdles 1. Hall, BS, 14.86; 2. Paige Squire, Cor 16.11. 1,600 relay 1. Sentinel, 4:15.11; 3. Hamilton, 4:18.26. Javelin 1. Mariah Cress, Dar, 131-3. Triple jump 1. Lindsey Hall, BS, 35-5; 2. Johnson, Ste, 34-6.
While the rest of the valleys teams were at Missoula, Florence was competing at the Bigfork Invitational which featured 16 teams. The Lady Falcons took first, defeating second place Bigfork by nine points. Florence had 73 points. Katie Niemeir won both the 100 and 300 hurdles. She clocked a time of 16.18 in the 100. She ran a 45.78 in the 300 hurdles, one of the fastest times in the state for that race. Odessa Conley won the 400 with a time of 1:03.9, edging out Malecha of Eureka who had a time of 1:04.3. Florence also won the 1,600 relay.
The Florence boys finished back in the pack but did receive points from Alex Mitchell in the high jump and both hurdles races. Brandon Lorensen finished fourth in the triple jump.
I think Kaylee Larson will make All-State this year, said Corvallis coach Rich Borden of the Ronan pitcher. She and Shelby (Russ of Frenchtown) are two of the best weve seen. Im proud of the way we swung our bats today.
Corvallis did get nine hits and an almost home run by Megan Auch in the bottom of the 7th inning when Corvallis was making a rally. Auch popped the ball long to left field where the ball clipped the top of the fence and rolled back inside the field for a double.
Ronan won, 9-7, after scoring four runs in the top of the sixth inning. Auch had a double and two RBIs for the Blue Devils. Amber Bradshaw also had two RBIs.
Saturday was a tough day for the Blue Devils as well. They faced off against the Butte Central Maroons and the Anaconda Copperheads. Butte Central defeated Corvallis 8-4. Clean-up batter Markie Gurley was 3-for-4 and had two RBIs in the game. She had two doubles. Angie Henderson had a double as well and finished with an RBI. Amber Bradshaw had two RBIs in the game.
Both teams scored early and often in the Anaconda game. Anaconda had an 8-6 lead at the end of three innings and held Corvallis to only one run the rest of the game. Auch did get her home run in this game along with an RBI. Ruby Ostrander was 2-for-3 and had two RBIs and a double for the Blue Devils. Danielle Morris was 2-for-4 and had two RBIs also.
Hamilton also played Anaconda and Butte Central on Saturday. Butte Central defeated the Lady Broncs, 7-4. Melissa Hood had a double and Kaylie Strandberg was 2-for-3 for Hamilton with an RBI.
Hamilton scored in every inning but the fifth in the 12-2 victory over Anaconda. Jessica Bourne pitched the win with three strikeouts. Hamilton had 12 runs on 10 hits with only one error. Nicole Hood had three RBIs while Presley Chadwick had four.
Florence dropped a close game to Mission, losing 6-5, in nine innings. Brittany Heinz was 2-for-5 with a double for Florence. Mo Chapman had three RBIs for the Falcons as well.
The Hamilton girls made a strong showing against Loyola on the courts on Thursday. Hamilton only lost two matches in the competition and both of those were close. It took Loyolas Brittany Todd three sets to take down Kelsey Della Silva. Rebecca Hankel and Kimberly Lamar battled Abby Mansch and Vanessa Grossman three sets before falling in that game as well.
The Hamilton boys won three of the four matches in the singles, with only the number one match falling to Loyola.
Hamilton 5, Loyola 2
Singles Mary Conwell, Ham, def Brooke Sauro, 6-1, 6-4; Kelsey Jura, Ham, def Rebecca Nielsen, 6-0, 6-3; Brittany Todd, Loy, def, Kelsey Della Silva, 6-4, 6-3; Jenny Schreckendgust, Ham, def Libby Kosena, 6-2, 6-0.
Doubles Abby Mansch/Vanessa Grossman, Loy, def Rebecca Hankel/Kimberly Lamar, 6-0, 1-6, 6-4; Laura Cornelisse/Stella Quinlan, Ha, def Whitney Gilbert/Callan Haggarty 6-2, 6-1; Varsha Rao/Alycia Burt, Ham, def Julianne Goldhammer/Kelly Eppard, 6-2, 6-0.
Loyola 4, Hamilton 3
Singles Michael Breza, Loy, def Jason Jessop, 2-6, 7-5, 6-4; Bob Huppert, Ham, def Erich Diezger, 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (9); Ethan Selig, Ham, def Dylan McDowell, 6-2, 6-0; Cody Tredik, Ham, def Austin Hacker, 6-4, 6-3.
Doubles Paul Heffernan/Jonathan Finch, Loy, def Nolan Green/Zander Smith, 6-4, 6-2; Tobin Blome/Travis Haller, Loy, def. Alex Ridgeway/Michael Miller, 6-2, 6-2; Corban Elliot/Michael Tarbert, Loy, def Parker Richards/Graham Silcher, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.
Bitterroot alums named UM All-Academic
The University of Montana had 39 student-athletes on the 2008-09 Big Sky Conference Winter All-Academic teams, the league office announced recently. The Grizzlies were represented by 18 members of the womens indoor track and field team, 12 from the mens indoor track and field team, five from the womens basketball team and four from the mens basketball team.
To be eligible, student-athletes needed to participate in at least half of the teams season competitions and have a 3.2 cumulative grade point average through the end of the fall semester.
Eastern Washington led the Big Sky Conference with 42 selections. Montana and Montana State had 39, Northern Arizona and Weber State 34, Idaho State 32, Northern Colorado 29, Portland State 19 and Sacramento State 13.
Two of the athletes selected were from the Bitterroot. Mac Bloom of Stevensville is a junior majoring in political science. Also selected was Darbys Kara DeWalt, a junior majoring in biology. Both are members of the University of Montana Track and Field Team.
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