TILLAMOOK - The Astoria girls golf team wasted little time in establishing itself as a league favorite this year as the Fishermen won the six-team Tillamook Scramble Tuesday afternoon.

Astoria's trio of junior Arielle Stevens, sophomore Katie Cokley and freshman Marlie Cokley teamed up to shoot a three-over par 75 (39-36) to win the event, with Seaside and Tillamook tied for second in the team standings at 78.

The Gulls' threesome consisted of Mallory Osborn, Tessa Ter Har and Kim Haney.

Other schools competing included Taft (80), Scappoose (85) and Central (87).

Astoria's B team of Chelsea Reed-Harmel and Sarah Alsbury teamed with a Tillamook player to win the B team title.

"Under the conditions, I thought our girls played outstanding," said Astoria coach Bill Parrish. "It was a little wet over the first nine holes. But for this early in the season, it was a great effort, and I was really pleased with how we did."

BOYS

Gulls defeat Valley CatholicGEARHART - Seaside opened the boys golf season with a dual meet win over Valley Catholic Tuesday at Gearhart Golf Links.

Gulls sophomore Mitch Winstanley shot a 43-50-93 to take medalist honors, and Seaside finished with a 383 team score to Valley Catholic's 479.

The Gulls are missing top golfer Karl Hertig, who is out with an injury and should return by March 31 for the Astoria Best Ball tournament, according to Seaside coach Jim Poetsch.

In the meantime, the Gulls will use one sophomore (Winstanley) and four freshmen, including Joel Bletscher (who shot a 46-49-95), Flynn Jiroudek (48-47-95), Sean Hamer (47-53-100) and Hunter Solt (49-55-104).

The Seaside junior varsity squad defeated Knappa 440-466 Tuesday.

Knappa's Tory Chappell shot a 49-51-100 for the top score, followed by Seaside's Chris Huong (48-53-101).

The Gulls travel to The Dalles for a Friday tournament.

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