WARRENTON - The Astoria girls golf team got in one last round before the district tournament, as the Fishermen of Astoria hosted the Fishermen of Ilwaco in a nonleague dual match Monday at the Astoria Golf & Country Club.

Astoria senior Marlie Cokley took medalist honors with an 87, while the Fishermen from the north side of the river returned home with the team victory. Ilwaco shot a 471 to Astoria's 520.

Merrissa Janas carded a 49-45 for a 94, followed by Kylie Lewis with a 111 (59-52). Also scoring for Ilwaco were Marcella Morris (131), Brianna Beller (135) and Madeline Dickerson (137), who took 35 strokes off her previous performance at the Country Club.

Astoria was playing without its No. 2 golfer, as Jessica Thornburg sat out the match, but will return for districts.

Rounding out the scores for Astoria were Karlee Johnson (110), Amy Vinson (154) and Kristen Saulsbury (169).

First-round action of the District 1/3A tournament begins next Monday at Quail Valley Golf Course near Banks. The tourney concludes the following day at Gearhart Golf Links.

Gulls take secondMOLALLA - The Seaside girls carded their best score of the year Thursday, as the Gulls placed second in the team standings of the Molalla Invitational, held at Arrowhead Golf Course.

Molalla took the team title with a 393, followed by the Gulls at 420. Other competing teams included Estacada (423), Silverton (438), Central (472) and The Dalles (472). Woodburn was incomplete.

Individually, Molalla's Tillie Ferlan posted an 86 for medalist honors, a one-stroke victory over Jessica Watson of Central (87).

Brittany Oliver of Estacada was third at 95, and Seaside's Alyson Fields shot a 96 for fourth.

Also scoring for the Gulls were Shelby Hecox (101, sixth), Melissa King (110), Abbie Huddleston (113) and Monica Osburn (119).

"Our best score of the year," said Seaside coach Jason Kunde. "The whole team is really starting to play some consistent good golf.

"I was really anxious to see where we were in the mix of other 3A schools we might face at state if we are fortunate enough to get through our district tournament."

BaseballIlwaco 5, Toledo 4LONG BEACH, Wash. - Ilwaco pitcher Anthony Wirkkala overcame one rough inning to pick up a complete-game victory Monday, helping the Fishermen score a 5-4 win over Toledo in a Southwest Washington 1A baseball game.

The Fishermen built a 5-0 lead through five innings before the Indians rallied with four runs (three unearned) in the sixth inning.

Toledo sent eight batters to the plate in the inning before Wirkkala regained his composure in the seventh to close out the game.

"We played well defensively, and the bats were also working for us," said Ilwaco coach Mike Garcia. "Jordan DeSimone played a great game for us filling in at third base, coming in from the outfield."

DeSimone went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice RBI. Nick Leonard had a double and a run batted in, while Alex Martin, Mike Huitt and Cody Chalker all had an RBI.

Ilwaco hosts a doubleheader with Onalaska Thursday.


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