SKYVIEW 7, VALLIVUE 5: Evan Harmon had a three-run home run in the top of fifth inning as the Hawks (18-8) won their fifth 4A District title in six years Saturday in the 4A District III Championship game.
Wade Carpenter added three RBIs, while the pitching staff of Justin Villanueva, Connor Johnson, Seth Miller and Jayson Hibbard combined to hold the Falcons (22-5) just five hits.
Tyler Mansell tallied two hits, including a double with a run batted in, while the duo of Hauk Wyatt and Cobe Lehman combined for eight strikeouts and held Skyview to only three hits. Lebman allowed just one and fanned five batters.
MIDDLETON 10, CALDWELL 0, 6 INNINGS: Darin Post threw a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts to help the Vikings (12-16) punch their ticket to state Saturday with a win in the 4A District III Tournament third-place game.
Colton McGee recorded three hits and drove in two runs, while Carson Smith added another two hits in the win for Middleton.
Dyson Scott threw four strikeouts for the Cougars (8-19) as their season came to an end.
POST FALLS 1, BORAH 0: Spencer Schwehr gave up just four hits and recorded seven strikeouts, but it wasn’t quite enough as the Lions (17-12-1) lost Saturday in the 5A State Tournament state play-in game at Lewiston High.
Jake Standlee and Brennan Toth had the only hits of the game for Borah in the loss.
POST FALLS 7, TIMBERLINE 4: The Wolves (17-12) scored four runs in the top of the first inning, but that was all the offense they were able to muster, falling Saturday in the 5A State Tournament state play-in game at Lewiston High.
Tina Zito and Naomi Butterfield each had two hits apiece, while Tenley Quesnell drove in three runs for Timberline in the loss. Butterfield also had eight strikeouts in the loss in the circle.
TRACK AND FIELD
RIDGEVUE’S BARYLSKI WINS TWO DISTRICT TITLES: Chloe Barylski won both the 100- and 400-meter runs Saturday at the 4A District III Championships at Vallivue High School.
The Ridgevue junior won the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.48 seconds, and the 400-meter run at 57.80. She also added a runner-up finish in the 200-meter dash.
The Middleton girls track and field team took home district titles in three different relays. The Vikings won the 4x100, 4x200 and medley relays. Sydney Clegg was a member of all three of those teams. Middleton also took home a title in the discus. Abby Ramsey won with a throw of 131 feet, 2 inches.
Skyview had a couple winners in Dani Nay and Channing Albertson. Nay won in the high jump with a mark of 5-2, while Albertson took home the triple jump crown at 35-8.73. Vallivue’s Shacole Hughes won in the shot put with a throw of 36-8.50.
Bishop Kelly won the team title with 200.5 points. Skyview was the next closest team with 113.5. Middleton, Ridgevue, Vallivue and Caldwell finished third, fifth, sixth and eighth, respectively.
On the boys’ side, Caldwell’s Mark Sullivan won his third district title in the pole vault. He had a winning mark of 14 feet. Nate Griswold also claimed a title for the Cougars with a win in the triple jump at 42-9.
Corey Wockenfuss won a pair of titles for Skyview in the 400-meter run and as a member of the 4x200-meter relay team. Wockenfuss won the 400-meter run in 50.08 seconds, while his relay team won in 1 minute, 29.83 seconds.
Middleton won the 4x400-meter relay with the team of Rick Mayhew, Jace Rodgers, Richard Lucarelli and Dax Wyatt recording the fastest time in 3:28.95. Josh Mertz added another title for the Vikings in the shot put with a throw of 53-0.25. Kendrick Caldwell won the 300-meter hurdles for Ridgevue with a time of 39.93 seconds.
Bishop Kelly also won the boys team title with 170 points. Ridgevue was second at 98.5. Middleton, Caldwell, Skyview and Vallivue placed third, fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
MELBA GIRLS REMAIN UNBEATEN: The Melba girls track and field team won nine different events to win its second straight 2A District III Championship in a landslide Saturday. The Mustangs finished with 206.5 points, 62.5 points better than runner-up McCall-Donnelly.
Emma Clark led the way with three titles. She won the 100-meter dash (12.94 seconds), the pole vault (10 feet) and the triple jump (37-1). But she was far from being the only Mustang to win multiple titles.
Kori Pentzer won both the 400-meter and long jump events, younger sister Paige won the shot put and discus throws and Kylahn Heritage was first in the 800- and 3,200-meter runs.
Nampa Christian, New Plymouth and Marsing finished fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
Nampa Christian owned the boys side of things.
The Trojans lapped the field with 272 points. For comparison, Cole Valley Christian finished in second with 113. Nampa Christian won nine different events, as well.
Jacob Englar and Drew Howerzyl combined for seven of those. Englar paced Nampa Christian with four. He won in the 100-meter dash (11.49 seconds), the 200-meter dash (23.17), the 300-meter hurdles (42.22) and the pole vault (14-6).
Howerzyl was right behind with three. He claimed district titles in the high jump (6-1), the long jump (21-0) and the triple jump (43-5). Jadyn Berry and Justus Wiles won the other two titles for the Trojans in the 400-meter run and 110-meter hurdles, respectively.
Nick Woods and Dallan Beus swept the throwing titles for New Plymouth. Woods won in the shot put (46-3), while Beus took the discus crown (155-11). Melba, New Plymouth and Marsing placed fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD
BROWN WINS DISCUS, YOTES 5TH AT CCC CHAMPIONSHIPS: Josh Brown won his second-straight Cascade Conference discus title, helping the College of Idaho to a fifth-place finish at the 2018 CCC Championships, presented by U.S. Bank, at Kennison Field.
The Coyotes finished with 77 team points in the two-day meet, behind team champ Eastern Oregon (208), Southern Oregon (168), Oregon Tech (144.5) and Corban (110).
Brown, the first competitor in the flight, recorded a mark of 46.47 meters (152 feet, 5 inches) with his second throw of the day – easily outdistancing the field by over two full meters.
The Yotes added a fourth-place finish from Keith Bailey in the triple jump (44 feet, 5.25 inches) and an eighth-place finish from Brooks Ney in the pole vault, clearing 13 feet-7.25.
On the track, C of I nearly had a second conference title, as Alex Martin had an outstanding race in the late day heat, placing second in the 5,000 meters (15 minutes, 1.43 seconds). Earlier in the day, Dylan Haas took fifth (1:55.31) and Josh Frey placed eighth (1:57.39) in the 800 meters; Matt McLaughlin placed sixth in the 400-meter hurdles (57.97); with the 4x400-meter relay team placing seventh (3:28.30).
NNU’S MILE RELAY SHATTERS SCHOOL RECORD: The Northwest Nazarene men’s 4x400-meter relay team of Logan Blake, Tidwell, Zachary Magee and Ebu Camara finished third with a school-record time of 3 minutes, 15.025 seconds at the GNAC Track and Field Championships Saturday. The old record was 3:16.84 set in 2009.
Camara also finished second running the anchor on the 4x100 relay along with Blake, Payton Lewis and Elijah Castro in a time of 41.8 seconds. Camara was also second in the 400 meters in 47.84, breaking his own school record he set in the preliminaries on Friday.
Elijah Castro finished third in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 15.16, while John Van Beuren was third in the hammer throw with a mark of 186 feet even. That was a national provisional mark, though he already has a 186-3 this season.
Lewis finished sixth in the 110 hurdles in 15.31, Magee was sixth in the 400 in 49.75, Blake was seventh in the 200 in 22.13 and Micah Tranch was seventh in the high jump, clearing 6-4.25 to round out the marks that earned points in the team race.
Elsewhere, Tranch was ninth in the javelin at 176-2, Godfrey Kemboi was ninth in the 5,000 in 15:25.9, Brayden Eiland was 10th in the hammer throw with a mark of 158-7 and Abe Mitchell was 16th in the javelin with a throw of 142-8.
The Nighthawks finished fifth in the team race with 79 points. Concordia won the title with 138 points.
WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD
COLLEGE OF IDAHO WINS 6TH STRAIGHT CCC TITLE: Claire Otero won her third-straight discus title and Allison Cossins broke the pole vault school record, helping the College of Idaho win their sixth-straight Cascade Conference women’s track and field team championship at Kennison Field.
The Yotes opened the day with 29 points in the discus alone – opening a commanding lead on second-place Southern Oregon – finishing the 21-event meet with 196.5 team points, ahead of Southern Oregon (171.5), Corban (132.5) and Eastern Oregon (105). C of I joins Concordia as the only teams in CCC history to win six-consecutive CCC track titles – as coach Austin Basterrechea was named CCC Coach of the Year.
Otero hit the NAIA “A” standard with her second throw of the day, topping the field by nearly 11 feet with her mark of 145 feet, 9 inches. Teammate Hayley Morse, who was honored as Co-CCC Field Athlete of the Meet, took second (134-3) – to go along with wins yesterday in the hammer and shot put. Keagan Utter placed fourth (119-8), Kabre Madrigal placed fifth (119-7) and Maddie Villarreal took seventh (106-9).
Cossins placed second overall in the pole vault, breaking the school mark on her last attempt at 11 feet, 7.75 inches – establishing an NAIA “B” mark. Teammate Stephanie Casaus added four team points with a fifth-place finish (10-8).
The Yotes got a huge performance from Brinley Reed in the triple jump, placing third overall with a personal best leap of 35-5.75).
On the track, Molly Vitale-Sullivan was the story, competing in her third and fourth event of the meet – placing second in the 5,000 meters (17 minutes, 53.64 seconds) to clinch the team title, while taking fifth in the 800 meters (2:19.34).
The Yotes 4x400-meter relay improved their season-best time by seven seconds to place third (4:04.36); Ashtyn Ellis took fourth in the 5,000 meters (18:41.11); Payton Durocher recorded a personal best time of 1:07.20 in the 400-meter hurdles to place sixth; with Tamika Russell taking sixth in the 5,000 meters (18:47.37).
NNU’S LOGAN, LOUFOUA STARS OF DAY 2 OF GNAC CHAMPIONSHIPS: Ellie Logan and Nice Loufoua both saved their best for last. Or in this case their best for first.
Logan won the women’s javelin title with a school-record mark on her first throw, while Loufoua finished second, with the best jump of her life in the triple jump on her first attempt Saturday at the GNAC Track and Field Championships.
Logan won with a throw of 162 feet, 3 inches which broke her own school record and is a national provisional mark, as well as the second-best throw in the country this year. It was also her first GNAC title and she was awarded the female performance of the meet by the GNAC coaches.
Loufoua jumped an NCAA provisional mark of 39-0.25, which is the second-best mark in school history.
Jackie Mahowald was fourth in the event at 38-2.25, while Sasha Korolenko was seventh in the hammer with the eighth-best throw in school history at 159-8 and Kourtney Gwin was eighth in the pole vault, clearing 10-7 to round out the Nighthawks who scored in the team race.
Elsewhere, Elise Snowden was ninth in the javelin at 132-4, Nicole Nobbs was 11th in the javelin at 129-7, Miranda Hagadorn was 16th in the hammer throw at 133-8, Bethany Danner was 18th in the 5,000 meters in 19:03.65 and Elise Snowden was 20th in the hammer at 116-4.
The Nighthawks finished eighth in the team race with 34.5 points. Seattle Pacific won the team title with 154.5 points.