The Chiawana Riverhawks captured their second Class 4A District 5 title in three seasons, fighting off a skilled Richland team and pushing through for Summer Yates to score the eventual game-winning goal in the 73rd minute of a 3-2 home victory.
It was Yates’ second goal of the game — both off assists from Braydey Hodgins — and her 21st of the year. Hodgins netted her 24th of the year in the 10th minute on a penalty kick.
“(Summer) and Braydey had a really good game working together,” Chiawana coach Rich Zoller said. “It’s hard to beat a team like Richland three times in one season. I’m proud of our girls. After letting Richland tie it, we fought back to get the game-winner.”
Samantha Heilman, last year’s Mid-Columbia Conference player of the year, scored twice for the Bombers and made life tough on the Riverhawks.
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Scoring: 1, C, Braydey Hodgins (PK), 10:00; 2, R, Samantha Heilman (Sophie Mendoza), 12:00; 3, C, Summer Yates (Hodgins), 50:00; 4, R, Heilman (Karsyn Suhadolnik), 70:00; 5, C, Yates (Hodgins), 73:00. Shots: R 8, C 10. Saves: R, Gracelyn Fine 5. C, Cydni Cottrell 6.
EASTMONT 5, SUNNYSIDE 2: Freshman Crystal Albarron scored two goals — one on a penalty kick — but it wasn’t enough as the Grizzlies ended their season with a road loss against the Wildcats.
Vanessa Loera finished with 11 saves for Sunnyside (1-15).
Scoring: 1, S, Crystal Albarron (Morgan Duim), 7:00. 2, E, McKenna Donaldson, 8:00. 3, S, Albarron (PK), 15:00. 4, E, Carissa Miller, 20:00. 5, E, Emma Simpson, 56:00. 6, E, Kara Pinard, 64:00. 7, E, Lizet Rodriguez, 76:00. Shots: S 12, E 15. Saves: S, Vanessa Loera 11. E, Kalea Bokma 11.
Highland 2, Kiona-Benton 1: The No. 2 seed Bears took a tough loss against the visiting Scotties, giving up a late goal when an attempted clearance by Ki-Be goalkeeper Micky Ramirez ricocheted off a Highland player and bounced into the net for the deciding goal, ending the Bears’ season in the first round of the SCAC District playoffs..
Scoring: 1, H, #13, 38:00; 2, KB, Hunter Anderson, 57:00; 3, H, #18, 67:00. Shots: H 8, KB 13. Saves: H, 12. KB, Micky Ramirez 6.
Treasure Valley men 3, CBC 2: Diego Diaz-Sanchez scored two goals, and Everardo Bartolo added a goal and two assists for Treasure Valley in an NWAC East home win over Columbia Basin College. Jason Rodriguez and Jesus Adame scored for the Hawks.
Scoring: 1, TV, Everardo Bartolo (Nicolas Lamberti), 8:00; 2, TV, Diego Diaz-Sanchez (Bartolo), 63:00; 3, CBC, Jason Rodriguez (Ramon Agredano), 76:00; 4, TV, Diaz-Sanchez (Bartolo), 81:00; 5, CBC, Jesus Adame (Daniel Macareno), 90:00. Saves: CBC, Jose Lopez 4. TV, Jonathan Amissa 1.
CBC women 0, TVCC 0: Hawks goalkeeper Stephanie Gibson and Chukars goalie Fernanda Rogel each recorded shutouts when both Treasure Valley and CBC played to a draw.
Saves: CBC Stephanie Gibson 4. TV, Fernanda Rogel 1.
The Richland High School girls swim and dive team picked up a few district titles — and more state berths — during Saturday’s Class 4A finals in Moses Lake.
Claire Schaef repeated as the District 5/6/7 champion in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle, while Kelsea Hinkley won her second district diving crown. Both girls qualified for state earlier this season.
Schaef swam season-best times in the finals, going 1 minute, 55.75 seconds in the 200 and 5:08.54 in the 500.
Hinkley finished 3.25 points ahead of defending champion Ali Brandt of Wenatchee to win the 11-dive meet at Moses Lake High School, which took over from Ellensburg’s CWU Aquatic Center as the district host this year.
“It was pretty crowded,” said Hinkley, who won the district title as a sophomore two years ago. “There were quite a lot of people there. It was loud, and you could hear everyone cheering for you. It was good.”
Katie Schroder was the runner-up in the 100 breaststroke, while Lauren Hall and Alyssa Musick finished 2-3 in the 100 butterfly to secure spots in the Nov. 13-14 state meet in Federal Way. Hall had a state-qualifying time of 1:00.05.
The top three individuals or relays in each event advanced to state. All three Richland relays placed second with state-qualifying times.
Top three in each final advance to state
Team scores: Wenatchee 574, Richland 460, Walla Walla 219, Moses Lake 216, Eastmont 174, Eisenhower 173, West Valley 134, Sunnyside 117, Davis 53; 200 medley relay: 1, Wenatchee A (Kayli Elwyn, Isabelle Dressel, Jessica Wierzbicki, Jordan Hartley) 1:51.15 (SQ); 2, Richland A (Marcia Kim, Katie Schroder, Alyssa Musick, BreAnn Bell) 1:55.07 (SQ); 3, Walla Walla A (Paige Gardner, Hannah Gardner, Mackenzie Hale, Hally Ruff) 1:55.86 (SQ); 200 freestyle: 1, Claire Schaef (Rich) 1:55.75 (SQ); 2, Hannah VanHeyningen (Wen) 1:57.99 (SQ); 3, Rebecca Bay (Wen) 2:04.35; 200 individual medley: 1, Maya Cunningham (Ike) 2:15.29; 2, Hale (WW) 2:16.92; 3, Elwyn (Wen) 2:17.02; 50 freestyle: 1, Dressel (Wen) 25.24; 2, Audrey Parrish (Wen) 25.48; 3, Ruff (WW) 25.54; Diving: 1, Kelsea Hinkley (Rich) 453.35 (SQ); 2, Ali Brandt (Wen) 450.10 (SQ); 3, Ali Pierce (East) 435.60 (SQ); 100 butterfly: 1, Wierzbicki (Wen) 56.21 (SQ); 2, Lauren Hall (Rich) 1:00.05 (SQ); 3, Musick (Rich) 1:01.04; 100 freestyle: 1, P. Gardner (WW) 54.62 (SQ); 2, Parrish (Wen) 54.96 (SQ); 3, Victoria Peterson (Wen) 55.95; 500 freestyle: 1, Schaef (Rich) 5:08.54 (SQ); 2, VanHeyningen (Wen) 5:13.28 (SQ); 3, Hartley (Wen) 5:14.42 (SQ); 200 freestyle relay: 1, Wenatchee A (Kayli Brown, Dressel, Peterson, Parrish) 1:40.44 (SQ, meet record); 2, Richland A (Neomi Mennetrot, Hall, Bell, Schaef) 1:42.57 (SQ); 3, Moses Lake A (Cora Dana, Megan Washburn, Anna Fair, Shyanne Speed) 1:44.44; 100 backstroke: 1, Wierzbicki (Wen) 59.27 (SQ); 2, Elwyn (Wen) 1:01.23; 3, P. Gardner (WW) 1:01.74; 100 breaststroke: 1, Dressel (Wen) 1:06.94 (SQ); 2, Schroder (Rich) 1:09.68 (SQ); 3, Bay (Wen) 1:09.82 (SQ); 400 freestyle relay: 1, Wenatchee A (Wierzbicki, Hartley, Peterson, Parrish) 3:40.84 (SQ); 2, Richland A (Hall, Mennetrot, Schroder, Schaef) 3:42.57 (SQ); 3, Walla Walla A (Ruff, Hale, Lacey Klem, P. Gardner) 3:51.72.