CV boys, EV girls boast undefeated track teams
Central Valley’s boys and East Valley’s girls track teams remained undefeated when the two Spokane Valley schools went head-to-head in meets on Thursday.
The Bears boys (3-0) beat their Knights (1-2) counterparts 88-57 as they build toward an April 26 showdown with fellow unbeatens Mead and Lewis and Clark.
William Davis continued to shine in the triple jump, winning at 44-8 1/2 which would put him second in state based on last week’s bests.
Sean Coyle doubled to victories in the 1,600 and 3,200 distance races. Coupled with the 800 run, CV outscored EV 26-1 for much of their victory margin.
Knight sprinter Case Parker, and hurdler Tim Armstrong were both double victors.
East Valley’s girls are one of two GSL unbeaten teams following their 90-60 win over the Bears.
Lori Borgeous was a triple winner for the second week, in the 100 (12.5 seconds), 400 and 100 hurdles (15.7). Eleaya Schuerch doubled in the horizontal jumps and Morgan Dunning pole vaulted 10-feet-3 to move among the state’s leaders.
Although winning just four events overall, University’s boys swept Mt. Spokane and Rogers. The girls split, with Maddy Fuchs winning, the 200 and both hurdles races.
This weekend local track athletes will go for times at the Pasco Invitational.
•West Valley’s girls scored 171 points to win their invitational meet against four other schools. The Eagles’ Ashley Kenney threw the shot put 38-3 ¾, putting her among the state’s top five, and discus 125-7 for two of the team’s nine wins. Alyssa Wold high jumped 5-4 and won the pole vault, while Bri Almy won two sprints.
CV wins soccer upset
Central Valley’s soccer team had been on the losing end of three GSL matches. When they finally came out on the winning side of one, it was huge.
The Bears (3-3) stunned league unbeaten Mead 1-0 on Wednesday to move into the middle of the standings.
They scored the winning goal 13 minutes into the second half, by Kody Franks on a pass from Stephen Grinalds.
Victory knocked the state-placing Panthers out of a tie for first place, one-half game behind a trio of teams including University and East Valley (both 5-1).
The Titans beat Mt. Spokane 7-4. Five players scored, including two apiece by Bryce Burchak and Evan Frobe. Both of Frobe’s came in the second half to break open a close contest.
The Knights blanked Gonzaga Prep 4-0, scoring twice in the first four minutes of the match. Cole Abramson had the first goal and added a pair of assists.
Titans hang tough
University’s baseball team (7-3) may be two games off the lead in the Greater Spokane League, but heading into Friday the Titans were tied for first with Mead among 4A schools.
They play the Panthers next week, but before that can happen, one of two pesky 3A teams stands in the way. The Titans are playing North Central (6-6). The first was Friday, the next at home is on Tuesday.
Another 3A team who the Titans must yet play is Mt. Spokane (11-1) which has a two-game lead over the entire GSL field.
U-Hi split with Gonzaga Prep, winning 13-1 behind Billy Moon‘s three-hit pitching, six errors by the Bullpups and potent hitting by the Titans.
Four players had two or more hits, including Brandon Shryock, with three, and Jacob Schnibbe, who hit a two-run homer.
U-Hi lost 4-2 in the second game against Gonzaga despite Aaron LaPlante‘s home run.
Central Valley (6-6) evened its record with a dramatic 4-2 comeback win over Rogers. Trailing 2-0 into the fifth inning and no-hit until the sixth, the Bears rallied. They scored three runs in the sixth with their only two hits of the game, including a single by Alex Banderas to plate the game-winning run for pitcher Trevor Shull. CV had beaten Rogers 10-1 on Tuesday, Banderas with a home run and double.
East Valley (3-7) split two games with Lewis and Clark, winning 11-1 on Tuesday. Russ Woodworth had three hits and Ryan Campbell tripled. Campbell had three hits in a late-inning 6-5 loss on Thursday.
•In a nonleague game, West Valley beat Post Falls 10-4. Bryan Peterson had four hits, missing by a home run of hitting for the cycle. The Eagles (8-4 overall, 4-2 in league) host Riverside in a Great Northern League doubleheader today.
Softball passes midpoint
Greater Spokane League softball passed the midpoint of its season on Friday when University (8-2) hosted North Central (9-1) with second place at stake.
The Titans lost to NC 4-2 in their first meeting to open the season. On Tuesday they beat East Valley (4-6) 17-1.
EV bounced back to beat Mt. Spokane in a positional game between 3A teams, 10-9 in extra innings.
Danica Hanley went 3-for-4 and drove inning three runs. She hit a two-run homer to tie the game in the sixth inning and drove in the winning run with a single in the eighth.
Central Valley (6-4) lost 6-3 to Mead (7-3) in a game for third and fourth places among 4A schools.
CV’s Mickenzie Alden leads GSL hitters with a .680 average, while Titans Michelle Wells and Alyssa Hawley are third and fourth at .615 and .594 respectively. The duo leads in run batted in with 21 and 19 respectively and Hawley leads the league in runs scored with 20 while Wells leads in home runs with five. Ali Warren had a league-leading seven doubles and three triples.
•West Valley (6-5, 2-3) beat Reardan 13-1 in five innings, scoring seven times in the first. Chelsea Bowman led off the game with a triple and finished with three hits, as did Missy Carey. The Eagles host Riverside today in a doubleheader.
Spokane Valley Girls Softball Association is conducting open registration through this month for girls with leagues for ages 6 and under through 18.
Forms have been mailed out to previous players. Forms for newcomers are available at the softball office, 12505 E. Sprague Ave. (on the west end of the Sports Creel Building); Evergreen Pet, 14319 E. Sprague Ave.; Big R, 8325 E. Trent Ave.; and Treasure Aisles Video, 4707 N. Harvard Road.
Forms can be returned to the softball office at any time, through a drop-slot in the door, or can be mailed to Spokane Valley Girls Softball Assoc., P.O. Box 883, Veradale, WA 99037. A copy of the player’s birth certificate must be included.
Season begins in June with games played at East Valley Middle School complex at Sullivan and Wellesley. A skills clinic will be offered June 9.
SVGSA has been in existence since 1967 and is run entirely by volunteers. Office hours this month are on Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon. For information call 922-3979, e-mail SVGSA@hotmail.com or visit the Web site at www.svgsa.com.