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IHS girls go 2 and 1, place 3rd in Districts
IHS girls go 2 and 1, place 3rd in Districts

TUMWATER — A three-pointer in the final minute by Peyton Souvenir clinched Wahkiakum’s hard-fought victory over Ilwaco in District semifinals, keeping the Mules unbeaten. Ilwaco was within two points with under two minutes to...

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Naselle girls 2nd in District
Naselle girls 2nd in District

MONTESANO — Taholah defeated Naselle 36-28 in District finals, avenging two regular-season losses to the Lady Comets. Naselle shot just 13 percent for the game, and the Lady Chitwhins outscored them 15-6 from three-point range. Naselle advances...

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IHS girls beat Raymond, advance to next District round

Ilwaco girls 59, Raymond 35: Ilwaco will play Adna for third place in the District on Saturday.

Naselle game times change

Naselle’s Saturday District finals basketball games in Montesano have been moved earlier in the day. The girls’ game, against Taholah, will start at 1 p.m. The boys’ game, also against Taholah, will start at 3 p.m.

Wahkiakum girls defeat Ilwaco

District semifinals: Wahkiakum 59, Ilwaco 50. Peyton Souvenir’s dagger three-pointer inside a minute stretched Wahkiakum’s lead to seven, clinching a hard-fought game. The Mules remain undefeated. Ilwaco plays Raymond on Thursday for the...

Fishermen repeat as regional champs
Fishermen repeat as regional champs

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ADNA — For the second year in a row the Ilwaco High School wrestling team was named regional champions, Saturday in Adna. The Fishermen won...

IHS girls break Adna jinx
IHS girls break Adna jinx

MONTESANO — The Lady Fishermen achieved a major breakthrough with a 57-43 win over Adna on Feb. 11. The playoff victory over an elite Central League opponent was something this group of players had previously lacked, and snapped a two-year...

Odneal, Bell top Ilwaco wrestling All-League picks

ILWACO — Ilwaco’s Jack Odneal and Alec Bell were named District IV All-Conference wrestlers in the 138 and 220 weight classes, respectively.

Ghannon Whelden (113-pound weight class), Tony Merino (120), Daylin Kemmer (170), and...

Naselle’s Nolan makes All-League as sophomore

NASELLE — Naselle sophomore guard Antonio Nolan was named First Team All-Coastal League after averaging over 15.7 points per game for the season.

Junior guard Donny Edwards was named Second Team All-League. The two formed a back-court...

Kaech named league MVP for second time

ILWACO — Ilwaco junior forward Makenzie Kaech won her second straight Pacific League MVP award after averaging 19.7 points per game.

Junior center Madeline Jacobson was First Team All-League for the first time. She averaged 14.8 points...

Tapio leads IHS’s lengthy All-League list

ILWACO — Ilwaco’s Zac Tapio was named First Team All-Pacific League, Ethan Bannister made Second Team, and Alex Kaino and Robert Woods were both Honorable Mention.

Tapio, an offensive threat inside and on the perimeter, averaged...

Ford, Chapman lead Naselle girls All-League picks

NASELLE — Point guard Ellie Chapman and small forward Tayler Ford, both seniors, were named First Team All-Coastal League after leading the Lady Comets to an undefeated record in league play.

Ford averaged 12.5 points per game, including...

Comets rule Knight in Districts

CASTLE ROCK — The Lady Comets beat Mary M Knight 49-35 in the second round of Districts on Feb. 11.

Lady Owls star Kaylee Sowle scored all 22 of her points in the second half. The Owls cut an 18-point late third quarter lead to seven as...

Ilwaco boys out of playoffs after loss to Toutle

The Fishermen led 19-18 at halftime, but the Ducks won the third quarter 25-11 and eliminated Ilwaco from the playoffs. Zac Tapio scored a game-high 21 points and blocked five shots for Ilwaco.

Ilwaco and Naselle teams win four

Ilwaco 57, Adna 43. Ilwaco achieved a major breakthrough with a playoff win over an elite Central League opponent, controlling the game throughout against the Pirates, who finished the regular season 14-2 in the Central League and 19-2 overall. Eliza...

Wins for IHS girls and NHS boys; IHS boys in elimination round

Girls: Ilwaco 69, Onalaska 21. Ilwaco advances to play Adna Saturday

Boys: Winlock 49, Ilwaco 46. Zac Tapio hit a three-pointer that cut Winlock’s lead to one with 12 seconds left and finished with 22 points in a losing cause.

‘Fish-er-men pow-ERR!’
‘Fish-er-men pow-ERR!’
Comets clinch Coastal League
Comets clinch Coastal League

NASELLE — Against their perennial competitor for the Coastal League title, the Lady Comets’ offense was stymied early. Taholah held Naselle to just one point until the final possession of the first quarter.

Taholah concentrated on...

Odneal leads IHS charge at wrestling regionals
Odneal leads IHS charge at wrestling regionals

CENTRALIA — Ilwaco sent 21 wrestlers on to regionals from the sub-regional tournament at Centralia on Feb. 4, including first-place winners Jack Odneal and Alec Bell. Ghannon Whelden, Tony Merino, Daylin Kemmer and Marcelo Lazaro all took...

Chirwins outshoot Naselle 52% to 28%
Chirwins outshoot Naselle 52% to 28%

NASELLE — Taholah beat Naselle 76-59 on Feb. 4 to clinch the Coastal League championship, relegating the Comets to second place. Naselle finished its regular season 12-8, including 10-2 in the Coastal League, and now advances to Districts.

IHS girls wrap season with 66-46 victory

LACEY — Makenzie Kaech scored 26 points to lead Ilwaco past Northwest Christian 66-46 in their season finale on Feb 2. The Lady Fishermen (15-1 in league play) share the Pacific League title with Raymond (15-1), which clinched a tie with its...

IHS boys lock in league 2nd place

LACEY — A late three-pointer by Ethan Bannister helped Ilwaco close out the regular season with a 51-47 win over Northwest Christian on Feb. 2, nailing down second place in the Pacific League.

The Navigators led 9-0, but Ilwaco came back...

Weekend sports update for Feb. 5, 2017

Girls: Nasele 49, Oakville 19. Tayler Ford’s 18 points led the Comets

Boys: Naselle 74, Oakville 35. Antonio Nolan led the Comets with 20 points on 8 of 12 shooting, and Jacob Eaton added 17. Devin Boyd scored 25 for Oakville, including...

Ilwaco postpones Monday game due to snow concerns

Because of weather concerns, Ilwaco girls WILL NOT be hosting a first round game on Monday. Instead, the boys and girls will host a first round playoff doubleheader on Tuesday: girls 5:30 p.m., boys at 7 p.m.

Comets zip over Oakville
Comets zip over Oakville

NASELLE — The Comets took visiting Oakville out of its game early, and the Acorns never recovered in Naselle’s 80-32 victory on Jan. 23. The long outlet passes Oakville relies on turned into turnovers as Naselle defenders pressured Acorn...

IHS tops in Beach Brawl
IHS tops in Beach Brawl

ILWACO — When Ilwaco High School senior Jack Odneal looks back on his time wrestling for the Fishermen, he will have a wealth of memories. Many of them taking place in Aase Gymnasium. On Saturday, Odneal added one more to the list —...

NHS girls continue smashing season

NASELLE — A streak of 34 straight points lifted the Lady Comets to a 62-17 win over Wishkah on Jan. 28. Naselle got off to a quiet start. They led just 6-4 midway through the first, but the Loggerettes did not score again until the end of the...

Kalama pulls off a home win vs. IHS
Kalama pulls off a home win vs. IHS

KALAMA — In a defensive battle between two of the region’s top teams, Kalama defeated Ilwaco 52-44 on Jan. 25. Though the Lady Fishermen got few easy baskets, they consistently generated makable shots, but did not hit quite enough of...

Tapio leads charge against NB

OCEAN SHORES — Zac Tapio scored 21 points to lead Ilwaco past North Beach 60-32 on Jan. 27.

The second-place Fishermen (12-3 in league play) led the Hyaks (1-13) only 19-16 midway through the second quarter but scored 16 points in the...

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Girls basketball:

Kalama 50, Ilwaco 38

Kaelyn Shipley scored 21 points and Parker Esary had 18 to lead Kalama, which is currently in second in place in the Central League. Makenzie Kaech led Ilwaco with...

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