Local roundup: Pine wins second World Wrestling Championship



Former Elma High School great and current Grays Harbor College wrestling head coach Kevin Pine won his second world title after placing first in the 88kg freestyle competition at the 2022 World Veteran Championships this month in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Competing for the United States in international competition, Pine defeated Mongolian Munkhchuluun Lochin 10-0 to win a gold medal in the Masters Division D (51-55) category on October 5, earning Pine his second career world championship.

Pine wasn’t done as he competed in the Greco-Roman 88 kg competition three days later.

Pine beat Italy’s Alessandro Zappala by pinfall at 0:23 followed by a 9-0 victory over Dimitrios Chalkias (Greece) to advance to the D Division semi-finals.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Grays Harbor College head coach Kevin Pine, left, prepares for a match with help from fellow Team USA wrestler George Porter (Plantation, FL) during the 2022 World Veterans Championships on 5 October 2022 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

In the semi-finals, Pine was beaten by Poland’s Jerzy Sekura 6-1 and won a bronze medal after a forfeit victory over France’s Karim Hammiche.

Pine helped Team USA win a total of 37 medals at the competition, which took place Oct. 4-9.

For more information, visit teamusa.org.

Ocosta 3, Forks 1

Ocosta scored three unanswered goals to claim a 3-1 win over Forks on Wednesday at Westport.

The Wildcats (5-6-1 on aggregate, 3-3 2B Central North) trailed 1-0 after allowing a goal in the 30th minute, but responded just two minutes later when the midfielder senior midfielder Natalie Carloza dribbled around two defenders then sent a pass to senior striker Miki Ness, who scored to tie the game.

In the second half, freshman midfielder Brizeyda Ayala Rios scored her first college goal on a rebound in the 49th minute.

Ness gave the Wildcats the most important insurance goal on a long shot in the 70th minute.

Ocosta outscored the Spartans 22-6, including 15-1 in the dominant second-half performance.

“We spoke to Brizeyda during a timeout for Forks and told her to be more aggressive in goal. Two minutes later she scored the winning goal,” Ocosta head coach Mike King said. “We set up a more dominant second half and the girls started to get more touches and we got shots from seven different players. We got Scarlett Nelson forward at centre-mid in the second half and she made the difference with a great game.

King praised Ocosta defenders Taeler Jardine, Kennedy Reynolds, Meghan Denny, Joanah Rosander and Gabby Ness for holding Forks scoreless in the final 50 minutes of the game.


Montesano 192, Tenino 201

Montesano beat Tenino 192-201 Tuesday at Oaksridge Golf Course in Elma.

Monte was led by Gavin Root, who shot a 9-for-46 round for the Bulldogs.

Montesano (192) – Root 46, Trey Sweeney 48, Josh Wills 48, Cole Sigler 50.

Tenino (201) – David Dallaire 41, Jaxson Gore 54, Ethan Baxter 58, Easton Snider 59.


Aberdeen record district qualifying times in recent encounters

Aberdeen swimmers Harnoor Jandu, Wendy Neil and Isabelle Melville swam district qualifying times in two recent meets last week.

Jandu qualified for the 50 freestyle, Neil for the 100 breaststroke and Melville for the 100 freestyle.

Aberdeen defeated Black Hills 127-48 on Wednesday, October 5 at the Grays Harbor YMCA in Hoquiam.

On Saturday October 8, Aberdeen took part in the Mukilteo Invitational and placed 19th out of 34 schools with 42 points.

Senior Ana Matisons placed 10th with a time of 1:13.02 in the 100-yard breaststroke to lead the Bobcats.

Aberdeen’s 400-yard freestyle relay team of Litzy Orona, Keara Burns, Emma Mullins and Mija Hood placed 17th with a time of 4:17.59.


Aberdeen High School announces timetable changes

The Aberdeen High School Athletics Department has announced recent schedule changes for the following events. The new times/dates are listed as follows:

  • College football at WF West, 7 p.m. Thursday, October 20
  • Women’s College Football vs. Centralia (Senior Night), 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at Stewart Field
  • JV/Varsity girls soccer vs. Tumwater, 10 a.m./12 p.m. Saturday, October 22 at Stewart Field

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