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Non-league football: Castle Rock 47, Fort Vancouver 25
Author: The Columbian

Stephen Ibsen threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two more as Castle Rock opened Trico League play with a 47-25 win over Fort Vancouver on Friday at Kiggins Bowl.

Both of Ibsen’s touchdown passes went to Lane Partridge, going for 38 and 67 yards. Partridge finished with 141 yards receiving.

That helped The Rockets (4-1, 1-0) overcome a big game by Fort Vancouver receiver Evan Mendez. The senior receiver caught 10 passes for 252 yards, including touchdowns of 49, 27 and 73 yards.

Fort Vancouver, which trailed 40-7 after three quarters, came to life in the fourth quarter. Kaeleb Cvitkovich threw for 331 yards and had a 17-yard touchdown run.

CASTLE ROCK 47, FORT VANCOUVER 25

C.Rock 7 20 13 7—47

Fort 0 7 0 18—25

First quarter

CR — David Garcia 1 run (Lane Partridge kick)

Second quarter

CR — Partridge 38 pass from Stephen Ibsen (Partridge kick)

CR — Ibsen 3 run (kick failed)

FV — Evan Mendez 48 pass from Kaeleb Cvitkovich (Cvitkovich kick)

CR — Ibsen 36 run (Partridge kick)

Third quarter

CR — Partridge 67 pass from Ibsen (Partridge kick)

CR — Owen Langdon 24 run (kick blocked)

Fourth quarter

FV — Mendez 27 pass from Cvitkovich (pass fails)

FV — Cvitkovich 19 run (pass fails)

CR — Wyatt Orth 33 run (Partridge kick)

FV — Mendez 73 pass from Cvitkovich (pass fails)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Castle Rock: Owen Langdon 10-84, David Garcia 7-9, Ian Burton 2-3, Stephen Ibsen 6-108, Wyatt Orth 8-58, Chase Rusher 1-13, Trevor Rogan 1-2. Fort Vancouver: Jordan Oldfield 2-(minus-3), Kaeleb Cvitkovich 14-40, Anthony Peake 3-8, Tayvon Vance 1-15.

PASSING — Castle Rock: Stephen Ibsen 7-10-0-173, Trevor Rogan 1-1-0-17. Fort Vancouver: Kaeleb Cvitkovich 15-28-0-331.

RECEIVING — Castle Rock: Owen Langdon 2-25, Lane Partridge 4-141, Joey Oveross 2-30. Fort Vancouver: Jordan Oldfield 1-(minus-1), Evan Mendez 10-252, Brayden Vilendre 3-63, Anton Hill 1-17.

Non-league football: Skyview 51, Heritage 0
Author: The Columbian

Skyview scored touchdowns on five of its first seven plays on offense, rolling over Heritage 51-0 in a non-league game Friday at Kiggins Bowl.

Emmett Stein had two interceptions, including a 27-yard pick-six that gave the Storm a 44-0 lead with 2:01 left in the first quarter. Stein also blocked a field goal attempt.

Gavin Packer had a 42-yard touchdown run on Skyview’s first play from scrimmage. Another six players each found the end zone in the first half, which ended with Skyview (4-1) ahead 51-0.

The teams agreed to let the running-clock mercy rule start in the first quarter, once Skyview’s lead surpassed 40 points, instead of traditionally having it take effect in the second half. Heritage (0-5) has been outscored 255-13 this season.

SKYVIEW 51, HERITAGE 0

Heritage 0 0 0 0—0

Skyview 44 7 0 0–51

First quarter

S — Gavin Packer 42 run (Ethan McClinton kick)

S — Trey Jacobs 25 run (McClinton kick)

S — Riley Artis 31 pass from Jake Kennedy (McClinton kick)

S — Safety, runner tackled in end zone

S — Kennedy 12 run (McClinton kick)

S — Levi Webb 15 run (McClinton kick)

S — Emmett Stein 27 interception return (McClinton kick)

Second quarter

S — Eric Botnen 8 run (Giovanni Mejia kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING— Heritage: Aeven Napoleon 6-0, Evan Buckman 7-19, Michael Houston 5-12, Vitaliy Melnyk 2-23. Skyview: Gavin Packer 1-42, Trey Jacob 1-25, Jake Kennedy 1-12, Levi Webb 1-15, Eric Botnen 2-27, James Poindexter 3-13, Brett Barrio 7-18, Rex Allinger 2-7, Tyler Ludahl 2-4.

PASSING — Heritage: Nathaniel Vega 4-9-3-9. Skyview: Jake Kennedy 3-3-0-63, James Poindexter 8-10-0-96.

RECEIVING — Heritage: Vitaliy Melnyk 2-2, Dillon Alexander 1-0, Aeven Napoleon 1-7. Skyview: Jonathan Stromberg 1-19, Riley Artis 2-44, Cameron Crooks 1-10, Matt Glaus 1-17, Micah Robison 1-12, Andrew Orinio 1-23, Jack Santic 1-2, Emmett Stein 2-31.

High school scoreboard, results from Sept. 30
Author: The Columbian
SATURDAY’S SCHEDULE

VOLLEYBALL

Battle Ground, Castle Rock, Woodland, Hockinson, Seton Catholic at Monarch Challenge, 8 a.m. at Mark Morris

Livingstone Adventist at Columbia Adventist, 7:45 p.m.

GIRLS SOCCER

Tahoma at Skyview, noon

Woodland at Evergreen, 7 p.m.

CROSS COUNTRY

Skyview at Champoeg Invitational at Champoeg State Park, Ore.

Kelso, La Center, Mountain View, Prairie at John Payne Curtis Invitational at Chambers Bay

Castle Rock, Cedar Tree Classical, Hudson’s Bay, R.A. Long at Harvest Classic, Longview

GIRLS SOCCER

KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN 9, FORT VANCOUVER 0 

King’s Way Christian

Goals (assists) — Valerie Knight (Allison Smith),  Smith (Cadence Jones), Smith (Jones),  Alex Stimmel (un), Audrey Armstrong (un), Armstrong (un), Shaylie Haij (un), Haij (un).  Goalkeeper saves — Armstrong 1-1.

Halftime — 4-0.

BOYS TENNIS

CAMAS 6, EVERGREEN 0

Singles — Ishan Mehta (C) def. Trevin Livingston 6-0, 6-1; Leo Zhao (C) def. William Goth 6-4, 6-2; Tristenh Teso (C) def. Shuvan Dasgupta 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles — Nathan Chen/Austin Shin (C) def. Caden Livingston/Julius Kozisek 6-1, 6-1; Ivan Wu/Kyle Wen (C) def. Thomas Cunningham/Zane Cunningham 6-0, 6-0; Adith Srikanth/Luke Jones (C) def. Logan Volk/Jaret Johnson 6-1, 6-0.

BATTLE GROUND 3, HERITAGE 3

(B.G. wins on games tiebreaker)

Singles — Adam Kitali (BG) def. Caden Choiong 6-2, 6-3; Anthony Mar (H) def. Elliot Naye 6-2, 6-4; Cash Limberg (BG) def. JR George Davis 6-0, 6-2.

Doubles — Alex Vo/Pavel Savinsky (H) def. Tristan Chadwick Schell/Owen Peterson 6-2, 7-6 (5); Daniel Williams/Kaden Arn (BG) def. Aiden Caggianese/Naman Maharaj 6-1, 6-4; Austin Eichorst/Trey Lavijoki (H) def. Kyle Davis/Josiah Lynch 6-3, 6-4.

COLUMBIA RIVER 3, R.A. LONG 3

(CR wins on sets tiebreaker)

Singles — Lucas Walburn (CR) def. Aiden McCoy 6-0, 6-2; Cavin Holden (RAL) def. Charlie Palmersheim 6-1, 6-3; Jake Gatherd (RAL) def. Nate Sharon 6-3, 0-6, 6-1.

Doubles — Cole Benner/Alex Harris (CR) def. Carson Moses/Eric Nguyen 6-2, 6-3; Nick Pittsley/Jessy Hyde (RAL) def. Fuller Beyer/Ixiz Chu 1-6, 6-4, 6-2; Cameron Harris/Nate Little (CR) def. Jamison Perkins/Kohi Lee 6-1, 6-3.

JV — Columbia River 3-0

MARK MORRIS 5, HUDSON’S BAY 1

Singles — Marco St. Martin-Shook (MM) def. Tanner Kofer 6-2, 7-5; Sam Perlick (HB) def. Colton Weiss 6-1, 6-1; Vincent Flint (MM) def. Shay Bradley 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles — Kenji London/Anthony Roseman (MM) def. Landyn Linnman/Nolan Fucciolo 6-0, 6-0; Ramzi Prewitt/James Forward (MM) def. Hudson Wright/Braden Thacker 6-0, 6-0; Noah Jansen/Cole Larochelle (MM) won by default.

WASHOUGAL 4, RIDGEFIELD 2

Singles — Tucker Kneipp (W) def. Connor Williams 6-2, 6-3; Jack Blehm (R) def. Benjamin Schaffer 6-3, 2-6, 6-2; London Schaffer (W) def. Zach Wallace 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles — Evan Elliot/Austin Mattern (W) def. Nick Harris/Tommy Tomillo 6-3, 6-2; Kael Krabbenhoft/Dylan Ledbetter (W) def. Brady Winter/Shaun Tullis 6-4, 3-6, 6-2; Ben Neil/Chase Cook (R) def. Layne Livengood/Luke Livengood 6-4, 6-1.

FOOTBALL

1A TRICO LEAGUE

Friday’s Game

CASTLE ROCK 47, FORT VANCOUVER 25

C.Rock 7 20 13 7—47

Fort 0 7 0 18—25

First quarter

CR — David Garcia 1 run (Lane Partridge kick)

Second quarter

CR — Partridge 38 pass from Stephen Ibsen (Partridge kick)

CR — Ibsen 3 run (kick failed)

FV — Evan Mendez 48 pass from Kaeleb Cvitkovich (Cvitkovich kick)

CR — Ibsen 36 run (Partridge kick)

Third quarter

CR — Partridge 67 pass from Ibsen (Partridge kick)

CR — Owen Langdon 24 run (kick blocked)

Fourth quarter

FV — Mendez 27 pass from Cvitkovich (pass fails)

FV — Cvitkovich 19 run (pass failed)

CR — Wyatt Orth 33 run (Partridge kick)

FV — Mendez 73 pass from Cvitkovich (pass failed)

Individual statistics

RUSHING — Castle Rock: Owen Langdon 10-84, David Garcia 7-9, Ian Burton 2-3, Stephen Ibsen 6-108, Wyatt Orth 8-58, Chase Rusher 1-13, Trevor Rogan 1-2. Fort Vancouver: Jordan Oldfield 2-(minus-3), Kaeleb Cvitkovich 14-40, Anthony Peake 3-8, Tayvon Vance 1-15.

PASSING — Castle Rock: Stephen Ibsen 7-10-0-173, Trevor Rogan 1-1-0-17. Fort Vancouver: Kaeleb Cvitkovich 15-28-0-331.

RECEIVING — Castle Rock: Owen Langdon 2-25, Lane Partridge 4-141, Joey Oveross 2-30. Fort Vancouver: Jordan Oldfield 1-(minus-1), Evan Mendez 10-252, Brayden Vilendre 3-63, Anton Hill 1-17.

Raleigh’s walk-off homer ends Mariners’ long playoff drought
Author: TIM BOOTH, Associated Press

SEATTLE — Cal Raleigh hit a game-winning home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Seattle Mariners ended the longest playoff drought in baseball with a 2-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

Raleigh, pinch-hitting for Luis Torrens, hit a 3-2 pitch from Domingo Acevedo (3-4) just inside the right-field foul pole for a solo homer that sent the Mariners to the postseason for the first time since 2001.

Seattle’s celebration on the field lasted more than 10 minutes as fans and players lifted themselves from the burden of two decades without seeing playoffs from their baseball team.

It indeed had been a long wait — the last time the Mariners advanced to play spotlight games in October, the team was led by rookie Ichiro Suzuki and Edgar Martinez and managed by Lou Piniella.

As has been the case for most of this season with the Mariners, their 86th win and the one that sent them back to the playoffs happened in the most stressful way possible. Seattle was unable to solve Oakland starter Ken Waldichuk and an assembly line of relievers for eight innings, held only to Ty France’s RBI double that scored Dylan Moore two batters into the game.

Acevedo struck out Mitch Haniger and Carlos Santana to open the ninth, but Raleigh came through with his 26th home run of the season, the most ever by a Seattle catcher.

Aside from the clinching a spot in the postseason, Seattle stayed 1 1/2 games behind Toronto for the top wild-card spot and one half-game ahead of Tampa Bay as the three continue to jockey for seeding.

But the place in the standings didn’t matter on this night. It was all about punching the final AL ticket and ending two decades without the guarantee of playoff baseball.

Seattle’s berth ended the longest active playoff drought in any of the four major professional sports, a dubious honor that now falls to the Sacramento Kings, who have not made the NBA playoffs since the 2005-06 season. The Mariners are still the only current team never to have played in the World Series.

The last time the Mariners reached the postseason they tied a major league record by winning 116 games in the regular season, but lost to the Yankees 3-1 in the AL Championship Series.

Seattle’s Logan Gilbert threw a career-high eight innings, allowing three hits. His only mistake was a home run by Shea Langeliers in the second inning.

Gilbert retired 18 of the final 20 batters he faced and set down the A’s in order in each of his final four innings. Seth Brown walked leading of the seventh but was retired on a double play.

Gilbert struck out four and walked off the mound after the eighth to a standing ovation and the plea from fans for a run.

Matt Brash (4-4) struck out a pair in the ninth and set the stage for Raleigh.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Mariners: OF Julio Rodríguez remains on track to return Monday when he’s eligible to come off the injured list due to a lower back strain. Rodriguez continued to increase his baseball activity on Friday, manager Scott Servais said.

AWARD SEASON

The Seattle chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America presented its year end awards before the game. Rodríguez was voted player of the year. Gilbert was voted pitcher of the year. And Eugenio Suárez received the Unsung Award for his performance on the field and leadership in the clubhouse.

UP NEXT

Athletics: LHP JP Sears (6-3, 4.22) makes his 12th start of the season and ninth since joining the A’s. Sears is 3-3 with a 5.36 ERA in his starts with Oakland, but beat the Mariners on Sept. 20 allowing one unearned run in five innings.

Mariners: RHP Luis Castillo (7-6, 3.06) looks to rebound from two subpar starts. Castillo allowed four runs in 4 2/3 innings on Sept. 20 in a loss to Oakland and gave up five earned runs in his last start against Kansas City.

S. Korea, U.S. and Japan hold anti-North Korean submarine drills
Author: HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea, U.S. and Japanese warships launched their first trilateral anti-submarine drills in five years on Friday, after North Korea renewed missile tests this week in an apparent response to bilateral training by South Korean and U.S. forces.

The North’s recent five missile launches, the first such tests in a month, also came before and after U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visited South Korea on Thursday and reaffirmed the “ironclad” U.S. commitment to the security of its Asian allies.

The one-day, three-nation training off the Korean Peninsula’s east coast is meant to cope with a North Korean push to advance its ability to fire missiles from submarines, according to a South Korean navy statement.

North Korea has been building bigger submarines, including a nuclear-powered one, and testing sophisticated missiles that can be fired from them in recent years. That’s an alarming development for its rivals because it’s harder to detect underwater-launched missiles in advance.

South Korean officials said last weekend that they had detected signs that North Korea was preparing to test-fire a missile from a submarine.

Friday’s drills involve the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan as well as U.S., South Korean and Japanese destroyers, the navy statement said. During the training, the navy ships from the three nations were to search and track a U.S. nuclear-powered submarine posing as a North Korean submarine while exchanging related information, according to media reports.

“We will respond and neutralize any forms of North Korean provocations in an overwhelming and decisive manner,” Capt. Cho Chung-ho, commander of South Korean navy troops who took part in the training, was quoted as saying in the statement.

Washington State News

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Orioles shut down Aaron Judge, Yankees
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Whitecaps face must-win for playoff spot against Austin FC
The Vancouver Whitecaps face a must-win situation -- and need some help -- to keep their playoff hopes alive when they host Austin FC Saturday in a key Western Conference match. The teams have two matches to play in the regular season but have plenty to play for. Vancouver begins the weekend in 10th place in the West, five points below the playoff line and behind Minnesota (which holds the final playoff spot), Salt Lake

The Chronicle - Centralia

Letter to the Editor: Tracy Murphy Would Be Asset to Community as Sheriff

Tracy Murphy is the true measure of a man. How do you really know who he is? We are not political. We don’t claim to be greatly educated, but we know “real” when we see it.

Tracy’s love for God, his family, his friends and our community is a big love. We have witnessed Tracy in tears giving his testimony of his walk with Christ. We have witnessed Tracy on field trips with kids breaking up disagreements and bringing kids together in prayer. We have witnessed Tracy stand up for who and what he believes in, never wavering from his faith and integrity. 

This man called Tracy Murphy would not only be an asset to our community as the new sheriff, but will bring honor in his leadership, truth in his direction and grace in his service. 

We are honored to call him a friend and a brother.

 

Rachelle Nachatilo

Chehalis

Letter to the Editor: Letter Author Ignores Facts on Crime, Poverty and Jan. 6

It appears that the “Facts Matter, But Apparently Not to Letter Writer” letter to the editor author needs to follow their own advice, as what was presented as “facts” may be completely so only in that writer’s mind. For instance: “There were no police officers killed at the Capitol on the day of Jan 6.” 

No, but other people did die at the Capitol on that day, and five police officers died later as a result of the riot at the Capitol on that day. Is that just being picky? I think not.

“Democratic cities are in fact less safe.” 

Crime is only one metric when considering what makes a citizen unsafe. Worldwide, larger cities with high density population will usually have higher crime rates because criminals are drawn to a place with abundant potential victims. Yet, a report on thirdway.org pointed out that Republican states have a problem with rising murder rates. Despite a media narrative to the contrary, this is a problem that afflicts Republican-run cities and states as much or more than the Democratic bastions.

In 2020, per capita murder rates were 40% higher in states won by Donald Trump than those won by Joe Biden. Eight of the 10 states with the highest murder rates in 2020 voted for the Republican presidential nominee in every election this century.

Poverty is a more encompassing metric of safety, as crime, hunger, poor education, teen pregnancy and many other threats to families and individuals are the product of poverty. Poverty rates are highest in Mississippi (19.58%), Louisiana (18.65%), New Mexico (18.55%), West Virginia (17.10%), Kentucky (16.61%)  and Arkansas (16.08%),. All but New Mexico are saddled with Republican governors. Those states are often subsidized by federal funds paid by taxpayers in blue states. For instance, the eight states receiving the highest child tax credit per capita were all Republican-voting.

“The FBI is attacking Republicans” 

Really? The FBI is fulfilling its mission to investigate possible crimes against the people and government of the United States. It just seems that those under investigation are all members of the last presidential administration which was, coincidentally, Republican. It does not take much research to find that almost all of the fact witnesses are also Republican.

Really, it seems that Republicans are attacking Republicans. The FBI is merely providing the legally prescribed due process.

“Doing your research is a good idea before posting to make sure you believe you’ve accurately covered the facts, because in this case, the person saying people should do their research obviously did no such thing.” 

On that we can agree.

 

David Eatwell

Centralia

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