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Portland Business News

Executive insights: Walker Evans of Bank of the Pacific (video)
Author: Bank of the Pacific
Walker Evans, Bank of the Pacific's Chief Lending Officer, joined Portland Business Journal Market President and Publisher Candace Beeke to discuss the importance of culture at organizations. Bank of the Pacific has provided banking solutions to the Pacific Northwest for more than 50 years.

The Chronicle - Centralia

MWP wins out west

The Morton-White Pass volleyball team made the most of its trek out to the coast Saturday, beating North Beach 23-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-16 in a non-league match.

“It was nice to see the girls come out and have fun today not just in the game but on the long bus rides as well,” MWP coach Jamie Brazil said.

Kiera Miller had 11 kills and a block to lead at the net, while Maddie Clevenger had 10 kills, two blocks and an ace.

Ryelin Wiedenmann led the service effort with five aces, while Kimberly Gilstrap had four; both also posted three kills.

Malia Armstrong dished out eight assists, and McKenzee Mays and Amy Martinez both added seven.

The Timberwolves (4-4, 0-1 C2BL) will get back to league play with a match against Winlock on Tuesday.

Local runners compete in John Payne Invitational

Dozens of local runners descended on University Place on Saturday to compete in the 27th annual John Payne Invitational.

Athletes from several Lewis County schools ran, including runners from Adna, Mossyrock, Napavine, Onalaska, Rainier, Rochester and W.F. West.

The varsity races were split into two divisions, and Adna’s Jordan Stout was the lone local racer in the first division.

Stout performed well in that race, finishing 17th among 178 runners with a time of 16:33.6.

In the second division, Rochester’s Gunnar Morgan notched a top-10 finish, placing sixth among 289 runners with a time of 16:48.9. Ezra Birchard was the top finisher W.F. West, placing 64th with a time of 18:28.3.

Rainier’s Zach Hamilton also placed in the top 100, as Zach Hamilton crossed the finish line in 85th with a time of 18:40.8.

Onalaska had two racer’s come in towards the back of the top 100, as Isaac Fitch finished in 18:41.9 for 88th, while Conner Blair came in about seven seconds later to place 97th.

Adna’s Bailey Davis just missed out on the top 100, placing 101st with a time of 18:54.7. Landon Engelbertson was Napavine’s lone racer, finishing 247th with a time of 21:23.5.

In the girl’s race, Rainier’s Madison Ingram was the top local finisher, placing 16th with a time of 20:.58.8, while her teammate Ella Marvin just missed out on the top 100, placing 101st with a time of 23:55.0.

Onalaska’s Melissa Reiman came in at 52nd with a time of 22:26.7, Rochester’s Mercedies Dupont finished 92nd with a time of 23:37.8.

Just missing out on the top 100 was Mossyrock’s Joan Wedam, who placed 111th with a time of 24:08.8.

For a complete list of results from the varsity, junior varsity, and other races that took place, click here.

Tigers take out Bulldogs in non-league win

The Centralia girls soccer team came home with a statement of a non-league win Saturday, beating 1A semifinalists Montesano 1-0 at Jack Rottle Field.

“I was proud of all the players today, especially because it was Homecoming weekend,” first-year coach Luis Magana Reyna said. “All of them showed up and came to play.”

The Tigers (6-2, 4-1 2A EvCo) got their goal in the first half, on a free kick from Olivia Gruginski.

Other than that, the day belonged to the Bulldogs in every category but the one that mattered. Montesano owned possession and peppered 12 shots on frame, but Centralia keeper Braylee Blankenship was equal to all of them.

“She kept us in the game the whole time,” Magana Reyna said.

It’s Centralia’s fifth straight win, and their sixth of the season, eclipsing their win total from all of last fall.

The Tigers will take on Aberdeen on the road Tuesday, in the final match of their first trip through the 2A EvCo.

“I’m just hoping we keep building on this momentum,” Magana Reyna said.

Washington State News

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