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Sports Briefs: Power lifters, Monte grads honored, soccer

Elma boys soccer begins with loss

Nigel El-Sokkary did all the scoring as Capital downed Elma, 3-0, in a non-league boys soccer opener Saturday at Olympia.

El-Sokkary flipped in about a 12-yard shot in the 25th minute, then scored again in the 60th and 65th minutes. The final goal came on a two-on-one break after the Eagles misplayed a defensive header.

“They’re a good 2A team, we were playing on turf and, team-wise, they were faster than us,” Elma coach Carson Seaberg said. “All that said, we played well. We kept it close.”

Elma goalkeeper Tyler Davis performed spectacularly in goal, with several one-on-one saves.

The Eagles were unable to generate much in the way of consistent offense, however, although Donovan Bieker shot barely high on a free kick.

Monte boosters

set firewood sale

The Montesano Football Boosters have scheduled a fundraising firewood sale for March 29-30.

The sale will run from 9 a.m. to dusk both days. The price is $150 per cord if the customer transports the wood, $180 per cord if delivered in Montesano and $200 per cord if delivered outside Montesano.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Doug Truax at (360) 580-7349 or Brad Louthan at 580-7349.

Monte grad honored by Saint Martins

Montesano High School graduate Brad Hooper was inducted into the Saint Martin’s University Athletic Hall of Fame on Feb. 8

The outstanding athlete for Montesano in 1987, Hooper started the cross country and track programs at Saint Martin’s and served as head coach for both sports from 1996 to 2006. He guided the Saints to a 24th place finish in the 2006 national track meet. Over his time at Saint Martins he coached 12 Great Northwest Athletic Conference indivdual champions.

Hooper is currently an administrator for the Olympia School District.

Monte alum Baker sets record

Montesano High graduate Austin Baker set two school records and tied another in leading Arkansas State’s baseball team to a 27-7 rout of Murray State on March 11.

Baker, a sophomore outfielder, hit home runs in three consecutive plate appearances to tie the school record in that category. He went 5-for-6 in the contest, with five RBIs. He established single-game school records for runs scored with seven and total bases with 14.

For the season, Baker is batting .339, with 14 RBIs and a slugging percentage of .613. He also leads the team in stolen bases, having swiped seven in as many attempts.

Locals take titles at lifting competition

Stefan Green, a 2012 Monte graduate, and Samantha Stanfield of Montesano each qualified for the World bench and dead lift championships in Las Vegas in November with their performances at the World Association of Bench and Dead Lifters North American Championships in Portland on Saturday.

Green won first place in both the bench and dead lift, setting the Washington state record in bench press with a lift of 468.2 pounds and a dead lift of 534 pounds.

Stanfield won first place in the 12-13-year-old bracket and also set a state record with a 115.5 pound bench press. She also won best overall teen woman award in bench press.

The world championships will be held Nov. 18-23 in Las Vegas.