Ocosta sports roundup


Ocosta 41, South Bend 14

After falling behind 8-0 early, the Ocosta Wildcats scored 35-straight points en route to a 41-14 win over the South Bend Indians on Friday in Westport.

Wildcats running back Kobe Beck had 233 total yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns to lead the Ocosta offense.

Quarterback Cole Hatton went 9-for-15 for 173 yards and two TDs for an Ocosta team that outgained South Bend, 355-203.

The Wildcats also scored points on defense when Harley Figueroa scored on a 21-yard interception return that gave Ocosta a 13-8 lead in the second quarter.

“Our O-line came out slow but quickly made adjustments,” Ocosta head coach Chris Raffelson said. “They opened holes for Kobe (Beck).”

Ocosta moves to 3-0 overall on the season, 1-0 in the 2B Pacific League.


Ocosta 3, South Bend 1

The Ocosta Wildcats ran their record to a perfect 5-0 on the season with a 3-1 win over South Bend on Tuesday at Ocosta High School.

The two teams split the first two sets, with the Wildcats winning the first set 25-22 and the Indians taking set two, 25-23.

But Ocosta took the final two frames — 25-22 and 25-11 — to record its fifth victory of the season.

Kylee Poirier was a perfect 22-for-22 from the service stripe and led the Wildcats with 14 blocks.

Ocosta also received contributions from Kaylee Barnum (18 kills), Emily Snider (21 assists), and Evalyn Marsh (13 digs), all of whom were also perfect from the service line.

Ocosta places 3rd at Adna tourney

The Ocosta Wildcats took third place at the Adna Tournament on Saturday.

Emily Snider led the Wildcats with 39 assists in the one-day tournament. She also had six kills and four aces.

Kaylee Barnum recorded a team-high 35 kills in Adna and also had 10 aces for the day.

Layne Martin (19 kills, 16 assists) and Kylee Poirier (13 kills, 8 solo blocks) also contributed for Ocosta.


Ocosta 4, Winlock 0

The Wildcats got two goals from Teal Mitby and a goal apiece from Trinity White and Katelynn Denny in a 4-0 shutout win over the Winlock Cardinals on Monday at Winlock High School.

Ocosta keeper Kristi Raffelson was a brick wall in net, making six saves in the recording the shutout.

Kalama 1, Ocosta 0

The Ocosta Wildcats fell to Kalama, 1-0, Friday in Westport. An outstanding performance by senior goalkeeper Kristi Raffelson kept this one close.

Raffelson stopped 12 shots, several with diving or leaping grabs, to keep the Wildcats in the game. Kalama broke the scoreless tie on a breakaway in the 63rd minute,capitalizing on an Ocosta turnover at midfield.


Ocosta boys places 5th in Lakewood

The Ocosta Wildcats boys cross country team placed fifth out of 11 teams in the bronze varsity race at the 20th Annual Fort Steliacoom Invitational in Lakewood on Saturday.

Ocosta senior Alex Bailey (19:04.90), freshman Dylan Todd (19:11.60) and senior Daniel Quinby (19:34.00) led the way for the Wildcats, placing 19th, 21st and 29th, respectively.

Ocosta finished with 130 points. Central Catholic won the race with a score of 24.

In the girls bronze medal race, Ocosta’s Natalie Cain 22:56.10, 22nd) and Kjirstin Hopfer(23:15.50) led the Wildcats, who did not have enough competitors to qualify for the team competition.