HIGH SCHOOLS: Rauch nipped in playoff, settles for second at state

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Moscow High senior Makena Rauch lost a playoff by one stroke to take second place for a third straight year at the Idaho Class 4A state girls’ golf tournament at Twin Falls on Tuesday.

“I did want to win, but some things don’t always go your way,” Rauch said.

Rauch shot a 153 through 18 holes. In other local highlights, the Lewiston girls finished sixth as a team in the 5A competition and Moscow’s Bryden Brown took sixth individually in the 4A boys’ competition with a 146.

Rauch lost to Twin Falls’ Brinlee Stotts in a playoff after the two of them tied for first through 18 holes. They were playing on Stotts’ home course, at Twin Falls Municipal Golf Course.

“I missed an 8-foot putt — if I’d have made that, we’d have probably gone another hole,” said Rauch, who was playing in her third playoff this year. She’d won the other two.

“She parred and I bogeyed,” Rauch said of Stotts in the par-5 playoff. “(Runner-up) wasn’t exactly what I wanted, but I’ve got a lot of golf left to play and am really excited for that.”

Rauch will compete for Marshall next year.

“It’s just something that’ll keep me motivated,” Rauch said of her latest second-place finish. “I don’t like to lose, but it always makes the wins better.”

In the 5A competition at Pocatello’s Highland Golf Club, the Bengals’ Kaylee Halstead finished tied for 15th with a 176.

“Great way for her to finish out her senior season,” Lewiston coach Gregg MacMillan said of Halstead. “The course had several tough pin placements to make these high school golfers work.”

GIRLS

5A

Team scores — 1, Eagle, 641. 2, Rocky Mountain, 672. 3, Boise, 678. 4, Lake City, 727. 5, Timberline, 741. 6, Lewiston, 752.

Medalist — Elle McCord, Eagle, 76-75—151.

Lewiston individuals — t15, Kaylee Halstead, 87-89—176. t23, Allison MacMillan, 95-90—185. 27, Megan Light, 92-99—191. t29, Avery Literal, 103-97—200. t39, Sidney Barden, 104-111—215.

4A

Team scores — 1, Twin Falls, 667. 2, Middleton, 709. 3, Sandpoint, 733. 4, Ridgevue, 743. 5, Pocatello, 759.

Medalist — Brinlee Stotts, Twin Falls, 76-77—153.

Moscow individuals — 2, Makena Rauch, 77-76—153.

BOYS

5A

Team scores — 1, Rocky Mountain, 600. 2, Boise, 624. 3, Mountain View, 627. 4, Eagle, 631. 5, Coeur d’Alene, 638.

Medalist — Jake Slocum, Rocky Mountain, 70-74—144.

Lewiston individual — t25, Jack Seibly, 83-81—164.

4A

Team scores — t1, Minico and Ridgevue, 600. 3, Bishop Kelly, 614. 4, Twin Falls, 631. 5, Emmett, 646.

Medalist — Gage Skaggs, 70-67-137.

Moscow individual — t6, Bryden Brown, 74-72—146.

2A

Medalist — Camm Jorgensen, Grace, 78-74—152.

Team scores — 1, Grace, 315. 2, Cole Valley Christian, 321. 3, North Star, 332. 4, McCall-Donnelly, 350. 5, Liberty Charter, 362.

Orofino individual — 65, Austin Kelso, 107-108—215.

SOFTBALL

Colfax 13, Davenport 1

COLFAX — Colfax only needed 55 minutes to enact the 12-run mercy rule against Davenport in the first round of the Class 2B District 7 playoffs.

Bulldog ace Jorja Koerner walked none, allowed three hits and whiffed four of 16 total batters faced.

Anni Cox made four notable defensive plays from second and the offense tallied a seven-spot second frame to rout the Gorillas, who were up 1-0 after the first.

On the attack, Koerner had a single and a double, while Perry Imler and Justice Brown also belted two-baggers. Abby Lobdell slapped three singles.

Colfax (18-2) continues Districts on Saturday at Spokane’s Franklin Park at 1 p.m.

Davenport 100 0— 1 3 3

Colfax 074 2—13 12 2

Kylee Buchanan and unknown. Jorja Koerner and Riane Jones.

Davenport hits — Macie Hopkins, K. Buchanan, Brynna Hopkins.

Colfax hits — J. Koerner 2 (2B), Perry Imler (2B), Justice Brown (2B), Abby Lobdell 3, R. Jones, Helina Hahn, Anni Cox, Kyla Hansen, Desi Brown.

NW Christian 12, Asotin 0

COLBERT, Wash. — Asotin wasn’t able to get anyone on base and lost to Northwest Christian in a Washington Class 2B District 7 tournament game.

The Crusaders’ Allison Shaler was perfect during the four-inning game. The Panthers put the ball in play, coach Corey Mullins said, but nothing fell for a hit.

Asotin pitcher Jordyn Neilson “pitched a pretty good game, but we just didn’t make the plays,” Mullins said.

The Panthers (7-15) will continue tournament play Saturday at 11 a.m. at Spokane’s Franklin Park.

Asotin 000 0— 0 0 3

Northwest Christian 027 3—12 9 0

Jordyn Neilson and Abby Hall. Allison Shaler and Amree Tibbetts.

Asotin hits — none.

Northwest Christian hits — Ellie Sanders 2, Jordan Rabe (HR), Faith Iverson, Shaler, Sydney Frampton 2, Chloe Rainbow 2 (2B).

TENNIS

GNL honors Bantams, Greyhounds

Clarkston’s Coleton Tenwick was the Great Northern League MVP for boys’ tennis and teammates Colton Dudley and Jason Mai were also first-teamers when the conference released its honor roll recently.

Pullman’s Tim Watts and Ravi Lin both earned first-team honors among boys and Clarkston’s girls had three first-teamers (Kerington Tenwick, Heidi Hansen and Sydney Harrich) while Pullman’s girls had two (Lucy Gao and Addison Hawes).

Clarkston’s girls went undefeated in league while the Greyhound and Bantam boys both finished 7-1 to share the GNL crown. All four teams will participate in Regionals this Saturday in Yakima.

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