Houston Robison is Chelan's number one singles player on the girls side.She helped the girls win against 4A Quincy and CTL opponent Okanogan in two outings prior to Spring Break.
Spring spots off to a great start for Chelan
by Richard Uhlhorn
Tennis, softball, baseball, golf, track, soccer! Chelan jumped into spring sports despite the unusually cold weather that has been plaguing Chelan for the past two weeks. The athletes are off on spring break, but following is a report on how they did in the week prior to the break.
On Saturday, March 28, it was cold and drizzly at Lake ChelanShores. That didn't stop the Chelan Tennis team from taking on Okanogan in their first league match of the year.
The girls, led by Chelan's number one singles player, Houston Robison, were able to overcome both Okanogan on Saturday and Quincy on the previous Thursday. " Houston was down 4-1 in the first set and came back to win 11 of the last 13 games," reported Coach Marty Rothlisberger.
On the boys side, it was Mat Engstrom who led the way to the boys team win over Okanogan after Scott Peterson lost his match 7-5, 6-4 to Will Govacchini. "Mat made great adjustments during the third set, played the longest match of the day, and was the last one to leave the courts, but got the win that decided the match for the boys team"
The freshmen doubles team of Kailen Swensen and Jaden Smiley played their first varsity match and came from behind (lost the first set) to win a tight third set tiebreaker which also contributed to the team win on Saturday.
"I was impressed with how hard our players fought, and did the little things needed to win the close three set matches," said Rothlisberger.
Girls -Chelan 3, Okanogan 2
#1 Singles:Houston Robison (C) def Sierra Craig 6-4, 6-2
#2 Doubles:Becca Boen-Tiffany Yeates (Q) def Rae Schwartz-Juanita
Pickett 6-4, 6-4
Boys:Quincy 4, Chelan 1
#1 Singles:Blake Van Dyke (Q) def Scott Petersen 6-1, 6-1
#2 Singles:Jonathon Velasquez (Q) def Mat Engstrom 6-0, 6-1
#3 Singles:Garrett Van Dyke (Q) def Josiah Hunter 7-6(7-2), 6-3
#1 Doubles:Austin Habich-Shay Mashayekh (C) def Javier
Gordillo-Michael Garcia 6-4, 6-4
#2 Doubles:Rolando Guerrero-Adam Wilson (Q) defForest Brown-Ian Wyant
Frosh doubles team Olivia Plew-Maghara DePaoli won 8-3
Clancy Courtney-Mandy Robison won 8-3
McKenna Hawkins won singles match 8-6
GLC hasn't had a chance to visit with or cover a golf match yet, but the boys traveled to the Lee Dolquist Invitational and Chelan came in second in their flight but came in ninth over all during the tournament with Danny Campbell leading the way with a 78 for the 36 hole course.
ChelanHigh School baseball traveled to Tonasket on Saturday the 28th for the first league double header of the year, and came away with two wins.
In the opener Josh Burbery started on the mound and went the distance for an 11-0 shut out victory in 5 innings, giving up just 2 hits, walking 4 and striking out 10. "We had a good day fielding, committing only two errors," reported Coach Jim Burbery.
Offensively Greg Schultz was 2 -3 with 1 RBI and scoring twice. Kyle Nelson was 2-3 with 2 RBI's and scoring twice, Alex Brown had 3 RBI's, Josh Burbery was 3-3 with 1 RBI and 1 score. Cyrus Desmarias was 1-3 with 1 RBI and scored once. Niles Desmarias was 1-1 with 1 RBI and scored once. Adam Hendricks 1-3 w/1RBI and scored once. Evan Hendricks went 1-2 with1 RBI and score twice. Jesse Quigley 1-2 and scored once. "Gabe Quigley, a freshman this year, stepped into some big shoes this weekend playing 1st base for us in the absence of Curtis Pusey and he did a great job," stated Burbery.
In the second game, Cyrus Desmarias started on the mound and pitched three great innings giving up zero hits. He had 7 strike outs and 3 walks. Kyle Nelson pitched the last 2 innings giving up only1 hit, striking out 2 and walking 1 for a 22-0 victory. Offensively the Goats kept the bats going for a total 18 hits in this game.
Schultz 2-3, Gabe Quigley 1-2, Kyle Nelson 3-4, Alex Brown 2-4, Josh Burbery 3-5 with a triple, Cyrus Desmarias2-4, Niles Desmarias 2-3, Adam Hendricks 1-4, Evan Hendricks 1-2, and Jesse Quigley 1-3.
"Defensively we had 1 error in the nightcap," said Burbery..
On Saturday April 4, beginnning at Chelan will host Cascade in a double header. "The boys are playing some great baseball, hope to see everybody at the field."
The Chelan Goats faced Goliath during last Friday’s track and field Invitational at Eastmont and rose to the competition, reports Coach Julie Schwartz. "Of the eight teams present, Chelan was the only 1A School among a field of 3A and 4A teams, one of which is ranked first in state for distance runners."
The girls took 7th place overall beating out BellevueHigh School. In the 100 meters Syd Austin took 3rd and Rhiana Beauregard took 6th. Beauregard also took 2nd in the 200 m. The 400 meters had Austin 1st with a time of 1:02.73 and Beauregard 5th.
The womens 4x200m relay finished in 3rd place with Syd Austin, Darby Jenkins, Darcy Austin and Rhiana Beauregard running the event. The 4x400 team of Syd Austin, Gabriela Guillen, Darby Jenkins and Mari Schramm also finished 3rd.
Sarah Waskewitz took 6th in the javelin with a throw of 98-11.
The Chelan boys had outstanding individual performances with many setting personal records. The 4x100m team of Derrick Talley, Robin Weathersby, Matt Peterson and Cole Soreano finished 7th. The weight man’s relay placed fifth with Jose Aparicio, Moises Juarez, Ryan Sargent and Matt Pittsinger running. Matt Pittsinger placed 7th in both the shotput and discus. Cole Soreano finished in 8th place in the high jump with a height of 5'6". Detailed times and distances can be found on athletic.net.
"The entire Chelan Goats track and field team wishes Rhianna Beauregard and her family all the best in their move to Hawaii this week, you will be missed," says Schwartz.
Chelan had an easy outing against the Tonasket Tigers on Saturday, March 28, taking both the opener and nightcap. In game one, Chelan shutout Tonasket 23-0 and in the nightcap, beat them 10-4.
Chelan came out swinging in game one and put 10 runners across the plate in the first inning. From that point on it was a scoring feast for the Lady Goats. Tonasket had trouble defensively and offensively.
Cari Williams will be sharing pitching duties with AnnAlise Nelson this season.
Chelan— AnnAlise Nelson, W-L 1-1, 3 IP, 10 AB, 0 R, 0 H, 9 SO, 2 BB, 0 ER
Cari Williams, 2 IP, 6 AB, 0 R, 0 H, 3 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER.
"Annalise Nelson and Cari Jo Williams combined for a first game no-hitter. Both girls pitched exceptionally, with a combined 12 strike outs," stated Coach Anne Becker.
The Lady Goats compiled 17 hits in the first game with Lindsye Fox going3-3, 3 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB; Kilee Lippincott going 4-5 with 5 R, 3 RBI; Jamie Brunner going 4-5 with 3 R, 3 RBI; Kaylee Robelia going 2-5 with 1R, 2 RBI; Taylor McClellan going 1-2 with 2 R, 3 RBI, 2 BB; Chelsea Gocke going 1-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB; AnnAlise Nelson going 2-4, 3 R, 3 RBI; Tasha Godfrey going1-2, 2 R, 2 BB; Marque Flick going 0-0, 4 R, 4 BB.
"We had great hitting throughout the Chelan line-up. The girls really stepped up their performance from the last series against Warden," said Becker. "The ladies were much more focused and determined to prove themselves in this league."
Game 2—Chelan 10, Tonasket 4
By Inning: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Chelan 6 0 0 0 0 4 n/a
Tonasket 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Chelan—Gocke, W-L 1-1, 3 IP, 13 AB, 0 R, 2 H, 6 SO, 1 BB, 0 ER
Smyth, 3 IP, 14 AB, 4 R, 1 H, 4 SO, 4 BB, 4 ER
Nelson, 1 IP, 5 AB, 0 R, 1 H, 3 SO, 1 BB, 0 ER
"Chelsea Gocke came out strong and held Tonasket to 0 runs and only 2 hits. Freshman Danielle Smyth was tested, but the Chelan defense could not be cracked while the offense backed her up to score additional runs to hold on to the lead. AnnAlise Nelson is credited w/ the save and polished off the last inning with three strikeouts," reported Becker.