Sodorff scores at KingCo meet

  • Written by Don Mann
Woodinville junior Austin Sodorff won the KingCo pole vault title with a mark of 15 feet. Photo by Don Mann.
It’s doubtful that anyone enjoyed his day at the KingCo track and field championships more than Austin Sodorff.

The loosey-goosey Woodinville junior won the league pole vault title with a personal best of 15 feet, a coveted number among elite high school vaulters and rare air in Falcon history.

Only Curtis Flolid, who won last year’s Class 4A state title at 15’ 3, and Trevor Sodorff –Austin’s big brother and a 2007 WHS grad – have hit the mark.

And both were on hand at Juanita High School on Friday to root the younger Sodorff on and watch him do his thing, which made it even sweeter.

"Oh man I feel great," Sodorff said moments after exchanging hugs with the guys that inspired him to pursue the sport. "What a day! This is awesome and a dream come true."

He said he couldn’t have done it without the help of pole vault coach Andrew Storey and Flolid, who was on the field and in his ear all day.

"They kept telling me to get down and stay with the pole and that really made the difference."

There was a moment of great theater: After nailing 15, Sodorff raised the bar to 15’ 4 – not the usual three inch increase – in an effort to break Flolid’s school record. Flolid, now a freshman athlete at Washington State, loved every inch of it and cheered him on, as did the entire fraternity of vaulters who gathered to watch.

But no dice for Sodorff, who failed twice at the attempt and even got a bloody lip when the bar literally fell on his face.

It didn’t stop him from smiling. "At the beginning of the season my goal was 13 (feet) so, hey, I gotta be happy."

Coach Storey was asked when he realized Sodorff was capable of hitting 15 feet. "After last week I thought it was a reasonable expectation because he’s come so far so fast," he said. "Last year his best was 10 feet. So he can go far. He’s very passionate about the sport and maybe the hardest worker I’ve ever had. He goes to clinics and weight-trains in the offseason. Plus he’s not scared to fail and he’s willing to try new things."

Sodorff emerged as one of three Woodinville KingCo track and field champions. Sophomore long distance sensation Chandler Olson swept the 1600 and 3200 meter runs while dusting the competition, and senior Melissa Gilkey won javelin at 114’10.

"She’s pretty amazing," head coach Jed Sires said of Olson. "Extremely talented, hard- working and she just ran her own race and didn’t worry about the competition in both of those events."

The Bothell boys dominated the meet with 142 team points, a whopping 44 points over runner-up Garfield. Dylan Langston won the 100 meter dash handily at 11.08, Braden Foley took javelin with a throw of 165’ 09, and both relay teams – the 4X100 (Luke Proulx, Will McIntyre, Nick Anthony and Trent Sewell) and 4X400 (Chayce Sather, Anthony, Chris Arneson and Sewell) – got to the finish line first.

The Inglemoor girls tied Redmond at 109 for a share of the team title, and were led by Erin Allen who doubled with wins in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles.

Competition moves on to Marysville-Pilchuk High School on Wednesday and Friday, where the KingCo top-eight in each event will face off in the district meet. Top-five performers there will head to state.

Bothell wins KingCo title; Inglemoor falls

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Jon Mercer homered and Brian McAfee once again went the distance in the Cougars’ 4-3 win over Newport in the KingCo 4A championship game.

It was Bothell’s second conference title in four years, and the Cougars (19-4) will open the state tournament at Kent Memorial Park as the No. 1 seed from District 2.

McAfee saw his scoreless pitching streak end at a preposterous 46 innings but raised his season record to 8-0.

In the third place game, there were no late inning heroics for Inglemoor as they fell to Redmond 6-2, to finish its season 15-9 overall.

Falcons come up short in barnburner

  • Written by Don Mann
Sean Sellers is out at home as Adam Mosebar makes the tag in the first inning. Photo by Don Mann.
With 14 walks and six errors it was no work of art, but the nearly three hour loser-out ball game was epic in tension and drama – including collisions on the base paths, balks called and uncalled, a coach’s ejection, a roving strike zone, 17 runs on 17 hits and a stunning comeback.

Down 8-5 in its final at bat, Inglemoor stormed back to score four runs and Viking senior Eric Rodgers – the fifth pitcher employed by the visitors – set down Woodinville in order as the Vikings bounced the Falcons from the KingCo tournament 9-8 at WHS on Tuesday.

In a wild and wooly contest that featured nine combined pitchers, Woodinville’s Shea Donlin, who was cruising over three and two-thirds relief innings with two hits, no walks and no runs allowed, took the ball in the seventh with a three-run lead and three outs to get.

Not so fast.

Blake Wilson tripled to dead center over T.C. Florentine’s head.

Emmett Maki, removed from the game after failing to get an out in the first inning, reentered and doubled into the left field corner to score Wilson. Viking sophomore Brandon Edwards slapped a single to right – his fourth hit of the game – to move Maki to third. Then Obie Taylor scorched a wicked line drive through the legs of third baseman Sean Sellers to score Maki to make it 8-7 and put runners on first and third with no outs.

Cody Bauman came on in relief of Donlin, and was greeted by Adam Mosebar’s sacrifice fly to tie it up. Garrett Vandiver was safe on a nubber toward shortstop, and Connor Savage drilled a double down the left field line to score Taylor with the go-ahead run before Bauman retired the last two outs.

Rodgers, who pitched four innings all season, took over for Sean Howard on the hill with a one-run lead. Clarke Bader led off with a deep drive to left center that was run down by Vandiver for the first out.

Rodgers got Beau Vintertun on a grounder, and then caught Nate Wilham looking with a curve to end the marathon – and Woodinville’s season.

The Falcons finished 14-7-1 overall.

Marty Luckenbach started on short rest for Woodinville and the junior failed to get out of the first inning, issuing four walks while absorbing three Falcon errors – including one of his own. Inglemoor scored four runs in the frame on one hit.

Woodinville came right back with three runs and chased Viking starter Maki before the left-hander recorded an out.

Inglemoor’s Peter Meiusi blasted a moon shot homer off of Kalei Kovar to lead off the second to make it 5-3, yet Woodinville scored twice in the third, twice in the fourth and once in the fifth to make it 8-5 and the Vikes looked dead in the water before late game heroics.

Donlin, who took the loss, went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI. Howard pitched two and two-thirds innings, permitting one hit and striking out four, to notch the win.

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Sports Stats - May 9, 2011

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Inglemoor 4 vs. Bothell 6 (@ Bothell, Apr. 28)

Batting Highlights: Inglemoor - Connor Sabage; Bothell - Rex Carlin, Dain Gilbert, Kevin McShane, John Mercer, Brad Monson

Pitching Highlights: Inglemoor - Obadiah Taylor (L); Bothell - Henry Baillargeon (W)


Bothell 4 vs. Ballard 3 (@ Ballard, Apr. 29)

Batting Highlights: Bothell - Jordan Johnson, Sam Lee, Ryan Morgan; Ballard - Brendan Foor, Rory Graf-Brennen, Oliver Guarino

Pitching Highlights: Bothell - Eric Gregory (S), Kevin McShane (W); Ballard - Oliver Guarino (L)


Garfield 0 vs. Bothell 1 (@ Bothell, May 2)

Batting Highlights: Garfield - Zack Ward; Bothell - Brian McAfee, Ryan Morgan

Pitching Highlights: Garfield - John Trupin (L); Bothell - Henry Baillargeon (S), Brian McAfee (W)



Bothell 0 vs. Eastlake 3 (@ Eastlake, Apr. 29)

Scoring summary: EAS - Devon DeAlteriis Shutout, EAS - Zack Wile Shutout, EAS - Sean Klauer (James Gee) 32:00, EAS - Sam Langston (un) 59:00, EAS - Sean Klauer (un) 76:00


Bothell 0 vs. Redmond 2 (@ Redmond, May 2)

Scoring summary: RED - Cody Munsell Shutout, RED - Grayson Raffensperger Shutout, RED - Tyler Bennett (Andrew 50:00, RED - Tyler Bennett Penalty kick



Bothell 284 vs. Garfield 358 (@ Jefferson GC, par 36)

Individuals — 1, Sydney Howard, B, 54; 2 (tie), Makenzie Krueger, B, and Gabi Darr, B, 56; 4, Jane Lee, B, 58; 5 (tie), Molly Nelson, B, and Lindsay Putnam, B, and Maddy Basom, B, 60.



Redmond 13 vs. Bothell 7 (@ Bothell, Apr. 29)

Batting Highlights: Redmond - Louise Chouinard, Christine Ho, Ashley Mitchell; Bothell - Arista Honey, Sammy Morris

Pitching Highlights: Redmond - Natalie Roberts (W)


Roosevelt 1 vs. Bothell 11 (@ Bothell, May 4)

Batting Highlights: Bothell - Arista Honey, Sammy Morris

Pitching Highlights: Roosevelt - Megan Campbell (L); Bothell - Julie Warner (W)



Bothell 4 vs. Roosevelt 3

Singles — Rebekah You, B, d. Natalie Hudacek 1-6, 6-4, 7-6; Amy Shearer, R, d. Aria Samora 6-1, 6-1; Amelie Fischer, R, d. Linda Vinitnantharat 6-0, 6-1; Julia Haussmann, R, d. Erica Takano 6-3, 6-3.

Doubles — Morgan Milner-Collen Byrne, B, d. Rochelle Wong-Emily Murphy 7-5, 6-3; Alina Espinoza-Raven Anderson, B, d. Yong Yong Li-Suji Strain-Kokich 6-3, 6-1; Sadie Rath-Tammy Tarhini, B, d. Nicole Kraft-Leah Chen 6-0, 6-0.



Roosevelt 4 vs. Inglemoor 5 (@ Inglemoor, May 3)

Batting Highlights: Roosevelt - Reid Martinez; Inglemoor - Connor Sabage

Pitching Highlights: Inglemoor - Dustin Doucett (W)



Inglemoor 2 vs. Seattle Prep 3 (@ Seattle Prep, Apr. 29)

Scoring summary: SP - AJ Ayres (Robby Dohrn) 13:00, SP - Riley Coleman (un) 1:00, ING - Matt King (Michael Barclay) 24:00, SP - Mark Harris (AJ Ayres) 49:00, ING - Greg Hubert (Mehron Abdi) 72:00


Eastlake 2 vs. Inglemoor 0 (@ Inglemoor, May 3)

Scoring summary: EAS - Devon DeAlteriis Shutout, EAS - Sean Klauer (Sam Langston) 18:00, EAS - Sean Klauer (James Gee) 48:00




Skyline 5 vs. Inglemoor 1 (@ Inglemoor, Apr. 29)

Batting Highlights: Skyline - Lindsey Nicholson; Inglemoor - Shelby Johnson, Taylor Peacocke

Pitching Highlights: Skyline - Charlotte Zhao (W); Inglemoor - Hayley Lowe (L)


Inglemoor 16 vs. Redmond 10 (@ Redmond, May 2)

Batting Highlights: Inglemoor - Taylor Peacocke, Holly Sandborg; Redmond: Christine Ho, Chelsea Rakonza, Natalie Roberts

Pitching Highlights: Inglemoor - Allison Harrington (W); Redmond - Emily Graves (L)


Inglemoor 16 vs. Redmond 10 (@ Redmond, May 2)

Batting Highlights: Inglemoor - Taylor Peacocke, Holly Sandborg; Redmond - Christine Ho, Chelsea Rakonza, Natalie Roberts

Pitching Highlights: Inglemoor - Allison Harrington (W); Redmond - Emily Graves (L)



Redmond 4 vs. Inglemoor 3

Singles — Sarah Du, R, d. Leanne Thiw 6-0, 6-0; Raluca INfrim, R, d. Eunice Pyon 6-0, 6-1; Katya Racjhel, I, d. Anna Alsin 6-0, 6-0; Priya Ganesan, R, d. Kira Thurman 7-5, 6-1.

Doubles — Jasmine Singh-McKayla Dear, I, d. Jeneal Carter-Meg Holtzinger 6-1, 6-0; Audrey Wu-Hannah Talmage, I, d. Sophia Xu-Dana Simmons 2-6, 6-4, 6-4; Marissa Craig-Sara Boye, R, d. Kaitlin Stair-Alissa Irvine 6-4, 6-4.


Inglemoor 5 vs. Bothell 2

Singles — Jasmine Singh, I, d. Rebekah You 6-0, 6-0; Aria Samora, B, d. Eunice Pyon 6-2, 6-4; Leanne Thim, I, d. Linda Vinitnantharat 4-6, 6-2, 6-2; Erica Takano, B, d. Katya Rajchel 7-6, 7-6.

Doubles — Audrey Wn-Hannah Talmage, I, d. Morgan Milner-Colleen Byrne 6-4, 6-4; Sammie Tran-Anna Elbener, I, d. Raven Anderson-Alina Espinoza 6-2, 6-7, 7-5; Yerae Seo-Kira Thurman, I, d. Gracen Rubo-Sadie Rath 7-6, 6-0.



Woodinville 14 vs. Roosevelt 11 (@ Roosevelt, Apr. 29)

Batting Highlights: Woodinville - Max Carter, Shea Donlin, T.C. Florentine, Nate Wilhan; Roosevelt - Graylin Derke, Daniel Iwata, Zach Naon

Pitching Highlights: Woodinville - Cody Bauman (W); Roosevelt - David Holt (L)



Woodinville 1 vs. Newport 2 (@ Newport, Apr. 29)

Scoring summary: WOO - Shawn Doty (Austin James) 20:00, NEW - Michael Kahn (Beni Ieremie) 38:00, NEW - Perry Nunes (Kyle Savette) 53:00


Skyline 2 vs. Woodinville 1 (Overtime win) (@ Woodinville, May 3)

Scoring summary: SKY - Jake Bechtel (un) 13:00, WOO - (un) 61:00, SKY - Kyle Olmstead (un) 83:00



Skyline 280 vs. Woodinville 315 (@ Plateau GC, par 36)

Individuals — 1, Bri Hemming, W, 51; 2, Bryalynn Vowels, S, 52; 3, Layla Hiramoto, S, 53; 4, Shirley Young, S, 55; 5, Ashley Wadsworth, W, 59.


Woodinville 274 vs. Garfield 334 (@ Wayne GC, par 34)

Individuals — 1, Bri Hemming, W, 42; Varisha Khan, W, 48; Ashley Wadsworth, W, 57; Madeline Smith, W, 59.



Ballard 0 vs. Woodinville 5 (@ Woodinville, Apr. 28)

Batting Highlights: Ballard - Amry Kimmerly; Woodinville - Sara Anderson, Kayla O'Farrell

Pitching Highlights: Ballard - Andrea Jewett (L); Woodinville - Madi Schreyer (W)


Issaquah 1 vs. Woodinville 2 (@ Woodinville, Apr. 29)

Batting Highlights: Woodinville - Kayla O'Farrell, Shelby Yasuda

Pitching Highlights: Issaquah - Brielle Bray (L); Woodinville - Keelin Davis (W)


Woodinville 16 vs. Newport 1 (@ Newport, May 3)

Batting Highlights: Woodinville - Alex Boyd, Katie Engelbrecht, Shelby Yasuda

Pitching Highlights: Woodinville - Madi Schreyer (W); Newport - Kayla Reynolds (L)



Newport 6 vs. Woodinville 1

Singles — Angela Chen, N, d. Cora Byers, 6-0, 6-0; Amie Vo, N, d. Claire Dougherty, W, 6-0, 6-0; Rixing Xu, N, d. Jenny Foote, 7-5, 0-6, 6-1.

Doubles — Jane Choi-Emily Chen, N, d. Evelyn Flint-Geena Glen, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2; Faith Mach-Alice Chu, N, d. Hannah Wiser-Kelsey Hammond, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3; Emily Chambers-Jenna Graham, W, d. Crystal Shen-Amy Yuan, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6.



Inglemoor 87, Garfield 60, Bothell 36

Shot put — Sharavayon Proctor, G, 28-08. Discus — J. Anderson, I, 79-09. Javelin — Anderson, I, 106-04. High jump — Sturtevant, I, 4-10. Long jump — Baileh Simms, G, 17-10.75. Triple jump — Nhautrey Brown, G, 34-06. Pole vault — Torgerson, I, 9-00. 100 hurdles — Berge, I, 15-02. 300 hurdles — Berge, I, 48.7. 100 — Baileh Simms, G, 12.5. 200 — Monson, I, 26.9. 400 — Gill, B, 63.1. 800 — Burke, I, 2:27.8. 1,600 — Lystad, I, 5:26.7. 3,200 — Dahl, B, 12:45. 400 relay — Garfield, 50.6. 800 relay — Inglemoor, 1:49.5. 1,600 relay — Inglemoor, 4:17.2.

Inglemoor 87, Garfield 60, Bothell 36

Shot put — Enabulelle, B, 31-11.50. Discus — J. Anderson, I, 79-09. Javelin — J. Anderson, I, 106-04. High jump — Sturtevant, I, 4-10. Long jump — Simms, G, 17-10.75. Triple jump — Brown, G, 34-06. Pole vault — Torgerson, I, 9-00. 100 hurdles — Berge, I, 15.2. 300 hurdles — Berge, I, 48.7. 100 — Simms, G, 12.5. 200 — Monson, I, 26.9. 400 — Gill, B, 63.1. 800 — Burke, I, 2:27.08. 1,600 — Lystad, I, 5:26.07. 3,200 — Dahl, B, 12:45.0. 400 relay — Garfield 50.6. 800 relay — Inglemoor 1:49.5. 1,600 relay — Inglemoor 4:17.02.