Lee Williams softball out-slugs Kingman Academy
KINGMAN - Lee Williams made better use of its opportunities Wednesday at Centennial Park and took down Kingman Academy, 16-9, in a non-section game that featured 31 base hits.
Lee Williams (8-3 Division III) separated from the Academy (4-7, 2-3 Section II) with a seven-run fourth inning. The Lady Vols trailed 8-7 at the start, but pulled ahead for good as the Lady Tigers could only score once more in the sixth inning.
Sienna Cobanovich and Mia Santos homered for the No. 12-ranked Lady Vols. Santos finished with three runs batted in, and Cobanovich had two.
Khori Cobanovich and Victoria Martin each had three hits for Lee Williams, Martin had four RBIs.
Kassidy Campbell had two home runs and three RBIs for the Academy, and Jillian Winters delivered three hits.
Lee Williams next takes on Joy Christian (4-7 D-IV) at 3:45 p.m. Monday in Glendale. The Academy tries to snap a three-game losing streak when it hosts Northwest Christian (4-6, 0-4) in a Section II game at 3:45 p.m. today at Centennial Park Field 7.
Coconino cruises past KHS
Coconino (7-3, 2-0) scored five first-inning runs, added four in the fourth and didn't leave much to chance, beating Kingman 13-3 in D-II, Section V action Wednesday in Flagstaff.
"(It was) not fun to watch," said KHS coach Dave Vance.
Kingman (2-8, 0-2) scored a run in the second when Dani Shaw and Avery Lee singled, and then Gabrielle Kramer's groundball scored Shaw. The Lady Bulldogs got their other two in the third as Ally Applegate singled in Kendra Hixson and Shaw grounded out to score Natalie Borgens.
It doesn't get easier for the Lady Bulldogs as they host No. 2-ranked Prescott (9-0, 1-0) in a section game at 3:45 p.m. today.
TRACK: Lee Williams boys and girls take second
The Volunteers finished second in both the boys and girls meets at the Mohave Electric Cooperative Invitational Wednesday in Bullhead City. Lake Havasu won both meets, outscoring Lee Williams in the boys, 179.5-152, and in the girls, 185-161.
"Havasu has pole vaulters, and we don't," said LWHS track coach Joan Abraham. "That made most of the difference from last week."
The Volunteer boys got wins from Brendon Allred in the 3,200 meter run, Shannon Townes in the high jump, and Nicholas Bauer in the triple jump. Allred won with a time of 10 minutes, 34.07 seconds. Townes got over the bar at 5 feet, 10 inches, and Bauer leapt 36-08.25.
Allred ran a state provisional time, and Townes now has a provisional height in the high jump.
The Lady Vols were led by a top-three sweep in the 300 hurdles. Trysta Rucker came in first at 55.10, Zoey Proffitt was second (55.68), and Melisa Davis third (55.78). Marli Lauck contributed with a first-place in the triple jump (30-04.50).
KHS boys and girls finish third
The Bulldogs came in third Wednesday as the boys finished behind Lee Williams with 122 points, and the girls scored 114. Kingman finished ahead of Mohave, Parker and River Valley in both meets.
The Kingman boys team got a pair of wins from Mario Barocio in the 110 and 300 hurdles. Barocio won the 110 hurdles in 17.47 and the 300 in 46.16.
The Bulldogs (Dominic Dubay, Andrew Jenks, Christian Barrios and Tanner Cardiff) earned a win in the 4x800 relay (9:07.76). Abraham Ruelas rounded out the victories for Kingman with 46-1 heave in the shot put. Ruelas's performance in the shot put improved his state provisional standing.
The Lady Bulldogs won the 800, shot put, discus and high jump. Brianna Gastineau won the 800 in 2:44.48. Desirae Gonzalez won the shot put (34-01) and the discus (103-07). McKell Old Bull also gave Kingman a second in the discus (81-08). Megan Gaul won the high jump at 4-11, which improved her state provisional height.
Lee Williams hosts its multi, and the Colorado River Region Meet, at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Kingman is also scheduled to compete.
BASEBALL: Coconino blows out Kingman
Kingman hung tough in the early going, but No. 11 Coconino put up 12 runs combined in the fourth and fifth innings for an 18-1 D-II, Section V win Wednesday at KHS.
Kingman (1-8, 0-2) trailed just 3-1 after two innings, but Coconino (10-1, 2-0) scored three in the third before the Panthers opened the game up.
Aidan Dunn doubled and scored for the Bulldogs, and Garrett Stephens and Ricky Ogborn each singled.
Kingman is at No. 19 Prescott (6-3, 2-0) for a section game at 4 p.m. today.