Prep sports roundup: Softball beats Arlington, boys golf team takes 2nd

After a loss to Everett earlier in the week, the Mountlake Terrace Hawks bounced back on Thursday and defeated the visiting Arlington Eagles 9-4 in a Wesco League matchup played at Mountlake Terrace High School.

Sophomore Jazz Zenk led a Terrace attack that pounded out 12 hits in the game. Zenk went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and 4 RBI’s. Teammate Sammy Ruiz added a home run among her pair of hits; Kira Doan, Gabby Calhoun and Ashley Fitzgerald also picked up two hits each in the game.

Doan went the distance on the mound for the Hawks, scattering nine hits, striking out six Eagles and issuing three walks.

With the victory, Terrace moved into third place in the Wesco League South Conference just ahead of idle Glacier Peak.

In other Terrace sports on Thursday, the boys and girls track teams traveled to Everett’s Memorial Stadium to take on two 4A teams, the Jackson Timberwolves and the Mariner Marauders. Thursday’s meet served as a warm up for the Hawks, which host one of the biggest meets in the area on Saturday — the Terrace Invite — with 18 schools scheduled to compete. The meet, held at Edmonds Stadium, is slated to begin at 9:30 a.m.

In boys golf, the four Edmonds School District teams teed off against each other at Lynnwood Golf Course Thursday. The Meadowdale Mavericks captured the event with a team score of 387, eight strokes better than second place Mountlake Terrace. The Hawks’ Mike Jenson took medalist honors with a three-over-par 68.

Prep Softball: Arlington at Mountlake Terrace, Apr. 21

Arlington        0   0   1     0   0   1     2     —     4     9   0
Terrace          3   0   1     0   5   0     x     —     9   12   1

Winning pitcher: Kira Doan (Mountlake Terrace)
Losing pitcher: Chandler Bishop (Arlington)

Records: Mountlake Terrace 7-3 in Wesco League South Conference, 9-3 overall; Arlington 6-5 in Wesco League North Conference, 6-8 overall

Mountlake Terrace next game: versus Marysville-Getchell, Friday, Apr. 22, 4:00 p.m. at Marysville-Getchell High School

Prep Track: Mountlake Terrace versus Mariner, Jackson, Apr. 21

Mountlake Terrace boys’ individual event winners
Braeden Sims, 3200 meters, 9:53.40
Jeremiah Leben, shot put, 44-01.50
Michael Liddell, long jump, 20-04.00
4×400 relay team (Cody Nickell, Jaden Lofrese, Braeden Sims, Lane Larson), 3:42.69

Mountlake Terrace girls’ individual event winners
Chinne Okoronkwo, pole vault, 12-00.00
Chinne Okoronkwo, long jump, 17-06.50
Jessica Ong, 400 meters, 1:02.00
Katherine Walter, 800 meters, 2:24.49
4×100 relay team (Tayler McCulloch, Isabel Kembel, Sophia Parsons, Tiana Pennington-Obispo), 51.88
4×400 relay team (Sandra Hart, Katherine Walter, Isabel Kembel, Jessica Ong), 4:17.69

Mountlake Terrace next meet: at Terrace Invite, Saturday, Apr. 23, 9:30 a.m. at Edmonds Stadium

Prep Boys Golf: The Edmonds School District Championship, Apr. 21 (18 holes, par 65, at Lynnwood Golf Course)

Team scores
Meadowdale             387
Mountlake Terrace  395
Edmonds-Woodway           437
Lynnwood                 DNQ

Top individual scores: Mike Jenson (Mountlake Terrace) 68; Matt Cooper (Meadowdale) 74; Rui Nakagawa (Lynnwood) 75; Colin Strobick (Edmonds-Woodway) 82

— By Doug Petrowski

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