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By Jaryd Cline

Wolves boys capture Apple Invite team title



CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS: The Goldendale High School boys cross country team celebrates its team title at the Apple Ridge Invite on Saturday in the Cowiche orchards. Saturday's team title marked the first time in almost 10 years that a Timberwolves cross country team hoisted a team trophy.

The Goldendale High School cross country team ran away with the team trophy at last Saturday's Apple Ridge Invite in Cowiche, the first team title for the Timberwolves in nearly a decade, with two boys placing in the top 10 in their respective races.

Lucas Anderson finished eighth in the first race and Dillon Rising took runner-up in the second race in the three-mile, three-course race through the orchards in Cowiche. As a team, Goldendale outpaced fellow South Central Athletic Conference schools Zillah and Royal.

The Timberwolves, hitting the course for the second time after their season-opening race on Sept. 10 in Ellensburg, turned some heads, according to an email to The Sentinel from head coach Juli Rising, in their first race in the Valley.

"The orchards in Cowiche was the perfect venue to unveil the new Goldendale High School cross country team to the Yakima Valley area," Rising, in her first year leading the Wolves, said in the email.

Will Bostick followed Anderson with a 32nd place showing in the first race and Michael Jagelski took 24th in the second race. Mykhail Lembke and Corbin Riley rounded out the Wolves boys runners with 12th and 22nd place showings in the third race.


CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS: Ellie Rising, second from left, poses with her second-place ribbon during the ribbon ceremony after the Invitational in Ellensburg on Sept. 10. ­­

Results were unavailable for the Goldendale girls -- consisting of Jade Smith, Denise Owen and Savannah Ross -- which raced with an incomplete team last Saturday.

In Ellensburg on Sept. 10, the boys were the top Class 1A school, finishing eighth overall and besting SCAS rival Zillah. Anderson paced the Wolves with a 13th place showing in the 113-runner field.

Freshmen Ellie Rising and Abby Hedges took second and 23rd, respectively, in their varsity debut in the 77-runner girls race.

Goldendale travels to Connell High School for its third race of the season, which gets underway at 11:45 a.m.


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