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Wolves' girls take league

Once again, Sequim's girls are league champions.

The Wolves battled rival Port Angeles to secure the trophy last week, putting Sequim back on top of the league for the first time since 2006.

Zoei Zbaraschuk earned medalist honors with a one-over 38 for 35 Stableford points, Hailey Estes racked up 30 points and Kim Duce chipped in with 24 points as Sequim got by the Roughriders 119-113 on May 6.

Sequim coach Garrett Smithson said it was a perfect end to a great regular season.

"The two best teams going at each other - that's what we wanted," he said. "Everybody did well, including (the Roughriders)."

All-league golfer Tracie Dupuis led Port Angeles with a round of 43 for 30 points as P.A.'s top five each scored at least 18 Stableford points. But Sequim, backed by another sterling performance from Zbaraschuk and company, proved too tough on their own course.

The strong game from Zbaraschuk was expected, Smithson said, but Estes' 30 points were a bonus.

"That was the key to the match," he said.

Lisa Doan shot a 55 for 18 points and Ashley Morton added 12 points to round out Sequim's league title-clinching effort.

Following the match, Zbaraschuk earned the league's Most Valuable Player honor, her third consecutive top league award. Duce was named to the all-league team as well.

Sequim's boys had a similarly tough match two days earlier against the Roughrider boys, falling 120-111.

Ryan O'Mera led Sequim with a round of 82 and 26 Stableford points, followed by Steve Loerlein, who was named to the all-league team along with O'Mera, was one stroke back of his teammate with 25 points.

Casey Torres shot an 87 for 21 points while Mallory Maloney (20 points), Ezra Perkins (19 points) and Jake Dethlefsen (18 points) rounded out Sequim's strong finish.

Wolves vie for state

Sequim's girls and boys were slated to battle for automatic state 2A tournament berths last week at their home course, The Cedars at Dungeness, on May 11 - results were unavailable at press time.

The top four players advance to the state tourney while the No. 5-10 golfers advance to the West Central District Tournament, Tuesday, May 18, at Eagle Pride Golf Course in Tacoma. There they join second-tier golfers from the Nisqually League and players from Interlake. The top five players at districts advance to state, May 25-26 at the Apple Tree Golf Resort in Yakima.

Olympic League 2010 season honors

Girls
League MVP - Zoei Zbaraschuk, Sequim

All-league girls - Elle Sander, Kingston; Jenny Grauberger, Port Townsend; Tiffany Strafford, Olympic; Tracie Dupuis, Port Angeles; Kim Duce, Sequim; Ev Grier, Port Angeles

Boys
League MVP - Ronnie Harrell (Port Townsend)

All-league boys - Michael Noyes, Olympic; Ryan O'Mera, Sequim; Jordan Negus, Port Angeles; Sean Anderson, Port Townsend; Cody Piper, Port Townsend; Steve Loerlein, Sequim

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