M'ville golfers host Jack & Jill Jamboree
On March 9, the Marysville-Pilchuck and Marysville Getchell golf programs had their annual Jack and Jill Jamboree.
The Jack and Jill Jamboree is a special event for the Marysville programs as it is the only event where the boys and girls programs compete together. There are teams of two, one boy and one girl, that work together to record the best score possible.
The Marysville-Pilchuck program finished on top with a score of 200 while the Chargers finished with 234.
"They looked really good out on the course. We have a good nucleus of young players and they played really well. I am really looking forward to the rest of the year," said Marysville-Pilchuck Boys Coach Dan Dewitte.
The Tomahawks' duo of CJ Goodman and Natalia Zeiroth came in first among the pairs as they scored a 36 on course, just one over par. Zeiroth is a junior this year and with her improvement from last year she has the potential to earn a spot in the state competition. Goodman has also made strides and expectations are high for this season.
In second place, Marysville-Pilchuck's Nate Venables and Katelynn Melohusky shot a 38. Melohusky performed incredibly as a sophomore last season as she earned a bid to the State Championship. Venables came into the day as the boys team's number one and looks to lead the team on and off the green.
"The biggest challenge with new golfers is teaching rules, different situations, overcoming challenges and the pace of play. At the high school level you have to be able to play fast, but fortunately all of my golfers are quick on the uptake and have incredible potential," said Marysville Getchell Girls Coach Jaclin Legore-Hodgins.
In third place, and the leading Chargers duo, Alexis Von Ellinghaus and Ethan Reed scored a 41. Von Ellinghaus came into the day as the number two for the girls' team and looks to be getting ready for a promising season. Reed has come a long way and is expected to make big strides as he moves through the season.
"I am very proud of our team. We finished last year strong, and this victory against MG was a great start to our season. We expect to contend for the District Title and send more girls to state than any time in recent school history. Marysville-Pilchuck has a lot to be proud of, we have very good golfers who are great students and who are even better people," said Marysville-Pilchuck Girls Coach Mike Reynolds.
Both of the boys teams will be competing against one another at the Cedarcrest Golf Course on March 28, at 3 p.m. The girls teams will be competing two days later on March 30, at 3 p.m.