Rainier boys and girls varsity baseball and softball teams hosted state playoff games Tuesday, May 25.
The boys played Grant Union of John Day in the opening round of playoff action Tuesday afternoon, while the girls competed against Nyssa.
If the Columbian boys win, they will advance to the quarterfinals against either Regis or Cascade Christian.
If the Lady Columbians win, they play Santiam Christian or Valley Catholic in the quarterfinals.
No further information was made available as of Chief press time, Tuesday night.
The Tigers lost 3-2 in a nine-inning boys varsity baseball game to Warrenton on Thursday, May 20.
The game was scoreless until the top of the seventh inning when Clatskanie scored on a two-out double by Tim McReynolds.
Warrenton scored a run in the seventh after a batter was hit by a pitch.
Warrenton had the bases loaded in the eighth with one out but failed to score behind two defensive plays by Storm Engen.
Clatskanie scored in the ninth on a run batted in (RBI) by Eli Pesio, who was 3-3 with two walks.
Warrenton returned, scoring two in the ninth on a bases-loaded base on balls and a game-winning single by Billy Kerr.
Jaron Cruz threw eight innings, striking out 10 and giving up only four hits.
Clatskanie takes the third seed from the Lewis and Clark League into the state playoffs.
Clatskanie was scheduled to play Bandon in the first round of state playoff action on Tuesday, May 25.
In a playoff game between the Lewis and Clark League’s third and fourth seeds, the Clatskanie boys varsity baseball team avenged two earlier season loses with a 10-0 win against Vernonia.
Clatskanie had 13 hits including home runs by Eli Pesio and Storm Engen.
Danny Somes had three hits; Tim McReynolds had two doubles and Jaron Cruz had a pair of hits.
Pesio pitched the complete six inning game allowing only three hits and striking out four.
In a playoff game against Vernonia on Thursday, May 20, the Clatskanie girls varsity softball team defeated the Loggers 7-2, earning the second seed from the Lewis and Clark League to begin state playoff action.
The Lady Tigers scored six runs in the first inning and one in the second.
The Loggers scored one run in the first and one in the fifth inning.
Outstanding hitters were Teauna Hughes, 2-3 with a triple and one run batted in (RBI); Jeannie Byrum, 2-3 with a double, one RBI and one stolen base; Hunter Spendlove, 1-2 with a double, one RBI and one stolen base.
Winning pitcher was Kierra Kallunki striking out six and walking six.
The Lady Tigers are 17-6 overall for the season and 9-3 in Lewis and Clark League play.
Clatskanie plays at Rosemount Middle School in West Linn on Wednesday, May 26, at 1 p.m. against Rogue River High School, a game that was scheduled to be played in Clatskanie on Tuesday but cancelled due to the weather. This is the opening game in Clatskanie’s state playoff run.
The fourth annual Clatskanie Wyldlife amateur golf scramble will be held Saturday, June 26, at the Three Rivers golf course in Kelso.
Registration and drive range opens at 11:30 a.m. Shotgun starts at 1:30 p.m.
Cost is $75 per golfer or $300 for a foursome. All golfers must register before June 18.
Tournament costs include green fees, golf cart, use of driving range and practice greens, barbecue dinner, raffle entry and more.
For more information, call Arlene Reynolds at 503 728-3736 or 360 430-3162.
This event is a fundraiser for Clatskanie Wyldlife and Young Life summer camps.
The summer schedule for the Clatskanie swimming pool has been announced with the doors opening on Monday, June 7.
Pool hours for the first week, June 7-13, are:
Monday through Friday - lap swim, 6-7 a.m.; exercise swim, 7-8 a.m.; synchronized swim, 8-9 a.m.; open swim, 3-6 p.m.; lap swim, 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Weekends – Saturday, 1-4 p.m.; Sunday, 3-6 p.m.
Summer hours beginning June 14 are as follows:
Monday through Friday - lap swim, 6-7 a.m.; exercise swim, 7-8 a.m.; synchronized swim, 8-9 a.m.; morning swimming lessons, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; open swim, 1-4 p.m.; evening swimming lessons, 4:15-5:30 p.m.; lap swim, 5:45-6:45 p.m.; advanced exercise and private swimming lessons, 7-8 p.m.; open swim, 8-10 p.m.
Wednesday - The pool will be closed from 7-8 p.m. for lifeguard in-service.
Saturday – Open swim from 1-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.
Sunday – Open swim from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Swimming lessons will be offered at the pool in five sessions. Swimmers can sign up June 7-13 for session I classes, by calling Anne True at 503 728-3051.
Dates for the sessions are: one, June 14-25; two, July 5-16; three, July 19-30; four, Aug. 2-13, and five, Aug. 16-27.
Class times for swimming lessons are: levels 4-6, 9-9:30 a.m.; tots (ages 4-5) levels 1-3, 9:45-10:15 a.m.; tots (ages 4-5) levels 1-3, 10:30-11 a.m.; tots (4-5) levels 1-3, 11:15-11:45 a.m.; water babies (ages six months to three years), 12-12:30 p.m.; tots (ages 4-5) levels 1-3, 4:14-4:45 p.m.; levels 4-6, 5-5:30 p.m.; guard start, 5-5:45 p.m.