Undefeated in league play, the Clatskanie Tigers varsity football team increased their record to 3-0 against Portland Christian Friday, Oct. 22. The Tigers came home victorious 46-20.
The Tigers finished with 460 yards rushing. Shelby Grittman had 234 yards on 13 carries and 112 yards by Jacob Meyer were gained on seven carries.
Storm Engen made a 50-yard touchdown on a pass by quarterback Tyler Puzey in the first quarter. Puzey was five for 11 for 86 yards passing with one interception.
Grittman scored three touchdowns including one on an 80-yard run.
Meyer added a 60-yard touchdown and Shea Atkins contributed a 34-yarder for a score.
Johnny Carver was a defensive standout with two interceptions, returning the first for a 93 yards gain.
Clatskanie will take their 3-0 record into the battle of the undefeated against Rainier with a 2-0 league record, Friday, Oct. 29, with kick-off at 7 p.m. This is Clatskanie’s Homecoming game.
Lady Tigers competed in the Corbett volleyball tournament taking third in pool play against Faith Bible, East Linn Christian and Western Mennonite.
Against Faith Bible, Clatskanie lost 20-25 and 13-25.
The Lady Tigers then tied with East Linn Christian, 13-25 and 27-25. Ali Compton made 14 consecutive serves to bring Clatskanie within one point for the win.
Western Mennonite also split with Clatskanie, 13-25 and 25-17.
In bracket play, the Lady Tigers battled against Colton and Gervais, defeating Colton 21-25, 25-11 and 15-11 and losing to Gervais, 15-25 and 9-25.
“We lacked in our serving during the tournament and that caused inconsistency on our offense. We played hard and overall had a good day,” said head coach Julianna Bergman.
Clatskanie hosted Knappa and defeated them in four games of varsity volleyball action on Thursday, Oct. 21.
Match scores were 17-25, 25-19, 25-21 and 25-22.
Serving 100 percent for the team was Ashlyn Dines, Kaitlyn Carson and Maegan Hunter with three aces.
Contributing kills were Ali Compton with 14; Emily Reynolds, six; Kelli Burgher, four, and Courtney Aske, three.
Defensive standouts included Compton, Lacey Britton, Hunter, Aske and Reynolds.
“Defensive consistency was the key to our success with this match,” said head coach Julianna Bergman.
Megan Strom, Britton and Hunter were recognized for hustle.
With match scores unavailable, Warrenton defeated Clatskanie in varsity volleyball action on Monday, Oct. 25, on the Tigers court.
Serving 100 percent for the team was Ashlyn Dines. Others serving were Maegan Hunter, 94 percent with one ace, and Emily Reynolds, 92 percent with three aces. Kelli Burgher added one ace.
Ali Compton had 16 kills and Dines had 10 assists.
Defensive standouts included Compton, Courtney Aske, Reynolds and Lacey Britton.
Dines, Compton and Burgher were recognized for hustle.
“It’s a good feeling to finish the season strong with a competitive match,” said head coach Julianna Bergman.
Defeating Valley Catholic 66-6 in Lewis and Clark League action the Rainier Columbians remain undefeated following the Friday, Oct. 22nd home game.
Rainier collected a total of 618 yards besting the 500 yard total gain mark for the third straight week.
“We’re starting to pile it on now,” said head coach Thor Ware.
Matt Cathcart rushed 251 yards and had two touchdowns on 13 carries.
Ethan McGlone took the ball 10 times for 104 yards and two touchdowns.
Brad Tripp carried the ball seven times for 96 yards and four touchdowns. He was also three for five passing for 45 yards.
Coach Ware acknowledged Nick Huelter, Cameron Hall, Mitch Staeffler and Seth Krueger for doing “an excellent job.”
Rainier, who is 5-3 and 2-0 in league play, will visit Clatskanie who is also undefeated in league Friday, Oct. 29. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m.
Senior night for the Rainier girls varsity volleyball team was Thursday, Oct. 14, as they hosted Warrenton. The Lady Columbians lost in three matches with scores of 14-25, 21-25 and 20-25.
Standouts included Amanda Schwegler with eight kills and three digs; Bailey Jackson with 12 digs; Aubree Coffman with 12 assists and Kylee Crape with five blocks.
Michelle Pritchard was named as a defensive standout and Jennifer Leavenworth as all-around-player by head coach Jeff Schrock.
The Rainier boys and girls cross country teams ran in the Vernonia Relays on Thursday, Oct. 21, in Vernonia.
Both varsity and junior varsity teams ran the 2.5 mile flat course around Vernonia Lake.
No individual or team placings were available to The Chief.
Individual times available for the boys were Trent Cheseboro, 14:32; Sean Johnson, 14:59; Jon Kelley, 15:05; Scotty Brezeale, 15:09; Buddy Pickering, 15:10; Zack Lovell, 15:14; Tyson Griffith, 15:37; Brandyn Aberle, 16:26; Brian Guisinger, 16:54; Kylar Anderson, 17:26; Cray McDaniel, 17:46; Austin Nash, 18:33; Jared Thomas, 19:01; Nick Clark, 19:01; Alvaro Fael, 19:45; Will Zeilinski, 21:35; Michael Morton, 24:50; Nick Hanks, 25:01.
Lady Columbians individual times included Jessica Neumann, 21:34; Nadia Solenko, 21:48; Sammi Malsack, 22:30; Jessica Anderson, 22:37; Megan Lovell, 25:57.
Rainier/Clatskanie girls soccer team fell to Riverdale 0-3 on Thursday, Oct. 21.
“We made some huge improvements tonight,” said head coach Erin Fox. “Brianna Taylor, Kati Paddock, McKenzie Garlock, Shanna Sullivan, April Norvell and Katherine Wilson all played a good game.”
Named players of the game by Coach Fox were Audrianna Young and Jubilie Jefferson.
“Goalie Holly Burghardt also made some outstanding saves,” concluded Coach Fox.
Flowers n’ Fluff continues to stay in first place following the seventh week of the Bowling Bags women’s bowling league season.
Flowers n’ Fluff served Salisbury and Callahan a 4-0 loss. West Columbia Realty defeated Clatskanie Mini Mart 3-1; West Mart cut Split Ends 4-0 and Colvin’s Pub and Grill chopped Johnson Logging 3-1.
Sam Brandt bowled the week’s high game of 195 and high series of 511.
Team standings are:
Team Won Lost
Flowers n’ Fluff 20 8
West Columbia Realty 16 12
West Mart 15.5 12.5
Salisbury and Callahan 14 14
Colvin’s Pub and Grill 13.5 14.5
Johnson Logging 12.5 15.5
Clatskanie Mini Mart 11 17
Split Ends 9.5 18.5
Scores by teams are as follows:
Flowers n’ Fluff: Carol Smith, 378; Julie Haskins, 398; Clella Johnson, 342; Gloria Crape, 466.
Salisbury and Callahan: Rachel Borland, 259; Millie Bunnel, 348; Laura Laytham, 361; vacant, 360.
West Columbia Realty: Crystal Boothe, 438; Colleen Wilson, 463; Vickie Kazeck, 282; Cheryl Frazier, 429.
Clatskanie Mini Mart: Celice Carlough, 455; Gloria Ahrens, 379; Diane Grumbois, 371; Marty Hooper, 410.
West Mart: Linda DeGandi, 505; Gloryann Brace, 455; Melissa Hughes, 446; Sam Brandt, 511.
Split Ends: Laura Jenkins, 369; Brenda Cottrell, 347; Mary Wheeler, 376; Julie Moore, 387.
Colvin’s Pub and Grill: Toni Davidson, 342; Melissa Greer, 361; Jane Lane, 460; Darlene Brown, 454.
Johnson Logging: Melody Jacobson, 400; Lisa Rowley, 407; Earla Johnson, 314; vacant, 360.
Clatskanie Middle High School (CMHS) is celebrating Homecoming this week with activities that will lead up to the varsity football game on Friday, Oct. 29, beginning at 7 p.m. against Rainier on the Tigers home field.
Activities and events for the week include daily dress up days, muscle volleyball on Wednesday and Thursday, powder puff football on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m., the Homecoming football game on Friday night and a Homecoming dance on Saturday night from 8-11 p.m. in the CMHS commons.
This week is also Red Ribbon Week for Key Club. Students sign a pledge to be drug free and receive a ribbon.
The Clatskanie Booster Club will be hosting a pre-game tailgate party for Homecoming from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday night, Oct. 29, in the back parking lot of the high school, near the baseball field.
The theme of the party is “See the Red,” and all party goers and game viewers are encouraged to dress in red.
Free hotdogs, popcorn, soda, Tiger tattoos and Booster buttons will be available during the party.
Those attending the party are asked to bring a chair and tailgate food to share.
Canopies will be provided in case of bad weather.
The Booster Club is continuously looking for new members and volunteers.
To join or for more information, contact club members Calvin Olsen, president, 503 369-3069; Matt Hendricks, vice president, 503 369-6374; Cyndi Warren, treasurer, 208 249-7144; Carol Donaldson, secretary, 503 369-9903; Ruth Donaldson, business manager, 503 369-3068; Pete Karber, voting board member, 503 728-2835, or Iris Makinson, voting board member, 360 430-9890.