November, 2010

Flowers n’ Fluff Continues in First

Flowers n’ Fluff continues to stay in first place even after losing to Split Ends, 1-3, in the 11th week of the Bowling Bags women’s bowling league season.

In other league action, West Columbia Realty chopped Johnson Logging, 3-1; West Mart served Salisbury and Callahan a 4-0 loss and Clatskanie Mini Mart defeated Colvin’s Pub and Grill, 3-1.

Cheryl Frazier bowled the high game of 214 and Melissa Hughes bowled the high series of 544.

Team standings are:

Team Won Lost

Flowers n’ Fluff 30 14

West Columbia Realty 27 17

West Mart 24 20

Clatskanie Mini Mart 21.5 22.5

Split Ends 20.5 23.5

Johnson Logging 18.5 25.5

Colvin’s Pub and Grill 17.5 26.5

Salisbury and Callahan 17 27

Scores by teams are as follows:

Flowers n’ Fluff: Carol Smith, 372; Julie Haskins, 454; Clella Johnson, 390; Gloria Crape, 426.

Split Ends: Laura Jenkins, 360; Brenda Cottrell, 354; Julie Moore, 464; Wilma Sartin, 462.

West Columbia Realty: Crystal Boothe, 417; Colleen Wilson, 337; Vickie Kazeck, 305; Cheryl Frazier, 533.

Johnson Logging: Melody Jacobson, 377; Earla Johnson, 396; Lisa Rowley, 439; Bev Turner, 368.

West Mart: Linda DeGandi, 396; Gloryann Brace, 429; Melissa Hughes, 544; Sam Brandt, 542.

Salisbury and Callahan: Laura Laytham, 405; Rachel Borland, 263; Millie Bunnel, 331; Norma Mitchell, 332.

Clatskanie Mini Mart: Celice Carlough, 488; Katrina Kynsi, 382; Marty Hooper, 407; Gloria Ahrens, 417.

Colvin’s Pub and Grill: Toni Davidson, 292; Melissa Greer, 445; Jane Lane, 384; Darlene Brown, 417.

Burghardt Earns All-League

Holly Burghardt was recognized for her soccer skills and voted Lewis and Clark all-league honorable mention. She was also named best defensive player of the year.

Clatskanie Cubs Host Wrestling Meet

Clatskanie Middle School wrestlers competed on their home mat against Seaside and Ilwaco Nov. 18.

Travis Puckett had an outstanding match where he pinned his opponent in the second round while trailing 5-1.

Standouts included Trever Lefebvre, who went 3-0; Trask Hill with the quickest pin of the match at 12 seconds, and Arlee Nosack with two wins.

“The first meet of the year went well. All wrestled great,” commented Coach Perry Smith.

Clatskanie will travel to Rainier Nov. 30 for their next meet.

Columbians Destroy Pleasant Hill 44-14

The Rainier Columbians continue on in 3A state playoff action as they head towards the semifinals after they defeated the Pleasant Hill Hillbillies, 44-14. Rainier’s victory came in a state championship quarterfinal game on Friday, Nov. 19, at Hare Field in Hillsboro.

Offensive standouts included quarterback Brad Tripp, 98 yards; Matthew Cathcart, 126 yards; Ethan McGlone, 108 yards, and Carson Skeans, 100 yards.

Leading the defensive effort was Tyler Berry, Cameron Hall, Marshall Dean and Matt Stansbury. Craig Pederson grabbed an interception.

The Columbian defense stopped 13 of 37 rushing attempts by Pleasant Hill for no yardage.

In the first quarter Pleasant Hill scored first taking the lead 0-7. In response, Columbian McGlone ran 35 yards to midfield before a 38 yard carry into the end zone. Cathcart ran in the conversion point which brought Rainier ahead 8-7.

Rainier remained in the lead for the rest of the game.

Continuing in the first half, McGlone snagged a 32-yard interception return for a touchdown. Tripp tossed a 30-yard pass to Cody Garrett who carried the ball three of the next six plays and the 20-7 lead.

Rainier then scored on a 10-yard run by Tripp.

Before halftime, Rainier had collected 238 yards. Tripp was 3-4 for 65 yards and McGlone scooped up 105 yards on 11 carries.

Skeans ran untouched for 45 yards in the third quarter and a touchdown.

In the third quarter, Cathcart pushed through the blockers and escaped 55 yards to the end zone pulling up the lead 44-7.

Pleasant Hill score again in the fourth quarter, for the final score of 44-14.

Rainier will continue in state playoff action with a semifinal game against Dayton on Saturday, Nov. 27, at Hillsboro Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m.

Rainier, Knappa Play in Semifinals at Hillsboro Stadium

The Rainier Columbian and Knappa Logger football teams have both advanced to the semifinal round of state playoff action Saturday, Nov. 27, at Hillsboro Stadium.

Rainier (9-3) will compete against Dayton, the top-ranked Oregon 3A team with a 10-1 record. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m.

Knappa is scheduled to battle against Scio with kickoff at 5:30 p.m. Scio hasn’t lost a game since

Nov. 22, when they lost to Knappa, 36-8.

Knappa advanced into the semifinals after their 10th-straight victory of the season. The Logger topped Oakridge, 55-22, in the quarterfinal round on Saturday, Nov. 20.

The Logger’s closest game of the year was a 40-13 win over Kennedy, the number one seed in the other half of the championship bracket.

Admission for the playoff games is $8 for adults and $5 for students.

Warner Pacific Signs Clatskanie’s KayLee Taylor

Warner Pacific College head coach Matt Gregg announced this week the signing of Clatskanie High School’s KayLee Taylor to a letter of intent to play women’s basketball for the Knights.

The 5 foot 9 inch tall guard averaged 20 points, six rebounds, and four steals per game as a junior earning first team all-league and honorable mention all-state accolades last year. She is also a 4.0 student and will be an honor graduate at Clatskanie High School.

“We are very excited that KayLee has decided to become a Knight,” said Coach Gregg, “First of all, she is a fantastic student and exactly what we look for in a student-athlete. On the court she is very active on both ends of the floor. She causes havoc on defense, and also scores the ball well. I think she will be very successful in our conference and an impact player for us.”

KayLee is the daughter of Scott and Kim Taylor of Clatskanie.

Youth Wrestling Sign-Ups

Youth wrestling sign-ups continue next week for children ages kindergarten through sixth grade. Applications will be taken Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1, from 3:45-6 p.m. in the upper gym of the Clatskanie Middle/High School.

Practices will be held every Tuesday and Thursday in the upper gym from 2:30-3:45 p.m. After winter break, practices will be held from 3:30-5 p.m.

First day of practice is Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 2:30 p.m.

For more information, call Matt Hendricks at 503 369-6374.

Grace Viuhkola Finishes in Top 5 at State 5A CC Meet

Grace Viuhkola, granddaughter of Gary and Loretta Viuhkola and Gary and Lynda Kuehl of Clatskanie, placed fifth in the state 5A cross country meet held Nov. 6 at Lane Community College in Eugene.

Grace is a senior at Hood River Valley High School.

Her top five finish in the state meet qualified her to run in the Oregon-Washington border clash race.

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