Clatskanie High School boys varsity basketball team continued to struggle with a limited offense and sick teammates Tuesday night in a game against Oregon Episcopal School.
The Tigers went down to defeat 19-37 in a game that saw Clatskanie shooting a chilly 8-34 from the field for a 23 percent average.
“OES ran a stall game against us so we didn’t get our hands on the ball a lot’” said Tiger coach Jim Engen. “It was a tough game that saw only 37 rebounds for the entire four quarters.”
Leading scorer for the Tigers was Tyler Johnson with 15 points.
All Clatskanie 13 and 14-year- olds interested in playing baseball in the upcoming season are invited to an informational meeting Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Clatskanie city park at 2 p.m.
Those with questions may contact Bob Donaldson at 503 504-8103.
Clatskanie fell to Catlin Gabel, 45-64, in a Jan. 21st boys varsity basketball game. This was their second road trip in as many days.
“We came out really flat. Still had way too many turnovers and we let their pressure take us out of our game,” said head coach Jim Engen.
Leading the offense were Tigers Tyler Puzey with 16 points and 12 rebounds; Tyler Johnson, 13 points and nine rebounds, and Zach Krause, 10 points and six rebounds.
“We have been out rebounded the last two games. We need to pick it up,” concluded Coach Engen.
With a slow start and three starters short, the Clatskanie boys varsity basketball team lost to Portland Adventist Academy (PAA), 35-65, on Jan. 20.
Providing the bulk of the offensive out put were Jordan Drabrant who scored 15 points and Tyler Johnson with nine.
Zach Krause pulled down 11 rebounds and grabbed three steals.
“Starting slow has been killing us this year,” said Tiger head coach Jim Engen. “Drabrandt played really well, but the bench has to play better.”
Clatskanie is 3-11 for the season.
On Clatskanie’s home court, the Lady Tigers fell to Valley Catholic, 58-62, in a Jan. 18th girls varsity basketball game.
Hali Wilcoxen scored a career high 26 points.
Others contributing to the score were Holly Burghardt with 11 points; Danica Farbo, eight; Kaylee Taylor, seven; McKenzie Garlock, Teauna Hughes and Kelli Burgher, two points each.
Hughes also pulled down 11 rebounds during the game.
The Clatskanie High School wrestling team stayed busy and on the road during the month of January. They traveled to tournaments or meets in Castle Rock, Redmond, Vernonia and Seaside.
Castle Rock Tournament
Participating in their first meet following Christmas break, Clatskanie competed at the Castle Rock wrestling tournament on Jan. 8. The Tigers placed three wrestlers at the tournament.
Wrestlers placing were Brendan Hulegaard, second place, 215 pounds; Sean Shipley, fourth place, 160 pounds, and Jacob Wemmer, fourth place, 285 pounds.
“We wrestled pretty well but placed well back in the team standings,” said head coach Phil White.
Jan. 13-15, the Tiger wrestlers traveled to Redmond to compete in the Oregon Wrestling Classic.
The “classic” is a 16-team tournament where each team wrestles each other in a pool format, with four teams in each pool.
Clatskanie was in a pool with Dayton, Harrisburg and Grant Union and came out in third place in the pool. The Tigers lost to Dayton, 69-6, and to Harrisburg, 49-17, but made a come back and defeated Grant Union, 42-12.
At the end of the tournament, Clatskanie finished by losing to Illinois Valley, 52-30.
Dayton won the meet beating Burns.
“It was a good weekend for us with Shaine Warren and Tom Nicholas helping us to a win over Grant Union with pins in their matches,” said Coach White. “We got out to a good start against Illinois Valley, with pins by David Adkinson, B. Hulegaard and Wemmer, but Illinois Valley was just too strong in the middle of their lineup.”
Shipley pinned his opponent and Nicholas picked up a forfeit to give the Tigers their 30 points.
“We just lack some experience with a young team. Even though we can fill most of the weight classes now we get in these tough tournaments, it is a rough go for some of the young wrestlers,” commented Coach White.
3-Way Dual Meet
On Jan. 20, Clatskanie participated in a three-way dual meet with Vernonia and Corbett.
With several wrestlers absent due to illness, the Tigers defeated Corbett, 35-30, but lost to Vernonia, 15-51.
“This was a good warm up for our first league meet which is coming up,” said Coach White. “If we can get everybody healthy and on weight we should be pretty competitive this year in league.
Seaside’s Pac-Rim Invite
With a late invite to the Seaside Pac-Rim Invitational last weekend, Jan. 21-22, Clatskanie competed with 17 other schools. Two Tiger wrestlers finished the main tournament.
Finishing were Tigers Wemmer, fourth place, 185 pounds, and Hulegaard, fifth, 215 pounds.
As a team, Clatskanie finished in 14th place with 37 points. Estacada won the tournament with 182.5 points.
“This was another large tournament with a lot of schools that we don’t usually get the opportunity of wrestling. We were still fighting the sickness bug,” concluded Coach White.
Clatskanie will host their first dual league meet with Rainier and Warrenton on Thursday, Jan. 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Rainier Girls Softball Association (RGSA) is currently accepting registrations for the upcoming season.
Athletes can participate from kindergarten to 14 years of age. Teams offered include T-ball, 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U. Coaches at every age group are needed.
Registration forms are due Feb. 13 and are available at the offices of the Hudson Park Elementary and the Rainier Junior/Senior High School.
RGSA board members will be hosting a registration drop-off on Feb. 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the parking lot of Little Jungle Daycare on Highway 30 in Rainier.
New players to the league need to provide a copy of their birth certificate with their registration form.
For more information, contact Jim Knox at 503 556-9855 or Kristi Crape at 503 556-4208.
Hosting Oregon Episcopal School (OES) on Jan. 20 for a girls varsity basketball game, the Lady Columbiand came out on top, 54-21.
“We played well at times, and we got a little ratty at other times. Sometimes that’s the case against a weaker team,” said Rainier head coach Doug Knox.
Kaylea Knox scored 22 points, pulled down six rebounds, had six assists and grabbed five steals.
Others contributing to the score included Kylee Crape and Aubree Coffman with eight points each; Amanda Schwegler with seven points and 10 rebounds; Jayden Thurston, three; Ellen Garland, four, and Geneva Clarke, two.
“We came out in the third quarter really sharp and held them to zero points in the quarter. I was really pleased with our defensive effort. Geneva Clarke came off the bench and played great,” concluded Coach Knox.
“This was probably our most complete game of the year,” commented Rainier head coach Doug Knox. “Everyone contributed in different parts of the game.”
With that said, the Lady Columbians hosted Warrenton on Jan. 18 coming out victorious, 55-32, in girls varsity basketball action.
“We shot the ball well – 23 of 42 from the field – defended well, ran the floor well, and executed offensively when we needed to,” continued Coach Knox.
Leading scorers included Kaylea Knox with 21 points; Kylee Crape, 11; Jayden Thurston, six; Aubree Coffman, six; Amanda Schwegler, five; Ellen Garland, four, and Geneva Clarke, two.
“We’re starting to play better ball and getting consistent and comfortable with what we are doing,” concluded Coach Knox.
Defeating Oregon Episcopal School (OES) in a Jan. 20th girls junior varsity basketball game, the JV Lady Columbians won 33-19.
Rainier started off well and were up 12-3 at the end of the first quarter.
“We had great energy and our defensive intensity was outstanding,” said JV head coach Darren Schwegler.
In the second quarter OES managed to hold Rainier to only two baskets, but Rainier held on to a 16-8 lead at halftime.
Rainier broke open the third quarter with a 12-2 run, led by Geneva Clarke’s defensive pressure, and a 28-10 lead.
OES tried to make a run in the fourth quarter but Rainier held their ground for the 33-19 final score.
Clarke was named as an all-around standout by Coach Schwegler and led the way with 13 points.
“She also led the way in rebounding and was a defensive monster,” said Coach Schwegler. “This is what we’ve been trying to pull out of her and she gave us a glimpse of what she is capable of.”
Others contributing were Hydee Coffman with nine points; Alexi Hall, eight; Crystal Sherburne, two, and Kaylaura Godsey, one.
“Godsey had her best night rebounding so far and Ronni Gray, Samantha Roof, Krista Lindenthal and Brianna Taylor helped control the inside for us,” concluded Coach Schwegler.
Rainier junior varsity girls basketball team hosted Warrenton on Jan. 18 and lost 25-36.
“We were up 9-8 at the end of the first quarter as Hydee Coffman and Crystal Sherburne both hit a three pointer but went down 16-21 at half as Warrenton dumped in three three-point shots,” said JV head coach Darren Schwegler.
In the third quarter, Warrenton opened up the lead to 30-20 and denied Rainier making a run in the fourth quarter.
Lead scorers for Rainier included Coffman, 10 points; Sherburne, six; Alexi Hall, three; Ronni Gray and Geneva Clarke, two points each.
Coffman, Gray and Samantha Roof lead the rebounding effort.
Playing short-handed because of illness and injuries, Clatskanie High School’s boy varsity basketball team put out a great effort but lost to Valley Catholic 44-79 on the Tiger court Tuesday, Jan 18.
Valley Catholic, currently second in the league, took an 18-36 lead into the locker room at halftime, and the Tigers couldn’t close the gap.
But, Coach Jim Engen said, “I’m proud of their effort. They came out and played well as a team, despite all the adversity we were facing.”
With four players out of the line-up, Zach Krause stepped up, showing “great senior leadership” with 17 points, 11 rebounds and two assists.
Sophomore Tyler Johnson sank 12 points.
Displaying good ball handling, junior guard Chadam Odell had three assists.
Mitchell Jensen and Tyler Johnson both switched to guard positions and did so to “great effect.”
“They played hard,” the Tiger coach said. “It was a fun game to watch.
Clatskanie travels to Portland Adventist on Thursday, Jan. 20; Catlin Gabel on Saturday, Jan. 22, and Oregon Episcopal School next Tuesday, Jan. 29. Next home game is Feb. 1 against Warrenton.
Johnson Logging defeated Split Ends, 3-1, moving from third place to first place and knocking Flowers n’ Fluff to second in the second half of the Bowling Bags women’s bowling league.
Flowers n’ Fluff tied with West Columbia Realty, 2-2; Clatskanie Mini Mart lost to Salisbury and Callahan, 1-3, and West Mart served Colvin’s Pub and Grill a 4-0 loss.
Linda DeGandi bowled the high game of 214 and the high series of 543.
Team standings are:
Team Won Lost
Johnson Logging 9 3
Flowers n’ Fluff 8.5 3.5
West Columbia Realty 7 5
Clatskanie Mini Mart 7 5
Salisbury and Callahan 7 5
West Mart 5 7
Split Ends 3 9
Colvin’s Pub and Grill 1.5 10.5
Scores by teams are as follows:
Johnson Logging: Bev Turner, 363; Earla Johnson, 409; Lisa Rowley, 404; Melody Jacobson, 428.
Split Ends: Laura Jenkins, 362; Brenda Cottrell, 300; Julie Moore, 418; Wilma Sartin, 427.
Flowers n’ Fluff: Carol Smith, 350; Julie Haskins, 390; Clella Johnson, 383; Gloria Crape, 428.
West Columbia Realty: Crystal Boothe, 397; Colleen Wilson, 355; Vickie Kazeck, 252; Cheryl Frazier, 464.
Clatskanie Mini Mart: Celice Carlough, 469; Katrina Kynsi, 354; Marty Hooper, 432; Gloria Ahrens, 393.
Salisbury and Callahan: Laura Laytham, 390; Rachel Borland, 406; Norma Mitchell, 371; Millie Bunnell, 339.
West Mart: Linda DeGandi, 543; Gloryann Brace, 475; Melissa Hughes, 490; Sam Brandt, 504.
Colvin’s Pub and Grill: Toni Davidson, 365; Melissa Greer, 316; Patty Battaglia, 305; Darlene Brown, 503.