February, 2011

League Announces Basketball Honors

Boys and girls from Clatskanie and Rainier received all-league honors from the Lewis and Clark League for basketball.

First team all-league awards went to Kaylee Taylor of Clatskanie; Brad Tripp and Kaylea Knox, both of Rainier.

Second team all-league awards went to Marshall Dean and Amanda Schwegler, both of Rainier, and Teauna Hughes of Clatskanie.

Honorable mentions included Tyler Johnson, Tyler Puzey, Holly Burghardt and Hali Wilcoxen, all of Clatskanie.

Joe Neill of Rainier was named boys basketball coach of the year for the boys.

Doug Knox of Rainier received coach of the year for the girls.

Rainier girls also won the league sportsmanship award.

Clatskanie Baseball Camp Set March 12

Clatskanie Baseball is holding a baseball camp on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Clatskanie Middle/High School, 471 SW BelAir Drive.

This camp is for athletes ages 8-15.

Cost is $25, payable to Clatskanie Baseball, which includes a t-shirt, lunch, awards and prizes. All proceeds from the camp will go to benefit all Clatskanie youth baseball programs.

Registration and shirt sizes are due Wednesday, March 3. Registration will be accepted at the event, but shirts might not be available in all sizes.

To register, e-mail the participant’s name, age and shirt size to Ryan Tompkins at or drop off a registration form at the high school.

For more information, call 503 728-2146, ext. 2248.

CHS Teams Make Academic All-Star List, Rank High Statewide

Clatskanie High School varsity winter sports athletes were ranked among some of the highest in the state when it comes to academics.

Oregon Dairy Farmers academic all-star team included the Clatskanie girls basketball team with a combined grade point average (GPA) of 3.86. They were ranked number one among the state’s 3A schools.

Other Clatskanie teams earning places on the 3A all-star academic team were the cheer squad, ranked ninth with a 3.19 GPA; wrestling team, ranked seventh with a 3.19 GPA, and boys basketball with a 3.07 GPA.

Lady Tigers Best Catlin Gable 51-43

During Lewis and Clark League playoff action, the Clatskanie Lady Tigers defeated Catlin Gable, 51-43, Wednesday, Feb. 16, in Clatskanie.

“This was a good night for us since the last two times we played Catlin Gable we lost by 30 points,” said head coach Renee Wells.

Leading scorer was Kaylee Taylor with 19 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.

Other Lady Tigers contributing to the offense included Teauna Hughes with 11 points and nine rebounds.

Holly Burghardt and Danica Farbo both scored nine points each.

Hali Wilcoxen added eight points, pulled down eight rebounds and grabbed four steals.

Clatskanie Girls Head to State After Defeating Valley Catholic 43-41

The Clatskanie varisty girls basketball team defeated Valley Catholic, 43-41, Thursday, Feb. 17, in Lewis and Clark League playoff action in Beaverton.

For the first time in eight years, the Lady Tigers will advance to the state playoffs.

Scoring against Valley Catholic were Lady Tigers Teauna Hughes with 18 points; Danica Farbo, 10; Holly Burghardt, five; Kaylee Taylor, four; Hali Wilcoxen, three, and McKenzie Garlock, two.

Burghardt also contributed eight rebounds and six assists while Taylor pulled down 11 rebounds.

The Clatskanie girls basketball team advances to the first round of the OSAA/U.S. Bank/Les Schwab Tires 3A state championships by way of their 43-41 victory over Valley Catholic.

The ninth-ranked Lady Tigers will tip-off against Creswell on Saturday, Feb. 26, on Clatskanie’s home court. The game is set to begin at 5:30 p.m.

The final rounds of state playoff action are set for March 3-5 in Coos Bay at Marshfield and North Bend high schools.

Tigers Take Second at District Championship Meet, Advances to State

Placing second in the District 1 Wrestling Championships held on Saturday, Feb. 19, at Rainier Junior/Senior High School was the Clatskanie Tigers with 172 points.

“We placed last in league and districts last year and our goal this year was to be more competitive in both. I think we did that,” commented head coach Phil White.

Rainier won the tournament with 193 points. Gervais took third with 170; Colton, fourth, 157; Warrenton, fifth, 122.5, and Corbett, sixth, 58.5 points.

The Tigers also won the sportsmanship award while advancing 10 wrestlers to the state championships.

Making it to the final rounds at districts were Connor Oblack, 140 pounds; Sean Shipley, 152; Doug Christensen, 160; Jacob Meyer, 171; Brendan Hulegaard, 215, and Jacob Wemmer, 285.

Oblack defeated Miles Pember of Warrenton, 4-2, and B. Hulegaard won by fall over Rainier’s Evan Gleaves to claim their first district championships.

Shipley lost to two-time state champion Tyler Strenke of Rainier. Christensen lost to Kyle Seifert of Colton. Meyer lost by fall to sixth-ranked Sam Martin of Gervais and Wemmer lost by fall to second-ranked Andrew Garcia of Geravis.

Individual placers included Oblack and B. Hulegaard, district champions; Shipley, Christensen, Meyer and Wemmer, second; Tim McReynolds, (160 pounds), Branden Boydstum (135 pounds), David Adkinson (189 pounds) and Connor Hulegaard (285 pounds), third; Chris Puckett (145 pounds), fourth; Shaine Warren (119 pounds), Katrina Reller (130 pounds) and Adam MacMillan (171 pounds), sixth place.

“Warren and Puckett both suffered injuries during the tournament,” said Coach White.

Warren separated his collarbone but had advanced far enough in the tournament to injury default into sixth place.

Puckett was wrestling for third and a trip to state when he came down on his shoulder and broke his collarbone.

“I felt bad for both of them because they worked so hard and to have it end with something like an injury. I think the pain of not going to state hurt them just as much, if not more, than the injury. They are both very competitive and hard-working individuals and leaders on the team,” said Coach White.

Clatskanie will compete in the 2011 OSAA/U.S. Bank/Les Schwab Tires 3A Wrestling Championships Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25-26, at the Memorial Collisium in Portland.

First round brackets for Clatskanie wrestlers follow.

Boydstum against Brennan Bailey of Burns in the 135 pounds bracket.

Oblack against David Mendenhall of Glide in the 140 pounds bracket.

Shipley against Zach Crandall of Lakeview in the 152 pounds bracket.

In the 160 pounds bracket, McReynolds receives a bye and Christensen wrestles Juan Alba of Riverside.

Meyer in the 171 pounds bracket receives a bye.

B. Hulegaard in the 215 pounds bracket receives a bye.

Wemmer wrestles Keith Courtin of Dayton in the 285 pounds bracket and C. Hulegaard received a bye.

Rainier Boys Clinch League Championship, Advance to State Playoffs

The 11th-rated Rainier boys basketball team secured the Lewis and Clark League championship Friday night following a 45-40 defeat of Valley Catholic.

The victory took place before a capacity crowd in the Clatskanie Middle/High School gym.

Brad Tripp had 17 points and six rebounds for the Columbians. Cameron Hall added 12 points and six rebounds, Marshall Dean had nine points and six steals.

Others scoring for the Rainier boys included Erik Sutfin with four and Cody Gellatly, three.

Ethan McGlone was a defensive standout with six rebounds and three assists.

Rainier opens state playoff action against the Santiam Christian Eagles on Friday, Feb. 25. The game will be played in Corvallis with tip-off set for 7 p.m.

Admission prices are set by the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) and are $6 for adults and $4 for students.

The OSAA/U.S. Bank/ Les Schwab Tires 3A championship final rounds take place March 3-5 in Coos Bay at Marshfield and North Bend high schools.

Rainier Girls Lose 50-39, Enter Opening  Round of State Championships

Rainier basketball fell to Portland

Adventist Academy, 50-39, in the Lewis and Clark league championship game Saturday night, Feb. 19, in Clatskanie.

Hampered by illness, Rainier was outscored 30-16 in the second half.

“We played a decent first half, but ran out of gas after halftime. We had some kids fighting illness and it really affected their stamina thoughout the game,” said head coach Doug Knox.

Amanda Schwegler led the Columbians with 10 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. Kylee Crape and Kayla Knox added nine points each.

Others scoring for the Lady Columbians were Aubree Coffman with six and Jaden Thurston who bucketed five.

“I thought Schwegler had a good game and Crape played well,” said Coach Knox. “PAA is a good solid team and we had to play a flawless game to beat them, that’s why they’re first and everyone else is chasing them. I was happy with our efforts, but on this night it was all PAA.”

Despite the loss, Rainier advances to the state playoffs facing St. Mary’s on Saturday, Feb. 26, in opening round action. The game will be played in Medford with tip-off time at 5 p.m.

Admission prices are set by the Oregon School
Activities Association (OSAA) and are $6 for adults and $4 for students.

Final rounds of the OSAA/U.S.Bank/Les Schwab Tires 3A championships are scheduled for Coos Bay on March 3-5.

Columbians Swim at Astoria

The Rainier High School swim team competed at the special district 1 meet Feb. 11-12 held at the Astoria Aquatic Center.

Lady Columbians placed seventh in the womens team rankings and the boys took fifth.

“The dedication of Rainier swimmers helped improve on their times. Almost all the swimmers had their personal bests,” said Rainier head coach Pam Hadlock. “Good job!”

Boys 200-yard medley relay: Placing fifth with a time of 1:59.18 was Buddy Pickering, backstroke; Tyson Griffith, breaststroke; Wes Ormsby, butterfly, and Matt Cathcart, freestyle.

Girls 200-yard freestyle: In the consolations round was Acoya Moran, seventh place, 2:36.19, and Alya (Waffles) Womack, 10th, 2:42.63.

Boys 200-yard freestyle: In finals was Brandon Wade, sixth, 2:14.73. In consolations was Will Patten, eighth, 2:15.09.

Girls 200-yard individual medley: In consolations was Jessey Dilley, 10th, 3:04.13.

Boys 200-yard individual medley: In consolations was John Curtis, 12th, 3:01.03.

Boys 50-yard freestyle: In finals was Cathcart, fourth, 24.67. In consolations was Zack Lovell, eighth, 26.56.

Girls 100-yard butterfly: In finals was Jesse Grow, fifth, 1:21.62. In consolations was Megan Bamford, 11th, 1:32.69, and Dilley, 12th, 1:35.91.

Boys 100-yard butterfly: In consolations was Ormsby, ninth, 1:13.31.

Boys 100-yard freestyle: In consolations was Wade, eighth, 58.76.

Boys 500-yard freestyle: In finals was Jacob Johnstun, fourth, 6:16.91. In consolations was Nick Auvil, 11th, 7:13.32.

Girls 200-yard freestyle relay: In consolation placing seventh with a time of 2:07.38 was Katie Engstrom, Womack, Moran and Grow.

Boys 200-yard freestyle relay: In finals, Rainier placed fourth with a time of 1:41.25 with Griffith, Lovell, Wade and Cathcart.

Girls 100-yard backstroke: In consolations was Alyssa Nelson, 11th, 1:29.34.

Boys 100-yard backstroke: In finals was Pickering, sixth, 1:12.90. In consolations was Patten, ninth, 1:13.25, and Lovell, 12th, 1:19.41.

Girls 100-yard breaststroke: In consolations was Engstrom, eighth, 1:27.15, and Moran, 12th, 1:29.56.

Boys 100-yard breaststroke: In finals was Griffith, fifth, 1:13.93. In consolations was Kylar Anderson, ninth, 1:18.59.

Girls 400-yard freestyle relay: In finals placing fouth with a time of 4:45.97 was Womack, Dilley, Engstrom and Grow.

Boys 400-yard freestyle relay: In finals placing fifth with a time of 3:57.26 was Griffith, Wade, Patten and Cathcart.

Columbians Win District 1 Wrestling Championship

by Don Strenke

The Rainier Columbians crowned four district champions helping them to claim the team title at the District 1 Wrestling Championships held Saturday, Feb. 19, at Rainier.

Two-time state champion Tyler Strenke (152 pounds) led the charge winning his fourth district title and was named outstanding wrestler for the higher weights for the third straight year.

Seniors Carson Skeans (130 pounds) and Jed Stebbins (135 pounds) tallied their second district crowns, and Skeans was named outstanding wrestler for the lower weights. Junior Brandyn Aberle (119 pounds) rounded out the title crowns.

“Our whole team had a great tournament,” said Rainier head coach Brandon Davidson. “I’m real proud of all the hard work and dedication they’ve put in this year to make this happen.”

Davidson himself took home some hardware winning the coach of the year award.

“This award really belongs to the team,” he said. “We had 10 guys in the tournament this year, and nine of them are headed to state. That’s pretty impressive.”

Also going to state for the Columbians will be Sean Johnson, second at 103 pounds; Oliver Bolden, second at 145; Evan Gleaves, second at 215; Dorian Graff, third at 171, and Ty Schmunk, third at 130.

Individal Bracketing

Columbians competing in the 2011 OSAA/U.S. Bank/Les Schwab Tires 3A Wrestling Championships include the following first round matchups.

Sean Johnson in the 103 pounds bracket received a first round bye.

Brandy Aberle against Juan Espinoza from Vale in the 119 pounds bracket.

Ty Schmunk against Brandon Miller of Willamina in the 130 pounds bracket and Carson Skeans passes with a bye.

Jed Stebbins against Alex Kyger from Grant Union in the 135 pounds bracket.

Oliver Bolden against Matt Coultas from Illinois Valley in the 145 pounds bracket.

Tyler Strenke against Dyllan Aguilar from Jefferson in the 152 pounds bracket.

Dorian Graff against Brigham Hansen from Riverside in the 171 pounds bracket.

Evan Gleaves against Jevon Painter from Bandon in the 215 pounds bracket.

Schwegler Sets LCC Scoring Record

Former Rainier Lady Columbian, Mollee Schwegler made history Saturday, Feb. 19, when she broke the women’s basketball scoring record at Lower Columbia College (LCC) in Longview, where she is a sophomore.

Now a member of the LCC Lady Devils team, Schwegler dropped in her 805th point to claim the record which had been in place since 1993.

The Lady Devils defeated Clark College, 63-54, to come away with the win Saturday night. Schwegler went on to finish with a game-high 21 points to push her new record to 817.

Schwegler, a standout for the Lady Columbians, is the daughter of Darren and Angela Schwegler and granddaughter of Gordon and Jennie Schwegler, all of Clatskanie.

Clatskanie Mini Mart Holds On To First Place

Clatskanie Mini Mart continues to hold on to first place in the second half of the Bowling Bags women’s bowling league after week 23.

Clatskanie Mini Mart chopped Johnson Logging, 3-1; West Columbia Realty post bowled against Split Ends; West Mart clipped Flowers n’ Fluff, 3-1, and Colvin’s Pub and Grill served Salisbury and Callahan a 4-0 loss.

Melissa Hughes bowled the high game of 224 and the high series of 553.

Team standings are:

Team                Won Lost

Clatskanie Mini Mart 21 7

West Columbia Realty 16 12

West Mart 15 13

Johnson Logging 14 14

Flowers n’ Fluff 13.5 14.5

Salisbury and Callahan 12 16

Colvin’s Pub and Grill 11.5 16.5

Split Ends 9 19

Scores by teams are as follows:

Clatskanie Mini Mart: Celice Carlough, 426; Katrina Kynsi, 405; Gloria Ahrens, 409; Wilma Sartin, 440.

Johnson Logging: Bev Turner, 368; Earla Johnson, 418; Lisa Rowley, 391; Melody Jacobson, 381.

West Columbia Realty: Crystal Boothe, 405; Colleen Wilson, 368; Vickie Kazeck, 330; Cheryl Frazier, 417.

Split Ends: Laura Jenkins, Brenda Cottrell, Mary Wheeler, Julie Moore, post bowled Monday.

West Mart: Alice Lindahl, 413; Gloryann Brace, 498; Melissa Hughes, 553; Sam Brandt, 446.

Flowers n’ Fluff: Carol Smith, 418; Mary Quick, 359; Clella Johnson, 319; Gloria Crape, 407.

Colvin’s Pub and Grill: Toni Davidson, 412; Melissa Greer, 394; Patty Battaglia, 325; Darlene Brown, 463.

Salisbury and Callahan: Laura Laytham, 352; Rachel Borland, 279; Norma Mitchell, 330; Millie Bunnell, 295.

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