CLATSKANIE BOOSTER CLUB members are inviting Tiger fans – individuals, businesses, industries and organizations – to “See Your Name In Lights!” by donating to the drive to replace the 32-year-old, antiquated and malfunctioning scoreboards in the Clatskanie Middle/High School gym. Donors of $500 or more will have their names listed on the scoreboard. Checks should be made out to the Clatskanie Foundation, designated for CMHS scoreboards, and mailed to Clatskanie Boosters, P.O. Box 1193, Clatskanie, OR 97016. (See the letter to the editor from Clatskanie Booster president Calvin Olsen on page 5 of The Clatskanie Chief.)
by Sandra Erickson
The Clatskanie varsity football team traveled to Washougal, Wash., Friday, Sept. 23, to take on the Washougal High School Panthers in a non-league game.
The Panthers came out aggressively, dropping Clatskanuie 13-40.
Tiger quarterback Tyler Puzey was six for 14, with 93 yards passing.
Clatskanie head coach Tim Warren credited Puzey as an offensive standout who “competed on every down.”
Leading rusher was Storm Engen with 67 yards.
Coach Warren also praised Tyler Sherwin and Kreiter Stavig for their play at the defensive end positions.
“We played very flat in the first half and Washougal jumped on us early,” said Coach Warren. “In the second half we played with more focus and had a much better half of football.”
Warren continued, “They were a good footbal team and we needed to come out more aggressive than we did. This week we have Portland Christian. We need to come out from the first snap with better intensity and focus.”
Clatskanie takes on Portland Christian Friday night, Sept. 30, on the Tiger’s home field. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m.
Tiger Adam Siltala placed first in his division and ninth overall on the 5,000-meter hard cource at the Three Course Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 24.
The race was held at Camp Rilea and hosted by Seaside High School.
Clatskanie and Rainier both competed in the meet, along with a large number of other schools from across Oregon and Washington.
Competing on the hard course from Clatskanie were Adam Siltala (20:25) and Shawn Murray (22:35). Kellie McArthur ran a 38:29 on the women’s 5,000-meter hard course.
Shawn Murray finished ninth in his division and 67th overall.
Competing on the hard course from Rainier were Buddy Pickering (24:12), Jon Kelley (24.16), Tyson Griffith (25:48) and Katie Engstrom ran the girl’s 5,000-meter hard course in 32.30.
Tigers and Lady Tigers competing on the moderate course were Drexler Martin (25:53), Griffin Haas (28:53) and Lynn Siltala (27:34).
Lynn Siltala finished seventh in her division and 71st overall.
Columbians competing on the moderate course were Brian Guisinger (24:05), Jared Thomas (26:27), TJ Thompkins (28:13), Michael Morton (37:58).
Arlee Nosack from Clatskanie competed on the easy 4,500-meter course with a time of 36:08.
Lady Columbians competing in the easy course were Hayley Strenke (23:20) and Kaylea Knox (27:32).
The Tigers’ next race is Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Ilwaco.
The Columbians’ next race is Thursday, Oct. 6, at Trojan Park, near Rainier.
Clatskanie’s varsity volleyball team traveled to Portland to play Oregon Episcopal School (OES) on Thursday, Sept. 22.
The Lady Tigers played well made some errors at critical moments, according to head coach Mary Sizemore.
OES won in three games, 25-20, 25-13 and 25-11.
The Lady Tigers were led by Teauna Hughes with eight points, four aces, five kills and two blocks.
The Burgher sisters Katie and Kelli each had five kills and several blocks.
Maegan Hunter had 16 assists.
Clatskanie’s junior varsity football team ran its record to 5-0 Tuesday, Sept. 27, by defeating Gaston 38-8.
After swapping first quarter scores on the Gaston field, the Tigers used eight different players to run the ball and wear down their opponents.
Micah Mcleod led the ground attack with 161 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns.
Cedet Bailey chipped in with 100 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns.
The other touchdown came from the hard running of David Adkinson, according to Coach Bob Donaldson.
Defensively, the Tigers continued to shine, picking off two passes – one by Seth Makinson and the other by Colten Puzey.
Defensive standouts were Bailey, Adkinson and Chase Gorman.
The Tigers host Warrenton on Monday, Oct. 3, at 3 p.m.
Rainier High School’s cross country team traveled to Portland on Tuesday, Sept. 20, to compete in the Oregon Episcopal School’s Invitational.
Other schools competing in the race were Southwest Christian, Catlin Gabel, Riverdale, Portland Lutheran, Oregon Episcopal School, Vernonia, Portland Christian, Warrenton, Nestucca and Neah-Kah-Nie, and Faith Bible.
As a team the Rainier boys finished tenth overall. Rainier’s top finisher was Jon Kelley in a time of 19:48, 16th place in the 5,000 meters.
Other rainier finishers were Brian Guisinger, 20:57; Tyson Griffith, 21:19; Jared Thomas, 24:32; TJ Thomplins, 25:30, and Michael Morton, 34:40.
Although unable to field a complete five member team, Lady Columbians, Hayley Strenke, finished in 11th place with a time of 24:34; team mate Katie Engstrom, 28:20, while and Kaylea Knox clocked, 30:33.
Rainier girls varsity soccer team traveled to Seaside to face the junior varsity Lady Gulls on Thursday, Sept. 22.
Seaside held the home-team advantage, but the Columbians took the match 3-0.
Goals were scored by Audrianna Young, with an assist from Kierra Kallunki; Shanna Sullivan, and Jubilie Jefferson.
Goalie Holly Burghardt earned her second shutout of the season, according to head coach Erin Fox.
Jessica Burghardt and Allie Rasmussen were named outstanding players by Coach Fox.
The Columbians next game is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 29, in Rainier, against Valley Catholic.
Lady Columbians varsity and junior varsity volleyball team faced Warrenton in a home match on Thursday, Sept. 22.
Rainier varsity lost in three matches. Scores by game were 16-25, 9-25 and 14-25.
The junior varsity beat Warrenton in three games, with scores of 25-22, 25-23 and 15-10.
Lady Columbian’s next home game is set for Thursday, Oct. 4, against Portland Adventist Academy.
Rainier’s varsity football team got their second consecutive win over a Longview team Friday night with the 44-14 defeat of Mark Morris High School in non-league action.
The Columbians outgained the Monarchs 472 yards to 156 yards, 451 of those yards came on the ground.
The Monarchs got out to an early lead, scoring on their opening drive. Brady Rukkia ran the ball in for the final 10 yards and the touchdown followed by the point-after-touchdown (PAT) kick and a seven-point lead.
The Columbians went on to score 14 unanswered points including Marshall Dean’s 18-yard run for a score on Rainier’s first possession of the ball.
Matthew Cathcart took the ball into the end zone on a 37-yard run, with Dean getting the two-point conversion run. Rainier took a 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The Columbian defense recovered a Monarch fumble at the Rainier goal line early in the second quarter, but Mark Morris answered back forcing a fumble at the Rainier two-yard line.
The Monarchs recovered the ball in the end zone to tie the game at 14-14.
Mark Morris committed three turnovers in the first half, including an interception by Brad Tripp that was returned 60 yards for a score.
Dean got his hands on the ball once again for a 14 yard romp into the end zone and Rainier took a 30-14 lead into the half-time locker room.
The Monarchs refused to give the ball away in the second half and were held to a negative one-yard gain by a swarming Rainier defense, according to head coach Thor Ware.
Adding to the Columbian scoring in the second half was Parker Dean with a 54-yard touchdown run. Sean Shipley ran in the two-point conversion.
Derek King ran 5 yards for the final Rainier score and while the conversion run failed, the Columbians secured a 44-14 victory.
“We just wanted to pound the ball and see how far we could get with ‘Diesel’ (Rainier’s highly-touted offense), and it took us the whole way there,” said Columbian quarterback Brad Tripp.
M. Dean led the Columbians with 112 yards rushing and two scores on nine carries.
Cathcart added 114 yards and a touchdown on 12 rushes, P. Dean ran six times for 99 yards and a score, and King had 64 yards rushing and a score on eight carries.
Rainier travels to Scio on Friday, Sept. 30, for a game that kicks-off at 7 p.m.
Rainier Middle School girls volleyball hosted the Ilwaco seventh and eighth teams on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
No scores were available, but both Rainier teams defeated the Ilwaco squads.
Rainier coach Tina Edwards credited Kami Gray for outstanding play from the service line for the seventh grade team.
Makayla Clark led the eight grade team, according to Coach Edwards.
On Monday, Sept. 26, the Rainier teams traveled to Vernonia.
The little Lady Columbian seventh graders won 25-17, 20-25, and 15-4.
Haley Schimmel served up 10 aces while Julia Patterson aced Vernonia six times.
Rainier’s eighth grade squad won all three of their games by scores of 26-24, 25-15, and 15-13.
Sarah Probasco led in serving with 10 aces. Samantha Hallaran had a career high five aces.
“I was very happy to see both teams play their level of volleyball. Vernonia played well and our girls rose to the challenge,” said Coach Edwards.
Rainier Middle School hosts Clatskanie on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Swimming lessons are set to begin Monday, Oct. 3, and continue through Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Briarcliff Pool in Rainier.
Evening lessons are scheduled Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost is $32 for nine lessons.
Home school swim lessons will be held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2:45-4 p.m. Cost is $30 for nine lessons.
Lessons are designed to teach basic water safety skills and knowledge in order to be reasonably safe while in, on or around water, according to a pool spokesperson.
Water exercise classes and lap swim are set Monday-Friday, from 8-9 a.m. There will be no exercise class on Oct. 14, 21, 24 and 28.
Pool rentals are available for $42 per hour for up to 30 people, Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday. Rates are also available for larger groups.
To register for swimming lessons or schedule a rental, contact pool manager Pam Hadlock at 503 556-4217. Online registration forms may be found at www.rainier.k12.or.us.
Wednesday, Sept. 28
CMS Volleyball, seventh grade begins at 4 p.m., eighth grade game to follow, at Rainier.
Thursday, Sept. 29
CHS Varsity/JV Volleyball, first game begins at 4 p.m., at Valley Catholic.
RHS JV/Varsity Volleyball, first game begins at 5 p.m., at Corbett.
RHS Girls Soccer, 4:15 p.m., Valley Catholic, at Rainier.
Friday, Sept. 30
CHS Varsity Football, 7 p.m., Portland Christian, at Clatskanie.
RHS Varsity Football, 7 p.m., at Scio.
Saturday, Oct. 1
No sporting events scheduled.
Monday, Oct. 3
CHS JV Football, 5 p.m., Warrenton, at Clatskanie.
CMS Volleyball, seventh grade begins at 4 p.m., eighth grade game to follow, Neah-kah-nie, at Clatskanie.
Tuesday, Oct, 4
CHS Varsity/JV Volleyball, JV game begins at 5 p.m., varsity game to follow, Catlin Gabel, at Clatskanie.
CHS Cross Country, 4 p.m., Ilwaco Invitational, at Ilwaco.
CMS Football, 4 p.m., at Scappoose.
RHS JV/Varsity Volleyball, first game begins at 5 p.m., Portland Adventist Academy, at Rainier.
RHS Girls Soccer, 4:15 p.m., at Oregon Episcopal School.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
CHS Varsity/JV Volleyball, first game begins at 5 p.m., Portland Adventist Academy, at Clatskanie.
CMS Volleyball, seventh grade begins at 4 p.m., eight grade game to follow, Jewell and Astoria, at Clatskanie.
Thursday, Oct. 6
CHS Cross Country, 4 p.m., Trojan Relays, at Trojan Park in Rainier.
RHS JV/Varsity Volleyball, first game begins at 5 p.m., at Valley Catholic.
RHS Girls Soccer, 4:15 p.m., at Catlin Gabel.
RHS Cross Country, 4 p.m., Trojan Relays, at Trojan Park in Rainier.