October, 2011

Tiger JV Football Tops Franklin 32-22

Clatskanie’s Junior Varsity (JV) football team improved their record to 7-0 on Thursday, Oct. 20, when they defeated Franklin High School, 32-22.

The Portland school plays in the 5A Oregon school classification, two school-size levels above 3A Clatskanie.

The Tigers fell behind early in the game after Franklin scored on its first possession of the ball.

Clatskanie responded later in the first quarter on a touchdown run by David Adkinson to tie the score 6-6.

Cedet Bailey scored on a run up the middle in the second quarter and the Tigers led 12-6.

The Tiger JVs jumped out 18-6 when Nick Donaldson passed to Colton Puzey on a 20-yard touchdown play before the half.

Clatskanie continued to pull away in the third quarter when Donaldson connected with Puzey again on a five-yard strike for a score.

The final Tiger points came when Adkinson ran for his second touchdown of the game to pull Clatskanie ahead 32-6.

The Quakers managed to score on a long touchdown pass and a fumble recovered in the Tiger end zone, but Franklin never really threatened Clatskanie, according to JV coach Bob Donaldson.

Nick Donaldson led the rushing attack with 73 yards on nine carries.

Micah McLeod gained 63 yards on 11 carries.

Puzey led all receivers with five catches for 65 yards and two touchdowns.

Defensively, the Tigers were led by Mica Karber, Sawyer Weldon, Austin Haas and Adkinson.

Coach Donaldson said, “It was really a great team effort on both sides of the ball.”

Clatskanie JVs finish their season Monday night, Oct. 31, against Rainier. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.

Clatskanie Middle School Wrestling Program Begins

Clatskanie middle school wrestling begins its season  Monday, Oct. 31, with an organizational gathering at 4 p.m. in the upper gym at Clatskanie Middle/High School (CMHS), 471 SW BelAir Drive.

The following Monday, Nov. 7, a parents’ meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the CMHS commons.

The wrestling program is open to all sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.

Those wishing more information should contact Perry Smith at 503 308-3921.

Information on Clatskanie high school, middle school and youth wrestling programs is also available on Facebook at “Clatskanie Tiger Wrestling.”

Clatskanie Middle School Wrestling Program Begins

Clatskanie middle school wrestling begins its season  Monday, Oct. 31, with an organizational gathering at 4 p.m. in the upper gym at Clatskanie Middle/High School (CMHS), 471 SW BelAir Drive.

The following Monday, Nov. 7, a parents’ meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the CMHS commons.

The wrestling program is open to all sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.

Those wishing more information should contact Perry Smith at 503 308-3921.

Information on Clatskanie high school, middle school and youth wrestling programs is also available on Facebook at “Clatskanie Tiger Wrestling.”

Rainier Remains Undefeated in League; Plays VC Saturday Afternoon

Rainier’s varsity football team continued its Lewis and Clark League winning streak, crushing Warrenton 62-0 Friday night on the Warriors home field.

The Columbians led 22-0 at the end of the first quarter on two Marshall Dean touchdown runs of one and nine yards, and a 65-yard score by Parker Dean.

Rainier extended its lead to 54-0 at halftime following scoring runs of three and 55 yards from M. Dean, a 35-yard run from P. Dean, and a 16-yard run by Derek King.

King rounded out the scoring in the third quarter with a six-yard run.

The Columbians sailed on to the 62-0 win.

M. Dean had nine carries for 217 yards and P. Dean ran the ball four times for 105 yards. The Dean brothers combined for 322 yards rushing and six touchdowns.

King had seven carries for 92 yards. Rainier ran for a total of 530 yards.

Rainier quarterback Brad Tripp completed his only pass attempt of the night for 27 yards.

“It was pouring rain so it was tough to throw,” said Rainier head coach Thor Ware. “Our junior varsity team held them (the Warriors) in the third and fourth quarters.”

Rainier travels to Beaverton to take on Valley Catholic High School, Saturday, Oct. 29. Kick-off is set for 1 p.m.

Tigers Named to Dairy Farmers Academic All-State List

Clatskanie High School (CHS) football and volleyball teams were both ranked in the top ten of the 3A division, Fall Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Program.

The program honors teams with the highest average grade averages.

The Tiger football team ranked ninth with a 3.25 collective grade point average, and the Lady Tiger volleyball team tied  with Vale for tenth with a 3.54 GPA.

Clatskanie JVs Top Dayton 46-14

The Clatskanie junior varsity football team continued its winning streak by defeating Dayton, 46-14, on the Tiger field Monday, Oct. 24.

The Tiger JVs have a perfect 8-0 record for the season.

Colten Puzey returned the opening kickoff 60 yards for a touchdown to get the Tigers out to an early lead.

On the Tigers second possession, Cedet Bailey broke an 80-yard touchdown run and Clatskanie went up 16-0.

Clatskanie added two more scores before the half, a 15-yard run by Micah McLeod and a 25-yard pass from Nick Donaldson to Puzey.

Bailey ran 50 yards for a touchdown in the second half, followed by Donaldson with a 70-yard scoring run to seal the 46-14 victory.

Defensively, Seth Makinson and Trevor Berg had interceptions for the Tigers.

“It was a great team effort defensively,” said Coach Bob Donaldson.

The junior Tiger team ends its season at home with a game against Rainier on Monday, Oct. 31. Kick-off is at 5 p.m.

Clatskanie Bests Valley Catholic, Has Bye Week

The Clatskanie Tigers varsity football team put themselves in a very good position with a 47-6 win over Lewis and Clark League opponent Valley Catholic Friday night, Oct. 21.

The Tigers, who are ranked  as the 10th place team in the state and has a bye this week, clinched no worse than a second place finish in league play with the win.

In the first quarter of Friday night’s game, Storm Engen had touchdown runs of 65 and 63 yards to get things started.

Quarterback Tyler Puzey also had a 3-yard scoring run and kicker Jake Wemmer was good on all three point after touchdown (PAT) attempts.

Clatskanie roared out to a 21-0 first quarter lead.

The Tiger offense continued to take control in the second quarter with an Engen 66-yard touchdown run, and Cedet Bailey’s 96-yard score.

Puzey closed the first half by hooking up with Engen on a 55-yard touchdown pass and Clatskanie took a 40-0 lead into the halftime locker room.

Engen sat out the entire second half of the game after carring the ball five times for 197 yards and four touchdowns before the break.

Clatskanie’s junior varsity team took the field at the start of the third quarter, beginning a drive at the 21-yard line, the Tigers went 74 yards in 15 plays for paydirt. Bailey plunged into the end zone from two yards out for the score.

David Adkinson kicked the extra point and Clatskanie went ahead of the Valiants 47-0 at the end of three quarters.

Valley Catholic scored in the final seconds of the game, but Clatskanie remained undefeated in league play with the 47-6 victory.

Offensively, Bailey carried eight times for 165 yards and two touchdowns. Clatskanie had 425 yards of team rushing.

Puzey was three of five passing for 82 yards and one touchdown.

Clatskanie head coach Tim Warren credited the offensive line for their outstanding play and “great team effort.”

Defensive standouts according to Coach Warren were Chadam Odell, Jeremy Graham and Travis Griffiths.

Tiger John Carver grabbed an interception.

Clatskanie gets the week off with a bye this Friday, but will face Rainier on Nov. 4 for the Lewis and Clark League championship.

Lady Tigers Fall to OES, PAA; Honor Seniors

Clatskanie Lady Tigers faced the Oregon Episcopal School’s (OES) varsity volleyball team on Tuesday, Oct. 18, on Clatskanie’s home court.

Clatskanie lost the game in three after getting off to a tough start in the first game, according to head coach Mary Sizemore, losing 5-25.

The Lady Tigers picked up their game for the final matches, but still lost 19-25 and 16-25.

Clatskanie was lead by Teauna Hughes with 11 kills and one block.

Lacey Britton hit four kills, served two aces and scored six points.

Kelli Burgher contributed two kills and two blocks.

Maegan Hunter had six assists.

Honored before the game were seniors Kelli Burgher, Hunter Spendlove, Teal Bodenhamer, Lacey Britton and Teauna Hughes, who were playing in their last home game.

Sizemore commented that the seniors will be greatly missed and they “played with tenacity and spirit.”

In their Oct. 5th match against Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) the Lady Tigers fell in three games, 18-25, 12-25, 16-25.

Team leaders were Teauna Hughes with six points, three aces and four kills, Maegan Hunter had two kills, one ace and three assists.

Sizemore commended Christmas Fou and Lacey Britton for strong passing.

CHS Volleyball Ends League Season

Clatskanie’s girls volleyball team played in the Corbett Invitational tournament on Saturday, Oct. 22, taking second in bracket play.

Head coach Mary Sizemore said, “We had a terrific run through two teams to finally lose in a bracket championship playoff to Colton in three games. We finally lost in the third 12-15.”

“The girls played with heart, tenacity and a ferociousness that finally came out this season,” Coach Sizemore continued.

In bracket play game one, the Lady Tigers beat Nestucca in three, 26-28, 25-19 and 15-10.

Leaders for this match were Teauna Hughes 10 kills, Kaitlyn Carson five kills, Meagan Hunter 12 assists, Hunter Spendlove eight points and Lacey Britton 10 points.

In game two the Lady Tigers topped Dayton in three, 25-19, 19-25 and 15-7.

Hughes again led the way with seven kills followed by Carson with seven kills and two aces, Kelli Burgher with six kills and 13 points and Hunter with 21 assists and 11 points.

In the bracket championship game against Colton, Clatskanie came up short, 16-25, 25-18 and 12-15.

Hunter had seven points and 14 assists, Britton had seven points, Burgher had four kills and three blocks and Hughes had eight kills and three blocks.

Coach Sizemore said, “Tough net play throughout the tourney by Katie Burgher and tremendous passing by Christmas Fou helped the Tigers.”

Season Ends In Warrenton

The Lady Tigers traveled to Warrenton Monday night, Oct. 24, for their final game of the season.

Clatskanie lost in three, 11-25, 18-25 and 17-25.

Britton had 10 points to lead the way, Kelli Burgher had four kills, two blocks and three aces, Katie Burgher got four blocks and Hughes had four blocks and two aces.

“The team gave a good fight, but lost in three to conclude their 2011 volleyball season,” said Coach Sizemore. “It was a pleasure to watch them grow and improve as a team during the season.”

Siltala Nosed-Out of First at Valiant Invitational, District Meet Set

Clatskanie’s Adam Siltala placed second at the Valley Catholic-hosted Valiant Invitational cross country meet on Oct. 20. Siltala finished less than a second behind the first place runner, with judges resorting to a photo finish to declare the winner.

Assistant Clatskanie coach Calvin Olsen commented that Siltala “let Valley Catholic and the other ten schools know that this Tiger has his eye on a championship.”

Siltala ran the 3,000-meter race in a time of 9:17.

Olsen called Siltala’s run a gutsy performance.

Tiger Drexler Martin completed the race with a time of 12:15, while Griffin Haas ran a 13:08.

Rainier also participated at the invitational with runner jon Kelley’s 11th place at 10:34 topping the Columbian team.

Other Rainier boys times were: Buddy Pickering, 10:41; Tyson Griffith, 10:57; Brian Guisinger, 11:23; Trevor Ontiveros, 11:47; Jared Thomas, 12:31; TJ Thompkins, 12:45, and Michael Morton, 16:34.

Clatskanie’s Lynn Siltala placed eighth in the girls race with a time of 12:23 over the 3,000-meter course. Kellie McArthur of Clatskanie finished with a time of 16:18. Lady Tiger Arlee Nosack ran an 18:50.

Olsen commented that Lynn Siltala was “not too shabby for an asthmatic.” and continued to say Kellie McArthur and Arlee Nosack ran with determination.

“These ladies aren’t afraid to push themselves,” he concluded.

Rainier’s Hayley Strenke ran the top time for Lady Columbians, 12:40, placing ninth. Katie Engstrom finished the race with a time of 13:48 and Kaylea Knox ran 16:36.

The District 1 Cross County Championship meet is set  for the Tualitin Hills recreation complex in Beaverton on Thursday, Oct. 27.

The girls race will begin at 3 p.m., with the boys race following at 3:45 p.m. Both races are over a 5,000-meter course.

The combined boys and girls junior varsity 5,000 meter race is set for 4:30 p.m.

Awards will be presented at 5 p.m.

The top five runners in each varsity race at the district meet will be named first team all-district. Sixth through tenth place runners will be named second team all-district. Top ten runners will be awarded medals.

First and second girls and boys place teams and the top five individual runners from each league will qualify for state.

Rainier Soccer Beats Catlin Gabel

Rainier High School’s girls varsity soccer team faced Catlin Gabel’s junior varsity on Thursday, Oct. 21. The Lady Columbians won 2-0.

Charlotte Cutter scored Rainier’s first goal on an assist by Jubile Jefferson. Jefferson went on to score the second goal on an assist by Maisy Horness.

Goalie Holly Burghardt made five saves on the way to the shut-out.

Amanda Paul was named “player of the game” by the Rainier coaches for her “outstanding effort on the field.”

Rainier Volleyball Loses to OES

Rainier High School (RHS) varsity volleyball team took on Oregon Episcopal School on the Lady Columbian court Monday, Oct. 24.

Rainier lost in three, 9-25, 11-25 and 9-25.

Head coach David Sills  said “This was our last game and I would like to thank the parents and our fans for their outstanding support.”

The Lady Columbians also played Warrenton on Thursday, Oct. 18, losing in three.

WestMart Holds Bowling Bags Lead

WestMart holds the lead in the seventh week of the Bowling Bags women’s bowling league.

Colvin’s Pub and Grill cooked West Columbia Realty 3 1/2-1/2. Johnson Logging cut Split Enz 3-1. Clatskanie Mini Mart won 3-1 against Flowers ‘n Fluff. Bling Gals topped Salisbury and Callahan 3-1. WestMart had a bye.

Darlene Brown bowled the high game score of 211. Melissa Hughes bowled the high series of 529.

Team standings are:

Team Won Lost

WestMart 24 4

Split Enz 19 9


Mini Mart 17.5 10.5

Bling Gals 17.5 10.5

Flowers ‘n Fluff 16.5 11.5

Johnson Logging 14 14

Colvin’s Pub

and Grill 12.5 15.5


and Callahan 9 19

West Columbia

Realty 9 19

Scores by game were:

Colvin’s Pub and Grill: Melissa Greer, 375; Patty Battaglia, 363; Toni Davidson, 339; Darlene Brown 502.

West Columbia Realty: Crystal Boothe, 384; Ellen Spaulding, 300; Jenny Warren, 340; vacancy, 360.

Johnson Logging: Bev Turner, 306; Earla Johnson, 456; Lisa Rowley, 359; Melody Jacobson, 366.

Split Enz: laura Jenkins, 312; Brenda Cottrell, 270; Mary Wheeler, 328; Julie Moore, 385.

Clatskanie Mini Mart: Katrina Kynsi, 344; Marty Hooper, 389; Gloria Ahrens, 412; Diane Grumbois, 388.

Flowers ‘n Fluff: Carol Smith, 392; Clella Johnson, 382; Gloria Crape, 445; Wilma Sartin, 402.

Bling Gals: Colleen Wilson, 399; Hope Kazeck, 514; vacancy, 360; vacancy, 360.

Salisbury and Callahan: Laura Laytham, 394; Norma Mitchell, 487; Rachel Borland, 301; Millie Bunnell, 298.

WestMart: Linda DaGandi: 486; Gloryann Brace, 453; Melissa Hughes, 529; Alice Lindahl, 411.

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