28 March 2012 by Published in: Sports No comments yet

RHS Opens Baseball Season 3-0

Rainier High School baseball started its 2012 season with three straight wins last week all at Seaside on the turf diamond.

Rainier took down Banks 9-1 on Thursda,y earning six runs in a seventh-inning rally.

Banks was ahead early but surrendered its lead in the fourth inning, when Rainier took over on an RBI single by Carson Nicklous, scoring three runs in the fourth.

Brad Tripp threw strikes on 38 of his 67 pitches. Tripp struck out five and walked four for Rainier.

Banks managed just one hit off of Oliver Bolden, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out three during his three innings of work.

It was a good day at the plate for Rainier’s Ethan McGlone, who went 2-5 and scored one run. McGlone singled in the first and sixth innings.

McGlone, Wes Tripp, Kevin Engstrom, Bolden, Nicklous, Mitch Staeffler, and Ethan Langley all collected hits for Rainier. Langley led the team with two hits.

Rainier 8-3 vs. Seaside

Rainier beats Seaside 8-3 in seven innings on Friday.

Mitch Staeffler baffled Seaside, striking out 10 batters. Rainier’s pitcher allowed one earned run, two hits and one walk over six innings.

Oliver Bolden threw one scoreless inning for Rainier.

Rainier’s offense was headed by Engstrom, who scored three runs and had one run batted in (RBI). Engstrom singled in the fourth inning and tripled in the sixth inning.

Rainier ran wild on the base paths, racking up seven steals. Ethan McGlone had three stolen bases, while Engstrom and Cody McGlone each had two.

Rainier never trailed after scoring one run in the first on an RBI single by Staeffler.

Rainier increased its lead with four runs in the second.

Seaside answered with two runs in the bottom of the fourth, but it was too little too late.

Rainier 8-5 vs Tillamook

Rainier defeated Tillamook 8-5 in seven innings on Saturday.

Mitch Staeffler got a hit in each of his two at bats, singling in the first and fourth innings.

Kevin Engstrom, Staeffler and Cody McGlone led Rainier with a combined six hits and five RBIs.

Ethan McGlone had two stolen bases, while Engstrom, Wes Ormsby, Staeffler, Ethan Langley, McGlone, and Adam Langley each had one for a total of eight steals.

The lead stayed with Rainier after the first, when the Columbians scored two runs on an RBI single by Langley.

Rainier increased their lead with two runs in the second and another two in the fourth.

Tillamook scored four runs in the top of the seventh, but Rainier closed the game out when Langley forced Tillamook to ground out with bases loaded.


Swimming Lessons Set in April, May

Swimming lessons are set to begin Monday, April 9, and continue through Thursday, April 26, at the Briarcliff Pool in Rainier.

Evening lessons are scheduled Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6-7 p.m. p.m.

Home school swimming lessons will be held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4:45-5:45 p.m.

Cost is $32 for each series which includes nine lessons.

Another session of swimming lessons is scheduled May 7-24. Evening lessons and home school lessons are set Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, with evening lessons from 5:30-6:30 p.m and home school lessons from 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Water exercise classes and lap swim are set Monday-Friday, from 8-9 a.m. There will be no exercise class on April 1 and 6.

Spring break recreational swim was scheduled March 26-30 from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $3.

Rentals are available on weekends and Monday-Friday when the pool is available. Cost is $42 per hour for up to 30 swimmers and includes two lifeguards. Pricing for more hours and larger groups is available online.

To register for swimming lessons or schedule a rental, contact pool manager Pam Hadlock at 503 556-4217. Leave a message including your name, phone number and the date of the activity or rental you are interested in.

Registration forms are available online at www.rainier.k12.or.us. Click on the Briarcliff Pool tab, then select “lessons.” Fees are due the first day of class.


Mini Mart Takes BB Lead

Clatskanie Mini Mart has taken the lead in the Bowling Bags women’s bowling league after the 28th week of play.

Games bowled March 21, saw Clatskanie Mini Mart  top WestMart 3-1, Salisbury and Callahan beat Colvin’s Pub and Grill 3-1, Split Enz win 3-1 to West Columbia Realty and Flowers and Fluff tied 2-2 against Johnson Logging. Bling Gals had a bye.

Melody Jacobson bowled the high game of 184 and Linda DeGandi had the high series of 522.

Team standings are:

Team Won Lost

Clats.Mini Mart 35 13

WestMart 34 14

Johnson Logging 31 17

Colvins Pub/Grill 29 19

Split Enz 24 24

Flowers ‘n Fluff 23 25

West Col. Realty 23 25

Bling Gals 19 29

Salisbury/Callahan 17 31

Scores by team were:

Clatskanie Mini Mart: Celice Carlough, 402; Katrina Kynsi, 361; Gloria Ahrens, 361; Wilma Sartin, 466.WestMart: Linda DeGandi, 522; Gloryann Brace, 392; Sam Brandt, 398; Melissa Hughes, 432. Salisbury and Callahan: Norma Mitchell, 366; Millie Bunnell, 320; Alice Lindahl, 375; vacancy, 360. Colvin’s Pub and Grill: Melissa Greer, 309; Toni Davidson, 347; Darlene Brown, 433; vacancy, 360. Split Enz: Laura Jenkins, 382; Brenda Cottrell, 317; Mary Wheeler, 348; Julie Moore, 410. West Columbia Realty: Crystal Boothe, 411; Jenny Warren, 391; vacancy, 360; vacancy, 360. Flowers ‘n Fluff: Carol Smith, 347; Gloria Crape, 399; Mary Quick, 406; vacancy, 360. Johnson Logging: Bev Turner, 386; Earla Johnson, 339; Lisa Roman, 317; Melody Jacobson, 468. Bling Gals: Colleen Wilson, 400; Vickie Kazeck, 316; vacancy, 360; vacancy, 360.

CHS Baseball Falls 8-6 to Santiam Christian in Arizona

Clatskanie High School boys baseball continued their spring break trip in the South West, with a 8-6 loss to Santiam Christian in Chandler, Ariz.

The Tigers fell behind Santiam early and couldn’t catch back up when Santiam took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a defensive miscue and added four more in the fourth.

Down 7-0 in the fifth, the Tigers got on the board with a Jake Wemmer RBI single. The Tigers added five more in the sixth on timely hitting and base running. In the end the Tigers fell short losing 8-6.

Jake Wemmer absorbed the loss pitching 4 2/3 innings, allowing 8 hits, 5 strikeouts and 2 earned runs.

“An abundance of physical errors and mental mistakes were our downfall. Our pitchers battled, but when playing a quality team like the Eagles, you can’t give them that many opportunities.”said Tiger Coach Ryan Tompkins.

The Tigers defense committed eight errors in the game.

Shaine Warren collected two RBIs reaching base three times. Seth Makinson had a hit and pitched well in relief.

The Tigers continue non-league play on Friday, March 30, against Sutherlin High School in the Seaside Spring Invitational.

CHS JV Drops Two 

Clatskanie junior varsity (JV) baseball fundraised to send 11 players to Arizona for spring break.

The Tigers opened their trip with a doubleheader against Bradshaw Mountain High School of Prescott Valley, Ariz. The Tigers lost game one, 3-2.

Beau Paradiso pitched a complete game striking out five and allowing four hits. Offensively, Griffin Haas led with a two-run double.

In game two, the Tigers fell 10-1. Tanner Dykes pitched the complete game taking the loss. Thomas Shelby led the way with a triple and scored on a Griffin Haas double.

The Tiger cubs played Santiam Christian JV on Tuesday in Chandler, Ariz. falling 19-11. Offensive standouts for the Tigers were Thomas Shelby 3-5, Trey Bodenhamer 2-3 with 3 runs scored, Colton Puzey 2-4, Trevor Lefebvre 2-2 with 4 RBIs.

Puzey got the loss on the mound. The Tigers were to continue play on Wednesday in Mesa, Ariz. in a doubleheader against Columbine JV and Clackamas JV.


CHS Baseball Opens Season With Colorado Road Trip Wins

The Clatskanie High School baseball team opened up its 2012 season with a 5-3 win over St. Mary’s of Colorado Springs during its spring vacation trip to the Southwest on Saturday, March 24.

Clatskanie started the top of the first with a two-run single by Seth Makinson.

The Tigers added a third run in the fourth inning on a base hit by Colton Puzey.

Jake Wemmer started the game on the mound and held St. Mary’s until they tied it up in the bottom of the fourth with three runs. The Tigers answered with a two-run double by Seth Makinson in the fifth.

German George came in as relief and pitched two perfect innings to get the save. Seth Makinson led the way offensively going 2-2 with four runs batted in (RBIs) and two walks. All five of the Tiger runs were scored with two outs.

CHS continued its spring break with a 12-2 victory over Colorado Academy of Denver in five innings on Monday, March 26.

Clatskanie got out to an early 2-0 lead, but was in trouble in the bottom of the first with the bases loaded and no one out. Then, freshman German George battled back by striking out the side.

Clatskanie added runs in the second, fourth and fifth. Clatskanie hitters did well with Kyle Sharek, Shaine Warren, and Nick Donaldson each having two hits. Mica Karber added three RBIs as well.

George got the win, pitching four innings giving up two hits and striking out eight.

Clatskanie (2-0) played again on Tuesday, March 27, versus perennial powerhouse, Santiam Christian.


Lady Tigers Win Two on Spring Vacation Trip

On their spring vacation trip to Eastern Oregon, Clatskanie High School’s varsity softball team won two games on Monday, March 26.

In the first game Clatskanie beat Weston, 7-2. The Lady Tigers racked up their seven runs on seven hits and no errors, while Weston got two runs on five hits and committed five errors.

Kierra Kallunki got the win for the Tigers on the mound, pitching 10 strike-outs and three walks. She went 3-4 from the plate, hitting three singles.

Megan Strong was 2-4 at the plate with a single and a double.

In the second game of the day Monday, the Lady Tigers overwhelmed Pilot Rock, 12-1.

Clatskanie got its 12 runs on 12 hits, while scoring two errors.

Pilot Rock scored just one run on five hits, and committed four errors.

Kallunki was on the mound again for the Lady Tigers, pitching 11 strikeouts and three walks.

Teauna Hughes went 3-5 at the plate with a double and two singles.

Hunter Spendlove was 4-5 with a triple and three singles, while McKenzie Garlock was 2-4 with two singles.


Easter Swim Event Set April 6

An “Easter basket swim” is being held Saturday, April 7, at the Briarcliff pool at Rainier High School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Following a time of swimming, participants will receive a bag/basket of toys and candy.

Cost for the event is $4.50 and pre-registration is required. Swim passes will not be accepted as payment.

To register, call the pool at 503 556-4217 and leave a message including child’s name, age and gender. Signups will be accepted at the pool office through 3 p.m. on Friday, April 6, and after hours on Friday from 3-10 p.m. by calling 503 396-3335 or 503 728-2333.



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