Rainier varsity softball and Knappa varsity baseball teams both had wins in the quarterfinal round of Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA)/U.S. Bank/Les Schwab Tires state championships last week.
In the quarterfinals, the Lady Columbians faced Glide on the Rainier field Friday, May 25, coming away with a narrow 1-0 victory.
Rainier trampled Lakeview in the first round of the playoffs in a game played at Wilsonview High School because of field conditions. Rainier won 10-0 in six innings.
Kylee Crape pitched 15 strikeouts while allowing only two hits for the shut out.
Crape was also Rainier’s top hitter, going 3-4 at the plate.
Kaylea Knox hit a home run, had four runs batted in (RBIs), and hit 1-4 for the game.
Ronni Gray was 2-4 at the plate with one RBI, Hailey Crape batted 1-2 with three RBIs and Shianne Clark went 1-2 with one RBI.
Rainier varsity boys baseball team ended their state action losing in the first round of playoffs.
Knappa Baseball Action
Knappa’s varsity baseball team was the victor in a quarterfinal match against East Linn Christian on Friday, May 25, with a final score of 4-3.
The Loggers grabbed a 13-11 win against Horizon Christian in the first round of 2A/1A state playoffs in a game played at The Dalles on May 23.
Knappa’s wins set the team up to face Kennedy in the semifinals on Tuesday, May 29, at Mt. Angel.
Clatskanie Softball Action
Clatskanie’s varsity softball team dropped out of state competition when they lost to Rogue River on in a game May 25 played at Hood View Park in Hillsboro. The final score was 5-3.
The Lady Tigers ended the season with 20 wins and three losses.
The Knappa boys baseball team fell short of the championship round of the Oregon School Activities/US Bank/Les Schwab Tires state baseball playoffs when they lost to Kennedy High School on
Tuesday, May 29, by a score of 9-2.
The semifinal game was played on Kennedy’s home diamond in Mt. Angel.
While the Loggers fall from further contention, Kennedy moves on to the state championship game against Weston-McEwen on Friday, June 1.
That game is scheduled to be played at Volcano Stadium in Keizer.
Rainier girls softball season came to an end Tuesday, May 29, when they dropped a 1-0 seven-inning game to Santiam Christian School in Corvallis.
The Oregon School Activities Association/US Bank/Les Schwab Tires state championship semifinal loss takes the Lady Columbians out of any further playoff action while Santiam Christian School moves on to the state championship game on Friday, June 1, against Blanchet Catholic School, at the Oregon State University softball complex in Corvallis.
Thomas Seimears of Rainier was the winner of a bighorn sheep tag in this year’s Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) raffle.
The 2012 ODFW auction and raffles for big game hunting tags grossed $523,202, of which $308,566 will go to the access and habitat program and $179,937 to big game research and management.
The auction of 11 special big game tags grossed $347,000, including $110,000 for a bighorn sheep tag.
The sportsman/conservation groups that sponsored the auctions at various meetings and conventions of their organizations in the past few months will keep 10 percent of the auction proceeds, amounting to $34,700.
Those groups include state and/or national chapters of the Mule Deer Foundation, Safari Club International, Wild Sheep Foundation, Oregon Bow Hunters, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Oregon Hunters Association (OHA).
Raffle winners were drawn at the OHA convention on May 19 in Redmond. Nearly 64,000 raffle tickets were sold, grossing $176,202, including $42,653 in sales for a bighorn sheep tag and $41,907 for elk tags.
Proceeds from the deer and elk tags will go to the access and habitat program to fund wildlife habitat and hunter access improvement projects in the state. Proceeds from the pronghorn, bighorn sheep and Rocky Mountain goat raffles and auctions fund the research and management of those species in Oregon.
Winners of the special tags enjoy an extended season and expanded hunt area, said an ODFW spokesperson.
For more information on ODFW’s auction and raffle big game tags, visit www.OregonRaffleHunts.com.
Grace Viuhkola competed in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) track and field meet held in Spokane May 21 and 22.
Grace, the granddaughter of Gary and Lynda Kuehl and Gary and Loretta Viuhkola, all of Clatskanie, runs for Clackamas Community College.
Grace earned All-American honors by finishing second in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:45.04, shaving 29 seconds off her personal record. She also finished fourth in the 1500 meter run.
Briarcliff Pool in Rainier has announced its swimming lesson schedule for the summer. Two-week sessions are set Mondays through Fridays on June 18-29, July 9-20, July 23-Aug. 3 and Aug. 6-17. Time slots are 9-10 a.m., 10-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-12 noon, 5-6 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.
All sessions are available to the public, except for July 23-Aug. 3 from 10-11 a.m. which is already reserved.
Cost is $35 for 10 one-hour lessons.
Parents are encouraged to attend the last day of class with their children. Certificates will be presented.
Registration forms are available online at www.rainier.k12.or, under Briarcliff Pool. Click on “lessons,” then registration form. Completed forms should be brought the first day of class.
Those with questions may contact the pool manager Pam Hadlock at 503 556-4217 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.