King Leads RHS to 22-8 Victory Over Blanchet
Despite numerous penalties, the Rainier High School (RHS) boys’ football team defeated Blanchet Catholic 22-8 Friday, Sept. 28, on Blanchet’s field.
Senior running back Derek King rushed 276 yards on 22 carries to score the Columbians’ three touchdowns. Parker Dean added 55 yards rushing on nine attempts.
RHS Coach Mike King said, “The offensive line was dominant. We finally played hard for four quarters.”
Four Rainier touchdowns were called back due to penalties.
On defense Wes Tripp had two interceptions and two sacks and Dorian Graff had an interception.
Coach King praised the overall play of Ethan Langely, Joel Kirkland, Oliver Bolden and Devyn Heflin.
Rainier travels to Clatskanie Friday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. to face off in the first league game for either team.
Rainier High School cross country participated in two Portland area races last week, running in the Catlin Gabel Handicapper on Sept. 24, and at the Southwest Christian Invitational Sept. 27.
At Catlin Gabel, the Rainier boys covered the 5,000-meter course in the following times: Brian Guisinger, 22:38; Jared Thomas, 24:28; Trevor Lefebvre, 27:06; Emmett Earlywine, 28:45; TJ Thompkins, 29:21; Colton Verhoff, 29:39; Tyson Lorentson, 30:44, and Michael Morton, 36:40.
Running for the Lady Columbians in the girls’ 5,000-meter race were Hayley Strenke, 32:38, and Bryanna Kotkins, 41:34.
The Columbian boys finished in sixth place as a team at the Southwest Christian Invitational in Beaverton on Sept. 27.
Top Rainier finisher was Guisinger on the 5,000-meter Wildcat Trail in a time of 19:36.
Other Columbian boys were Thomas, 20:39; Tyson Griffith, 22:46; Earlywine, 22:28; Alex Gates, 24:36; Thompkins, 25:49; Verhoff, 26:10; Morton, 26:38; Lefewbvre, 26:42, and Cody Gollihugh, 29:03.
Hayley Strenke finished the girl’s 5,000-meter race in 25:23 and 22nd place.
Rainier plays host to the Trojan Relays at Trojan Park, east of Rainier, on Thursday, Oct. 4. The race begins at 4 p.m.
A frisbee golf tournament is being hosted by Clatskanie Kiwanis Club this Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Clatskanie city park.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and play will begin immediately after registration. Participants are instructed to use the NW 5th Street entrance to the park. Trophies will be presented at 1 p.m.
Cost for nine holes of frisbee “golf” is $5. Contests will also be held for longest throw, hole in one, and closest to the pins. Entry fee is $1.80 per contest category. Players may sign up for all contests and/or golf.
Age groups are 6-9 years, 10-12 years, 13-15 years and 16 and up.
Forms for pre-registration are available at Turning Point. Names of those who register in advance will be entered into a drawing which will be held at the end of the tournament.
Proceeds from this event will go toward Kiwanis International’s fundraising effort called “The Eliminate Project” – a partnership with Unicef to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus around the world through vaccination and educational efforts regarding sanitation.
Clatskanie Kiwanis has set a goal of raising $1000 by the end of the year specifically for the project, according to a club spokesperson.
Rainier and Clatskanie middle school volleyball players faced off on Sept. 26 on Clatskanie’s court.
Clatskanie seventh grade girls took the win from Rainier 25-19, 25-18 and 15-11.
Rainier’s leading scorer was Lena Lentini with five aces.
In the eighth grade game Rainier won 25-14, 25-11 and 15-9.
Top Rainier server was Sarah Westlund with 17 serves, 15 aces and no errors.
No statistics for Clatskanie players were made available.
RMS Travels to Jewell
Rainier seventh grade girls fell to Jewell in games played Monday, Oct. 1, by scores of 25-21, 20-25 and 15-7.
The eighth grade girls topped Jewell 25-21, 25-18 and 20-18.
Three Clatskanie High School alumni and a long-time CHS coach will be inducted into the school’s athletic “Hall of Fame,” during ceremonies Friday evening, Oct. 5, during halftime of the Clatskanie/Rainier football game.
A reception for the inductees will be held in the Clatskanie Middle/High School commons before the game, beginning at 6 p.m., and an open house will be held after the game at Fultano’s Pizza.
This year’s inductees are Dustin Razo, Sara Kaiser, Calven Shulda and Lester Wallace.
A 1998 graduate of CHS and an outstanding three sport athlete in football, wrestling and baseball, Razo was named a second team all league running back as a junior, and as a senior was first team all-league running back, defensive back, and tied for all-league offensive player of the year.
As a junior, Razo rushed for 1076 yards and compiled 431 yards receiving. His senior year statistics were 1183 yards rushing, 773 yards receiving.
Also for his senior year, he was named to the all-state second team as a running back and to the all-state third team as a defensive back. He won the CHS best offensive player award.
In wrestling, Razo was a district champion and state qualifier as a junior at 160 pounds and as a senior at 171 pounds, finishing second in the state championship.
He was awarded the Kelly Blodgett Memorial Wrestling Award for being the most inspirational team member.
Razo’s baseball career included the Golden Glove Award (1996-97), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Baseball Award Most Valuable Player (1998), Travis Clifford Most Inspirational Baseball Award (1998), North vs. South All Star Game (1998), Outstanding Player of the North All-Star Award.
He was also named to the all-state third team as a catcher in 1998.
Other awards include the Gary Lund Memorial Award for the outstanding senior male scholar-athlete, the James Remick Memorial Award for the most inspirational senior male, the Cowapa League All-League Scholar Athlete for football (1997-98), wrestling (1996-97 and 1997-98, and baseball (1997).
During his senior year he was all-state in three sports – football, wrestling, baseball.
After high school, Razo played two and a half years of football at Southern Oregon University. He currently lives in Portland and is raising his three children. He works in health care management. Future plans include obtaining his master’s degree and coaching.
A 1999 CHS graduate, Sara Kaiser was also an outstanding three-sport athlete in volleyball, basketball and track.
As a freshman she was all-league and a state qualifier in the 100-meter hurdles after taking second place at district.
In her sophomore year, Kaiser won the state championship in the 300 meters and was third place in the 100 meters. She set the school record of 46.3 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles, was Cowapa All-League in the 100 and 300-meter hurdles, first team all-state in the 300-meter hurdles, second team all-state in the 100-meter hurdles, and was a leader on the CHS 8th place in state track team.
In addition to track, she also won a varsity letter in basketball her sophomore year, and was a Cowapa All-League scholar athlete in track and field and basketball, and an Oregon all-state scholar athlete in track and field.
As a junior, Kaiser placed eighth in the state in the 300-meter hurdles after taking the district championship. She was a member of the second place in district 4 x 100 relay team.
In basketball as a junior, she was named to the Cowapa All-League first team and held the school record for the best field goal percentage (48 percent).
Her junior year she earned varsity letters in track, basketball and volleyball, was named one of Oregon’s top 20 female scholar athletes, won the Cowapa League scholar athlete basketball and track and field awards, and the Oregon all-state scholar athlete award for track and field.
As a senior, Kaiser was district champion in the 300-meter hurders and set a new school record of 46.2 seconds.
In volleyball she was Cowapa League co-player of the year, first team all-state on a team that took seventh in state, Cowapa League honorable mention in basketball, Cowapa League scholar athlete in volleyball and track, and Oregon all-state scholar athlete in volleyball.
After high school, Kaiser attended Linfield College and graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in biology in 2003. She played varsity volleyball for three years at Linfield compiling 661 career kills, was seventh overall in solo blocks with 46, ninth overall in block assists with 131, 11th overall with total blocks 177, and 13th overall in points scored (783.5).
She also attended Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, and graduated in 2009 with a master of science degree in biology.
Kaiser worked for two years as a lab manager at the University of California, Berkeley, and is now volunteering at the Gateway Science Museum in Chico, Calif. where she resides. She is applying for advanced schooling to become a diagnostic medical sonographer.
A three year lettermen in football, wrestling and baseball, Calvin Shulda also graduated from CHS in 1999.
Shulda was named second team all league his junior year and first team all league his senior year in football; first team all league his junior and senior years in baseball.
He was also the winner of the golden glove award, tied the home run record, and batted .530 his senior year. He played in the all-state baseball game in Roseburg.
Shulda attended Clackamas Community College, and is now employed by the City of Clatskanie. He and his wife Elisha have two children.
Lester Wallace graduated from Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie in 1967. He attended Clackamas Community College for two years, then transferred to Linfield College, graduating in the spring of 1973. He holds a bachelor of science and a master’s degree in education.
“El Dub” came to Clatskanie in the fall of 1973 to teach history, fourth grade physical education at Clatskanie Elementary School and coach.
After the 1973-74 school year, he became the elementary physical education teacher for kindergarten through eighth grade until 1980 when he transferred to the middle school. In 1985 he transferred to CHS where he continued his career until retiring in 2003.
Wallace’s career includes coaching 22 varsity baseball seasons, three junior varsity baseball seasons, four middle school basketball seasons, two CHS varsity girls basketball seasons, one season each of JV girls basketball, JV boys basketball, freshman boys basketball, 13 seasons of middle school football, 16 seasons as an assistant CHS football coach, one season coaching varsity track at Oregon City, one year CHS track, and two years of middle school track.
Wallace coached over 1550 games during a career that spanned five decades.
He was twice name Cowapa League coach of the year, in 1979 and 1989, was selected as the 3A athletic director of the year in 2001, and was inducted into the Oregon High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2008.
In addition to the years of coaching for the Clatskanie School District, Wallace spent numerous summers coaching the youth of this community in Little League, Senior Babe Ruth, Junior State and American Legion baseball, as well as junior football, and pee wee wrestling.
Lester and his wife Billie were married in 1972, during their junior year at Linfield, and recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
Their two grown sons, David and Steve, are CHS graduates. Steve and his wife Jaelyn live in St. Helens and have four children. David lives in Astoria with his three children.
“Dreams are important,” Coach Wallace says. “Sometimes it takes a lifetime to accomplish your goals but you must remember that hard work and determination makes the person you’ll become. Life is not an easy task.”
A second quarter rally led the Clatskanie High School (CHS) football team to a 28 to 22 victory over Knappa Friday, Sept 28.
After a scoreless first quarter, Kyle Sharek made a touchdown on a 21-yard pass play from quarterback Nick Donaldson. Donaldson then scored on a three-yard run.
After Knappa’s lone score in the first half, Colten Puzey returned their kickoff for a 70-yard touchdown. Johnny Carver caught a two-point conversion to make the halftime score 20 to 6.
Third quarter started with Knappa scoring on a six-yard pass play and a two-point conversion. Micah McLeod then scored for the Tigers on a 10-yard run, closing the third quarter 26 to 14.
In the fourth quarter, Knappa connected again on a seven-yard pass play.
For the final score, CHS stalled out on a drive and had to punt, pinning Rainier inside their own 10-yard line. After a defensive stand, Tyler Sherwin caused a safety, making the final score 28 to 22.
Puzey had a total of 123 yards. Donaldson rushed for 64 yards.
Defensively, Shaine Warren led the team in tackles with 11 and one fumble recovery. Seth Makinson had an interception.
“Tyler Sherwin and Warren Skirvin played tremendously on the defensive line!” said Coach Tim Warren.
Chris Puckett was welcomed back to the team after coming off of an injury, producing three tackles for loss, having an instant impact on the game.
The Tigers face Rainier at CHS Friday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. to start off league play.
Flowers ‘N Fluff continues to hold the lead with Salisbury hanging in second place in the Bowling Bags women’s bowling league.
Bling Gals dazzled their way to third place last week, rising from the pack.
Colvin’s Pub and Grill pummeled Johnson Logging 4-0. Bling Gals beat Clatskanie Mini Mart 3-1, and Flowers ‘N Fluff bowled over West Mart 4-0. Split Enz and Salisbury bowled a tight match, each winning two games.
Markreta “Sam” Brandt bowled the high game score of 221 and the high series of 569.
Team standings are:
|Flowers ‘N Fluf||13||3|
|Clats. Mini Mart||7||9|
Scores by game were:
Colvin’s Pub and Grill: Melissa Greer, 336; Patty Battaglia, 341; Toni Davidson, 401; Darlene Brown, 431. Johnson Logging: Beverly Turner, 342; Lisa Roman, 396; Melody Jacobson, 399; Diane Grumbois, 392. Clatskanie Mini Mart: Celice Carlough, 438; Trina Kynsi, 402; Marty Hooper, 395; Gloria Ahrens, 444.Bling Gals: Colleen Wilson, 333; Vickie Kazeck, 324; Hope McGill, 548; Holly Simmons, 417. Flowers ‘N Fluff: Carol Smith, 432; Julie Haskins, 357; Clella Johnson, 380; Gloria Crape, 465. West Mart: Linda DeGandi, 448; Crystal Boothe, 427; Markreta “Sam” Brandt, 569; Cheryl Frazier, 402.Split Enz: Laura Jenkins, 379; Brenda Cottrell, 276; Mary Wheeler, 363; Julie Moore, 475. Salisbury: Norma Mitchell, 441; Tammy Saltmarsh, 349; Jenny Warren, 386; vacancy, 360.
After a sensational come-from-behind win in the first game Sept 27 against Valley Catholic, the Clatskanie varsity volleyball team lost in four: 26-24, 18-25, 16-25, 11-25.
Strong and well-placed hitting from Valley Catholic continued to chip away at the Lady Tiger defense giving them the edge in the last three games.
Leaders for the match were Maegan Hunter with nine points, Christmas Fou with nine points, McKenna Clappé with eight kills, Maegan Hunter and Shelby Weldon with four kills each, Jewell Penn with 14 digs and Saige Anderson with 12 digs.
“Our players are working hard and continuing to push their skills to a higher level every day,” said Tiger Coach Mary Sizemore.
The Lady Tiger cross country team grabbed a fourth place finish at the Southwest Christian Invitational Wildcat Run Sept. 27 in Beaverton.
Clatskanie junior Lynn Siltala led the team with a 10th place finish overall in the girls race in a time of 24:20.
Other Lady Tiger teammates taking on the 5,000-meter varsity course were Taryn Clappé, 25:43; Megan Strom, 26:29; Brooke Hamilton, 30:40, and Arlee Nosack, 38:58.
The Tiger boys put in a eighth place finish, with Jacob Kent the top 5,000-meter racer for Clatskanie, 19th place overall in 20:32. Following Kent to the line were German George, 22:00; Chase Berg, 22:54; Austin Deanhardt, 24:37; Trask Hill, 25:01; Alex Gaylin, 26:30; Henry Hunt, 26:25, and Tommy Miller, 30:07.
Clatskanie travels to Trojan Park east of Rainier on Thursday, Oct. 4, for the Trojan Relays which start at 4 p.m.
Rainier/Clatskanie girls soccer beat Catlin Gabel 3-0 Tuesday, Oct. 2.
Senior captain Jubilie Jefferson scored twice and Cecelia Nelson-Schamel scored her first goal of the season.
Senior captain goalie Holly Burghardt was credited for 13 saves earning another shutout victory.
Shayla Sullivan and Sophia Phipps were both named players of the game by the coaches and teammates for strong play throughout the game.
The next game is Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Oregon Episcopal School.