Rainier High School (RHS) hosted a season-opening swim meet against Valley Catholic and the Kelso boys team on Nov. 28.
The Columbian boys beat Valley Catholic 97-68, but lost to Kelso 85-83. Valley Catholic girls beat Rainier 113-29.
The RHS girls 200-yard medley relay A team placed second with a time of 2:31.08. Swimmers on the relay were Samantha Hallaran, backstroke; Acoya Windor-Moran, breaststroke; Alya Womack, fly; Darrian Ragsdale, freestyle.
Rainier boys 200-yard medley relay A team placed second with a time of 1:57.28. Swimmers were Nik Griffith, backstroke; T.J. Tompkins, breaststroke; Jade Feigert, fly; Jeremiah Kramberg, freestyle.
The RHS boys 200-yard medley relay B team placed fourth with a time of 2:07.94. Swimmers on the relay were Cody Gollihugh, backstroke; Brian Guisinger, breaststroke; Nathan Soule, fly; Carson Nicklous, freestyle.
Other Rainier swimming events and times were:
Girls 200-yard freestyle: Windor-Moran, 4th, 2:54.63; Allie Rasmussen, 5th, 3:08.53.
Boys 200-yard freestyle: Nick Auvil, 4th, 2:34; Sean Roisan, 6th, 2:39.97; Larry Wallin, 7th, 2:41.35.
Boys 200-yard individual medely: Feigert, 1st, 2:11.63; Tompkins, 6th, 2:43.65.
Girls 50-yard freestyle: Womack, 3rd, 30.33; Ragsdale, 7th, 33.06.
Boys 50-yard freestyle: Kramberg, 1st, 26.12; Elijah Foultner, 5th, 28.70; Gollihugh, 7th, 29.80; Justin Kroff, 8th, 30.71.
Boys 100-yard butterfly: Soule, 4th, 1:13.28; Nicklous, 5th, 1:31.40.
Girls 100-yard freestyle: Womack, 5th, 1:13.42; Ragsdale, 6th, 1:17.75.
Boys 100-yard freestyle: Griffith, 1st, 56.29; Kramberg, 3rd, 1:00.48; Foultner, 4th, 1:05.61.
Girls 500-yard freestyle: Rasmussen, 2nd, 9:01.58.
Boys 500-yard freestyle: Feigert, 2nd, 5:40.03; Tompkins, 4th, 6:30.89; Auvil, 7th, 7:17.18.
Girls 200-yard freestyle relay: Rainier, 2nd, 2:17.36. Swimmers were Windor-Moran, Hallaran, Ragsdale and Womack.
Boys 200-yard freestyle relay: Rainier, 3rd, 1:54.16. Swimmers were Nicklous, Rosian, Gollihugh and Soule.
Boys 200-yard freestyle relay: Rainier, 5th, 2:07.98. Swimmers were Kroff, Colby Elbert, Guisinger and Auvil.
Girls 100-yard backstroke: Hallaran, 2nd, 1:39.10.
Boys 100-yard backstroke: Griffith, 1st, 1:04.42; Gollihugh, 3rd, 1:20.07; Soule, 5th, 1:20.33.
Girls 100-yard breaststroke: Windor-Moran, 3rd, 1:36.38.
Boys 100-yard breaststroke: Guisinger, 5th, 1:26.02; Rosian, 7th, 1:31.09.
Boys 400-yard freestyle relay: Rainier A, 1st, 3:54.70. Swimmers were Griffith, Tompkins, Kramberg and Feigert.
Boys 400-yard freestyle relay: Rainier B, 4th, 4:56.59. Swimmers were Auvil, Wallin, Nicklous and Rosian.
Clatskanie and Rainier high school’s girls volleyball teams were represented among the recently released all-league selections for the Lewis and Clark League.
Lady Tiger senior Maegan Hunter received honorable mention for her season play.
Rainier volleyball players senior Aubree Coffman and sophomore Mikala Edwards also earned honorable mention.
The Rainier High School (RSH) girls basketball team started its 2012-13 season with three straight victories, including the championship title for the Tiger Classic Tournament in Clatskanie last weekend.
The Lady Columbians routed Gaston 77-30 in the first round of the tournament on Saturday, Nov. 30. Tournament most valuable player Kaylea Knox led Rainier in scoring with 20 points, followed by Aubree Coffman with 13 and eight steals. Dominique Pedersen had 10 rebounds and Jaden Thurston contributed 10 assists.
“I thought we ran the floor really well for our first game. We played 14 kids so it didn’t appear that we got tired. We got a lot of easy baskets off their press. I was pleased with our overall effort,” said coach Doug Knox.
In the tournament finals Saturday Rainier defeated Clatskanie 55-23. Knox made 21 points and added eight rebounds. Coffman had nine points, Thurston had eight with seven assists. Kylee Crape had nine rebounds.
Coach Knox commented, “We did a good job of adjusting to what Clatskanie was giving us. They slowed it down at times and tried to take our scorer out of the offense.” He added, “We had some girls step up and hit some good open shots for us. Again we played 14 girls.”
The Columbians continued their winning streak Tuesday, Dec. 4, with a 63-32 victory over Knappa. No further details were available as of Chief press time.
by Carole Kelley
Rainier High School wrestlers traveled to Sweet Home to compete in their first tournament of the season on Friday, Nov. 30.
Sweet Home defeated the Columbians in the opening dual of the event, 63-12. Rainier came back to defeat Junction City, 41-21 before falling to Lebanon, 55-21.
The Columbians forfeited four weight classes at the event due to football’s extended season.
Winners for Rainier in the Sweet Home dual were Emmett Earlywine (106 pounds) by 6-4 decision, Tyler Coulter (145) by first round fall and Jesse Hutchins (285) by 9-8 decision.
Junction City forfeited several weight classes to the Columbians with Earlywine (106), Justice Larson (113), Trevor LeFebvre (120), Dorian Graff (182) and Garrett Dees (195) all winning by forfeit.
Winners of wrestled matches for Rainier were Colter (145) by 21-5 technical fall and Ty Schmunk (152) by second round fall.
Winners for the Columbians in the Lebanon dual were Earlywine (106) by 7-5 decision, Dees (195) by first round fall, and Hutchins (285) by second round fall. Larson picked up a win by forfeit.
“We still have guys that aren’t wrestling due to the football team making the quarterfinals,” said Brandon Davidson, head coach. “Of the guys we had that did wrestle, Emmett and Tyler did a great job for us today. It’s early in the season and we have some things to work on based on today’s performance. It’ll help a lot when the football players have enough practice time in to be in the line up, which should be next week.”
Rainier traveled to Banks on Wednesday, Dec. 5 for another dual format tournament which began at 4 p.m., followed by a trip to Tillamook on Friday, Dec. 7, for a bracketed tournament that begins at noon.
Clatskanie and Rainier football players dominated the Lewis and Clark League first team all-league selections for 2012.
Clatskanie Tiger senior defensive back Shaine Warren was named league defensive player of the year along with first team all-league defensive honors.
League champion Rainier’s senior running back Parker Dean is offensive player of the year and a member of the first team all-league offensive team.
Columbian head coach Mike King was named Lewis and Clark League coach of the year. Rainier was also rewarded with the league sportsmanship award.
Other Clatskanie players receiving offensive first team all-league honors included offensive lineman sophomore Mica Karber, wide receiver senior Kyle Sharek and sophomore quarterback Nick Donaldson.
First team all-league defense team slots went to Tiger players Tyler Sherwin and Travis Griffiths, senior defensive linemen.
Columbian first team offensive players were seniors Joel Kirkland, Evan Gleaves and junior Jesse Hutchins, all offensive linemen; senior kicker Cody Gollihugh, and senior running back Derek King.
Rainier first team defensive team members included senior defensive ends Sala Clark and Ethan Langley, and senior linebackers Charlie Vestal and Oliver Bolden.
Named Lewis and Clark League second team offense were Clatskanie senior offensive lineman Sherwin and wide receiver sophomore Colton Puzey. Second team all-league defense included junior linebacker Chris Puckett and junior defensive back Seth Makinson.
Rounding out the second team all-league offensive team were Columbian offensive linemen senior Dorian Graff and sophomore Jeff Tripp.
Rainier sophomore Wes Tripp, a linebacker, and senior defensive back Clay
Wimmer received second team all-league defensive honors.
The Clatskanie High School (CHS) girls basketball team opened the 2012-13 season with a 51-48 victory against Riverdale High School in the first round of the Tiger Classic Tournament at CHS Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1
Tiger point guard Holly Burghardt led scoring with 17 points, followed by Kori Stavig with 12, Shelby Weldon with eight and Megan Strong with six.
The Lady Tigers fell 23-55 in the championship against Rainier on Saturday. Weldon scored 11 points against Rainier, but Burghardt was out for much of the game with a knee injury, which held her to four points. Christmas Fou added four. Stavig had six rebounds and Jocelyn Dines had four steals.
CHS defeated Neah-Kah-Nie High School 61-24 on Tuesday, Dec. 4. No further details were unavailable at Chief press-time.
Clatskanie High School (CHS) wrestlers have started their 2012-13 season, joined by younger wrestlers in the middle school program.
CHS opened with the Three Rivers Invitational on Saturday Dec. 1. They go to Colton on Saturday, Dec. 8
Middle school wrestling started on the Nov. 5, with the season running to Saturday, Dec. 15, and the district meet in Tillamook.
The middle school wrestlers have already wrestled in Ilwaco, Clatskanie, Rainier and Scappoose. Upcoming matches will be on Thursday, Dec. 6, in Seaside and Clatskanie on Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Coach Phil White thanked the Clatskanie Boosters for buying new warm-up sweat shirts and shorts this year for the middle school program.
Zack Davis and Zack White are heading up the middle school group with help from Rusty Puckett. Coach White said “Numbers are up this year and they are looking pretty good. It is a young group, but they are picking it up. It is going to be exciting to see how they do at districts.”
Youth wrestling for grades 2-6, boys and girls, is coming up in January. Sign-ups will be Dec. 17-21 in the Clatskanie Middle/High School upper gym from 4 to 5 p.m. Fees are $40 per individual, $60 for two family members, and $80 for three family members. Practices will be from 6 to 7 p.m. in the CMHS upper gym of the high school a couple days a week.
For questions contact Phil White at 360 560-0248.