The Clatskanie High School (CHS) Tiger boys basketball team traveled to Jefferson Jan. 8, and with 1.9 seconds on the clock and a tied score, Colten Puzey secured the win by making two free throws.
The Tigers led through the first half, 18-12 at the quarter and 31-26 at the half. Both teams only scored in the single digits in the third, and the score stood at 36-34 Tigers as the final quarter began.
The score was tied in the last minute of the game and the Tigers kept Jefferson from scoring. Puzey’s free throws then brought the score to 49-47. “He really showed some serious composure.” said Coach Jim Engen.
Tyler Johnson scored 29 points for the Tigers, had 10 rebounds and three steals. Puzey and Travis Griffiths each made six points and Griffiths had five offensive rebounds. Morgan Keyser made eight rebounds and got “one very bloody lip taking a charge at a huge moment in the game.” noted Coach Engen.
The Tigers faced Valley Catholic, ranked second in the state, at CHS on Friday, Jan. 11, and lost 32-50.
Valley led from the first quarter 12-9 and 22-16 at the half. By the end of the third it was a 10-point game ,33-22. In the fourth quarter, Clatskanie began to close the gap. By the end of the game, the lead stretched out to 18 point.
Puzey scored 12 point, made six rebounds and had two steals. Johnson made 12 points, and Keyser had eight rebounds.
Coach Engen said “We played a very good team Friday. They are ranked number two for a reason… I thought we played excellent defense through three quarters.”
CHS is 10-5 overall for the season, 4- 4 in league play.
Rainier High School hosted a home swim meet versus La Salle Prep on Jan. 3.
La Salle took first in both the boys and girls competition.
Following are the Rainier results for the meet:
Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay A: Rainier placed fourth with a time of 2:40.50 with Alya Womack, swimming backstroke; Samantha Hallaran, breaststroke; Jessey Dilley, butterfly; Darrian Ragsdale, freestyle.
Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay A: Rainier, first, 1:53.75. Nik Griffith, backstroke; Tyson Griffith, breaststroke, Jade Feigert, butterfly; Jeremiah Kramberg, freestyle.
Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay B: Rainier placed fourth with a time of 2:07.22. Cody Gollihugh, backstroke; Brian Guisinger, breaststroke; Nathan Soule, butterfly, and Carson Nicklous, freestyle.
Girls 200 Yard Freestyle: Acoya Windsor-Moran, third, 2:51.11; Allie Rasmussen, fourth, 3:03.43, and Sarah Probasco, sixth, 3:19.76.
Boys 200 Yard Freestyle: Sean Rosian, fourth, 2:41.00; Larry Wallin, fifth, 2:41.60; Nick Auvil, sixth, 2:45.62.
Boys 200 Yard Individual Medley (IM): Thomas Thompkins, third, 2:44.07; Brian Guisinger, fourth, 2:56.19; Jared Thomas, sixth, 3:26.71.
Girls 50 Yard Freestyle: Alya Womack, second, 30.78; Darrian Ragsdale, sixth, 34.45; Jessey Dilley seventh. 34.94; Elisha Heacock eighth, 35.81; Desiree Bernard, 14th, 42.98; Anika Rengshausen, 15th, 43.05.
Boys 50 Yard Freestyle: Nik Griffith, first, 25.04; Jeremiah Kramberg, second, 25.43; Nathan Soule, fifth, 25.90; Carson Nicklous, ninth, 28.16; Elijah Foultner, 10th, 28.66; Colby Elbert 11th, 30.08; Justin Kroff, 12th, 30.15; Evan Zimmer, 14th, 32.20; Joseph Loidhamer, 15th, 33.10; Michael Morton, 16th, 33.70.
Boys 100 Yard Butterfly: Jade Feigert, first, 1:00.07.
Girls 100 Yard Freestyle: Allie Rasmussen, sixth, 1:20.66; Samantha Hallaran, eighth, 1:21.54; Sarah Probasco, 11th, 1:29.51; Elisha Heacock, 12th, 1:33.35.
Boys 100 Yard Freestyle:Jeremiah Kramberg, fourth 59.73; Thomas Thompkins, fifth, 1:00.55; Tyson Griffith, sixth, 1:00.71; Carson Nicklous, eighth, 1:07.66; Justin Kroff, ninth, 1:09.13; Elijah, 10th, 1:09.69; Brian Guisinger, 12th, 1:12.71; Bryan Falls, 13th, 1:13.13; Colby Elbert, 14th, 1:14.68; Evan Zimmer, 15th, 1:17.08; Joseph Loidhamer, 16th, 1:20.42.
Girls 500 Yard Freestyle: Alya Womack, fourth, 7:33.04.
Boys 500 Yard Freestyle:Nick Auvil, fourth, 7:38.70; Larry Wallin, fifth, 8:10.34; Michael Morton, sixth, 8:24.02.
Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay A: Rainier placed second with a time of 2:17.17. Swimmers were: Allie Rasmussen, Jessey Dilley, Acoya Windsor-Moran, Alya Womack.
Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay B: Rainier placed fifth in 2:35.54. Swimmers were: Elisha Heacock, Bruna Moreno, Sarah Probasco, Anika Rengshausen.
Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay A: Rainier placed first in 1:41.59. Swimmers were: Tyson Griffith, Nik Griffith, Thomas Thompkins, Jade Feigert.
Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay B: Rainier placed fourth in 1:55.42. Swimmers were: Nathan Soule, Elijah Foultner, Justin Kroff and Carson Nicklous.
Girls 100 Yard Backstroke: Bruna Moreno, fourth, 1:57.38.
Boys 100 Yard Backstroke: Cody Gollihugh, second, 1:11.46; Nathan Soule, third, 1:13.92; Bryan Falls, sixth, 1:34.39.
Girls 100 Yard Breaststroke: Acoya Windor-Moran, third, 1:34.10; Jessey Dilley, fourth, 1:39.18; Samantha Hallaran, sixth, 1:52.04.
Boys 100 Yard Breaststroke: Jade Feigert, first, 1:05.24; Sean Rosian, fourth, 1:30.01; Jared Thomas, sixth, 1:39.57.
Girls 400 Yard Freestyle Relay A: Rainier placed fourth in 5:42.22. Swimmers were: Allie Rasmussen, Bruna Moreno, Samantha Hallaran, Acoya Windsor-Moran.
Boys 400 Yard Freestyle Relay A: Rainier placed first with a time of 3:54.30. Swimmers were: Tyson Griffith, Thomas Thompkins, Nik Griffith, Jeremiah Kramberg.
Boys 400 Yard Freestyle Relay B: Rainier placed fourth in 4:59.08. Swimmers were: Elijah Foultner, Colby Elbert, Larry Wallin, Sean Rosian.
Clatskanie Little League signups are scheduled Sunday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Clatskanie Middle/High School commons, and Thursday, Jan. 24, from 5:30-7 p.m., in the Cardiff gym at Clatskanie Elementary School.
Inquiries may be directed to Richard Edgemon at 503 410-2535 or Sarah Rice at 360 431-3319.
Flowers ‘N Fluff Leads the Pack in
Flowers ‘N Fluff tops the roster as the second season of the Bowling Bags women’s bowling league gets rolling, trailed closely by Salisbury and Johnson Logging.
Flowers ‘N Fluff and West Mart played a tight match this week, each winning two games.
Salisbury beat Split Enz 3-1, Johnson Logging topped Colvin’s Pub and Grill 3-1, and Bling Gals scored 3-1 over Clatskanie Mini Mart.
Darlene Brown bowled the high game score this week of 180 and Hope McGill bowled the high series of 492.
Current team standings are:
Flowers ‘N Fluff: 6/2
Johnson Logging: 6/2
Clatskanie Mini Mart: 4/4
Bling Gals: 4/4
West Mart: 3/5
Colvin’s Pub and Grill: 2/6
Split Enz: 1/7
Scores by game were:
West Mart: Linda DeGandi, 487; Crystal Boothe, 465; Gloryann Brace, 414; Sam Brandt, 469.
Flowers ‘N Fluff: Carol Smith, 408; Julie Haskins, 376; Clella Johnson, 376; Gloria Crape, 401.
Salisbury: Norma Mitchell, 392; Tammy Saltmarsh, 339; Jenny Warren, 428; vacancy, 360.
Split Enz: Laura Jenkins, 333; Brenda Cottrell, 288; Mary Wheeler, 362; Julie Moore, 453.
Johnson Logging: Earla Johnson, 433; Lisa Roman, 408; Melody Jacobson, 427; vacancy, 360.
Colvin’s Pub and Grill: Melissa Greer, 363; Toni Davidson, 372; Darlene Brown, 456; vacancy, 360.
Bling Gals: Colleen Wilson, 396; Vickie Kazeck, 276; Alice Lindahl, 392; Hope McGill, 492.
Clatskanie Mini Mart: Celice Carlough, 482; Trina Kynsi, 380; Marty Hooper, 354; Gloria Ahrens, 382.
by Carole Kelley
Rainier junior, Garrett Dees, came away from the eight-team, ninth annual Dave Holter Kelso Invitational wrestling tournament as the Columbians lone, individual champion at 195 pounds.
Rainier did not place as a team at the event which included team champion Tumwater, Kelso, Centralia, Black Hills, R.A. Long, Auburn and Westview.
Finishing in third place for Rainier were Dorian Graff (182) and Jesse Hutchins (285). Fourth place finishers were Justice Larson (113), Jake Helter (160) and Jason Larson (220).
“This was our first meet after two weeks off following the winter break,” said Rainier head coach Brandon Davidson. “We were a little rusty, but overall, we did better than I expected. The local Washington tournaments usually have some pretty tough competition for us. It was good to have this level of competition headed into our dual meet season and also the Oregon Classic.”
Rainier dual meet league action was scheduled to open Wednesday, Jan. 16, at home with Gervais, Scio and DeLaSalle, North Catholic. Action is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. The Columbians will also honor the seniors on the team that night.
The Columbians then travel to Redmond to compete in the 3A division of the Oregon Wrestling Classic on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18-19. Rainier’s first dual is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Friday.
Rainier High School boys swim team placed fifth at The Dalles Wahtonka Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 12.
In addition to Rainier, swim teams were present from Hood River Valley, La Grande, Valley Catholic, Mountain View, Pendleton, La Salle, The Dalles, Gladstone, Scappoose, Baker and Herminston.
Rainier placings and times in the various events were:
Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay A: fourth, 1:54.42. Swimmers were Nik Griffith, backstroke; Tyson Griffith breaststroke; Jade Feigert, butterfly; Jeremiah Kramberg, freestyle.
Boys 200 Yard Freestyle: Thomas Thompkins, eighth, 2:17.77
Boys 50 Yard Freestyle: Jade Feigert, second, 23.20; Jeremiah Kramberg, 10th, 26.02
Boys 100 Yard Freestyle: Jade Feigert placed 1st with a time of 50.84, Tyson Griffith placed 8th with a time of 57.61
Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay A: Rainier placed second in 1:40.20. Swimmers were Nathan Soule, Tyson Griffith, Nik Griffith and Jade Feigert
Boys 100 Yard Breaststroke: Tyson Griffith, fifth, 1:13.84
Boys 400 Yard Freestyle Relay A: Rainier placed eighth with a time of 4:07.96. Swimmers were Nik Griffith, Nathan Soule, Jeremiah Kramberg and Thomas Thompkins
The Rainier High School (RHS) varsity girls basketball team defeated Oregon Episcopal School (OES) 54-48 on Jan. 7, and then won a 55-15 victory over Catlin Gabel on Friday, Jan. 10.
The two victories gave the Rainier girls a 12-4 record for the season.
At OES, Kaylea Knox led the Lady Columbians in scoring with 28 points, eight rebounds and four steals. Kylee Crape, Jaden Thurston and Jenny Weslund each contributed six points. Crape had 12 rebounds.
Coach Doug Knox said: “This was a good battle throughout the whole game, close all the way. We held a lead the entire game but never pulled away from them.” He continued:“They had to foul at the end and Kaylea Knox made six of seven free throws to seal the win.”
Prior to the game, RHS and OES had been tied for third place in the Lewis and Clark League. As of Tuesday OES had dropped to fifth, while RHS remains in third.
With their defense completly shutting out the Catlin Gabel offense in the fourth quarter, RHS won a 55-15 victory on Friday, Jan. 10, at Rainier.
While Rainier consistently scored throughout the game, with 15, 13, 14 and 13 points in each quarter, they held Catlin Gable to four, seven and four points in the first three quarters and then zero in the fourth.,
Knox scored 23 points in the game and had seven assists and five steals. Crape had six points, six rebounds and five steals. Aubree Coffman made six points and had seven rebounds.
“We got to work on some different things and everyone played and contributed in this one. We did a very good job of defending in the second half.” said Coach Knox.