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Tigers Battle Columbians 46-42

In a hard-fought battle, the Clatskanie High School (CHS) boys’ basketball team defeated Rainier High School (RHS) 46-42 on the Tiger’s home court Friday, Jan. 18.

Wes Tripp led the RHS offense in scoring with 11 points. Sala Clark made 10 Points, 12 rebounds and four blocks. Jordan Brittain contributed nine points, seven assists and four steals.

“The game was very intense and back and forth throughout. They (CHS) made a few more big plays in the fourth quarter to get the win.” said Rainier Coach Joe Neill.

On Jan. 15 Clatskanie defeated Oregon Episcopal School 54-38.

On Jan. 17 RHS fell to Portland Adventist Academy 43-80.

Further game information was unavailable at Chief press time.

Rainier Wrestling Wins One Dual in League Home Opener

by Carole Kelley

Rainier wrestlers fell to Gervais, 36-35 then turned around and defeated Scio, 46-21 in the opening of special district 1 league dual meet action on Jan. 16 at home.

The Columbians honored senior wrestlers Oliver Bolden, Evan Gleaves, Dorian Graff, Sean Shipley and Charlie Vestal, and the two senior statisticians girls, Hayley Strenke and Kayla Peabody prior to the first dual of the evening.

Rainier and Gervais took turns leading the team scoring in the opening, with the Columbians holding a two-point lead heading into the final match. Gervais won the match by decision to top Rainier by one point.

Winners by fall for the Columbians against Gervais were Trevor LeFebvre (120), Derek Clark (170), and Garrett Dees (220).

Emmett Earlywine (106) and Justice Larson (113)  won their matches by major decision and Graff won by decision at 182 pounds. Tyson Lorentson picked up a forfeit for the Columbians at 195 pounds.

Rainier never trailed in the team scoring against Scio in the second dual of the evening.

Winners by decision for the Columbians were Gleaves (220), Graff (182) and LeFebvre (120) win by major decision.

Winners by fall for Rainier were Tyler Coulter (138), Dees (195), and Bolden (145) in a match that lasted only 49 seconds.

Earlywine (106), Larson (113) and Clark (170) all won by forfeit.

Clatskanie and Rainier Girls Face Off

The Clatskanie High School Tigers fell 37-53 against the Rainier High School Columbians on Friday, Jan. 18, on the Tigers’ home court.

Holly Burghardt led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 17 points. Kori Stavig scored 10 points and Megan Strong and Shelby Weldon each contributed four.

Jaden Thurston was the top RHS scorer with 19 points and five steals. Kaylea Knox made 13 points, seven assists and six steals. Jenny Westlund contributed eight points and Aubree Coffman had six points and eight assists.

“We got off to a slow start in this game, but got better as the game went on. We played pretty well in the second and third quarters. Clatskanie played pretty scrappy and kept the game close for a long time.” said Rainier Coach Doug Knox.

CHS Vs. Oregon Episcopal

Clatskanie lost 23-44 to Oregon Episcopal School (OES) on Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Portland.

Burghardt scored 10 points. Weldon and Strong each made five.

CHS has won five of 12 games for the season.

RHS Defeats Portland Adventist 47-32

The Columbians added another win with a 47-32 victory over Portland Adventist Academy on Thursday, Jan. 17.

Kylee Crape led Rainier in scoring with 16 points, 14 rebounds and six blocked shots.

Knox made 14 points and had eight rebounds and eight assists. Coffman added 10 points.

Coach Knox said, “We got off to a great start in this game, outscoring them 22-8 in the first quarter. We played good pressure defense and shot the ball extremely well in the first half. This was a big win for us, we were tied with them for third in league before we started.”

The Columbians are13-4 on the season 6-3 in league.

The RHS junior carsity (JV) defeated Portland Adventist 28-19. Brandy Thurston scored 11 points.

The Rainier JV were also victorious over Clatskanie 34-20. Hydee Coffman had eight points and Thurston had seven. Rainier JV’s are 10-2 on the season.

RHS Swimmers Compete Well at Aquatic Center

Rainier High School swim team competed at the Astoria Aquatic Center Jan. 17 against teams from Tillamook and Astoria.

Rainier boys beat Tillamook 90 to 77, and  Astoria 98 to 66. Tillamook girls beat Rainier 114 to 30 and Astoria girls beat Rainier 100 to 37.

Rainier results and times were:

Boys 200-Yard Medley Relay A: first,  1:53.18.   Nik Griffith, backstroke; Tyson Griffith, breaststroke;  Nathan Soule, fly, and Jade Feigert, freestyle.

Boys 200-Yard Medley Relay B: fourth, 2:09.63.  Cody Gollihugh, backstroke,  Brian Guisinger, breaststroke; Thomas Thompkins, butterfly, and Carson Nicklous, freestyle.

Girls 200-Yard Freestyle:  Allie Rasmussen, seventh, 3:14.24.

Boys 200-Yard Freestyle: Larry Wallin, seventh, 2:34.93;  Nick Auvil eighth, 2:42.45, and Sean Rosian, ninth, 2:48.28.

Boys 200-Yard IM:  Guisinger, sixth, 2:54.96; Jared Thomas, seventh, 3:15.74.

Girls 50-Yard Freestyle:  Darrian Ragsdale, third, 33.73; Samantha Hallaran, sixth, 35.61;  Elisha Heacock, seventh, 36.48; Bernard, 11th, 44.73.

Boys 50-Yard Freestyle:  Jeremiah Kramberg, first, 25.63; Nicklous fourth, 27.03; Gollihugh, fifth 28.14; Bryan Falls, eighth, 29.73; Brent Moon, ninth, 30.31; Elijah Foultner, 11th, 30.38; Justin Kroff, 12th, 30.84;  Joseph Loidhamer, 14th, 31.71; Evan Zimmer, 15th, 32.38; Logan Crawford, 16th, 33.22; John Roe, 19th, 36.00.

Boys 100-Yard Butterfly: Feigert, first, 57.81, and Nathan Soule, fourth, 1:10.49.

Girls 100-Yard Freestyle: Alya Womack, third, 1:11.57; Ragsdale, fifth, 1:17.99; Hallaran, seventh, 1:18.94; Bruna Moreno, ninth, 1:23.18; Heacock, 11th, 1:30.34; Sarah Probasco, 12th, 1:34.69;  Desiree Bernard placed 13th with a time of 1:47.07

Boys 100-Yard Freestyle: N. Griffith, first; 57.00; Kramberg, third, 59.61; Thomas, 10th, 1:08.62; Falls, 11th, 1:09.49; Wallin, 12th 1:09.61; Kroff, 13th, 1:09.72; Foultner, 14th, 1:10.08; Rosian, 16th, 1:10.32; Zimmer, 18th, 1:13.42; Crawford, 19th, 1:15.37; Moon, 21st, 1:16.42, and Loidhamer, 23rd, 1:18.89.

Girls 500-Yard Freestyle: Womack, 6th, 8:07.27; Rasmussen, 7th, 8:59.70.

Boys 500-Yard Freestyle: Thompkins, second, 6:08.85; Auvil, 5th, 7:31.93.

Girls 200-Yard Freestyle Relay  A: Rainier, third, 2:21.27. Ragsdale, Heacock, Hallaran, Womack.

Girls 200-Yard Freestyle Relay B: Rainier, sixth, 2:40.48.  Probasco,  Bernard, Moreno and Rasmussen.

Boys 200-Yard Freestyle Relay A:  Rainier, first, 1:41.86.  Griffith,  Nicklous, Soule and Feigert.

Boys 200-Yard Freestyle Relay B: Rainier, fourth, 1:57.25. Kroff,  Foultner, Rosian and Kramberg.

Boys 100-Yard Backstroke: N. Griffith, second, 1:04.12; Gollihugh, fifth, 1:11.50; Soule, seventh, 1:14.42.

Girls 100-Yard Breaststroke: Probasco, sixth, 1:56.37.

Boys 100-Yard Breaststroke T. Griffith, first, 1:13.09; Thompkins, third, 1:18.58; Guisinger, fifth, 1:21.11.

Girls 400-Yard Freestyle Relay A:  Rainier, third, 5:40.17.  Rasmussen, Heacock, Hallaran, Ragsdale.

Girls 400-Yard Freestyle Relay B: Rainier, fourth, 6:05.60. Womack, Bernard, Probasco, Moreno.

Boys 400-Yard Freestyle Relay A:  Rainier, first, 3:54.30. N. Griffith, Thompkins, T. Griffith, Feigert.

Boys 400 Yard Freestyle Relay B:  Rainier, fifth, 4:28.84. Falls, Wallin, Foultner, Kramberg.

RHS Wrestlers Win Three Out of Five Duals at Oregon Classic

by Carole Kelley

Rainier’s wrestling team won three of five duals in the 3A division at the Oregon Wrestling Classic, held at the Deschutes County Expo Center in Redmond, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18-19.

Willamina defeated the Columbians, 42-33, in the opening dual of pool action on Friday. Rainier had six individual winners, including Emmett Earlywine (106) by 6-2 decision; Justice Larson (113), 23-second fall; Oliver Bolden (145), second round fall; Garrett Dees (195), and Evan Gleaves (220), both by forfeit, and Jesse Hutchins (285), third round fall.

Rainier defeated Burns, 48-28, in the second dual of pool action, also on Friday. Winners for Rainier were Earlywine (106), first round fall, Larson (113), 12-second fall, Ethan Harrel (120), forfeit, Trevor Lefebvre (126), second round fall, Tyler Coulter (138), second round fall, Oliver Bolden (145), 6-5 decision, Dees (195), 33-second fall; Gleaves (220), 4-2 decision, and Hutchins (285), forfeit.

Coquille beat the Columbians in the final dual of pool action on Friday, 44-30.  Winners for Rainier were Earlywine (106), second round fall; Lefebvre (120), 6-5 decision; Derek Clark (160), second round fall; Dees (195), second round fall; Gleaves (220), 5-3 decision, and Hutchins (285), second round fall. The Columbians finished third in their pool.

On Saturday morning, Rainier defeated Harrisburg, 63-15. Winners for Rainier were Earlywine (106), 5-2 decision; Justice Larson (113), injury default; Josh Larson (132), third round fall; Jeremiah Serna (138), first round fall; Jake Helton (152), forfeit; Derek Clark (160, third round fall; Lorentson (170), forfeit; Charlie Vestal (182), 25-second fall; Dees (195), and Jason Larson (220), both by first round fall and Hutchins (285), forfeit.

Rainier went on to defeat Lakeview, 63-15, in their final dual of the event.

Winners for the Columbians were Earlywine (106), forfeit; Justice Larson (113), first round fall; Lefebvre (120), second round fall; Josh Larson (138), and Coulter (145), both by forfeit; Bolden (152), first round fall,; Clark (160), and Lorentson (170), both by second round fall, Dorian Graff (182), first round fall; Dees (195), 41-second fall, and Hutchins (285), 3-2 decision.

Rainier travels to Colton on Thursday, Jan. 24, for a league dual meet with Colton and Corbett. Action is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

Rainier Special Olympics Athlete to Compete in Korea

Stanley Stimson, a Rainier High School senior and Special Olympics Oregon athlete, will be participating in the Global Youth Activation Summit to be held during the Special Olympics 2013 World Winter Games in PyeongChang, Korea from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5.

The event is designed to bring together young people who are committed to making a difference and promoting social inclusion through the power of sports in their schools and communities.

Flowers ‘N Fluff Leads Bowling Bags League

Flowers ‘N Fluff continues to lead the pack in the Bowling Bags women’s bowling league, a position the team has maintained for most of the season.

Salisbury and Johnson Logging currently hold second and third place.

Johnson Logging bowled over Salisbury 3-1 this week. Tight matches were played by Clatskanie Mini Mart and Flowers ‘N Fluff, West Mart and Bling Gals, and Colvin’s Pub and Grill and Split Enz, each scoring 2-2.

Norma Mitchell of Salisbury bowled the high game score this week of 187, and Wilma Sartin of West Mart bowled the high series of 483.

Current team standings are:

Team: Won/Lost

Flowers ‘N Fluff:   8/4

Salisbury: 8/4

Johnson Logging:   8/4

Clatskanie Mini Mart:   6/6

Bling Gals:   6/6

West Mart:   5/7

Colvin’s Pub and Grill:   4/8

Split Enz:   3/9

Scores by game were:

Salisbury: Norma Mitchell, 431; Tammy Saltmarsh, 369; Jenny Warren, 363; vacancy, 360.

Johnson Logging: Earla Johnson, 387; Lisa Roman, 420; Melody Jacobson, 371; vacancy, 360.

Clatskanie Mini Mart: Celice Carlough, 437; Trina Kynsi, 376; Marty Hooper, 426; Gloria Ahrens, 426.

Flowers ‘N Fluff: Carol Smith, 322; Clella Johnson, 397; Gloria Crape, 417; Mary Quick, 439.

West Mart: Linda DeGandi, 440; Crystal Boothe, 429; Sam Brandt, 473; Wilma Sartin, 483.

Bling Gals: Colleen Wilson, 364; Vickie Kazeck, 340; Alice Lindahl, 439; Hope McGill, 474.

Colvin’s Pub and Grill: Melissa Greer, 402; Toni Davidson, 355; Darlene Brown, 471; vacancy, 360.

Split Enz: Laura Jenkins, 351; Brenda Cottrell, 362; Mary Wheeler, 418; Julie Moore, 399.

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