MEMBERS of Clatskanie High School (CHS) cheerleading squad performed at halftime for fans at the final CHS home basketball game of the 2012-13 season Friday, Feb. 1. CHS cheerleaders exhibited the skills which have earned them a spot at the state cheerleading championships this weekend. They qualified for the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) cheerleading championships by participating in three eligible competitions. The OSAA champions will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Memorial Coliseum. The competition is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at the CHS cheerleaders, who took second at state last year, will be the 12th group to perform.
The Clatskanie High School (CHS) boys basketball team lost to Warrenton 48-59 on Tuesday, Jan. 29, and 56-67 to Valley Catholic on Friday, Feb. 1.
CHS played at Warrenton Tuesday night and trailed from the first quarter on. The first quarter score was 11-13 Warrenton and 17-28 at the half. At 33-38 it was a five point game at the end of the third, before Warrenton stretched the lead out to 48-59.
Tyler Johnson made 26 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots. German George added 12 points and Kyle Sharek had nine.
“We went into the game with a lot of sick and injured. Still, we played flat.” commented Coach Jim Engen.
“German played well offensively. Hopefully he will get healthy. Tyler shot the ball well, but was limited. I thought he showed a lot of heart. Kyle was steady as always.” noted Coach Engen.
Johnson scored 32 points against De La Salle on Friday, Feb. 1, for his final home basketball game at CHS. Johnson also had nine rebounds and two steals.
The Tigers fell behind in the first quarter, 12-17, and continued to trail throughout the game, with a score of 26-37 at the half. By the end of the third, the score was 35-48 and the final was 56-67.
Justin Krotzer had five points. Colten Puzey made six rebounds and Shaine Warren had five rebounds.
Coach Engen said “We played the fifth-rated team in De La Salle. They are quick and run the floor very well. Our execution was not what it needed to be against their press. We did a much better job in the second half.”
“Tyler did an excellent job driving to the basket, drew a lot of fouls and went 20-23 from the line. Our guards rebounded really well,” commented Coach Engen
The Tigers are 14-8 for the year, 8-7 in league play. The Tigers’ final game of the season will be against Valley Catholic on the Valiants’ home court on Thursday, Feb 7.
The Clatskanie High School (CHS) girls’ basketball team lost 28-41 to Warrenton on Tuesday, Jan. 29, but turned things around and defeated De La Salle North Catholic 51-33 for the final home game of the 2012-13 season on Friday, Feb. 1.
Against Warrenton, senior guard Holly Burghardt scored 12 points and had nine rebounds. Shelby Weldon made nine points and four rebounds. Megan Strong contributed four points and Kori Stavig had three points and made eight rebounds. Jocelyn Dines scored three rebounds, made two assists and had two steals.
In their final home game of the season Friday night, the Tigers defeated De La Salle 51-33. Burghardt celebrated her last game at CHS with 28 points, five rebounds and three assists.
Strong made seven points and had 10 rebounds. Stavig made six and had six rebounds. Christmas Fou had 4, Vanessa Watson and Dines each had three.
The Tigers held the lead throughout the game, ahead 14-2 at the end of the first quarter and 24-16 at the half. The score narrowed to 32-23 by the end of the third. CHS stretched it back out to 51-33 for the victory.
“It was a good night for Holly for her senior night.” commented assistant Coach Heather Strong.
JEDIDIAH WATSON, 9 of Clatskanie took second place in two separate divisions of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the Ground Warrior Submission Challenge at Portland Community College on Saturday, Jan. 19. Competing in the 60-70-pound weight group, Watson fought 14 four-minute matches and recorded the fastest win. Although he has previously competed in other martial arts tournaments, this was Watson’s first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament.
Top teams Flowers ‘N Fluff and Johnson Logging, which are ranked first and second place in the Bowling Bags women’s bowling league, stood their ground as they battled each other in a match this week, each winning two games.
Salisbury is recovering momentum this week. The team slipped from second to fourth place the week before, but is currently in third place after winning 3-1 against Clatskanie Mini Mart.
Bling Gals cut down Split Enz 3-1, and Colvin’s Pub and Grill beat West Mart 3-1.
Earla Johnson of Johnson Logging bowled the high game score this week of 213 and Linda DeGandi of West Mart bowled the high series of 534.
Current team standings are:
Flowers ‘N Fluff: 14/6
Johnson Logging: 13/7
Colvin’s Pub and Grill: 10/10
Bling Gals: 10/10
West Mart: 9/11
Clatskanie Mini Mart: 8/12
Split Enz: 5/15
Scores by game were:
Clatskanie Mini Mart: Celice Carlough, 400; Trina Kynsi, 366; Marty Hooper, 404; Gloria Ahrens, 384.
Salisbury: Norma Mitchell, 465; Tammy Saltmarsh, 350; Jenny Warren, 332; vacancy, 360.
Flowers ‘N Fluff: Carol Smith, 376; Julie Haskins, 432; Clella Johnson, 442; Gloria Crape, 426.
Johnson Logging: Earla Johnson, 477; Lisa Roman, 401; Melody Jacobson, 375; vacancy, 360.
Bling Gals: Colleen Wilson, 323; Vickie Kazeck, 308; Alice Lindahl, 390; Hope McGill, 474.
Split Enz: Laura Jenkins, 304; Brenda Cottrell, 337; Mary Wheeler, 355; Julie Moore, 395.
West Mart: Linda DeGandi, 534; Crystal Boothe, 418; Sam Brandt, 466; Wilma Sartin, 393.
Colvin’s Pub and Grill: Melissa Greer, 411; Toni Davidson, 337; Darlene Brown, 476; vacancy, 360.
by Carole Kelley
Rainier wrestlers tallied 241 points to win the team title at the Dayton wrestling tournament, held on Saturday, Feb. 2 in Dayton. Gervais finished second with 172 points, followed by Dayton, 168; Yamhill-Carlton, 103; Reedsport, 68.5; Corbett, 53, and Amity 41.
The Columbians came away with nine individual weight-class champions including Emmett Earlywine (106 pounds), Justice Larson (113), Trevor Lefebvre (120), Sean Shipley (160), Tyson Lorentson (170), Dorian Graff (182), Garrett Dees (195), Evan Gleaves (220) and Jason Larson (285).
Second place finishers for Rainier were Oliver Bolden (145) and Charlie Vestal (182). Tyler Coulter (138) and Jake Helton (160) both placed third for the Columbians.
Rainier travels to De LaSalle North Catholic on Saturday, Feb. 9, for the final league dual meet of the season. The event begins at 1 p.m. and is a reschedule from earlier in the season.
by Carole Kelley
Rainier defeated Clatskanie, 73-0 and Warrenton, 63-10 in special wrestling district 1 dual meet action on Thursday, Jan. 31, in Clatskanie.
The Columbians had at least one wrestler in 13 of the 14 weight classes while the other two teams did not, resulting in many forfeits in favor of Rainier’s team scores.
In the Clatskanie dual, the Columbians won all four of the wrestled matches. Tyler Coulter won by 16-1 technical fall at 138 pounds, Sean Shipley (160) won by 13-3 major decision, Tyson Lorentson (170) won by 11-1 major decision, and Dorian Graff (182) won by second round fall.
Rainier received forfeit wins for Emmett Earlywine (106), Justice Larson (113), Trevor Lefebvre (120), Ethan Harrel (126), Kyle Harrel (132), Oliver Bolden (145), Garrett Dees (195), Evan Gleaves (220), and Jesse Hutchins (285).
The Columbians won four of the five wrestled matches in the Warrenton dual. Winning by first round fall for Rainier were Lefebvre (120), Shipley (152), and Lorentson (170). Coulter won by 14-12 decision in overtime at 138 pounds.
Receiving forfeit wins for Rainier were Larson (113), Bolden (145), Derek Clark (160) Graff (182), Dees (195), Gleaves (220), and Hutchins (285).
The Columbians, 5-1 in league dual meet action, travel to DeLaSalle North Catholic on Saturday, Feb. 9, to take on Corbett in their final league dual meet of the season. Action is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. This meet is a rescheduled event from Thursday, Feb. 7.
Bringing them to second place in the Lewis and Clark League, the Rainier High School (RHS) girls’ basketball team defeated Corbett 57-32 on Tuesday, Jan. 29, and top-ranked Valley Catholic 52-45 on Friday, Feb. 1, ending Valley’s 22-0 winning streak.
Regarding the Corbett game, Coach Doug Knox said, “We started off well and had an excellent first half with a 33-14 lead at halftime. We played good solid defense and didn’t give them a lot of open shots.”
Kaylea Knox led the Columbians in scoring with 19 points, eight assists and five steals. Jaden Thurston contributed 16 points. Aubree Coffman made 13 points and had five steals. Kylee Crape added five points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots.
Coach Knox stated, “We handled their pressure and handled their aggressiveness as well. I thought we responded very well after they beat us at home in December. This win moves us into a tie for second place in league with Corbett.”
The Lady Columbians handed Valley Catholic their first defeat of the 2012-13 season, upsetting the Valiants’ undefeated record.
“This was a playoff type atmosphere with a big crowd and two of the top teams in the Lewis and Clark League and state.” said Coach Knox. Valley Catholic came into the game ranked number one in the coaches’ poll and with a 22-0 record, Rainier was ranked fifth and had a 17-4 record. RHS has now won eight straight games.
Kaylea Knox continued to lead in scoring with 16 points and had seven assists. Coffman made 14 points and had five assists. Crape contributed eight points and had 14 rebounds. Jenny Westlund made seven points.
“It was back and forth pretty much the whole first half with us leading 24-20 at break. We jumped up by 10 in the third quarter, but Valley Catholic came back, only down 36-35 at the end of third,” said Coach Knox.
He continued, “We built our lead back up to six points and they had to foul down the stretch to try and catch back up. We converted 17 of 25 free-throws and held on to win. I was impressed the way we stepped up our game and played consistent throughout. We had a few too many turnovers (18) than I would like, but they put a lot of pressure on teams.”
Coach Knox credited Westlund for her play off the bench.
“It’s a great win over a very good team!” concluded Coach Knox.
Rainier’s junior varsity (JV) girls defeated Corbett 36-18 on Jan. 29. Alexi Hall had 12 points, Jessica Gibson added six and had eight rebounds.
The JV lost 22-49 to Valley Catholic on Friday, Feb 1. The Columbian JV team is 13-3 for the season.
The 10 girls that make up the Rainier Columbians cheerleading squad will compete at the 1A/2A/3A OSAA (Oregon School Activities Association) state cheerleading championships to be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Portland’s Memorial Coliseum, beginning at 9 a.m. Rainier is scheduled to perform ninth in the first morning rotation. More information about the state championships can be found on the Internet at: http://www.osaa.org/cheer/.
Rainier boys won the Taft Pre-District Invitational swim meet at the Lincoln City Community Center pool on Jan. 29.
Swimming in short course meters, the Columbian boys prevailed over teams fromCentral, Gladstone, Newport, Taft and Tillamook.
Rainier girls took 6th place.
Event results and times for Rainier swimmers were:
Girls 200-meter medley relay A team: 7th, 2:56.45. Samantha Hallaran, backstroke; Allie Rasmussen, breaststroke; Alya Womack, butterfly; Bruna Moreno, freestyle.
Boys 200-meter medley relay A team: 1st, 2:09.15. Nik Griffith, backstroke; Tyson Griffith, breaststroke; Nathan Soule, butterfly; Jade Feigert, freestyle.
Girls 200-meter freestyle: Rasmussen, 11th, 3:25.10; Moreno, 12th, 3:26.61
Boys 200-meter freestyle: Thomas Thompkins, 2nd, 2:29.34; Larry Wallin, 9th, 2:53.98.
Girls 200-meter individual medley: Womack, 11th, 3:26.75.
Boys 200-meter individual medley: Soule, 5th, 2:49.87; Brian Guisinger 10th, 3:08.12
Boys 50-meter freestyle: Feigert, 1st, 25.84; Jeremiah Kramberg, 3rd, 28.02; Cody Gollihugh, 12th, 31.23.
Boys 100-meter butterfly: Soule, 5th, 1:16.59; Nick Auvil, 10th, 1:44.00.
Girls 100-meter freestyle: Hallaran, 12th, 1:25.25
Boys 100-meter freestyle: Feigert, 1st, 59.06; Kramberg. 4th, 1:05.46; Bryan Falls, 5th, 1:05.70; Jared Thomas, 11th, 1:17.08.
Girls 400-meter freestyle: Womack, 7th, 6:23.13; Rasmussen, 11th, 7:35.79.
Boys 400-meter freestyle: Thompkins, 6th, 5:37.81.
Girls 200-meter freestyle relay A team: Rainier, 8th, 2:38.64. Sarah Probasco, Elisha Heacock, Hallaran, Womack.
Boys 200-meter freestyle relay A team: 1st, 1:49.54. Kramberg, N. Griffith, T. Griffith, Feigert.
Boys 200-meter freestyle relay B team: Rainier, 7th, 2:02.79. Carson Nicklous, Elijah Foultner, Tristan Barnes, Thompkins
Girls 100-meter backstroke: Moreno, 10th, 1:49.39
Boys 100-meter backstroke: N. Griffith, 4th, 1:14.32; Gollihugh, 7th, 1:21.86; Falls, 9th, 1:32.70.
Boys 100-meter breaststroke: T. Griffith, 2nd, 1:20.36; Guisinger, 6th, 1:29.01.
Girls 400-meter freestyle relay A team: Rainier, 8th, 6:29.31. Heacock, Probasco, Moreno, Rasmussen.
Boys 400-meter freestyle relay A team: Rainier, 3rd, 4:19.16. N. Griffith, Kramberg, Soule, Thompkins
Boys 400-meter freestyle relay B team: Rainier, 7th, 5:02.81. Foultner, Falls, Jared Thomas, Justin Kroff.