Sweeping a doubleheader, the Clatskanie High School baseball team defeated Gervais 17-1 and 6-1.
German George got the win on the mound for game one. He pitched three innings, and allowed zero runs and struck out 6.
At the plate, Mica Karber was 2-4 with three runs and two runs batted in (RBI). Nick Donaldson was 2-3 with three RBIs.
In game two, Clatskanie won 6-1. Karber got the win, allowing no hits and striking out three in four innings. Thomas Shelby pitched well in relief.
Kyle Sharek was 2-4 with an RBI and three stolen bases. Mica McLeod had an RBI double.
For the day, Tiger pitchers only allowed two runs on five hits.
Tigers Fall to Astoria
The Tigers traveled to Astoria on Monday, March 18, and were defeated 7-3.
The game was tied 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning, until Astoria scored four runs to reach the 7-3 victory.
According to Coach Ryan Tompkins, the Tigers squandered bases loaded situations in the second and third innings
Mica Karber was 2-3 with an RBI double and Shaine Warren was 1-2 with two RBIs.
Clatskanie was scheduled to play at Horizon Christian on Tuesday, March 19. Next week the Tigers travel to Scottsdale, Ariz. over spring break to play five games in the Salt River Classic.
The Clatskanie High School (CHS) girls’ softball team won both games of a doubleheader against Gervais 11-5 and 16-6 on Saturday, March16.
The game had been scheduled as a home game for the Tigers, but was moved to Gervais.
Katie Burgher pitched all seven innings of the first game with 11 strikeouts and only three walks. She batted 2-4 with four runs batted in (RBI).
“Megan Strong was stellar behind the plate. It was a vast improvement from previous games and she appeared more comfortable.” said Coach Gary Kuehl.
“Kiersten Sermino had a solid game. 2-4 at bat with two stolen bases.” Coach Kuehl stated.
Burgher pitched another strong game for the 16-6 victory, which only ran five innings. She struck-out eight and again had three walks.
“Megan Strong got stronger behind the plate with two put-outs at second and two plays at home that really stood out,” said Coach Kuehl. Sermino was 2-3 at the plate and had two stolen bases. Brittney Abbott was 2-2 at the plate.
“We are really proud of what the team accomplished at Gervais. In the second game we started five freshman, two sophomores and two juniors with only one of those girls having any varsity playing experience. The coaches are really proud of how the girls played Saturday. They stayed focused and were able to come away with some wins.” concluded Coach Kuehl.
In a home game that lasted only five innings, Rainier High School (RHS) softball players skunked Knappa while crossing home plate 26 times on Thursday, March 14.
Sarah Probasco was 3-5 and had five runs batted in (RBI). Kaylea Knox 2-4 made four RBIs with one home run. Jessica Gibson 3-4 had four RBIs. Shelby Saylors 2-4 and Shianne Clark 4-5 each had three RBIs. Geneva Clarke 3-4 contributed 2 RBIs.
Jessica Gibson pitched two innings and struck out four Knappa players. Sarah Probasco pitched two innings with three strike-outs. Samantha Hallaran pitched one inning and had two strikeouts.
The Lady Columbians won a narrower (6-5) victory against Blanchett Catholic in Salem on Saturday, March 16.
Kylee Crape went 2-4, had three RBIs and one home run. Clarke 1-4, Saylors 1-4 and Shianne Clark 1-3 each added one RBI, and Knox went 2-4
Crape pitched all seven innings for the win, striking out seven.
West Mart pulled further into the lead this week in the Bowling Bags women’s bowling league, striking down Split Enz 4-0.
Colvin’s Pub and Grill clings to second, despite losing to Bling Gals 1-3 this week.
Bowling over Salisbury 4-0, Flowers ‘N Fluff nudged into third place, followed by Johnson Logging which was beat 0-4 by Clatskanie Mini Mart.
Wilma Sartin and Gloria Ahrens tied for the high game score this week with 179, and Linda DeGandi bowled the high series of 473.
Current team standings are:
West Mart: 29/15
Colvin’s Pub and Grill: 25/19
Flowers ‘N Fluff: 24/20
Johnson Logging: 24/20
Clatskanie Mini Mart: 22/22
Bling Gals: 19/25
Split Enz: 15/29
Scores by game were:
Bling Gals: Colleen Wilson, 376; Vickie Kazeck, 349; Alice Lindahl, 401; Hope McGill, 471.
Colvin’s Pub and Grill: Melissa Greer, 343; Toni Davidson, 290; Darlene Brown, 452; vacancy, 360.
Split Enz: Laura Jenkins, 324; Brenda Cottrell, 294; Mary Wheeler, 342; Julie Moore, 381.
West Mart: Linda DeGandi, 473; Crystal Boothe, 421; Sam Brandt, 471; Wilma Sartin, 455.
Clatskanie Mini Mart: Trina Kynsi, 392; Marty Hooper, 444; Gloria Ahrens, 447; Diane Grumbois, 406.
Johnson Logging: Earla Johnson, 443; Lisa Roman, 386; Melody Jacobson, 372; vacancy, 360.
Flowers ‘N Fluff: Carol Smith, 395; Julie Haskins, 397; Clella Johnson, 393; Gloria Crape, 411.
Salisbury: Norma Mitchell, 354; Tammy Saltmarsh, 261; Jenny Warren, 333; vacancy, 360.
A baseball camp for students ages 7-15 is being held by the Clatskanie High School baseball team on Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Clatskanie Middle/High School (CMHS).
Activities include competitions and prizes, and participants will be provided with a hot dog lunch.
Cost is $10, or free with parent participation in the Little League work day being held during the event. Proceeds from the camp will benefit Clatskanie youth baseball programs.
Registration in advance is requested for planning purposes. E-mail the student’s age and name to email@example.com or bring completed registration forms to the CMHS office.
Those with questions should call 503 728-2146, extension 2248.
DELIVING A PITCH in the second inning of a Banks-hosted non-league baseball game with Rainier is Columbian Nayt Taylor as Wes Tripp and Carson Nicklous await further action. Rainier won the contest in five innings, 14-3 on Monday, March 18. Chief Photo by Carole Kelley
BRINGING HOME A THIRD PLACE IN THE NATION TITLE, Clatskanie High School (CHS) cheerleaders hold their trophy after the event at Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park, Calif. on Saturday, March 16.
Twelve squad members and four coaches raised funds to attend the National Cheerleaders Association West Coast Classic, after they took second place at the Oregon State cheerleading championships on Feb. 9.
Pictured from the left are: (back row) Breeann Hendricks, Mckenna Clappé, Hailey Hopstad, Jaqueline Clark, Sadie Harkins, Kateland Waterman; (front row) Tana Johnson, Zia Wiles, Patricia Candela, Megan Strom, Kaitlyn Carson and Maegan Hunter. Coaches Chris Boothe, Mary Schulte, Kandice Schulte and AnneMarie Schulte are not pictured. Photo Courtesy of Chris Boothe
CLATSKANIE’S 8TH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL team won 46 of 51 games in tournament play over the season. The boys played in 10 tournaments, winning eight titles and taking second in the other two.
Over the past five years the Tiger tournament team has played 250 games and won over 180. Coach Gary Points said, “This group of boys worked hard in practice and played great team basketball.” The boys are one of the top 8th grade teams in the state and qualified for the Oregon Middle School state tournament.
“I’m excited to watch these boys over the next four years as they continue to grow and succeed. This group of boys are champions off and on the court.” added Coach Points.
Pictured with their trophies and medals from left are: Dustin Luquetee, Will Burghardt, Isaac Points, Calib Warren, Cooper Starkel, Job Karber, Jaren Reeves, Dawson Howard and Tony Simmons. Bradley Hudson is not pictured. Photo Courtesy of Coach Gary Points