Rainier High School (RHS) pitcher Oliver Bolden was named Lewis and Clark League Co-Player of the year along with Sam Teague of Valley Catholic.
Bolden was also named first team all-state. Clatskanie High School’s (CHS) Mica Karber and Shaine Warren were named second team all-state. Tiger player German George was third team and Columbian Wes Tripp was honorable mention.
First team all league honors went to RHS’s Bolden and Tripp and Clatskanie’s Warren, Karber, George and Nick Donaldson.
Second team for Rainier were; Adam Langley, Nayt Taylor, Nick Hanks and Ethan Langley. Damien Strowger and Seth Makinson were second team for Clatskanie.
Honorable mention went to Evan Gleaves, Charlie Vestal, Austin Robb and Carson Nicklous of Rainier.
Rainier took second in league and Clatskanie took third. The teams shared the Sportmanship Award and Clatskanie Coach Ryan Tompkins was named Coach of the Year.
The fourth annual Clatskanie High School (CHS) alumni baseball game is scheduled for Saturday, July 6, at the CHS Ron Puzey Field.
All former CHS baseball players are invited to play in the game that is held in connection with Clatskanie’s Heritage Days celebration. Sponsored by the Clatskanie Park and Recreation District, two games and a home-run derby will be held starting at 11 a.m. Players from 1996 and earlier will play at 1:30 p.m. and 1997 and later players will play afterwards.
Even year graduates will play odd year graduates. Contact CHS Coach Ryan Tompkins at email@example.com or call 503 728-2146 ext 2248. A player participation fee of $20 is required with registration by June 15 to reserve a spot. Registration includes a commemorative 2013 Alumni Baseball game T-shirt.
There will be no admission charge for spectators. A barbecue and other concessions will be sold as a fundraiser for the Clatskanie Summer Baseball.
The Rainier High School (RHS) Columbians fell out of the state baseball playoffs Wednesday, May 22, losing 2-8 to Horizon Christian.
Horizon came out to an early lead, scoring all eight of its points in the first inning.
The Columbians were scoreless until the seventh, when they managed two runs.
Wes Tripp had one run-batted-in (RBI).
Nayt Taylor struck out three batters. Oliver Bolden struck out two.
Clatskanie High School’s (CHS) 2013 baseball season ended during the first round of state playoffs when the Tigers fell 1-2 to Bandon on Wednesday, May 23.
The score was tied 0-0 until the top of the sixth inning when Micah McLeod had a leadoff double and Shaine Warren followed up with a run-batted-in (RBI) single.
Bandon answered with a single and a Tiger error led to two unearned runs.
In the seventh inning, with one out and runners on first and second the Tigers were unable to come up with a hit.
CHS ended its season 18-10 and took third in league.
NAMED AS ALL LEAGUE FIRST TEAM players for the Lewis and Clark League are pitcher Katie Burgher (left) and Short Stop Holly Burghardt (right) of Clatskanie High School (CHS).
At a CHS awards banquet on Thursday, May 23, Burghardt was named best hitter and received the golden glove award. Burghardt and Burgher shared the most inspirational award. Catcher Megan Strong received the coach’s award.
“I don’t feel assistant coaches are recognized enough in athletics for all the work they do.” said Coach Gary Kuehl, thanking the assistant coaches, Kim Rogers, Lori Simmons and Heather Strong. Chief Photos by Adam J. Wehrley
WINNING THE 400-METER DASH at the state track and field championships May 23, was Devon Marshall (pictured atop the podium) of Rainier High School (RHS), with a time of 50.03, finishing over a second ahead of the second place runner and setting the fastest 400m time of the year.
The RHS boys took fifth place overall in the meet with 34 points. Marshall took second place in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.5, only .11 second off the winning pace.
Devyn Heflin placed fifth in the 100 meter dash running it in 11.58. He also placed fourth in the 300 meter hurdles running a 41.76. Clay Wimmer (pictured at left) placed seventh in the 400 meter dash with a time of 54.38.
The Columbians took fourth in the boys 4×400 meter relay, with Wimmer, Brian Guisinger, Heflin, and Marshall running the race in 3:34.67. Guisinger was ninth in the 800 with a time of 2:04.59.
Joseph Loidhamer placed ninth in the discus throwing 115 feet, 10 inches. Alex Hisey was 10th in the shot put throwing 42 feet, 10 inches.
“Overall it was a great season for the Columbians,” said Coach Andrew Mott.
Photo Courtesy of Coach Andrew Mott
CLATSKANIE SHOT PUTTER CARLEY LANNAN (left) won the 2013 Oregon State Championship Thursday, May 23, with a throw of 41 feet, 8.5 inches. Lannan placed sixth in the discus with a throw of 108 feet, 8 inches.
Maegan Hunter (right) took eighth place in the javelin throwing 105 feet, 9 inches.
SAFELY SLIDING INTO THIRD BASE on a steal is Rainier’s Megan Hackenberg during the first inning of the Lady Columbians’ opening game of the 2013 3A OSAA state softball championships against Cascade Christian on May 22. Due to wet field conditions in Rainier, the game was moved to Wilsonville High School. Rainier defeated the Lady Challengers, 13-0, to advance to the quarterfinals. Chief Photo by Carole Kelley
EARNING ALL-AMERICAN status for the second consecutive year was Grace Viuhkola (above center) as a result of her performance at the NWACC outdoor track and field 2013 championships held May 20 and 21 in Spokane. Grace took second, for the second year in a row, in the four-kilometer steeplechase event in 11:52.04. She also took fourth in the 1500 meters in a time of 4:56.10. Grace is a sophomore at Clackamas Community College and is the granddaughter of Gary and Lynda Kuehl and Gary and Loretta Viuhkola of Clatskanie.