The Clatskanie High School (CHS) cross country team opened its 2013 season participating in the Ultimook Invitational at the Tillamook Hydrangea farm, joining hundreds of competitors from across Oregon.
The course featured a path through the hydrangea farm, large mud pit, creek crossing and a steep hill. The varsity boy’s race had 172 competitors from 1A-4A schools.
Coach Amber-Dawn Ingwerson said, “Fun meets such as this one are the team’s favorite way to kick off the season.”
Isaac Points led the Tigers in the varsity boys 5000 meter race with a time of 22:57. Other CHS runners were: Chase Berg, 23:58; Austin Deanhart, 24:12; Griffin Haas, 25:29; Trask Hill, 25:29; Alex Gaylin 25:56, and Thomas Shelby, 29:01.
In the girls varsity 5000 meter race, Lynn Siltala took 14th place out of 143 runners with a time of 24:47. Alyssa Moore ran the race in 30:51, and Brooke Hamilton had 33:51.
For the junior varsity boys 5000 meter the runners were: Cole Warren, 29:05; Henry Hunt, 30:56; Lukas Roubal, 31:09, and Tommy Miller 32:14.
In what Coach Ingwerson called the highlight of the day, eighth grader Jacob Moore took sixth place out of 78 runners in the middle school boys 3000 meter race with a time of 12:15.
Other middle school runners were: Justin Gwinner, 15:17, and Joseph Smart. 19:40.
The Tigers were scheduled to travel to Silver Falls State Park on Wednesday, Sept 11, for the Oktoberfest Invitational.
In their second game of the 2013 season, the Rainier Columbians fell 12-15 to Blanchet Catholic in a home game Friday, Sept 6.
“We just made too many mistakes” explained Coach Mike King, “We turned the ball over three times and had six costly penalties. Even with all the miscues we had opportunities and couldn’t convert.”
Quarterback Wes Tripp went 8/15 passing for two touchdown, but also threw two interceptions.
Jordan Brittain gained 59 yards on nine with one touchdown reception. Austin Rob made four catches for 61 yards. Jacob Helton caught a 50-yard pass for a touchdown.
“Defensively we played solid for a half. Tackling was an issue in the second half” said Coach King.
The Columbians travel to Scappoose this Friday, Sept. 13, and play at 7 p.m.
The Clatskanie High School (CHS) varsity football team is off to a winning start with a 30-22 victory over Tillamook on Friday, Aug. 30, and a 18-16 victory over Horizon Christian on Friday, Sept. 6.
The Cheesemakers out threw and out passed the Tigers in the opening quarter of the 2013 season on the Tillamook field, taking a 14-0 lead before CHS answered with a seven-yard rush by running back Micah McLeod to close the first quarter 14-7 Mooks.
Colten Puzey ran a 72-yard touchdown in the second, backed up by an extra point kicked by David Adkinson, tying the game 14-14 at the half.
Both teams went scoreless in the third, but Tillamook opened the fourth with a touchdown and a two-point conversion.
McLeod answered for the Tigers with a 15-yard run and a two-point conversion tying the game again.
Late in the fourth, Cedet Bailey pushed the ball in with a three-yard run and made the two point conversion for a 30-22 win.
On offense quarterback Nick Donaldson made four rushes for 49 yards and threw 4/8 for 42 yards passing.
Puzey had 129 yards rushing on 10 carries. McLeod carried the ball 19 times for 121 yards. Bailey gained 82 yards on seven carries.
“The offensive line played well all night. They dominated the line of scrimmage.” said Coach Tim Warren.
“It was a good team defensive effort. I was really proud of the team’s ability to come back after going down by 14 points in the first quarter.” Coach Warren commented.
Clatskanie 18, Horizon Christian 16
With only two minutes down in the first quarter Horizon Christian took a 16-0 lead as a result of a Clatskanie turnover on the Horizon Christian field. Despite the Hawks’ early momentum, the Tigers shut down their offense for the rest of the night.
On Clatskanie’s second possession, the Tigers scored on a 29-yard pass from German George to Puzey. Extra point failed ending the first quarter 16-6 Hawks.
In the second quarter, Puzey had a 22-yard-run for a second touchdown. At halftime the score was 16-12.
The third quarter was scoreless.
Bailey gained the winning touchdown on a seven-yard run and the Tigers won 18-16.
Coach Warren said, “Horizon’s defense was very aggressive and we struggled at times, but I love my kids’ tenacity and work ethic that kept us in the game and allowed them to come out on top.”
George was 4/9 passing for 82 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
The Tigers rushed for 193 yards, led by Puzey, who had 10 carries for 91 yards. Bailey carried 15 times for 76 yards, one touchdown and McLeod had seven carries for 26 yards.
Adkinson led the defense with seven solo tackles and three assisted tackles. “David played with aggression and made some instrumental defensive plays for us.” said Coach Warren.
He also credited the defensive line led by Sawyer Weldon and Austin Haas for pressuring the Horizon quarterback, leading to four interceptions in the second half, two by Makinson and one each by Puzey and Cody Blodgett.
“As a whole, outside of the first five minutes of the game where I had put them in a couple bad spots, our defense rose up and dominated the football game,” said Coach Warren.
The Tigers’ first home game of the season is this Friday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. against Cascade High School.
“Despite the losses, the girls are continuing to improve every game,” said Coach Heather Strong regarding Clatskanie High School (CHS) girls volleyball team’s losses to Knappa, Vernonia and at the Neah-Kah-Nei tournament last week.
The Lady Tigers played at Knappa on Wednesday, Sept. 4. CHS lost in three games; 18-25, 14-25, 20-25.
CHS hosted Vernonia on Thursday, Sept 5, losing 7-25, 13-25, 12-25.
“They are working together and we are looking forward to some success this season. We start league play next week and the girls are ready to play,” commented Coach Strong.
The Tigers played at the Neah-Kah-Nie tournament on Saturday, Sept. 7. They won one game and lost three in pool play. “Our last match of the tournament was the best the girls have played so far this season,” said Coach Strong.
She commended Saige Anderson and Demi Farbo for their serving at the tournament.
McKenna Clappé and Shelby Weldon both were credited for well-placed hits in the last match.
“Things are slowly starting to come together for the girls and I am very proud of their hard work and great effort in becoming a team.” concluded Coach Strong.
The Tigers will host Rainier on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m.
The following captions were printed along with their corresponding photos in the September 12, 2013 issue of The Clatskanie Chief.
TRUDGING THROUGH THE MUD at the Ultimook cross country race in Tillamook, Clatskanie High School runners Thomas Shelby (left) and Alex Gaylin (right) opened the 2013 season on Saturday, Sept. 7. Mud caused Shelby to lose a shoe allowing Gaylin to catch up. Photo Courtesy of Amber-Dawn Ingwerson
RAINIER WIDE RECEIVER Jordan Brittain runs a long punt return against Horizon Christian Friday night, Sept 6. Later in the first quarter Brittain scored a touchdown for the Columbians on a pass from quarterback Wes Tripp. Errors and penalties cost Rainier the game and they fell 12-15. Rainier travels to Scappoose this Friday, Sept. 13. Chief Photo by Amanda Moravec
RUNNING AGAINST THE HAWKS, Clatskanie High School (CHS) running back Micah McLeod receives a handoff from quarterback German George as the Tigers fought an aggressive Horizon defense on their way to an 18-16 victory Friday, Sept. 6. Photo Courtesy of Kelli Puzey
CLATSKANIE HIGH SCHOOL middle blocker McKenna Clappé goes up against Vernonia during a home match Thursday, Sept 5. The Tigers host Rainier Thursday, Sept 12, at 6:30 p.m. Chief Photo by Amanda Moravec