Now 2-1 for the season, the Clatskanie High School (CHS) Tiger varsity football team fell 6-46 to 4A Cascade High School on Friday, Sept. 13.
The Tigers fell behind by several touchdowns in the first and second quarters. In the third, Cedet Bailey made a 33-yard run for Clatskanie’s single score of the night.
Bailey gained 114 yards on 10 carries.
Coach Tim Warren commended Seth Makinson and Micah McLeod for their defensive play. He also gave credit to both the offensive and defensive lines for their effort.
“The kids played hard for four quarters against a very talented football team. We need to continue to get better, and we still have a long ways to go.” concluded Coach Warren.
The Tigers take this Friday off and will host Knappa on Friday, Sept. 27.
The Clatskanie High School volleyball players lost matches against De La Salle and Rainier this week, but continue progressing as a team.
On Tuesday, Sept. 10, the Tigers lost a three game match at De La Salle 7-25, 14-25, 14-25. Coach Heather Strong said, “The scores don’t reflect it but the girls played well tonight. Their communication on the court improved and that is a huge step in the right direction for us. I am proud of their hard work and their improvement each game.”
Coach Strong also stated, “Hallie Blodgett did a good job setting for us tonight. Jewell Penn did a great job in the back row for us.”
On Thursday, Sept. 12, the Tigers hosted Rainier and won the first game 25-19, but lost the next three games 9-25, 12-25, 13-25.
McKenna Clappé had nine kills in the match. “She played really well in the front row for us,” said Coach Strong.
“Shelby Weldon and Saige Anderson had a lot of nice back row digs against Rainier’s strong hitters,” Coach Strong added.
“The Lady Tigers just keep playing better and better. They are really coming together as a team and it is starting to show on the court. They played well against Rainier and I am very proud of each of them,” concluded Coach Strong.
The Rainier/Clatskanie Girls soccer team fell to 0-2 Pleasant Hill on Wednesday, Sept. 11.
Goalie Bethany Mullins played an outstanding game according to Coach Erin Fox. Freshman forward Abby Rosian was recognized by her teammates and coaches as the offensive player of the game.
The girls’ next home game will be on Wednesday, Sept. 25, against Stayton at Rainier Junior/Senior High School.
Cross country runners from Clatskanie High School (CHS) traveled to Silver Falls State Park to participate in the Oktoberfest Invitational on Wednesday, Sept. 11.
Lynn Siltala took fifth place in the girls’ varsity 5200 meter race for the 1A, 2A and 3A division with a time of 27:51. Alyssa Moore ran the race in 35:45 and Brooke Hamilton ran in 37:06.
Isaac Points turned in the fast time for the Tiger boys with a run of 24:59. Other Clatskanie runners were: Chase Berg, 26:30; Griffin Haas, 28:13; Austin Deanhardt, 28:22; Alex Gaylin 30:33; Cole Warren 33:32, and Henry Hunt, 34:10
The Rainier Middle School Volleyball team hosted Vernonia Monday, Sept. 16, for its first volleyball match of the season.
The seventh grade squad won all three games 25-15, 25-20 and 25-9.
Top servers were Taleah Castillo with 25 serves and 19 aces and Rylee O’Brien with 13 serves and 17 aces.
The eighth grade squad also won all three games 25-9, 25-11, 15-8.
Aspen Norman served up nine aces on 15 attempts, and Breana Edwards had eight aces on 13 attempts with zero errors. Both teams are 1-0 for the season and travel to Knappa on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
The Rainier Columbians football team traveled to Scappoose on Friday, Sept. 13 and fell 55-32.
Quarterback Wes Tripp was 8-23 passing with one touchdown pass. Trip also made two rushing touchdowns. He threw two interceptions.
Running back Nick Hanks led the Columbian in rushing with 180 yards in 12 carries, making one touchdown. Jordan Brittain had 18 carries for 121 yards, one touchdown reception and one touchdown run.
Coach Mike King credited Jesse Hutchins and Jason Larson for playing great overall games.
“I’m happy with our overall effort, we had some chances and weren’t able to capitalize on them,” said Coach King. “They have a lot of team speed, that gave us some problems.”
Demonstrating intensity and communication, the Clatskanie varsity volleyball game won the first game against Warrenton 25-22 in a home match Tuesday, Sept. 17, then lost the next three games 18-25, 4-25, 11-25.
Leading the Lady Tigers were Danielle Berntsen with four kills, McKenna Clappé with two kills and two blocks, and Hallie Blodgett, who served two aces.
“The girls had a great first game,” said Coach Heather Strong. “We are working on keeping that intensity and communication going through the rest of the match.
The Tiger girls travel to Valley Catholic on Thursday, then play in a tournament in Vernonia on Saturday. They will host Corbett on Tuesday, Sept. 24.
“This is the second race this season where she’s been in the top 10!” exclaimed Coach Amber-Dawn Ingwerson.
Coach Ingwerson noted the large number of personal and course records set by Clatskanie runners, “Some ran four minutes faster today than they did last year.”
“The team is really growing in their running strength.” she added.
In the boys’ race Isaac Points ran the 5000 meters in 20:29, followed by: Chase Berg, 20:49; Austin Deanhardt, 21:27; Griffin Haas, 22:35; Alex Gaylin, 23:31; Thomas Shelby, 24:48; Henry Hunt 26:02, Trask Hill, 26:09; Cole Warren, 27:14, Tommy Miller, 27:16, and Lukas Roubal, 30:57.
Alyssa Moore ran 27:52 for the girls and Brooke Hamilton ran 27:56.
The Tigers’ next meet is Saturday, Sept. 21, at Camp Rilea.
MICAH MCLEOD RUSHES for a gain against Cascade High School Friday night, Sept. 13. In the end the Tigers fell 6-46 against the larger 4A team. Chief Photo by Adam J. Wehrley
TIGER OUTSIDE HITTER Olivia Carver fired one across the net and above the block of two Rainier players during the Clatskanie-hosted volleyball match Sept. 12 Standing by for action at the net are Tigers Mckenna Clappé (12) and Saige Anderson (4). Chief Photo by Deborah Steele Hazen
GOING AIRBORNE FOR THE KILL, was Rainier’s MaKenzie Jahn (4) during the Lady Columbians victory over Clatskanie Sept. 12 in the Tiger gym. The Rainier girls won the match 3-1, with the Lady Tigers taking the first game. Chief Photo by Deborah Steele Hazen