All-league honors for the 2013-14 basketball season have been awarded by the Lewis and Clark league, with Clatskanie High School (CHS) and Rainier High School (RHS) athletes being recognized.
CHS guard Will Burghardt and RHS guard Jordan Brittain were named second team all-league.
RHS girl’s guard Jenny Westlund received second team honors as well.
Colten Puzey (CHS guard) and Jeff Tripp (RHS post) were got honorable mentions as did CHS girls’ guard Shelby Weldon.
The Rainier girls’ team received the league sportsmanship award.
by Carole Kelley
The Rainier Columbians scored 356 team points, 143.5 points more than second place Scio (212.5), to win the 3A Special Wrestling District #1 team title at Colton High School on Saturday, Feb. 22.
Gervais finished in third place with 193 points, followed by Colton (147), Clatskanie and Warrenton (119) Corbett (117) and DeLaSalle North Catholic (71).
The Columbians also finished the regular, dual meet portion of the league dual meet season undefeated.
Rainier qualified 13 wrestlers to participate at the state tournament, including individual weight class champions for Justice Larson (113 pounds), Emmett Earlywine (120), Ethan Harrel (126), Trevor Lefebvre (138), Tyler Coulter (145), Derek Clark (170), Garrett Dees (195), Jason Larson (220) and Jesse Hutchins (285).
Finishing in second place and also qualifying for the state tournament were Gunnar Brooks (106) and Ryan Schmunk (126).
Third place finishers and state qualifiers were Logan Usher (160) and Tyson Lorentson (182).
Other Rainier wrestlers placing at the district tournament were Dylan Lane, (4th; 120), Jacob Helton (5th; 160), Austin Bruce (5th; 195) and Brian Jacob (220; 6th).
Columbian junior, Justice Larson, was named the Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament for the 103-145 pound weight classes as voted on by the District coaches.
Rainier opens action at the 2014 OSAA/US BANK/LES SCHWAB TIRES 3A State Wrestling Tournament, to be held at Portland’s Memorial Coliseum on Friday, Feb. 28 through Saturday, March 1, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Ticket information, times and the tournament schedule are available on line at www.osaa.org.
Clatskanie Middle School boys basketball players won three out of four games last week.
In Astoria on Feb. 11, the Red team won 53-27, dominating throughout the game.
The Tigers, who led 21-9 at the half, “came out aggressively and played great team defense,” according to Coach Kim Rogers.
Scoring for Clatskanie were Kees Tjaarda 13, Crew Blodgett 10, Ryder Zea 8, Foster Evenson 7, Devon Jones 6, Jaden Corley 4, Joseph Smart and Jacob Moore 2 apiece, and Trevor Maul 1.
The White team won by a similar 48-28 margin, leading 25-9 at the half.
“Lots of playing time for everyone,” said Coach Rogers. “Almost everyone scored. We ran some new diamond defense and ran our offense well.”
Clatskanie scorers were: Crew Blodgett 13, Ryan Watson 9, Dustin Sewald 7, Joseph Christin 5, Devon Jones 4, Foster Evenson 3, Ryder Zea 3, Josh Harris and Jacob Moore, 2 each.
Hosting Rainier on Feb. 12, the Red team led 21-17 at the half and widened the margin to 47-40 for the win.
“The Tigers had payback on their minds,” commented Coach Rogers. “They played hard for four quarters. Awesome team defense! They took the early lead and never looked back.”
Crew Blodgett, demonstrating “a great sense for the ball,” scored 26 points, followed by Foster Evenson, who “worked hard on the glass,” with 10. Devon Jones scored 6, while Kees Tjaarda and Jacob Moore had 2 each, and Jaden Corley scored 1.
The Tiger White team came to play, but late turnovers sealed the win for the Columbians in what Coach Rogers called “a great game.”
Scoring for Clatskanie were Dustin Sewald 14, Josh Harris 12, Crew Blodgett 8, Ryan Watson 7, Foster Evenson 6, Joseph Christin 4, Nate Strong and Devon Jones, 2 each.
The coach credited Harris, Blodgett, Watson, Strong, Christin and Sewald for working hard in all four quarters.
by Carole Kelley
Clatskanie Wrestling finished tied for fifth place and qualified four wrestlers to the state tournament at the 3A Special Wrestling District #1 tournament, held on Saturday, Feb. 22, at Colton High School.
Rainier scored 356 team points to win the team title, followed by Scio (212.5), Gervais (193), Colton (147), Clatskanie and Warrenton (119), Corbett (117) and DeLaSalle North Catholic (71).
Clatskanie’s Chris Puckett won the title at 160 pounds and David Adkinson finished in second place at 170 pounds to qualify for the state tournament.
Third place winners for the Tigers and also qualifying for the state tournament were Travis Puckett at 120 pounds and Cristobal Rojas at 138 pounds.
Dalton Littleton (106) finished in fourth place for Clatskanie, Miroslav Roubal (152) finished in fifth place and Shane Gallagher (132) finished in sixth place.
The Tigers open action at the 2014 OSAA/US BANK/LES SCHWAB TIRES 3A State Wrestling Tournament, to be held at Portland’s Memorial Coliseum on Friday, Feb. 28, through Saturday, March 1, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Ticket information, times and the tournament schedule are available on line at www.osaa.org.
Clatskanie High School athletes and parents are reminded that spring sports practice begins Monday, March 3, for track, baseball and softball.
User fees must be turned into the office and paperwork completed online at https://www.familyid.com/clatskanie-middle-high-school/2014-spring-athletic-registration
SHOOTING FOR THE COLUMBIANS during a league playoff game Wednesday, Feb. 19, is junior post Shelby Saylors. Rainier defeated Warrenton 36-25 and took fourth in league.
The Lady Columbians were defeated 22-36 by Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) on Thursday, Feb. 20, ending their 2013-14 season with a 13-12 record. Chief Photo by Amanda Moravec
TURNING HIS COLTON OPPONENT to his back to score near fall points is Tiger senior, Chris Puckett, during their 160-pound championship finals match at the 3A Special Wrestling District #1 tournament, held on Saturday, Feb. 22, at Colton High School. Puckett went on to win the match by 5-4 decision to win the district title and qualify for the state tournament. Chief Photo by Carole Kelley
RUNNING A SWITCH to score reversal points on his Corbett opponent during the 170-pound championship semifinals, on his way to a 9-8 decision win, is Clatskanie senior David Adkinson at the 3A Special Wrestling District #1 tournament, held on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Colton High School. Adkinson went on to finish second in the weight class and qualified for the state tournament. Chief Photo by Carole Kelley
POSING WITH BOTH the 3A Special Wrestling District #1 team title trophy and the 2014 Dual Meet Team League Champions trophy are the members, stat girls and coaches of the Rainier Columbians wrestling team at the 3A Special Wrestling District #1, held at Colton High School on Saturday, Feb. 22, following wrestling action. Rainier scored 356 team points at the event, topping second place Scio by 143.5 points. Chief Photo by Carole Kelley
QUALIFYING AT THE DISTRICT TOURNAMENT to compete at 2014 OSAA/US BANK/LES SCHWAB TIRES 3A State Wrestling tournament are Rainier’s Trevor Levebvre, Ryan Schmunk, Jesse Hutchins, Tyler Coulter, Jason Larson, Justice Larson, Tyson Lorentson, Emmett Earlywine, Logan Usher, Ethan Harrel, Gunnar Brooks, Derek Clark and Garrett Dees. Action begins at Portland’s Memorial Coliseum at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. Chief Photo by Carole Kelley
PROUDLY HOLDING HIS OUTSTANDING WRESTLER of the tournament for the 103-145 pound weight classes is Rainier junior Justice Larson following wrestling action at the 3A Special Wrestling District #1, held at Colton High School on Saturday, Feb. 22. Larson was also the 113-pound district champion at the event. Chief Photo by Carole Kelley
PLACING 11TH AT STATE in a time of 1:54.47 was the Rainier High School swim team’s boys 200-yard medley relay racers with junior Nik Griffith swimming backstroke; junior Thomas Tompkins, breaststroke; senior Jeremiah Kramberg, butterfly, and freshman, Jonathan Zielinski, freestyle. The state swimming meet was held last weekend at Mt. Hood Community College. “The relay team was excited to make it to state. They did a great job and shaved two seconds off their seeded time,” said Coach Pam Hadlock. I’m very proud of them.” Photo Courtesy of Pam Hadlock
WINNING BY SECOND ROUND FALL over his 126-pound Scio opponent to advance to the championship finals is Rainier junior Ethan Harrel during wrestling action at the 3A Special Wrestling District #1, held at Colton High School on Saturday, Feb. 22. Harrel went on to win the weight class title and advance to the state tournament. Chief Photo by Carole Kelley