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Rainier Defeats Clatskanie, Both Head to Playoffs

Despite losing a league playoff game 0-5 to Rainier High School (RHS) Thursday, May 22, the Clatskanie High School (CHS) Tigers retained the second place title for the Lewis and Clark League.

The Columbians scored single runs in each of the first three innings. In the seventh, Rainier scored two more for the win.

RHS’s Carson Nicklous pitched seven innings without allowing Clatskanie a single run, striking-out seven Tigers.

CHS’s German George pitched well in defeat striking-out nine Rainier batters.

Despite the loss, the Tigers’ 12-3 league record earned them the second in league title.

Tigers Fall 3-13 to Kennedy 

In what Coach Ryan Tompkins called, “a tune up to the state playoffs,” the Tigers lost 3-13 to Kennedy High School in Salem on Friday, May 23.

There was no score until the bottom of the third when Kennedy scored four runs with two outs on six consecutive singles.

Clatskanie got on the board in the fifth with three runs on a pair of hits by George and Mica Karber.

Kennedy continued to score runs in the fifth and sixth for the win.

CHS had six hits to the Trojans 14.

Ranks and Playoffs

The Tigers finished eighth in the Oregon State Activities Associations’ (OSAA) 3A ranking systems and will host number nine Blanchet Catholic on Wednesday, May 28, at 5p.m. Fans are reminded that there will be an admissions charge of $6 for adults and $4 for students.

Rainier is ranked 19th and earned the 15th seed in the state tournament. The Columbians face second-ranked Cascade Christian on Wednesday, May 28, in Medford.

Second round games will be announced for Friday, May 30, will be announced based on the results of first-round games.

Rainier and Clatskanie Softball Teams Head to State

With a 12-0 league record and the number three slot in the Oregon School Activities Association’s (OSAA) 3A ranking system, the Rainier Lady Columbians start the 2014 state championship tournament Wednesday, May 28.

Rainier’s first round game is against 11th-ranked Harrisburg at 4:30 at Rainier High School (RHS)

CHS softball earned a state berth with a 6-6 league record and an 8-2 league playoff victory over Warrenton.

The Tigers start the state tournament in the 15th seed with a first round game in Dayton, Wednesday, May 28.

Second round games will be played Friday, May 28, with schedules based on first round results.

Tigers Place at State Meet

Clatskanie High School (CHS) jumper and sprinter Cedet Bailey made a third place long jump of 21’1.25 at the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) 3A state championship meet in Eugene on Friday, May 23.

CHS sprinter Codi Blodgett placed fourth in the finals of the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.35. In a preliminary race Blodgett ran 11.12, a time only bested twice this season.

The CHS boys 4×100 relay team of David Adkinson, Blodgett, Chris Puckett and Bailey placed sixth with a time of 45.02.

Columbians Compete at State Meet

With a high jump of 6’ even, Cody Gellatly brought a fifth place medal home to Rainier High School (RHS) from the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) 3A state championship meet in Eugene on Friday, May 23.

Fellow RHS high-jumper Veera Moilanen placed seventh for the girls, with a jump of 4’8.

Freshman Julia Patterson threw the discus 69’5 for 10th place.

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