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Astoria girls run away
with Cowapa League title
VERNONIA — The Knappa
baseball team will enter the
2016 post-season the same way
the Loggers left it in 2015 — as
the team with the best record at
the 2A level.
Knappa closed out league
play with a 6-2, 7-1 double-
header sweep at Vernonia Fri-
day, and will head to the play-
offs with a 21-1 overall record.
Knappa won the league title
with a 17-1 mark, well ahead of
Neah-Kah-Nie (13-5).
In Game 1, “Dale (Takalo)
was certainly the story of the
game,” said Knappa coach Jeff
Miller, as his ace pitcher allowed
just two hits (both in the seventh
Gary Henley/The Daily Astorian
Astoria’s Victoria Kee, center, and Kaylee Mitchell, right,
could be scoring lots of points for the Lady Fishermen track
team later this week, at the OSAA state meet in Eugene.
Freyr in all three events.
Astoria is unmatched in the
ield events, and will be equally
tough on the track.
Natalie Cummings will be
one of the top contenders in
both the 100 and 200 meters at
state, as the junior had the win-
ning times in both events in Sat-
urday’s inals (12.53 and 26.22,
Freshman Gracie Cummings
could be her main challenger
in Eugene, as Natalie’s young
sister inished second in both
Both sisters ran a leg on a
winning relay team, as Asto-
ria’s foursome of Victoria Kee,
Kaylee Mitchell and the Cum-
mings’ won the 400-meter relay
in 50.13 (second-best in Astoria
Astoria sophomore Kaylee
Mitchell scored big points for
the Lady Fish in last year’s
state meet, and is the state’s top-
ranked runner in the 800 meters
this season (and third in the
1,500 meters).
Mitchell won Saturday’s
800 (2:23.07), and the 1,500
There were a few upsets,
as Scappoose hurdler Elea-
nor Jones managed to beat the
favorite coming in, Astoria’s
Andrea Harris, in the 100-meter
On the plus side, Astoria’s
Victoria Kee took second in the
100 (16.83, third-best in AHS
history), and teammate Nara
Van De Grift won the 300-meter
hurdles (47.50, also third-best in
school history), edging Jones.
Scappoose also took irst
in the 1,600-meter relay, nip-
ping favorite Astoria (4:09.60 to
All of Astoria’s state qualii-
ers — with the exception of Kee
and Korff — return next season.
On the boys’ side, the excit-
ing race was the 800, where
Astoria’s Lucas Caruana won in
1:59.20, edging Seaside’s Jack-
son Januik (1:59.23).
The Gulls’ Will Garvin was
a double-winner in the hurdles,
taking the 110’s in 16.00, and
the 300 in 41.23.
More wins for Seaside: Jax-
son Smith in the long jump (20-
11), and Raiden Bowles in the
pole vault (14-1).
Other Seaside state qualii-
ers are Hunter Thompson (sec-
ond in the 1,500) and the 1,600
relay team (Thompson, Januik,
Garvin, Juneau Meyer), second
behind Tillamook. Smith was
also second in the high jump.
Besides Caruana, other Asto-
ria state qualiiers are Tim Bar-
nett (second in the discus) and
Zander Arnold (second in the
shot put).
inning), with 16 strikeouts and
one walk.
“That was the best I’ve seen
him throw, by far,” said Miller,
who now has 299 career coach-
ing victories. “Even though we
didn’t score a lot of runs, it was
one of those game where we
felt safe because he was on the
Knappa had all the runs it
would need after two innings,
with a 3-0 lead.
Jason Miller had three of
Knappa’s 10 hits, while Reuben
Cruz belted his sixth home run of
the season. Twenty-one of Cruz’s
29 hits this year have been for
extra bases. Logan Bartlett was
2-for-2 with a double.
Knappa took another no-hit-
ter into the seventh inning of
Game 2, as Michal Goodman
inished with a one-hitter, with
eight strikeouts and one walk.
Vernonia’s Brett Elliott broke
up both no-hitters, with leadoff
singles in the seventh inning of
both games.
Miller, Takalo and Andrew
Goozee all had two hits apiece
in Game 2 for Knappa, which
will have a week off before
opening the state playoffs.
The Loggers will have home
ield advantage in the playoffs,
all the way until to the inal, June
3 at Volcanoes Stadium.
(Knappa’s nonleague game
Tuesday with Rainier was can-
celed. The Columbians will play
Tuesday at Astoria).
Baseball — Rainier at Astoria, 4:30
p.m.; Warrenton at Clatskanie, 5 p.m.
Softball — Astoria at Rainier, 4:30
Softball — Neah-Kah-Nie vs.
Knappa, 3 p.m., at Pacific U.
Banks 5, Astoria 1
000 000 1—1 7 2
112 100 x—5 8 0
Arnsdorf, Wallace (4) and Helmers-
en; Renne and Herb. W: Renne. L:
Arnsdorf. RBI: Ast, Strange; Banks,
Taylor 2, Partain, Theisen. 2B: Ast,
Strange, Tuimato; Banks, Partain.
HBP: Ast, Helmersen; Banks, The-
isen. LOB: Astoria 6, Banks 9.
Scappoose 11, Seaside 9
000 007 2—9 8 3
Scappoose 060 023 x—11 12 9
Plampin, Wallis (5) and Landwehr;
Nelson, Alioth (6), Parsons (7) and
Gill. W: Nelson. L: Wallis. RBI: Sea,
Bassett, Walsh, Wallis, Landwehr,
Thompson; Scp, Witt 3, Nelson 3,
Parsons 2, Woods, Wack. 2B: Sea,
Wallis, Plampin; Scp, Woods, Witt. 3B:
Scp, Nelson. HR: Scp, Parsons. HBP:
Sea, Thompson; Scp, Parsons. LOB:
Seaside 9, Scappoose 5.
Game 1
Clatskanie 7, Warrenton 0
Clatskanie 005 020 0—7 9 2
Warrenton 000 000 0—0 4 3
McCallister and Ca.Warren; Knight
Braves edge Astoria, 5-1
Indians top the Gulls, 11-9
Knappa wins Logger clash with doubleheader sweep
The Daily Astorian
BANKS — Dalton Renne shut down the
Astoria bats Friday afternoon, as the Banks
pitcher allowed just one run over seven innings,
with nine strikeouts in a 5-1 Braves’ win.
Astoria had seven hits, two each for Ole
Englund and Jasyn Gohl, but the Fishermen did
not score until the seventh, on an RBI double by
Kyle Strange.
Banks inishes as the Cowapa League cham-
pions with a 14-1 record, ahead of Valley Cath-
olic (12-3), while Astoria and Scappoose tie for
third at 8-7.
The Fishermen host a nonleague game with
Rainier at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The Daily Astorian
ST. HELENS — The Asto-
ria girls were just warming up
for their state title run later this
week, easily outdistancing in the
rest of the ield in the Cowapa
League Championships, Thurs-
day and Friday at St. Helens
High School.
While Scappoose won the
boys’ league championship with
145 points, the Lady Fishermen
racked up a whopping 234 to take
the girls’ team title for the second
year in a row, well ahead of sec-
ond-place Scappoose (143).
With a number of top-ranked
competitors — and even more in
the top ive of almost every event
— the Lady Fish will be the big
team favorite at Hayward Field.
Astoria has the potential to
score a record number of points
in the state meet, which begins
Thursday in Eugene (4A com-
petition takes place Friday and
The Lady Fishermen won
13 of the 17 events in the league
meet, hosted by Scappoose.
The big point-scorers
were the usuals for the Lady
Darian Hagemen won all
four events in the jumps, which
included marks of 5-feet, 7
inches in the high jump (tying
her school record); 18-3 in the
long jump (a half-inch off Char-
lene Harber’s school mark);
37-6½ in the triple jump, and
she cleared 10-6 in the pole
Hageman heads into the state
meet as the top-seeded athlete in
all but the pole vault.
Joining her at state will be
teammates Daisy Gayral in the
triple jump (33-10½) and Shrida
Sharma in the pole vault (9-6).
Also favored to win state
titles later this week will be
junior Skadi Freyr, the top-
ranked thrower in the shot put,
and one of the tops in the discus
and javelin.
Freyr won all three last
week, highlighted by a throw of
129-11 in the javelin, and win-
ning marks in the discus (113-6)
and shot put (40-7½).
Senior teammate Halie Korff
will add more points in Eugene,
as she placed second behind
and Watson. W: McCallister. L: Knight.
RBI: Cla, Bochner 2, McCallister,
Karber, Haas. 2B: Cla, McCallister
2, Bochner. HBP: War, Little. LOB:
Clatskanie 7, Warrenton 7.
Game 2
Clatskanie 13, Warrenton 4
Clatskanie 010 242 4—13 9 1
Warrenton 002 100 1—4 6 3
Co.Warren, Karber (6) and Ca.War-
ren; Little, Wilson (7) and Watson. W:
Co.Warren. L: Little. RBI: Cla, Karber
3, Ca.Warren 3, Bochner 2, Co.War-
ren 2; War, Knight, Wilson. 2B: Cla,
Ca.Warren, Karber; War, Watson
2. 3B: Cla, Co.Warren, Ca.Warren.
HBP: War, Burgher, Little. LOB: Clats-
kanie 6, Warrenton 6. DP: Clatskanie.
Game 1
Knappa 6, Vernonia 2
210 011 1—6 10 2
000 000 2—2 2 4
Takalo and Goozee; Morrison and
Elliott. W: Takalo. L: Morrison. 2B:
Kna, Bartlett, Hoover. HR: Kna, Cruz.
Game 2
Knappa 7, Vernonia 1
000 601 0—7 9 2
000 000 1—1 1 1
Goodman and Goozee; Butcher,
Morrison (4), Everett (6) and Everett,
Adams (6). W: Goodman. L: Butcher.
Game 1
Banks 8, Astoria 3
012 000 0—3 8 1
600 200 x—8 15 0
W: Michaela Shaw (2 K’s, 3 walks).
L: Libby DiBartolomeo (3 K’s, 1 walk).
RBI: Ast, Rogers 2; Banks, Schorn
2, Snyder, Partain, H.McCourt, Eck-
hardt. 2B: Ast, DeMander, Abrahams,
DiBartolomeo, Rogers; Banks, Par-
tain. HR: Banks, Partain. LOB: Astoria
7, Banks 4.
Game 2
Banks 9, Astoria 3
002 001 0—3 5 1
203 130 x—9 18 0
W: Kaylin Hernandez (7 K’s, 1 walk).
L: McKailyn Rogers (0 K’s, 3 walks).
RBI: Ast, Mickle, DeMander, Abraha-
ms; Banks, H.McCourt 3, E.McCourt
2, Partain 2, Ragsdale, Schorn. 2B:
Ast, Hougham, Abrahams; Banks,
Ragsdale, Schorn, Davis, Wise,
H.McCourt. 3B: Banks, Partain. HBP:
Banks, Snyder. LOB: Astoria 3, Banks
9. DP: Banks.
Game 1
Clatskanie 9, Warrenton 2
Clatskanie 013 401 0—9 10 2
Warrenton 100 000 1—2 5 5
W: Mackenzie Mitchell (5 K’s, 4
walks). L: Niqui Blodgett (6 K’s, 2
walks). RBI: Cla, Jackson, Miller; War,
Bue. 2B: Cla, Gaylin. LOB: Clatskanie
3, Warrenton 5. DP: Clatskanie; War-
Game 2
Clatskanie 7, Warrenton 4
Clatskanie 211 300 0—7 8 1
Warrenton 101 020 0—4 6 9
W: Macy Simmons (4 K’s, 1 walk).
L: Niqui Blodgett (3 K’s, 2 walks). RBI:
Cla, Jackson, Lindblom, Miller, Mitch-
ell; War, Blodgett 3. 2B: Cla, Warren;
War, Holdiman. 3B: War, Miethe.
LOB: Clatskanie 6, Warrenton 4.
SCAPPOOSE — Seaside cut an 8-0 deicit
to 8-7 in the sixth inning, but the Scappoose Indi-
ans tacked on three runs in their inal at-bat for an
11-9 win Friday.
In Seaside’s sixth inning, Astor Landwehr
had an RBI single, and Dylan Wallis drove in a
run on a double.
The Gulls took advantage of four walks, a hit
batter and nine Scappoose errors in the comeback.
Wallis and Scott Plampin had doubles for the
Gulls, while freshman Payton Westerholm in-
ished 3-for-4.
Gus Nelson and Carson Witt drove in three
runs apiece for Scappoose, while Owen Parsons
had a home run.
Tiger pitchers
strike out Warriors
seven different players. McKailyn Rogers was
2-for-4 with two RBIs and a double. Rylee
DeMander, Mykka Abrahams and Libby DiBar-
tolomeo also each had a double.
Leadoff hitter Makenna Partain led the Braves,
going 4-for-4 with a double and a home run.
Banks broke a 2-2 tie in Game 2 with three
runs in the bottom of the third.
The Braves had 18 hits off two different
Astoria pitchers, while Caitlyn Hougham and
Abrahams had doubles for the Lady Fish, 16-9
Vernonia clinches
NWL softball title
VERNONIA — A Logger softball show-
down Friday in Vernonia resulted in a changing
of the guard atop the Northwest League, as Ver-
nonia is now the title-holder, following a 12-0,
29-5 sweep over Knappa, last year’s champion.
Knappa managed only three hits with seven
errors in Game 1, while Vernonia pitcher Kas-
sidy Fetch struck out three with no walks.
Knappa held an early 2-0 lead in Game 2, but
Vernonia responded with eight runs in the bot-
tom of the irst, then tacked on four in the sec-
ond, three in the third, and 14 runs in the fourth
Alisha Murphy had three of Knappa’s nine
hits, and Kaitlyn Truax drove in four runs.
Payton Wolf had the big day for Vernonia,
going 5-for-6 in Game 2, with four RBIs, three
doubles and three runs scored. Teammate Paige
Smith was 4-for-5, with a double and a triple,
and Alleggra Poetter had four hits, including a
home run and seven RBIs.
Scappoose sweeps Seaside
WARRENTON — The Clatskanie Tigers
showed up with a lack of batting helmets (none),
while the Warrenton Warriors were short on
players (nine) Friday at Huddleston Field.
The Warriors loaned six batting helmets to
the Tigers, but Warrenton still had to play the
doubleheader with just nine players, and that
played a part in helping Clatskanie to a sweep,
7-0 and 13-4.
Clatskanie inishes third in the Lewis & Clark
League baseball standings with a 6-6 record,
while Warrenton (3-9) takes fourth.
The Tigers also swept the three-game league
season series with the Warriors. But to get to the
state playoffs, they will have to do it one more
time, as Clatskanie and Warrenton play a one-
game playoff (5 p.m. Tuesday, at Clatskanie) for
the league’s third seed to state, loser-out.
Meanwhile, the Clatskanie pitchers were
throwing strikes in Friday’s doubleheader.
In all, three Tigers pitchers combined to strike
out 29 batters on the day.
In Game 1, Alex McCallister pitched a
four-hitter, with 13 strikeouts and no walks.
Cole Warren got the win in Game 2, striking
out 14 in six innings of work.
Warren struck out the side in each of the irst
four innings, and struck out two in the ifth and
made the put-out for the third out.
Still, the Warriors led 2-1 through three
innings, scoring on a double steal and a wild
pitch in the third.
Clatskanie answered with eight runs over the
next three innings.
Cole Warren had a triple and Caleb Warren
inished with a double, triple and three RBIs.
Freshman Dalton Knight had three of Warren-
ton’s six hits, while Justice Watson had a pair of
doubles in his inal home game.
Braves hold of
Lady Fishermen
BANKS — The Astoria softball will make
its irst post-season appearance since 2013, as the
Lady Fishermen closed out the league season with
a doubleheader loss at Banks (8-3 and 9-3) to in-
ish third in the Cowapa League standings at 9-6.
Astoria will play a nonleague game Tues-
day at Rainier, then will host a Regional Play-in
game Thursday.
Banks scored six runs in the irst inning of
Friday’s irst game, but Astoria pulled to within
6-3, with two runs in the third.
The Lady Fishermen had eight hits from
SCAPPOOSE — Seaside scored the irst
three runs of the day, but Scappoose scored 38
runs and collected 25 hits in a doubleheader
sweep over Seaside Friday, 26-5 and 12-0, in a
Cowapa League softball regular season inale.
The Indians inish 13-2 in the standings,
behind Banks (14-1), while the Gulls drop to
9-15 overall.
Seaside took a quick lead in Game 1, with
three runs in the top of the irst on consecutive
singles by Whitney Westerholm and Brittany
West, before Scappoose answered with 13 runs
in the bottom of the inning.
The Gulls added two in the second, but Scap-
poose pulled away with four runs in the second
and seven in the third.
Westerholm was 2-for-2 with a double and
two runs scored.
Three Seaside pitchers issued 10 walks and
the Gulls committed eight errors, while Scap-
poose pitcher Kendal Bailey allowed ive hits
with seven strikeouts and two walks.
Allyah Cates had two home runs and Sage
Harrison added two doubles and a homer.
In Game 2, Scappoose pitcher Nicole Dough-
erty allowed just one hit (Paige Ideue) in four
innings, with six strikeouts and no walks.
The Indians highlighted the game with four
home runs in a 10-run third inning, with hom-
ers from Cates (three-run HR), Gabie Krueger
(two-run HR), Hannah Galey (solo) and Harri-
son (two-run HR).
Tigers score softball sweep
WARRENTON — Clatskanie clinched a
second-place inish in the Lewis & Clark League
softball standings Friday, with a 9-2, 7-4 sweep
at Warrenton.
The Tigers came in with just a one game lead
over the Warriors, but inish 8-4 in league, to
Warrenton’s 5-7.
Clatskanie pitcher Mackenzie Mitchell scat-
tered ive hits in Game 1, with ive strikeouts and
four walks.
The Warriors led 1-0 after one inning, before
the Tigers tied the game in the second inning,
then scored three in the third and four in the
Olivia Warren was 3-for-4 with two runs
The Tigers built a 7-2 lead through four
innings of Game 2, before the Warriors rallied
with two runs in the ifth.
Warrenton’s Landree Miethe was 3-for-4
with a triple, two stolen bases and three runs
scored. Kiley Holdiman added a double for the
Warriors, who inish tied with Portland Adven-
tist in the league standings.
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