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THE DAILY ASTORIAN • MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
Gary Henley | Sports Reporter
Januik, Westerholm earn highest awards
By GARY HENLEY
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It was a perfect ending to a great
season last week for the Seaside bas-
The state champion Seaside boys
swept the individual honors with
the announcement of the Class 4A
all-state squad, as Bill Westerholm
earned state Coach of the Year hon-
ors, while senior Jackson Januik
picked up the 4A state Player of the
Year award for the second year in a
Senior Hunter Thompson was
named honorable mention.
For the Seaside girls, senior
Maddi Utti was named first-team all-
state, and was in the running for state
Player of the Year, ultimately won by
Sutherlin’s Taylor Stricklin.
“We had our banquet last week,
coach (Gene) Quilhaugh came down
and spoke, and we gave out all the
awards,” Westerholm said. “It was
a real nice deal. Our season-ending
banquet usually doesn’t last that long.
We just hand out the awards and that’s
it, but we had a lot of fun this time.”
As it should be.
The Gulls won their first ever state
championship March 11, when they
defeated Valley Catholic 71-63 at
Forest Grove High School.
Januik scored a game-high
29 points, with six assists and
six rebounds, playing the entire
He will technically have one more
game as a high school player, as
Januik, Thompson and Attikin Babb
will all take part in the Oregon Ath-
letic Coaches Association all-star
series, June 16 and 17 in Eugene and
After that, Januik’s next stop will
be George Fox University, where he
will play next season.
Januik had narrowed his choice of
colleges to George Fox, Whitworth
and Eastern Oregon. In the end, he
wanted to be a Bruin.
“George Fox just seemed to work
out best,” Westerholm said. “It’s a
good opportunity, a good fit, and he
will be able to contribute right away.
They really wanted him. The coach
(Maco “Shark” Hamilton) just fin-
ished his fourth year there, and hope-
fully Jackson will help him get to
where he wants the program to go.”
Westerholm was hoping a few big
colleges had taken notice of Januik.
“Part of it is playing 4A, and also
being 5-8,” he said. “They just don’t
see the competitive drive that he has,
or the work ethic. I’m not sure you’re
going to find a kid who works harder
than Jackson. I’d like to see how he
would do against some 6-4 guys.
Jackson could have 15 assists per
game, because he’s not a kid who has
to score. He’s unselfish and he’s not
in it for the glory. He just does what-
ever it takes to win.”
Daily Astorian/File Photo
Seaside’s Jackson Januik celebrates
just seconds after the Gulls defeated
Valley Catholic in the 4A state cham-
pionship game in March. Januik is
headed for George Fox University.
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KNAPPA — Six games into
the league season, and the Knappa
softball team is already running
away with the Northwest League.
Not only are
the Lady Log-
in league play
averaging 16 runs
per game in league,
and winning by an average of
11.8 runs per contest.
are currently tied for second
in league at 1-0, far behind
Knappa’s most recent victim
was Nestucca, as the Lady Log-
gers pounded the Bobcats for the
third time in four days, 14-0 and
21-3 in a doubleheader Friday at
Katie Denny, Aiko Miller,
Kaitlyn Truax and Madelynn
Weaver all had big days for
Knappa, which improved to 7-10
overall, while Nestucca falls to
In Game 1, Weaver hit a pair
of two-run home runs, Truax
was 3-for-3 with three RBIs, and
Denny was 2-for-3.
Truax had a solo homer in
Game 2 and drove in five runs;
Miller was 2-for-3; and Jaden
Miethe went 2-for-5 with a dou-
ble and five RBIs.
Weaver pitched four innings of
Game 1, while Paris Vanderburg
tossed three innings of Game
2, allowing three hits with five
The Loggers have scored 172
runs on the season, third-most at
the 2A level.
Krissy Barendse-Goodman/For the Daily Astorian
Knappa starter Michal Goodman zeroes in on the strike zone in Friday’s first game against Nestucca.
Loggers sweep Nestucca
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KNAPPA — The Knappa
baseball team scored two hard-
earned — and much-needed —
wins over the Nestucca Bobcats
Friday, 7-2 and 3-0, as the Log-
gers bounced back from a loss to
the ’Cats earlier in the week.
No one has played the Log-
gers closer in league play than
Nestucca over the last two years.
Of Knappa’s three league losses
over their last 84 league games,
two have come against the
“I have to tip my cap to
Nestucca,” said Knappa coach
Jeff Miller. “They didn’t have
a lot of hits in any of the games
we played this week, but their
pitchers throw strikes and their
defense makes plays. They made
some great defensive plays this
The Loggers only had two
hits in their loss at Nestucca
Tuesday, but pounded out 11 hits
in Game 1 Friday.
Reuben Cruz had the big
blast, a two-run homer in the
fifth that snapped a 2-2 tie after
Andrew Goozee, Mason
Hoover, Eli Takalo and Colton
Weirup all went 2-for-3 in
Game 1, while Michal Good-
man started on the mound, and
was relieved by Hoover with the
bases loaded and no outs in the
Hoover struck out the first
two batters he faced to help get
out of the inning.
“That’s the third time this
season Mason has come on in
relief with the bases loaded and
less than two outs,” Miller said.
“He came on and did a great
The Loggers helped their
pitchers with three double plays,
in the second, third and fifth
Knappa tacked on three runs
in the sixth, when the Bobcats
committed two of their three
Cole Strober took the com-
plete-game loss for Nestucca.
Mitchell Richwine pitched
another complete-game for the
’Cats in Game 2, but Knappa
scored a run in the second and
two in the third.
Dale Takalo had a single and
scored on a base hit by Hoover
for the first run.
In the third, Jason Miller
reached on an error, advancing
all the way to third on an errant
throw, then scored on a wild
pitch; and later in the inning,
Dale Takalo walked, stole two
bases and scored on a wild pitch.
“Just good heads-up base
running,” coach Miller said.
Eli Takalo had two of Knap-
pa’s six hits, while Kaleb Miller
and Dale Takalo combined on
a three-hit shutout, with Miller
picking up the win.
Nestucca center fielder Gabe
Garcia robbed Cruz of a big hit,
making a catch while heading
into the fence in center on a full
sprint, which Miller called “the
greatest high school catch I’ve
The Loggers (5-1) have a
two-game lead in the Northwest
League standings, over sec-
ond-place Neah-Kah-Nie (3-3).
Knappa has a three-game
series with Gaston (0-3) sched-
uled this week. Tuesday’s game
at Knappa will start after the
softball game, due to a shortage
Tillamook softball tops Hageman wins twice at
Seaside in 10 innings
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SEASIDE — Tillamook won a
marathon contest in Game 1, 3-2,
then cruised to an 11-0 victory over
Seaside in Game 2, in a Cowapa
League softball doubleheader Fri-
day at Broadway Field.
In one of the Cowapa’s most
exciting games of the league sea-
son, the Cheesemakers and Gulls
were tied 2-2 after four innings,
followed by five straight scoreless
innings, before Tillamook scored a
run in the top of the 10th.
Tillamook’s Jennifer Tuatagaloa
had a leadoff double, took third on
a wild pitch, and scored on a double
by Lexie Zuercher.
Tillamook pitcher Lili Vogel
pitched both games for the Chee-
semakers, picking up two victories
despite striking out just two batters
in 15 innings pitched.
Six different players had two
hits apiece for Tillamook in Game
1, in which the Cheesemakers had
14 hits but stranded 11 base runners.
Jetta Ideue did all she could
for the Gulls in the opener, going
3-for-4 at the plate and driving in
both runs on a double in the third
inning, scoring GeriAnn Klaffke
and Mica Paranal.
Vogel allowed seven hits with
just one strikeout and one walk.
Ideue threw 145 pitches and
took the loss, giving up 14 hits with
11 strikeouts and three walks.
After throwing 97 pitches and
picking up the win in Game 1,
Vogel tossed a five-hit shutout in
Game 2, with one strikeout and no
Offensively, Tillamook had 18
hits and broke the game open with
four runs in the fourth inning and
three in the fifth.
Maddie Reeves and Devanie
Donaldson both had three hits for
the Cheesemakers, who had eight
doubles in Game 2, two apiece for
Reeves and Donaldson. Makinley
Johnson added a home run.
toss of 37 feet, 1 ½ inches to win the
shot put, finishing ahead of athletes
GRESHAM — The North Coast from Klamath Union, Centennial, Bar-
had several athletes competing in the low, Roosevelt, Aloha, and a host of
Centennial Invitational Saturday, and athletes from 5A and 6A schools.
Hoekstre also placed
Astoria and Seaside ath-
12th in the discus.
letes won a combined three
events in the 53rd annual
Former Astoria athlete
big school track meet in
Kaylee Mitchell — now
a junior at Sprague High
Leading the way was
School — won the 800
Astoria junior Darian Hage-
meters in a personal best
man, who won two of the
jumping events. She soared
On the boys’ side, Asto-
16 feet, 10 inches to take the
ria junior Tim Barnett took
long jump (ahead of athletes
fifth in the shot put (50-
from Clackamas, Gresham, Darian Hageman 3) and sixth in the discus
Centennial, Central Cath-
olic and Skyview), and leaped 37-2
Seaside’s Jackson Januik finished
to take the triple jump, two feet far- eighth in the 800 meters, in a sea-
ther than her nearest competitor, Peace son-best 1:58.25; teammate Brad-
Igbonagwam of Reynolds, and four ley Rzewnicki was ninth in the 3,000
feet ahead of Mariah Liggins of Aloha. meters, with a personal best 8:53.76;
Seaside’s Lizzy Barnes was 14th and Seaside’s 1,600-meter relay squad
overall with a personal best 30-7.
of Phoenix Johnson, Hunter Thomp-
Seaside sophomore Gretchen son, Januik and Juneau Meyer took
Hoekstre unleashed a personal best seventh in 3:37.14.
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WARRENTON — Catlin
Gabel won a pair of one-hit shut-
outs over Warrenton at Huddleston
Field Friday, 7-0 and 12-0, in a
Lewis & Clark League twin bill.
Matt Maynard struck out 13
with two walks in the opener, with
the Warriors’ lone hit a second
inning single by Devin Jackson.
Jackson also threw well as War-
renton’s starting pitcher, holding
the Eagles scoreless through four
innings, before Catlin scored four
runs on four hits in the fifth inning.
“Devin pitched well,” said War-
renton coach Lennie Wolfe. “And
we defended well. We just didn’t
hit the ball, and Maynard threw
well. He’s a first-team all-stater and
played like it.”
Catlin finished Game 1 with
nine hits off two Warrior pitchers,
and added 11 hits over five innings
in Game 2.
Maynard had two doubles at
the plate, and teammate Ned Wil-
liamson added a double and a
Nate Post struck out four batters
and allowed just one hit to pick up
the win for the Eagles. Derek Ham
had a double in the second inning
for the Warriors.
“We’re disappointed to be 0-9,
but we’re still seeing improvement,
given where we are,” Wolfe said.
Baseball — Astoria at Seaside, 5 p.m.;
Ilwaco at Ocosta, 4 p.m.
Softball — Valley Catholic at Astoria
(2), 4 p.m.
Boys Golf — Seaside Invitational
(Gearhart Golf), 10 a.m.
Catlin Gabel 7, Warrenton 0
000 043 0—7 9 0
Warrenton 000 000 0—0 1 2
Maynard and Bluffstone; Jackson, Little
(6) and Morrow. W: Maynard. L: Jackson.
2B: CG, Post, Adler.
Catlin Gabel 12, Warrenton 0
Catlin Gabel 231 51—12 11 0
000 00—0 1 4
Post and Bluffstone; Breitmeyer, Little
(2), Kapua (6) and Morrow. W: Post. L: Bre-
itmeyer. 2B: CG, Maynard 2, Williamson,
Scott; War, Ham. HR: CG, Williamson.
Knappa 7, Nestucca 2
Nestucca 001 100 0—2 5 3
001 123 x—7 11 2
Strober and Hurliman; Goodman,
Hoover (4) and K.Miller. W: Hoover. L:
Strober. HR: Kna, Cruz.
Knappa 3, Nestucca 0
Nestucca 000 000 0—0 3 1
012 000 x—3 6 1
Richwine and Chatelain; K.Miller, D.
Takalo (5) and Goozee. W: K.Miller. L:
Richwine. 2B: Kna, J.Miller.
Tillamook 3, Seaside 2
Tillamook 001 100 000 1—3 14 1
Seaside 002 000 000 0—2 7 1
WP: Lili Vogel (1 K, 1 walk). LP: Jetta Ideue
(11 K’s, 3 walks). RBI: Til, Zuercher, Dentel;
Sea, Ideue 2. 2B: Til, Tuatagaloa 2, John-
son, Zuercher; Sea, Ideue. 3B: Til, Reeves,
Donaldson. LOB: Tillamook 11, Seaside 4.
Tillamook 11, Seaside 0
020 432—11 18 1
000 000—0 5 0
WP: Lili Vogel (1 K, 0 walks). LP: E
Meyer (1 K, 1 walk). RBI: Til, Oldenkamp
2, Knutsen 2, Johnson, Tuatagaloa,
Reeves, Donaldson, Dentel. 2B: Til,
Reeves 2, Donaldson 2, Vogel, Tuatago-
loa, Zuercher, Knutsen. HR: Til, Johnson.
LOB: Tillamook 9, Seaside 5.