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THE DAILY ASTORIAN • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018
Gary Henley | Sports Reporter
Oregon State RB
Nall will enter
the NFL draft
CORVALLIS — Oregon
State running back Ryan Nall has
decided to declare for the NFL
draft with a year of eligibility
Nall rushed for 2,216 yards
during his career, ranked eighth on
the Beavers’ career list. He ran for
24 touchdowns (seventh) and had
nine 100-yard rushing games (sev-
enth). He also had 56 catches for
563 yards and four touchdowns.
“When I was recruited four
years ago, I was fortunate in
knowing that I was going to be in
the best hands both academically
and athletically,” he said in a state-
ment released Tuesday. “My time
at Oregon State has been a bless-
ing — both on and off the field —
as the memories that I have shared
with my teammates, coaches, and
Beaver Nation will be with me
A native of Sandy, Oregon,
Nall was a standout at Portland’s
Central Catholic High School and
was recruited to Oregon State by
then-coach Mike Riley.
Nall, who was on track to
graduate after the winter term,
ran for 810 yards and eight touch-
downs this season. He also caught
27 passes for 240 yards and two
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PORTLAND — The Warren-
ton girls wrestling team traveled
to Portland last Friday to compete
against 14 other schools in the
Jefferson girls’ open tournament.
The Warriors finished third in
the team standings behind Union
(Camas, Wash.) and Century.
Libby Rehnert was Warren-
ton’s top finisher, as she placed
second at 220 pounds.
Rehnert missed the 180 weight
class and wrestled up, giving up
almost 30 pounds to most of her
opponents. She still went 3-1, los-
ing in the finals.
Quaschnick was 2-1 for third at
160, while Noel O’Brien was 2-2
at 180 to place fourth; and Bella
Carr (2-2) also finished fourth in
‘We are setting
on the state
Sahanna Rodriguez competed
in her first action of the season
and finished 1-2, wrestling all
three rounds of all three matches,
plus one overtime period.
“We were super proud of our
team and their ability to keep on
learning from their mistakes and
victories alike,” said Warrenton
coach Corey Conant. “Our girls’
season ramps up over these next
four weeks, and we are setting our
sights on the state tournament in
Photos by Colin Murphey/The Daily Astorian
Tyla Little lays the ball in for Warrenton against Catlin Gabel.
Warrenton girls put the
clamps on Catlin Gabel
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PREP SPORTS SCHEDULE
Girls basketball — Knappa at Neah-
Kah-Nie, 6 p.m.; Ilwaco at NW Christian,
Boys basketball — Knappa at Neah-
Kah-Nie, 7:45 p.m.; Ilwaco at NW Chris-
tian, 7 p.m.
Swimming — Astoria at Seaside, 4
Girls basketball — Columbia Adven-
tist at Naselle, 5:30 p.m.
Boys basketball — Columbia Adven-
tist at Naselle, 7 p.m.
Girls basketball — Corbett at Astoria,
7 p.m.; Seaside at Newport, 5:30 p.m.;
Oregon Episcopal at Warrenton, 6 p.m.;
Faith Bible at Knappa, 6 p.m.; South
Bend at Ilwaco, 7 p.m.
Boys basketball — Astoria at Corbett,
7 p.m.; Seaside at Newport, 7 p.m.; Or-
egon Episcopal at Warrenton, 7:45 p.m.;
Faith Bible at Knappa, 7:45 p.m.
Wrestling — Seaside Pac Rim Invita-
tional, 4 p.m.
Warrenton 51, Catlin Gabel 18
Catlin Gabel 6 2 7 3—18
11 20 10 10—51
CG (18): Sophia Spry 10, Sneed 3,
McGautha 3, Alluri 2.
WAR (51): Fernanda Alvarez 13, Lit-
tle 12, Heyen 11, M.Blodgett 10, Dyer
3, Ramsey 2.
Jewell 27, Falls City 15
8 3 2 2—15
8 0 7 12—27
FC (15): Emma Burgess 4,
Houghtaling 3, Simmons 2, Potts 2,
Lofte 2, Mack 2.
JWL (27): Gabi Morales 14, Guillen
6, Norman 5, A.Wammack 2, N.Mo-
rales, Olvera, Meier, Park, Kaczenski.
Catlin Gabel 60, Warrenton 43
Catlin Gabel 17 6 23 14—60
10 5 15 13—43
CG (60): Jett Sheng 14, Ubedei Mc-
Gautha 14, Agapiev 12, Hoffman 9,
Langlois 6, Girard 3, Zeller 2.
WAR (43): Dalton Knight 18, Jack-
son 8, Morrow 8, Little 5, Stephens 4,
Falls City 51, Jewell 21
18 11 15 7—51
0 4 6 11—21
FC (21): Jason Lafayette 20, Bur-
gess 7, J.R.Lafayette 7, Je.Labrado 6,
Scheet 4, Curry 3, Simmons 2, Sick-
JWL (51): Jacob Lilley 9, N.Kane 4,
Berg 3, R.Kane 2, Stahly 2, Meehan
WARRENTON — Two teams
headed in opposite directions met
on the court Tuesday night, as
Warrenton hosted Catlin Gabel in
a Lewis & Clark League girls bas-
Winners of three straight com-
ing in, the Lady Warriors won
their fourth in a row, with Warren-
ton posting a 51-18 victory over
Catlin Gabel. After winning their
first six games, the Eagles have
now lost five in a row.
Fernanda Alvarez scored 13
points for Warrenton, which put
up a whopping 77 shots from the
field, making 18. The Warriors
were 3-for-28 from the 3-point
Defensively, Warrenton was
relentless, as the Warriors applied
full-court pressure for nearly
the entire game and forced 48
Catlin Gabel had a rough night
from the field, finishing 6-of-32.
The Warriors led 11-6 after one
quarter, and turned their five-point
lead into a 31-8 advantage by half-
time, highlighted by a 17-0 run.
Tyla Little scored 12 points,
Maria Heyen added 11 points off
the bench, and Morgan Blodgett
finished with 10.
Warrenton hosts Oregon Epis-
copal on Friday.
WARRENTON — The War-
renton boys basketball team
trailed No. 10-ranked Catlin Gabel
by only six points — 26-20 —
early in the third quarter of Tues-
day night’s Lewis & Clark League
contest at Warrenton.
But in a span of about 20 sec-
onds, the Eagles scored nine
points to push the lead to 35-20,
and never looked back in a 60-43
win over the Warriors.
Still, Warrenton’s Dalton
Knight kept the Warriors in con-
tention for much of the night, as
Ayden Stephens attempts a layup for the Warriors against Catlin
Gabel. More photos online at DailyAstorian.com/sports
the junior drained five 3-point-
ers on his way to a game-high 18
Jett Sheng and Ubedei McG-
autha led Catlin Gabel with 14
points each, while Jacob Morrow
and Devin Jackson added eight
points apiece for the Warriors,
who host Oregon Episcopal on
Jewell girls still
unbeaten in win
over Falls City
JEWELL — The Jewell girls
basketball team moved into a first-
place tie in the Casco League, with
a 27-15 win Tuesday night over
Jewell won the game with
its usual strong defensive pres-
sure, forcing 31 turnovers. Gabi
Morales and Haley Norman had
seven steals apiece and Emma
Guillen added five thefts for the
Jewell overcame a scoreless
second quarter by outscoring Falls
City 19-4 in the second half.
“Both teams played scrappy,
hard defense, in a very physical
game on both sides,” said Jew-
ell coach Mark Fick. “And fortu-
nately Jewell came out on top.”
Morales led Jewell with 14
points, Guillen had six and Nor-
man finished with five.
Both teams came in with 2-0
league records. Now 3-0, Jewell
can move into first place by itself
with a win Thursday over Perry-
dale, also 3-0.
Falls City boys
JEWELL — Falls City led
18-0 after one quarter, on its way
to a 51-21 win over Jewell in a
Casco League boys basketball
Falls City freshman Jason
Lafayette nearly matched Jewell,
with 20 points to lead all scorers.
Jacob Lilley led the Blue Jays
with nine points and six rebounds.
in debut as
Cavs down Trail
CLEVELAND — Isaiah
Thomas had one last wait.
Sitting on the scorer’s table,
Thomas could see the end of his
seventh-month odyssey in front of
him. And when the buzzer finally
sounded and the Cleveland crowd
erupted for a player it barely
knows, Thomas took the last few
steps onto the court and completed
a trip he hopes to never take again.
He was all the way back.
Thomas showed flashes of
what made him an All-Star in his
long-awaited debut for the Cava-
liers, who snapped a three-game
losing streak by beating the Port-
land Trail Blazers 127-110 on
“It’s been a long journey for
me,” Thomas said. “I couldn’t
really see the light at the end of
the tunnel. For that day to come
the first couple days of 2018, it’s
going to be a special year.”
It was a special night for
Thomas, a Seattle native, who
scored 17 points and played 19
minutes in his first game in seven
months, an impressive return to
action for the dynamic point guard
traded to Cleveland last summer.
He added three 3-pointers and
three assists before leaving with
8:10 remaining and the Cavs up
Moss among 15
Hall of Fame
Lewis and Brian Urlacher are
among four first-time eligible for-
mer players selected among the
15 modern-era finalists for the Pro
Football Hall of Fame’s Class of
Receiver Randy Moss and
guard Steve Hutchinson also made
the cut to the finals as first-year
They join center Kevin
Mawae, tackles Joe Jacoby and
Tony Boselli, receivers Isaac
Bruce and Terrell Owens, safe-
ties John Lynch and Brian Daw-
kins, guard Alan Faneca, running
back Edgerrin James, cornerbacks
Ty Law and Everson Walls for
The seniors committee has
nominated guard Jerry Kramer
and linebacker Robert Brazile.
The contributor’s nominee is
Bobby Beathard, a former gen-
eral manager and administrator for
five franchises. The finalists were
— Associated Press