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Gary Henley | Sports Reporter
Astoria athletes score big in Meet of Champions
The Daily Astorian
SALEM — In cold, cloudy, windy
conditions, it was no surprise to see ath-
letes from the North Coast outperforming
athletes from other parts of the state Sat-
urday, in the annual Meet of Champions.
Held at Willamette University in Salem,
and showcasing the top track and field ath-
letes from around the state, athletes from
Astoria and Seaside combined to win eight
events, with numerous top three placers.
The big winner, again, was Astoria
senior Darian Hageman.
Following a four-win performance in
the Daily Astorian Invitational earlier in
the week, Hageman won three of the four
jumping events Saturday.
She soared 17 feet, 4½ inches to win
the long jump, cleared 5-3 in the high jump
and 10-6 for the best mark in the pole vault.
Rebeka Preston of Santiam Christian
scored the upset in the triple jump with a
3A state record 38-11¼, with Hageman
placing second.
In the throwing events, the top two
throwers in the state reside in Clatsop
Seaside junior Gretchen Hoekstre won
the shot put with a toss of 40 feet, 1 inch,
with Astoria’s Kes Sandstrom third. Mean-
while, Sandstrom had a personal best
throw of 127-3 to win the discus, with
Hoekstre second.
On the track, Astoria freshman Sophie
Long took second in the 800-meter final,
finishing in 2 minutes, 31.51 seconds,
behind Tillamook senior Kara Putman
Astoria teammates Isabella Clem-
ent and Nara Van De Grift took third and
fourth, respectively, in the 300-meter
The Fishermen foursome of Elizabeth
Barnett, Kelsey Fausett, Long and Van De
Grift teamed up for a fourth-place finish in
the 1,600-meter relay (4:21.41).
On the boys’ side, Astoria senior Tim
Barnett continued his dominance of the 4A
level by sweeping the throws.
He had personal best marks in the shot
put (50-8½), discus (154-0) and javelin
(177-1) to win all three events. Warren-
ton’s Mark Warren was third in the javelin
with a school record 167-8.
Astoria’s Michael Kee was second in
the long jump (personal record 19-9¼).
Seaside senior Rafi Sibony was third in the
800 (2:02.42), with teammate Levi Card
fifth (2:05.39).
Fishermen win Astoria Invitational
The Daily Astorian
WARRENTON — Four schools
took part in the Astoria Invita-
tional boys golf tournament, held
last Thursday at the Astoria Golf &
Country Club.
The host Fishermen were the win-
ners, scoring 72 points to edge Wah-
kiakum (70) for the team title. Tilla-
mook (62) and Ilwaco (49) took third
and fourth, respectively.
“I am thrilled for our guys,” Astoria
coach Peter Roscoe said. “Some of the
other teams had outstanding individual
players, but overall our team had more
consistency. We had several personal
bests, with a couple of players shoot-
ing in the 80s for the first time. That has
been a goal since the beginning of the
Using a Stableford scoring sys-
tem, Tillamook’s Carter Lee racked
up 35 points for the individual win,
followed closely by Ilwaco’s Blake
Kukula with 32.
Taylor Palmberg led Astoria, scor-
ing 21 points for a fourth-place tie.
Also competing for the Fisher-
Gary Henley/The Daily Astorian
From left to right, the Astoria 1,600-meter relay team of
Elizabeth Barnett, Kelsey Fausett, Nara Van De Grift and
Sophie Long teamed up for a fourth-place finish in Satur-
day’s Meet of Champions.
Warrenton girls team
second in league meet
The Daily Astorian
Gary Henley/The Daily Astorian
Taylor Palmberg led the Fishermen golf team in last week’s victory in
the Astoria Invitational.
men were Josh Olson (19), Daniel
Paswerck (16), Connor Long (16)
and Dylan Althiede-Nielsen (14).
“I see no reason for the entire var-
sity not to regularly break 90 by the
end of the season,” Roscoe said of
his team. “They have the talent and
this win may motivate them to work
The Astoria golfers “were up
against some terrific players,” he
added. “Blake (Kukula) and Carter
(Lee) have some serious game, but in
our pre-match meeting on the range,
I had a feeling that if they just played
their game, our team had a chance to
win. They took it to heart and went
out and won.”
Seaside was the easy winner in
the junior varsity match, accumulat-
ing 94 points to top Astoria (57) and
Ilwaco (41).
PORTLAND — Before send-
ing select athletes to the Meet of
Champions, the Warrenton track
team took part in one of the first
big league meets of the season last
week, as Portland Christian hosted
a Lewis & Clark League invita-
tional Thursday.
And the Warriors scored some
big points, enough to finish a close
second on the girls’ side, and third
out of four teams for the boys.
Besides the Warriors and Port-
land Christian, Clatskanie and De
La Salle were the other schools
The Lady Warriors scored a 1-4
sweep in the 400 meters, Adriana
DeJesus winning in 1 minute, 8.27
seconds, ahead of freshman team-
mate Kora Carelock.
Fernanda Alvarez had the win-
ning mark in the shot put (32 feet,
5 inches), and took second in the
discus, with a personal best throw
of 80-10, the fifth athlete in school
history to hit the 80-foot mark.
Teammate Faith Peterson was sec-
ond in the javelin with a personal
best toss of 86-2.
Warrenton’s Cailin Bennett
and Serena Moha took second
and third, respectively, in the 800
meters. In the 1,500 meters, Moha
was second and Bennett took third.
On the boys’ side, sophomore
Mark Warren won the javelin with
a personal best 164-5 (the best
mark in the state at the 3A level),
and added second-place finishes in
the discus (personal record 104-9)
and shot put.
Freshman Jalen Maddox was
second in the 200 meters (25.24),
and sophomore Hobie Beeman
took second in the 400 (59.75).
Knappa draws 28 walks
and scores 39 runs
The Daily Astorian
Randy L. Rasmussen/Associated Press
New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday and Portland Trail Blazers forward Evan Turner vie for the ball in
Portland on Saturday during Game 1 in the first-round playoff series.
Davis scores 35, Pelicans hold off Blazers
Associated Press
PORTLAND — Anthony Davis
stole the show and the New Orleans
Pelicans stole home-court advantage
from the Portland Trail Blazers.
Davis had 35 points, 14 rebounds
and four blocks, Jrue Holiday and
Rajon Rondo won the backcourt bat-
tle, and the Pelicans held on for a
97-95 victory on Saturday night in
Game 1 of their Western Conference
first-round series.
Holiday added 21 points, out-
playing both Damian Lillard and CJ
McCollum, and had a big blocked
shot in the closing seconds as New
Orleans escaped after Portland erased
almost all of a 19-point deficit.
“It’s the playoffs,” Holiday said
of his final block. “A lot of excite-
ment and a lot of energy especially
in the building. Obviously, that was a
really big stop and at that moment it
felt good to get a stop. It felt good to
know that all the hard work we put in
this game, we got the win, so we did a
really good job at that.”
Rondo finished with 17 assists,
eight rebounds and six points.
Portland made a charge that cut
it to 93-92 on McCollum’s 3-pointer
just inside a minute left. Lillard
missed in the lane with 15 seconds
remaining with the Blazers still down
one, and after Davis made two free
throws, Holiday blocked Pat Con-
naughton’s layup with 6.3 seconds
to go.
Blazers coach Terry Stotts and
several players said that the play was
designed for a 3-pointer, but the Pel-
icans successfully took those options
away. Perhaps that had something to
do with Rondo knowing everything
the Blazers were ready to throw at
them and relaying that knowledge to
his teammates.
No. 6 seed
No. 3 seed
Game 2: New Orleans leads 1-0
Tuesday, 7:30 PM
At Portland, Moda Center
Manaea, Lowrie lead A’s to 2-1 win over King Felix, Mariners
SEATTLE — Sean Manaea
admits that last season, giving up a
home run in a tight game could have
been the start of a rough outing.
It wasn’t a problem on Sunday.
Manaea pitched seven strong
innings and Jed Lowrie hit an early
two-run homer off Felix Hernan-
dez, leading the Oakland Athlet-
ics to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle
Even when he gave up a long ball
to Taylor Motter in the fifth, Manaea
responded by retiring his final seven
“Last year, it was kind of like a
dark spot, I guess. Anything that
would go bad, immediately ter-
rible thoughts would pop in my
head and just keep getting me fur-
ther and further down, and there
were times I couldn’t get out of
it,” Manaea said. “Where I am
now, solo home runs aren’t going
to kill you. That’s just kind of the
Knappa scored two more rou-
tine Northwest League baseball
victories Friday at Astoria’s CMH
Field, 21-1 and 18-2, in a double-
header sweep over the Vernonia
In three games vs. Vernonia last
week, Knappa outscored the other
Loggers, 53-3.
Knappa improves to 8-0 over-
all (all five-inning games), and has
outscored the opposition 86-5.
In Friday’s Game 1, Knappa
pitchers Kaleb Miller and Mason
Hoover allowed just three hits with
five strikeouts and one walk.
Knappa led 6-1 through three
innings, then tacked on 12 insur-
ance runs in the fourth. Knappa
had 13 hits in Game 1, and took
advantage of 11 walks and seven
hit batters.
Mason Hoover had three hits,
scored three times and drove in
three runs. Reuben Cruz was
2-for-3 and scored four runs, and
Logan Bartlett was 2-for-2 with
three RBIs. Ryker Coffey did not
have a hit, but walked three times
and drove in four runs.
Knappa also ran the bases at
will, stealing 13 bases.
Eli Takalo pitched four innings
of Game 2 to pick up the win. Dale
Takalo pitched the fifth. The two
combined for seven strikeouts and
three walks.
Knappa had just five hits in
the nightcap, but took advantage
of Vernonia’s control issues, as
two pitchers combining to walk
17 Knappa batters, with just one
Eli Takalo (2-for-4) was the
only multiple hitter for Knappa.
Colton Weirup was 0-for-3, but
scored three runs. Miller and Bart-
lett were both 0-for-0 at the plate,
but combined to score five runs,
drawing three walks apiece.
The homer was one of just two
hits allowed by Manaea (2-2). It
was the third time in four starts this
season he has lasted at least seven
innings, and he’s allowed two runs
or fewer in each outing.
“I don’t know where we’d be with-
out him at this point,” Oakland man-
ager Bob Melvin said. “He saves the
bullpen. He’s pitched great and won
games for us. He’s had a heck of an
April, for sure.”
— Associated Press
Baseball — Rainier at Warrenton (2),
3:30 p.m.
Softball — Seaside at Tillamook, 4
p.m.; Rainier at Warrenton (2), 3:30
p.m.; Knappa at Vernonia (2), 3 p.m.
Girls golf — Seaside Invitational, 10
Boys golf — Scappoose at Seaside,
2 p.m.
Baseball — Tillamook at Astoria, 5
p.m.; Banks at Seaside, 5 p.m.; Portland
Christian at Warrenton, 4:30 p.m.; Knap-
pa at Neah-Kah-Nie, 4:30 p.m.
Softball — Astoria at Tillamook, 5
p.m.; Seaside at Banks, 5 p.m.; Portland
Christian at Warrenton, 4:30 p.m.; Knap-
pa at Neah-Kah-Nie, 4:30 p.m.
Astoria Invitational
at Astoria Golf & CC
Team: Astoria 72, Wahkiakum 70, Til-
lamook 62, Ilwaco 49.
Individual (Top 10)
Carter Lee, Tillamook, 35
Blake Kukula, Ilwaco, 32
Zach Johnson, Wahkiakum, 22
Taylor Palmberg, Astoria, 21
Tyler St. Onge, Wahkiakum, 21
Josh Olson, Astoria, 19
Daniel Paswerck, Astoria, 16
Conner Long, Astoria, 16
Dylan Althiede-Nielsen, Astoria, 14
Bryce Good, Wahkiakum, 14
Landon Werner, Tillamook, 14
Game 1
Knappa 21, Vernonia 1
420 (12)3—21 13 1
001 00—1 3 2
Miller, M.Hoover (4); Johnson, Yu (4),
Harral (4). W: Miller. L: Johnson. RBI:
Kna, Coffey 4, M.Hoover 3, Bartlett 3,
Cruz 2, Stuhr 2, E.Takalo 2, D.Takalo 2,
Miller, D.Patterson, Weirup; Ver, Patten.
2B: Kna, Cruz, M.Hoover; Ver, Harral.
3B: Cruz, Bartlett. HBP: Kna, Cruz,
Bartlett, Miller, D.Patterson, R.Pat-
terson, E.Takalo; Ver, Johnson. LOB:
Knappa 9, Vernonia 3.
Game 2
Knappa 18, Vernonia 2
137 70—18 5 1
001 10—2 1 4
E.Takalo, D.Takalo (5); Harral, Patten
(4). W: E.Takalo. L: Harral. RBI: Coffey
2, Goodman, Cruz, D.Hoover, Miethe,
D.Patterson, E.Takalo, Weirup; Ver,
Johnson. 2B: Kna, Cruz. HBP: Ver, For-
ester, Hahn. LOB: Knappa 4, Vernonia
3. DP: Knappa, Vernonia.