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THE ASTORIAN • TuESdAy, JuNE 11, 2019
Gary Henley | Sports Reporter
Warrenton players earn all-league honors
Avyree Miethe, Fr., Warrenton
Kenzie Ramsey, Jr., Warrenton
Reese Schimmel, So., Rainier
Alexis Smith, So., Clatskanie
Olivia Sprague, So., Clatskanie
The Astorian
For the seventh straight year, the Coastal
Range League (the former Lewis & Clark
League) had a team in the Class 3A state cham-
pionship game.
But after six years of Rainier reaching the
title game, it was Clatskanie that won the 2019
state championship, with a 10-5 victory over
For their efforts, the Tigers swept the all-
league awards, with the Player of the Year
(sophomore Shelby Blodgett) and Coach of the
Year (Kevin Sprague) awards, while nine Clats-
kanie players — one senior, two juniors and six
sophomores — were selected all-league.
Three of state’s top six teams in 3A softball
(Clatskanie, Rainier and Taft) came from the
Coastal Range League, while fourth-place War-
renton finished 16th in the final state rankings.
The Warriors also had four players on the all-
league squad, led by junior Kenzie Ramsey and
freshman Avyree Miethe on the first team.
Senior Dani Bue was a second-team selec-
tion, and junior Jade Freniere was named hon-
orable mention.
Gary Henley/The Astorian
Warrenton center fielder Kenzie Ramsey was
selected first team all-league for the 2019 season.
Player of the Year: Shelby Blodgett, Clatskanie
Coach of the Year: Kevin Sprague, Clatskanie
First team
Shelby Blodgett, So., Clatskanie
Emma Coulter, Jr., Taft
Hailee Danneker, Jr., Taft
Trinity Hamm, Jr., Clatskanie
Maris Jackson, Sr., Clatskanie
Paige Kellar, Jr., Rainier
Emmalee Melvin, Fr., Rainier
Second team
Kim Brusco, Sr., Rainier
Dani Bue, Sr., Warrenton
Katrina Graham, So., Willamina
Kyla Howell, Sr., Rainier
Taryn Hunt, Sr., Willamina
Taleah King, Sr., Rainier
Kayla Lininger, So., Taft
Jayden Makinson, Jr., Clatskanie
Rylee O’Brien, Sr., Rainier
Chloe Peterson, Fr., Taft
Kaity Sizemore, So., Clatskanie
Claira Tolan, So., Taft
Honorable mention
Jade Freniere, Jr., Warrenton
Addie Gates, Fr., Taft
Kami Harrison, So., Clatskanie
Sammy Hummer, So., Clatskanie
Amaryssa Mooney, So., Willamina
Gary Henley/The Astorian
Warrenton freshman Avyree Miethe
was selected first team all-league in
her first year of high school softball.
Sportsmanship: Taft
Photos by Gary Henley/The Astorian
Jordan Poyer talks to young athletes at his 2018 football camp.
Jordan Poyer Football Camp scheduled June 29
The Astorian
he fifth annual Jordan Poyer
Football Camp is scheduled for
Saturday, June 29 at CMH Field.
Sponsored by the Van Dusen family,
Dane Gouge’s Astoria Ford, Cannery
Pier Hotel and Holiday Inn Express, the
camp is a one-day event for kids enter-
ing grades kindergarten through the
eighth grade.
A 2009 graduate of Astoria High
School, Poyer will be the featured
coach, along with members of the Asto-
ria football coaching staff and current
and former Fishermen players.
Cost is free for the athletes, although
a minimum $5 donation is asked for
anyone wishing to receive an autograph
from Poyer, a former All-American
at Oregon State and current defensive
back for the Buffalo Bills.
Athletes can register the day of the
camp, from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
The camp will run from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m., with instruction includ-
ing individual techniques of all offen-
sive, defensive and special teams posi-
tions, offseason and in-season training,
the importance of goal setting, and the
importance of team building.
Athletes should wear cloth shorts
and T-shirts, and preferably a rub-
ber-molded pair of shoes (metal cleats
are not allowed on CMH Field).
For more information, contact Asto-
ria coach Howard Rub at 503-325-3911,
ext. 317, or
All participants will receive an
“AYA meal” (burger or hot dog, chip
and drink) from Astoria Youth Athlet-
ics, and be allowed to take one photo
with Poyer. The autograph session will
begin at the conclusion of the camp
(approximately 2 p.m.).
Jordan Poyer signs an autograph for a
fan following his camp in 2016.
Encarnacion hits 400th homer as Mariners blast Angels 9-3
Associated Press
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Edwin
Encarnación paused at the plate
and watched while his 400th
homer flew toward the Mari-
ners’ bullpen beyond left field. He
pumped his fists as he circled the
bases while his teammates went
wild for the milestone.
Although Seattle’s season
has been mostly dismal, Encar-
nación has done his best to pro-
vide something to cheer. His lat-
est power barrage even propelled
the Mariners to a rare series win.
Encarnación hit two homers
to become the third active player
with 400 homers, and Tom Mur-
phy added two more homers in
the Mariners’ 9-3 victory over the
Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.
Encarnación and Daniel Vogel-
bach hit back-to-back homers in
the sixth, and Encarnación added
a solo shot in the seventh for his
35th career multihomer game and
his second against the Angels this
AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill
Edwin Encarnacion hits a solo home run in the sixth inning.
Kyle Seager connected in
the ninth for the Mariners’ sixth
homer, their most in a game since
May 12, 2015. Seattle took two
of three from Los Angeles for its
first series win since mid-May
and its first road series victory
since mid-April.
But the Mariners were focused
on celebrating Encarnación, who
also got his 1,200th career RBI in
the process.
“I feel really good that I
accomplished this,” Encarnación
said. “I’ve been waiting for it for
a long time.”
While becoming the 56th
player in baseball history to hit
400 homers, Encarnación pushed
into the AL lead with his 20th
homer of the season. Even at 36
years old, Encarnación shows few
signs of slowing: His 282 hom-
ers since 2012 are the most in the
“What can you say (except)
unbelievable,” Seattle manager
Scott Servais said of the mile-
stone. “There’s what, 19,000
guys that have played? Little dis-
appointed nothing showed up on
the (scoreboard) here, to be hon-
est. But everybody in our dug-
out knew what was going on,
how important it was to him. He’s
been a true professional since we
got him. Nothing but happy for
Although his name frequently
comes up in trade rumors around
the struggling Mariners, he’s not
planning beyond the next game
and his next statistical goal, which
might be 500 homers.
“We’ll see,” Encarnación said
with a smile. “I’m ready for it, but
I don’t think about that. I just try
to keep winning.”
Tommy La Stella hit his 15th
homer for the Angels, who have
lost five of seven.
After the Mariners’ six-homer
outburst, Los Angeles’ pitching
staff has yielded 111 homers in 66
games this season. That’s more
homers allowed than every team
in the majors except Baltimore
and Seattle.
Brad Ausmus was ejected
for the first time in his tenure as
the Angels’ manager for argu-
ing about the strike zone of home
plate umpire Jeremie Rehak after
the third inning, when Mike Trout
struck out looking.
“He’s just defending the team,”
Trout said. “Things don’t go your
way sometimes, and he’s trying to
fire us up. That’s the way things
go sometimes.”
400 CLUB
The only other active members
of the 400-homer club are Miguel
Cabrera and Albert Pujols, who
remained stuck on 644 homers
after going 0 for 4 with two fly-
outs to the warning track in center.