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Dec. 22, 2017
OF THE WEEK
HOME WIN STREAK
he unthinkable happened late Sat-
urday night at Seaside — some-
one beat the Gulls. On their home
Yes, the Newport Cubs came in ranked
as the higher team, but it was still a shock-
er, as Newport snapped Seaside’s 20-game
home win streak with a 70-59 victory over
the Gulls, who had not lost at home since
It wasn’t easy.
The Cubs built a quick 17-5 lead and
held an eight- to 12-point lead for much of
the night, but the Cubs had to sweat it out
as the Gulls staged a late-game rally.
Newport’s Bryan Tapia drained a
3-pointer to give the Cubs a seemingly
safe 64-47 lead with 3:10 left, but Seaside
answered with a score by Chase Januik, a
3-pointer by Brayden Johnson, and another
basket by Januik brought the Gulls to with-
The Cubs missed four straight free
throws over the same span, and Johnson’s
second 3-pointer cut Newport’s lead to 66-
59 with a minute remaining.
But that was Seaside’s final score, and
the Cubs added four made free throws in
the final 29 seconds to secure the win.
Justin Plechaty scored 24 points to lead
Newport, teammate and tournament Most
Valuable Player Kye Blaser added 15, and
Tapia made four 3-pointers for 12 points.
Payton Westerholm had 18 points and
Januik added 16 for the Gulls.
JEFF TER HAR/FOR SEASIDE SIGNAL
The junior highlighted Sea-
side’s only win in the recent Hol-
iday Classic (Dec. 14-16), as she
scored 17 points in a 51-33 vic-
tory over Crook County in a first
round game. Garhofer had back-
to-back 3-pointers in a 17-0 run
by the Gulls. She made seven of
her 16 shot attempts, and also
had three steals.
JEFF TER HAR/FOR SEASIDE SIGNAL
Colton Carter versus Cottage Grove.
Gulls 56, Lions 46
Seaside led from start to finish in Friday’s
late night 56-46 win over Cottage Grove in a
Chase Januik hit a 3-pointer in the open-
ing seconds, and — despite a Cottage Grove
rally later in the half — Seaside held on to
the lead, which reached 45-29 early in the
Januik finished with a game-high 16
points, Payton Westerholm had 15 and Ryan
Hague scored 11 for the Gulls.
COLIN MURPHEY/EO MEDIA GROUP
Newport tops Seaside for third
Newport’s Madison Hargett was
too much to handle for the Seaside
girls basketball team Saturday, Dec.
16, in the girls’ third-place game of
the Seaside Holiday Classic.
Hargett scored 21 points and
teammate Megan Wagner added 13,
as the two outscored the Lady Gulls
all by themselves in a 48-28 win.
A 3-pointer by Seaside’s Annaka
Garhofer had given the Gulls a 16-
13 lead midway through the second
quarter, but Hargett answered with
two fast break scores, and the Cubs
outscored Seaside 35-15 the rest of
Jetta Ideue scored nine points to
lead the Gulls.
Gulls win 51-33
Following a 29-point loss at Yam-
hill-Carlton two days earlier, the Sea-
side girls basketball team returned
to the win column Thursday, Dec.
14, with a 51-33 victory over Crook
County, on Day 1 of the Gulls’ Hol-
The first half began with three
straight baskets by Seaside’s Jet-
ta Ideue, and the half ended with a
three-point play by Ideue that gave
the Gulls a 23-20 halftime lead.
In between, Seaside’s Annaka
Garhofer and Bryre Babbitt both hit
3-point shots, matched by a pair of
3-pointers by Crook County’s Teagan
Freeman, who had 11 points off the
SEAGULLS VARSITY SCOREBOARD
SEASIDE HOLIDAY CLASSIC
Mode 2, Tramel-Green 2.
SEA (51): Annaka Garhofer 17, Ideue
15, Babbitt 8, Smart 6, Hoekstre 3,
Newport 70, Seaside 59
17 16 15 22—70
7 19 15 18—59
NEW (70): Justin Plechaty 24, Blaser
15, Tapia 12, Fisher 8, Ponciano 4,
Martinson 4, Beaudry 3, Sain.
SEA (59): Payton Westerholm 18,
Januik 16, Hague 9, Thompson 6,
Br.Johnson 6, Carter 4, Landwehr.
Seaside 56, Cottage Grove 46
Cottage Grove 11
5 13 17—46
12 13 14 17—56
CG (46): Jesse Ellingworth 10, Jordan
Hagewood 10, Grover 9, Vallejo-Giffen
7, Julien 5, Alonzo 3.
SEA (56): Chase Januik 16, Wester-
holm 15, Hague 11, Carter 6, Thomp-
son 5, Br.Johnson 3, Be.Johnson,
Seaside 100, Madras 70
24 11 16 19—70
27 15 33 25—100
MAD (70): Dapri Miller 18, Herkshan
12, Patt 11, Lockey 11, Bagley 9, Joe
7, White 2.
SEA (100): Brayden Johnson 20,
Westerholm 13, Thompson 13, Carter
12, Landwehr 10, Januik 8, Be.Johnson
8, Hague 7, Sibony 5, Meyer 4, Ritter-
Newport 48, Seaside 28
8 13 14 13—48
NEW (48): Madison Hargett 21, Wag-
ner 13, Hunter 6, Mitchell 5, G.Hargett
1, Rundell 1.
SEA (28): Jetta Ideue 9, Garhofer 8,
Hoekstre 3, Angulo-Joli 2, Babbitt 2,
Smart 2, Davis 2, Goin, Zagata.
A junior, Shipley had person-
al best times in winning two
events at the Astoria Andrew
Nygaard Invitational (Dec. 9)
— 2:15.34 in the 200 individual
medley (a three-second drop
from his best time, and would
have qualified him for last year’s
state meet); and 51.62 in the
100 freestyle, which would have
placed him third in last year’s
district meet. Shipley also swam
a leg on Seaside’s winning 200
medley relay team.
bench in the first half.
The Cowgirls took a brief 24-23
lead in the opening minute of the third
quarter, but Seaside answered with a
decisive 17-0 run to secure the win.
Garhofer highlighted the rally
with back-to-back 3-pointers, and a
layup followed by another score off a
steal by Ideue.
Garhofer scored 17 points to lead
all players, with Ideue adding 15.
“We’ll take a win,” said Seaside
coach Mike Hawes.
Elma 54, Seaside 30
10 18 15 11—54
ELM (54): Quin Mikel 12, Johnson 10,
Johnston 10, Sackrider 6, Bol 5, Bieker
4, Olson 4, Burgher 3, Rambo.
SEA (30): Bryre Babbitt 10, Annaka
Garhofer 10, Smart 3, Zagata 2, Ideue
2, Davis 2, Hoekstre 1, Angulo-Joli,
Seaside 51, Crook County 33
7 13 4 9—33
11 12 17 11—51
CC (33): Teagan Freeman 11, Connolly
6, Hutchins 5, Barker 4, Kasberger 3,
MVP: Kayli Johnson, Elma
Annaka Garhofer, Seaside
Brooklynn Hankwitz, Astoria
Madi Hargett, Newport
Sam Hemsley, Astoria
Jetta Ideue, Seaside
Molly Johnston, Elma
Reilly Kelty, Cottage Grove
Jaelyn Sackrider, Elma
Megan Wagner, Newport
MVP: Kye Blaser, Newport
Jesse Ellingworth, Cottage Grove
Ty Horner, Sisters
Chase Januik, Seaside
Karsten, Johnson, Astoria
Byron Patt, Madras
Justin Plechaty, Newport
Bryan Tapia, Newport
Payton Westerholm, Seaside
Sam Winter, Montesano
Maddi Utti flying
high for Fresno State
By Gary Henley
If there was any doubt that Mad-
di Utti could play at the next level
… the freshman at Fresno State has
put that question to rest less than
one month into her collegiate career.
Over the last four games — in-
cluding starts in the last three —
Utti has racked up four straight
double-figure scoring efforts, while
shooting a blazing hot 71 percent
(24-of-34) from the field.
The Class of 2017 Seaside High
School graduate has also averaged
a team-high 7.3 rebounds per game
during the stretch.
State’s 64-57 win
Barbara last Thurs-
day, Utti scored
a career-high 20
points, to go with
eight rebounds and
two assists. She was 9-for-10 from the
field, and was FSU’s first true fresh-
man to score 20 points in a game since
Rosie Moult vs. Idaho, Feb. 10, 2010.
Utti is the first freshman to score
20 points in a game since redshirt
freshman Taylor Thompson scored
21 at Utah State, Jan. 8, 2011.
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