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Lady Gulls ready to challenge
By Gary Henley
GARY HENLEY/FOR SEASIDE SIGNAL
Kandice Flaigg is a promising young freshman for the Sea-
side softball team.
The Seaside softball program will
give it another go with another coach in
Darren Ideue takes over the coach-
ing duties for Seagulls softball, Sea-
side’s fifth coach in five years.
The father of one current and one
former player, Ideue has gone to most
Seaside softball games for the last seven
He takes over for Korie Blacker, who
took over for co-coaches Jon Hotchkiss
and Bill Westerholm, who replaced Jen
Glasson in 2015.
Ideue is in it to win it, and hopefully
here to stay.
“I’ve been to so many games, and
I’m hoping to stop the revolving door
and be a part of this program for a long
time,” said Ideue, who knows all the
Seaside players and has been active in
the local softball community for years.
“As always, it seems like the teams
we’re chasing are Banks and Scap-
poose,” Ideue said. “Valley Catholic
and Seaside were pretty even last year,
and of course we’re always going after
our rivals from Astoria.”
Banks won the league title in 2017
with a 14-1 record, one game ahead of
Scappoose (13-2). After that, it was As-
toria (8-7), Tillamook (7-8), Seaside (2-
13) and Valley Catholic (1-14).
Big changes are on the way for the
Cowapa, when Scappoose makes the
jump to the 5A level next school year.
The Lady Gulls
Seaside lost just two seniors off
the roster, but a few more have not re-
turned, and several incoming freshmen
have given the Gulls a new-look lineup.
Several familiar faces are back as
well. Senior Jetta Ideue returns for her
fourth year as Seaside’s starting pitcher.
Most Insurance Accepted
Coach: Darren Ideue, 1st year
2017: 5-20 (2-13 Cowapa)
All-league losses: GeriAnn Klaffke
All-league returners: Alyssa Goin, Jr., Jetta Ideue,
Sr., Sidney Owsley, So., Sequoia Shand, Sr.
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Alyssa Goin and Viola Soprano are
seniors, with Soprano looking to start at
Senior Sequoia Shand returns at
shortstop, with junior Emma Meyer
returning as an infielder and the No. 2
pitcher behind Ideue. Junior Jenna Lo-
gan is listed as an infielder.
Back for their sophomore seasons
are right fielder Candice Kerr and catch-
er Sidney Owsley.
A long list of freshmen includes Zoey
Alexander, Bri Boyd, Kandice Flaigg,
Emily Philbrook, Gracie Rhodes and
“This freshman class has a lot of
experience with tournament ball, and
maybe these kids can help put Seaside
softball on the map,” coach Ideue said.
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