Seaside signal. (Seaside, Or.) 1905-current, June 21, 2019, Page A10, Image 10

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June 21, 2019
Jeff Ter Har
For Seaside Signal
amilies streamed into Seaside last week-
end to celebrate its annual beach soccer
“I’m down here every summer and I’ve
never seen the beach like this before,” Carol
Atkinson, a West Virginia native visiting with family
from Portland. “It’s like a Florida beach!”
For those unfamiliar, beach soccer is just like soc-
cer played on grass, but it’s faster, on sand fields a third
of the size. Age groups for kids age 7 to 19, but there
are also adult groups. Winners receive medals, but
organizers emphasize fun rather than the competition.
The event brought visitors from Washington, Mon-
tana, California, and even Texas to the streets of
This is the ninth year the group Soccer in the Sand
has organized and hosted the biggest event to date,
with 370 teams, according to tournament director Jor-
dan Arias.
The group itself was started 14 years ago by founder
and college head soccer coach Chris Lemay in San
Diego and has since grown to 16 locations, including a
tournament in Australia.
Big name sponsors such as Nike and Domino’s line
their apparel. Seaside’s beach soccer extravaganza
remains one of the most important and largest tourna-
ments for the organization.
The event gives participants an opportunity to come
together for the weekend and play soccer in a relaxed
beach atmosphere, Arias said.
Morrow’s grand slam highlights Warrenton tournament
The Astorian
Seaside basketball photo
Seaside’s Bill Westerholm, center, was able to coach his two
seniors, Payton Westerholm, left, and Chase Januik, one
last time in the annual all-star series.
Seniors close out careers
in all-star basketball series
Seaside Signal
Four local basketball
players officially finished
their prep careers Friday
and Saturday, in the 47th
annual OACA (Oregon
Athletic Coaches Associ-
ation) basketball all-star
The all-star games
showcase the state’s best
senior players (all levels)
for the 2018-19 season.
And the locals finished
in style, as champions.
Seaside players Chase
Januik and Payton Wester-
holm, along with Dalton
Knight of Warrenton and
Knappa’s Timber Engb-
lom, helped the North all-
stars win two games and a
championship for players
from the 4A, 3A and 2A
coached by Seaside’s Bill
In the first game, Friday
night at Morse Events Cen-
ter in Eugene, Knight made
five 3-pointers and scored
a team-high 19 points in a
102-86 win over the South
Engblom added 13
points, Januik scored 12
and Westerholm tacked
on five points in the win.
Ethan Manning of Philo-
math led the South with 19
points and seven rebounds.
Facing the East all-
stars in Saturday’s cham-
pionship game at Wil-
sonville High School, the
North defeated the East
114-95 to win the series
Later in the day, Payton
Westerholm took part in
Game 1 of the 4A baseball
all-star series in Aurora,
along with Astoria’s Burke
Matthews and Will Reed.
Westerholm had a base
hit in the bottom of the
eighth inning to break a 2-2
tie, and Matthews followed
with another run-scoring
hit to give their team a 5-2
weeks following a loss in the
state championship game of
the spring season, the War-
renton baseball program
returned to its winning ways
over the weekend, going
3-0-1 in a two-day, four-team
tournament at Huddleston
The wood bat tourna-
ment included four teams
with players who all took
part in state semifinals in the
spring season (Astoria, War-
renton, Knappa and Santiam
Sunday’s action included
a 2-2 tie between Santiam
Christian and Warrenton
(game was stopped after nine
innings because of a time
limit), and an 11-3 Warrior
win over Knappa.
Warrenton also won two
games Saturday, with a com-
bined total of just five hits.
The Warriors scored a 4-2
victory over Astoria, fol-
lowed by a 1-0 decision
against Santiam Christian.
“As far as the entire week-
end goes, given the amount
of time that we took off after
the championship, we got
better as the tournament pro-
gressed,” said Warrenton
coach Lennie Wolfe. “Our
pitching depth and defense
is really what made the
Especially in the tourna-
ment finale, Sunday evening
against the Loggers.
Warrenton pitchers Devin
Jackson, sophomore-to-be
Parker Greenawald and Jake
Morrow combined on a
two-hitter. The Warriors had
eight hits off three Knappa
pitchers, and the Loggers
struggled defensively with
eight errors.
The Warriors led from
start to finish, scoring two
runs in the first inning on
RBI hits from Jake Morrow
and Duane Falls.
Knappa’s Mark Miller
Photos by Gary Henley/The Astorian
While Knappa’s Ryson Patterson (on ground) checks the call from home plate umpire Scott
Hanna (out!), Warrenton catcher Jake Morrow prepares to throw to second base.
had a double in the top of the
second, but teammate Ryson
Patterson was thrown out at
the plate on the same play
on a relay throw from Aus-
tin Little.
Warrenton extended its
lead to 5-1 after four innings,
before the Loggers scored
two runs in the top of the
fifth, both on hit batters with
the bases loaded.
The Warriors tacked on
three runs in the bottom of
the fifth and three more in the
sixth, as Knappa’s errors con-
tinued to mount.
The Loggers were coming
off a narrow win over Dane
Gouge’s Astoria Ford in Sun-
day’s third game — Knap-
pa’s second victory in two
days over the Fishermen.
Saturday’s action
In Game 1 of the tourna-
ment, Astoria Ford pitcher
Adam Feldman was two
outs away from posting a
2-0, two-hit shutout win over
the Warriors, when Morrow
belted a walkoff, grand-slam
home run to give the War-
riors a dramatic 4-2 win.
Warrenton had just three
hits off Feldman, who struck
out eight and gave up six
walks and three hit batters.
But with his pitch count
rising in the late innings,
Feldman walked two bat-
ters in the bottom of the sev-
enth and Gabe Breitmeyer
reached on an infield hit to
load the bases for Morrow,
whose fly ball to left caught
the jet stream, enough to clear
the fence for the game-win-
ning hit.
Breitmeyer had two
of Warrenton’s three hits,
including a double in the first
Duane Falls got the pitch-
ing victory. Tony Tumbarello
had two of Astoria’s three
hits, while the Fishermen
drew eight walks.
Against Santiam Christian
— with many of the same
players who lost to the War-
riors in the state playoffs —
Warrenton pitcher Austin Lit-
tle tossed a two-hit shutout,
with six strikeouts and three
walks in the one-run victory.
Little also scored War-
renton’s only run. He drew
a walk in the first inning,
took second on a sacrifice
bunt and scored on a single
by Morrow, who drove in all
five of Warrenton’s runs in
both games.
In Saturday’s fourth game,
Knappa defeated Astoria 3-0.
The Loggers scored on
run in the first and tacked on
two in the third, and let Pat-
terson do the rest from the
mound, as he allowed just
one hit in the seven-inning
Knappa had four hits off
Astoria’s Hunter Ficken,
who struck out six with three