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February 7, 2020
Spring Sports
Snyder’s big night lifts Seaside over Tillamook
Jeff Ter Har
Jeff Ter Har
Tillamook’s Trask Veek-Petersen challenges the long
arm of Seaside’s Ryan Hague (4).
Seaside’s Ryan Hague launches a jump shot in a 65-47
win over the Cheesemakers.
Seaside Signal
he Seaside boys basketball
team trailed by as much as
12 points in the fi rst half,
but … no worries. The Gulls have
been there before.
Tillamook held an 18-6 lead
late in the fi rst quarter, but the
Cheesemakers never realistically
had a chance in the Jan. 31 game
at Seaside, as the Gulls came
roaring back for an easy 65-47
Trailing 31-27 late in the fi rst
half, Seaside went on a 17-0
run, as Beau Johnson capped the
rally with a 3-pointer that gave
the Gulls a 44-31 lead midway
through the third quarter.
Seaside outscored the visitors
36-16 in the second half, helping
the Gulls back into a fi rst-place
tie with Banks at 3-0 in the league
Brayden Johnson scored 19
points to lead four Seaside play-
ers in double fi gures. Stephen
Snyder added 15 points (12 in the
second half), while Ryan Hague
and Beau Johnson fi nished with
12 points each.
Tillamook freshman Trask
Veek-Petersen led all scorers with
23 points.
Jeff Ter Har
Stephen Snyder led Seaside with 15 points in the win over
Gulls have big day in the pool
Seaside Signal
Jeff Ter Har
Ellisa Blodgett makes her way to the hoop in Seaside’s win
over Tillamook.
Seaside’s 26-0 run
sparks win over Mooks
Seaside Signal
One team was going
to pick up its fi rst league
win of the season Jan. 31
at Seaside, where the Lady
Gulls were hosting Tilla-
mook in a Cowapa League
girls basketball game.
The victory went to Sea-
side, which never trailed in
an easy 48-23 win over the
Seaside jumped out to
an 11-2 lead, before Til-
lamook rallied to tie the
score at 18-18.
That’s where the night
ended for the Cheesemak-
ers, as the Gulls scored the
next 26 points for a 44-18
lead. Tillamook was out-
scored 23-0 in the third
quarter, and Lilli Taylor
opened the fourth with a
three-point play to cap the
26-0 run.
Seaside fi nished with 19
steals and 32 rebounds (16
defensive and 16 offen-
sive). The Gulls were
1-for-15 from the 3-point
line and 9-of-21 from the
free throw line.
Taylor led all scor-
ers with 23 points to
equal Tillamook’s total
for the night, while Ellisa
Blodgett had 11 points and
Ruby Douglas fi nished
with eight points and 11
rebounds. Tristyn McFad-
den added six steals and
Caleigh Peterson had four
Prep Sports Schedule
Girls Basketball — Astoria at Seaside,
6 p.m.
Boys Basketball — Astoria at Seaside,
7:45 p.m.
Seaside 48, Tillamook 23
TIL (23): Lexie Braxling 8, Valencia 5,
Crabtree 4, Perez 2, Tuiolemotu 2, Ste-
vens 2.
SEA (48): Lilli Taylor 23, Blodgett 11,
Douglas 8, McFadden 4, Peterson
2, Snyder, LaPlante, Doney, Owsley,
Klemp, Nofi eld.
Tillamook 10 8 0 5—23
Seaside 14 8 19 7—48
Seaside 65, Tillamook 47
TIL (47): Trask Veek-Petersen 23, Allen
14, Shelley 5, Miller 4, Boomer 1.
SEA (65): Brayden Johnson 19, Snyder
15, Hague 12, Be.Johnson 12, Pugh 5,
Sibony 2, Langmo 2, Bennett.
Tillamook 18 13 6 10—47
Seaside 10 19 18 18—65
Astoria, Seaside and
Gladstone met for a three-
way swim meet Jan. 30 at the
Astoria Aquatic Center.
Seaside swimmers won
11 of the 22 events, and Asto-
ria had nine victories, as the
two teams begin preparations
for the post-season meets.
The three-way dual meet
scores included wins for the
Seaside boys (117-33 over
Gladstone, and 102-61 vs.
Astoria); the Astoria boys
topped Gladstone (107-38);
the Astoria girls won by
scores of 81-64 vs. Seaside
and 90-57 over Gladstone;
and the Lady Gulls defeated
Gladstone 81-60.
The Seaside boys were
the big winners, with victo-
ries in eight events.
Henry Garvin won the
50-yard freestyle (25.49 sec-
onds) and 100-yard free-
style (57.69), and swam legs
on two winning relays: the
200-yard medley with Leif
Rehnert, Leif DeWinter and
Logan Dennis (2:00.44), and
the 200-yard freestyle, with
Westin Carter, Dennis and
Sean Olea (1:46.57).
won the 100-yard butterfl y
(1:05.97), Rehnert was fi rst
in the 100-yard backstroke
(1:08.64), DeWinter cap-
tured the 100-yard breast-
stroke (1:16.94), and Sea-
side fi nished with a win in
the 400-yard freestyle relay
On the girls’ side, Asto-
ria had seven wins, with a
big meet from Tori Smith,
winner of the 200 individ-
ual medley (2:35.55), and the
100 butterfl y (1:14.37).
Grace Peeler added vic-
Young grapplers score big at state championships
The Astorian
The future of wrestling in Clat-
sop County is in good hands, as a few
youngsters showed last weekend in the
Oregon Kids State Championships.
The youth wrestling event was held
Jan. 18-19 at the Oregon State Fair &
Expo Center, where some young mem-
bers of the Knappa Kids and Lower
Columbia youth clubs posted some big
Lower Columbia had two partici-
pants, and both placed.
Competing in the Under 12 (U12)
novice category, Brayden Cooley of
Seaside took third place in the 117-
pound division.
Cooley lost his opener in the cham-
pionship bracket, then bounced back
in consolation with four straight wins.
He pinned Damian Rael of the Silver-
ton Mat Club in 1:57, then followed
with a major decision against Low-
ell’s Aayden Dillon (10-2), then back-
to-back pins over Rocco Caranna of
Deschutes (1:50) and Mattaeo Cal-
deron of the Rock of Redmond club
In the second place match, Hills-
boro’s Isiah Conner pinned Cooley in
16 seconds.
Lower Columbia’s Kaison Smith
added team points with a fi fth place
fi nish at 170 pounds, in the U16 Cadet
Knappa Kids Wrestling/Daily Astorian
LEFT TO RIGHT With some of his fans
behind him, Carl Isom scored a third-place
fi nish in the 38-pound class.  Knappa’s
Jameson “The Destroyer” Landwehr took
sixth at 45 pounds, highlighted by a
26-second pin in the quarterfi nals.  At 41
pounds, Knappa’s Gary (“LG”) Newberry III
took fourth, advancing to the quarterfi nals.
The Knappa Kids had six wrestlers
competing, with three placing in the
U6 Peewee division.
Carl Isom highlighted Knappa’s
tournament with a third-place fi nish in
the 38-pound class.
Isom opened with a fall over Ore-
gon City’s Juniper Ramirez, won a
15-10 decision against Vince Leanos
of the North Eugene club, then pinned
Alec Edgar-Storbeck of Team Bucs in
In the championship match, Mauri-
cio Reyes of the Ontario Tigers scored
a 15-0 technical fall over Isom, who
also lost in the second-place match to
Adriel Flores of Madras.
At 41 pounds, Gary (“LG”) New-
berry III took fourth, advancing to the
quarterfi nals, and after a loss New-
berry won three straight in consolation
before falling in the third-place match.
Jameson “The Destroyer” Landwehr
took sixth at 45 pounds, highlighted by
a 26-second pin in the quarterfi nals.
Other Knappa wrestlers who made
the trip to state were Easton Bartlett
(U8 Bantam), Cutter Barendse (U10
Intermediate) and Zion Ausmus (U12
The 6U wrestlers “have had a great
season,” said Gary Newberry, a Knappa
coach. “They have been putting in a lot
of work, and it all paid off.”
tories in the 100 freestyle
(1:04.24) and 100 breast-
stroke (1:22.94), Emelia
Cameron captured the 200
freestyle (2:23.22) and Con-
stance Rouda won the 100
backstroke (1:21.13).
Seaside fi nished fi rst in
three events: the 50 freestyle
(Nicole Blankenhorn, 29.03);
the 200 freestyle relay
(Kaisa Liljenwall, Brooke
Blankenhorn, Emily Phil-
brook, Nicole Blankenhorn,
1:58.24), and the 400 free-
style relay (Liljenwall, Phil-
brook, Ashlee Fraser, Brooke
Blankenhorn, 4:54.57).