Clatskanie baseball lost its league opener at Catlin Gabel 14-9. The Tigers had 10 hits in defeat. Cade Warren was three-for-three, Ryan Bochner was two-for-four and Noah Patterson was two-for-four with a homerun. The Tigers (2-5,0-1) travel to Portland Christian (3-7-1, 0-0) on Friday. Next…

Clatskanie softball was on a roll up until it met with Scio in a road game this past week. The Lady Tigers lost 23-11 to the Loggers. The loss comes on the heels of a 10-0 victory at Corbett and six tournament game wins in Las Vegas. Clatskanie’s varsity girls are 11-1 overall and ranked No.…

  • Della Fawcett ~ For The Chief

The Longview Relays meet was a success on March 27. Both our girls and boys teams finished the meet in second place in overall team scores.

Clatskanie baseball played at the Icebreaker tournament on March 16 in John Day and fell 8-4 to Vale.

Clatskanie varsity softball picked up four wins in non-league play to start its season. Road games led to victories against Colton, Kennedy and Astoria. Oregon School Activities Association currently ranks the team No. 11.

Clatskanie’s track and field team had its first meet on Wednesday, March 14, at the Forest Grove Icebreaker. A number of Tigers athletes set personal records while first-time competitors got a feel for how a track meet plays out.

  • By Bob Allen ~ For The Chief

Following 33 years as a head coach, 25 of those leading the Willamina Bulldogs, Bob Bishop will be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame by the Oregon Chapter on May 5. Following five years of coaching in Nebraska, Bishop arrived in Oregon in 1968 and spent a year coaching Warren…

  • Chief guest column Matt Hendricks

Columbians senior Isaiah Vazquez ended his Rainier wrestling career with another second place finish in his bracket at the OSAA State Wrestling Championships.

A 54-37 victory over Warrenton sent the Clatskanie varsity girls to the next round of league of playoffs and locked up a state championships slot for the Lady Tigers.

Rainier’s state qualifiers: Columbians wrestling took 2nd in team points at districts and Tanner Chapman and Isaiah Vasquez were District Champions. Cris Becerra-195, Korbin Howell-170, Tanner Chapman-152, Isaiah Vazquez-126, Aaron Bruce-160, David Katon-145, Bottom row: Brandon Isaacson-132…

Columbians Wrestling made the rounds this past week with matches in Warrenton, Kalama and Clatskanie. Rainier took 4th place overall as a team.

The Tigers won 3 of 7 matches on their recent trip to Warrenton. Winners were Blake Brockway (115 pounds), Jakob Harris (138 pounds) and Alvin Roberts (170 pounds).

Clatskanie’s varsity boys took Warrenton 56-42 at home on Jan. 19. Losses to Oregon Episcopal (59-49) and Catlin Gabel (63-52) dropped the Tigers to a 6-5 Lewis & Clark League record. The boys are 12-7 overall this season and ranked No. 14 by Oregon School Activities Association.

The varsity girls from Clatskanie overcame a break in their winning streak to best three teams this past week. On Jan. 19, Warrenton traveled to Clatskanie to lose 53-40. On the road, Clatskanie brought down Oregon Episcopal 45-28. Back on the home court, the girls leveled Catlin Gabel in an…

  • For The Chief Matt Hendricks

The Rainier Columbian Wrestling team went down to Redmond for the Oregon Classic as an unranked underdog and left the talk of the tournament. The team beat three seeded teams on its way to a 4th place finish.

The Lady Tigers winning streak was brought to halt this past week in Rainier. Clatskanie lost a close game on Jan. 12, final score 46-44 for Rainier’s varsity girls.

It was an up-and-down week for Tigers Basketball, putting up wins against Riverdale (67-41) and Portland Christian (78-53), but falling to De La Salle in a 40-60 loss. The Clatskanie Varsity Boys are 9-5 overall and 4-3 in league play, ranked No. 13 by Oregon School Activities Association. T…

The winning streak continues for the Lady Tigers after trouncing Riverdale (76-43) and Portland Christian (77-29), followed by a 66-45 victory against De La Salle on Jan. 9 at home. The team is 13-1 overall and 7-0 in league play. The Clatskanie Girls face Rainier on the Columbians’ court at…

Tigers Wrestling traveled to the Pacific Rim Classic Tournament in Seaside this past week. Grapplers from 15 different schools filled up most of the 16-man brackets.

Rainier Wrestling took a “get it done” attitude to the mats in Clatskanie for the Winter Classic on Dec. 30. The team had six champions and one runner-up as well as two third-place finishers at the tournament. Rainier also took home the first place team trophy.

The Lady Tigers are clawing their way through the opposition. On Jan. 2, Clatskanie Varsity Girls Basketball took on Portland Adventist Academy for a 72-30 win on the road. The girls have racked up a streak of Ws after beating Hood River Valley, R.A. Long, Redmond and Astoria in non-league t…

Photos from the Winter Classic Clatskanie home wrestling tournament on Dec. 30 at Clatskanie Middle/High School. Schools hosted included Amity, Ilwaco, Jefferson, Knappa, Scappoose, St. Helens, Taft, and Vernonia.