Behind a stout defense and a much-needed passing game, the Clatskanie Tigers continued their stellar season with a 26-7 win at St. Mary’s-Medford on Saturday.
Cooper Blodgett tossed four touchdowns to go with 175 yards on 6-12 passing. He also had a defensive interception. J’Kari Combs caught TD passes of 49 and 58 yards, while Bryce Puckett caught a 25-yard TD and Sam Shockley had a 15-yard TD catch.
“Defensively, we gave ourselves good field position,” coach Tim Warren said. “They did a good job coming up and stopping the run but Cooper was outstanding making completions when he needed to keep drives going.”
James Helmen finished with 80 yards on 17 carries. Defensively, Puckett had an interception, Jesse Norgren and Foster Evenson had fumble recoveries. Kees Tjaarda had three pass defenses and six tackles.
The 5-1 Tigers start Lewis and Clark League play against Portland Christian on Friday.
Lumberjill Invite: Wahkiakum finished third, R.A. Long finished fourth and Three Rivers Christian finished fifth at the RAL volleyball tournament.
The Lumberjills topped Seton Catholic 2-1, fell to Wahkiakum 2-1, topped Three Rivers Christian 2-1 and lost to Mossyrock 3-0. Klara Hofmanova had 33 kills and 15 blocks on the day, Myranda Gates had 60 assists, and Mari Galvan had 10 assists and 23 digs.
Mossyrock won the event and Seton Catholic finished second.
Harrier Classic: Woodland’s McKenna Flanagan had a new personal-best of 20 minutes, 16 seconds for the 3.1-mile course at Bryant Park in Albany, Ore. She finished 38th to lead the Woodland girls. Also clocking in in the top-150 for the Beavers were Lauren Kaiser (134th, 23:26.30) on the girls’ side and Tuff Biddix (132nd, 17:42.30) on the boys’ side.
Harvest Classic: Three Rivers Christian’s boys finished third, Rainier finished fourth and Toledo finished fifth at the 3.1-mile course through Longview. Rainier’s girls also finished third.
TRC’s Ryan Ransom took second in the boys’ event with a 17:23.70, while Wyatt Richards (18:48.80) and Levi Johnson (18:58.90) also clocked top-15 times among high school racers. Toledo’s Nicholas Marty (17:27.4) and Toutle Lake’s Henry Foultner (17:27.4) tied for third, and Rainier’s Jaedan Abel (18:26.70) finished eighth.
On the girls’ side, Toutle Lake’s Meleah Kandoll won the high-school race with a personal best 20:11.50. Rainier’s Valarie Hutchins (23:24) and Sydney Crawford (23:44.10) finished in the top-15 with PRs. R.A. Long’s Melissa Welch (24:58.3) and Toledo’s Andrea Jones (25:54.60) finished in the top 20.
Nike Hole in the Wall Meet: R.A. long’s Nicholas Sarysz finished in 16 minutes, 22.3 seconds to finish sixth in his race at the 3.1-mile course in Lakewood. Teammates Mitchell Bergquist (17:38.2) and Thayer Derosier (18:06.1) ran personal bests. The Lumberjills’ Kierrla Yates finished 45th in the girls’ race with a personal best time of 21:14.1.
Bill Kehoe South Sound Invitational: The Kalama and Ilwaco boys finished 15th and 16th in the 21-team event, while the Ilwaco girls’ finished 11th and the Kalama girls’ finished 20th at the 3.1-mile course at Saint Martin’s University.
Leading the Fishermen girls was Eliza Bannister (25th, 21:12.13), Alex Carper (45th, 22:00.42), Estella Sheldon (64th, 22:51.36) and Carli Kemmer (67th, 22:52.62). Kalama’s Alison Houglum (23:16.66) finished 76th.
On the boys’ side, Kalama freshman Addison Smee (45th, 17:48.81) led the way, with Isaac Lozier (67th, 18:19.98) and Rylan Green (83rd, 18:32.02) following. Ilwaco’s Daniel Whiting (56th, 18:03.89) paced the Fishermen, with Tristan Trudell (70th, 18:21.94) coming in shortly after.
Lower Columbia 6, Green River 1: The Red Devils scored five first-half goals against a short-handed Green River squad in a West Region win at Northlake Field.
Kaylee Murray, Melany Roggow, Emily McCoy, Kayla Willis, Zoey Brimhall and Makenna Spillett scored goals for the Devils. Kayla Willis added two assists, Ashlynn Willis added two assists and Roggow had an assists in the outing. It was Brimhall’s first collegiate goal.
Kennedy Werner and Brianna Vollertson each had a save.
“They only had 10 players, so they put nine on the field at a time,” LCC coach Harlan Cruser said.
The Devils improve to 5-5-3 overall and 3-3-2 in West Region play. They travel to Tacoma on Wednesday.