The Neah-Kah-Nie Pirates and Nestucca Bobcats headed to Toledo this past weekend for the 2A/1A Special District 1 district playoffs.
Nestucca had a few wrestlers place in the top 8, with their best placement in 2nd place: Connor Cook in the 195 weight class. The Bobcats placed 9th out of 12 teams.
The Pirates saw better results with 5 wrestlers placing first in their weight class. These wrestlers will head to the state Tournament this upcoming weekend at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.
132 Eochaid Fry, Neah Kah Nie
182 Travis Bennett, Neah Kah Nie
195 Jett Johnson, Neah Kah Nie and Connor Cook, Nestucca
220 Tristan Bennett, Neah Kah Nie
285 Travis Jonsson, Neah Kah Nie
1 Vernonia, OR Vernonia, OR 282.5
2 Neah-Kah-Nie, OR Neah-Kah-Nie, OR 141.0
3 Knappa, OR Knappa, OR 114.0
4 Santiam, OR Santiam, OR 106.5
5 Siletz Valley/Eddyville Charter, OR Siletz Valley, OR 103.0
5 Toledo, OR Toledo, OR 103.0
7 Gervais, OR Gervais, OR 91.0
8 Colton, OR Colton, OR 74.0
9 Nestucca, OR Nestucca, OR 69.0
10 Sheridan, OR Sheridan, OR 53.0
11 Kennedy, OR Kennedy, OR 32.0
12 Waldport, OR Waldport, OR 21.0
The basketball season wrapped up this weekend for local teams.
Neah-Kah-Nie mens and women's basketball both entered into the Northwest League Playoffs. Nestucca's women's team joined the Pirates in the playoffs as well.
The Pirate's mens team played Portland Christian on Tuesday, winning 68-51 to advance to game play on Thursday against Knappa. The Pirates lost to Knappa 56-46, but were sent to a consolation match on Saturday. They fell to Gaston in the 3rd place match up on Saturday.
The Pirate's women's team won a closely contested match up against Faith Bible last Wednesday, winning 26-24, before falling to Portland Christian 53-28. They played in a consolation match on Saturday, losing to City Christian 41-31.
The Bobcats were knocked out in first round play, losing to City Christian.
The Northwest League is sending Knappa and Columbia Christian to the 2A State Playoffs on the mens side. Portland Christian and Vernonia will be representing the Northwest League on the women's side.
The Cheesemakers hosted Valley Catholic on Thursday in their final game of the season.
The Lady Cheesemakers fell early in the match up, but were able to reduce the deficit in the third quarter, tying the game at two different points. After three Cheesemakers fouled out in short succession, Valley Catholic took advantage of the Cheesemakers in the fourth quarter. The Valiants of Valley Catholic beat out the Cheesemakers 53-45. The women's team ended the season 0-8 in league play and 9-13 in overall play.
The mens game was not a closely contested match up like the lady's game. Valley Catholic came out strong, dominating the Cheesemakers throughout the whole game. Each quarter saw the deficit get larger and larger. Tillamook lost 70-31. The mens team ends the season 0-8 in league play and 3-19 in overall play.
Sports // 02.13.2019 12:15am
The Neah-Kah-Nie Pirates mens team hosted Portland Christian Royals in the first round of Northwest League playoffs on Tuesday night.
The Pirates came out strong early, dominating the Royals. The first quarter ended with the Pirates holding a double digit lead. They were able to expand their lead in the second quarter, going into halftime with a 41-21 lead.
The Royals came back from the half with a bit of fight to them. They were able to take advantage of mistakes made by the Pirates. The Pirates lost some of their lead, but never had a lead less than double digits for the rest of the game.
The Pirates beat out the Royals 68 to 51. They will travel to Knappa on Thursday for the next round of league playoffs.
The Neah-Kah-Nie Pirates hosted an all league wrestling meet on Friday. The Pirates went into the meet ranked 8th. The meet would pit them against other wrestlers from schools in the 2A/1A Special District 1 conference. This included county rival Nestucca Bobcats and 7th ranked Vernonia Loggers.
Both Bobcats and Pirates wrestlers saw success in this past weekend's meet. They meet up again in a District Playoff this upcoming weekend in Toledo.
Highlights from this weekend's meet:
126 weight class
Sammie Osias, Nestucca High School went 3-0
132 weight class
Ecca Fry, Neah-Kah-Nie High School went 4-0
145 weight class
Jacob Waldron, Neah-Kah-Nie High School went 4-1
152 weight class
Leif Marsh, Nestucca High School went 3-0
Isais Perez, Neah-Kah-Nie High School went 1-2
160 weight class
Marshal Raymond, Nestucca High School went 3-0
182 weight class
Travis Bennett, Neah-Kah-Nie High School went 2-0
Jack Remington, Nestucca High School went 2-1
195 weight class
Jett Johnson, Neah-Kah-Nie High School went 1-0
Connor Cook, Nestucca High School went 0-1
220 weight class
Tristian Bennett, Neah-Kah-Nie High School went 2-0
Isaac Barnes, Nestucca High School went 1-1
Travis Jonsson, Neah-Kah-Nie High School went 2-0
Jon Lommen, Neah-Kah-Nie High School went 1-1
Tillamook High School Wrestling continued their winning streak at the Special District 1 meet this weekend. Tillamook hosted the two day event.
The Cheesemakers, who were ranked 1st in the 4A classification in a recent coaches poll, placed in the top 5 in 13 of the 14 weight classes. Wrestlers Quintin Metcalfe, Luis Macias, Miquel Niemi, Caleb Werner, and Fabian Niemi all placed first in their respective weight class.
As a team, the Cheesemakers placed first in the tournament. They outscored the second place team by more than double the points.
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6North Marion 109.0
The Nestucca Bobcats Womens Basketball team has earned a berth into the Northwest League Playoffs. They will travel to City Christian on Tuesday.
Neah-Kah-Nie's Womens Basketball team also earned a berth into the NWL Playoffs. Their game is also away, with the Pirates traveling to Faith Bible for their matchup.
The Pirate's Mens team will be playing at home on Tuesday, hosting a NWL Playoff matchup.
The Tillamook Cheesemakers hosted the Astoria Fishermen in a late season matchup on Thursday.
The Lady Mooks kicked off the double header, facing off against the #8 ranked team in the 4A Classification from Astoria. The Fishermen kicked off the first quarter with a 10-0 run, dominating the court. They extended their lead over the Cheesemakers in the second quarter, going into half time with a 29-11 score. The second half proved to be difficult for the Cheesemakers as well, losing to Astoria 68-35.
The Lady Cheesemakers are 0-6 in league play with an overall 9-11 record.
The mens teams for both the Cheesemakers and the Fishermen have been struggling this season in league play. The match up between the two teams was a tight back and forth contest which saw the several lead changes. The Cheesemakers were unable to maintain the lead, giving the Fishermen only their second league win. The final score was 42-38.
The Cheesemakers are 0-6 in league play and 3-17 overall.
Both teams travel to take on Seaside on Tuesday, February 12th. Seaside's Mens Team is ranked #2 in the 4A Classification. Seaside's Womens team is ranked #18 in the 4A Classification, but have found little success in league play, going only 1-5.
The Cheesemakers return home on Thursday, February 14th for Senior Night against Valley Catholic.
Neah-Kah-Nie hosted the Nestucca Bobcats on Saturday in a county rivalry matchup. The Bobcats hoped to secure a win, having only won 2 out of their past 10 games. The Pirates hoped to seek revenge on a closely contested loss to Nestucca earlier in the season.
The Pirates came out strong, taking an 18-5 lead in the first quarter. Scoring slowed for the home team in the second quarter, ending the half with a 26-13 lead over the Bobcats. The second half of the game saw the Pirates break away even further from the Bobcats, with the Pirates winning 60-33.
The Neah-Kah-Nie Pirates are ranked 14th in the 2A classification. They are currently 9-6 in league play, 13-8 overall. They sit in 3rd place in the Northwest League behind Columbia Christian and Knappa.
The Nestucca Bobcats are 2-12 in league play, 3-19 overall. Their only 2 league wins come against the Pirates and the Faith Bible Falcons. The Bobcats play their final home game against Knappa next week before traveling to Faith Bible to end the season.
The Lady Pirates hosted league and county rivals Nestucca Bobcats on Saturday afternoon. The matchup proved to be a heated contest.
The Bobcats kicked off the match scoring the first basket of the game. Neah-Kah-Nie fought back going on a 14-4 run in the first quarter.
The Pirates domination would waver in the second quarter with the Bobcats holding them to only 5 points scored, while the visitors were able to add 9 points to their score.
The second half proved to be a tight race to the basket. Heated contests for the ball resulted in several collisions and jump balls. The Pirates were able to maintain their lead in the second half, beating out the Bobcats 36-26.
Neah-Kah-Nie Pirates are 8-7 (9-10 overall) in league play, sitting in 4th place in the league table.
Nestucca Bobcats are 7-7 (9-12 overall) in league play, sitting in 6th place in the league table.