Several teams will be headed to the 2018 State Tournament this upcoming week.
Tillamook Volleyball played a Round 1 match on Saturday, October 27 at home, hosting Henley High School. Although the sets were a tight matchup, the Cheesemakers were able to beat Henley, winning 3-0 (26-24, 25-23, 25-16). They will head to Forest Grove next weekend for the 8 remaining teams will play on the main stage for the 4A State Championship. Their first game will be November 2nd at 3:15pm against the winner of the Banks/Cottage Grove match up.
For the second year in a row, Neah-Kah-Nie High School will be heading to the State Playoffs after claiming the league title.
Neah Kah Nie will face the 14th seed either Friday or Saturday.
Tillamook High School saw 6 of their 7 women's runners place in the top ten at the Cowapa League Championship! Freshman Autumn Patching barely missed the top ten, but wasn't far behind, placing twelfth. Last year's Individual State Champion, Junior Solace Bergeron, placed 1st.
Tillamook Mens Cross Country also saw success. Like the Women's team, they were able to place 6 of 7 runners in the top ten. Their seventh runner placed 15th.
The Cheesemakers will head to Eugene on Saturday for the 4A State Championship Race.
Neah-Kah-Nie Womens Cross Country placed 3 runners in the top ten of the 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 Championships. Nestucca Senior Jessica Bailey placed the highest for the Bobcats, coming in 21st. As a team, Neah-Kah-Nie placed 2nd, just behind Kennedy High School. The Bobcats failed to place as a team.
The Pirates will be sending a team of 6 runners to Eugene for the 3A/2A/1A State Championship race on Saturday.
In the Mens division, only Senior Joe Wilkinson from Nestucca cracked the top ten, placing 3rd. Junior Gustavo Camacho wrapped up the top twenty, placing 20th. Nestucca was able to place 4th as a team, while Neah-Kah-Nie placed 9th as a team. Twelve other runners competed in the 2A/1A Special District Championships. Neither Nestucca nor Neah-Kah-Nie will be sending anyone to the State Championships in the Mens Division.
Official OSAA scores for tOctober 19th high school football games.
Tillamook vs Molalla at Tillamook's Homecoming Game (Copyright 2018 - Coastal Zephyr: A Division of Jenny Bocko Photography LLC)
TILLAMOOK CHEESEMAKERS - VS - SEASIDE SEAGULLS
This week we see the Cheesemakers playing their final regular season game against the Seaside Seagulls. The Cheesemakers are coming off a 26-7 road victory last week over Valley Catholic. The Cheesemakers have a season record of 4-3 overall, 2-2 in league play and are ranked 18th in the OSAA 4A Classification. The Seagulls are coming off their first lost of the season last week against Banks. The Seagulls have a season record of 6-1 overall, 3-1 in league play and are ranked 2nd in the OSAA 4A Classification. Kick off is scheduled for 7pm at Tillamook High School.
NESTUCCA BOBCATS - AT - KNAPPA LOGGERS
This week we see the Bobcats traveling to Knappa taking on the Loggers. The Bobcats are coming off a 54-6 win over Portland Christian. The Bobcats have a season record of 4-2 overall, 3-1 in league play and are ranked 14th in the OSAA 2A Classification. The Loggers are coming off a 34-13 victory over the Gaston Greyhounds last week. The Loggers have a season record of 6-1 overall, 3-1 in league play and are ranked 6th in the OSAA 2A Classification. Kick off is scheduled for 7pm at Knappa High School.
NEAH-KAH-NIE PIRATES - AT - VERNONIA LOGGERS
This week we see the Pirates traveling to Vernonia for their final regular season game against the Loggers. The Pirates are coming off a close 16-14 win last week over the Warrenton Warriors. The Pirates have a season record of 6-1 overall, 5-0 in league play and are ranked 2nd in the OSAA 2A Classification. The Loggers coming off a bye week last week. The Loggers have a season record of 1-5 overall, 1-3 in league play and are ranked 22nd in the OSAA 2A Classification. Kick off is scheduled for 7pm at Vernonia High School.
Pirates #6 Josh Elinsky runs up field just out of the reach of Warriors #11 Devin Jackson in Friday's Homecoming Game. (Copyright 2018, Coastal Zephyr - A Division of Jenny Bocko Photography LLC)
ROCKAWAY BEACH, OR - It was a chilly fall evening and the stands were packed, perfect for Neah-Kah-Nie's Homecoming and final regular season home game against the Warrenton Warriors. Pre-game festivities included a quick program from the Near-Kah-Nie Junior Cheer Squad and senior recognition night.
The Pirates started the night with the ball and were able to slowly march down the field for a touchdown and 2 point conversion making the score 8-0. In the ensuing kickoff the Warriors ran the ball back for a touchdown and an extra point bring the score to 8-7. The remainder of the half had both teams battling to take charge with neither willing to back down. At halftime the score was Pirates 8, Warriors 7. Halftime was filled with more festivities, as the crowd were able to meet the future Pirates of the Neah-Kah-Nie Youth Football Teams, The festivities wrapped up with the Homecoming Coronation with the Senior Class coming in on top.
The second half started the same way as the first half ended, with both teams struggling to take command of the field. The struggle persisted through the 3rd quarter and in to 4th until the Warriors were able to put one in for a touchdown and and extra point making the score 14-8 in favor of Warrenton. The Pirates, not willing to be defeated, fought back getting within a few yards of the goal line. The crowd, mostly silent, came back to life as the Pirates punched it in for another 6 points, tying the game 14-14. The Pirates lined up for a 2 point conversion attempt and the crowd exploded into cheer as they were successful bringing the score to 16-14, silencing the traveling Warrenton fans. Warrenton's attempt at an offensive attack was shut down by the Pirate defense. The Pirates were able to hold off the Warriors the remainder of the game. With the final score 16-14, the Pirates were able to edge past the Warriors to remain undefeated in league play.
The Pirates, now 6-1 (5-0 in League) and ranked 2nd in the OSAA 2A Classification, will travel to Vernonia to take on the Loggers next Friday in their final regular season game. The Vernonia Loggers are 1-5 (1-3 in league) this season but were able to put up 30 points against a powerful Knappa team. A win next week will leave the Pirates undefeated in league and as one of the top playoffs seeds. A win will also secure the Pirates their first league title in 23 years.
Pirates #6 Josh Elinsky running in for a touchdown against Nestucca on September 22nd. - Coastal Zephyr
NEAH-KAH-NIE PIRATES - VS - WARRENTON WARRIORS
This week we see the Pirates playing their final regular season home game against the Warriors of Warrenton. The Pirates are coming off a huge win last week over the league powerhouse Knappa Loggers. The Pirates have a season record of 5-1 overall, 4-0 in league play and are ranked 3rd in the OSAA 2A Classification. The Warriors are coming off a league win last week over the Vernonia Loggers. The Warriors have a season record of 3-2 overall, 2-1 in league play and are ranked 17th in the OSAA 2A Classification. This game is the Pirates homecoming game and senior night. Kickoff is at 7pm but festivities start at 6pm. Come out and help cheer the Pirates on to victory.
NESTUCCA BOBCATS - VS - PORTLAND CHRISTIAN ROYALS
This week we see the Bobcats returning home to taking on the Portland Christian Royals. The Bobcats are coming off a bye week after their big 62-30 league victory over the Gaston Greyhounds on September 28th. The Bobcats have a season record of 3-2 overall, 2-1 in league play and are ranked 13th in the OSAA 2A Classification. The Royals are coming off a 8-29 league loss to the Gaston Greyhounds last week. The Royals have a season record of 2-4 overall, 0-4 in league play and are ranked 30th in the OSAA 2A Classification. Come out and help cheer the Bobcats on to victory.
TILLAMOOK CHEESEMAKERS - AT - VALLEY CATHOLIC VALIANTS
This week we see the Cheesemakers traveling to Beaverton to take on the Valiants of Valley Catholic. The Cheesemakers are coming off a 12 -25 league loss to the Astoria Fishermen last week. The Cheesemakers have a season record of 3-3 overall, 1-2 in league play and are ranked 24th in the OSAA 4A Classification. The Valiants are coming off a crushing 0-55 league loss to the Banks Braves last week. The Valiants have a season record of 2-4 overall, 0-3 in league play and are ranked 21st in the OSAA 4A Classification.
Photo: Pirates #40 Tristian Bennett runs over Loggers #4 Cameron Miethe in Neah-Kah-Nie's stunning victory of Knappa - Copyright Coastal Zephyr, A division of Jenny Bocko Photography LLC
KNAPPA, OR - In a wet and muddy 2A match up, the Neah-Kah-Nie Pirates came out on top, beating league heavy weight Knappa Loggers.
The Pirates were able to take advantage of mistakes made by the Loggers, both on offense and defense. Neah-Kah-Nie was able to put points on the board early in the first quarter, scoring a touch down and two point conversion. The Loggers were able to respond with a touch down but failed to make the conversion, leaving the Pirates ahead 8-6 at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter saw both teams fighting to take control of the game, each scoring again, sitting in a 14-14 tie. But it was the Pirates who were able to take command of the game, putting unanswered points on the board. A half ending touchdown showcased their dominance, bringing the score to 30-14.
The Pirates scored the lone set of points in the second half, scoring a touch down in their first possession in the third quarter. With the two point conversion, they increased their lead to 38-14. Neah Kah Nie' s defense silenced the Loggers offense for the remainder of the game, winning the game 38-14.
The Pirates are now 5-1 overall, but more importantly 4-0 in league play, while Knappa is 5-1 overall, but are 2-1 in league play.
The Pirates win over the Loggers has playoff implications. Knappa has been a perennial playoff participant. They have also frequented the top of the league table and have been often highly ranked. Friday's win puts the Pirates ahead of Knappa not only on the league table, but in 2A State Rankings. The Pirates went into the game ranked 5th, Knappa 3rd. The win moved the Pirates to 3rd in the 2A Classification.
With two games left in the season, last night's win potentially secures the Pirates their second playoff birth in a row and first league championship in years.
Neah-Kah-Nie's next game is at home on Friday the 12th of October against Warrenton. The game kicks off at 7pm. This will be the Pirates Homecoming and Senior Night.
Tuesday the 2nd of October proved to be a rough day for county volleyball. All three teams lost their match ups as the end of the season nears.
NEAH KAH NIE
The Neah Kah Nie Pirates hosted their final home game of the season. They celebrated Senior Night while also raising awareness for breast cancer.
The Pirates hosted the Falcons of Faith Bible. Both teams have struggled this season, with Faith Bible only having 1 win while the Pirates only having 2 wins coming into this match up.
The two teams played an evenly played match up, but Faith Bible took the Pirates in three sets, 25-22, 26-24, 25-21.
Neah Kah Nie has three games left in the season, all of which are on the road.
The Nestucca Bobcats have had a fairly successful season. They headed to Gaston last Friday riding a 9 game winning streak. Gaston had other plans, beating the Bobcats 3-1. Nestucca had hoped for better results against Vernonia on Tuesday, but once again fell 3-0. These losses are the first that Nestucca have had since the 5th of September when they fell to Portland Christian. The Bobcats have otherwise dominated their opponents winning matches 3-0 , or rarely giving up a set, winning 3-1. The Bobcats have 4 games left in the season, with their last two games at home.
The Bobcats sit 11-6 overall, 6-3 in league play. Their only league losses have been to the three teams above them in the standings. They are currently sitting in 4th place in league play and are ranked 20th in the 2A Classification.
After a successful week last week, Tillamook fell to the #1 (4A Classification) ranked Valley Catholic. The match up went to all 5 sets, with each set closely contested.
The Cheesemakers sit 2nd in Cowapa League play. They are ranked 5th in the 4A Classification. They will be participating in two tournaments, one this weekend and one next weekend, and have four league games left. Their last game, and last home game, will be on Thursday the 18th of October. It will be a rematch of Tuesdays matchup against Valley Catholic.
There is the adage "It ain't over 'til the fat lady sings." The Cheesemakers took that to heart last Thursday against the Fishermen from Astoria.
Tillamook went into the half without a goal and down by 1. Although the second half started out relatively evenly, the Cheesemakers began putting pressure on Astoria's defense. With less than 10 minutes left in the match, Tillamook took advantage of Astoria's complaicency and scored. Not once. Not twice. But three times, all in a matter of a few minutes, leaving the Fishermen stunned.
The Cheesemakers walked away with their second league win, beating out Astoria 3-1.
Tillamook traveled to 7th ranked Seaside on Tuesday, but were not successful in finding the goal like they were against Astoria. They fell to Seaside 2-0. The loss was only their 3rd loss of the season and their first league loss.
Tillamook currently sits 6-3 overall and 2-1 in league play. They are ranked 19th in the 4A Classification.