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.
Bobcats Basketball hosted the City Christian Lions in a Friday night double header. The Lady Bobcats opened the match up.
The Bobcats were able to score early to gain a lead against the Lions, but it was a lead they would not be able to hold. The Lions strong defense was able to limit opportunities for the Bobcats. The Lions were able to take advantage of some lucky three point shots and free throws as they finished ahead, beating Nestucca 46-31.
The men's match up seemed to follow the fate of the women's game. The Lions defense was able to hold back the host team. The Bobcats struggled against the strong full court press. The Bobcats fell to City Christian, 63-38.
The Bobcats Women's Team are 4-8 for the season and 2-2 in league play.
The Bobcats Men's Team are 1-11 for the season and 0-4 in league play.
Tillamook's Men's basketball team had a rough Friday night at home hosting Gladstone. In their previous match up this season, Gladstone beat the Cheesemakers by a 30 point margin.
The visitors were able to take a good lead in the first quarter, but the Cheesemakers were able to level the playing field as the first quarter ended. The close battle would not remain as the two teams entered the second quarter, despite strong support and loud cheers from the stands. Gladstone was able to pull away and gain a lead they wouldn't lose, beating Tillamook 66-49.
Tillamook now sits at 2-10 for the season.
Tillamook's Women's Basketball team played away on Friday, visiting Gladstone. They lost 61-32.
The Lady Cheesemakers are 8-5 overall.
Neah-Kah-Nie Basketball played away on Friday night, visiting Columbia Christian.
The Mens team lost 74-34. They are 6-5 overall, 2-3 in league play.
The Women's team got the sole win out of all the schools on Friday night, beating Columbia Christian 29-23. They are 4-5 overall, 3-2 in league play.
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Winter sports kicked off this past week for Tillamook Schools. Tillamook, Neah-Kah-Nie, and Nestucca all will be hosting Mens and Women's Basketball and Wrestling. Tillamook will be hosting Mens and Women's Swimming.
Tillamook Women's Basketball kicked off the season winning their first two match ups. They played Wednesday at home, beating out Woodburn 56-51. They traveled on Friday to play Siuslaw, winning 47-41.
Tillamook Mens Basketball had their first match up last night against Siuslaw, winning a close matchup, 48-44.
Neah-Kah-Nie Womens basketball started their season with a jamboree at Astoria on Thursday before traveling to Waldport on Friday. The Lady Pirates lost a close game 48-40.
Neah-Kah-Nie Mens Basketball started their season off with a win, beating out home team Waldport 77-63.
Nestucca Bobcats Women's Basketball started the season at a jamboree hosted by Toledo, while the mens team participated in a jamboree followed by a trip to Warrenton for a matchup. The Bobcats fell 48-37.
Both Wrestling and Swim Team hosted meets this weekend with great success.
All sports will non league events through December before entering league play in the new year.
The Tillamook Cheesemakers faced tough competition at the 4A State Tournament in Forest Grove last weekend, which saw league rival Valley Catholic place first.
Tillamook lost it's first game to Cottage Grove in a tightly contested match that went to 5 sets. Having fallen 3 sets to 2, they were placed in the consolation column and had to wait until the next day to continue play. Saturday they faced Junction City, shutting them out 3 sets to none. That win allowed them to play one last match, where the faced Hidden Valley. Unfortunately their luck ran dry, falling 3 sets to 1. Their loss in this match placed the Cheesemakers at 6th place in the 4A State Championship.
The Neah-Kah-Nie Pirates hosted the Lost River Raiders today for a 2A State Quarterfinal Matchup. It was a beautiful day for a game of football, sunshine with a bit of breeze.
Both teams appeared to be evenly matched as the first quarter carried on, neither being able to put points on the score board. Lost River was able to finally beat the Pirate's defense, scoring a touchdown followed by an extra point. The Pirates were able to get close to the end zone, but it was always just out of reach. Going into halftime, the Raiders held a 7-0 lead over the Pirates.
Despite the excitement and large crowd rooting the Pirates, the 3rd quarter proved to be a tough quarter. Lost River was able to score twice more, extending their lead to 21. Their dominance prevented the Pirates from putting any points on the board. The Pirates were able to hold the Raiders from scoring in the 4th quarter, but were unable to score any points themselves.
The Raiders were able to pick up the winner moves on Quarterfinal Game, 21-0, ending the Pirates season.
The loss is only the second loss of the season for the Pirates, who were the 2A Special District 1 Champions. Their only other loss came to 3A school Amity High School (Amity is ranked 2 in 3A classifications and is in the semi-finals). The Pirates were also able to improve upon last year, beating rival Knappa as well as making it to the Quarter Finals in the playoffs. Last year, the Pirates fell in Round 1.
Congratulations to the Pirates for a great season!
Also of note: Announced at the game, Coach Chris Bennett has been honored as Coach Of The Year. Congratulations, Coach!
All three schools in Tillamook County sent runners to the State Championships in Eugene today.
In the 3A/2A/1A classification, Neah-Kah-Nie's Women's team placed 6th overall.
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In the 2A/1A classification, Nestucca's Mens team placed 9th overall.
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In the 4A Classification, Tillamook's Mens and Womens teams both placed 3rd overall.
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