The Nestucca Bobcats opened their volleyball season at home tonight. They hosted Riverside in a non-league matchup.
The Bobcats took an early 4-0 lead in the first set, but the Mavericks were able to come from behind and dominate the rest of the set, overpowering the Bobcats 25-14. The Bobcats fought back in the second set, leveling the match at 1-1 with a 25-22 set win. The Mavericks were able to come back in the 3rd set going up 2-1 before finishing the match with a 25-22 4th set win against the Bobcats. The Bobcats lost 3-1.
The Bobcats will play in a couple tournaments starting this weekend before coming home for a home match on the 9th of September. They will host Portland Christian in their first league matchup at 6:30pm on September 9th.
Tillamook snapped a 2 game losing streak on Friday, beating out Seaside 16-5. The win was also pay back for a loss to the Seagulls earlier in the week which saw the Cheesemakers fall 8-7.
The Cheesemakers hosted Astoria on Thursday, keeping the game tight, only to lose 9-8.
The next week will once again see Tillamook play 3 games (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). They will host Astoria again on Monday, face Banks at home on Wednesday, and have yet another face off against Seaside, which will be at home as well.
The Cheesemakers are 8-7 overall, with a 2-5 league record.
Neah-Kah-Nie hosted a Northwest League Track Meet last Thursday. Teams from Nestucca, Kappa, Vernonia, and Portland Christian travelled to participate.
Results for the meet are below. They are provided by www.athletic.net
The past two weeks have been busy for local Baseball and Softball teams.
Neah-Kah-Nie Baseball travelled to John Day over spring break where they played in the Grant Union Les Schwab Tournament. The Pirates experienced their first losses of the season, losing all 3 of their games.
They returned home to play on Wednesday against county rival, Nestucca High School. The matchup saw the Pirates return to winning form, beating out the Bobcats 15-5. The Pirates sit at 7-3 overall, with a 3-0 record in league play.
Bobcats Baseball also traveled to John Day for the Grant Union Les Schwab Tournament. They also struggled against their opponents, but managed to leave with a 1-2 tournament record. The Bobcats have a split record, 5-5 overall, 2-2 in league play.
The Bobcats were scheduled to host Neah-Kah-Nie in a double header match up on Friday, but the game was cancelled due to weather. The ga
The Tillamook Cheesemakers have gotten off to a rough start to their season. They lost their league opener on Wednesday to Banks in a close matchup. They managed to hold Banks to only 3 runs, but were only able to put 2 runs on the board. Pre-season play saw the Cheesemakers struggle, losing 7 of 9 non-league games. Their two wins came in tournaments played at Seaside High School and Magnolia High School (California). The Cheesemakers are 2-8 overall, 0-1 in league play.
Neah-Kah-Nie Pirates Softball played Vernonia and Sheridan over spring break, losing both match ups. The hosted Nestucca this past Tuesday, winning a tightly contested match up 19-16. This would be their first win of the season.
The Bobcats started the season strong, but have hit a rough patch, losing their past three match ups.
The Tillamook Cheesemakers fell to Banks 21-1 on Tuesday. They rebounded back to beat Seaside 11-5 on Thursday.
The Neah-Kah-Nie Pirates continue to see success on the baseball diamond. They hosted the Vernonia Loggers in what was supposed to be a league play double header on Friday. Due to the length of game one, the second game was not completed.
The game started with a slight drizzle and cold temperatures, but that would soon clear. The Loggers came out in the first inning with the bats swinging. They slugged in 2 runs in the first inning. The Pirates answered, scoring 7 runs in the bottom of the first.
The second inning saw more runs scored, with the Loggers putting 2 unanswered runs on the scoreboard.
The third inning would prove to be a difficult one for the Pirates defense. The inning started with a runner getting on base due to an error by third basemen Josh Elinsky. The next two batters would get on base by a walk and hit by pitch. Neah-Kah-Nie Pitcher Keygan Wagner managed to get the Loggers to swing and pop up, getting 2 consecutive pop up outs. This is where the bases loaded became a problem for the Pirates. Two singles by Logger batters brought in 3 runs before the final out was made. This brought the game to a tie ballgame, 7-7, going into the bottom of the third.
Keygan Wagner came to bat first in the bottom of the third, hoping to make up some runs lost in the top of the inning. He got on base with a no out single. Josh Longfellow was hit by a pitch, putting runners on first and second with no outs. Josh Elinsky came to bat and hammered a 2 run triple to center field. Three more runs would be scored, extending the lead 11 to 7. This proved to be the nail in the coffin.
The Pirates would score runs in every following inning, while only allowing 2 more runs from the Loggers. Keygan Wagner was credited with the win for the Pirates.
The Pirates go 5-0 for the season, 2-0 in league play. They will host Sheridan on Monday at 430pm
The Cheesemakers hosted the Molalla Indians on Thursday.
The game started in with slightly drizzly, dark weather, like a bad omen. The first inning saw the Cheesemakers shut out the Indians, while they were able to put 2 runs on the board.
Unfortunately, the Cheesemakers would struggle the rest of the game earning runs. The Indians were able to get good looks at the pitches, consistently putting runners on the bags. They would score 10 runs on the scoreboard before the game ended. Despite the sunshine coming out, the Cheesemakers were only able to answer with 2 more runs, for a final score of 10-4.
The Cheesemakers are currently 4-2 overall.
The Nestucca Bobcats have had a busy week on the baseball diamond.
On Monday they traveled to Portland Christian for a double header. They were able to snag wins in both match ups. They won 6-4 in the first game, 4-2 in the second. They returned home for a third battle against Portland Christian. The game started off rough for the Bobcats, with the Royals getting on the board right off the bat with three runs scored in the first inning. The Bobcats were shut down in the first inning. The Royals scored again in the second and third innings, scoring 2 runs in each inning, with the Bobcats unable to answer. By the end of the game, Nestucca was only able to put one run on the scoreboard. They were unable to complete a three game sweep against the Royals, losing 10-1.
The Bobcats traveled to John Day for a baseball tournament for the weekend. They played their first match up today, losing to Santiam Christian 8-2.
Baseball and Softball at the three local high schools is in full swing. Games started last week, including a county opening day matchup between Tillamook and Neah-Kah-Nie.
Tillamook Baseball and Softball
Tillamook baseball kicked off their season against Newport. They played away in the first in a three week string of away games. They fell to Newport 13-1. The Cheesemakers traveled to Seaside for the weekend (15th-17th March) to participate in a 3 day tournament, winning one of three games. They returned to the north coast to play against Waldport on the 19th of March.
Tillamook softball kicked off the season with a win against Neah-Kah-Nie. The Cheesemakers would win 4 in a row before falling to Gladstone yesterday, 13-3. The Cheesemakers next home game is Thursday, March 21st against Molalla.
Neah-Kah-Nie Baseball and Softball
Pirates Baseball opened their season at home with a 5-4 win against Santiam. They traveled to Waldport on Friday in the first of three road games, winning 20-8. The Pirates return home for a match up against Vernonia on Friday, March 22nd.
Pirates Softball opened their season against Tillamook at home on a chilly afternoon last week. They fell 33-0 against the Cheesemakers. They hosted Santiam at home, before traveling to Waldport, then returned this week to host a double header against Vernonia. The Pirates were unable to secure a win in their recent matchups.
Nestucca BAseball and Softball
Nestucca Baseball started their season with a canceled game to weather, but didn't have to wait long to get out on the diamond. The next day game against Willamina was a go, with the Bobcats winning 21-2. The Bobcats started their weekend with a loss against Warrenton, but came back on Monday to beat out Portland Christian twice in a double header matchup (6-4, 4-2).
Bobcats Softball started the season with a loss, losing to Warrenton 20-10. They would reverse that score the next day in a match up against Regis, this time winning 20-10. The Bobcats travelled to Portland Christian on Monday, meeting them out twice in a double header matchup, 28-0 and 16-4
Both Bobcats teams will host Portland Christian tomorrow, March 20th at 430pm.
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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.