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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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.