Tiger track team dominates the Tide
The Newberg High School boys track squad dominated in its first dual meet of the season April 6 at home against Glencoe, demolishing the Crimson Tide 120-24.
NHS junior Brody Compton finished third and senior William Allen fifth in the 100-meter dash (times were unavailable as of press time).
Tiger junior Garrett Chaffee earned a first-place finish in the 200-meter dash with a personal best time of 23.35, edging out second-place Compton, who ran a 24.07. Chaffee set a PR of 51.16 to notch a first-place finish in the 400 meters as well.
Junior distance runner Anthony Giesch edged out his brother Zachary for first place in the 800 meters with PR times of 2:04.10 and 2:06.42, respectively. NHS' sophomore Caden Smith finished in third at 2:06.47 as the Tigers swept the first three spots in the race.
The Giesch brothers finished first and second in the 1,500 meters as well, with Anthony edging Zachary by a mere 0.01 of a second at 4:29.92.
Owen Wheatley, a sophomore, earned points for the Tigers with a third-place finish in the 3,000 meters at 11:55.00.
The 110-meter high hurdles saw Newberg runners finish first and third after freshman Dax Duggan earned a personal best at 18.95 and junior Kai Clark a PR at 19.45. Junior Caleb Graham claimed fifth place with a time of 20.79 as well.
The tables were turned in the 300-meter hurdles, when Graham earned first with a time of 45.30 and Duggan was second at 45.60. Clark ended up fifth in that race, logging a PR at 47.71 as well.
The 4 x 100 relay team of Chaffee, Sam Murphy, Compton and Brady Smith ran to a first-place finish in 44.65 to edge out Glencoe.
The 4 x 400 relay team of Christian Buck, Compton, Smith and Chaffee was first with a time of 3:38.59, outdistancing second-place Glencoe by more than eight seconds.
In the field events, senior Joshua McClatchey and junior Kaizen Sekiguchi finished first and second in the shot put with throws of 39 feet 7 inches and 39-05, respectively. Izaiah Woody claimed fourth place in the event with a toss of 35-01.Sekiguchi finished first (122-11) and Woody third (108-06) in the discus. They were joined in the top five by senior Nickolas Swisher, who threw a 97-09 to earn fifth.
Multisport athlete Gavin Korkeakoski, a senior, led the way in the javelin, earning first place with a heave of 172-11. McClatchey was second at 138-11 and Swisher finished third with a 134-10.
Gabriel Bondurant, Nathan Call and Mason Clay finished 1-2-3 in the high jump with leaps of 5-6, 5-6 and 5-4, respectively.
Not to be outdone, the Tiger pole vaulting squad of junior Zeke Sikkema, senior Kai Clark and Bondurant took the top three spots with marks of 12-6, 11-0 and 8-6, respectively.
In the long jump, Smith was first at 21-6, Buck third at 19-5 and Murphy fourth at 18-7. Buck also finished first in the triple jump with a mark of 39-7, outdistancing Call in third with a 35-5 leap.
The NHS girls track squad earned a slim victory over the Tide as well, scoring a 81-64 win over Glencoe in the Pacific Conference match-up.
The Tigers suffered their third consecutive loss and sixth of the season on April 5 when they were battered 11-1 by Glencoe in the first of three home and away games on consecutive days against the Crimson Tide. Glencoe emerged the victor the following day as well, handing Newberg a 9-8 loss in the second game of the three-game series.
Newberg is in last place in the seven-team Pacific Conference.
Next up for Newberg (0-1 Pacific Conference, 1-6 overall) is a Tuesday game at McMinnville, then a home game versus the Grizzlies the following day.
The Tigers' unbeaten record came to an end April 7 when they suffered a 5-1 loss at McNary to go to 10-1 on the season.
Newberg had been perfect up to that point, racing to a 10-0 record after edging Sandy 6-2 in a nonleague home game April 5.
Newberg continued its lead up to the beginning of Pacific Conference play with a 1-0 win versus Lakeridge on Friday, then faced Canby on Monday and Tigard on April 13 (results unavailable at press time).
Newberg opens conference play with an away game versus rival Sherwood on April 19.
NHS girls rugby
The Tigers suffered a 32-20 loss to the Salem Snapping Turtles on March 19, then were trampled by the East County Grackles 54-19 on April 2.
Newberg traveled to McMinnville to take on the Valley Panthers on Saturday (results unavailable at press time), then were set for another away game versus the Renegades on April 16.
C.S. Lewis Track and field
Senior Nicolas Hurst earned a second-place finish in the boys high jump on April 2 with a leap of 5 feet 6 inches, a personal best, at the Jefferson Jump-Off on April 2. Teammate Dylan Brown, a sophomore, cleared 4'-10" to take fifth place in the meet.
Hurst showed his versatility in the boys long jump as well, notching sixth place in the long jump with an 18'-1" mark. Fellow Watchman Daz Garlinghouse earned 11th place with a leap of 16-11. Watchmen Chase Klus (16-5.5) and Dylan Brown (16-1.5) earned 14th and 15th, respectively.
CSLA's Jami Joekema, a sophomore, earned a tie for 11th place in the high jump with an effort of 3-8. She also notched a 14th place effort in the long jump of 10-9.5, finishing just ahead of teammate Emma Sutherlan, a senior, who notched a 9-9.5 jump.
The Watchmen traveled to St. Paul for the Austin Smith Throwers Meet, where Jack Eubanks earned first place in the shotput with a mark of 35-7, a personal best. Chase Klus notched a 25th-place finish in the discuss with a throw of 66-7, a personal best as well. Sophomore Jamison Dorman earned a 13th-place finish in the javelin, edging out teammate Eubanks, who finished in 14th place with a 85-10 mark.
Julia Hiemuller and Hoekema were the sole CSLA finishers in the top 20 in the throws meet, heaving the javelin 49-1 and 44-0.5, respectively.
The Watchmen next competed in the AMJ Invitation on Saturday in Blue River (results were unavailable at press time). They will next travel to the Southwest Christian Invite on Thursday in Sherwood.
St. Paul softball
The Buckaroos suffered a 17-5 pasting at the hands of league rival Perrydale on April 5 to go to 1-2 in the Casco League (2-4 overall). St. Paul then dropped a 9-3 decision to Neah-Kah-Nie on April 7 to drop to 1-3 in conference, 2-5 overall.
The Bucks were in eighth place in the nine-team league as of April 8.
Next up for St. Paul is an April 11 league game versus Gaston, then another league tilt against Vernonia at home on April 12.
St. Paul track and field
Sophomore Jesse Rincon notched a leap of 4 feet 10 inches to earn sixth place in the high jump on April 2 at the Jefferson Jump-Off. Matthew Petrjanos, a senior, was second in the meet in the long jump after notching a 19-7.5. Teammate George Pohlschneider leapt 18-3 to finish in fifth place. He added a second-place finish in the triple jump with a mark of 37-11 as well. Julio Torres finished in eighth place in the event with a 31-11 mark.
Sophomore Stella Koch earned a first-place finish in the triple jump at the Jefferson Jump-Off with a mark of 31-7. Meredith Coleman collected fourth place in the event after leaping 28-5.5.
Koch also earned first place in the long jump with a personal best 14-4, besting fourth-place Coleman by four inches.
Frankie Lear was fifth in the high jump with a mark of 4-0.
The Bucks hosted the St. Paul Buckaroo Round-up on Saturday at home (results unavailable at press time) and will compete in the Southwest Christian Invitational on Thursday.
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