Cougar track 5th at state: Regis, Cascade baseball head to playoffs

June, 2016 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation

James DayBy James Day

The Cascade High School track and field team turned in strong performances across the board May 20-21 at Hayward Field in Eugene. The Cougars’ girls squad, led by Amanda Wiebenga’s victory in the pole vault, scored 46 points to finished fifth. The boys racked up 13 points and were 19th.

“Our girls were just three points shy of a trophy,” Cascade Coach Dan Petersen told Our Town. “We brought a bus load of kids in every event area to state because of the work ethic of this team and the dedication of every Cascade track and field coach. The season was a lot of fun and very satisfying.”

Wiebenga vaulted 10-6 to win her event because “she did everything right in practice every day,” said Petersen, who praised assistant coach Paul Wilson for her being “ready physically and mentally on every attempt.”

Also contributing for the girls were Elisa Kanoff (third in 200, fourth in 100), Christy Seaton (third in 100 hurdles, fifth in high jump), Kalulu Ngaida (eighth in long jump, third in triple jump), Halle Wright (fourth in shot put), Maliah Russell (seventh, 800) and Molly Rose (eighth, triple jump).

The boys 4×100 relay team of Garrett Yunker, Lucas Bjorklund, Austin Martin and Brandon Martin finished third in 43.55 with “near perfect handoffs,” Petersen said.  Brandon Martin took sixth in the 200, John Schirmer was eighth in the 100 hurdles and teamed up with Yunker, Bjorklund and Austin Martin to finish sixth in the 4×400 relay.

Baseball: Baseball playoffs have begun in earnest. Regis, which tied St. Paul and Kennedy for the Tri-River Conference title with a 13-3 league record, is the No. 11 seed in the Class 2A/1A bracket. Cascade, which finished second behind Philomath with a 10-5 record in the Oregon West, is the No. 14 seed in Class 4A.

Regis coach Don Heuberger, in his 38th year leading the Rams, shared coach of the year honors in the Tri-River with Kennedy’s Kevin Moffatt and Julio Vela of St. Paul. Rams sophomore Brandon Piete was named both player of the year and pitcher of the year.

Also on the first team for Regis were infielder JaVon Logan and senior designated hitter Andrew Schmitt. Junior outfielder Charlie Gescher and junior utility player Brycen Schumacher were named to the second team.

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Golf: The Regis boys team finished second behind Cascade Christian in the Class 3A-2A-1A tournament May 16-17 at Emerald Valley in Creswell. Kyle Humphreys tied for fourth at 154 to lead the Rams. Also scoring for Regis were Casey Humphreys (12th at 166), Dawson Dickey (15th, 170), Seth Kelley (tied for 26th, 190) and Gibson Brown (63rd, 224).

The Stayton girls, meanwhile, took eighth in the 4A-3A-2A-1A tournament at Eagle Crest in Redmond. Ellie Baddeley was 22nd, Abbie Schafer was 31st, Grace Bromley was 41st, Makenzie Schwarm was 49th and Shelby Crook was 50th.

Stayton freshman Evan Massena was 49th as an individual in the boys 4A meet at Emerald Valley.

Equestrian: Scio captured the small team title and Cascade took seventh in the same class at the OHSET state equestrian championships May 11-15 at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center in Redmond. Scio scored 115 points, with Cascade totaling 43.

Allison Studnick and Shelby Bishop took second in working pairs for Scio, while Autumn Mitchell and Taylor Toman were fifth in 2-man birangle. Bishop was fifth in working rancher, Mitchell was sixth in steer daubing, Toman was seventh in individual flags and Mitchell, Studnick, Toman and Bishop were 11th in Canadian flags.

For Cascade, Lindsay Krieger was fourth in hunt seat equitation, eighth in trail equitation and 11th in Western horsemanship. Sydney Massingale was eighth in driving, and Madelynn Knutson also participated.

Tennis: The Cascade doubles team of Austin Schaeffer and Jake Nelson, which finished third at the district meet, advanced to the quarterfinals at the Class 4A boys championships. Daniel Suezle, fourth at districts, participated in singles for the Cougars, while the girls doubles team of Tori Lewis and JaJa Osuna, also fourth at districts, played into the consolation semifinals

Other spring results Cascade, under the direction of Alexandria Greenwell, finished fifth in Class 4A band.

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