Football debuts set: Stayton, Cascade meet Sept. 29

August, 2017 Posted in Community, School, Sports & Recreation

James DayThe Stayton High football team will make its debut under new coach Randy Nyquist at home on Sept. 1 against Estacada. Cascade, which advanced to the Class 4A semifinals a year ago, opens on the road Sept. 1 at Marshfield in Coos Bay.

The two Oregon West Conference rivals meet Sept. 29 at Cascade.

Regis, meanwhile, begins defense of its Class 2A state title with a Sept. 1 home contest vs. Blanchet Catholic. The Rams close the regular season at Kennedy.

Teams in cross country, football, volleyball and soccer can begin conditioning drills Aug. 7. The first full practice date is Aug. 14, with first OSAA-sanctioned contests or jamborees starting Aug. 24.

Alumni watch: Chemeketa Community College freshman centerfielder Tabatha Humphrey, from Cascade, batted .364 for the 18-23 Storm and led the team in runs scored (41), stolen bases (14) and was tied for the second on the squad with 52 hits. She struck out just eight times in 143 at-bats.

Chemeketa sophomore Ashley Fislar, another former Cascade athlete, batted .294 as a third baseman with four homers and 18 RBIs.

Corban University sophomore Shelby Jenkins, from Aumsville, finished fourth in the triple jump at the Cascade Collegiate Conference championships with a mark of 34-10. Jenkins also took 12th in the long jump (15-7.75).

Nathan Martin, a Corban junior from Cascade, finished seventh in the 100 (10.93) and seventh in the 200 (22.48) while also running a leg on the Warriors’ fourth-place 4×400 relay squad which ran 3:21.71. Martin helped lead Corban to a fourth-place team finish.

Eastern Oregon junior Liz Ayers, from Regis, participated in three events at the Cascade Conference championships. She finished sixth in the hammer (136-2), eighth in the javelin (114-10) and 13th in the shot put (32-10.25)

Stayton fun runs: More than 170 people participated in the annual 4th of July runs, with two stars from Stayton High’s district cross country championship team turning in victories.

Casey Pugh, an in-coming senior, won the 5-kilometer trail event in 17:19.2, while teammate Matthew Frazeur, a junior in the fall, ran 37:34.6 to win the 10K trail run. Michelle Rose, 29, was the top woman in the 10K (41:52.3),while Lisa Trimble Scheirman, 39, was the first female finisher in the 10K (23:27.5).

Amy Nash, 43, was the overall winner and top female in the 3K run in 12:54.2. Keaton Nelson, 18, was the top male in 13:49.7.

The 3K walk turned into a family affair, with Sophia Casarez, 13, taking top honors and top female in 19:02.2. Bob Casarez, 47, was the top male in 21:54.3.

JBO tournaments: A Stayton midget national squad coached by Kristin Meeker won the state JBO title July 16 in Hillsboro. The Stayton team went undefeated throughout the tournament and defeated Yamhill-Carlton in the title game.

Other area teams that participated in JBO state tournaments included Mill City (Senior National), and three other Stayton squads (Midget American, Senior American and Junior American).

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