Athletics - April 30 - May 6

By Andy Jones, Athletic Directory

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Just a reminder that Pioneer Memorial Stadium will be closed starting Monday, May 21 for the installation of new turf, new scoreboard, new track surface and sound system.  It will be closed all summer and we are hoping to have it reopened for use by the second week of August.




Athletic News and Program Summaries 


This week's schedule.



Last week summaries: 

Below you will find results from last week on how the Oregon City teams fared.


Rugby (Head Coach Keith Swenson, assisted by Kevin Sowders and Lynn Schoenfeld)

The Oregon Pioneer Rugby Club improved their record to 11-1 on the season and 5-1 in league with a 40-19 win over Union High School out of Washington.  With the win it guaranteed placing in the top four of the league to compete for the Cup Championship (aka “STATE CHAMPIONSHIP”).   

Johnny Millard (Sophomore) - 1 try = 5 points.  Dillon Foidel (Sophomore) – 1 try = 5 points.  Wyatt Dillman (Senior), Captain – 1 try + 5 conversions = 15 points. Wyatt was selected OPRC’s Man-of-the-Match by the Union team again having one of the key performances in OPRC’s win. Enrique Lopez (Sophomore) – 2 trys = 10 points. After missing a couple of matches ”Ricky” showed his speed and evasiveness, which set the tone for OPRC’s offensive performance. Zach Ekholm (Senior) - 1 try = 5 points. Zach led OPRC’s staunch defensive effort with several game-changing crushing tackles.

OC Clay Target Team (Coach Dale Nelson)

The Oregon City Clay Target Team completed their first week of competition last week and are currently in second place.  Wyatt Copeland (Junior) turned in a perfect 25/25 score. Wyatt Copeland, Henry Phipps and Dylan Nelson are in the conference top 10 after the first week of competition.


Baseball-Varsity (Head Coach JJ Winkle, assisted by Justin Bugni and Mike Lord)

The Pioneers OC Varsity baseball team had a tough week last week against the league leading Clackamas Cavaliers dropping all three games. Struggling to score runs against the Cavs the Pios dropped games of 4-0, 4-1, and 8-1.


The Pios will face Reynolds this week.  On Monday and Friday at Reynolds and Wednesday at home.  All games this week start at 5:00.


Baseball-JV (Head Coach Travis Stein, assisted by Colin Smith)

The JV Pioneers dropped three games last week.  They started the week with a 8-4 loss to Clackamas. Johnnie Rotter pitched 6 strong, only giving up 3 earned runs.  On Tuesday they dropped a 4-1 game to Barlow. Dustin Fisher pitched 6 strong innings giving up only 2 earned runs and on Wednesday they suffered a 13-3 loss to Clackamas.

This week the JV team is scheduled to play South Salem at home on Monday, at Gresham on Thursday and then back at OC against Gresham on Friday.  All games are at5:00.

Baseball-Freshmen (Coaches Dave Jordal, Tim Richardson, Tyson Lowther and Rick Elyea)

The Frosh baseball team split games with Clackamas last week. The team played some great defense to hold Clackamas to only 4 runs winning at home 6-4 on MondayOn Wednesday at Clackamas the frosh team had a good day offensive, Brayden Thomas and Logan Peyton both went 2 for 3 at the plate. The team kept the game close until the 6th inning when Clackamas went on a run of their own and the OC Pioneers fell short in game two.

On Tuesday the Frosh Team traveled to Barlow to finish the series, Daniel Bristol and Lucas Cloyd got the offence started early as the teams traded runs back and forth. The game was close when Barlow put up 5 runs in the 5th to hold off the OC Pioneer’s and win the game 9-5.

This week the freshman team is scheduled to play Reynolds at home on Monday, at Reynolds on Wednesday and then back at OC against Reynolds on Friday in the final game of the series.  All games are at 5:00.

Girls Softball-Varsity (Head Coach Dave Adelhart, assisted by Chris Parrish, Mike Genskay and Nathan Hornback)

The Lady Pioneers went 2-1 last week to run their overall record to 14-4 and MHC record to 6-2.  Against Barlow Pioneers out hit the Bruins but it wasn’t enough to seal the win. Jordan Duntley led Oregon City Pioneers Varsity with two hits in three at bats.  Morgan Hornback took the loss for Oregon City Pioneers Varsity. She surrendered three runs on three hits over seven innings, striking out seven, no earned runs.

Against David Douglas the Pioneers started early and finished with a 13-1 win.  Oregon City tallied 14 hits in the game. Ashley Spencer, Isabelle Lewis, Iverson, Morgan Hornback, and Allie Edwards each had multiple hits in the game.  Ashley Spencer led the team with three hits in four at bats. Zoie Iverson, Madison Hornback and Ashley Spencer each had homeruns

Morgan Hornback pitched the complete game in a 10-0 win over Gresham to end the week. She surrendered 0 runs on two hits over six innings, striking out three and walking one. The Pioneers racked up 12 hits. Ashley Spencer, Emily Dugan, and Hannah Stewart each collected multiple hits in the game. Dugan and Spencer each collected three hits to lead the team.

The Pioneer will travel to Reynolds today; host Centennial on Wednesday and Clackamas on Friday.  All games start at 5:00 pm.


Girls Softball-JV (Head Coach MacKenzie Washington)

The JV went 2-1 last week to improve their record to 6-4 overall.  The girls started the week with a 13-7 loss to Barlow. Then despite playing with only 8 girls, due to injury and illness, beat the David Douglas Scots 9-7 and finished the week with a 9-7 win over Gresham.  Against David Douglas the Pioneers had help from a solo homerun from Addison Rummel.


The Pioneer will travel to Reynolds today; host Centennial on Wednesday and Clackamas on Friday.  All games start at 5:00 pm.


Track and Field (Head Coaches Kristen Mull and Adam Thygeson, assisted by Bret Livingston, DeShawn McKenzie, Brandon Lee, Renika Bauer, Brent Eggers, Anthony Robinson, and Cody Bareksten)

The Lady Pio's traveled to Reynolds this week and came away with two victories, defeating the Reynolds Raiders, 109-35 and the David Douglas Scots, 93-52.  Overall, 46 new season's bests or personal bests were set on Wednesday.  That was followed up in a double dual at the Jesuit Twilight Relays on Friday night, which brought over 75 teams together for an evening of excellent competition.

In our double dual, the shot put crew swept the entire meet taking the top 3 places in the varsity meet (Kailee Walker, Riley Schedler and Annessa Chirgwin) and Junior Varsity meet (Emmaly Welch, Rory Schedler and Kendra Hall).  Not to be outdone, the discus crew nearly swept their event as well.  Anessa and Kailee (breaking into the 90's at 95'9") took 1st and 2nd in the Varsity meet with Riley throwing a season's best of 92'4", Savanna Jones and Rachel Durr sweeping the Junior Varsity.  In the javelin, Brittan Bratscher earned 2nd  and Kendra Hall earned 3rd place in the Varsity meet with Kassidy Marciel taking 2nd in the Junior Varsity.  In the jumps the pole vault duo of Kylie Guelsdorf and Cloe Cooper took 1st and 3rd with Kylie recording a new PR of 9'7".  McKenzie Anstine cleared 6'0" for a new PR and 2nd place in the junior varsity meet.  In the long jump, Kylie added to our point total with a 3rd place varsity finish and Emmaly Welch took 2nd in the junior varsity.  Nevaeh Taylor took 2nd place in the triple jump followed by a 3rd place finish for Jada Dixon in her first ever attempt in the event.  Jada continued her contributions with a 3rd place finish in the high jump and was joined by her teammate Kylie Griffin in 2nd place.  Ashlyn Ramsey placed 2nd in the junior varsity high jump.  On the track, Lily Bartel broke into new territory with a new PR of 12.95 and 2nd place in the 100m followed by a win in the 200m and a new PR of 26.76.  Lily was joined in the 100m by Kylei Halbakken with a PR of 13.51 and first place in the Junior Varsity and Candice Stilwell with a new PR of 27.83 and a win in the para-athlete division.  In the 400m dash, Mallory Hugo took 3rd place in the varsity division and Grace Lozhkin set a new PR on her way to victory in the junior varsity.  Kaari Guelsdorf took 1st place in the varsity 800m and Delaney McCuen won the junior varsity 800m in her first ever attempt at the event.  Brynne Shroufe earned 1st place honors in the varsity 1500m with a new PR of 5:26.40 with Sydney Fogelman and Caroling Macom taking 1st and 2nd in the junior varsity event.  Katie Schroeder finished up the triple distance event win with a first place run in the 3000m.  To finish up the running events the hurdlers swept the 300m IH with Alexis Pearson, Kylei Halbakken and Nevaeh Taylor dominating the event.  In the high hurdles Alexis and Kylei teamed up again to take 2nd and 3rd with Kylee Manning setting a new PR to take 3rd place in the junior varsity.

Highlights from the Jesuit Twilight Relays on Friday night started off with Kaari Guelsdorf running a season's best of 5:08.66 in the 1500m.  Brynne Shroufe ran to her second PR of the week with an 11:18.00 in the 3000m.  The distance squad of Brynne Shroufe, Mallory Hugo, Delaney McCuen and Katie Schroeder wrapped up their efforts with a 9th place finish in the DMR.  Kylei Halbakken added to the PR total for the week with a new best of 16.70 in the 100m HH.  Riley Schedler PR'd in the shot with a 32'6.5" toss!!  Anessa Chirgwin continued her consistent success in the disc with a throw of 120'11 and a 5th place finish.

Last Wednesday the boys team wrapped up their league dual meet season in dominating fashion as they solidly defeated both Reynolds and David Douglas. By going undefeated for the 4th straight year, the Pioneers claimed their 4th Mount Hood Conference dual meet title, 9th consecutive league dual meet title (five in the Three Rivers League, and four in the MHC), and notched our 58th and 59th straight league dual meet victories. The league winning streak started back in April of 2009, when the current freshmen were in kindergarten!

Very warm temperatures seemed to bring out the best in the OC athletes as they had 67 new PRs set at the meet! There were many top individual performances and freshman Ricky Ascencio had the best day of all.  Ricky set two new PRs in the 100 and 200; his 100m time of 11.62 is the 4th fastest freshmen time in school history, and his 200m time of 23.04 is the 2nd best time ever for an OCHS freshman and .15seconds behind Jake Harthun’s freshman class record! Jake Follett took home top honors in the 100 and 200, and his 22.88 time in the 200m is the 8th fastest junior mark in school history. Jayden Shaffer ran a blistering fast 11.67 which would have placed him 4th overall in the varsity competition. Rounding out the sprints, Indy Daniel’s new PR of 53.91 led to the sweep of the 400m dash. Josh Beck’s new PR in the 800 earned him a 2nd place in that event, while Cole Lundmark’s surprising 2:12.88 time in the JV race was our 2nd fastest time of the season. The 110m hurdles saw OC finish 1-2 with Kaleb Coleman running a sub-16 second time for the first time in his career! Oregon City dominated the field events as Lane Marshall, Parker Kearney, and Cole Edel swept the shot put, Lane and Nathan Goodman went 1st and 3rd in the discus, Luke Peyton won the javelin, Austin Canchola and Tyler Quinsey went 1-2 in the high jump, and Mitchell Castor, Austin Canchola, and Kaleb Lam swept the pole vault. Mitchell and Austin both had incredible days jumping as the both cleared 12’ for the first time, putting them both in a tie for 7th on the school’s all-time sophomore list!

For the JVs, KJ DeWeese and Jeffrey Judd went 1-2 in the 100, Cole Lundmark won the 800, Austin Pearson won the 110m hurdles, Nathan Goodman and Isaiah Cook went 1-2 in the shot put, Chevy Estes had a big PR going over 140’ for the first time to win the javelin, Jeffrey Judd took top honors in the high jump and long jump, and Momo Nithikhun won the pole vault.

On Friday some of our varsity athletes competed at the Twilight Relays at Jesuit High School. Overall the team finished 9th out of 79 teams. While the team scored points in multiple events, the 4x400 was probably the most surprising result, as the OC guys ran an almost a 5 second PR over their time from just last weekend. Ricky, Indy, Jake and Wyatt as a team took 6th place overall, while not running in the fastest heat, and currently have the 7th fastest time in the event at the 6A level for the year. Other place winners in the meet were Luke Peyton in the javelin, and Jake Follett in the long jump both taking third place, Israel Miles earning 4th place in the 110m hurdles, placing 5th we had Lane Marshall in the discus, as well as the 4x200m relay team of Ricky, Jake, Wyatt, and Israel who combined to run the 3rd fastest time in school history!


The Pios will be at home this Wednesday against Hood River before getting ready for the MHC Novice Meet on Friday at Centennial and the District Meet next week at Gresham. 


Boys Golf (Head Coach Tod Billings, assisted by Kurt Guelsdorf)

The Pio golfers hosted the MHC golf teams last Thursday and shot a 362 which was good enough for a third place finish.  Max Fabrycki shot an 81 to lead the Pioneers.  He was followed by Ben Jost who shot a 92, Sebastian Hyskell with a 94, Shawn Taylor a 95 and Ahren Roque a 101.

Landen Pittam led the JV team with a 47.  He was followed by Austin Pottratz who shot a 48, Noah Starbuck a 49, Jack Polzel a 55, and AJ King a 62.

Currently the Pios are in 3rd place in the MHC Conference with 24 team points.  Max Fabrycki is 4th in the individual standings and Shawn Taylor 15th.

Today through Wednesday the boys golf team will be participating in the MHC District Match at Glendoveer Golf Club. 

Girls Golf (Head Coach Ronn Grove)

The girl’s golf team played in their final conference girls golf match last week at Persimmon Golf Club. Under sunny skies Sara Burlison shot a 118, Averi Van Riper a130, Adela Newton141 and Micara Nizic a 172.

Today through Wednesday the girls golf team will be participating in the MHC District Match at Glendoveer Golf Club. 

Boys Lacrosse (Head Coach Jeff Bell, assisted by Bryan Swanson, Ryan Sprague, Jim Martineau and Gabriel Payne)

The Pioneers dropped both games last week.  At Canby, Jaxon Herrle had his best game of the year in goal with 10 saves but the Pioneers were beaten 9-1.  On Friday at West Salem Gibson Payne demonstrated the characteristics of a team player filling in for a sick Jaxon Herrle in goal and played a great game. It was great to have Miles Revenaugh back from illness to lead the way with 14 Face off wins.  The Pios lost a tough fought 13-9 game though to the Titans.

The JV team saw their record move to 4-3 with one win last week and one loss.  Against Canby Hayden Miller lead the way with 2 goals on 3 shots and at West Salem, Hayden Miller again lead the way with 5 goals on 8 shots. Jahleel Heath and Colin Sommer each had 3 goals.

The Pioneers will play Monday at home against Aloha, at home Tuesday against Lakeridge (Varsity only) and against at home on Friday against Canby.  JV games start at6:30 and Varsity games at 8:00.


Girls Lacrosse (Head Coach Amanda Willis, assisted by Danielle Kirby and Rachel Wong)

Last week the girl’s lacrosse team played St. Mary's and won 17-14.  Novalee Ceperich had 4 goals on 5 shots and picked up 5 ground balls.  Caira Lessick had 3 assists.  Katie Kathan came away with 11 draw controls by herself.  Audrey Amendalora was in close second with 7 draw controls.  Reina Walters had a 53% save average and 8 different players scored.


On Friday the Lady Pios lost to LO by 4!  LO is the number one team in state by a long shot and this was an amazing game and made them work for that win. Katie Kathan had 2 goals and 7 draw controls bringing her total to 69 on the season.  Zoe Kleiner hustled and came up with 6 ground balls alone.  Alyvia Johnson and Caira Lessick both had two goals while Nicole Kirby added one as well.  As a team we beat Lake Oswego in ground balls 19-14.


Coming up this week, Tuesday we play Lakeridge at 7pm at Lakeridge.  This is a big game for seeding going into the playoffs.  Thye play St. Mary's at Buckman field at 6pmon Thursday.


Girls Tennis (Head Coach Rob Whiting, assisted by Quyen Wong, Kenrik Lynch, & Rob Glenn)

The girl’s tennis team went 1-1 last week in Mt. Hood Conference play to improve their record to 6-6. They beat Reynolds 7-1 and but dropped a tough 5-3 match against Barlow.


Hailey Sillet won her singles match against Reynolds.  She lost the first set in a tiebreak and was down 2-5 in the second set before coming back to win her match.


The girls will finish conference play this week with a home match today against Clackamas (3:30 start) and at Mt. Hood Community College on Wednesday against Central Catholic (4:00 start). 


Boys Tennis (Head Coach Miyka Whiting, assisted by Barry Engelman)

The boys beat Reynolds at home 5-3 last week with Kyle Kerr earning his first varsity win of the year at 4 doubles.

Jaron Sorensen and David Engelman are on track to being seeded very high at the district tournament coming up by defeating Barlow’s number one doubles team on 4/24. The team fell 1-7, but had many close matches.


The boys will finish conference play this week at Clackamas (3:30 start) today and at on Wednesday against Central Catholic (3:30 start).