Athletics: Sept 18-22

By Andy Jones, Athletic Director 

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Athletic News and Program Summaries 


Just a reminder to everyone that I will be checking all student/athlete’s daily attendance this week.  It is no part of theathletic policy.  On Monday, September 24 we will do the first-grade check.


Just a reminder that for home volleyball tournaments there is an admission charge for all levels (JVII, JV and Varsity).  There is no admission charge for cross country, frosh and JV football, or boy’s and girls’ soccer on field 8 or boys and girls varsity soccer at the stadium. 


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Monday, September 17




Tuesday, September 18

4:00 pm                       Boys JV Soccer vs Southridge  (Field 8)

5:00 pm                       Girls JV Soccer at Beaverton (Release at 2:45/Bus Departs at 3:00)

5:00 pm                       JVII Black at Tualatin (Bus departs at 3:30)

5:00 pm                       JV Volleyball at Tualatin (Bus departs at 3:30)

6:30 pm                       Varsity Volleyball at Tualatin (Bus departs at 3:30)

6:30 pm                       JVII Red Volleyball at Tualatin (Bus departs at 3:30)

7:00 pm                       Boys Varsity Soccer vs Southridge (Stadium)

7:00 pm                       Girls Varsity Soccer at Beaverton (Release at 2:45/Bus Departs at 3:00)


Wednesday, September 19

4:00 pm                       JVII Boys Soccer at Tigard at Cook Park (Release at 1:45/Bus departs at 2:00)

4:00 pm                       Girls JVII vs Wilson (Field 8)

4:30 pm                       Cross Country at Tualatin (Release at 1:45/Bus departs at 2:00)


Thursday, September 20

4:00 pm                       Frosh Football vs Liberty at Stadium (Release at 2:15/Bus departs at 2:30)

4:15 pm                       JV Football at Liberty (Release at 1:45/Bus Departs at 2:00)

4:00 pm                       Girls JV Soccer vs Clackamas (Field 8)

5:00 pm                       JVII Black Volleyball vs Tigard (Upper Gym)

5:00 pm                       JV Volleyball vs Tigard (Main Gym)

6:30 pm                       Varsity Volleyball vs Tigard (Main Gym)

6:30 pm                       JVII Red Volleyball vs Tigard (Auxiliary Gym)

7:00 pm                       Varsity Soccer at Centennial (Endowment Game-Admission Charge)

7:00 pm                       Girls Varsity Soccer vs Clackamas (Stadium)


Friday, September 21

7:00 pm                       Varsity Football vs Liberty (Stadium)


Saturday, September 22

8:00 am                       JVII Red Volleyball at West Linn Tournament (Bus departs at 7:00 am)

8:00 am                       JVII Black Volleyball at West Linn Tournament (Bus departs at 7:00 am)

8:00 am                       Varsity Volleyball at Oregon City Tournament

8:00 am                       JV Volleyball at Wilsonville Tournament


Last week summaries: 

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


Boys and Girls Cross Country (Head Coach Brandon Lee, assistant Coach Brent Eggers)

Saturday at the Oregon City XC Invitational: The boys and girls Varsity teams both placed 5th out of the 27 high schools represented. There were over 800 runners on campus competing. The OC top 7 boys all ran lifetime bests for 5000m. Max Reed led the boys finishing 12th out of 154 boys with a time of 16:54.79.  Jonathan Schaffer at 17:11.54.  Grant Pauli at 17:29.42.  Samuel Brito at 17:40.09. Isaiah Jannsen at 17:55.14. Trevor Ritchey at 17:59.46 and Daniel Polanco at 18:14.05.


Girls were led by first time racer Anya Remsburg (freshmen), she finished 12th out of 102 girls. 5 of the 6 girls who competed in Canby on Wednesday ran faster Saturday!  Anya Remsburg finished at 20:23.26.  Katie Schroeder at 21:40.26.  Shaylee Cooper at 22:09.99.  Wendy Gonzalez at 22:51.08. Sydney Fogelman at 23:28.17. Alaina Clar at 23:42.31 and Makenna Palumbo at 23:54.08.


On Wednesday vs Canby, Lake Oswego, Tigard the boys defeated LO and Tigard while dropping a close race to Canby. The boys are now 2-1 in league. Max Reed was #1 runner for OC.  The girls, who return only 3 girls from last year’s varsity squad lost vs each opponent and fall to 0-3 in league. Katie Schroeder was #1 OC runner.


On Wednesday this week they travel to Tualatin.  Races begin at 4:30.



Girls Soccer (Head Coach Marshall Brewer, assistant coaches Joey Leonetti, Casey Clegg, Chelsi Brewer, and Stephen Berry)

Varsity- The Lady Pioneers went 1-1 last week.  On the road Tuesday at Mounatinside High School The Pios dropped a 6-0 match. 


On Thursday at home the Lady Pioneers bounced back on got on the winning track with a 3-1 win over LaSalle.  Kiera O’Malley got things going in the first half when she caught the La Salle keeper off her line and sent in a beautiful 30-yard strike for the first goal of the match.  Nevaeh Taylor had a great cross into to Abi Willet for the teams second goal.  And late in the second half Maddie Miller cracked a shot from 25 yards out off another Nevaeh cross to give us the teams third and final goal.


The Pioneers travel to Beaverton on Tuesday and will be back home on Thursday against the Clackamas Cavaliers.


JV- Last Tuesday the JV Lady Pios lost a 2-0 match at Mountainside High School.  The team had many chances to get the first goal, even hit the posts a couple of times, but other opponent managed to score twice late in the game on breakaway chances.


On Thursday the JV girls won 5-1 at home vs. LaSalle   Goals scored:  Kortney Keylock (2), Mallory Hugo (2), and Kendyl Keyser (1).  The JV girls are playing some good soccer right now!


The Pioneers travel to Beaverton on Tuesday and will be back home on Thursday against the Clackamas Cavaliers.


JVII- The Oregon City JVII Lady Pioneers earned three consecutive wins to open their season. All three wins were on the road that started with a 4-0 win at Lake Oswego last Monday. Freshmen Grace Leasure, Anya Remsburg and Sophomore Ava Guffey each scored in the second half after the Pioneers forced a Lake Oswego own-goal in the first half. Sophomore goalkeeper Caroline Benson recorded a five-save shutout, which was her first career clean sheet.


Benson would get her second consecutive clean sheet with 1-0 win at Lakeridge High School last Wednesday. The lone Pioneers goal came from Leasure, which was her second of the season.


In the week finale, JVII secured a 2-1 win at McMinnville High School as Freshmen Anya Remsburg scored her second goal of the season and Abbey Setter scored her first goal of the season in the first-half to give Oregon City a two-goal lead at halftime. The Pioneers surrendered their only goal of the week in the second half at McMinnville.


Next up for the JVII Lady Pioneers is their home opener against Wilson High School on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 4:00 p.m. The game will take place on Field 8 located off Glen Oak Road.


Boys Soccer (Head Coach Ian Feldt, assistant coaches Edgar Mora Mendoza, Dave Jordal, and Alvin Salazar)

Varsity- The varsity boys played two games last week.  On Tuesday they hosted the Grant Generals and lost 4-1.  Ashton Johnson scored the lone OC goal.  On Thursday they traveled to Westview and lost a close and hard-fought game to the Wildcats 1-0.


The Pioneers will host the Southridge Skyhawks on Tuesday at 7:00 pm at Pioneer Memorial Stadium and will travel to Centennial on Thursday for a 7:00 pm game against the Eagles.  Thursday’s game is an Endowment game at Centennial so they will be charging admission.


JV- No games reported last week.


JVII- No games reported last week.


Volleyball (Head Coach Head Erica Frafjord, assistant coaches Doug Keightley, Kathleen McCord, Sara Wilcox, Gabi Rush, and Meghan Frogner)

Varsity- The Pioneers had a tough schedule last week playing both top ranked West Linn and Lake Oswego. Against West Linn, the Pioneers kept it close and were only defeated by a total of 9 points over 3 sets. Leading the

offense was Outside Hitter Alison Brown, with 15 kills. Anessa Chirgwin had 22 assists and Libero Sarah Talley had multiple digs for the defense. Against Lake Oswego, the Pioneers came back from 2 sets down to force a 5th set final. Outside hitters,

Madison Hornback and Alison Brown lead the Pioneers with 22 kills each. Setters Madison McKenna had 24 assists and Anessa Chirgwin had 23 assists. Libero Sarah Talley and Defensive Specialist Kelli Temple lead the defense in digs and serve receive. It was a marathon match and well played by both sides. In the end, the Pioneers were not able to come out with a victory.


This weekend, the Pioneers played in the Tualatin Volleyball Tournament. After placing 2ndin pool play, the Pioneers were defeated in bracket play by Tualatin in a 3 set match.


The Pioneers will return to Tualatin to play them in league play on Tuesday and then have Tigard at home match on Thursday.  The Pioneers will also host the OC Invitational Volleyball Tournament this Saturday.  Play is begin to start at 8:00 am.


Junior Varsity- JV had another busy week hosting rival West Linn on Tuesday, visiting Lake Oswego on Thursday, and playing on Saturday at the West Linn JV tournament. OC was much improved in this second meeting of the season versus the Lions, but lost in two sets (17-25 and 19-25).  The JV also came out on the wrong end of a three set back and forth battle with the Lakers (20-25, 27-25 and 8-15). Saturday's tournament saw pool matches versus former Mt. Hood rival Clackamas, Jesuit and fellow Three Rivers member Tigard. In a 2-0 victory versus the Cavs, sophomore libero Abby Bareksten dominated the back row, digging ball after ball off of the floor. Madison Wilcox fired off six aces and the team rallied to win two nail-biters (27-25 and 25-23). The formidable Crusaders hitters of Jesuit High School proved to be more than the Pioneers could handle as OC lost in two sets. The girls bounced back to split sets with Tigard (25-23 and 29-30) and earned a 2nd place finish in pool play. This set up the third contest of this young season against West Linn. Oregon City pushed the Lions to the brink in the first set, but ultimately fell in a heartbreaking 23-25 defeat, followed by a 9-25 loss in the second set. The Pios finished in a tie for fifth place in a tournament that featured the top volleyball programs in the state.


On the docket this week: Oregon City travels to Tualatin on Tuesday and hosts Tigard in the main gym on Thursday.  Both games at 5pm.  The team will also compete in the Wilsonville JV tournament on Saturday.


JVII Black-The JVII Black team went 1-1 last week.  On Tuesday against West Linn the team had rough go of it. They lost both games by the same score, 18-25. Emily Lambert had a really good hitting game.  Against Lake Oswego on Thursday, Cali Henricksen played a key role as the setter making great plays and placing the ball really well as they defeated the Lakers in two games.


Oregon City travels to Tualatin on Tuesday and hosts Tigard on Thursday.  Both games at 5pm.  The team will also compete in the West Linn tournament on Saturday.



JVII Red-The JVII Red team played once last week.  On Thursday at Lake Oswego they were defeated 20-25, 24-26. 


They will travel to Tualatin on Tuesday and host Tigard on Thursday.  Both games at 6:30. The team will also compete in the West Linn tournament on Saturday.


Football (Head Coach Dustin Janz, assistant coaches Bryan Swanson, Jason Daniels, Bob Taylor, Ed Miller, Cesar Martinez, Kelly Murphy, Dane Iverson, Dustin Brooks, Chris Creelman, )

Varsity-The OC Pioneers traveled to Three Rivers opponent Lake Oswego on Friday to take on the number one ranked Lakers.  The Lakers started of fast scoring on their first possession enroute to a 63-17 win.  Z Dennis Lee led the ground game with 113 yards on 16 carries.  Colby Iverson threw for 180 yards and one touchdown and Wyatt Lovell hit a 25-yard field goal.


The Pioneers will travel to Lake Oswego to take on the Lakers this Friday, September 14.  Kickoff is at 7:00 pm.


JV-The JV lost a close home opener to the Lake Oswego Lakers 14-7.  Both defenses played well and made it difficult for either offense to get things in gear.


The JV’s will travel to Liberty High School on Thursday in a 4:15 pm game.


Freshmen- The Frosh Pioneers improved their record to 2-1 with a 60-20 win at West Salem last Thursday.  Paxton Page had two throwing touchdowns 19 yards to James Carter and 50 yards to Cam’ron McDonald.  Page also had three rushing touchdowns (10 yards, 3 yards, & 5 yards).  Carter had two rushing touchdowns of 3 & 20 yards.  Terrance Newborn had one rushing touchdown for 3 yards. And with his first touchdown of the season, Austin Nekvapil rushed form 1 yard out to score.


The Frosh Pioneers will host Liberty on Thursday at Pioneer Memorial Stadium.  Kickoff is at 4:00.