Athletics: Sept 24-29

By Andy Jones, Athletic Director

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Athletic News and Program Summaries 



Just a reminder to everyone that I have been checking all student/athlete’s daily attendance the last three weeks. It is now part of the athletic policy and I have given all I have talked to warnings.  Today (Monday, September 24) I will be doing the first-grade check.  All student/athletes who are receiving a failing grade is assigned study table on Wednesday from2:10-2:50 in the OCHS Presentation Room.

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 24

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

4:30 pm                       JVII Boys Soccer at Canby (Bus departs at 3:15)

5:00 pm                       JVII Black Volleyball at Lakeridge (Bus departs at 3:45)

5:00 pm                       JV Volleyball at Lakeridge (Bus departs at 3:45)

6:30 pm                       Varsity Volleyball at Lakeridge (Bus departs at 3:45)

6:30 pm                       JVII Red Volleyball at Lakeridge (Bus departs at 3:45)

7:00 pm                       Boys Varsity Soccer vs Central Catholic (Stadium)

Tuesday, September 25

4:00 pm                       Girls JVII Soccer vs Canby (Field 8)

5:00 pm                       Girls JV Soccer at Sherwood (Bus Departs at 3:15)

7:00 pm                      Girls Varsity Soccer at Sherwood (Bus Departs at 3:15)

Wednesday, September 26

4:00 pm                       Girls JVII Soccer vs Lake Oswego (Field 8)

4:30 pm                       Boys JVII Soccer at Lakeridge (Bus departs at 3:15)

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

5:00 pm                       JVII Black Volleyball vs St. Mary’s (Upper Gym)

5:00 pm                       JV Volleyball vs St. Mary’s (Main Gym)

6:30 pm                       Varsity Volleyball vs St. Mary’s (Main Gym)

6:30 pm                       JVII Red Volleyball vs St. Mary’s (Auxiliary Gym)

Thursday, September 27

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

4:15 pm                       JV Football vs Camas (Release at 2:30/Bus Departs at 2:45)

Friday, September 28

4:00 pm                       Boys JVII Soccer vs West Linn (Field 8)

7:00 pm                       Varsity Football at Lakeridge (Bus departs at 4:15)

Saturday, September 29

8:00 am                       JVII Red Volleyball at Oregon City Tournament

8:00 am                       JVII Black Volleyball at Volleyball at Oregon City 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)

Oregon City Cross Country raced in the TRL Preview meet at Tualatin HS on Wednesday.

Varsity boys finished in 5th place. Our top 6 boys ran personal bests in the 5k. Max Reed led the way with a strong 10th place finish. Nick Zunk ran a lifetime best 19:38 in the JV 5000m race to lead our Pioneers in that event. Varsity boys results below:

10.       Max Reed                   16:46  

17.       Samuel Brito               17:02  

19.       Grant Pauli                  17:21  

26.       Isaiah Jannsen           17:30  

32.       Trevor Ritchey            17:48  

33.       Daniel Polanco            17:51

Girls raced without 4 of our Varsity girls and finished in 8th place at the meet. Although shorthanded all 5 Varsity girls ran lifetime bests, including 2 freshmen, Kaylee Bly and Ellen Crooks. Shaylee Cooper led our girls team around the course on Wednesday. Our top JV girls was Gabby Escamilla who recorded a 1 minute and 28 second improvement over 5000m. Varsity results below:

40.       Shaylee Cooper          22:03   

55.       Wendy Gonzalez        22:44  

62.       Kaylee Bly                   23:13  

66.       Makenna Palumbo      23:23  

67.       Ellen Crooks               23:30  

The team will travel to Seattle, Washington for a meet this Saturday.


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

Varsity- The Lady Pioneers went 0-1-1 last week.  On the road Tuesday at Beaverton the Lady Pios fought to a 1-1 tie with the Beavers and at home on Thursday they were defeated by former MHC rival Clackamas 4-0.

Nevaeh Taylor scored her first goal of the year which turned out to be the game tying score at Beaverton on Tuesday night. The game was a good one as both teams had their chances. The Lady Pios found ourselves down 2 at half.  They came out stronger in the second half and Maddie Miller found the back of the net off a Kiera O’Malley assist and Nevaeh Taylor scored off of a Maddy Phelps corner kick to tie it up.  

The Clackamas game again was a good game despite the 4-0 score.  The back line of Lily Bartel, Jaynie Rust, Maddy Phelps and Kara Snipes with Novalee Ceperich in goal have really kept the team strong. 

The Pioneers will play Tuesday at Sherwood at 7:00 and then will be off until Tuesday, October 2 when they travel to Lake Oswego for their Three Rivers League opener. 

JV- Last Tuesday the JV girls lost 2-1 at Beaverton.  Bailey Gray scored the team’s lone goal.  On Thursday in a home loss to Clackamas, 4-0, the team had many chances to score, even hitting the goal posts a few times. 

The Pioneers travel to Sherwood on Tuesday in a 5:00 pm game and are off until Tuesday, October 2 when they travel to Lake Oswego for their TRL opener.

JVII- The Oregon City JVII Lady Pioneers won their home opener last week 3-1 against Wilson High School. The win extended their season-opening winning streak to four games. Freshmen Kate Serrano, Jordyn Craig and Abbey Setter each scored first-half goals to put the Pioneers in front 3-0 before halftime. Wilson scored their lone goal in the second half, but Freshman Goal Keeper Macenzie Johnson recorded four saves to secure the win in her first-career start.

Next up for the JVII Lady Pioneers are back-to-back home games this week against Canby High School on Tuesday, Sept. 25 and against Lake Oswego High School on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 4:00 p.m. Both games will take place on Field 8.


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

Varsity- The varsity boys are still searching for their first win of the season suffering two losses last week.  In a 2-1 loss to Southridge, Brandon Bautista scored teams only goal. And in a 4-2 loss to Centennial, goals scored by Lorenzo Lopez and Ashton Johnson.

The boys play at home tonight (Monday, September 24) with a 7:00 pm game against the Central Catholic Rams.

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 great week in league play. On Tuesday, the Pioneers traveled to Tualatin to take on the Timberwolves. After a slow start, the Pioneers dominated on offence to secure a 4-set victory. Maddie Hornback led the Pioneers with 18 kills and Ali Brown contributed 16 kills. Madison McKenna had 7 aces and 22 assists. Anessa Chirgwin had 18 assists as well. Sarah Talley had 13 digs leading the Pioneer defensive efforts. 

On Thursday, the Pioneers competed against Tigard. The Pioneers dominated in every area and won in 3 sets. A total team effort, the Pioneers had great performances from Kelli Temple, Liv Loutan and Kailee Walker. 

Saturday, the Pioneers hosted 16 teams at OCHS for a Varsity tournament. In pool play, the Pioneers played well by defeating David Douglas and Westview. A close loss to Dallas placed the Pioneers second in pool play. During bracket play, the Pioneers drew 3rd ranked Ridgeview. Splitting the first 2 sets, the Pioneers lost in a tight third set to Ridgeview by 2 points. 

This week, the Pioneers travel to Lakeridge on Monday and host St. Mary’s Academy on Wednesday at 6:30

Junior Varsity- The JV volleyball faced seven opponents this week and finished with a 3-2-2 record, and went 10-6 on sets. Oregon City scored 371 points vs 313 allowed. They won their 10 sets by a total of 72 points, or an average of 7.2 per set, and dropped the six sets by a combined total of 14 points, or just 2.3 per set. The Lady Pios won at Tualatin on Tuesday (25-17 and 25-15). Junior Lexi Petro tallied six serving aces in the victory. The girls came up just short at home on Thursday against Tigard (22-25, 25-15, and 13-15). Highlights included six aces from junior Mackenzie Norton, six kills by freshman Emma Pruitt, and 5 kills by sophomore Abby Bareksten. JV competed in a tournament at Wilsonville High School on Saturday. They earned a 2nd place finish after morning pool play by beating Lincoln in two sets (25-20 and 25-12), then tying both Sandy (25-23 and 24-26) and Central (22-25 and 25-15). In the Sandy match, sophomore Hailey Charierre delivered a 13-point scoring run which included six aces. She also had six kills in the contest. In the first round of the Championship Bracket, the Lady Pioneers defeated Newberg in two sets (25-16 and 25-22). This set up a semi-final battle with host and top-seeded Wilsonville where each set was decided by the minimum two points, with Wilsonville winning the first 25-27, OC taking the second 25-23, and Wilsonville finally prevailing 15-17 in the final set. Oregon City finished in third-place out of the 12 team lineup.

Oregon City will face league rival Lakeridge for the first time this season when they travel on Monday, then are home on Wednesday versus St. Mary's as they head into the second half of the season.

JVII Black-No games reported last week.

Oregon City travels to Lakeridge on Tuesday and hosts St. Mary’s on Thursday.  Both games at 5pm.  The team will also compete in the Oregon City JVII tournament on Saturday.

JVII Red-The JVII Red team played twice last week.  They traveled to Tualatin last Tuesday and came home with a 25-14, 25-22 victory over the Timberwolves.  On Thursday at home against Tigard they won 25-20, 22-25, 15-6 to improve their record to 3-2.  

The team will also compete in the Oregon City JVII 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 improved their record to 2-2 on the season with a 44-34 win over number 8 ranked Liberty.  The Pioneers marched right down the field on the opening drive that was capped by a Zee Dennis Lee touchdown run. 

The Pioneers rushed for 463 yards.  Zee Dennis Lee rushed 23 times for 207 yards and four touchdowns.  Quarterback Colby Iverson added 162 yards on 22 carries and Hunter Manassero had 94 yards on 21 carries.  Iverson also threw for 157 and two touchdowns.  Austin Canchola and Calvin Green were both recipients of touchdown passes.

Hunter Manassero led the defense with 9 total tackle and a fumble recovery.  Ausitn Canchola added t total tackles and Anthony Treadwell had a quarterback sack.

The Pioneers will travel to Lakeridge to take on the Pacers this Friday, September 28.  Kickoff is at 7:00 pm.

JV-No games reported.

The JV’s will host Camas this Thursday at home.  Kickoff is at 4:00 pm.

Freshmen- The Freshmen scored seven times last Thursday (six on offense and one on defense) on their way to a 41-14 win over Liberty.  Terrance Newborn had the first score when he rushed from 3 yards out.  Paxton Page threw for three touchdowns to Cam’ron McDonald for 70 yards, James Carter for 69 yards, and Cade Heightschmit from 80 yards out.  Page also ran for a 51-yard touchdown.  Carter added one more touchdown on an 80-yard scamper.  McDonald had a pick-six to seal the game.  He came full speed across the field to intercept the ball and returned it 40 yards for the score.  The Pioneers outscored the Falcons 34-0 in the second half after trailing 14-7 at halftime.

The Frosh Pioneers will travel to Lakeridge this Thursday.  Kickoff is at 4:00.