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Newport High School senior Erika Schones (pictured right) competes in the girls javelin competition May 21 at the 4A State Track and Field Championships at Siuslaw High School in Newport. Schones placed third in the javelin as the Cubs girls finished the two-day meet in 16th place.

FLORENCE — The Newport High School boys and girls track and field teams closed out their seasons May 21-22 with some outstanding performances at the 4A state championships at Siuslaw High School.

Following up their 2019 state championship, the Cubs boys, paced by senior Payton Cunningham, finished in second place in the team standings. Newport tallied 52 points, 25 behind team-champion Hidden Valley. Henley was third with 47 points, followed by Philomath (46.5) and Sisters (40).

Cunningham won the 300-meter hurdles, breaking the tape in a personal-best time of 41.56 seconds. He added a silver medal in the 110 hurdles, was fourth in the long jump and placed fifth in the discus competition.

Newport senior Larell Covington took second place in the boys long jump, and Cubs classmate Ben Weise was third in the 400. Junior Quintin Travis gave Newport a fourth-place finish in the high jump and took sixth in the triple jump. Noah Daniels, a Newport senior, was sixth in the discus competition.

Junior Aliya Larsen, senior Erika Schones and freshman Charlotte Gardner made waves for the Cubs girls team, which collected 18 points to finish in 16th place.

Schones, a standout third baseman on the Cubs’ league-champion softball team, placed third in the javelin with a throw of 111-2. Larsen earned fifth-place finishes in both the 1,500 and 3,000, and Gardner placed fifth in the 400.

Hidden Valley collected 82 points to run away with the girls team title. Host-school Siuslaw was second with 50 points, followed by La Grande at 47, Cascade with 43 and North Valley at 34.

Oregon 4A State Track and Field Championships

May 21-22 at Siuslaw High School, Florence

Girls team scores: Hidden Valley 82, Siuslaw 50, La Grande 47, Cascade 43, North Valley 34, Mazama 33, Philomath 32, Baker 32, Gladstone 31.5, Marshfield 267, Astoria 22, Junction City 21, Cottage Grove 19.5, Marist 19, Newport 18, Ontario 17, Valley Catholic 16, Sweet Home 14, Phoenix 13, Molalla 12, Tillamook 12, Estacada 11, Henley 11, Stayton 8, Woodburn 2, Banks 2, Madras 1, Elmira 1.

Boys team scores: Hidden Valley 77, Newport 52, Henley 47, Philomath 46.5, Sisters 40, Siuslaw 37.5, Cascade 37, Mazama 31, Astoria 31, Sweet Home 27, North Valley 26, Marshfield 21.5, La Grande 19, North Marion 18.5, Cottage Grove 18, Estacada 15, Gladstone 14, Elmira 14, Madras 11, Valley Catholic 11, Banks 10, Tillamook 8, Junction City 8, Phoenix 8, Baker 8, Molalla 7, Stayton 6, McLoughlin 5, Ontario 4, Klamath Union 1, Woodburn 1.

Newport girls results

800 — 1, Brea Blankenship, Siuslaw, 2:24.36; 2, Madelynn Mitzel, Stayton, 2:25.53; 3, Emma Baeth, Baker, 2:26.08; 4, Leah Beachy, Hidden Valley, 2:27.37; 5, Charlotte Gardner, Newport, 2:28.58; 6, Kinsey Hullman, Henley, 2:30.42; 7, Olivia Smith, North Valley, 2:341.87; 8, Brooklyn Tatom, Gladstone, 2:36.41.

1,500 — 1, Anika Thompson, Junction City, 4:39.87; 2, Emily Tubbs, La Grande, 5:02.34; 3, Pearl Gregg, Sisters, 5:03.49; 4, Kyla Potratz, Phoenix, 5:04.48; 5, Aliya Larsen, Newport, 5:06.43; 6, Sarah Pullen, Tillamook, 5:08.03; 7, Brea Blankenship, Siuslaw, 5:09.54; 8, Emilie Nelson, Marist, 5:11.46.

3,000 — 1, Anika Thompson, Junction City, 9:46.89; 2, Kyla Potratz, Phoenix, 10:40.38; 3, Emily Tubbs, La Grande, 10:45.25; 4, Pearl Gregg, Sisters, 10:48.28; 5, Aliya Larsen, Newport, 10:49.94; 6, Sarah Pullen, Tillamook, 10:49.96; 7, Rylee Colton, Siuslaw, 10:56.51; 8, Alyssa Johnson, Elmira, 10:59.77.

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Newport High School junior Aliya Larsen, bib No. 334, competes in the girls 3,000 meters at the 4A State Track and Field Championships, held May 21-22 at Siuslaw High School in Florence. Larsen claimed fifth-place finishes in the 3,000 and 1,500 races.

Javelin — 1, Kayden Kappas, Mazama, 138-10; 2, Anna Green, La Grande, 122-6; 3, Erika Schones, Newport, 111-2; 4, Sage Kramer, 107-9; 5, Eleana Niehus, Henley, 107-3; 6, Andrea Osbon, Siuslaw, 106-9; 7, Mira Matthews, Marshfield, 103-2; 8, Gracie Arnold, Cottage Grove, 101-11.

Newport boys results

400 — 1, Jeremiah Noga, Hidden Valley, 50.00; 2, Hayden Sharp, Sisters, 51.88; 3, Ben Wiese, Newport, 52.90; 4, Sean Cummings, Philomath, 52.98; 5, Ethan Nava, Madras, 53.31; 6, Brett Elzy, North Valley, 53.38; 7, Bryce Anderson, North Marion, 53.38; 8, Aaron Hutchins, Marshfield, 54.28.

110 hurdles — 1, Gabriel Burtchfield, Hidden Valley, 15.85; 2, Payton Cunningham, Newport, 15.90; 3, Micah Matthews, Philomath, 16.32; 4, Ethan Newton, Cascade, 16.38; 5, Tyler Russell, Cottage Grove, 16.62; 6, Savien Burk, Mazama, 16.90; 7, Brett Voss, Banks, 16.95; 8, Brayden Cunningham, Molalla, 17.15.

300 hurdles — 1, Payton Cunningham, Newport, 40.85; 2, Savien Burk, Manama, 41.89; 3, Ethan Newton, Cascade, 43.26; 4, Matthew Hawkins, North Valley, 43.63; 5, Jarom Huntsman, La Grande, 43.92; 6, Quinton Eynard, Valley Catholic, 43.92; 7, Marquel Padilla, Hidden Valley, 44.68; 8, Camp Lacouture, Siuslaw, 45.71.

Discus — 1, Colton McMaster, Astoria, 166-7; 2, Cobyn Herbert, Elmira, 136-0; 3, Isaiah Schaffer, Estacada, 135-1; 4, Bowen Mabou, Henley, 135-1; 5, Payton Cunningham, Newport, 124-6; 6, Noah Daniels, Newport, 124-3; 7, Jake Berhman, Estacada, 120-11; 8, Kolt6on Wood, La Grandem 120-10.

High jump — 1, Gabriel Burchfield, Hidden Valley, 6-2; 2, Isasc Stere, Cottage Grove, 6-1; 3, Austin McMuiston, Henley, 6-1; 4, Quintin Travis, Newport, 6-0; 5, Hayden Sharp, Sisters, 5-8; 6, Sam Grayson, 5-8.

Long jump — 1, Tristan Calkins, Sweet Home, 22-8; 2, Larell Covington, Newport, 22-2 1/4; 3, Gabriel Burchfield, Hidden Valley, 22-0; 4, Payton Cunningham, 21-05 1/4; 5, Brian Musack, Hidden Valley, 21-1 1/4; 6, Presley Beck, Astoria, 20-10; 7, Ian Jesenko, Baker, 19-9 3/4; 8, Carson Fox, Elmira, 19-9.

Triple jump — 1, Eli Hayes, Henley, 43-3 1/2; 2, Presley Beck, Astoria, 42-11; 3, Ty Kishen, Cottage Grove, 42-1; 4, Carson Foix, Elmira, 41-10 1/4; 5, Gabriel Burchfield, Hidden Valley, 41-4 1/2; 6, Quintin Travis, Newport, 41-0 1/4; 7, Kaleb Scott, Hidden Valley, 42-4 1/2; 8, Jarom  Huntsman, La Grande, 40-9 3/4.

Holsey, Flatt make noise at state

Two juniors posted top performances from Lincoln County School District teams during the 2A State Track and Field Championships held May 22 at Union High School.

The Waldport boys finished in a tie for 16th of 35 schools to score points behind a strong effort from Zak Holsey. He claimed the state long jump title with a leap of 20 feet, 7 3/4 inches, placed third in the 300-meter hurdles and ran a leg of Waldport’s 400-meter relay team. The Irish finished seventh in the 400 relay.

“As for Zak, he is going to be big next season. This was just the tip of the iceberg,” wrote Waldport head coach William Bittick in his media report.

Waldport senior Graham Jones placed 10th in the shot put, and junior Levi Fruechte was ninth in the pole vault and 11th in the long jump.

Toledo’s Markus Cross placed 16th in the discus. The Boomer boys did not record a team score.

In the girls competition, Toledo junior Klaira Flatt was the standout local performer, single-handedly lifting the Boomers to a 17th-place team finish.

Flatt collected silver medals in the 400 and 300 hurdles, placed sixth in the triple jump and posted a 12th-place finish in the long jump.

The Waldport girls 1,600-meter relay team, composed of Kylie Burk, Iris Donovan, Jessica Dooley and Alicia Gordon, placed 12th.

 “I am real proud and happy for all the kids,” Bittick wrote. “This was a tough season, not knowing if we would have a season, then not sure if we could travel to the state meet. 

Oregon 2A State Track and Field Championships

May 22 at Union High School

Girls team scores: Regis 60, Faith Bible Christian 47, Gervais 43, Lakeview 41, Bandon 36, Kennedy 33, Neah-Kah-Nie 32, Delphian 32, Salem Academy 25, Oakland 25, Lost River 22, Lowell 21, Columbia Christian 20, Monroe 20, Heppner 20, Strasnfield/Echo 20, Toledo 19, Central Linn 18, Pilot Rock 17, Myrtle Point 14, Vernonia 12, Bonanza 11, Glide 10, Weston-McEwen 9, Coquille 9, Portland Christian 7, Union 7, Santiam 6, Gold Beach 6, Enterprise 5, Grant Union 5, Rogue River 4, Jefferson 3, Nestucca 2, Reedsport 2.

Boys team scores: East Linn Christian 67, Grant Union 53, Enterprise 53, Lost River 36, Regis 34.5, Bandon 34.5, Stanfield/Echo 30, Heppner 28, Oakland 26, Central Linn 25, Myrtle Point 24, Vernonia 23.5, Nestucca 22, Weston-McEwen 22, Monroe 20, Delphian 18, Waldport 18, Knappa 16, Columbia Christian 13, Glide 12.5, Portland Christian 11, Colton 10, Gaston 8, Kennedy 8, Reedsport 8, Gold Beach 7, Coquille 7, Neah-Kah-Nie 5, Faith Bible Christian 5, Gervais 5, Salem Academy 5, Culver 4, Sheridan 3, Union 3, Lakeview 2.

Toledo, Waldport girls who placed

400 — 1, Katie Hanson, Gervais, 58.40; 2, Klaira Flatt, Toledo, 63.46; 3, Kieryn Ruda, Lost River, 63.95; 4, Ryleigh Nofziger Central Linn, 64.05; 5, Emily Hancock, Stanfield/Echo, 65.26; 6, Hannah Finch, Heppner, 65.30; 7, Sarah Nicholson, Myrtle Point, 65.59; 8, Analise Miller, Bandon, 66.11.

300 hurdles — 1, Kieryn Ruda, Lost River, 49.;80; 2, Klaira Flatt, Toledo, 50.61; 3, Keelyn O’Reilly, Faith Bible Christian, 51.49; 4, Kirsten Crofoot, Santiam, 561.51; 5, Leah Zallee, Portland Christian, 52.05; 6, Veronica Sigl, Oakland, 52.05; 7, Sammy Conley, Lakeview, 52.90; 8, Daisy Hernandez, Regis, 52.97. 

Triple jump — 1, Emma Beyer, Kennedy, 33-3; 2, Whitney Stepp, Regis, 32-5 3/4; 3, Karlee Vickerman, Lakeview, 32-5 1/2; 4, Breanna Strubel, Lakeview, 32-5; 5, Hannah Finch, Heppner, 32-3; 6, Klaira Flatt, Toledo, 30-9 1/2; 7, Peyton Stuckart, Regis, 30-9; 8, Kirsten Crofoot, Santiam, 30-6 3/4.

Toledo, Waldport boys who placed

300 hurdles — 1, Miguel Pimienta, Nestucca, 44.35; 2, Nick Costley, Vernonia, 44.76; 3, Zak Holsey, Waldport, 44.81; 4, Preston Tinney, Regis, 45.62; 5, Caleb Thomas, Glide, 46.10; 6, Roan Flynn, Enterprise, 46.14; 7, Eli Wright, Grant Union, 46.48; 8, Sebastian Montenero, Coquille, 47.34.

400 relay — 1, Grant Union, 46.13; 2, Weston McEwen, 46.53; 3, Central Linn, 46.93; 4, Enterprise, 47.16; 5, East Linn Christian, 47.22; 6, Coquille, 47.33; 7, Waldport (Levi Fruechte, Zak Holsey, Ryan Pettyjohn, Lucas Forshee), 47.38; 8, Salem Academy.

Long jump — 1, Zak Holsey, Waldport, 20-7 3/4; 2, Troy Warner, Myrtle Point, 19-5; 3, Sam Kerns, Stanfield/Echo, 19-4 3/4; 4, Jordan Hall, Grant Union, 19-1; 5, Clay Mornarich, Glide, 18-7; 6, Caden VanScoyk, Sheridan, 18-5 1/2; 7, Warren Wheeler, East Linn Christian, 18-2; 8, Hayden Duren, Lost River, 18-1.

Elsewhere:

SOFTBALL

Toledo drops final games

The 2A/1A-SD4 champion Boomers ended a successful season on a sour note in the playoffs, falling 2-0 at Kennedy on May 20 before dropping a 3-1 decision to Lakeview on May 22 at Redmond High School in Toledo’s final contests of the season.

Kennedy went on to win the 2A/1A culminating tournament with a 16-0 blanking of Grant Union/Prairie City in last Saturday’s championship at Redmond to finish 16-0.

The Boomers, who won nine straight prior to last Thursday’s loss to the eventual state champions, closed the season 14-3. Game information was not provided to the News-Times prior to deadline.

BASEBALL

Boomers close season on streak

After dropping its first postseason game earlier in the week, the Toledo High School baseball team bounced back to close the season with three consecutive victories.

After the 2A/1A SD-5 champion Boomers posted an 11-3 victory May 20 over Pilot Rock/Nixyaawii/Ukiah at Portland Christian High School, Toledo edged Culver 6-5 and Central Linn 4-2 on May 22. Both those games were contested at Pleasant Hill High School.

Additional information on the Boomers’ final three games was not provided prior to the News-Times sports’ deadline. Toledo ended the campaign 16-2.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Waldport 46,

Coquille 21

At Coquille, the Irish posted their first win of the season on May 20 in a 2A-4 Sunset Conference road contest.

Waldport, which improved to 1-0 in league and 1-1 overall, was slated to face Bandon on Monday night and Gold Beach on Wednesday in a pair of home contests. 

Stayton 50, Newport 32

At Stayton, the Newport girls basketball team lost its season-opener May 22 on the road at 4A-3 Oregon West Conference-rival Stayton.

Game details were unavailable as of deadline.

The Cubs were slated to host Sisters in a league game Tuesday at Spangler Court. They are scheduled take on Cascade at 4 p.m. today (Wednesday) at home.  

BOYS BASKETBALL

Coquille 56,

Waldport 44

At Coquille, the Irish fell in their first game of the season May 20 in a 2A-4 Sunset Conference contest.

Despite the loss, Waldport head coach Matt Brown was encouraged with the effort he saw from his team, which fell to Coquille by 38 and 40 points last season.

“Despite losing the game, we are very pleased with the competitive drive and effort by our players,” Brown wrote in his media report. “They competed on defense and worked really hard on boxing out and rebounding. They had persistence and played hard until the end.”

Waldport began on a 9-2 run before the Red Devils took control. 

Junior guard Zak Holsey’s 20-point effort led the way for Waldport. The Irish also received 14 points from Levi Fruechte.

Willamina 62, Taft 44

At Lincoln City, the Tigers dropped a 3A-3 Coastal Range League game May 21 as Taft entered this week looking to post its first win of the season.

The Tigers (0-2 in league, 0-3 overall) looked to break into the win column Tuesday with a scheduled league contest at Warrenton.

Stayton 56, Newport 36

At Newport, the Cubs lost their 4A-3 Oregon West Conference season opener May 22 at Spangler Court.

Details weren’t provided to the media prior to the News-Times sports’ deadline.

The Cubs were slated to travel Tuesday to Sisters before hosting Cascade at home at 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday).

WRESTLING

Taft vs. Amity, Clatskanie,

At Amity, the Tigers won 10 of 13 contested matches in their first interscholastic action of the season.

“Big wins by Arnuflo Aguirre and Darius Smith got us going for the guys and Kadence James, Lucy Reyes and Sabrina Campos got some pins for the girls,” reported Taft co-head coach Robb Ellis.

Defending state runners-up Riley Ellis and Jose Flores also posted wins for Taft, which did not report head-to-head team scores.

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