This spring season held plenty of success as a result of chances taken by all 104 of our competing athletes.
Our newest addition to the Athletic Program was golf this spring. Our team was small, with only two freshman athletes, Connor Duckett and Kameron Gomez competing, but they were superb representatives! Both improved their games tremendously over the season, and Gomez finished 12th overall at the OSAA State Championships out at Quail Valley Golf Course. We are excited to see the team expand, and hope to see even more talent out to play next season.
While the baseball team’s final record didn’t reflect the effort given, there was plenty of success. They traveled to Arizona over spring break to compete in the Pride Classic Tournament. There were plenty opportunities for team and family bonding, including attending a couple of MLB spring training games together. Although they finished with an overall 5 – 18 record, progress was made, growth took place, and hard work and talent was recognized at both the Lewis & Clark League and State levels. Senior Kaleb Osborne was voted 1st Team All-League, and Honorable Mention All-State, while seniors Aidan Perry and Nelson Marshall were both voted 2nd Team All-League.
Our softball team had an exciting season, making it to the Lewis & Clark League Playoffs for the first time since 2014, with the youngest roster in the last ten years. The Royals finished with an overall 7 – 16 record, more than doubling the number of wins since last season! Softball also had players recognized by the Lewis & Clark League for their outstanding performance. Sophomore, Josie Ernst and freshman, Olivia Stumetz were voted 2nd Team All-League. Most impressive is the team’s 2nd consecutive Sportsmanship Award from the league.
Track and Field had a huge turn out again this season with more than 50 student athletes participating! It was a solid season, with many personal records set, a 3rd place team finish in our District meet, and a good crew headed down to Hayward Field at the University of Oregon for the OSAA State Championships. The results were pretty impressive!
- Kathryn Nyone, placed 2nd in long jump and 3rd in her 400m race.
- Jessica Lai, finished 9th in high jump.
- Dee Pennington, placed 2nd in his 400m race.
- Carly Brunner, Madi DeLucia, Jessica Lai, Kathryn Nyone - Girls 4 x 100m Relay Team finished 8th
- Brad Antal, Zach Cummins, Dee Pennington, Garet Whisenbaker - Boys 4 x 100m Relay Team took 4th
- Brad Antal, Zach Cummins, Dee Pennington, Lucas VanderPloeg - Boys 4 x 400 Relay Team finished 2nd in a super tight race, and created a new school record!
From left (back row): Dee Pennington - 400m, 4x400 relay, 4x100 relay, Lucas VanderPloeg - 4x400 relay, Ashton Bautista - 4x400 relay, Brad Antal - 4x400 relay and 4x100 relay, Aiden Perry - 4x100 relay, Sami Hull - 4x100 relay, Madi DeLucia - 4x100 relay, Kathryn Nyone - Long Jump, 400m, and 4x100 relay
From left (front row): Zach Cummins - 4x400 relay, Jessica Lai - High Jump and 4x100 relay, Jessica Yang - 4x100 relay, Carly Brunner - 4x100 relay
Not pictured: Garet Wisenbaker - 4x100 relay
All in all, we have much to be grateful for, and plenty of rising talent to look forward to in the seasons ahead!