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NHS limps out of the gate

High school round-up — Tigers drop four of its first five games, beating Canby 6-3 on Sunday


With a young roster and a mostly new starting lineup, the Newberg High School baseball team is taking its lumps early in the 2014 season.by: SETH GORDON - Pitcher Tyler Muller and the rest of the NHS baseball team will be off for the rest of spring break before resuming play April at home versus Grants Pass.

After falling 7-0 at home to Westview March 19, the Tigers dropped a 7-2 decision at Rex Putnam the following day.

Head coach Steve Mayfield’s squad played better in a 6-4 loss to Dallas in its opening game of the Tigard tournament Saturday, then broke through for a 6-3 win over Canby Sunday on Tigard High School’s turf field.

Newberg closed out the tournament with a 2-0 loss against Grant, dropping the Tigers to 1-4.

NHS will be off for the rest of spring break before resuming play April 1 at home versus Grant’s Pass.

Class 1A baseball

Amity 12, St. Paul 1 — The Buckaroos were unable to slow down the Warrior offense, which pounded out 12 hits to St. Paul’s two, both by Tyler Smith, who also drove in the lone run.

St. Paul 13, Jefferson 0 — Cody Faber needed just 50 pitches in five innings to record the win, striking out eight in the process. Tyler Smith, Carson Smith, Trask Ritter and Austin McClister all drove in two runs apiece, with Ritter and sophomore Jason McCain collecting two hits apiece.

Girls lacrosse

Westview 12, Newberg 8 — Christina Bryan led the Tigers with three goals, two draw controls and three caused turnovers. Lexi Greed also scored a hat trick to go along with two caused turnovers and Abby Turned finished with two goals as well. Abby Reohr led the defensive effort with eight ground balls and seven caused turnovers, while Kylie Duey had eight saves in goal. In the program’s first-ever junior varsity contest, the Tigers won 10-9.

Boys lacrosse

Canby 18, Newberg 2 — The Tigers had no answer for the Cougars in the season opener March 18.

Sprague 11, Newberg 8 — NHS played much better in its debut on the artificial turf field at Loren Douglas Field March 20 and will return to action April 1 versus La Salle Prep at home.

Girls rugby

Reynolds 47, Newberg 12 — Kake Oylear scored the Tigers’ first try of the season, making a run from 15 meters out, breaking a tackle and diving into the try zone. Krista Coffin’s try was the epitome of a team score, coaches said, with scrum half Rose Gaona feeding forward Natalie Duce, who crashed the line before dishing to Coffin. Newberg played well, but could not keep up with Reynolds’ two speediest backs, who made the difference in the game.

Boys rugby

Prairie 18, Newberg 12 — The contest was tied 5-5 at halftime, with the Tigers scoring on a Ty Doty try. Andrew Creighton’s second half try and Ian Halstead’s conversion kick put Newberg up 12-5, but Prairie (Wash.) scored a pair of tries and a penalty to take control. The Tigers had one last chance with the ball eight meters from the try line in the final two minutes, but could not punch it in.

Softball

Newberg 6, Milwaukie 1 — The Tigers collected 11 hits, with the breakthrough coming with three runs in the third, which put NHS up 5-1. Katrina Reichenbach went 4-for-4 and scored three runs, with Ashton Porter finishing 2-for-3 with a team-high four RBI. Madison Plummer was dominant in the circle, allowing two hits with 11 strikeouts in 11 innings.

Newberg 9, Sheldon 2 — Plummer picked up the win after scattering nine hits in 6 and 2/3 innings and was a force at the plate, driving home four runs. Porter collected three hits, with Jessica Wilson and Paityn Willoughby each finishing 2-for-4 with two runs in the opening game of the North Medford Invitational Monday.

Grant’s Pass 5, Newberg 1 — In their second game of the day, the Tigers managed just three hits and struck out 15 times as the game was scoreless heading into extra innings. The Cavemen put up all five of their runs in the top of the ninth. Brooke Hansen drove in Courtney Croft in the bottom of the ninth, but it wasn’t enough to avoid saddling Emily Bromagem, who threw all nine innings and struck out 12, with the loss.

Boys tennis

Newberg 8, McMinnville 0 — The Tigers roared to an unusual sweep of their rival in the season opener. “It’s always fun to beat Mac,” head coach Dave Brown said.

Newberg 6, Glencoe 2 — Brown lauded Austen Hammon and Braden Milroy for strong play in their 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 3 doubles.

Class 1A track and field

Grizzly Bear Open — The C.S. Lewis Academy boys 4 x 100 meter relay team was eighth in 48.88 and the boys 4 x 400 squad 10th in 4:17.63.



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