In the closest thing they'll have to a home meet this year, the Warrenton girls track team swept their way past Knappa and De La Salle in a three-way meet Thursday at Astoria.

The Warriors - who don't have a home track of their own - defeated De La Salle 89-37 on the boys' side, while the Knappa boys defeated Warrenton 73-61. The Loggers also beat the Knights, 86-29.

The Warrenton girls topped the Loggers 88-20, and De La Salle defeated Knappa - which had just two girls competing - 37-14. Warrenton defeated De La Salle 69-48.

Highlighting the meet for the Warrenton boys was Jon Diego, who won the long jump (18 feet, 2 inches) and triple jump (36-7.5), and took second in the 100 meters (12.2).

Diego teamed up with Nate Dahl, Chase Gedrose and Aaron Torres to win the 400-meter relay in 49.1, while Gedrose - a freshman - won the 110-meter hurdles in a personal best 16.88.

Elsewhere for the Warriors, Chris Diego won the high jump, clearing 5-8; and sophomore Temon Haynes tossed the javelin 124-2 for a PR and a second-place finish.

Knappa's Jake Owings won the javelin with a throw of 143-0 and took first in the discus with a toss of 111-9.

The Loggers' Mike Allen added a win in the 3,000 (10:08), and Knappa teammate Nick Jacobson racked up big points with wins in the 800 (2:10.6) and the 1,500 (4:35.0).

Knappa swept the top three spots in the 1,500, while the Warriors took the top four places in the triple jump.

Warrenton had a pair of double winners on the girls' side, as Katie Arnall won both the discus (91-5) and shot put (32-3); and Rebecca Fisk took first in the 1,500 (6:13) and the 3,000 (14:56).

Katie Heater jumped 27-2 to win the triple jump. Knappa hosts a meet Thursday, while the Warriors take part in a dual meet at Portland Christian, also Thursday.

Fishermen down CheesemakersTILLAMOOK - The Astoria track teams swept their way to another easy Cowapa League dual meet win Thursday, as the Fishermen start to gear up for the home stretch of the 2003 season.

Competing at Tillamook, the Astoria boys defeated the Cheesemakers 97-32, while the girls topped the Lady Mooks, 103-41.

Continuing his trend of improving in every meet, Astoria pole vaulter David Ray cleared 12 feet to win that event, and qualify as an alternate for the upcoming Meet of Champions.

Other winners for the boys included Nate Alfonse in the discus (116-5), with teammate Dylan McMurtry placing second (116-4).

Ben McCauley added a win in the shot put (44-8), and Angelo Schauermann recorded a 16.12 in winning the 110-meter hurdles.

The Astoria girls feature the best throwers in the league, and the Fishermen came through with a 1-2 finish in the javelin, with Juliann Nelson winning with a toss of 119-0, followed by teammate Nikki Culver (107-0). Heather Coy captured the discus with a throw of 110-4.

On the track, Kristann Quigley won the 300 hurdles and the 400 meters; and Gordon Eckert won the boys' 3,000 meters in 9:47.

Astoria takes part in the Lower Columbia Relays, May 3 in St. Helens.

Scappoose sweeps SeasideSCAPPOOSE - Seaside girls came up one point short in Thursday's dual track meet in Scappoose, while he Scappoose boys beat the Gulls 121 to 34.

The girl Gulls racked up 72 ponts to Scappoose's 73.

"Melissa Owens had a good meet in the 200 and 1,500," said Seaside coach Wally Hamer. Owens ran the 1,500 in 5 minutes 18.94 seconds. In the 200, she clocked 27:32.

Seaside girls also took the 100- and 400-meter relays.

"Veronica Nunez didn't place in the meet, but she ran the 3000 and 800 and did an outstanding job,"Hamer said. "She just really gave it her best effort.

"Jody Simons had a personal record in the javelin with 113 feet. She was really really happy about that."

On the boys' side, Jesse Austin cleared 5 feet, 10 inches in the high jump for first place, and Jason Smith pole vaulted 10 feet.

Softball

Naselle, Taholah splitNASELLE, Wash. - Naselle won the one that counted Thursday, as the Comettes softball team split a doubleheader with Taholah in Pacific B League action at Naselle.

Naselle's Amanda Badger was 2-for-4 with a double and a triple to help the Comettes to a 10-4 in Game 1, which counted in the league standings. Taholah rebounded with a 24-8 win in the second game, which did not count in the league standings.

Naselle's Dawn Herman, Randi Magnuson and Mary Jane Mobley added two hits apiece in the opener, with Jordan Varila the winning pitcher.

The Comettes host a doubleheader with Quinault Monday.

Baseball

Comets drop twoNASELLE, Wash. - The Taholah baseball team took advantage of Naselle errors in Game 1, then pulled off a miracle rally in Game 2 Thursday, as they won two games in a Pacific B League doubleheader at Naselle.

Taholah won the opener 7-5, and then, trailing by four runs with two outs in Game 2, came back to win the nightcap 7-6 for the sweep.

Naselle's David Anderson managed to go 4-for-6 on the day, with two doubles and four runs batted in.

The Comets host a single game with Northwest Christian today.

Golf

Gulls take secondBANKS - The Seaside boys golf team fired a 359 to finish second at the Banks Invitational, Thursday afternoon at Quail Valley Golf Course.

Scappoose golfer Matt Stirling was the individual medalist, carding a 77 to lead the Indians to the team title. Scappoose finished with a 348 team score, followed by the Gulls and Banks (364).

Stirling's teammate, Cory Shrewsbury, took second with a 78, with Josh Cochran of Banks third at 81.

Hunter Solt was Seaside's top golfer, firing an 87 for fourth place overall, followed by teammate Joel Bletscher, fifth with an 89.

Seaside's Mitch Winstanley was at 90, just out of medal contention. Sean Hamer shot 93 and Flynn Jiroudek shot 96 to round out the scoring for the Gulls.

"Hunter (Solt) really had his game going today," said Seaside coach Jim Poetsch. "I've been expecting him to have some good rounds because he strikes the ball so well. This should boost his confidence because he had a couple of blow-up holes today and was still able to keep his game together for a season-low 87."

The Gulls will play host to 13 teams in the Seaside Invitational Monday at Gearhart Golf Links.

Cederberg shoots 76WARRENTON - Catlin Gabel captured the team title and Portland Lutheran's Craig Dehning was the individual medalist in a nine-team golf invitational Thursday afternoon at the Astoria Golf & Country Club.

Catlin fired a 325 team score to win the Northwest League match, with Warrenton a distant second at 341.

Dehning carded a 74 to take top individual honors, and the Warriors' Beau Cederberg was just two strokes off the pace at 76 for second.

Neah-Kah-Nie was third in the team scoring with a 346, followed by City Christian at 354.

Also competing were Knappa, Riverdale, Vernonia, Portland Lutheran and Corbett.

Travis Bogh was Warrenton's No. 2 golfer, finishing at 87, with teammates David Burkhart and Eric Lane both firing an 89. Steve Scroup shot a 102.

Astoria JVs thirdDALLAS - The Astoria junior varsity boys golf team took part in a five-team invitational Thursday at Dallas, and the Fishermen took third with a 179 team score.

Dallas won the tournament with a 167, followed by Estacada at 173. Also competing were Sherwood (192) and Central (201).

Kyle McGraw of Dallas and Tyler Main of Estacada tied for medalist honors with a 40, while Astoria's Jae Kim was one stroke back at 41.

Rounding out the scoring for the Fishermen were Frankie Febus (44), Erick Wisti (46) and Greg Barnes (48).

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