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Ilwaco runners tops in home meet
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Ilwaco runners tops in home meet

ILWACO — Eliza Bannister defended home turf, finishing first place at the Black Lake cross-country meet with a time of 22:50.5 seconds. Daniel Whiting took second for the Ilwaco boys. Ilwaco won both the boys and girls team competitions,...

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NHS pulls off intense win vs. Three Rivers

NASELLE — In an intense game of long rallies and difficult saves, the Comets took the final two sets to pull off a 25-22, 16-25, 24-26, 25-23, 15-9 win over Three Rivers Christian Tuesday, Oct. 10. Lily Harman, Sophie Scrabeck and Hailey Weston...

Cheer for the cheerleaders: Naselle revives program, while Ilwaco’s big squad polishes skills
Cheer for the cheerleaders: Naselle revives program, while Ilwaco’s big squad polishes skills

By AARON MEAD

amead@chinookobserver.com

NASELLE and ILWACO — Cheerleading is both a highly visible student activity and a form of athleticism in its own right, combining elements of gymnastics and dance, along with some running and...

Comets fly over Eagles in 3 sets
Comets fly over Eagles in 3 sets

By AARON MEAD

amead@chinookobserver.com

Naselle — The Comets won a tough volleyball match against Firm Foundation Christian 28-26, 25-23, 25-15 on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The Eagles (4-2) had only previously lost to 1B power Three...

Ilwaco 25, Raymond 7
Ilwaco 25, Raymond 7

RAYMOND — Brandon McMullen battered the Seagulls for 173 yards in Ilwaco’s 25-7 win over Raymond Friday, Oct. 6. In a rainy game played largely in the trenches, Ilwaco (3-3, 1-1 in league) held the Seagulls (2-4, 1-1) to two yards per...

IHS girls win in Puyallup

PUYALLUP — Ilwaco took care of last-place Chief Leschi in three sets on Oct. 5 in Puyallup.

“We attacked; we hit really aggressively,” coach Trisha Gibson said. “We served well; we worked on spot...

Bannister, Trudell lead IHS runners

LACEY — A week after setting her personal-best 5,000-meter time in Marysville, Eliza Bannister had her second-best career mark with 21:12.2 at the Bill Kehoe South Sound Invite, at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey. She finished 25th in...

NHS goes 4-0 with big win in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Naselle led 34-0 after a quarter and hammered the Washington State School for the Deaf Terriers 60-14 in Vancouver on Thursday, Oct. 5. The Comets improved to 4-0 in league play ahead of next week’s decisive homecoming...

SB skunks IHS in football
SB skunks IHS in football

ILWACO — South Bend shut out Ilwaco 28-0 on Sept. 29 in the Pacific League opener, getting two touchdown runs from Ben Byington.

The Fishermen moved the ball on their first two drives but came up short each time. Three penalties cost them...

Ilwaco girls win ‘County Seat’
Ilwaco girls win ‘County Seat’

Long-time Peninsula residents occasionally like to insinuate that South Bend’s right to host Pacific County’s government is of dubious legitimacy. But then, Machiavelli taught that all political regimes, even the most long-established...

Ilwaco runners win in Warrenton

WARRENTON — Ilwaco’s boys and girls cross country teams both won their meets at the Warrenton Wreck race on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Daniel Whiting (18:37.36) led the boys with a second-place finish out of 60 runners, while Eliza Bannister...

Comets tower over Taholah 60-14
Comets tower over Taholah 60-14

NASELLE — The Comets broke open a scoreless game with 30 points in the last four and a half minutes of the first half, getting big plays from Donny Edwards on offense and defense and several players on special teams during the decisive stretch...

Comets rack up v-ball wins

By AARON MEAD

amead@chinookobserver.com

NASELLE — The Comets lost the opening point on a hit that went long, but everything went right after that against the Washington State School for the Deaf on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Naselle scored...

Peninsula PeeWee players beat Knappa
Peninsula PeeWee players beat Knappa

LONG BEACH — Peninsula Youth Sports Football division has a home jamboree that hosts 10 teams or more. This year they had four games for each grade level team, hosting Banks, Knappa, Rainier, Astoria and other nearby rivals.

There is a...

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How deep was the mud?
How deep was the mud?

SEASIDE — As Ilwaco junior Ghannon Wheldon entered the water hazard on the hard course of Saturday’s Three Course Challenge Cross Country meet at Camp Rilea National Guard Base in Seaside, he had to think quick.

“A couple...

Fishermen sink Ducks in close away-game

TOUTLE LAKE — Brandon McMullen ran for 113 yards and three touchdowns, Alex Kaino’s interception snuffed out the Ducks’ fourth-quarter comeback, and Ilwaco escaped Toutle Lake with a 21-19 Sept. 22 win.

The Ducks scored to...

Comets passing game soars to 66-8 win

OAKVILLE — High school football is often focused on the running game. Especially in the eight-man football world in which the Comets play, the goal is often to pound the ball up the middle, or to find one top athlete and quickly get him the...

NHS 6-2 offense offs Knappa

NASELLE — In the Comets’ second game in their new 6-2 offense, Naselle looked comfortable and in sync, dispatching Knappa in three sets, 25-19, 25-16, 25-18. Taylor Gudmundsen hit with power and showed her usual setting virtuosity,...

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