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Hail no: Weather does not chill competitive spirit
DAMIAN MULINIX/For the Observer
Writer’s Notebook Hail no: Weather does not chill competitive spirit

The athletes stood on the eight-lane track at Seaside High School, shivering slightly while waiting in their lanes for the starter’s command to take their marks.

As if on cue, the already blustery wind picked up and cold, driving rain...

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Comets lose but continue to improve

By DAMIAN MULINIX

For the Observer

NASELLE — Though their inexperience cost them at times in their game with visiting Winlock on April 11 — a 12-2 loss — the Naselle High School softball team has cause for hope as they...

Spring ball at the coast: Exercise in optimism, frustration

ILWACO/NASELLE — For much of the world, waking up in the springtime is a glorious experience. The sun is coming up, the sky is blue. The world is full of wonder.

But on the Peninsula and the Naselle Valley, the experience is a bit...

IHS wins 5 at Daily Astorian Invite
IHS wins 5 at Daily Astorian Invite
Ilwaco athletes set several personal records
Cox leads way in Ilwaco win over Warrenton

WARRENTON — Trenton Cox homered and doubled in a nine-run third inning in Ilwaco’s 12-7 April 4 win over Warrenton.

Cox sent a first-pitch high fastball just inside the left field foul pole for a three-run homerun and a 6-1 lead...

IHS finishes 1-2 at Naselle meet
IHS finishes 1-2 at Naselle meet
Eliza Bannister racks up more wins in a stellar season
Kaech makes AP All-State first team
Kaech makes AP All-State first team

ILWACO — Ilwaco junior Makenzie Kaech was named to the Associated Press’s first-team All-State 2B basketball team after leading the Fishermen to a 17-3 regular season record and a fifth-place finish at State.

It was the first time...

Oakville tops NHS in softball
Oakville tops NHS in softball

NASELLE — Oakville beat Naselle 13-3 on Thursday, March 30, holding the Comets to three hits in a game that went five innings.

Shortstop Hailey Weston hit the ball hard and scored twice. In the second, she reached second on an error in...

Comets beat Knappa JVs in a squeaker

ASTORIA — Naselle lost a lead in the top of the seventh but won in the bottom half in a tight game against Knappa’s junior varsity squad in Astoria. After Knappa’s Jaxson Goodman hit a two-run homerun off Donny Edwards to tie the...

Comets impress at home meet
Comets impress at home meet

NASELLE — Naselle junior Shon McEneny set a new personal record (PR) in winning the boys discus at last Thursday’s home meet with a throw of 105-10. Teammate Erik Lund was right behind in second place with a throw of 103-feet-1. Lund...

IHS hits well in Oregon softball games

SEASIDE — The Fishermen took on Oregon 4A opponents Seaside, Astoria and Valley Catholic at the Seaside tournament Monday and Tuesday March 27-28. Ilwaco dropped all three games, but their bats came alive at times.

In the opener, Seaside...

IHS picks up forfeit wins

ILWACO — Ilwaco picked up two forfeit wins when Chief Leschi pulled out of a scheduled Saturday double-header. The Fishermen, plagued by postponements, have still gotten in only one day of baseball, a double-header they split in Ocosta back on...

Fishermen win wet one at home
Fishermen win wet one at home

SURFSIDE — The Ilwaco Fishermen golf teams had little trouble in their first home match of the young season Thursday. In fact, if not for the weather, it would’ve been a great day on the links in Surfside.

The sky opened up with...

IHS girls beat rain and Chief Leschi

PUYALLUP — The miserable early spring weather that has plagued Ilwaco’s softball season followed the Fishermen to Puyallup, but they finally got in a game, winning their season opener 22-1 in four innings over Chief Leschi.

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Ilwaco hot in home track meet
Ilwaco hot in home track meet

ILWACO — The Fishermen’s boys and girls track teams won their home meet, which brought seven schools to Ilwaco on March 23.

The Fishermen won six individual events. Eliza Bannister won the girls 1,600 meters (5:59.17) and the...

Comets shoot ahead of Ocosta, 5-1
Comets shoot ahead of Ocosta, 5-1

WESTPORT — Donny Edwards and Cole Dorman threw a combined three-hitter in Naselle’s 5-1 victory over Ocosta March 25. The Comets broke open a pitchers’ duel with three runs in the seventh, all with two outs and nobody on.

Naselle girls open with 17-3 win over Elk
Naselle girls open with 17-3 win over Elk

NASELLE — The Comets got a strong pitching performance from Tayler Ford and solid defense at key positions in a season-opening 17-3 win in four innings over Lake Quinault.

The Comets looked set at third base, catcher, and starting...

NHS girls excel at Ilwaco meet
NHS girls excel at Ilwaco meet

ILWACO — Naselle’s girls track team took second place while its boys team took fifth at the March 23 Ilwaco track meet. The girls team took first in three events: Ellie Miller in the discus throw, Ellie Chapman in the 100M hurdles, and...

Correction

The March 15 article Much State potential in NHS’s track team incorrectly stated that Ellie Chapman holds Naselle school records in several events, while the subhead of the March 22 article Naselle talent shines at SB meet indicated incorrectly...

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