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IHS knocks off district superpower
Glenn steal, Bannister 3 complete epic district championship comeback

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Kemmer’s Third-Place Leads Ilwaco Wrestlers at State

Ilwaco’s Keegan Kemmer punctuated an extraordinary freshman season with a third-place finsh in the 113 pound weight class at State in Tacoma Friday and Saturday, leading a group of six Ilwaco wrestlers who placed. Allen Chetwood, Macrus Conner,...

Glenn Steal, Bannister Three Complete Epic District Championship Comeback

With Ilwaco down by two, Erika Glenn stole a sideline inbound pass and got the ball to an open Eliza Bannister. Bannister evaluated her options, dribbled left, pulled up and hit a three with 6.8 seconds remaining. It was the winning shot,...

Kaech Hits Game-Winner Against Wahkiakum

Makenzie Kaech took a sideline pass from Ebby McMullen at the top of the key with nine seconds left, dribbled toward the basket and banked it in with six seconds remaining, the winning shot in Ilwaco’s 45-44 win over rival Wahkiakum in...

Life Christian ends Ilwaco boys’ season

CASTLE ROCK — Life Christian beat Ilwaco 63-45 Tuesday, Feb. 13, eliminating the Fishermen from District playoffs. Noah Robinson scored 20 points for the Eagles, who led by just four at halftime. Life Christian, the Pacific League champion, had...

IHS takes 2nd at Regionals, send 11 to State
IHS takes 2nd at Regionals, send 11 to State
Thompson wins first regional wrestling title
IHS girls dominate Mossyrock
Ilwaco plays Wahkiakum in District semifinals
Nasaelle boys advance to District finals
Nasaelle boys advance to District finals
Big wins vs. North River, Firm Foundation
Taholah knocks NHS girls out of post-season
Taholah knocks NHS girls out of post-season

By AARON MEAD

amead@chinookobserver.com

ILWACO — Taholah came back from a 17-9 second-quarter deficit to beat Naselle 43-37 in District semifinals Saturday, Feb. 10, ending the Lady Comets’ season. Naselle was within four...

Ilwaco Stays Alive with Win over Winlock

Winlock came back from a 47-37 deficit to tie Ilwaco at 57, but Calvin Baze and Reese Tynkila made plays down the stretch to bring Ilwaco a 69-66 win over Winlock Monday, which kept the Fishermen alive in Districts. Baze, operating from the...

Boys District Semifinals: Naselle 72, Firm Foundation 39

Tahloah Eliminates Naselle Girls from Playoffs

Taholah came back from a 17-9 second-quarter deficit to beat Naselle 43-37 Saturday. The Comets were within four points at 32-28 early in the fourth quarter, but an 8-0 run gave Taholah a 40-28 lead with under four minutes to play.

Bannister Leads Ilwaco to Win

Eliza Bannister scorched Mossyrock with 27 points and seven assists in Saturday’s 74-41 win, which advances the Lady Fishermen to District semifinals. Ilwaco led 33-23 at halftime, then pulled away by outscoring the Vikings 26-7 in the...

Fishermen drop close district opener, 65-61
Fishermen drop close district opener, 65-61
Play Monday to be determined
Girls Basketball: Naselle wins Quarterfinal

Naselle beat Lake Quinault 58-32 in District quarterfinals Wednesday. Lilli Zimmerman scored 16 points; her five-for-five, ten-point first quarter boosted Naselle to a 17-8 lead. Jackie Steenerson chipped in seven of her 11 in the second quarter,...

Boys Basketball: Comets Beat North River in District Quarterfinals

Naselle beat North River 79-19 in District quarterfinals Tuesday. The Comets led only 13-9 in the early going, but got their fast-break game going to score 54 of the next 58 points. Cole Dorman and Corey Gregory each hit five of five shots. Antonio...

IHS girls win league title
IHS girls win league title
Life Christian came closer than most, tying in 3rd quarter
Naselle girls take 2nd in league
Naselle girls take 2nd in league
Girls basketball: Naselle 57, Three Rivers Christian 14
Boys Basketball: Naselle 71, Three Rivers Christian 54

The Comets overcame 24 points from Ryan Ransom to beat Three Rivers on the road. Naselle clung to a 33-29 third-quarter lead before closing the period on a 17-4 run. Jacob Eaton led Naselle with 15 points.

Girls Basketball: Willapa Valley 60, Naselle 42

Hannah Cook led the Vikings with 13 points in a home win over the Comets. Taylor Gudmundsen led Naselle with 12 points, while Lilli Zimmerman had a team-high four assists.

Jimmy Strange Buzzer-Beater Completes Stunning Upset
Jimmy Strange was the hero in his first crunch time appearance as Naselle shocked Willapa Valley
Boys Basketball: Naselle 74, WSD 20

Corey Gregory and Jacob Eaton each scored 15 for Naselle in Tuesday’s home win over the Washington School for the Deaf. Taylor Payne scored 15 of the Terriers’ 20 points, hitting seven of eleven shots.

Girls Basketball: Naselle 49, WSD 19

Lilli Zimmerman scored 12 points in the first quarter, Holly Haataia came off the bench for eight in the second quarter, and the Comets beat the Washington School for the Deaf Terriers Tuesday. Zimmerman finished with 20 points on 10 of 15...

Ilwaco wins in Naselle in C-squad-JV matchup

NASELLE — Ilwaco’s girls’ basketball C-squad went over to Naselle for a cross-county matchup against the Comets’ junior varsity team and won 44-39 after trailing by two entering the fourth quarter.

The Ilwaco squad...

Three silvers for Ilwaco at Beach Brawl
Three silvers for Ilwaco at Beach Brawl
IHS takes 2nd at big home wrestling meet
Lady Comets blast past Elk in non-league win
Lady Comets blast past Elk in non-league win

NASELLE — The Lady Comets took control with a 24-3 run in a 53-30 non-league win over Lake Quinault Saturday, Jan. 27.

Taylor Gudmundsen was the Comets’ instigator on both ends of the court. She forced turnovers with half-court...

IHS holds on for win vs. North Beach
Wins take Fishermen to 10-5 in league
Girls Basketball: Ilwaco 65, North Beach 16

Makenzie Kaech scored 27 points in Ilwaco’s 65-16 road win over North Beach. Ilwaco forced over 25 first-half turnovers in the win.

Lindstrom has ‘career night’ in Comets’ win
Lindstrom has ‘career night’ in Comets’ win

NASELLE — Ethan Lindstrom exploded for a career-high 21 points, all of them in the first half, as Naselle battered Firm Foundation 76-26 Thursday, Jan. 25.

The Comets controlled the tempo, forcing a fast pace to exploit an athletic...

Boys Basketball: Ilwaco 56, Raymond 50

Ilwaco trailed 43-40 in the fourth quarter before going on a 14-2 run to take control. Reese Tynkila scored eight fourth quarter points. Also in the final period, John Glenn hit two three-pointers from the right corner on no-look passes from...

Girls Basketball: Columbia Adventist 41, Naselle 36

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