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2015-2016

CROSS COUNTRY The Cross Country team competed in their first meet at the OES Invitational.  Matthew Parrish finsihed 52nd with a time of 20:33 and Brooklyn Davis finished 33rd with a time of 25:55. 

BOYS SOCCER The Boys Soccer Program has seen tremendous growth this year.  34 participated in soccer this year and Columbia for the first time in many years had two programs: Varsity and JV.  The team finished 14th in state and has 13 varsity returning next year.  3 players received all league nominations; Tlholo Moraka received Honorable Mention, Kaito Kitazawa received 2nd Team and Nico Aguilar received 1st Team All League.  

GIRLS SOCCER  The 2015 season was the first time in many years that Columbia did not have a coed team.  The girls had the opportunity to play on the girls team through the relationship with Portland Christian and it was a great experience.  Columbia Sophmore Bailey Martes lead the Royals to many victories. Unfortuntatley, due to a back injury, Bailey had to pull herself out half way through the last game and the team just came short of a state bid.  But a great season with a strong squad returning next year to make a push to state once again.  Congratulations to Bailey for receiving 2nd Team All League.

VOLLEYBALL As with the Soccer Program, the Volleyball Program has seen growth this year with almost 20 participating. The Varsity girls returned to state after almost 6 years and had a great showing.  Congratulations to Sami Howard for receiving Defensive Player of the Year, Delilah Carter for 1st team along with Abigail Heiner, and Natalie Bergdolt for receiving Honorable Mention.

FOOTBALL Columbia currently has 7 students participating in the Columbia Christian/Portland Christian co-op for football and so far they are making quite an impression.  Congratulations to Michael Moultrie and Patrick Leon-Guerror for receiving All League nomination.

BOYS BASKETBALL  The 2015-2016 season is already shapping up to be a very exciting year led by new Head Coach Vince Hicks.  Vince states that "I am here to foster an environment that encourages spiritual, mental, and athletic growth and success.  I will be teaching work ethic, discipline, and respect as the means by which we shall achieve this success.  We will not base our success off of Wins and Losses, instead however on continually getting better through individual and team skill development.  Win, lose, or draw we stay together!" 

GIRLS BASKETBALL  With 19 girls trying out for basketball this year it is great to have two extremely quality coaches on board.  John Roady was named Head Coach and Miranda Muella as JV coach.  Coach Roady says this: "having been a coach at Portland Lutheran for these last 7+ years, I am very familiar with your school. I have become friends with several of the families at Columbia Christian.  I am a devout Christian and believe strongly in my faith. I promise to uphold those values if I am able to represent CCHS as a coach and representative of the school."  Coach Roady is very excited to be here at Columbia and we are excited to have him.  Coach Mueller has coached at Columbia at the lower levels for 2 years.  She is very excited to work along side Coach Roady and as a team will have a great season.

SOFTBALL/BASEBALL  Columbia students have many options to choose from for spring sports.  Softball and Baseball are new choices with the relationsip with Portland Christian. 

TRACK AND FIELD This will be a very exciting year for track and field at Columbia.  The numbers are expected to be in the 30s for this season and with the wide range of talent at Columbia, success is inevidable.

GOLF  Coach Hamilton will return for his third year as head coach with Columbia.  Coach has been able to build a program from one student showing excitement to play golf.  The numbers expected for golf this year are in double figures and the talent for this sport is nice as well.

 

Feeder Program Initiative

Columbia has a rich history of success through sports, but the success does not start at the High School level.  Columbia has a great Feeder Program that is developing into one of the most balanced initiatives in the state.  As a private school HS coaches are blessed to have access to the developmental age groups to begin teaching the correct skills and habits that will promote success in HS.  You will see camps, tournaments, clinics, and team competition for ages 14 and below that incorporate all the sports that are highlighted above.  If you have any questions about these programs or would like to learn more information please visit the athletic website.