Chemeketa Softball Team 4-0 For The Weekend
March 10, 2014
The Lady Storm Softball Team played this past weekend and dominated, winning 4 on the road games. Chemeketa met up with The Bulldogs of Bellevue Community College on Friday evening in Washington and stole the game in the bottom of the 7th, scoring two runs when needed and winning the game 2-1. The Storm had six hits with no errors and the Bulldogs had five hits with one error ending the game.
In a double header Friday, The Storm next matched up against Centralia Community College, crushing The Trailblazers 12-1 in six innings and ending their day 2-0.
Saturday, Chemeketa came right back with another powerful performance earning 17 runs to Edmonds Community College's five. The lady Storm had 17 hits with 17 runs in 5 innings dominating the scoreboard. In the last game of the road trip Saturday, Chemeketa played South Puget Sound winning with a score of 11-3 in 5 innings.
All weekend Chemeketa's offense was fast and furious. The overall record for the Lady Storm Softball Team is 4-2. Next up, Chemeketa will play in Centralia, Washington against The Trailblazers on March 15th.
Storm Baseball Go's 2-3 In First Road Trip Of The 2014 Season
March 10, 2014
The Chemeketa Storm Baseball Team went on the road for the first time in this 2014 season and came away with a record of 2-3. The Storm is now 2-3-1 in 2014.
Chemeketa was hosted this past weekend by Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Oregon. The Storm played in a late game on Thursday night against the Treasure Valley Community College Chukars losing 0-1. Chemeketa had three hits to Treasure Valley's six with each team recording an error in the game.
On Firday, The Storm faced off against the Mariner's of Vancouver Island Baseball Institute in a double header day. The Storm came away with the victory of 5-4. Chemeketa had ten hits with three errors recorded in the game and Brenden Shaffer had the game winning RBI single in the 9th inning to put The Storm on top and come away with the win.
Next up in the double header Friday, The Storm matched up again with The Chukars of Treasure Valley Community College. Chemeketa fell to the Chukars 3-8 with only seven hits but had no errors recorded in the game.
Saturday's play started another match up with The Mariner's, where The Storm rattled off 12 runs to Vancouver Island's six, winning both games against Vancouver Island Baseball Institute. In the last game on Saturday, and of the trip, Chemeketa fell again to Treasure Valley 0-1. The Storm had four errors to the Chukars one but it was a scoreless game all the way to the bottom of the 8th inning when Treasure Valley finally was able to put one run on the board.
Basketball Seasons End At NWAACC Championship Tournament
March 7, 2014
Both The Men's & Women's Chemeketa Basketball Teams ended their seasons this past week at the NWAACC Championship Tournament. The women's and men's team had successful seasons earning trips to the NWAACC Championship tournaments and a shot at being the #1 school in the NWAACC Conference.
The Lady Storm had a tough loss in the first game of the tournament, losing to Lower Columbia College 64-69 to start the tournament off. The loss knocked them out of contention for first place but they were still on the road to a possible 7th place finish. They next played Peninsula College and came out with a victory 53-51. Then, The Storm faced off against Bellevue Community College losing 53-61 ending their great 2013-2014 season and finishing up being a top 16 NWAACC Conference basketball team.
The Chemeketa Men's Basketball team competed hard in the NWAACC Championship Tournament as did The Lady Storm, but had an extra win placing them in 8th Place in the NWAACC Conference to end the 2013-2014 season. The men's team first played Clark Community College losing 77-87 in the first round and without a chance to repeat last years first place finish in the NWAACC Conference. Next up, they played Columbia Basin College winning 86-83. Following the win against Columbia Basin the men faced Big Bend Community College and won another exciting, close game 83-77 and a chance for a 7th place finish. On Tuesday morning, the men challenged Treasure Valley Community College and finished their season losing 80-87 and finishing the season with an 8th place finish in the NWAACC Conference.
Chemeketa Basketball Teams Still Alive At NWAACC Championship Tournament
March 3, 2014
Both the Men's & Women's Basketball Teams have made it to day three in the NWAACC Championship Tournament at the Toyota Center in Kenniwick, Washington.
The Lady Storm lost a tough, late scheduled game at 10pm on Saturday night, losing 64-69 to the Red Devils of Lower Columbia Community College placing Chemeketa in the consolation bracket and fighting for a chance for 7th in the NWAACC Championship Tournament. In another late game on Sunday night, The Lady Storm faced The Peninsula Pirates and won a thrilling, close game 53-51 to survive in the tournament and continue on to play today, Monday, March 3rd at noon against The Bellevue Bulldogs. The winner of this game plays for 7th place tomorrow, Tuesday, March 4th at 10am.
Our Chemeketa Storm Men's Basketball Team has followed the same road as the ladies and lost in the first round to the Penguins of Clark Community College 77-87 on Saturday evening. They next played The Hawks of Columbia Basin and won by three with a score of 86-83 to stay alive. The men willl play The Vikings of Big Bend today with tip off at noon. The winner of today's game go's on to the 7th place game scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, March 4th at 10am. Please visit the NWAACC Championship website to see live stream games of the tournament.
Men's Basketball Takes 4th Place In Southern Region Division And Is Headed To The NWAACC Championship Tournament
February 26, 2014
The Chemeketa Men's Basketball Team had it's biggest win of the season on Monday night when the team faced off against The Mt. Hood Saints at home and won a very physical and emotional game 101-93 to solidify their 4th place spot in the Southern Region Division, and take a trip to Kenniwick, Washington to play in the NWAACC Championship Tournament March 1st thru 4th. The men will face the Penguins of Clark Community College on Saturday, March 1st at 6pm at the Toyota Center.To watch your Chemeketa Storm Basketball Teams visit the NWAACC website and watch live stream games all tournament long.
Men's Basketball Play Off Game Tonight, Tip Off At 7PM In The Storm Center
February 24, 2014
The Chemeketa Men's Basketball Team won a big game Saturday evening against Lane Community College 98-85. The win Saturday put them tied in 4th place with Mt. Hood Community College at the end of the regular season and thus a play off game will decide who takes 4th place in the Southern Region Division and earns a spot to head to the NWAACC Championship Tournament March 1st thru 4th in Kenniwick, Washington.
Women's Basketball Headed to NWAACC Championship Tournament
February 24, 2014
The Lady Storm will be headed to Kenniwick, Washington March 1st thru 4th to compete in the NWAACC Championship Tournament. The Storm won again in a close game, 64-63 on Saturday afternoon at the Storm Center against Lane Community College to end their regular season play. Chemeketa took 3rd place in the Southern Region Division with a record of 8-4 and will be matched up against Lower Columbia Community College from the West Region Division, who finished 2nd with a record of 14-2. Game time is set for 10pm on Saturday, March 1st at the Toyota Center in Kenniwick. The NWAACC Conference is providing live game broadcasts of the tournament. Please visit the NWAACC website with all this information and more!
Storm Graduate, Ryan Thompson, Named A Top 50 College Senior By Baseball America
February 21, 2014
Ryan Thompson who is a senior, right handed pitcher, for Campbell University graduated from Chemeketa in 2012 and received ALL NWAACC South Region Team honers while playing for the Storm. Thompson was last season's Big South Pitcher of the Year and is the 2014 conference Preseason Pitcher of the Year, he has also been named as a Louisville Slugger Preseason Second Team member and NCBWA Third Team All-Amercian. The Storm alum also earned All-American nods from Louisville Slugger and the American Baseball Coaches Association after last season.
Women's Basketball Hanging On In 4th Place
February 19, 2014
The Storm Women's Basketball Program split their last two games 1-1 and have two regular season games left in the season to clinch the 4th place spot in the Southern Region Division and earn a birth to the NWAACC Championship Tournament in Kenniwick, Washington March 1st-4th. The Lady Storm traveled to South Western Oregon Community College on Saturday, February 15th and brought home a huge win in overtime 64-61. They then traveled to Umpqua Community College on Monday, February 17th where they fell to the Riverhawks 49-66. Next up, The Lady Storm travel to Portland Community College tonight, Wednesday, February 19th with tip off at 5:30pm. With a win tonight on the Panthers home court Chemeketa will earn the 4th place standing in the Southern Region Division and a birth to the NWAACC Tournament.
Men's Basketball Splits In Last Two Games
February 19, 2014
The Storm Men's Basketball Program is 8-4 with two games left in regular season play. The Storm traveled to South Western Oregon Community College on Saturday, February 15th where they pulled off the win 89-81 and then traveled to Umpqua Community College on Monday, February 17th where they lost in a close game 88-93. The Storm Men's Basketball Program is tied in 2nd place with Mt. Hood, SW Oregon, and Clackamas in the Southern Region Division with only 2 regular season games left. The men will travel to Portland Community College tonight, Wednesday, February, 19th with game time set for 7:30pm and then host Lane Community College on Saturday, February 22nd to end their regular season play. The next two games are crucial to the men moving on to the NWAACC Championship Tournament March 1st-4th in Kennewick, Washington. With four schools tied for 2nd place and Portland Community College clinging to a one game lead for first place, it's anyone's guess who will fill the four top spots in the Southern Region Division with births to the NWAACC Tournament.
Storm Basketball Programs Sweep Clackamas Cougars
February 13, 2014
Both the men's & women's basketball teams earn wins at home last night to keep them in contention for a birth to the NWAACC Championship Tournament March 1st thru the 4th in Kennewick, Washington.
The Lady Storm edged out the Cougars with a final score of 60-54. Chemeketa had a double digit lead on Clackamas but the Cougars were able to come back with a chance in the 2nd half. However, The Storm rallied back and won the game. This puts Chemeketa in 3rd place in the Southern Region Division with only 4 regular season games left. Next up, Chemeketa will play at South Western Oregon Community College at 2pm on Saturday, February 15th.
The Chemeketa Storm Men's Basketball Team won in a thrilling overtime win against Clackamas Community College with a score of 109 to 108. With one second left on the clock in regulation play Chemeketa inbounded the ball from the far court and put up a missed shot that was fouled on. The Storm shot and made the two free throws tying the score at 97 to 97 to go into overtime. With this win the Storm are now in a three way tie for first place with SWOCC and PCC in the Southern Region Division. Next up the men travel to South Western Oregon Community College on Saturday, February 15th with tip off at 4pm.
Men's & Women's Basketball Games To Be Rescheduled
February 11, 2014
Both the Men's and Women's Basketball teams were to hit the road this past Saturday, February 8th at Umpqua Community College but due to the snow storm and school closures the games have been rescheduled for Monday, February 17th on the Riverhawks home court with a 4pm tip off for the Women's Team and a 6pm tip off for the Men's team.
2014 Women's Soccer Tryout
February 11, 2014
The Chemeketa Women's Soccer Team will be hosting an open tryout on Saturday, April 12th and Sunday, April 13th from 10am to 12pm at Chemeketa Community College. All returning players are required to attend as well as recruits.Walk-ons are also strongly encouraged to attend. For questions please contact Head Coach Art Mota. Coach Mota can be reached at email@example.com.
Women's Basketball Wins On The Road
February 11, 2014
The mighty Lady Storm surged past the Mt. Hood Saints in Gresham on Wednesday, February 5th with a final score of 54-51. This kicked off the Storm's second half of the season and they are currently in the 4th place spot in the Southern Region Division. The top four teams from the Southern Region Division will make it to the NWAACC Championships March 1st thru the 4th in Kennewick, Washington.
The Men's Basketball Team fell to the Saints in overtime, losing the contest 102-105. This puts The Storm in five way tie for first place in the Southern Region Divison. Next up both the Men's and Women's Basketball Teams host the Clackamas Cougars on Wednesday, February 12th at 5:30 for Women's tip off and 7:30 for Men's tip off in the Storm Center.
Men's Basketball Storm Past Linn Benton
February 2, 2014
The Chemeketa Men's Basketball Team earned another win last Saturday afternoon, beating the Linn Benton Roadrunners with a score of 89-63. The Storm played exceptionally well attacking the Roadrunners zone inside and dominating the glass. After being in a three way tie for first in the Southern Region Division the men have narrowed the gap and are now in a two way tie for first place with Portland Community College, who they will see in this second half of the season at PCC on the 19th of February at 7:30pm. Next up, the men face Mt. Hood on the Saints home court this Wednesday, February 5th at 7:30pm and then travel to Umpqua Community College on Saturday, Febraury 8th, tip off at 4pm.
Lady Storm Splits Games To End The Week
January 27, 2014
The Storm Women's Basketball Team won against Portland Community College (70-46) last Wednesday but fell to Lane Community College (55-71) this past Saturday.The women's team is now 3-3 in league standings and 4th place in the Southern Region Division. The Lady Storm will next visit Mt. Hood Community College Wednesday, February 5th at 7:30pm.
Men's Basketball In Three Way Tie For First
January 27, 2014
The Chemeketa Storm Men's Basketball Team dropped two games last week against Portland Community College (89-99) and Lane Community College (65-68) putting them in a three way tie for first place in the Southern Region Division. Next up the men will battle Linn Benton Community College at 4pm at home on Saturday, February 1st.
Storm Volleyball Playoff Match
November 14, 2013
The Chemeketa volleyball team finished its regular season in a tie for fourth place in the Southern Region. With only the top four teams qualifying for the NWAACC Championship Tournament, which is being held at Mt. Hood Community College November 21st through the 24th, the Storm will need to win a playoff match to qualify. With identical league records of 3-7 Chemeketa will play host to Southwestern Oregon in a 1pm match on Saturday November 16th here at the Storm Center on the campus of Chemeketa. The site of the match was determined by a rotating numbering system used by the Southern Region. The winner of the best of five match will be the fourth seed out of the South Region and move on to the NWAACC Championships and a first round match up with Olympic College who is the number one seed out of the North Region. For complete tournament information and coverage you can go to www.nwaacc.org and click on Volleyball Championship Tournament.
Five Storm Student-Athletes Named To Fall All-Academic Team
November 13, 2013
Five Chemeketa Student-Athletes were named to the NWAACC Fall All-Academic Team. Women's soccer had two players receive the award, Katelyn Allard with a 4.0 GPA and Jade Warriner with a 3.36 GPA. Three volleyball players also were named to the team for their efforts in the classroom. They are Tess Schumacher with a 3.38 GPA, Kelly Cruise with a 3.48 GPA, and Kassidee Rice with a 3.82 GPA. Congratulations to all five of our All-Academic Team members.
Basketball Season Opens This Coming Weekend
November, 13 2013
The Chemeketa Storm women's and men's basketball seasons tip off this coming weekend. The women will open with a 6pm game on Friday November 15th, on the road at New Hope Christian, a four-year college located in Eugene, Oregon. The men will play host to NW Elite, which is a travel team comprised of former college players. The game is set to tip off at 7pm on Saturday November 16th and is the first of three home games for the men over the next ten days.
Storm Men's Soccer Playoff Match Set
November 5, 2013
The Storm men's soccer team is set to meet Whatcom Community College on Wednesday November 6th in the first round of NWAACC soccer playoffs. The second place Storm from the Southern Region will play host to Whatcom who was the third place team in the Northern Region. The match will be played at Willamette University with a 2pm start. The winner of the Chemeketa/Whatcom match up will travel to Walla Walla, Washington on November 9th to take on Walla Walla Community College in a 1:30pm quarterfinal match up.
Women's Soccer Match Canceled
September 6, 2013
The September 6th women's soccer match versus Linfield College has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict.
Storm Women's Soccer Has New Leader
May 30, 2013
Chemeketa Storm Athletic Director Cassie Belmodis has announced the hiring of Art Mota to lead the women's soccer program. Mota is the third head coach in the programs six year history and is replacing Megan Moore who resigned her position in April.
Coach Mota has hit the ground running and is working to put the finishing touches on next season’s roster. A native of Fresno, California, Coach Art Mota comes to us eager and ready to make the Chemeketa Women’s Soccer Team his own. Having gotten his bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Fresno State University and currently getting a master's degree in sports coaching and sports psychology from the United States Sports Academy Coach Mota truly understands the importance of and is prepared to encourage the student side of his student-athletes.
Mota has 16 years of coaching experience at the high school, club, and collegiate levels. In addition to his on field experience his E/D coaching license is from the United States Soccer Federation and he also has 11 years of experience as a referee. Coach Art Mota is, “Looking forward to coaching the women's soccer team at Chemeketa and making them a force to be reckoned with.” Welcome to Chemeketa Athletics Coach Mota!
If you are interested in finding out about the opportunity to be a part of the program, you can contact coach Mota at 541.936.4819
Chemeketa Baseball Players earn All-NWAACC Honors
May 30, 2013
With a season record of (21-22) Chemeketa Baseball rounded out the season at fourth place in the NWAACC Southern Region.
Sophomore Utility player, Garrett Mills (North Eugene HS, Eugene OR) earned himself a spot on the NWAACC Southern Region First Team as well as the All-NWAACC First Team. Mills boasts an impressive .356 batting average on the season while leading the team in multiple offensive categories including doubles, runs batted in, walks, and slugging percentage.
Sophomore Outfielder, Cole Pittman (West Salem HS, Salem OR) was named to the Southern Region First Team as well as the Southern Region Gold Glove Team and the All-NWAACC Gold Glove Team. Although honored for being a defensive specialist Pittman also contributed offensively for the Storm; he led the team with 12 stolen bases this year.
Freshman Infielder, Brenden Shaffer (West Salem HS, Salem OR) was the lone Storm freshman named to the NWAACC Southern Region First Team this season. Shaffer hit .302 for the Storm and held down the infield defensively.
The Storm expects to improve upon their record coming in to next year adding even more talent and depth to their roster.
Storm Softball places three on NWAACC All-Region Teams
May 30, 2013
After dropping their final two games in Coos Bay, Oregon, Storm Softball completed the season at (21-19) a record good enough for a fifth place finish in the tough NWAACC Southern Region. Three members of the Storm were named to the Southern Region Teams.
Freshman Pitcher and Outfielder, Jessica Hotaling (Canby HS, Oregon City OR) was named to the NWAACC Southern Region First Team roster. Hotaling led Chemeketa Softball with a .415 batting average, .453 on base percentage, and 24 stolen bases. She also threw 97.1 innings in the circle for the Storm while striking out 73 batters.
Sophomores Danielle Upton (Elmira HS, Elmira OR) and Kayla Sheller (McMinnville HS, McMinnville OR) were named to the NWAACC Southern Region Second Team. Upton led the Storm offense with seven homeruns, 46 runs batted in, and posted an impressive .375 batting average. Sheller won eight of the 13 games she started in the circle for the Storm this year. She also threw a complete game shutout against Shoreline Community College.
The Storm will have ten returning players for the 2014 season and expect to once again contend for a NWAACC Tournament spot.