This is the second in a four-part series of articles reviewing sports that occurred in 2022. This second installment breaks down the period of April 1 to June 30.

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PHS freshman Evy Remington struck out 18 in Monday’s 7-4 win over Newport. (File photo by Logan Hannigan-Downs/Philomath News)

APRIL

• April 1 — The Philomath High School boys tennis team lost its first match this season with a 8-0 nonleague loss at Marist Catholic in Eugene.

• April 1 — In a competitive battle at the Philomath High tennis courts, the Warrior girls came up short against Marist Catholic by a 4-2 count with two matches suspended by rain.

• April 2 — Philomath High School’s Micah Matthews won three individual events and teammate Brody Bushnell ran the fastest 3,200 in the state so far this season to highlight the boys’ appearance at the Mark Dean Invitational in Tillamook.

• April 2 — The Philomath High School girls track and field team opened the season on a high note with a dominating performance at the Mark Dean Invitational in Tillamook.

• April 5 — The Philomath High School boys tennis team dominated singles and split the doubles matches en route to a 6-2 victory over Madras.

• April 6 — In 1988 when Paul Mariman led the Warriors’ track and field program and Oregon State dropped the sport for financial reasons, the former pole vault coach with the Beavers volunteered to work with Philomath High athletes as a volunteer assistant. Prior to this season, 75-year-old Dennis Phillips decided it was time to step away.

• April 6 — In a 3-0 victory over Sweet Home at Stephenson Field, senior Cameron Ordway threw a complete-game four-hitter with just two walks while striking out eight.

• April 7 — Philomath High sophomore Bailey Bell wouldn’t mind a little more competition on the tennis court. In her first five matches of the season, the results have all been the same — 6-0, 6-0. Not one set allowed by any opponent.

• April 7 — The Philomath High softball team posts a 7-4 victory over Stayton, just the second loss this season for the Eagles.

• April 7 — The Philomath High School baseball team brought out the bats in Sweet Home to sweep a doubleheader and the series with victories of 14-8 and 19-8.

• April 7 — The Philomath High boys tennis team improved to 2-0 in league play and 4-1 overall with a 6-2 win at Estacada.

• April 7 — The Philomath High boys track and field team finished a close second at a four-school meet at Sweet Home while racking up six individual wins and one relay win.

• April 7 — The Philomath High girls track and field team dominated a four-school meet at Sweet Home by winning 12 of the 17 events and piling up points with a deep roster.

• April 9 — The Philomath High School boys tennis team placed third in the four-school Oregon Espicopal Invitational in Portland and individually, junior Dawson Beckstead won all three of his matches in a tournament bracket with No. 1 and No. 2 players.

• April 11 — The Philomath High School girls tennis team made quick work of South Albany on the home courts with an 8-0 rout. The Warriors won all eight matches in straight sets against the Class 5A opponent.

• April 11 — Freshman Evy Remington threw a one-hitter and struck out 18 batters to help the Philomath High School softball team to a 7-4 victory over Newport.

• April 13 — The Philomath High School boys tennis team dominated the singles matches in a 6-2 home victory over Molalla.

• April 14 — A strong finish helped the Warrior boys to second place in the Philomath Invitational track and field meet. Philomath won the day’s final event in dramatic fashion.

• April 14 — Philomath’s freshmen contribute heavily in the girls’ first-place finish at the Philomath Invitational track and field meet.

• April 14 — The Philomath High School girls tennis team dropped a match at home to district opponent Molalla on Thursday afternoon, 5-3.

• April 19 — Philomath High School sent several athletes to a track and field meet in Monroe on Tuesday and came away with both team titles.

• April 20 — Former Philomath High School sports standout Austin Gerding loves baseball. It’s been five years now since he roamed center field for the Warriors and he continues to play the game collegiately at Eastern Oregon University.

• April 22 — The Philomath High School softball team played for the first time in 11 days with a major road test at Stayton and lost a close one, 5-3.

• April 22 — The Philomath High School boys tennis team played a makeup match at South Albany and came away with a 5-3 victory.

• April 23 — The Philomath High School baseball team played for the first time in 16 days on a trip to the other side of the state for a doubleheader against two opponents with winning records. The host school, La Grande, defeated the Warriors 5-0 behind a strong pitching performance and then Baker downed Philomath 2-1 on a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh.

• April 23 — The Philomath High School girls tennis team pulled off a doubleheader sweep at a Junction City duals tournament with a 7-1 victory over Klamath Union and an 8-0 shutout over the host school.

• April 23 — Philomath junior Micah Matthews medaled in four events and freshman Warwick Bushnell won the 800-meter run at the Meet of Champions in Sweet Home.

• April 23 — The Philomath High School girls track and field team swept the relays and freshman Natalie Dunn and junior Ingrid Hellesto won individual events on the track at the Meet of Champions.

• April 25 — Philomath’s boys tennis team took an 8-0 win over Blanchet Catholic and is now 7-1 in duals this season.

• April 26 — The PHS girls tennis team routed visiting Woodburn, 8-0, as Adele Beckstead and Bailey Bell dominated opponents.

• April 26 — Philomath High’s baseball team tries to shake off the rust while defeating Sisters, 7-6.

• April 27 — The Philomath High School girls tennis team swept North Marion with three of the four singles players winning in straight sets and the top two doubles teams surviving stiff challenges.

• April 27-28 — The Philomath High School boys tennis team won back-to-back league matches with home victories over North Marion and Stayton.

• April 28 — The Philomath High School baseball team completed a series sweep over Sisters with back-to-back shutouts that included a no-hitter by senior Skylar Brolin.

• April 28 — The PHS softball team was limited to two hits in an 8-0 loss to Cascade.

• April 30 — Sweet Home takes Oregon West softball win over Philomath High, 19-7.

• April 30 — Philomath High’s track and field girls take first and the boys fourth at the sizable Stayton Invitational.

Trisha (Stevens) Lamb locks eyes with someone in the audience during Saturday night’s Hall of Fame banquet. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

MAY

• May 3 — Oregon West Conference leader Stayton jumped on the Warriors from the start in a baseball game that quickly got out of hand for Philomath High at Stephenson Field.

• May 3 — In a showdown for first place in the final 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 2 boys tennis standings, Cascade took a 6-2 victory at Philomath.

• May 3 — The Philomath High School girls tennis team won three of four singles matches but dropped all four in doubles in a 5-3 loss at Cascade.

• May 4 — Philomath sophomore Mason Stearns came up with perhaps the biggest hit of his young high school baseball career with a one-run single in the top of the fifth inning that turned out to be the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Stayton.

• May 4 — The Philomath High School girls tennis team swept the singles matches and won three of four doubles to take a 7-1 victory over Sisters.

• May 4 — The Philomath High School softball team swept a doubleheader on the road over Woodburn by scores of 21-3 and 15-0. Both games were stopped after three innings on the 15-run mercy rule.

• May 5 — The Philomath High School baseball team controls its own destiny in its chase for the Oregon West Conference title. The Warriors outlasted Stayton, 5-4, in extra innings to take the series over the Eagles and vault into first place in the league.

• May 6 — In a final meet before the Oregon West Conference Championships, the Philomath High girls placed first and the boys second at the Wally Ciochetti Invitational in Cottage Grove.

• May 8 — Philomath High girls basketball standout Sage Kramer was named Player of Year by the Oregon Basketball Coaches Association and also on the SB Live Oregon-Oregonian/Oregon Live all-state team — both of those compilations based on a vote of coaches.

• May 9 — The Philomath High School girls tennis team opened the 4A/3A/2A/1A District 2 Tournament at Madras by winning four of seven matches in the early rounds.

• May 10 — Too many errors and a lack of hitting were too much to overcome for the Warriors softball team in what ended up as a 9-1 loss to No. 1 Cascade.

• May 11 — High school equestrian competitors from around the state will come together this week to put their skills to the test in Redmond, including a group from Philomath that has qualified in several individual and team events.

• May 11 — Philomath High’s four singles players and two of four doubles teams made it through the first day of the 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 2 Tournament at Estacada High School.

• May 11 — The Philomath High School baseball team clinched at least a tie for first place in the Oregon West Conference with victories of 6-2 and 10-1 in a doubleheader sweep over Stayton.

• May 11 — Four seniors were recognized and Mackenzie Hiner pitched into the sixth inning and hit a home run in Philomath’s 15-8 loss to Stayton.

• May 13 — The Philomath boys tennis team’s top two singles players and top doubles team will continue their seasons with state-qualifying performances at the 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 2 tournament at Estacada High School and Salem Tennis and Swim Club.

• May 13 — The Philomath High School girls tennis team embraced the challenge of the 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 2 tournament, bringing home a championship trophy while qualifying two singles players and a doubles team for state.

• May 14 — The Philomath High School baseball team completed a series sweep of Newport with a 7-3 victory to win the Oregon West Conference title outright.

• May 14 — The Philomath High School softball team scored 16 runs in the first inning and went on to a 21-10 win at Newport.

• May 14 — The Philomath High School boys track and field team won the Oregon West Conference Championships at Sweet Home by a slim margin — 4 seconds and 2 points. The Warriors qualified six athletes in nine events. Brody Bushnell was named the meet’s outstanding track athlete.

• May 14 — Philomath High’s youth movement this season in girls track and field continued to pay dividends at the Oregon West Conference Championships. Competing at Husky Field in Sweet Home, 17 of the 21 athletes scoring points for the Warriors are underclassmen and 10 of them are freshmen. Philomath qualified nine athletes in 14 events while rolling to the conference title.

• May 14 — The Philomath High School Hall of Fame inducted its inaugural class with Gary Cox, Shirley Lagestee, Trisha Stevens, Terry Boss, Kevin Boss, Woody Bennett, the 1986-87 girls basketball team and the 1988 football team.

• May 17 — The Philomath High School softball team played its final two regular-season games with a trip to Sisters. The Warriors lost the Outlaws, 12-5, and then faced Sweet Home in a makeup game, falling 15-0.

• May 19 — Senior Cameron Ordway launched his fourth home run of the season while juniors David Griffith and Ty May combined at pitcher for a two-hitter in Philomath High’s 5-2 victory over Blanchet Catholic in a tuneup game for the Class 4A playoffs.

• May 20 — The Philomath High School softball team’s season ended in a 14-13 loss at Baker in a roller coaster of a ride of a play-in game.

• May 21 — The Philomath High girls tennis team finishes fifth at state. Bailey Bell places fourth and Adele Beckstead makes a run in the consolation bracket. The PHS boys’ doubles team of Noah Aynes and Teddy Benbow win a couple of matches.

• May 21 — Philomath High junior Micah Matthews glides over 110-meter hurdles to a first-place finish at the state track and field meet. Philomath High’s boys finish seventh overall with the team getting other points out of its crop of distance runners.

• May 21 — Philomath High’s girls take the Class 4A track and field title. The Warriors get wins in the javelin and shot with Sage Kramer, in the 400 with Janice Hellesto and in the 4-by-400 relay.

• May 21 — The Oregon Athletic Coaches Association held its annual awards banquet at Autzen Stadium in Eugene and among the Coach of the Year recipients were boys soccer coach Dave Ellis and girls basketball coach Ben Silva.

• May 24 — The Philomath High School baseball team was well-represented on the all-Oregon West Conference team, including Cameron Ordway as the Player of the Year and Levi Webber as the Coach of the Year.

• May 25 — The Warriors baseball team moved past the first round of the 4A playoffs with a long-awaited win over Henley.

• May 27 — Philomath High School moved on to the Class 4A baseball semifinals by defeating No. 1 Banks, 2-1, in a thriller that came down to the final out.

• May 29 — Two seniors, a sophomore and a freshman received all-Oregon West Conference recognition for the Philomath High School softball program.

• May 31 — Philomath High School’s baseball season ended in the Class 4A state baseball semifinals with an 8-0 loss at La Grande. The Warriors struggled at the plate against Tigers senior Devin Bell, who threw a no-hitter and allowed just two base runners in a dominating performance.

Karen O’Neal, of Snoqualmie, Washington, seen here jumping with Ballymurphy Bob, was one of the big winners in her divisions at last weekend’s Inavale Farm Horse Trials. (Photo by Raleigh Emerson)

JUNE

• June 10 — Four Philomath High School baseball players, including senior shortstop Cameron Ordway on the first team, earned Class 4A all-state recognition.

• June 16 — On the strength of three state championships, high finishes by several other programs and an exceptional academic record, Philomath High School won the 2021-22 OSAA Cup.

• June 23-24 — Micah Matthews won four of the 10 events in the decathlon at the state Junior Olympics meet.

• June 25 — Philomath High graduates Megan (Czerny) Hutchinson and Josh Seekatz were among those conquering the Boston Marathon each in their own way.

• June 26 — Riders compete at the Inavale Farm Horse Trials, a competition at the Philomath-area venue that dates back to 1997.