Canyonville Christian Academy’s goal is to provide athletic opportunity for every student who has the desire to compete, and to help those individuals achieve their potential.
Canyonville Christian Academy field teams in cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis, and track. It is a member of the 280-school Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA). In past seasons, individuals and teams have won numerous league, district, and state honors.
In athletics since 1970:
- 75 state individual and relay champions
- six state team championships
- 64 district and league team championships
- CCA alumna Rose Gilbert set a national high school record for the pentathlon at the 1972 US Olympic trials. For her accomplishments, Miss Gilbert was featured in Sports Illustrated magazine.
The Pilot Cross Country boys have won their district championship meet 19 times and hold 5 state 1A records:
Most State Qualifying Teams – 28
Most Consecutive Years to State – 21
Most State Meet Trophies – 13
Most State Meet Individual Champions – 4
In 1977, Canyonville Christian Academy achieved the best team score ever recorded in a state meet in its division.
According to Who’s Who in Oregon Track, CCA’s girls are the all-time Oregon top-ranked Class 1A team. They have been district team champions ten times and have a collection of six state trophies. In past seasons, the girls have been district meet champions four times.
Five different Pilots have been Oregon champions in this sport and CCA has won state team title four times. (All girls’ records include Oregon championship meets before OSAA sponsorship, 1970-1973).
Canyonville Christian Academy has such an international group of students that soccer is a must here. CCA is a part of the 3A/2A/1A – Special District 3, which has 10 teams total. In 2013, Eric Payne, assisted by Lance Nutter coached the Pilots who were able to make it all the way to the State of Oregon quarter finals. You can follow our schedule on MaxPreps.
Since 1983, Canyonville Christian Academy’s basketball teams have advanced seven times to the state tournament playoffs (five boys, two girls) and captured six of the district championships. In 2014, the varsity boys’ team qualified for the 2 A State Tournament.
Since 1983, Canyonville Christian Academy’s basketball teams have advanced seven times to the state tournament playoffs (five boys, two girls) and captured six of the district championships.
Canyonville Christian Academy’s cheerleading squad has brought home state trophies in eight of the past eleven seasons in the combined 1A/2A division. In 2006-2007 school year, these girls had the highest GPA of ANY cheerleading team in the entire state of Oregon!
CCA’s rally squad has competed at the FCC Nationals (Orlando, Florida), traveling to Australia for exhibition performances, and participated at the Hula Bowl (college all-star football game, Honolulu, Hawaii).
Since 1970, Canyonville Christian Academy’s athletes have won 70 individual and relay titles in state competition for Track & Field, including AAU and Oregon 1A/B wins before OSAA sponsorship.
Since the current OSAA track classification standards were adopted in 1992, the Pilots have won ten state meet trophies.
CCA track & field teams have won 34 league championships (19 girls, 15 boys).
Six Pilots have been named “Oregon Athlete of the Year” by Who’s Who in Oregon Track, and a number of Canyonville athletes have gone on to compete at the national level in college track and the U.S. Olympic Trials.
CCA athletes hold or have held 22 Oregon state meet records and all-time state bests:
Girls: 100y, 100m (state meet record), 200m, 220y, 400m, 440y, 110y Hurdles, Long Jump, 880y Relay, 880y Medley Relay, 1600m Relay (state meet record), Mile Relay, and Pentathlon.
Boys: 800m, 880y, Mile, Two-Mile, Shot Put, Mile Relay, Two-Mile Relay, Four-Mile Relay, and Distance Medley Relay.