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The OSAA State Championship trophy for sportsmanship!

It was a great year in basketball for the Canyonville Christian Academy Pilots as they played hard and persevered all the way to the state championships, taking 7th place.  Good job boys!!

Pendleton, Oregon is about 7 hours away and we were not able to send any spectator students to the game.  We were able to listen to the live broadcast on internet radio so that the whole school could enjoy the excitement of our team making it all the way to State finals.  One of the truly great things during the game besides how well our boys played, was how our rival teams and their parents gathered in CCA’s section to cheer for our boys.  We were listening on the radio and heard a large crowd chanting “CCA! CCA!” and even doing our victory chant every time a point was scored.  So special thanks to Oakland, North Douglas and Days Creek for cheering us on during our two games.  That was a great feeling!

To quote from a huge spread about Canyonville Christian Academy in the Eastern Oregonian newspaper titled “The International Team”:

Basketball coach Noel Schaak has a flair for turning players with zero experience and a loose grasp on the English language into seasoned athletes. Schaak’s team at Canyonville Christian Academy has a roster of 12 international players from the Ukraine, Rwanda, Hong Kong and South Korea.

During the Saturday night awards show, with Irrigon taking first place, the announcer suddenly announced the OSAA first place trophy for Sportsmanship for Canyonville Christian Academy!  Coach Noel Schaak headed to the court to be presented with the trophy pictured here.  The crowd went wild which prompted the whole team to go down to the floor, said our athletic director, Brian Fye.  Brian said that it was an emotional time and something that we didn’t expect.  This trophy means a lot to Canyonville Christian Academy because it speaks of character, something which Noel Schaak and Mike Stansberry try very hard to instill into our students.  To say that we are proud of our team would be an understatement!  Thank you boys and coaches for a great year of basketball at CCA.

Oregon – The Runner’s State

It’s almost track & field season and several of our Canyonville Christian Academy students are ready to go!  Many have been training by going out for daily runs together and others have been practicing their long jumps.  CCA has a long history of track and field success.  Our trophy case boasts of several State of Oregon first place trophies.  Here’s a video looking back on last year’s track season.  Let’s go Pilots!!


Canyonville Christian Academy and the Harlem Globetrotters

Fun Activity with the Harlem Globetrotters

Friday February 22nd, students, teachers and admin of Canyonville Christian Academy high school went to Matthew Knight Arena at University of Oregon in Eugene to watch a lively, talented exhibition game with the world famous Harlem Globetrotters.

It was a lot of fun to watch the amazing skills of the Globetrotters.  They were funny and had us laughing with their antics and we were awed by their moves and throws with a basketball.  As a special treat, the whole boarding school was invited down to the center court where the Oregon Ducks play their home games.  The students of CCA got to meet the Globetrotters and take photos.  After this event, we all headed over to Skateworld for a night of roller skating.

Canyonville Christian Academy students get a photo with Flea of the Harlem Globetrotters

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The 2012-13 Pilot cheerleaderschristian boarding school, canyonville, oregon, top international boarding school placed 6th in the OSAA state 3A/2A/1/A competition held Feb. 9 in Portland.

Although falling just short of a trophy, the girls were within striking distance of 3rd, or even 2nd place, in the closely bunched field.

The girls are coached by Jami Stansberry, who has led the team in competitive cheerleading since 2007.

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On February 6, U.S. Olympic javelin thrower Cyrus Hostetler spoke to Canyonville Christian Academy’s student body.

Hostetler (272.10 personal best throw) is a 2-time Pac-12 champion, a Silver medalist at the 2011 Pan-American Games, and competed at the 2012 London Olympic Games.  His story was a powerful testimony about perseverance.  CCA students responded very well and surrounded Cyrus afterwards for autographs and photo opportunities.  His testimony encouraged some students to try out for track this season.

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In their best defensive outing of the season, Canyonville Christian Academy’s boys held a strong (12-6) Camas Valley team to just 11 points in the 2nd half as the Pilots pulled away for a 38-26 win.

For Camas Valley, the state football champs, it was their lowest point total of the year.

In a earlier game, CCA outscored Umpqua Valley Christian in the second half but were unable to overcome the halftime deficit.  Final score was a narro 48-52 loss for the Pilots.

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CCA’s boys’ basketball team got back into their schedule after the extended Christmas break with a 44-41 victory at Pacific.  But then the offense went AWOL in a pair of losses versus Milo Adventist Academy (35-47) and Days Creek (29-34), the Pilots’ two lowest scoring games of the year.  The boys are now 7-4 on the season.

The largely novice girls’ team (1-7) had their best recent game in a 31-32 loss to the Days Creek JVs.

In week three, the CCA boys’ basketball team picked up their 6th win and 2nd loss.

The win was by a 51-24 margin over North Douglas; the loss was to Crow (7-1).

The Pilots were led by Joe Chen (22 points) and Serge Sandrali (16 points) in the two weekend games.

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In week one of the 2012-13 basketball season, Canyonville Christian Academy’s boys posted three victories.
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This boarding school‘s basketball team is a diverse group of students from all over the world who learn to work together to accomplish first a team spirit, then unity on the court.  This weekend showed the  results of the boys’ hard work.

The team opened with a 13 point win over South Umpqua’s (4A) JV’s.  This was followed by wins over Butte Falls (67-31) and El Sobrante Christian (66-37) for first place in the CCA Invitational Tournament.

The Christian academy’s largely novice girls’ team went winless in week one but made a strong showing against El Sobrante, a school from the San Francisco Bay area.

Soccer coaches with District Championship trophy


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Coaches Mike Stansberry and Eric Payne pose with the 2012 District Championship trophy for the Canyonville Christian Academy soccer season.  We are all so proud of our coaches and the CCA Pilots soccer team.

Canyonville Christian Academy’s soccer team played their best-ever season with a one-goal loss to Delphian School in the opening round of the OSAA state playoffs.

The 2012 Pilots posted an incredible 8-2 season record, won the district championship, and gave up just seven goals for the season.top international boarding school in southern oregon, has district champion soccer team