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Canyonville Christian Academy scored well at OSAA State Championship Meet.

 I am so very proud to be a coach at Canyonville Christian Academy!! This has been a great season for track and field. I just received word that my 4×100 relay team broke the school record Saturday with their 4th place finish at the Oregon State 2A Championship meet with a time of 45.9 seconds. These kids rock!!  –Coach Cathy Lovato

It was an excellent year for the Track & Field team at Canyonville Christian Academy!!

Head Coach Cathy Lovato along with Jumps/Distance coach Erin Payne and Throws coach Mike Stansberry worked tirelessly with the 20 young men and 10 young women who participated on the team.  This year’s district meet brought 7 individual qualifiers for the OSAA State 2A Championships as well as the 4×100 relay team.  Every athlete who participated this year improved from the first meet – setting personal bests all along the way.  Jack Yoo, a senior from South Korea, was awarded MVP for the season.  Jack, a jumper and sprinter placed 1st in twelve events throughout the season & 2nd in 4 more.  Jack qualified for state in both the Long Jump and the Triple Jump and placed 4th and 3rd respectively.

International Students Competed Well in Individual Events and Team events!

Sasha, a junior from Russia, is a jumper.  Sasha earned a total of 81 points for the team throughout the season and qualfied for state in both Long Jump and Triple Jump where she placed 6th and 8th respectively.  Sasha Eck was our girls’ MVP.

Our Most Inspirational Athlete this year was Gabriel Martin, a junior from Colombia.  Gabriel was the captain of the Sprinters and showed an indomitable spirit all season long as he encouraged his teammates to excellence.

Mahli Beltran from Mexico & Anton Ashrafyan from Russia, both juniors, were our Most Improved Athletes.  Mahli also qualified for state in the 200m and came home with 8th place.  Ray Zhang, a junior from China and a first year participant, also qualified for state in both the Long Jump and the 110m hurdles.  He placed 9th and 10th respectively.

Excellent Teamwork Breaks Long-Standing School Record!

The biggest news of the season comes from our 4×100 relay team of Gabriel Martin (11th), Ivan Chu(12th), Jack Yoo (12th), & Ivan Sandrali (11th).  Going into the state meet ranked at 7th, they ran the race of their lives and finished in 4th with a new CCA record time of 45.90.  The record had been held since 2007.  We are so proud of all of our athletes!!




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Still looking for a great boarding school but you’ve missed an admissions deadline?  Well thankfully, Canyonville Christian Academy has always had an open enrollment policy.  Our admissions door is open and we are still taking applications for the 2014-2015 school year.  Applying is easy and doesn’t take very long.

Canyonville Christian Academy will offer you great academics. You will have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement college level courses in Physics, Calculus, Chemistry, English and U.S. History as well as our regular high school curriculum.   CCA is accredited with the NWAC and a member school of ACSI.

Besides academics, CCA has fun activities.  You’ll get to go river rafting and even tackle class 3 rapids.  There are also trips to see NBA basketball games, movies, bowling, intramural sports, mall trips and you can enjoy our student gaming center with Xboxes, Playstations, Wii’s, table tennis and a giant movie screen for movie nights.  If you are interested in sports, CCA offers soccer, volleyball, basketball, cheer leading, tennis and track and field and is a member of the Oregon State Athletic Association.

The friends that you will make will last for a lifetime.  There are usually at least 13 different countries represented in our student body!  Our admissions department was their first step to getting a great education at Canyonville Christian Academy.

So don’t hesitate!  Download your application from our Admissions page and follow the check list on the last page.  If you are a qualified student who is motivated to succeed, then Canyonville is the place for you.  Any inquires can be sent to admissions@canyonville.net or you can use our contact form to communicate with our admissions department.

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.