Macho volleyball, muddy powder puff, more.

A power outage does not stop the Colton High School macho men from playing volleyball. On the stormy Saturday afternoon, with the doors of the gymnasium propped open, the four teams (freshman, sophomore, junior and senior) went head to head in a manly game of volleyball. The afternoon ended with power restored and the teams finishing in perfect order with seniors winning the tournament followed in the standings by juniors, sophomores and freshman.

Following macho volleyball, the girls of CHS took to the field for a powder-puff football game in torrential rain and wind, adding puddles, mud and sloshing to the game.

The teams were selected by classes: seniors coupled with freshmen and juniors with sophomores. The CHS varsity team coached them in what was supposed to be an innocent game of flag football but turned into a rough-and-tumble take-no-hostages slip-and-slide game as the junior-sophomore team won 20-16.

As one powder-puff warrior put it after the game: “It was cold. I couldn’t feel my fingers or toes. I am soaked, but it was fun, like mud wrestling with a bunch of friends and a football.”

The annual bonfire was postponed due to deluge and wind.

The homecoming football game is Friday night against the Gervais Cougars. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.

Food and music at the grange

On Saturday, Oct. 12, Colton Grange invites you to join them for a spaghetti dinner followed by some foot-stomping music by Fern Hill Bluegrass Band.

Cost of the show is $12 for adults, children under the age of 12 get in free. The meal is by donation.

Dinner is served from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by music from 7 to 9 p.m. Concessions will be available during intermission. For more information visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All proceeds benefit the grange programs. Colton-Foothills Grange is located at 20237 S. Highway 211.

More FFA awards

Toby Armas and Okehmos Olsen submitted projects in the Small Metal Construction competition at the Clackamas County Fair. Armas took first place, Olsen second.

Brandon Parker took first place for his Sheep Project Book.

Colton High School FFA teacher, Daniel Bolen, said during the county fair, including prize money and market sales, the CHS fair group earned more than $3000.

CHS FFA received a $1000 grant from the National FFA to purchase jackets and ties for the local chapter.

“One of the requirements was to have a local alumni affiliate and thanks to ours, we have this option for all our students,” Bolen said.

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