Wrestling award-winners Jake White (left) and Seth Nonnenmacher. Not pictured: Beau Blackburn and Victor Kegley. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)
Hilander wrestling and boys basketball teams recognized
By Randy Parks
The Burns Hilander wrestling team held their season-end awards ceremony Wednesday, March 14 at Burns High School.
Head coach Mark Hofman recognized each of his assistant coaches and mat help, as well as each wrestler for their efforts this past season.
The special awards were then presented with Seth Nonnenmacher being named the Most Outstanding Underclassman, Beau Blackburn receiving the Most Improved award, Jake White taking home the Most Outstanding Wrestler award and the Jeremy Johnson Most Heart award going to Victor Kegley.
The Burns boys basketball teams wrapped up their season with an awards ceremony Monday, March 19, at Burns High School.
Head coach Ted Aubin and assistant coach Jed Patterson introduced the players and presented the awards.
Boys basketball award-winners (L-R): Jeff Garner, Casey Heinz, Nick Falley, Kieran Colahan, Austin Feist, Cam Hueckman. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)
Aubin said he thought it was a phenomenal season for the team as they went 16-8 overall, finished second in the Eastern Oregon League with a 7-3 record and made the 3A state playoffs.
Patterson noted that the JV team also had a successful season, finishing 17-5 overall and 8-2 in league games.
The special awards, voted on by team members, were presented to the following:
For the JV team, Cam Hueckman was named Most Inspirational, Nick Falley received the Most Improved award and Jeff Garner took home the Most Outstanding Player award.
For the boys varsity team, Garner was named Most Improved, the Most Inspirational award went to Casey Heinz, Austin Feist received the Most Promising Freshman award and Kieran Colahan was presented with the Most Outstanding Player award.