by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

Chance Miller, of the Second Oregon team, finished third in the bronc riding competition at the Harney County Ranch Rodeo held  Saturday, July 12. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

Chance Miller, of the Second Oregon team, finished third in the bronc riding competition at the Harney County Ranch Rodeo held Saturday, July 12. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

Twenty-six teams competed for cash and prizes at the Harney County Ranch Rodeo on Saturday, July 12 at the Harney County Fairgrounds.

When it was all said and done, and the dust in the rodeo arena had settled, the Anipro team was the top team with 421.5 points.

Eiguren Ranch took second with 321 points, DeLong Ranches was third with 308.25 points, ZX Ranch fourth with 301.5 points and Over’N’Under fifth with 286.5 points.

The first place team members each took home $522.60 and their choice of a prize. Second place took home $435.50 per man and choice of prize. Third place $348.40 per man and choice of prize, fourth place $261.30 per man and choice of prize, and fifth place $174.20 per man.

Prizes for the winners included belt buckles made by Frontier Buckles, reins made by Dan Fowler, .22 pistols from B&B Sporting Goods, and cinches from Amy and Brett Davis.

The prize list for each event winner is as follows:

Team branding — Four Moremaker knives from B&B Sporting Goods and engraved by Dally Zander;

Big horn cow roping — Split ear headstalls made by Brad Mastre;

Saddle bronc riding — One set of stirrups from Johnny Miller;

Ranch doctoring — Vests from Round Barn Visitors Center

Trailer loading — Four ropes from Anderson Valley Supply;

Horse roping — Scrimshaw knives from Michelle Severe.

The top three finishers in each event are as follows:

Team branding — First, Shining Cross (Skip Sam, Will Knight, Nathan Kelley Sr., Gene Curtis); Second, Eiguren Ranch (Richard Eiguren, Mike Eiguren, Tao Mausterjuan, Matt Mori); Third, Under the Table Gang (Todd Carson, Willie Stoddart, John Opie, Charlie Smit).

Big horn roping — First, Anipro (Doug Rutan, Dana Rutan, Zach Duferina, Mark Fillmore); Second, Wild Bunch (Wyatt Clark, Wit Roath, Mike Smit, Jacob Brennan); Third, Plush Gang (Terry Cahill, Reid Martinez, Hezzie McGarva, Luke Baughmeister).

Saddle bronc — First, High Desert Ranches (Brady Haigh); Second, Wild Bunch (Wyatt Clark); Third, Second Oregon (Chance Miller).

Ranch doctoring — First, Over 40 + Jake (Jeremy Clark, James Norris, Jake Clark, Keith Baltzor); Second, Anipro; Third, ZX Ranch (Jade Cooper, Frank Dominguez, Chance Peila, Cleave Anseth).

Trailer loading — First, Riverside Ranch (Justin Jacobs, Jason Stewart, Shawn Morehouse, Mike Pendergrass); Second, Anipro; Third, ZX Ranch.

Horse roping — First, DeLong Ranches (DW Fowler, Jim Filipini, George Barton, Frank Bengoa); Second, Eiguren Ranch; Third, Over’N’Under (Ross Defenbaugh, Alex Defenbaugh, Gene Northrup, Todd Weagant).


The Burns Hilander volleyball and football teams will be holding camps this August.

The Hilander volleyball camp, for grades K-8, will be held Aug. 4-7 at Burns High School.

The camp for grades K-4 will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. each day, and will be concentrating on fundamentals of volleyball, as well as game playing.

The camp for grades 5-8 will be held from noon to 3 p.m. each day. Grades 5-6 will be working on fundamentals, as well as some rotations. Grades 7-8 will be working on fundamentals, as well as more advanced offenses and defenses.

All participants are asked to wear street shoes and change into gym shoes at the site, and each camper must complete a registration form signed by parent or guardian.

Cost for the camp is $35, and checks may be made payable to Burns High School Volleyball.

The football conditioning camp, for grades 7-12, will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 11-14 at Burns High School.

Cost for the camp is $35.

Registration forms for both the volleyball and football camps are available at the High Desert Swimming Pool.


Harney County High School Rodeo Team members (L-R) Trey Recanzone, Quinton Nyman, Tyler Opie and Hunter Davis. (Submitted photo)

Harney County High School Rodeo Team members (L-R) Trey Recanzone, Quinton Nyman, Tyler Opie and Hunter Davis. (Submitted photo)

The Oregon High School Rodeo Association held their state finals in Prineville June 12-14.  The top 20 contestants in each rodeo event competed for state titles and the opportunity to compete in the Silver State Invitational rodeo in Winnemucca, Nev., and the National High School Finals rodeo held in Rock Springs, Wyo.

Four members of the Harney County High School Rodeo club competed in the Oregon State Finals Rodeo. Hunter Davis competed in the rifle shooting and saddle bronc riding, Tyler Opie competed in the tie down roping, steer wrestling, and team roping, Quinton Nyman competed in the rifle shooting and team roping, and Trey Recanzone competed in the tie down roping and team roping.

In the three rodeo rounds of competition at the state finals rodeo, Opie placed first in the first round, third in the third round, and fourth in the rodeo average in the steer wrestling.  Recanzone took third in the first round of the team roping, and placed first in the rodeo average of the tie down roping by finishing second in the first round, third in the second round, and second in the third round.

Points earned during the state finals rodeo were combined with points earned at the preliminary rodeos to determine overall state placing. Davis placed second in the rifle shooting and fifth in the saddle bronc riding. Opie finished third in the steer wrestling, 12th in the tie down roping, and 14th in the team roping. Nyman placed 14th in the team roping. Recanzone placed fifth in the calf roping and ninth in the team roping.

Opie will be competing in the steer wrestling, Recanzone will be competing in the tie down calf roping, and Davis in the rifle shooting at the National High School Finals rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyo., in July.

All four of the competitors earned the opportunity to compete in the Silver State Invitational Rodeo in Winnemucca, Nev., also in July.

Opie and Nyman were awarded renewable senior scholarships in the amounts of $1,600 and $1,200, thanks to the generosity of the Jon Bowerman High School Academic Scholarship Foundation.


Youth basketball camp

Posted on June 11th in Sports

Hilander Basketball Camp, for boys and girls in incoming grades kindergarten through eighth, will be held June 23-26 at Burns High School.

The camp for grades K-3 will be held from 9 a.m. to noon each day, and grades 4-8 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The cost for the entire camp for all grades is $40, and that includes a basketball. Checks may be made payable to Hilander Basketball Camp.

Each camper must wear basketball shoes on the gym floor, and shorts and T-shirts are required.

Registration forms are available at the Hines Middle School office, or kids may register the first day of camp at the following times: Monday, June 23, at 8:30 a.m. for morning session or 12:30 p.m. for the afternoon session.

For more information, contact Ted Aubin at 541-573-2044.


Seven Hilanders receive All-League honors

Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

Horizon Christian scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a 7-6 win over Burns in the first round of the OSAA Class 3A state baseball playoffs on Wednesday, May 28.

The Hilanders jumped on the No. 3-ranked Hawks early, scoring four runs in the second inning.

Each team scored a run in the fourth, and Horizon Christian cut the lead to 5-3 with a pair of runs in the fifth.

The Hawks pushed another run across in the sixth, making it a one-run ball game.

Burns went back up by two, scoring a run in the top of the seventh.

In their final at-bat, the Hawks loaded the bases, scored a run when the next batter was hit by a pitch, and then ended the game with a two-run double.

“This was a very difficult loss. The kids played their hearts out, which makes it that much tougher when you lose,” Burns coach Kevin Feist said.

“We had the lead the entire game until they hit a two-run walk-off double to win the game in the bottom of the seventh inning.

“We were so close to winning the game and moving on to the next round of the playoffs, however, you have to give credit to Horizon Christian for stepping up and getting the job done when they had to.

“Not a lot of people probably expected us to beat the No. 3-ranked team in the state, but the guys believed they could and they almost pulled off a big upset.”

Austin Feist had two hits and an RBI for Burns, and Ty Reid collected two hits, including a double, and scored twice. Ty Hueckman doubled and drove in a run, and Garrett Blackburn had one hit and an RBI.

Logan Bailey got the start for Burns and surrendered three earned runs on six hits while striking out three and walking three over 5 1/3 innings.

Hueckman came on in relief and took the loss by giving up three runs on four hits with one strike out.

The Hilanders finished the season with a 15-12 overall record.

“After the sting of a tough loss like this wears off a little, you have to look at the big picture and be proud of the accomplishments this season,” Feist said. “We were a very young team, however, we managed to place second in the Eastern Oregon league, and secure an eighth straight appearance in the 3A state playoffs for the Burns Hilanders baseball program. These guys have a lot to be proud of.”

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Bur  0  4  0  1  0  0  1    6   6   1

HC   0  0  0  1  2  1  3    7  10  0

Following the victory over Burns, Horizon Christian downed Pleasant Hill 12-5 in the quarterfinals Friday, May 30.

•••

Seven members of the Burns baseball team received post-season honors, being named to Eastern Oregon League All-League teams.

Receiving first team recognition were Logan Bailey, pitcher, infielders Austin Feist and Ty Hueckman, and outfielder Ty Reid.

Named to the second team was outfielder Trace Tiller.

Receiving honorable mention were Hueckman, pitcher, Boyd Vinson, catcher, and infielder Garrett Blackburn. 

The complete Eastern Oregon League Baseball All-League selections are as follows:

Pitchers

1st Team: Bryce Linker, Stanfield/Echo, Senior; Andrew Weber, Vale, Junior; Logan Bailey, Burns, Senior

2nd Team: Andruw Clark, Nyssa, Junior; Christian Rodriguez, Vale, Junior; Dylan Grogan, Stanfield/Echo, Freshman

 Honorable Mention: Ty Hueckman, Burns, Sophomore; Anthony Hansen, Nyssa, Senior; Dalton Conant, Nyssa, Senior; Arik Corpus, Riverside, Senior

Catchers

1st Team: Andrew Weber, Vale, Junior

2nd Team: Devin Sather, Stanfield/Echo, Senior

Honorable Mention: Boyd Vinson, Burns, Sophomore; Jose Salgado, Riverside, Junior; Jordan Vermillion, Elgin/Imbler, Junior

First base

1st Team: Anthony Hansen, Nyssa, Junior; Lane Turner, Vale, Senior

2nd Team: Reed Graves, Elgin/Imbler, Junior

Honorable Mention: Ryan Bailey, Stanfield/Echo, Freshman; Abel Rodelo, Riverside, Junior

Infielders

1st Team: Bryce Linker, Stanfield/Echo, Senior; Austin Feist, Burns, Junior; Ty Hueckman, Burns, Sophomore; Andruw Clark, Nyssa, Junior

2nd Team: Dylan Grogan, Stanfield/Echo, Freshman; Dalton Conant, Nyssa, Senior; Gavin Christenson, Elgin/Imbler, Sophomore; Colton Friend, Vale, Senior

Honorable Mention: Casey Furgerson, Elgin/Imbler, Senior; Garrett Blackburn, Burns, Junior; Josh Buchholz, Nyssa, Sophomore; Tony Flores, Stanfield/Echo, Freshman

Outfielders

1st Team: Ty Reid, Burns, Sophomore; Thyler Monkus, Stanfield/Echo, Freshman; Josh Schoorl, Vale, Junior

2nd Team: JP Martinez, Nyssa, Freshman; Trace Tiller, Burns, Sophomore; Anu Kanoho, Elgin/Imbler, Sophomore

Honorable Mention: Andrew McLaughlin, Vale, Senior; Jaydon McKay, Elgin/Imbler, Sophomore; Lane Cummings, Vale, Junior

Utility Player/Designated Hitter

1st Team: Austin Castro, Nyssa, Senior

2nd Team: Joe Griffin, Elgin/Imbler, Junior

Honorable Mention: Tyson Aldred, Vale, Senior; Wayne Killion, Riverside, Sophomore

Player of the Year

Bryce Linker, Stanfield/Echo, Senior

Coach of the Year

Bryan Johnson, Stanfield


Crane athletes place at 1A state meet

by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

The Burns Hilanders’ Catherine Clemens and Seth Nonnenmacher returned home as state champions from the 2014 Oregon Class 3A boys and girls track and field state championships held May 22-23 at Hayward Field in Eugene.

Clemens won the gold medal in the high jump with a leap of five feet, three inches, and Nonnenmacher placed first in the javelin with a throw of 190 feet, 11 inches.

The Burns girls track team tied for eighth in the team standings with 29 points.

The Hilanders’ Madelyn Gunderson placed second in the 400 meters (59.87) and seventh in the 200 meters (26.87).

Clemens placed fourth in the 400 with a time of 1:01.03.

Madison Winn came in seventh in the 1500 meters with a time of 5:07.48.

The Burns 4×100 relay team of Emma Winn, Gunderson, M. Winn and Clemens placed seventh with a time of 51.21, and the 4×400 relay team of E. Winn, Clemens, Megan Lee and Gunderson finished 10th (4:21.36).

Valley Catholic won the girls team title with 73 points. Vale was a close second with 65 points, and Westside Christian came in third with 45 points.

The Burns boys track team finished with 12 points and placed 22nd out of the 33 teams represented at the state meet.

The Hilanders’ Jeff Davies placed seventh in the 300 meter hurdles (43.54) and 10th in the high jump (5-08).

Nonnenmacher came in ninth in the discus (115-10), and Brandon Bingham placed 10th in the 3000 meters (10:10.60).

Scott Davies (400m) and Chase Patterson (high jump) also competed, but failed to place.

Nyssa was crowned the team champion, finishing with 65 points. Valley Catholic came in second with 55 points, and Creswell was third with 45 points.

•••

The Oregon Class 1A state track and field championships were held May 22-23 at Hayward Field in Eugene, and all three Crane Mustangs that competed placed in their events.

The Mustangs’ Amanda Casey took fifth in the pole vault (8-09) and seventh in the 300 meter hurdles (51.50), earning six points for Crane and a 28th-place finish in the team standings.

Condon/Wheeler won the girls team title with 65.5 points, followed by Imler with 59 and South Wasco County with 37 points.

For the Crane boys team, Andy Lamborn placed seventh in the 3000 meters (10:12.09), and Austin Roath finished seventh in the 300 meter hurdles (45.21).

With four points, the Mustangs placed 34th in the team standings.

The boys meet was won by Adrian with 58 points. Southwest Christian was second with 48 points, and Lowell third with 44 points.


by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

The Burns boys track team won the Grant Union 3rd annual Field Event Meet held Tuesday, April 29, in John Day.

The Hilanders finished with 95.5 points to take the team title, and Grant Union finished second with 77.5 points.

The Burns girls team placed second with 67 points, only five points behind Grant Union.

The Crane boys placed fifth with 21 points, and the Crane girls finished 11th with five points.

Burns (B) and Crane (C) athletes placing in the top eight of individual events are as follows:

 

Girls

Mile run — Bea Ribeiro (B) 1st, 6:20.52.

Shot put — Nicol Gahley (B) 4th, 26-5.50; Kaylea Friedrichsen (B) 6th, 25-00.50.

Discus — Friedrichsen (B) 3rd, 89-11.

Javelin — Friedrichsen (B) 4th, 93-02; Catherine Clemens (B) 5th, 91-01; Megan Lee (B) 7th, 85-00.

High jump — Clemens (B) 1st, 5-02.00.

Pole vault — Gahley (B) 1st, 5-06.00.

Long jump — Clemens (B) 1st, 15-07.00; Bryanna Dunn (C) 4th, 14-08.00; Lee (B) 5th, 14-07.50.

 

Boys

Mile run — Scott Davies (B) 2nd, 5:18.09; Brandon Bingham (B) 3rd, 5:27.77.

Shot put — Chase Patterson (B) 2nd, 38-08.00; Peter Cain (B) 3rd, 37-00.00; Seth Nonnenmacher (B) 4th (tie), 33-09.00; S. Davies (B) 6th, 33-08.00; Jacob Blackburn (B) 8th, 33-01.00.

Discus — Nonnenmacher (B) 2nd, 113-11; Patterson (B) 3rd, 109-04; David Steeves (C) 6th, 98-01; P. Cain (B) 7th, 93-11; Blackburn (B) 8th, 87-07.

Javelin — Nonnenmacher (B) 1st, 169-08; P. Cain (B) 3rd, 138-09; Patterson (B) 7th, 132-00.

High jump — Steeves (C) 2nd, 5-10.00; Jeff Davies (B) 3rd, 5-10.00; Patterson (B) 4th, 5-08.00.

Pole vault — Daniel Letham (B) 4th, 8-00.00; Thomas Cain (B) 5th, 8-00.00; Bingham (B) 7th, 7-00.00.

Triple jump — Steeves (C) 1st, 38-00.00.


by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

The Hilanders’ Cody Rebeiro slides into home while Vale catcher Christian Rodriguez makes the leap for the high throw. (Photo by John L. Braese/The Malheur Enterprise)

The Hilanders’ Cody Rebeiro slides into home while Vale catcher Christian Rodriguez makes the leap for the high throw. (Photo by John L. Braese/The Malheur Enterprise)

The Hilanders’ Ty Reid smacked a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning to tie the game at 5-5, and Burns added two more runs in the top of the ninth for a 7-5 win and a sweep of Vale in Eastern Oregon League (EOL) baseball action on Friday, May 2.

The Hilanders won the first game 11-5, as Logan Bailey struck out 15, and Reid went 3-for-3 at the plate with five RBIs.

In the opener, the Vikings took a 4-0 lead with four runs in the bottom of the second.

Burns got on the scoreboard in the third inning when Jack Van Tassel scored on a Viking miscue. Later in the inning, Reid delivered a three-run double to tie the game, and Burns took the lead on a two-run double by Garrett Blackburn.

After Burns upped their lead to 7-4 in the fifth on an RBI-single by Kalib LaChappelle, the Vikings pushed a run across in their half of the inning to cut the lead back to two.

The Hilanders responded by scoring three runs in the sixth on a two-run single by Reid and an RBI-single by Boyd Vinson.

Blackburn scored the Hilanders’ final run on a groundout in the seventh inning.

Bailey pitched a complete game to pick up the win, giving up five runs on six hits and six walks.

“Winning game one was huge,” Burns coach Kevin Feist said. “The guys did a great job of competing all game long. Logan Bailey pitched a great game, striking out 15 Vale batters. It was his best pitching performance of the season.”

Burns loaded the bases to start the second game, as Trace Tiller led off with a single, Ty Hueckman walked, and Austin Feist was hit by a pitch. Bailey then drew a walk, scoring Tiller, and Hueckman scored on a fielder’s choice. Feist ended the scoring in the first on a double steal.

Down 3-0, Vale responded with four runs in the bottom of the first on four hits and two walks.

Vale added a run in the fourth to go up 5-3.

Bailey led off the seventh with a single, setting up Reid’s tying shot over the centerfield fence.

With one down in the ninth, Bailey walked, and Reid singled to put runners on first and second. The runners advanced on a wild pitch, and Vinson then delivered a two-run single to put Burns ahead 7-5.

After walking the Vale batter to lead off the bottom of the ninth, Hueckman came back from a 3-0 count on the second batter to record a strike out.

The next Viking lined a one-hop shot to Cody Rebeiro at second base, who flipped it to A. Feist at second for an out, and Feist turned the game-ending double play with the throw to first.

“What a way to finish,” said Coach Feist. “After the first inning, we hit some really hard balls that went right to Vale defenders, or they made some nice plays to get the out. It wasn’t looking good going in to the top of the seventh. We had so many opportunities to score earlier, and couldn’t get the ball to find an open spot in the Vale defense. Reid picked a great time to hit a two-run homer. Our dugout went crazy, and it gave us new life.”

Nathan Palmer started for Burns, but Hueckman came on in relief in the second inning and got the victory. He gave up one run on three hits, while striking out nine and walking six in eight innings.

“Ty pitched the game of his life,” Coach Feist noted. “He struck out nine Vale hitters, and did not give up a hit or run to Vale over the last five innings of the game. He just kept getting better as the game went on!

“Ty did a great job coming in to a difficult situation and getting the job done for us. I think he will remember this pitching performance for a long time!”

Tiller, Vinson, Bailey and Reid each had two hits for the Hilanders.

“I am so proud of the guys,” Coach Feist said.  “They played so hard, competed all day long, and came away with a huge league sweep. We absolutely needed to sweep Vale to put us in better position for securing a playoff berth.”

The sweep gives Burns a 6-2 EOL record, while dropping Vale to 5-3 in league.

The Hilanders continue with EOL play on Friday, May 9, when they host Riverside. The doubleheader starts at 2 p.m.

 

First game

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Bur   0  0  6  0  1  3  1   11   11  1

Val    0  4  0  0  1  0  0    5    6    1

 

Second game

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Bur 3 0  0  0  0 0  2  0  2   7  9  2

Val  4 0  0  0  1 0  0  0  0   5  7  1

 


by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

The Mustangs’ Dustin Ramge placed eighth in the 800 meters at the Viking Invitational. (Photo by SAMANTHA WHITE)

The Mustangs’ Dustin Ramge placed eighth in the 800 meters at the Viking Invitational. (Photo by SAMANTHA WHITE)

The Crane Mustang track teams traveled to Union on Saturday, April 26, to compete in the 8th annual Pepsi Invitational.

The Crane boys scored 28 points, and placed fifth out of the 23 teams competing.

Enterprise won the boys meet with 123 points, Union was second with 111 points, and Mac-Hi third with 66 points.

A total of 20 teams competed in the girls meet, and the Crane girls placed 14th with 14 points.

Union won the girls team title with 110 points, followed by Mac-Hi with 93, and Enterprise 52.

Those placing in the top eight of their event for Crane are as follows:

Girls

400m — Amanda Epling 7th, 1:08.24.

800m — Elina Jenks 8th, 2:53.14.

Shot put — Kayla Mims 5th, 30-08.50.

Discus — Maria Thompson 6th, 75-03.

Long jump — Bryanna Dunn 5th, 14-03.00.

 

Boys

200m — John O’Toole 7th, 24.96.

800m — Andy Lamborn 8th, 2:18.76.

1500m — Lamborn 7th, 4:46.83.

110m hurdles — David Steeves 8th, 20.08.

300m hurdles — Austin Roath 5th, 47.15.

4×100 relay — Jack Bentz, Joe Valentine, O’Toole, Travis Landon 6th (tie), 48.68.

4×400 relay — Matt Witzel, Landon, Lamborn, Dustin Ramge 5th, 4:03.80.

High jump — Steeves 3rd (tie), 5-08.00; Witzel 7th, 5-02.00.

Triple jump — Steeves 4th (tie), 35-10.00.

•••

On Friday, April 25, the Mustangs took part in the Viking Invitational at Vale.

The Crane girls placed fifth in the 12-team field with 45 points. Vale won the girls team title with 226 points, and Homedale, Idaho, was a distant second with 66 points.

There were 13 teams in the boys meet, and Crane boys were sixth with 40 points. Nyssa won the boys meet with 161 points, with Vale and Adrian tying for second with 92 points.

Those placing in the top eight of their event for Crane are as follows:

 

Girls

400m — Epling 2nd, 1:07.76; Dunn 3rd, 1:09.09.

1500m — Jenks 4th, 5:44.89.

100m hurdles — Amanda Casey 4th, 19.18.

4×100 relay — Casey, Epling, Sadie O’Toole, Dunn 3rd, 56.26.

Discus — Claire Hammond 6th, 75-08.

Javelin — Mims 4th, 91-01; Hammond 8th, 81-03.

Long jump — Dunn 3rd, 14-06.00.

 

Boys

100m — O’Toole 5th, 12.07.

400m — Witzel 8th, 59.79.

800m — Lamborn 5th, 2:17.20; Ramge 8th, 2:23.80.

1500m — Lamborn 5th, 4:41.35.

300m hurdles — Roath 4th, 46.14; Steeves 7th, 47.30.

4×100 relay — Bentz, O’Toole, Valentine, Landon 4th, 48.25.

4×400 relay — Bentz, O’Toole, Witzel, Landon 5th, 3:55.89.

Discus — Steeves 8th, 102-03.

High jump — Steeves 4th, 5-07.00.

Pole vault — Corey Jenkins 6th, 9-06.00; Ramge 8th, 9-00.00.

 

The Mustangs travel to Sisters on Friday, May 2, to compete in the Sisters Rotary Twilight Invitational, beginning at 3:30 p.m.


by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

Alex Falley tees off on No. 1 at the Valley Golf Club. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

Alex Falley tees off on No. 1 at the Valley Golf Club. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Burns boys golf team competed in the Vale Invite Friday, April 18.

Burns was led by Trinton DeLange, who shot 93, and finished with a team score of 436. Alex Falley and Britton Bentz both shot 97, and Sam Ellibee came in with 149.

Nampa Christian (Idaho) won the team title with a score of 331. Ontario was second with 371, followed by Payette, Idaho, 385, Vale 389, Nyssa 408 and Burns 436. The Parma, Idaho team was incomplete.

Kaden Isaacson of Nampa Christian shot 82 to win medalist honors.

•••

The Hilander golf teams hosted the Burns Invitational at the Valley Golf Club in Hines on Wednesday, April 16.

The Burns boys team placed third with a score of 406.

Nyssa won the team title with a 385, followed by Vale with 394. Lakeview was fourth with 424, and the Nyssa 2 team was fifth with 463.

Falley had the low score for the Hilanders, finishing with a 94. B. Bentz came in with a 101, Max Parks 105, Clayton Bentz 106, and DeLange 107.

Medalist honors went to Tate Lightle of Lakeview, who shot 77.

There were no complete team scores in the girls meet.

The Hilanders’ Catherine Clemens shot 85 to win medalist honors. Kendal Thompson finished with a 130 and Ashley Mallonee 138. Mollie Wilson’s and Shyanne Fine’s scores were incomplete.

•••

The Burns golf teams traveled to John Day on Friday, April 11, to compete in a meet hosted by Grant Union High School.

Falley had the low score for the Hilander boys team, shooting a 102. DeLange finished with a 104, Parks 114, B. Bentz 121 and Ellibee 181.

Heppner won the team title with a score of 342, Wallowa was second with a score of 388, followed by Enterprise with 410, Grant Union with 414 and Burns with 441.

Karl Wellens of Wallowa won medalist honors with a score of 88 on the 18 holes.

Clemens was the lone competitor for the Burns girls, and won medalist honors by shooting an 83.


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