Letham finishes first in boys JV 5K

Sydnee Shelman of Burns closes in on the runner in front of her in the Oxford Classic JV race. (Submitted photo)

Sydnee Shelman of Burns closes in on the runner in front of her in the Oxford Classic JV race. (Submitted photo)

The Burns cross country teams traveled to Bend to compete in the junior varsity portion of the Oxford Classic on Friday, Oct. 3, and the Hilanders’ Daniel Letham brought home the gold from the men’s 5K race.

Letham finished first in a field of 158 runners with a time of 18:53.10.

Brandon Bingham of Burns wasn’t far behind, as he placed fourth with a time of 19:18.90.

The Hilanders’ Etienne Fischer finished in 25:18.80 and Brandon Emang ran a 27:34.20.

South Eugene placed first in the team standings with 23 points.

In the women’s 5K, Mary Letham was the top placer for Burns, finishing fifth with a time of 23:24.90. Sydnee Shelman came in eighth, (23.41.60) and Diana Camacho 21st (25:01.90). Kristen Desletts finished the race with a time of 34:44.40.

There were 123 runners in the women’s race, and South Eugene won the women’s team title with 17 points.

Burns will host their only home meet of the year Saturday, Oct. 11, at Idlewild.


Tegan Strickland bumps a serve ahead to teammate. (Photo by STEVE HOWE)

Tegan Strickland bumps a serve ahead to teammate. (Photo by STEVE HOWE)

The Crane varsity volleyball team defeated Prairie City for the fourth time in as many meetings this season, downing the Panthers in five sets on Friday, Sept. 26.

The Mustangs won the first two sets, 25-15, 25-17, and then lost the next two, 23-25, 17-25, setting up a fifth and deciding set, which Crane won 15-12.

“Wow, it was a close game. We played hot and cold through all the games,” Crane coach Mandi Dowell said. “Gaining the lead by six or seven points and then giving it back to them. It was our fourth time playing Prairie City, and I think maybe it’s hard to continue defeating a team so many times.”

The Crane JV team also won, defeating Prairie City in three sets, 21-25, 25-19, 15-12.

The Mustangs hosted McDermitt, Nev. on Tuesday, Sept. 30. Results of the match were not available by press time.

Crane’s next match is on the road, as they travel to Jordan Valley Friday, Oct. 3. The match is set to start at 3 p.m. (Pacific Time).


by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

The Hilander defense swarms to the Cascade Christian ball carrier. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Hilander defense swarms to the Cascade Christian ball carrier. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Burns offense was unstoppable in the first half, scoring on all six possessions, and the Hilander defense forced three turnovers and held Cascade Christian to a meager five yards rushing in a 46-19 win on Friday, Sept. 19, in La Pine.

The Hilanders’ Austin Feist accounted for 505 yards of offense and had a hand in all seven of the Burns touchdowns. Feist rushed for 256 yards on 21 carries and completed 14 of 18 passes for 249 yards and four scores, including three to Trace Tiller.

Jeff Davies also had a good night for Burns, rushing for 155 yards on 15 attempts.

Burns began their first possession at their own 20, and came out throwing. Feist completed short passes to Trey Recanzone and Ty Hueckman before picking up the first down on a 20-yard run. Following a 4-yard completion to Tiller, Feist found the junior receiver open down the left sideline for a 47-yard touchdown and a 7-0  Hilander lead.

The Challengers answered with a 95-yard kickoff return by Chase Wager, but the two-point conversion failed, and Burns led 7-6.

Facing a third-and two on their next possession, Feist broke through the Cascade Christian defense and raced 61 yards for the score and a 13-6 Hilander lead.

The Challengers put together a 13-play, 75-yard drive, tying the score at 13-13 on a 5-yard pass from Alec Furst to Carson Cochran.

The Hilanders recaptured the lead on a 1-yard run by Feist, set up by a 43-yard gain by Davies.

After forcing Cascade Christian out on downs, the Hilanders took over at their own 33, and went up 26-13 on a 5-yards scoring pass from Feist to Garrett Blackburn.

The Burns defense then forced a Challenger punt after sacking Furst twice for minus 19 yards, and took over at the Cascade Christian 45.

Once again, Feist found room to run, and ripped off a 45-yard score to put Burns up 32-13 with 6:34 left to lay in the half.

The Challengers’ next drive was halted by an interception in the end zone by Tiller, and the Hilanders went ahead 38-13 on a 42-yard touchdown pass from Feist to Tiller.

Cascade Christian scored with 15 seconds left in the half on a 36-yard pass from Furst to Dante Olson, making it 38-19 at the break.

The only score of the second half came on a 41-yard pass from Feist to Tiller midway through the third quarter.

The Hilanders improved to 3-0 with the win, while Cascade Christian dropped to 2-1.

Burns travels back to La Pine Friday, Sept. 26, to take on the La Pine Hawks at 7 p.m.

 

Bur     20    18    8     0       46

CC      13      6    0     0       19

First quarter

Bur — Trace Tiller 47 pass from Austin Feist (Feist kick) 1:53

CC — Chase Wager 95 kickoff return (pass failed) 2:07

Bur — Feist 61 run (kick failed) 3:34

CC — Carson Cochran 5 pass from Alec Furst (Myka Thomas kick) 8:03

Bur — Feist 1 run (Feist kick) 9:55

Second quarter

Bur — Garrett Blackburn 5 pass from Feist (kick failed) 3:03

Bur — Feist 45 run (kick failed) 5:26

Bur — Tiller 42 pass from Feist (pass failed) 10:43

CC — Dante Olson 36 pass from Furst (kick failed) 11:45

Third quarter

Bur — Tiller 41 pass from Feist (Jack Van Tassel pass from Feist) 5:05

 

Individual statistics

Rushing — Burns, Davies 15-155, Feist 21-256, Recanzone 1-9. Cascade Christian, Robbins 6-12, Furst 4-(-1), Wager 6-12, Hoppes 1-20, Olson 2-1, Schaan 6-(-29).

Passing — Burns, Feist 14-18-0 249. Cascade Christian, Furst 14-23-1 201, Schaan 5-14-1 57, Thomas 0-1-0 0.

Receiving — Burns, Blackburn 4-63, Recanzone 1-5, Tiller 4-134, Davies 2-25, Hueckman 3-22. Cascade Christian, Wager 4-41, Cochran 5-53, Olson 6-124, Robbins 2-0, Spence 1-23, Hoppes 1-17.


by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

The Hilanders’ Carli Feist delivers a jump serve. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Hilanders’ Carli Feist delivers a jump serve. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Burns volleyball team won all three of their pool play matches and then knocked off La Pine and Lakeview in bracket play to win the Lakeview Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 13.

Burns opened up pool play with a solid 25-8, 25-8 victory over Tulelake, Calif.

The Hilanders played Modoc, Calif., in the second round and came away with a 25-10, 25-11 win.

In the third round, Burns put away the Mountain View JV team 25-21, 25-13.

In the first round of bracket play, Burns cruised past La Pine 25-9, 25-8.

In the championship match, Burns downed the Honkers in two games, 25-19, 25-19.

For the tournament, the Hilanders’ Taylor Crafts recorded 29 kills, 14 aces, 15 blocks, seven digs and one assist; Catherine Clemens had 35 kills, nine aces, eight blocks, and 35 digs; Madison Carson 15 kills and 12 blocks; Carli Feist eight kills, five aces, 20 digs and two assists; Mariah Ribeiro three kills, 11 aces, two blocks, 11 digs and 72 assists; Baylee Hanner two kills, 18 aces, 21 digs and one assist; Madison Woodworth one kill, two aces, 39 digs and one assist; Kaylea Friedrichsen four kills, four blocks and three digs; and Abby Nonnenmacher one dig.

The Hilanders hosted Ridgeview on Tuesday, Sept. 16 in non-conference action. Results were not available by press time.

Burns opens up league play Thursday, Sept. 18 when they travel to Imbler.

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Burns came up short against Madras on Thursday, Sept. 11, losing to their non-conference foes in three games, 14-25, 16-25, 16-25.

The White Buffaloes got off to a fast start in the first game, reeling off the first seven points.

Leading 12-5, Madras scored the next five points to go up 17-5.

Following a side out, the Hilanders picked up a little momentum. With Madison Woodworth serving, Burns scored the next five points to close the gap to six.

The White Buffaloes then ended the run and pulled away for the win.

The second was close in the early going, with Burns holding a one or two point lead most of the time. With the score tied at 10-10, Madras went on a four point run and never trailed again on their way to the victory.

The White Buffaloes dominated the third game, taking a 10-3 lead and never letting Burns get any closer the remainder of the game.

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The Hilanders knocked off La Pine in three games on Tuesday, Sept. 9, winning 25-21, 25-17, 25-10.

The Hilanders knocked down 31 kills in the match, led by Clemens with 12, Crafts with seven and Carson with six.

The Hilanders recorded 73 digs, led by Woodworth with 31, Clemens with 13 and Ribeiro 10.

Ribeiro also had 24 of the team’s 27 assists.


by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

Austin Roath (#30) follows his blockers for a big gain.

Austin Roath (#30) follows his blockers for a big gain.

The Crane Mustangs got their football season off to good start, scoring 32 points in the first quarter on their way to a 60-6 win over Echo on Friday, Sept. 5.

The Mustangs took control of the game from the outset as Travis Landon scored on a 50-yard run on the first offensive play of the season, and Austin Roath ran in the two-point conversion to put Crane up 8-0.

Crane upped the lead to 16-0 on their next possession when Roath broke through the defense for a 37-yard touchdown run, and then added the two-point conversion.

The Crane defense stopped the Cougars once again, and Dustin Ramge ran back the ensuing punt 60 yards for a score. David Steeves scored on the two-point conversion attempt, and Crane was up 24-0.

Echo cut the lead to 24-6 on a 55-yard touchdown pass, but that was as close as they would get the remainder of the game.

Following the kickoff, the Mustangs started at their own 46, and Landon broke loose once again, scoring from 54 yards out. Steeves tacked on the two-point conversion, and Crane led 32-6.

Crane boosted their lead to 38-6 on a 39-yard run by Roath to start the second quarter.

Roath scored his third touchdown of the game on a 10-yard run with about four-and-a-half minutes left in the first half, and Jack Bentz’s two-point conversion gave Crane a 46-6 lead at the break.

Echo received the second half kickoff, but could go nowhere, and turned over the ball on downs. The Mustangs picked up where they left off in the first half, putting together a six-play drive that ended with a 1-yard touchdown run by Steeves. Landon then ran in the two-point conversion.

Crane’s final score of the game came on a 7-yard run by Landon with 9:15 left on the clock.

The Mustangs rushed for 396 yards, led by Roath with 149 yards on 11 carries. Landon picked up 136 yards on six attempts, and Steeves finished with 66 yards on 10 carries.

The Crane defense held the Cougars to just 90 rushing yards and 55 yards through the air.

 

Echo        6      0     0      0       6

Crane     32    14     8      6     60

 

Crane travels to Moro to take on Sherman at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. The Huskies are coming off a 60-20 win over Powder Valley.


The Hilander squad pose for a photo after their performance on Aug. 13. Back row (L-R): Cailyn Wilber, Taylor Draper, Saleena Englestadter, Lizz Duhn, Daryn Williams, Alicia Howes, ShyAnne Perrite. Middle row (L-R): Summer Anderson, Hailey Sanders, Kendal Thompson, Ieasha Nelsen, Lexi Dickie, Nichole Biggs. Front: UCA coach Nadia Saetern. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Hilander squad pose for a photo after their performance on Aug. 13. Back row (L-R): Cailyn Wilber, Taylor Draper, Saleena Englestadter, Lizz Duhn, Daryn Williams, Alicia Howes, ShyAnne Perrite. Middle row (L-R): Summer Anderson, Hailey Sanders, Kendal Thompson, Ieasha Nelsen, Lexi Dickie, Nichole Biggs. Front: UCA coach Nadia Saetern. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

Cheerleaders for the 2014 football season attended a cheer camp Aug. 11-13 at Burns High School (BHS). The instructor for the camp was Nadia Saetern from the Universal Cheerleaders Association.

The three-day camp was capped off with a performance by the cheerleaders for family and friends.

Those participating in the camp were Alycia Howes, Cailyn Wilber, Cheyenne Valentine, Daryn Williams, Hailey Sanders, Ieasha Nelsen, Kendal Thompson, Lexi Dickie, Miranda Carpenter, Nichole Biggs, Saleena Englestadter, ShyAnne Perrite, Summer Anderson, Taylor Draper and Lizz Duhn.

Following the performance, Saetern announced the cheerleaders that reached All-American status by meeting certain criteria. They are Wilber, Sanders, Thompson, Draper and Duhn.

The coach for the BHS cheerleaders is Julie Burri.


Lightning causes long game delay

by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

The Hilanders’ Seth Nonnenmacher takes the handoff from Seth Knox of Cascade Christian in the first half of the 62nd annual East-West All-Star game. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Hilanders’ Seth Nonnenmacher takes the handoff from Seth Knox of Cascade Christian in the first half of the 62nd annual East-West All-Star game. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

After a scoreless first half and a lengthy delay because of lightning, the West team scored twice in the second half, leading to a 15-6 win over the East in the 62nd annual East-West Shrine All-Star Football Game Saturday, Aug. 2, in Baker City.

Neither team could get much going in the first quarter, as the West’s two drives ended with interceptions by Rayce Houser of Grant Union and Ontario’s Jason Hauter, and the two drives by the East resulted in punts.

The East started their third drive of the game at their own 8-yard line. After picking up two first downs, Seth Nonnenmacher of Burns broke free for a 37-yard run, giving the East a first-and-10 at the West 32. The West defense held however, and the East went out on downs at the West 26.

Hauter stopped the  West’s next drive with his second interception of the game, and the East took over at their own 45.

The East ended up punting once again, and a 49-yard return by Gladstone’s Austin Galvin gave the west a first down at the East 46. With little time left on the clock, the West drove to the East 8-yard line, but a missed a 25-yard field goal attempt, keeping the game scoreless at half.

Following various halftime activities, a thunderstorm moved in over the stadium, prompting officials to delay the game for 20 minutes because of lightning in the area.

Several more lightning strikes, including one just outside Bulldog Stadium, forced more delays, making the halftime break more than two hours long.

The East’s first drive of the second half resulted in a punt once again, and more lightning forced another delay in the action.

Around 8:30 p.m., officials allowed the teams back on the field.

The West ended their drive with a punt, but the East could do no better, and ended up punting right back to the West after failing to pick up a first down.

The West finally put together a scoring drive, with Boomer Fleming of Ridgeview scoring from eight yards out with 12.9 seconds remaining in the third quarter. Dax Wilson of Harrisburg added the extra point and the West was up 7-0.

The East once again drove into West territory, only to turn the ball over on downs at the West 25.

The West drove inside the East’s 20-yard line on their next possession, but the East defense rose to the occasion and kept the West from adding to their lead.

The East’s drive ended with an interception by Ridgeview’s Coleman Aamodt, giving the West a first down at the East 37.

Fleming’s 32-yard run gave the West a first down at the 5-yard line, and Fleming then scored his second touchdown of the game with less than two minutes showing on the game clock.

Aaron Tedei of Seaside ran in the two-point conversion after a bad snap, and the West led 15-0.

The East showed they weren’t ready to call it a game, and came back with their own scoring drive, capped of by a 9-yard touchdown pass from Central’s Ben Finnegan to Michael Hussey of Ontario.

The East’s onside kick attempt was covered by the West, who then ran out the clock for the victory.

It was the fifth consecutive win for the West team, and gave them a 30-29-3 lead in the series.

Along with Nonnenmacher, Harney County was also represented in the game by Tyler Opie of Crane.


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.


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