Glide wins 3A, Culver is 2A/1A champion

 by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

The Burns and Crane wrestling teams, once again, performed well at the OSAA State Wrestling Championships held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28-March 1 in Portland.

The Hilanders’ Seth Nonnenmacher won the state title at 182 pounds, and Burns finished eighth in the team standings.  Nonnenmacher finished the season undefeated, and won all four of his matches at the state tournament by fall.

Other placers for Burns were Garrett Blackburn, third at 170, Jaden Simpson, fourth at 152, Jack Van Tassel, fifth at 132, Peter Cain, sixth at 138, and Tyson Nelsen, sixth at 145.

The Mustangs were led by Dustin Ramge, who placed second at 120 pounds, and Crane brought home the fourth-place team trophy. Also placing for Crane were Corey Jenkins, third at 145, Andy Lamborn, fourth at 126, Jake Clark, fourth at 132, and Clay Duckworth, fourth at 182.

Glide won the 3A team title with 182.5 points, followed by Vale with 167, Rainier 151, Dayton 117.5, Riverside 112, Illinois Valley 108.5, Willamina 107, Burns 94, Nyssa 91, and Harrisburg 53 in the top 10.

Culver took home the 2A/1A crown by racking up 152 points. Lowell was second with 142, followed by Monroe 107, Crane 54.5, Heppner 50, Gold Beach 46, Oakridge 38, Grant Union 36, Neah-Kah-Nie 30, and Oakland 28 in the top 10.

Individual results are as follows:

Seth Nonnenmacher of Burns won the individual title at 182 pounds at the 3A state wrestling tournament held Feb. 28-March 1 in Portland. It’s the second year in a row that Nonnenmacher claimed a state title. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

Seth Nonnenmacher of Burns won the individual title at 182 pounds at the 3A state wrestling tournament held Feb. 28-March 1 in Portland. It’s the second year in a row that Nonnenmacher claimed a state title. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

Burns

126 — Thomas Cain lost by fall (4:39); received a bye; lost by decision, 10-6.

132 — Van Tassel won by fall (0:14); won by dec., 9-7; lost by major decision (MD) 17-5; lost by dec., 10-8; won by fall (2:59).

138 — P. Cain won by fall (1:04); won by dec., 4-3; lost by MD, 11-1; lost by fall (2:21); lost by MD, 13-3.

145 — Nelsen won by MD, 13-1; won by dec., 8-2; lost by fall (0:34); lost by MD, 12-2; lost by dec., 5-0.

152 — Simpson won by fall (3:11); won by fall (0:56); lost by fall (3:57); won by fall (3:19); lost by fall (2:48).

170 — Blackburn  received a bye; won by dec., 6-5; lost by dec., 10-5; won by dec., 9-6; won by fall (4:47).

182 — Nonnenmacher won by fall (1:29); won by fall (3:56); won by fall (0:19); won by fall (1:17).

195 — Austin Ryder received a bye; lost by technical fall, 18-0 (4:22); lost by dec., 7-4.

 

The Crane Mustangs earned the fourth-place trophy in the 2A/1A classification. (Photo by MARIA CLARK)

The Crane Mustangs earned the fourth-place trophy in the 2A/1A classification. (Photo by MARIA CLARK)

Crane

120 — Ramge won by technical fall, 15-0 (6:00); won by dec., 6-3; lost by MD, 9-0.

126 — Lamborn lost by dec., 5-2; won by dec., 7-4; won by dec., 7-4; lost by dec., 9-4.

132 — Clark won by fall (4:19); lost by fall (0:50); won by fall (2:36); lost by MD, 11-1.

138 — Austin Roath won by dec., 6-0; lost by dec., 5-3; lost by dec., 12-6.

145 — Jenkins lost by dec., 8-5; won by dec., 6-3; won by dec., 12-8; won in sudden victory-1, 8-6.

182 — Duckworth lost by technical fall, 18-3 (5:12); won by fall (2:28); won by MD, 11-0; lost by fall (3:01).

220 — Michael Casey lost by fall (3:59); won by fall (4:08); lost in sudden victory-1, 6-4.


by Randy Parks

Burns Times-Herald

Jack Van Tassel throws his opponent to the mat. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

Jack Van Tassel throws his opponent to the mat. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Burns wrestling team finished with 198 points, and placed third at the 3A Special District 4 tournament held Saturday, Feb. 22, at Vale High School.

The Hilanders had eight wrestlers qualify for the state tournament, including four individual champions.

Individual champions were Jack Van Tassel at 132, Peter Cain at 138, Jaden Simpson at 152, and Seth Nonnenmacher at 182. Second-place finishes went to Tyson Nelsen at 145, Garrett Blackburn at 170, and Austin Ryder at 195. Thomas Cain qualified for state with a third-place finish at 126.

Vale ran away with the district team title, picking up 373 points, and having 16 wrestlers qualify for state. Nyssa was second with 239 points, and will send 10 wrestlers to state, and Riverside placed fourth with 174 points, and had eight wrestlers qualify for state.

The 3A state tournament will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28-March 1, at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.

Individual match results for the Hilanders are as follows:

106 — Dallon Higgins placed 5th and scored five team points. Quarterfinal – lost by fall;     Cons. round 1 – received a bye; Cons. semi – lost by fall; 5th place match – received a bye.

113 — James Obradovich placed 4th and scored nine team points. Quarterfinal – lost by major decision, 11-1; Cons. round 1 – received a bye; Cons. semi – won by decision, 4-3; 3rd place match – lost by major decision, 14-0.

126 — T. Cain placed 3rd and scored 16 team points. Quarterfinal – won by fall; Semifinal – lost by decision, 14-9; Cons. semi – received a bye; 3rd place match – won by fall.

132 — Van Tassel placed 1st and scored 22 team points. Quarterfinal – won by fall; Semifinal – won by decision, 6-5; 1st place match – won by decision, 12-8.

138 — P. Cain placed 1st and scored 24 team points. Quarterfinal – won by fall; Semifinal – won by decision, 3-2; 1st place match – won by decision, 3-2.

145 — Nelsen placed 2nd and scored 18 team points. Quarterfinal – received a bye; Semifinal – won by fall; 1st place match – lost by decision, 3-2.

152 — Simpson placed 1st and scored 26 team points. Quarterfinal – won by fall; Semifinal – won by fall; 1st place match – won by fall.

160 — Jonathan Schmeck placed 5th and scored five team points. Quarterfinal – lost by fall;  Cons. round 1 – received a bye; Cons. semi – lost by fall; 5th place match – received a bye.

170 — Blackburn placed 2nd and scored 18 team points. Quarterfinal – received a bye; Semifinal – won by fall; 1st place match – lost by decision, 5-4.

182 — Nonnenmacher placed 1st and scored 24 team points. Quarterfinal – received a bye; Semifinal – won by fall; 1st place match – won by fall.

195 — Ryder placed 2nd and scored 20 team points. Quarterfinal – won by fall; Semifinal – won by fall; 1st place match – lost by fall.

220 — Nick Withee placed 4th and scored 11 team points. Quarterfinal – won by fall; Semifinal – lost by fall; Cons. semi – received a bye; 3rd place match – lost by fall.


OSAA 2A/1A  State Championships to be held Feb. 28-March 1

Dustin Ramge placed first at 120 pounds. (Photo by MARIA CLARK)

Dustin Ramge placed first at 120 pounds. (Photo by MARIA CLARK)

The Crane wrestling team celebrated another tournament championship, winning the 2A/1A Special District 4 title on Saturday, Feb. 22, in Elgin.

The Mustangs had four individual champions, and amassed 202 points to easily out-distance Enterprise, who finished second with 180 points.

The four champions, Dustin Ramge, Jake Clark, Austin Roath and Corey Jenkins, along with second-place finishers, Andy Lamborn, Clay Duckworth and Michael Casey, qualified for the 2A/1A state tournament in Portland Feb. 28-March 1.

Heppner placed third in the team standings with 148 points, followed by Union with 114.5, Imbler 114, Grant Union 113, Elgin 82, Pine Eagle 69, Adrian 50, Irrigon 36, and Wallowa 4.

The match results for Crane are as follows:

120 — Ramge, 1st, won by fall; won by fall.

126 — Lamborn, 2nd, won by fall; lost by decision, 9-2.

132 — Clark, 1st, won by fall; won by technical fall, 16-0; won by fall.

138 — Roath, 1st, won by fall; won by fall; won by major decision, 11-0; won by fall.

145 — Jenkins, 1st, won by fall; won by fall; won by decision, 10-6.

170 — Hunter Davis, 3rd, lost by decision, 5-4; won by fall; won by fall.

170 — Sam Williams, 4th, won by major decision, 13-0; lost by fall; won by fall; lost by fall.

182 — Duckworth, 2nd, won by fall; won by fall; lost by decision, 7-6; won by decision, 11-5 (wrestle back).

195 — Joe Davis, 5th, lost by fall; won by fall; lost by fall; won by technical fall, 17-2.

220 — Casey, 2nd, won by fall; lost by decision, 5-2.

285 — Quinton Nyman lost by fall; lost by fall.


by Ramonda Thompson

for the Burns Times-Herald

The Crane girls team claimed the top spot at district basketball  tourney. (Photo by BARB MAHER)

The Crane girls team claimed the top spot at district basketball
tourney. (Photo by BARB MAHER)

The Crane girls basketball team brought home the championship trophy and board from their District 8-1A Tournament last weekend at Grant Union High and Prairie City High. The Mustangs defeated Long Creek/Ukiah (LC/U), Jordan Valley, and Prairie City in their quest for first place.

The Mustangs raced past the Mountaineers/Cougars from LC/U Thursday night in John Day, with a 49-8 win. Crane was up 33-0 at the half, and ahead 35-0 before LC/U put their first points on the scoreboard with a three-point basket at 5:10 in the third quarter. Coach Stub Travis slowed the Mustang offense up by having them slow down after steals and run their half-court offense, so as to not run the score up on LC/U.

Morgan Corrigan was high-point for the game with 12, Rebekah Clark, Glennie Milburn and Maria Thompson put in eight points apiece, Kayla Mims and Claire Hammond added four each, and Morgan Cronin had two points.

 

Cra 17 16 10  6    49

LC/U   0   0   3   5     8

•••

It was a Mustangs vs. Mustangs semi-final for the Crane girls, as they matched up against Jordan Valley (JV) on Friday night in Prairie City.

It looked like a Peyton Manning-botched-snap moment at the jump, as the teams were facing the wrong baskets, but Andi Warn of Jordan Valley knew which was her basket, and went uncontested for the lay-in, and the first points of the game. Crane then woke up, and lit up the score board for a 21-7 first quarter lead. Momentum swung Jordan Valley’s direction in the second quarter, as they out-scored Crane 17-5. Crane went into the locker-room up 26-24.

Corrigan and Hammond hit treys early in the third period to give Crane a 32-26 edge, but Jordan Valley hung around by getting to the free-throw line and bringing the score to 34-32. Corrigan and Hammond closed out the third with lay-ins, as Crane broke Jordan Valley’s press.

Up 38-32, Crane girls fought out a hard fourth quarter, and JV kept chipping away. Clark hit three baskets in a row from the top of the key for a 51-45 Crane advantage with under three minutes in regulation. JV replied with a basket and hit the bonus shot, then made one of two from the line, as Hammond fouled out. JV’s Warn scored off a steal and lay-in in the last minute, and the game was into overtime, 51-51.

Jordan Valley put up the first points, for only their second lead of the game, 53-51, but the remainder of the OT was all Crane. Dunn tied the game at 53, then Corrigan hit the last of her four treys, and Dunn made another basket for a 58-53 Crane lead. With 2:02 left, JV called a time-out. At 1:27, Milburn went to the line for two attempts. In between her shots, JV called another time-out, but had none left. Despite JV’s bleacher-banging and yelling, Corrigan sunk her two technical bonus shots to put Crane up 60-53. Milburn converted one more free-throw at the 17 second mark, and Crane got the win, 61-57.

Corrigan led all scorers with 21, Hammond had 16, and Clark 10, for Crane double-figure scoring. Milburn and Dunn put up 6 points each, and Thompson 2.

Corrigan and Milburn grabbed 9 rebounds each, and Clark and Thompson 6 apiece, Dunn and Hammond 5 each, and Kayla Mims 3.

 

Cra 21  5   12  13  10  61

JV    7  17   8   19   6   57

•••

The district championship was the fourth match-up of the season for Crane and Prairie City (PC), and the Panthers had come out on top of the Mustangs in the three previous games. Saturday, Feb. 15, at John Day, the Crane Mustangs girls changed that pattern, defeating PC, 38-34, for the first-place seed from their district going into the state tournament play-ins later in February.

Clark notched the Mustangs’ first points by getting her own offensive board and putting it back in. In a defensive stand-off, the first quarter ended with Crane up, 6-5. The game shifted PC’s way early in the second period. Three quick trips to the charity stripe gave the Panthers their first lead, 7-6. PC followed with two more baskets for five points, and had a 12-7 advantage. The Mustangs settled down, and took back the lead, 13-12, when Hammond hit two free-throws. PC never led again. Crane shut down the PC inside game with tough defense in a 2-3 zone. Thompson hit an inside shot from a Clark assist, and went one of two at the end of the quarter to give Crane a 16-13 lead at the half.

Crane took control of the game over the third quarter, as Dunn hit two baskets for a 20-15 lead. Then Milburn drained two of her three treys on the night, and the Mustangs took a 26-21 advantage into the final eight minutes.

Hammond made the next 10 points for Crane’s 36-28 lead, with 3:41 to go in the fourth quarter. Corrigan drove inside for a lay-in, as Crane went up by 10 with under three minutes left in the game. PC did not fold, though, and courtesy of bonus points and full-court pressure, came to within four points at the one minute mark. The Panthers had only been called for two fouls in the second half, and had to quickly commit fouls to get Crane to the charity mark for possible missed shots and defensive board possessions. It was too late, and Crane held on for the win, 38-34.

Hammond was game-high scorer with 13, Milburn added nine for Crane, Corrigan seven, Dunn four, Thompson three, and Clark two. Corrigan grabbed 10 boards and Milburn eight.

 

Cra  6  10  10  12    38

PC   5    8    8   13    34

•••

Matt Witzel of Crane drives to the basket against Dayville/Monument. (Photo by BARB MAHER)

Matt Witzel of Crane drives to the basket against Dayville/Monument. (Photo by BARB MAHER)

The Crane Mustangs boys basketball team fought their way into the championship game at District 8-1A Tournament in John Day and Prairie City last weekend. The Mustangs defeated Mitchell/Spray (M/S) and Dayville/Monument (D/M) on their way to take on Jordan Valley, but fell to the defending district champions, 65-48, on Saturday night.

At Prairie City’s gym Thursday afternoon against M/S, Crane took a commanding lead, 25-14, over the first half. The Mustangs scored the first basket, and never looked back. M/S made a run at Crane in the third quarter, but could not overcome the half-time deficit, and Crane was up 34-29. The Mustangs shut the door on the Eagle/Loggers in the final period, outscoring their opponent 21-5. The 55-34 final score put Crane into the winner’s bracket for Friday’s action.

Corbin Hammond scored 14 points for the Mustangs, Wyatt Starbuck added 13, Tyler Opie eight, Travis Landon seven, Nick Witzel five, Joe Valentine and Jack Bentz three each, and Matt Witzel two.

Opie ripped 14 boards down, while N. Witzel and Landon grabbed seven apiece.

 

Cra    15  10   9   21    55

M/S 9    5  15    5    34

•••

In the semi-final game Friday afternoon, Crane’s opponent was the number one team from the High Desert League-West division, the Dayville/Monument Tigers.

D/M scored the first points of the game, and Crane was scoreless until Starbuck nailed a 3-pointer after two minutes of play. The teams traded baskets, and Crane was down 14-10 after the first period. The Mustangs pulled to within one with another Starbuck trey, 16-15, and again with an M. Witzel offensive rebound put-back, 20-19. D/M went on a 10-1 scoring spree to take a 10-point lead mid-way in the second quarter. Crane was hampered by missed free throws, going only three of 12 in the first half. Crane trailed, 37-29, at halftime.

The Mustangs came out of the locker room break with a defensive stand. Over the third period, Crane did not allow a single basket to be scored by D/M. Landon’s pressure in the front court and Mustang defensive boards turned the game in Crane‘s favor. With under 30 seconds left in the quarter, M. Witzel tied up the game, 37-37, as he hit two free-throws. The Mustangs took the lead, 39-37, on Hammond’s basket to end the period.

Over the last eight minutes of regulation, Crane had a five-point lead several times. D/M pulled to within two, 50-48. Then Hammond was nicked with his fourth foul, and D/M tied the game on the resulting charity shots, 50-50. The Mustangs went up 52-50, but a false fire alarm was set-off, and it halted the game for more than 10 minutes. Back in play, the D/M press led to a turnover, basket, and another tie. As time ran out, the teams were tied, 54-54.

Opie’s basket and bonus early in the OT put Crane up 57-54. Although Opie and Hammond fouled out over the next minute, the Mustangs had the momentum going their way, and finished strong with buckets by Starbuck and the Witzel brothers for the 63-57 win.

Starbuck was high-scorer for the game with 17. M. Witzel notched up a double-double effort, with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Opie had nine points along with 11 boards. Landon, Hammond, and N. Witzel added six points each, and Valentine five.

 

Cra    10 19 10 15  9   63

D/M 14 23  0 17   3   57

•••

The championship game was between High Desert League-East opponents, Crane and Jordan Valley (JV). The teams had split their league match-ups earlier in the season. The district champion would get a bye in the first round of state tournament play-in, while second place would have a home game, then a travel game in the play-in round (taking place the week of Feb. 25).

JV jumped out to a 10-3 lead, but Crane made an eight-point run to tie the game up, 13-13. JV answered with a 3-pointer to take a 16-13 lead at the end of the first quarter. Opie’s driving lay-in and Starbuck’s trey gave Crane the lead, 18-16, but JV regained the lead again at 22-20, and never relinquished it. Crane found themselves down 35-24 going into the half.

Landon got two quick steals to start the third period, but the JV Mustangs went on an offensive roll, and with under 3:30 left, had a 45-28 advantage. Then, Valentine scored nine points on a Crane 12-5 run, and Crane pulled within 10 points, 50-40.

The teams traded baskets early in the final quarter, but Crane’s third-quarter effort was not enough to counter JV’s big man inside (Wyatt Trautman), nor Ben Telleria’s 3-pointers. The two combined for 46 of JV’s team points. Jordan Valley won the game, 65-48. The Crane Mustangs finished second place in the district tournament.

Hammond put in 14 points for Crane, Opie 12, Valentine nine, Landon six, Starbuck three, N. Witzel two, and Jack Bentz two.

 

Cra 13  11  16   8     48

JV  16   19  15  15    65

•••

At the District 8-1A Basketball Tournament in John Day and Prairie City last weekend, several Crane Mustangs were honored for academic and athletic success.

As the tournament games finished up on Saturday evening, All-Tourney teams were announced. From the Crane Mustangs boys, Tyler Opie earned first-team honors, and Corbin Hammond and Nick Witzel were named to the second team.

From the district champion Crane Mustang girls team, Morgan Corrigan earned first-team recognition..

The High Desert League announced their scholarship recipients for 2014 at the basketball tournament. Crane seniors Rebekah Clark and Andy Lamborn were awarded scholarships for their academic and athletic achievements.


Peter Cain of Burns works to escape from Crane’s Austin Roath in the 138-pound match. (Photos by RANDY PARKS)

Peter Cain of Burns works to escape from Crane’s Austin Roath in the 138-pound match. (Photos by RANDY PARKS)

The Burns wrestling team defeated both Crane and Grant Union to win a three-way dual hosted by Crane on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Crane finished with a 1-1 record. All three duals started with the 120-pound weight class.

The Hilanders beat the Prospectors 54-24, and then came back from a 12-0 deficit to top the Mustangs 55-12.

In the first dual of the night, Crane downed Grant Union 41-24. The Mustangs’ Dustin Ramge, Amadeo Jones, Jake Clark and Austin Roath all pinned their opponents to stake Crane to a 24-0 lead, and Corey Jenkins won by technical fall to make it 29-0.

Crane forfeited the 152-pound weight class, giving Grant Union their first points.

The Mustangs made it 41-6 with their next two matches, as Hunter Davis and Sam Williams both recorded first-period pins.

The next three Crane wrestlers lost by fall, bringing the final score to 41-24.

Burns met Grant Union in the evening’s second dual, and the Hilanders forfeited at 120 pounds, giving the Prospectors a 6-0 lead.

It was a short-lived lead however, as Burns won the next four matches with first-period pins by Thomas Cain, Jack Van Tassel, Peter Cain and Tyson Nelsen.

A forfeit by Burns at 152 pounds made it 24-12, and forfeits by the Prospectors at 160 and 170 brought the score to 36-12.

The Hilanders’ Seth Nonnenmacher won by fall at 182 pounds, giving Burns a 42-12 lead.

The Hilanders lost by fall at 220 and 285, and then won the final two matches by forfeit.

In the featured dual between the two Harney County teams, Crane’s Ramge won by forfeit at 120, putting the Mustangs up 6-0.

At 126 pounds, Crane’s Andy Lamborn trailed 3-2 with less than 30 seconds left in the match when he scored a takedown and near fall for a 7-3 decision over T. Cain.

Clark decisioned Van Tassel 7-2 at 132 pounds to put the Mustangs ahead 12-0.

In the closest match of the night, P. Cain escaped with one second left on the clock for a 4-3 victory over Roath at 138 pounds.

Burns closed the gap to 12-7 when Nelsen defeated Jenkins by a 12-0 major decision at 145.

The Hilanders took the lead for good when Crane forfeited at 160 pounds.

The Hilanders’ Jaden Simpson and Garrett Blackburn won by fall at 170 and 182, respectively, and Burns was up 25-12.

Following a Crane forfeit at 195, Burns made it 43-12 as Austin Ryder, at 220, and Nick Withee, at 285, both pinned their opponents.

Two more forfeits by Crane, at 106 and 112, brought the final score to 55-12.

 

Crane 41 Grant Union 24

120 — Ramge won by fall (3:26)

126 — Jones won by fall (2:31)

132 — Clark won by fall (0:13)

138 — Roath won by fall (0:16)

145 — Jenkins won by technical fall, 16-0 (3:17)

152 — Forfeit

182 — H. Davis won by fall (0:45)

182 — Adrian Huerta lost by fall (3:30)

220 — Clay Duckworth lost by fall (2:52)

285 — Quinton Nyman lost by fall (2:49)

Exhibition — Joe Davis lost by fall (4:42)

 

Burns 54 Grant Union 24

120 — Forfeit

126 — T. Cain won by fall (1:04)

132 — Van Tassel won by fall (0:49)

138 — P. Cain won by fall (0:18)

145 — Nelsen won by fall (1:42)

152 — Forfeit

160 — Simpson won by forfeit

170 — Blackburn won by forfeit

182 — Nonnenmacher won by fall (0:37)

220 — Ryder lost by fall (3:33)

285 — Withee lost by fall (1:43)

Exhibition — James Obradovich lost by fall (0:39); Johnathan Schmeck lost by fall (1:34); Blackburn won by fall (0:49).

 

Burns 55 Crane 12

120 — Ramge (C) won by forfeit

126 — Lamborn (C) dec. T. Cain (B), 7-3

132 — Clark (C) dec. Van Tassel (B), 7-2

138 — P. Cain (B) dec. Roath (C), 4-3

145 — Nelsen (B) maj. dec. Jenkins (C), 12-0

160 — Schmeck (B) won by forfeit

170 — Simpson (B) pinned H. Davis (C) 5:27

182 — Blackburn (B) pinned Williams (C) 1:13

195 — Nonnenmacher  (B) won by forfeit

220 — Ryder (B) pinned Duckworth (C) 2:33

285 — Withee (B) pinned Nyman (C) 5:29

106 — Dallon Higgins  (B) won by forfeit

112 — Obradovich (B) won by forfeit

The Mustangs compete in the Pine Eagle Invitational in Halfway Friday and Saturday Feb. 14-15 in their final competition before the district meet in Elgin.

Burns takes part in a three-way dual at Vale with the host Vikings and Parma, Idaho, on Feb. 13, and then return to Vale Feb. 22 for the district meet.


Kaya Dobson

Kaya Dobson

Kaya Dobson traveled with her coach, Evan Franulovich, to the Oregon State Taekwondo Championships in Portland last weekend to compete for a spot on the state taekwondo team that will travel to San Jose, Calif., in July for the nation’s largest, and most prestigious, taekwondo tournament. They joined more than 200 other martial artists from Oregon, Washington and California in the one-day event.

Dobson competed in both forms and board-breaking. Although Dobson did not medal in forms, she did beat out three other competitors to win the gold medal in board-breaking.

“Kaya is a great competitor. Her focus was outstanding, and she performed very well. It was a great learning experience,” Franulovich said.

Dobson trains locally at Martial Arts America in Burns, and is getting close to testing for her black belt.


 

Claire Hammond drives to the basket. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

Claire Hammond drives to the basket. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

With less than a minute to go in overtime, Morgan Corrigan hit two free throws to put Crane up 55-54, and Glennie Milburn added two more free throws with 13 seconds left on the clock to give Crane a 57-54 win over Jordan Valley on Friday, Jan. 24.

It looked like Jordan Valley would win the game in regulation when they went on a 6-0 run to take a 49-44 lead late in the fourth quarter.

Crane’s Bryanna Dunn  hit two free throws to cut the lead to three, and with 12 seconds left in the final period, Rebekah Clark sank a basket, and was fouled. She calmly stepped to the line, and made the free throw, knotting the game at 49-49.

Jordan Valley’s last-chance shot was off the mark, and the teams headed into overtime.

In a game between two teams bearing the Mustang mascot, it was fittingly a horse race from the opening tip.

Crane’s Claire Hammond scored 10 of her 22 points in the first quarter, but Crane trailed 14-11 by the end of the period.

Trailing 21-18 in the second quarter, Crane reeled off six unanswered points to go up by three. After a pair of Jordan Valley free throws, Milburn hit a basket to give Crane  a 26-23 lead.

Jordan Valley’s Morgan Caywood closed out the quarter with two field goals, and Jordan valley went into the break with a one-point lead.

In the third quarter, with Jordan Valley leading 35-34, Clark hit a field goal and Milburn connected on back-to-back 3-pointers to give Crane a 40-35 lead.

Jordan Valley came back with three baskets in the closing minutes, and led 41-40, setting up Crane’s fourth quarter comeback, and the overtime.

Milburn finished with 17 points for Crane, Clark dropped in eight, Corrigan had six, and Maria Thompson and Dunn two each.

•••

On Saturday, Jan. 25, Crane hosted Harper/Huntington (H/H) and came away with a 65-45 victory.

It was a tale of two halves. Although Crane scored first, with Corrigan’s two, the teams battled it out evenly over the first eight minutes of play, with Crane up, 16-15. H/H went on a 10-3 run early in the second quarter. The Mustangs replied with a defensive stop, and got back to within one point. Clark ripped down an offensive rebound, and went up for two, Hammond and  Milburn converted three points from the charity stripe, Dunn hit a two, and Kayla Mims put back an offensive board to end the half, with Crane down 29-28.

The second half was all Mustangs, as they went on a 40-16 scoring spree to put the game away. All of the Mustangs saw action and scored in the second half.

The Mustangs had two players with double figure scoring and rebounds — Dunn had 18 points and 12 boards, Mims put up 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Milburn added 12 points, Hammond scored nine, Clark eight, Corrigan six, Thompson four, and Morgan Cronin one.

The Lady Mustangs are now 5-0 in league play, and will host Burnt River at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. On Saturday, Feb. 1, Crane travels to Adrian, with the games starting at 2 p.m. MT.


 

by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

 

Chase Patterson goes up for a fade away jumper against the Baker Bulldogs. (Photo by Randy Parks)

Chase Patterson goes up for a fade away jumper against the Baker Bulldogs. (Photo by Randy Parks)

Down 45-41 after three quarters, the Burns Hilanders outscored  Vale 27-7 over the final eight minutes for a 68-52 win on Friday, Jan. 17.

 
The fourth quarter charge saw Austin Feist score eight of his game-high 28 points, and Chase Patterson score seven of his 12 points, as Burns erased the four-point deficit and improved to 2-0 in the Eastern Oregon League (EOL).

 
Burns opened up the game with 3-pointers by Ty Hueckman and Trace Tiller, and led 15-13 at the end of the period.

 
The Hilanders went up 23-15 in the second quarter, only to see the Vikings go on an 8-0 run to tie the game at 23-23. The Vikings kept the momentum throughout the remainder of the period, and led 32-29 at the half.

 
Vale outscored Burns 13-12 in the third quarter, setting up the comeback for the Hilanders.

 
Hueckman was also in double-figures for Burns, finishing with 11 points, and Tiller added six.

 
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On Saturday, Burns hosted Baker, and it was the Bulldogs coming out on top, 59-48.

 
The Hilanders led 11-9 after the first quarter, but Baker outscored Burns 19-14 in the second quarter to take a 28-25 lead.

 
The third quarter saw the two teams trade baskets in the early going, but Baker then took control, outscoring the Hilanders 10-3 as the quarter came to a close with Baker leading 46-34.

 
Down 53-38 in the fourth, the Hilanders cut the lead to 10 on a field goal and 3-pointer by Tiller, but the Bulldogs made six of nine free throws over the final two minutes to hang on for the win.

 
The Hilanders were led by Tiller with 14 points, Feist with 11, Ty Reid with seven, and Trey Recanzone with six.

 
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On Tuesday, Jan. 14, the Ontario Tigers outscored Burns 20-3 in the second quarter to take control of the game, and went on to a 72-39 victory.

 
Burns kept the score close in the first quarter, thanks to three 3-pointers by Hueckman, and trailed 17-15 heading into the second period.

 

The Tigers dominated the second quarter, and outscored Burns 35-21 in the second half for the victory.

 
The Hilanders were led by Hueckman with 15 points, Feist with eight, and Tiller with six.

 
Ontario’s Jason Hauter led all scorers with 17 points.

 
Burns travels to Umatilla Saturday, Jan. 25, for an EOL match-up with the Vikings, and then return home to host Ontario Tuesday, Jan. 28.


 

Hilanders rank No. 3 in 3A state rankings

 
by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

 

Carli Feist takes the ball to the hoop against Sisters. (Photo by Randy Parks)

Carli Feist takes the ball to the hoop against Sisters. (Photo by Randy Parks)

The Burns girls varsity basketball team opened up Eastern Oregon League (EOL) play with a 47-33 win over Riverside Friday, Jan. 10.

 
The Hilanders, currently ranked No. 3 in the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) 3A rankings, will host EOL rival, Vale, who is ranked No. 1, on Friday, Jan. 17. The JV game begins at 3 p.m., with the varsity game tipping off around 6 p.m.

 
On Saturday, Jan. 18, Burns will be at home against Baker, with the games beginning at 1 p.m.

 
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The Burns girls varsity basketball team picked up its eighth win of the season by downing Sisters 59-46 on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Burns High School.

 
Adina Thomas led the way for the Hilanders, scoring 16 points, Catherine Clemens added 14, and Kylee Fisher hit for 10 points, including two 3-pointers.

 
The Outlaws drilled a 3-pointer for the first score of the game, but the Hilanders answered with a 3-pointer by Hailey Sanders, and went on to lead 17-13 by the end of the first quarter.

 
The Hilanders applied plenty of defensive pressure, and stretched their lead to 29-21 by halftime.

 
The third quarter was fairly even, with Burns leading 40-31, heading into the final eight minutes.

 
Burns opened up the fourth quarter with an 11-0 run, and Sisters never recovered as the Hilanders cruised to the win.

 
Rounding out the scoring for Burns were Carli Feist with eight, Sanders with six, Madison Woodworth and Megan Lee two each, and Jordon Long with one.

 
Burns also won the JV game, coming back from a double-digit deficit for a 44-39 victory.


Crane wrestlers 2nd in Joseph

Posted on January 8th in Sports

 

by Lindy Steeves
Burns Times-Herald

 

The Crane Mustangs wrestling team placed second out of the 20 teams that competed at the Jo-Hi Invitational in Joseph, Jan. 3-4. The Mustangs’ final score was 154 points, and Culver as the only team to score higher with 222 points.

 
For the Mustangs, Dustin Ramge was the lone champion, winning the 120-pound title. The Mustangs’ Jake Clark (132 pounds), Clay Duckworth (195 pounds) and Michael Casey (220 pounds), all placed second in their weight classes. Finishing the tournament with third-place medals were Andy Lamborn at 126 pounds and Austin Roath at 138. Corey Jenkins (145 pounds) was fifth in his weight class.

 
Individual results are as follows:

 
120 –– Ramge received a bye; received a bye; won by decision, 5-0; won by major decision, 12-0; won by fall (4:40).

 
126 — Lamborn won by fall (0:25); won by decision, 2-1; lost by fall (3:52); won by fall (0:54); won by fall (2:10).

 
132 — Clark won by fall (5-2); won by decision, 5-2; won by fall (2:21); lost by fall (1:44).

 
138 — Roath lost by fall (2:45); won by fall (1:23); won by fall (4:41); won by fall (0:23); won by decision, 7-5; won by fall (1:55).

 
145 — Jenkins won by fall (2:48); won by fall (2:59); won by fall (0:49); lost by decision, 8-6; lost by decision, 16-8; won by fall (3:34).

 
182 — Sam Williams received a bye; lost by decision, 7-1; received a bye; received a bye; lost by fall (2:07); lost by fall (3:35).

 
195 — Duckworth received a bye; won by fall (0:16); won by fall (4:00); lost by fall (2:41).

 
220 — Casey won by fall (1:04); won by fall (1:10); won by fall (2:00); lost by decision, 10-3.

 
The Mustang wrestlers will stay in Crane this coming weekend for the 1A State Tournament on Jan. 11. Wrestling action will begin at 10:00 a.m.


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