Burns to play Regis at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Hermiston H.S.

by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

Burns’ defensive back Ty Hueckman times his leap perfectly on a pass intended for Union/Cove’s J.D. Graves. (Photos by RANDY PARKS)

Burns’ defensive back Ty Hueckman times his leap perfectly on a pass intended for Union/Cove’s J.D. Graves. (Photos by RANDY PARKS)

Austin Feist completed all eight of his pass attempts for 147 yards and three touchdowns, and Jeff Davies rushed for 75 yards and three scores on seven carries to lead the Burns Hilanders to a 47-6 win over Union/Cove (U/C) in the Class 2A quarterfinals on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Burns High School.

After forcing the Wildcats to punt on their initial series, the Hilanders took over at their own 29. Five running plays netted 39 yards, and Feist then connected with Trace Tiller on a 32-yard touchdown pass to put Burns up 6-0.

On their next possession, Burns put together a six-play, 67-yard drive, capped off by a 9-yard TD run by Davies. Davies also ran in the two-point conversion to give the Hilanders a 14-0 advantage.

The Wildcats fumbled on their next punt attempt, giving the Hilanders a first down at the U/C 31. Three plays later, Davies scored from 10 yards out, and Burns led 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.

U/C started their next drive at their own 18, and on third-and-10, Derrick Murchison completed a 33-yard pass to Brooke Scantling to keep the drive alive. The drive then stalled and Burns took over on downs at their own 40.

The Hilanders went the 60 yards in five plays, getting the score on a 9-yard pass from Feist to Justin Lewellen.

The Hilanders’ Trey Recanzone intercepted a Murchison pass on the Wildcats’ next possession, and Davies scored from seven yards out to give Burns a 35-0 lead with 7:35 left in the half.

U/C went three-and-out, and Burns began their next drive at the Wildcats’ 45. On first down, Ty Hueckman hauled in a 45-yard scoring pass from Feist, and the half ended with Burns up 41-0.

The Hilanders made it 47-0 with 1:31 left in the third quarter on a 9-yard TD run by Garrett Blackburn.

The Wildcats’ only score came on their next possession as Scantling reeled in a short pass from Murchison, broke a tackle, and raced 38 yards down the sideline to the end zone.

Burns finished with 420 total yards, while holding U/C to 126 yards, including just 42 rushing yards.

Murchison finished 5-of-19 for 79 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, and the Wildcats rushing attack was led by Aaron Clark with 47 yards on 19 attempts.


U/C       0      0     0     6      6

Bur     21     20    6     0     47


First quarter

Bur — Trace Tiller 32 pass from Austin Feist (kick failed) 4:34

Bur —Jeff Davies 9 run (Davies run) 7:40

Bur — Davies 10 run (James Obradovich kick) 9:11

Second quarter

Bur — Justin Lewellen 9 pass from Feist (Obradovich kick) 3:13

Bur — Davies 7 run (Obradovich kick) 4:25

Bur — Ty Hueckman 45 pass from Feist (kick failed) 6:38

Third quarter

Bur — Garrett Blackburn 9 run (kick failed) 10:29

Fourth quarter

U/C — Brooke Scantling 38 pass from Derrick Murchison (pass failed) 2:46

Individual statistics

Rushing — Burns, J. Davies 7-75, Feist 5-56, Recanzone 6-48, S. Davies 6-(-8), Blackburn 2-18, Van Tassel 2-3, Lewellen 1-11, Gunderson 2-4, Goss 5-14, Peasley 1-(-4). Union/Cove, Witty 4-10, Clark 19-47, Scantling 2-2, Loftis 2-(-15), Murchison 1-(-1), Stitzel 1-0, Kellogg 3-(-1).

Passing — Burns, Feist 8-8-0 147, Recanzone 2-4-1 52. Union/Cove, Murchison 5-19-2 79.

Receiving — Burns, Blackburn 1-12, Tiller 2-52, J. Davies 2-18, Hueckman 1-45, Van Tassel 1-11, Lewellen 2-56, Bailey 1-5. Union/Cove, Graves 1-7, Scantling 2-71, Loftis 2-1.


With the win, the Hilanders advance to the 2A semifinals, and will play Regis, a 29-9 winner over Gold Beach. Burns will play Regis at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Kenison Field at Hermiston High School.

The other 2A semifinal game features Heppner taking on Knappa.

The Burns-Regis game is the second game of a triple-header being played at Kenison Field on Nov. 22. The first game, at 11 a.m., features Vale taking on Blanchet Catholic in a 3A semifinal match-up. Then, at 6 p.m., Adrian plays Dufur in a 1A semifinal game.

Admission prices are $8 adults, $5 students, and each ticket is good for all three games.

by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

Trey Recanzone of Burns comes up to make the hit on the Kennedy ball carrier. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

Trey Recanzone of Burns comes up to make the hit on the Kennedy ball carrier. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Burns Hilanders moved into the quarterfinals of the Class 2A OSAA state football playoffs with a 57-7 victory over the Kennedy Trojans on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Corbett Memorial Field.

Austin Feist threw for 186 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for 90 yards and two scores to lead the Hilanders to the win.

The Hilanders took a quick 7-0 lead as Jeff Davies scored on a 62-yard run on the game’s first offensive play.

Kennedy started their first drive at their own 29, and using a good mix of pass and run, put together a 12-play scoring drive that was capped off by a 19-yard TD pass from Noah Giberson to Bishop Mitchell.

Burns started their next possession at their own 39, and picked up a quick first down on a 23-yard run by Feist. Three plays later, facing a fourth-and-13, Feist faked the punt and threw a 16-yard completion to Ty Hueckman to keep the drive alive. Five plays later, Feist found the end zone from two yards out, and Burns led 14-7.

Burns made it 21-7 on their next drive as Feist scored on a 38-yard run with 8:26 left in the first half.

An interception by Hueckman set the Burns offense up at the Kennedy 47, and on first down, Feist threw a 32-yard strike to Trace Tiller to give the Hilanders a first down at the Trojans’ 15. Two plays later, Davies caught a scoring pass from Feist, and Burns led 29-7 after the two-point conversion.

Kennedy fumbled on the ensuing kickoff, and Garrett Blackburn ran in the touchdown from eight yards out to finish off the three-play, 23-yard drive.

The Hilanders made it 43-7 on an 18-yard TD pass from Feist to Blackburn with 34 seconds left to go in the half.

The Trojans received the second half kickoff, but Tiller got the Burns offense back on the field with an interception at the Hilanders’ 42.

The turnover eventually resulted in an 8-yard scoring pass from Feist to Trey Recanzone, and a 50-7 Burns lead.

Early in the fourth quarter, Recanzone put the final points on the board with a 60-yard run through the Kennedy defense.

The Hilanders (10-0) will face Union/Cove at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Corbett Memorial Field, with the winner advancing to the semifinals to play the winner of the Regis-Gold Beach matchup.

The other two quarterfinal games have Central Linn playing at Heppner and Oakland at Knappa.


Ken      7      0     0     0      7

Bur     14    29     7     7     57

First quarter

Bur — Jeff Davies 62 run (James Obradovich kick) :09

Ken — Bishop Mitchell 19 pass from Noah Giberson (Angel Mendez kick) 6:32

Bur — Austin Feist 2 run (Obradovich kick) 9:35

Second quarter

Bur — Feist 38 run (Obradovich kick) 3:34

Bur — Davies 15 pass from Feist (Obradovich kick) 5:10

Bur — Garrett Blackburn 8 run (Trace Tiller run) 6:13

Bur — Blackburn 18 pass from Feist (Obradovich kick)

Third quarter

Bur — Trey Recanzone 8 pass from Feist (Obradovich kick) 3:13

Third quarter

Bur — Recanzone 60 run (Obradovich kick) 1:40

Individual statistics

Rushing — Burns, J. Davies 8-117, Feist 9-90, Recanzone 7-74, S. Davies 3-15, Blackburn 2-14, Van Tassel 2-13, Gunderson 3-9, Goss 2-6. Kennedy, Mitchell 16-32, Lopez 7-32, Giberson 5-2, Rosas 5-5, Vaughan 1-2.

Passing — Burns, Feist 13-18-0 186, Recanzone 0-1-0 0. Kennedy, Giberson 8-18-2 84.

Receiving — Burns, Blackburn 5-71, Tiller 3-72, J. Davies 3-19, Hueckman 1-16, Recanzone 1-8. Kennedy, Suing 1-15, Traeger 4-43, Seiler 1-8, Mitchell 1-19, Lopez 1-(-1).

Mustangs down Badgers 60-14

Posted on November 5th in Sports

by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

The Mustangs’ David Steeves stiff-arms Seth Dixon of Powder Valley as he picks up yardage in Crane’s 60-14 win. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Mustangs’ David Steeves stiff-arms Seth Dixon of Powder Valley as he picks up yardage in Crane’s 60-14 win. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Crane Mustangs improved to 7-2 and advanced to the first round of the OSAA 1A state football playoffs with a 60-14 win over Powder Valley on Friday, Oct. 31.

Crane took control of the game early, as they stopped the Badgers on their first drive, blocked the punt and took over at the Powder Valley 21. After three runs by Austin Roath, Jack Bentz threw a 1-yard scoring pass to Matt Witzel, and the 2-point conversion pass to Roath,to give Crane an 8-0 lead.

Roath added a 6-yard touchdown run on Crane’s next possession to give the Mustangs a 14-0 lead with 4:45 left in the first quarter.

The Badgers’ Seth Dixon broke free for a 66-yard gain, and then scored on a 2-yard run to cut the Mustangs’ lead to 14-6.

Crane went up 22-6 on a 33-yard touchdown pass from Bentz to Travis Landon and a 2-point conversion run by David Steeves.

Crane extended their lead to 44-6 with three scores in the second quarter. Bentz connected with Landon on a 27-yard touchdown pass, Roath returned an interception 26 yards for a score, and Steeves added a 20-yard touchdown run.

On the first offensive play of the second half, Bentz raced to the end zone from 46 yards out, and the Mustangs went up 52-6.

Steeves scored the final TD for Crane on a 7-yard run with 6:56 left in the third quarter.

Powder Valley scored their second touchdown of the game on 15-yard pass from Dixon to Colton Ficek late in the third quarter, and neither team threatened again.

The Mustangs rushed for 236 yards, led by Roath with 78 yards on 13 carries.

Bentz completed eight of 13 passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns.

The Crane defense also played well, holding the Badgers to 118 rushing yards, and allowing only four pass completions on 17 attempts for 46 yards, with two interceptions.


PV       6     0     0    8    14

Cra    22    22   16   0    60


The Mustangs will host Triangle Lake (5-3) at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8.

Burns hosts Nyssa Friday, Oct. 31

by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

Austin Feist of Burns pulls away from a would-be tackler in the Hilanders’ win over Union/Cove. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

Austin Feist of Burns pulls away from a would-be tackler in the Hilanders’ win over Union/Cove. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

In a game featuring two unbeaten teams battling for the Wapiti League title, the Burns Hilanders came away with a convincing 53-7 victory over Union/Cove on Friday, Oct. 24, at Cove.

The Hilanders, 8-0, were dominant on both sides of the ball as they rolled up 514 yards of total offense, while holding the Bobcats to just 92 yards.

Austin Feist led the Burns’ offense, rushing for 190 yards on 21 carries with five touchdowns, and throwing for another score.

The Hilanders’ Jeff Davies had a good night on both sides of the ball, rushing for 129 yards on 11 carries, and intercepting two passes, one returned 56 yards for a score.

Burns took a 7-0 lead on their first drive of the game when Feist scored from seven yards out to finish off an 80-yard, five-play drive.

Midway through the second quarter, Feist scored on a 15-yard run to put Burns up 13-0, and then made it 19-0 with a 25-yard score on their next possession.

Union/Cove’s Tayton Duby cut into the Hilander lead on the ensuing kickoff as he scooped up the ball at the 28 and raced untouched into the end zone.

Undaunted, the Hilanders drove 65 yards in six plays on their next possession and went up 27-7 on Feist’s 1-yard plunge with a little more than a minute left in the first half.

On the opening possession of the second half, Burns increased their lead to 34-7 on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Feist to Trace Tiller.

Union/Cove’s next possession came to an abrupt end when Davies stepped in front of the intended receiver, picked off the pass, and bolted to the end zone for a 40-7 advantage.

The Hilanders recovered a fumble at the Union/Cove 36 on the ensuing kickoff, and five plays later, Feist scored from a yard out to put Burns up 46-7.

Davies came up with his second interception on Union/Cove’s next drive, and the Hilanders’ Scott Davies capped off the ensuing drive with a 1-yard TD run.

With a running clock ticking the seconds away, the Bobcats picked up three first down before the Hilanders’ Trey Recanzone came up with an interception, giving Burns the ball at their own 29, and effectively ending the game.

The Hilanders will finish out their regular season Friday, Oct. 31, when they host Nyssa in non-conference action. The Bulldogs come into the contest with a 5-2 record and a No. 15 ranking in 3A. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Corbett Memorial Field.


Bur      7    20   19   7     53

U/C      0     7     0    0      7

First quarter

Bur — Austin Feist 7 run (James Obradovich kick) 3:52

Second quarter

Bur — Feist 15 run (kick failed) 4:59

Bur — Feist 25 run (pass failed) 8:57

U/C — Tayton Duby 72 kickoff return (Jordan Alexander kick) 9:07

Bur — Feist 1 run (Trey Recanzone pass from Feist) 10:58

Third quarter

Bur — Trace Tiller 14 pass from Feist (Obradovich kick) 3:21

Bur — Jeff Davies 56 interception return (Obradovich kick) 4:02

Bur — Feist 1 run (Obradovich kick) 6:05

Fourth quarter

Bur — Scott Davies 1 run (Obradovich kick) :38


Individual statistics

Rushing — Burns, J. Davies 11-129, Feist 21-190, Recanzone 3-35, S. Davies 9-31, Blackburn 2-32, Lewellen 1-6. Union/Cove, Alexander 10-31, Clark 8-15, Witty 5-9, Duby 4-13, Murchison 1-5.

Passing — Burns, Feist 6-13-1 69, Recanzone 2-2-0 22. Union/Cove, Murchison 3-9-2 19, Clark 0-1-1 0.

Receiving — Burns, Blackburn 2-13, Tiller 3-49, Hueckman 1-7, J. Davies 3-22. Union/Cove, Duby 3-19.

by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

Taylor Crafts goes up for the block. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

Taylor Crafts goes up for the block. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Burns volleyball team clinched the Wapiti League title with a four-set home victory over the Union Bobcats on Thursday, Oct. 16.

The Hilanders dropped the first set 22-25, and came back to win the next three 25-22, 25-17, 2515.

The Bobcats took advantage of a sluggish start by Burns in the first set to get out to a 6-1 lead. Union maintained the lead throughout until a late rally by the Hilanders tied the score at 21-21. Union won the next point and went on to get the three-point win.

The second set saw the two teams trade the lead several times until, with the score knotted at 18-18, Burns reeled off four straight points to take command and, eventually, the win.

Down 8-11 in the third game, Burns scored nine points in a row  to go up by six, and the Bobcats never got closer than five the rest of the way.

With victory within their grasp, the Hilanders got out to a 14-8 lead in  the fourth set. Union never got closer than four, and with a 20-15 advantage, Burns closed out the match on a 5-0 run.

The Hilanders traveled to Elgin Saturday, Oct. 18, for matches with Elgin and Cove, and with victories over both teams, Burns finished with a perfect 12-0 league record.

The Hilanders made short work of Elgin, winning in three sets, 25-8, 25-16, 25-12.

Burns also swept Cove, 25-18, 25-18, 25-17.

The Hilanders finished their regular season schedule by hosting Ontario in a non-conference match Tuesday, Oct. 21. Results of the match were not available by press time.

On Saturday, Oct. 25, Burns competes in the district tournament in Cove. The Hilanders locked up a state tournament berth by winning the Wapiti League, and the district will determine the state seeding.

The 2A state volleyball tournament will be held Nov. 7-8 at Ridgeview High School in Redmond.


The Hilanders lost a tough, five-set non-conference match to Vale on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

The Hilanders outlasted the Vikings 26-24 in the first set, and then lost the next two 18-25 and 9-25. Burns settled down in the fourth set and came away with a 25-22 win. In the fifth, and deciding set, Burns came up short 11-15.

The Hilander offense was led by Catherine Clemens with 21 kills out of the team’s 38. Taylor Crafts added eight and Madison Carson six.

Crafts and Carson combined for 25 blocks, with 15 and 10, respectively. Abby Nonnenmacher had eight blocks and Carli Feist and Kaylea Friedrichsen five apiece.

Burns recorded 125 digs over the course of the five sets, with Madison Woodworth getting 37 and Clemens 31. Friedrichsen added another 22, Feist 15, Baylee Hanner nine and Mariah Ribeiro eight.

Ribeiro was the team leader in assists with 24, and Feist had eight.

by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

Austin Roath breaks free for a 48-yard touchdown run in the second quarter of Crane’s win over Harper/Huntington. (Photo by SAMANTHA WHITE)

Austin Roath breaks free for a 48-yard touchdown run in the second quarter of Crane’s win over Harper/Huntington. (Photo by SAMANTHA WHITE)

Following a scoreless first quarter, the Crane Mustangs scored three touchdowns before halftime, and cruised to a 66-26 victory over Harper/Huntington (H/H) in their homecoming football game on Friday, Oct. 10.

The Mustangs’ Jack Bentz completed nine of 15 passes for 247 yards and three TDs, and Austin Roath rushed for 168 yards and one score on nine attempts.

H/H received the opening kickoff and began a long, time-consuming drive that ended with the LocoNets going out on downs at the Crane 8 with less than two minutes left in the first quarter.

The Mustangs responded with a 92-yard scoring drive, finished off with a 30-yard touchdown pass from Bentz to David Steeves.

Crane scored on their next two possession, a 30-yard pass from Bentz to Matt Witzel and a 48-yard run by Roath, to lead 22-0 at halftime.

Crane made it 30-0 on their first possession of the second half, as Bentz found Witzel open for a 25-yard scoring pass, and Travis Landon ran in the two-point conversion.

H/H cut the lead to 30-6 on a 44-yard touchdown run by Dakota Allaire, but  Crane came right back with a score of their own, as Landon ran it in from five yards out.

The LocoNets then put together a 56-yard scoring drive, getting the touchdown on a 1-yard run by Nathan Joyce to make it 36-12.

Steeves capped off the Mustangs’ next drive with a 2-yard scoring run, and following a H/H fumble, Landon raced into the end zone from 36 yards out to make it 50-12.

Allaire broke free for a 78-yard TD run on the LocoNets’ next possession, but any hopes of an upset went down the drain with an 85-yard return for a touchdown by Landon on the ensuing kickoff.

Both teams tacked on one more score as the final minutes ticked away to provide the final margin of victory.

Crane is 2-0 in league play, and 4-1 overall. On Friday, Oct. 17, the Mustangs take on Dayville/Monument (0-3, 1-5) at 1 p.m. in Monument.


H/H      0      0     12     14     26

Cra      0     22    20     24     66

Second quarter

Cra — David Steeves 30 pass from Jack Bentz (run failed)

Cra — Matt Witzel 30 pass from Bentz (Travis Landon run)

Cra — Austin Roath 48 run (Steeves run)

Third quarter

Cra — Witzel 25 pass from Bentz (Landon run)

H/H — Dakota Allaire 44 run (run failed)

Cra — Landon 5 run (pass failed)

H/H — Nathan Joyce 1 run (pass failed)

Cra — Steeves 2 run (run failed)

Fourth quarter

Cra — Landon 36 run (Steeves run)

H/H — Allaire 78 run (Joyce run)

Cra — Landon 85 kickoff return (Steeves run)

H/H — Austin Dixon 14 pass from Joyce (run failed)

Cra — Bentz 46 pass from Landon (Landon run)


Individual statistics

Rushing — H/H, Schweitzer 3-3, DeSantiago 5-10, Dixon 2-16, Allaire 10-123, Joyce 25-165. Crane, Valentine 1-11, Landon 5-22, Bentz 6-92, Steeves 4-40, Roath 9-168.

Passing — H/H, Joyce 4-6-0 41. Crane, Bentz 9-15-0 247, Landon 1-1-0 46.

Receiving — H/H, Dixon 1-14, Allaire 3-27. Crane, Landon 1-25, Bentz 1-46, Steeves 3-94, Roath 1-22, Witzel 4-106.

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.


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.


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.

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