by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald


Abby Nonnenmacher (left) and Catherine Clemens go up for the block. (Photo by Randy Parks)

Abby Nonnenmacher (left) and Catherine Clemens go up for the block. (Photo by Randy Parks)

The Burns volleyball team won two of three pool play matches, and then lost in the first round of bracket play, at the Sisters Invitational Satuday, Sept. 21.

In the opening match, the Hilanders lost to Cascade 11-21, 21-18.

Burns had 12 kills in the match, led by Catherine Clemens with five and Kaylea Friedrichsen with four.

Mariah Ribeiro finished with six assists, and Carli Feist added four.

Burns had nine blocks, led by Madison Carson with six, and Kylee Fisher led the team in digs with eight.

The Hilanders bounced back in their second match, beating Henley 21-15, 21-13.

Clemens again led the team in kills with 11, and Ribeiro finished with 16 assists.

Carson had eight blocks, and Fisher and Madison Woodworth each had eight digs.

Burns faced Seaside in their third match, and came away with a 21-14, 21-7 win.

The Hilanders knocked down 17 kills, led by Friedrichsen with five and Taylor Crafts with four.

Ribeiro had eight assists, and Feist three. Clemens and Abby Nonnenmacher led the team in blocks with three apiece, and Clemens recorded seven of the team’s 22 digs.

Following pool play, the Hilanders went into the Gold bracket seeded sixth, and faced a rematch with third-seeded Cascade.

The Hilanders came up short against the Cougars, losing 19-25, 17-25.

Burns had 15 kills in the match, including seven by Clemens.

Feist was the team leader in assists with six and Ribeiro had five.

Carson came up with six blocks, while Clemens and Crafts each had four, and Fisher was the team leader in digs with six.

It took four games, but the Hilanders downed Ontario 25-22, 17-25, 25-14, 25-20, in a non-conference match Thursday, Sept. 19.

The Hilanders recorded 35 kills in the match, led by Clemens with 12, Carson with nine and Friedrichsen six.

Ribeiro finished with 24 assists, and Feist led the team with three aces.

Defensively, Carson had five of the team’s seven blocks, and Fisher came up with 20 digs.

Burns picked up two wins on Tuesday, Sept. 17, defeating Eastern Oregon League (EOL) opponent Umatilla in three games, and then sweeping Grant Union in non-conference action.

The Hilanders improved to 2-0 in EOL play with a 25-17, 25-14, 25-13 victory over the Vikings.

Clemens led the offense with seven kills, while Megan Lee and Friedrichsen each added four.

Ribeiro had 21 assists in the match.

Clemens led the team with five blocks.

Burns recorded 35 digs, led by Fisher with 13 and Woodworth with 10.

In the second match of the day, the Hilanders beat the Prospectors 25-17, 25-22, 25-21.

Burns took control of the first game early, getting out to a 14-7 lead, and not allowing G.U. to get any closer than three throughout the game.

The Prospectors scored the first three points of the second game, but after a sideout, the Hilanders’ Feist served six straight points, including two aces, to give Burns the lead.

Leading 24-19, the Hilanders surrendered three points before getting the game-winner.

The third game saw the two teams trade the lead several times before Burns went up 19-18, and added two more points to go up by three. Grant Union got back to within one at 21-20, but couldn’t close the gap, and the Hilanders picked up the victory.

Clemens and Carson led the team in kills with seven and five, respectively.

Ribeiro had another solid match, handing out 20 assists.


Clemens had five blocks and 14 digs, and Woodworth ended with 12 digs.

Burns continues with EOL play Thursday, Sept. 26, when they host Vale. The frosh/soph match starts at 4 p.m., followed by JV and varsity.

Mustangs stampede Eagles in 58-20 win

Posted on September 18th in Sports


by Lindy Steeves
Burns Times-Herald

Matt Witzel pulls in an extra point conversion. (Photo by LINDY STEEVES)

Matt Witzel pulls in an extra point conversion. (Photo by LINDY STEEVES)

The Crane Mustangs rolled to their second victory of the season, 58-20, over the McKenzie Eagles Friday, Sept. 13.

Soon after the 6 p.m. kickoff, Crane’s Jack Bentz connected with Matt Witzel to put the first score on the board. After a failed extra point attempt, Tyler Opie intercepted the Eagles’ first pass play and ran the ball back for 15 yards before being brought down.

In the same possession, the Mustangs raised the score to 14, when Justin Baldwin ran in a touchdown, and Bentz kept the ball to run in the extra point.

McKenzie’s following possession ended when they were forced to punt on the fourth down. But the ball was immediately returned to the Eagles after a Mustang penalty. The ensuing possession was short-lived when a tackle from Austin Roath caused an Eagle turnover on downs.

After moving the ball down the field, Travis Landon connected with Opie for a 6-yard touchdown, and an extra point pass to Witzel brought the score to 22-0 to end the first quarter.

Travis kicked off the second quarter with a 15-yard run. In the following play, he handed the ball to Opie who ran for a 10-yard touchdown. Travis kept the ball for the extra point.

On their possession, McKenzie went three-and-out, and was forced to punt the ball back to the Mustangs. With handoffs from Bentz, Opie and Baldwin marched the ball back into Mustang territory. After another handoff from Bentz, David Steeves ran in a touchdown.

The Eagles’ next possession ended in another turnover, and just before the half sounded, Bentz’s pass connected with Witzel for a 25-yard touchdown. Bentz ran in the extra point, and wrapped up the first half with a score of 44-0.

Crane’s John O’Toole recovered a McKenzie fumble to start the third quarter, returning the ball to Mustang possession. Joe Valentine and Steeves moved the ball down the field into scoring position, where Valentine ran the ball in for his first touchdown of the night. After a failed extra point attempt, the ball was returned to McKenzie’s hands.

The possession was again short-lived, as O’Toole recovered another fumble, and Bentz connected with Dustin Ramge for a 15-yard touchdown and again for the extra point. At the end of the third quarter, the scoreboard read 58-0 in Mustang favor.

The final quarter lit a fire in the McKenzie offense, and the Eagles’ Eric Huffman and Alex Nastasiuk both racked up touchdowns from quarterback Bailey Adams. At the final whistle, the score read 58-20.

The Mustangs’ next (and first league) game will take place in Mitchell Sept. 20, at 1 p.m.

 1     2      3     4  Final
Cra   22   22    14   0    58
McK   0    0     0    20   20
Individual statistics

RUSHING—McKenzie, McCarick 7-19, Hamlow 2-8, Adams 5-37. Crane, Opie 12-86, Landon, 2-7, Bentz 3-13, Steeves 7-46, Ramge 8-26, Roath 1-11, Baldwin 5-60.

PASSING—McKenzie, Hamlow 4-2, Adams 14-130, Welch 1-19. Crane, Landon 2-27, Bentz 4-51.

RECEIVING—McKenzie, McCarick 1-8, Huffman 3-56, Nastasiuk 2-68. Crane, Opie 1-27, Witzel 2-51.

Hilanders host invitational tourney

Posted on September 11th in Sports


Vale takes home first place trophy

by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

Madison Woodworth receives a serve. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

Madison Woodworth receives a serve. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Vale Vikings defeated Nyssa in the championship match of the Burns Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday, Sept. 7.

The host Hilanders were knocked out in the semifinals by Nyssa, losing in three games, 20-25, 25-22, 9-15.

Burns began the day strong, beating Ontario in the first round of pool play 25-22, 25-7.

The Hilanders then defeated Columbia (Nampa, Idaho) 25-22, 25-16 in the second round.

In their third pool play match, Burns split with Union 22-25, 25-22.

Burns won their first match in bracket play, defeating Lakeview 25-11, 11-25, 15-12.

They then lost to Nyssa, ending their run in the tournament.

For the Hilanders, Taylor Crafts finished with 20 kills; Catherine Clemens 28 kills, 12 aces; Abby Nonnenmacher nine kills, three blocks; Madison Carson six kills, eight blocks; Megan Lee six kills; Carli Feist 10 kills, eight aces, 17 digs; Mariah Ribeiro seven aces, 45 assists, 26 digs; Madison Woodworth six aces, nine digs; Kylee Fisher 17 digs; Hailey Sanders 14 digs.

The Hilanders hosted La Pine Tuesday, Sept. 10, in non-conference action. Results of the match were not available by press time.

Burns plays at Crook County Thursday, Sept. 12, and then begins Eastern Oregon League play Saturday, Sept. 14, hosting Riverside. The JV match starts at 1 p.m., followed by varsity.

Burns downed Lakeview in four games, 27-25, 25-10, 23-25, 25-21, Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Lakeview.

Clemens had 15 kills, 17 digs; Crafts eight kills; Carson seven kills; Woodworth 100 percent serving; Ribeiro 14 assists; Feist 11 assists, six aces; Fisher 26 digs.

G.U. downs Burns 42-16

Posted on September 4th in Sports


Endowment game Sept. 6 against Sisters

by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

Austin Feist breaks away from a defender for a good gain. (Photos by RANDY PARKS)

Austin Feist breaks away from a defender for a good gain. (Photos by RANDY PARKS)

Kody Nelson rushed for 103 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead Grant Union to a 42-16 win over Burns in the season opener for both teams Friday, Aug. 30.

The Prospectors started 11 seniors, and the experience paid off early, as they scored on their first four possessions.

Nelson scored from one yard out, and added the two-point conversion, to finish off the first drive and put Grant Union up 8-0.

Following a Burns punt, the Prospectors made it 14-0 on a  10-yard touchdown run by Lane Williams.

Burns put together a good drive on their next possession, but ended up going out on downs at the Grant Union 26.

After picking up one first down on the ground, Nelson hauled in a pass from Dalton Reimers, and outraced the defenders 62 yards for the score.

Nelson’s third score of the first half, a 26-yard run, put the Prospectors up 28-0 at halftime.

Burns got on the scoreboard with 4:49 left in the third quarter when Seth Nonnenmacher bulled his way into the end zone from 10 yards out.

The Hilanders got the ball back on Trey Recanzone’s interception, but ended up punting the ball back to the Prospectors.

Nelson then capped off a 64-yard scoring drive with a 3-yard run, putting Grant Union up 34-7 with 11:12 left in the game.

The Hilanders answered back with a scoring drive of their own,   with Austin Feist covering the final 13 yards, to cut the lead to 34-14.

A penalty on the ensuing kickoff put Grant Union back to their own 2, and Nonnenmacher put two more points on the board for Burns when he tackled Nelson in the end zone for a safety.

Reimers scored the final touchdown of the game on a 1-yard run in the closing minutes, making it 42-16.

Feist rushed for 133 yards on 22 carries, and Nonnenmacher picked up 112 yards on 20 attempts.

Feist completed six of 15 passes for 52 yards, and Nonnenmacher hit on two of five passes for six yards.

Jeff Davies was the leading receiver for Burns with two catches for 33 yards.

Grant Union rushed for 349 yards, and picked up 195 yards passing.

1    2    3    4   Final
G.U. 22   6    0    14    42
Bur   0    0    7    9     16

The Hilanders return home to host Sisters Friday, Sept. 6. It is an endowment game, so season passes will not be accepted. Admission to the game is $6 for adults, $4 for students.


by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

FB Team webThe fall sports season is here, and the Burns Hilanders and Crane Mustangs will try to get their seasons off on a winning note Friday, Aug. 30.

The Crane volleyball and football teams travel to Echo for non-conference contests. The volleyball match starts at 4 p.m., and the football game kicks off at 6 p.m.

The Mustangs volleyball squad will also be in action Saturday, Aug. 31, when it competes in the Grant Union Tournament in John Day. The action begins at 9 a.m.

The Burns football team opens the season on the road Friday, Aug. 30, playing Grant Union in John Day. Kick off is set for 7 p.m.

The Hilander volleyball team plays in the Summit Jamboree in Bend on Friday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m., and then joins Crane in competing in the Grant Union Tournament the following day.

The Burns cross country teams will compete in the Vale Halftime Invitational in Vale Friday, Aug. 30.

2013 Steens Rim Walk results

Posted on August 21st in Sports
Place Name Sex Age Age Group Hometown Time
1 Stephen Hay M 41 40-49 (1st 40-49) Warren, OR 1:14:24
2 Travis Miller M 34 30-39 (1st 30-39) Hines, OR 1:18:52
3 Charmarie Bradach F 42 40-49 (1st 30-39) Burns, OR 1:19:37
4 Sue Herringshaw F 51 50-59 (1st 50-59) Burns, OR 1:21:28
5 Bill Ganong M 61 60-69 (1st 60-69) Klamath Falls, OR 1:22:49
6 William Jaques M 66 60-69 (2nd 60-69) Burns, OR 1:24:46
7 Tim Rines M 49 40-49 (2nd 40-49) Ontario, OR 1:25:40
8 Cole Wensenk M 27 20-29 (1st 20-29) Burns, OR 1:26:16
9 Sharon Yeagle F 52 50-59 (2nd 50-59) Marshall, MO 1:27:09
10 Dale Helvoight F 14 13-15 (1st 13-15) Eugene, OR 1:28:14
11 Reeve Helvoight F 8 12 & Und. (1st <12)Eugene, OR 1:28:23
12 Ted Helvoight M 44 40-49 (3rd 40-49) Eugene, OR 1:28:24
13 Cloyd Robinson M 62 60-69 (3rd 60-69) Bend, OR 1:28:36
14 Helen Shepard F 61 60-69 (1st 60-69) Bend, OR 1:28:40
15 Vicki Cray F 51 50-59 (3rd 50-59) Hines, OR 1:29:03
16 Taci Weil F 33 30-39 (1st 30-39) Hines, OR 1:29:42
17 Reinaldo Cooke M 34 30-39 (2nd 30-39) Hines, OR 1:30:14
18 Doug Story M 52 50-59 (1st 50-59) John Day, OR 1:30:51
19 Reese Shepard M 67 60-69 Bend, OR 1:31:06
20 Richard Bazer M 41 40-49 Eugene, OR 1:31:48
21 Michelle Gall F 42 40-49 (2nd 40-49) Eugene, OR 1:31:51
22 Sue Carroll F 59 50-59 Bend, OR 1:32:11
23 Dina Boswell F 63 60-69 (2nd 60-69) Bend, OR 1:33:00
24 Tekeste Zerufael M 51 50-59 (2nd 50-59) Portland, OR 1:33:07
25 Isaias Zerufael M 19 16-19 (1st 16-19) Portland, OR 1:33:07
26 Kim Noyes F 31 30-39 (2nd 30-39) Fallon, NV 1:33:09
27 Rene Villagrana M 32 30-39 (3rd 30-39) Hines, OR 1:33:10
28 Stephanie Williams F 39 30-39 (3rd 30-39) John Day, OR 1:34:12
29 Lori Conklin F 46 40-49 (3rd 40-49) Hines, OR 1:34:27
30 Spencer Scott M 14 13-15 (1st 13-15) Bend, OR 1:35:17
31 Shawn Cray M 49 40-49 Burns, OR 1:35:23
32 Coleen Allen F 43 40-49 Portland, OR 1:35:45
33 William Cray M 51 50-59 (3rd 50-59) Hines, OR 1:35:52
34 Susan Sugai F 64 60-69 (3rd 50-59) Fairbanks, AK 1:36:50
35 Savannah Kowing F 22 20-29 (1st 20-29) Canyon City, OR 1:36:54
36 Sherri Hooker F 53 50-59 Hines, OR 1:37:02
37 Megan Fitzpatrick F 19 16-19 (1st 16-19) Burns, OR 1:37:03
38 Karen Jacobs F 59 50-59 Prairie City, OR 1:37:12
39 Merilynn Shantz F 27 20-29 (2nd 20-29) Miles City, MT 1:37:16
40 Fred Barstad M 65 60-69 Enterprise, OR 1:37:23
41 Danielle Barry F 24 20-29 (3rd 20-29) Canyon City, OR 1:37:30
42 Rachel Cross F 26 20-29 John Day, OR 1:37:39
43 Janell Matchett F 52 50-59 Klamath Falls, OR 1:37:42
44 Dustin Bankston M 29 20-29 (2nd 20-29) Berkeley, CA 1:37:50
45 Gina Barry F 51 50-59 Canyon City, OR 1:37:52
46 Bernie Steininger M 67 60-69 Vancouver, B.C. 1:38:10
47 Jolene Cawlfield F 52 50-59 Burns, OR 1:38:33
48 Dale Stampke M 58 50-59 Albany, OR 1:38:44
49 Hailey Boethin F 36 30-39 Canyon City, OR 1:39:30
50 Chris Hamilton M 66 60-69 Mt. Vernon, OR 1:40:56
51 Bonnie Wood F 60 60-69 Boise, ID 1:41:50
52 Grace Cates F 11 12 & Und. (2nd <12)Eugene, OR 1:41:51
53 Becky Needham F 43 40-49 Burns, OR 1:42:09
54 Greg Allum M 57 50-59 Burns, OR 1:42:13
55 Autumn Larkins F 35 30-39 Hines, OR 1:44:32
56 Jocelynn Smith F 15 13-15 (2nd 13-15) Canyon City, OR 1:44:32
57 Hailey Cates F 18 16-19 (2nd 16-19) Eugene, OR 1:44:48
58 Anna Masterson F 23 20-29 Hines, OR 1:45:51
59 Dan Mayer M 22 20-29 (3rd 20-29) Hines, OR 1:45:56
60 Kriston Hoagland F 24 20-29 Burns, OR 1:45:57
61 Daniel Conklin M 40 40-49 Eugene, OR 1:46:06
62 Beth Paramore F 45 40-49 Hines, OR 1:48:29
63 Ben Bowers M 16 16-19 (2nd 16-19) Wallowa, OR 1:48:29
64 Sheryl Drushella F 47 40-49 Hines, OR 1:48:31
65 Casey Herringshaw F 22 20-29 Burns, OR 1:48:37
66 Rachel Svejcar F 23 20-29 Hines, OR 1:48:41
67 Kelsey Clampitt F 21 20-29 Des Moines, IA 1:48:42
68 Vance Swenson M 42 40-49 Astoria, OR 1:48:48
69 Roxane Ellis F 31 30-39 Buckeye, AZ 1:48:58
70 Daniell Cate F 28 20-29 Burns, OR 1:49:20
71 Alycia Howes F 16 16-19 (3rd 16-19) Burns, OR 1:49:54
72 Sandy Ott F 64 60-69 Pendleton, OR 1:50:00
73 Anna Marie Kuhn F 47 40-49 John Day, OR 1:50:18
74 Steve Greening M 65 60-69 Bend, OR 1:51:13
75 Kathy Cray F 50 50-59 Aurora, CO 1:51:41
76 Miranda Howes F 12 12 & Und. (3rd <12)Burns, OR 1:51:47
77 Curt Rymer M 61 60-69 Bend, OR 1:53:15
78 Tom Carroll M 66 60-69 Bend, OR 1:35:16
79 Gerald Hay M 73 70+ (1st 70+) Milwaukie, OR 1:53:59
80 Pat Stampke M 22 20-29 Hines, OR 1:54:27
81 Nancy Stampke F 52 50-59 Hines, OR 1:54:27
82 Marcie Swenson F 41 40-49 Astoria, OR 1:54:32
83 Brandy Oltman F 27 20-29 Boise, ID 1:54:42
84 Wayne Sugai M 61 60-69 Corvallis, OR 1:55:47
85 Linda Bafford F 51 50-59 Sisters, OR 1:56:12
86 Chris Brophy F 53 50-59 Sisters, OR 1:56:12
87 Kim Smith F 43 40-49 Canyon City, OR 1:56:55
88 Gayle Hammon F 57 50-59 Baker City, OR 1:57:03
89 Joel Matchett M 26 20-29 Klamath Falls, OR 2:02:27
90 Amy Snyder F 27 20-29 Ft. Bragg, NC 2:02:28
91 Stephanie Howes F 47 40-49 Burns, OR 2:02:32
92 Mike Howes M 50 50-59 Burns, OR 2:02:33
93 Troy Bayliss M 42 40-49 Monroe, OR 2:03:33
94 Anne Taylor-Ganong F 31 30-39 Klamath Falls, OR 2:03:42
95 Amy Peterson F 42 40-49 Union, OR 2:03:50
96 Ahsley Hurlburt F 30 30-39 Reno, NV 2:03:30
97 Jeff Peterson M 53 50-59 Beaverton, OR 2:03:51
98 Harry Dudley M 53 50-59 Portland, OR 2:04:23
99 Kathy Dapcic F 55 50-59 Portland, OR 2:06:36
100 Kathryn Ramsey F 53 50-59 Portland, OR 2:06:36
101 Mark Symonds M 53 50-59 Portland, OR 2:06:54
102 Marty Thayer F 50 50-59 Seattle, WA 2:08:01
103 Doug Smith M 68 60-69 John Day, WA 2:08:02
104 Marcie Ganong F 62 60-69 Klamath Falls, OR 2:09:42
105 Johnathon Dickenson M 29 20-29 Klamath Falls, OR 2:12:26
106 Lucas Vinson M 30 30-39 Sheridan, OR 2:12:26
107 Leah Comer F 10 12 & Und. Canyon City, OR 2:14:10
108 Andrea Comer F 12 12 & Und. Canyon City, OR 2:14:12
109 Easton Kemper M 7 12 & Und. (1st <12)Hines, OR 2:20:00
110 Bret Bussuot M 27 20-29 The Dalles, OR 2:20:01
111 Jaxon Hoyt M 6 12 & Und. (2nd <12)Burns, OR 2:24:16
112 Aiden Noyes M 7 12 & Und. (3rd <12)Central Point, OR 2:22:52
113 Beth Noyes F 38 30-39 Central Point, OR 2:33:52
114 Betty Callens F 55 50-59 Pasadena, CA 2:36:58
115 Rebeka Lambert F 48 40-49 Eugene, OR 2:37:10
116 Jessica Lambert F 46 40-49 Corvallis, OR 2:37:11
117 Hayley Hoyt F 39 30-39 The Dalles, OR 2:40:14
Bold and italic print indicates a broken record

by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

Nic (left) and Quinton Nyman won the first round of team roping at the OHSRA finals. (Photo by LINDSEY WYLIE)

The Oregon High School Rodeo Association (OHSRA) State Finals Rodeo was held at the Crook County Fairgrounds June 12-14, and after the dust had settled, seven members of the Harney County high school rodeo team qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo to be held July 14-20 in Rock Springs, Wyo.

In the final standings, the Harney County team had two first place finishers, as Nic Nyman won the steer wrestling with 144 points and Cash Casey claimed the title in saddle bronc riding with 126 points.
Zalin Arritola, Wyatt Clark and Riley Joyce qualified for the nationals in saddle bronc riding, finishing second, third and fourth, respectively, in the event.
Tyler Opie and Arritola are on their way to the nationals with a third-place finish in team roping, and Quinton Nyman and N. Nyman also qualified by placing fourth.
Five members of the team earned spots in the Silver State International Rodeo June 20-July 6 in Winnemucca, Nev.
Jake Clark, sixth, and Cody Lamb, ninth, qualified in the saddle bronc riding; N. Nyman, ninth, in the tie down roping; Opie, seventh, in the steer wrestling; and Paige Landon, eighth, in the goat tying.
Trey Recanzone also competed at the state finals in team roping and tie down roping.
Results from first round action on June 13 are as follows:
Saddle bronc riding — Joyce 1st; W. Clark 2nd; Casey 3rd.
Tie down roping — Opie 2nd; N. Nyman 4th.
Steer wrestling — Joyce 3rd; N. Nyman 4th.
Team roping — Q. Nyman/N. Nyman 1st.
Barrel racing — Landon 7th.
Results from the second round:
Saddle bronc riding — Arritola 1st; J. Clark 2nd.
Tie down roping — N. Nyman 6th.
Steer wrestling — N. Nyman 2nd; Opie 4th.
Team roping— Opie/Arritola 7th.
Goat tying — Landon 2nd.
Results from the final go:
Goat tying — Landon 7th.
Saddle bronc — W. Clark 1st.
Steer wrestling — N. Nyman 4th.
Team roping — Opie/Arritola 3rd; Q. Nyman/N. Nyman 4th.
Results of the average winners:
Steer wrestling — N. Nyman.
Saddle bronc — Joyce.
Results from the trap and rifle shoot:
Trap — Q. Nyman 1st.
Rifle: Q. Nyman 2nd.
Horse of the Year —   Opie on Gizmos Pearl.
Results of the OHSRA Athletic Scholarships:
Landon — goat tying, $300
Casey — saddle bronc, $600
Lamb — saddle bronc, $200
Joyce — saddle bronc, $400
W. Clark— saddle bronc, $500
N. Nyman — steer wrestling, $600; tie down, $100; team roping, $400.
Results of the OHSRA Academic Scholarships:
Landon — $1,500
W. Clark — $ 900
N. Nyman — $ 900

Over the past couple months, Harney County Little Leaguers have played through all types of weather, improving their skills and playing some exciting games.  
The majors teams continued playing Grant County Little League, hosting all three teams on May 10 and May 31.  On May 17, a combined Rise & Run and Les Schwab team traveled to John Day and split a doubleheader with the John Day majors teams. This was the first season in many years that both leagues scheduled this many games against each other. Interleague play was a success for both leagues, and plans are to continue this partnership next year. In league play, Burns Ford suffered their first defeat of the season against Les Schwab, but still sit comfortably on top of the standings.  
       Overall        League
             W  L  T     W  L  T
Burns Ford 11  1  0     6   1  0
Rise & Run  6  5  1     1   4  1
Les Schwab 4  6  1     1   5  1
The minors squads are continuing to improve, and kids are having a great season. Minors teams have also played against Grant County teams. On May 17, a combined Cubs and Mariners team traveled to John Day and played a doubleheader against the Mudcats and Mudhens, getting a win in both games.  On May 31, a combined Mudhens and Raptors squad from John Day played against the Thriftway Cubs and the A Parts Athletics.  
The Robbins Equipment Mariners fell from the undefeated ranks, with the Ken Thomas Real Estate Reds moving into second place.
League standings:
                                 W  L
Robbins Equip. Mariners  8   2
Ken Thomas R. E. Reds   6   4     
A Parts Athletics              4   6
McDonald’s Pirates          4   5
Thriftway Cubs                 1   7
The softball team added a doubleheader with a Bend team, splitting the series. The girls have had an outstanding first season, and are looking forward to expanding next year and hopefully adding a second team.  
Their season ended June 8 with a doubleheader at John Day.
The little league season ends June 13. Closing ceremonies are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 17. All-Star teams will be announced, and all players and coaches will be recognized. Harney County Little League invites all  sponsors to attend this event.

Back row (L- R): Jamie Kirby, assistant coach Kahnawake Mohawk Reserve; Mariam Bransom, Flathead Reservation; Scotty Nelson, Sisters HS; Dan LaFranier, Flathead Reservation; Jens Stadeli, Sisters HS; Jordan Daugherty Nadzitsaga; Porter Ford, Sisters HS; Bjorn Petersen, Nadzitsaga; Taylor Klus, Nadzitsaga; Jacob Steinbeck, Nadzitsaga; Tiger Shakokwenniiohstha Stacey, Kahnawake Mohawk Reserve; Max Tague, Mt. View HS; Richard Roy, head coach Nadzitsaga. Front row (L-R): Cougar Shakaienkwarathon Kirby, Kahnawake Mohawk Reserve; Tekanatoken Lahache, Kahnawake Mohawk Reserve; Tomas Meade, Swift Lacrosse; Senieu Maitland, Swift Lacrosse; James Obradovich, Nadzitsaga; Rohsennatekha Delaronde, Kahnawake Mohawk Reserve; Kinnon Roy, Nadzitsaga; Isaiah Glatz, Sisters HS. Not pictured: John Meade assistant coach, Swift Lacrosse; Alex Alviar, assistant coach 10 Sticks Lacrosse. (Photo by MEAGEN WILSON)

Team already planning a return trip to Canada next year

Nadzitsaga Lacrosse traveled to Six Nations Reserve of the Grand River Nation (Brantford, Ontario area) to play in the inaugural Six Nations High School Field Lacrosse Invitational Tournament May 24-26, and lost in the Gold Medal Game to Assumption College School 10-7.

There were eight high school teams, including Nadzitsaga, competing in the tournament. Nadzitsaga was the only team from the United States.  Most teams were native teams, or primarily made up of native lacrosse players from various communities in Ontario and Nova Scotia. Teams representing the Six Nations (Iroquois Confederacy-Seneca, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Mohawk and Tuscarora nations), Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve (Odawa, Ojibwe, Potawatomi Nations) and Mi’ kmaq People. Nadzitsaga had an eclectic group of players, which included players of white, Native Pacific Islander, Bitterroot Salish, Apache, Cherokee/Choctaw, and Mohawk descent.

The Nadzitsaga team was comprised of six local players, five players from Sisters and Mountain View high schools, two from Swift Lacrosse (Corvallis), two from Polson, Mont. (Flathead Indian Reservation) and four from Kahnawake Mohawk Reserve near Montreal, Quebec.

Players from Nadzitsaga had first priority to participate in this trip. Next, players from other programs that approach and play the game in a manner that is consistent with the Nadzitsaga philosophy were invited.

On Wednesday, May 22, Nadzitsaga scrimmaged Assumption College School and lost 12-8.

Assumption is located in Brantford, Ontario, and the lacrosse team is 90 percent-plus Six Nations players. This team is made up of players from the “first families” of Six Nations lacrosse. “This was a good game and good opportunity for our team to play together prior to the start of the tournament and get used to a different style of play,” Nadzitsaga coach Rick Roy said. “Lacrosse in Canada is much more physical and intense than it is in Oregon. The skill level is extremely high, and field lacrosse is heavily influenced by box lacrosse (indoor version) and ice hockey. I think we played very well, and I think we surprised ourselves and Assumption.

“Assumption is one of the best high school lacrosse programs in all of Ontario. They have very little competition in their league. I think it spoke volumes that our kids could compete with them.”

Kinnon Roy led  Nadzitsaga with four goals, Dan LaFranier two goals, Isaiah Glatz and Jordan Daugherty each had one goal.

On Friday, May 24, Nadzitsaga played two games on the opening day of the tournament. In the first game of the day, Nadzitsaga faced Governor Simcoe High School and came away with a dominating 17-1 victory.
“This was the first game where we had our entire roster of players together,” Roy said. “It was as if these kids had been playing together all season. They just gelled and played lacrosse at a very high level. It was impressive.”

LaFranier scored five goals and had three assists, K. Roy two goals, Rohsennatekha (Tekha) DeLaronde one goal, Cougar Shakaienkwarathon Kirby one goal and one assist, Seneiu Maitland one goal, Isaiah Glatz three goals, Jens Stadeli one goal, Scotty Nelson one goal, Mariam Branson one assist, Tekanatoken (Token) Lahache three goals.

In the second game of the day, Nadzitsaga faced Assumption and lost convincingly 8-1. Roy stated that his team just could not solve their goalie, and the single goal for  Nadzitsaga was scored by LaFranier.

On Saturday afternoon, Nadzitsaga faced Our Lady of Mount Carmel from Toronto and won 8-3. LaFranier scored three goals and had an assist, Glatz, Stadeli, Nelson, Delaronde and Tomas Meade each had one goal.  Maitland and Lahache each had an assist.

Later in the day, Nadzitsaga faced Pauline Johnson Collegiate and Vocational School and won 8-5. The offense was lead by LaFranier with three goals and an assist, Kirby with two goals, Delaronde one goal, Nelson and Maitland one goal. Lahache had three assists, and Glatz and K. Roy each had an assist.
In the Gold Medal Game, Nadzitsaga faced Assumption for the third time in five days and came up short 10-7 in a hard-fought and intense game.

“We actually took the lead in this game but could not hold on to it for the championship,” Roy said. “We played well, but a couple of unforced errors turned into goals for Assumption, and our fate was sealed.”

K. Roy led the offense with three goals, Kirby had a goal and three assists, Nelson, Stadeli and Taylor Klus each scored once.

“All in all, I think we did remarkably well at the tournament. I do not think anyone could conceive that Nadzitsaga would perform so well against some high caliber competition,” Roy said.  “After all, most of the kids on the team have only been playing lacrosse for five to six years. We are now discussing returning next year.”

Burns girls place 4th as a team, boys 17th
by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

Emma Robertson with her gold medal at Hayward Field. (Submitted photo)

The Hilanders’ Emma Robertson and Madison Winn both won gold medals and helped the Burns girls track team to a fourth-place finish at the OSAA 3A State Track & Field Championships held May 24-25 in Eugene.

Robertson won the state title in the high jump with a leap of 5-05, and Winn was victorious in the 800 meters, crossing the finish line in 2:22.95. Winn also placed second in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:57.69.
Madelyn Gunderson took silver in the 400 meters, finishing in 1:00.18.
Burns also picked up points in the two relays. Madison Carson, Megan Lee, Winn and Gunderson  combined for a sixth-place finish in the 4×400 (4:19.84) and a seventh-place finish in the  4×100 (52.89).
Vale won the girls 3A state meet with 84 points, followed by Valley Catholic 69, Westside Christian 52, Burns 41 and Dayton 39 in the top five.
For the Burns boys team, Matson Gahley came in fourth in the pole vault (12-09), Seth Nonnenmacher was fourth in the javelin (155-05), and sixth-place finishes went to Peter Cain in the javelin (144-00) and Jeff Davies in the high jump (5-08).
The Burns boys team tied for 17th with 16 points.
Cascade Christian won the 3A boys team title with 85 points, followed by Scio with 60, Westside Christian 56.5, Nyssa 44 and Rainier 34 in the top five.

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