by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald


Hilanders’ Trey Recanzone runs the ball down the field. (Photo by Randy Parks)

Hilanders’ Trey Recanzone runs the ball down the field. (Photo by Randy Parks)

The Burns Hilanders made it a victorious homecoming by completely dominating Umatilla 48-0 in the Eastern Oregon League (EOL) opener for both teams Friday, Oct. 18.

The Burns defense completely shut down the Vikings offense, holding them to just 36 yards total offense.

The Hilanders were just as efficient on offense, scoring on every possession in the first half to take a 48-0 lead.

A running clock the entire second half kept the game moving along, as Burns pulled a number of starters for the final two quarters.

Starting at their own 48 after the opening kickoff, the Hilanders’ Austin Feist broke loose for a 52-yard run on first down to put Burns up 6-0 with 19 seconds gone in the game.

The Hilanders went up 14-0 less than two minutes later on a 62-yard punt return by Seth Nonnenmacher, and the two-point conversion pass from Feist to Trace Tiller.

The Vikings’ failed fake punt attempt on their next possession left the Hilanders with great field position, and on second down, Nonnenmacher scored from 41 yards out for a 20-0 lead.

Burns stopped the Vikings cold on their next possession, and took over on downs at the Umatilla 32. Nonnenmacher finished off the six-play drive with a 1-yard touchdown run, and Burns tacked on two more points with a throw from Feist to Ty Hueckman.

Umatilla picked up two first downs on their next drive, but then had to punt, giving the ball back to Burns at their own 26.

On first down, Feist found Tiller wide open down the left sideline for a 74-yard touchdown pass, and Nonnenmacher ran in the two-point conversion for a 36-0 lead.

The ensuing kickoff bounced in the midst of several Vikings, but none of them jumped on it, and the Hilanders recovered at the Umatilla 33.

The Hilanders picked up 19 yards on runs by Thomas Cain and Jack Van Tassel, and Trey Recanzone scampered the final 14 yards to put Burns up 42-0.

An interception by Jeff Davies gave the ball back to Burns at the Vikings’ 30, and the Hilanders’ final score of the game came on a 5-yard run by Cain with just over three minutes left in the half.

Burns finished with 247 rushing yards, and 74 yards through the air.

The Hilanders’ next two games will determine which teams advance to the state playoffs from the EOL.

On Friday, Oct. 25, the Hilanders travel to Nyssa to take on the Bulldogs. Nyssa is coming off a 20-19 win over Vale Oct. 18.

In their final game of the regular season, Burns hosts Vale Nov. 1.

1     2    3    4   Final
0     0    0    0     0      Uma

28  20   0    0    48     Bur

First quarter
Burns — Austin Feist 52 run (run failed) :19
Burns — Seth Nonnenmacher 62 punt return (Trace Tiller pass from Feist) 2:07
Burns — Nonnenmacher 41 run (run failed) 5:19
Burns — Nonnenmacher 1 run (Ty Hueckman pass from Feist) 10:17

Second quarter
Burns — Tiller 74 pass from Feist (Nonnenmacher run) 3:06
Burns — Trey Recanzone 14 run (kick failed) 4:34
Burns — Thomas Cain 5 run (kick failed) 8:55

Individual statistics
RUSHING—Umatilla, Murguia 10-25, Manley 4-9, Zamarippa 5-(-11), Siler 1-0, McIntyre 9-15, Cook 2-(-7), Guizar 2-2. Burns, Feist 2-50, Nonnenmacher 4-51, Cain 7-33, Recanzone 2-25, Van Tassel 6-51, J. Davies 1-13, Rebeiro 6-21, S. Davies 3-2, Blackburn 2-1.
PASSING—Umatilla, Zamarippa 1-7-1 3. Burns, Feist 1-1-0 74.
RECEIVING—Umatilla, McIntyre 1-3. Burns, Tiller 1-74.


by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald


The Mustangs’ Tyler Opie powers through defenders for a gain. Opie finished the game with 199 rushing yards and 56 receiving yards. (Photo by Randy Parks)

The Mustangs’ Tyler Opie powers through defenders for a gain. Opie finished the game with 199 rushing yards and 56 receiving yards. (Photo by Randy Parks)

Tyler Opie rushed for 199 yards and four touchdowns on 10 carries to lead Crane to a 68-14 homecoming win over Arlington on Friday, Oct. 11, at Valentine Field.

With the victory, the Mustangs improved to 5-1 on the season, while the Honkers dropped to 1-5.

Crane opened up a 28-0 first quarter lead, and led 52-6 at the half, resulting a running clock for the remainder of the game.

After forcing the Honkers to punt on the game’s opening possession, Crane began their first series at the Honkers’ 48. The first two plays resulted in lost yardage, and on third-and-21, Travis Landon threw a short pass to Opie, who turned it into a 56-yard gain.

Austin Roath finished off the drive with a 3-yard run to put Crane up 6-0.

The Honkers picked up two first downs on their drive before turning the ball over on downs at the Mustangs’ 31.

Landon handed off to Opie on first down, and he rambled  the length of the field to give Crane a 12-0 advantage.

The Honkers’ Kyle Wetherell returned the ensuing kickoff back to the Crane 20, but the Crane defense didn’t yield a yard, and the Mustangs took over on downs.

Landon’s 41-yard run on first down put the Mustangs into Honker territory, and on fourth-and-two, Opie broke loose again, scoring from 31 yards out. Justin Baldwin added the two-point conversion, and Crane led 20-0.

Crane recovered a fumble on the first play of the Honkers next drive, and took over at the Honker 49.

Opie’s 27-yard scoring run finished off a five-play drive, and Roath  added the two-point conversion to put Crane up 28-0 as time ran out in the first quarter.

Crane kicked off to start the second quarter, and Arlington’s Michael Hauner got the Honkers on the scoreboard with a 79-yard return for the touchdown.

The Mustangs recovered the onside kick attempt at the Arlington 46, and it took just two plays for Crane to find the end zone once again. Opie rushed for 32 yards on the first play, then scored his fourth TD of the day from 14 yards out.

Landon threw to Matt Witzel for the two-point conversion, and Crane was up 36-6 with 11:26 to play in the first half.

After Arlington turned the ball over on downs at their own 45 on their next series, Opie ripped off a 25-yard run, followed by a 30-yard scamper by Roath for the score.

Roath also ran in the two-point conversion to give Crane a 44-6 lead.

The Honkers moved the ball on their next drive, reaching a first-and-10 at the Crane 10. Two rushing plays got the ball to the one, but the Crane defense then stopped Hauner for a 4-yard loss, and the Honkers faced fourth-and-goal from the 5-yard line.

Jonah Davis’ fourth-down pass was batted into the air, and fell into the hands of Witzel, who sped 95 yards in the opposite direction for the score.

Opie ran in the conversion, and Crane led 52-6 going into the halftime break.

Crane’s two touchdowns in the second half came on passes from Jack Bentz. He first hit Corbin Hammond for a 24-yard score, then hooked up with Witzel on a 41-yard reception with less than eight minutes to go in the game.

The Honkers’ final tally came on a 51-yard pass from Davis to Zackary Blinn.

Crane rolled up 446 yards of total offense, including 321 rushing yards.

The Crane defense held the Honkers to 62 rushing yards and 104 yards through the air.

Crane travels to Prairie City on Friday, Oct. 18, with kickoff at 7 p.m.


1    2    3    4   Final
0    6    0    8     14     Arl

28  24   8   8     68     Cra

First quarter
Crane — Austin Roath 3 run (run failed) 3:33
Crane — Tyler Opie 69 run (run failed) 5:45
Crane — Opie 31 run (Justin Baldwin run) 9:45
Crane — Opie 27 run (Roath run) :00

Second quarter
Arlington — Mike Hauner 79 kickoff return (run failed) :11
Crane — Opie 14 run (Matt Witzel pass from Travis Landon) :34
Crane — Roath 20 run (Roath run) 2:27
Crane — Witzel 95 interception return (Opie run) 7:54

Third quarter
Crane — Corbin Hammond 24 pass from Jack Bentz (David Steeves run) 7:50

Fourth quarter
Crane — Witzel 41 pass from Bentz (Dustin Ramge run) 4:05
Arlington — Zackary Blinn 51 pass from Jonah Davis (Hauner run) 7:40

Individual statistics
RUSHING—Arlington, Ja. Davis 9-11, Lopez 6-23, Jo. Davis 2-3, Hauner 2-(-2), Aamodt 5-24, Wetherell 2-3. Crane, Opie 10-199, Landon 4-49, Roath 3-33, Steeves 8-49, Bentz 3-(-8), Ramge 1-(-1).
PASSING—Arlington, Jo. Davis 6-25-1 107. Crane, Landon 2-3-0 60, Bentz 2-2-0 65.
RECEIVING—Arlington, Wetherell,  3-33, Blinn, 3-74. Crane, Opie 1-56, Witzel 2-45, Hammond 1-24.


by Lindy Steeves
Burns Times-Herald


Hannah Maupin and Rebekah Clark go up for the block against Dayville/Monument. (Photo by Lindy Steeves)

Hannah Maupin and Rebekah Clark go up for the block against Dayville/Monument. (Photo by Lindy Steeves)

After falling to Dayville/Monument (D/M) during their first home tournament of the season, the Crane Mustangs volleyball team fired back with a decisive win over the Tigers Thursday, Oct. 3. The Mustangs swept the match in three games, scoring 25-15, 25-20, 25-19.

Serving runs by Glennie Milburn and Claire Hammond quickly took Crane to a 13-7 lead in the first set. Net play and kills by Milburn and Hannah Maupin kept the Tigers at bay, while Bryanna Dunn served the score to 21-14. After Milburn’s serve and a quick D/M possession that brought the score to 24-15, Morgan Corrigan served one final time to end the first set at 25-15.

The Tigers fired back in the second set, and never let the score gap grow to more than two points until D/M took the 11-14 lead on to Treiquella Osborn’s serves. The serving battle continued, and the next score gap came when the Tigers lengthened the score to 14-17.


That was the last time D/M would lead, however. Serves from Hammond brought the Mustangs back to a 17-17 score. Serving nerves took their toll on both teams, and both served consecutive balls either into the net or out-ofbounds before the score was raised to 22-20 in the Mustangs’ favor. Corrigan served the final three points with kills from both Maupin and Dickenson to finish points. The set ended with a 25-20 score.

The third and final set turned into another serving battle, and the Mustangs and Tigers found themselves tied at 8-8.

A kill from Dickenson turned the momentum for the Mustangs, and they were soon up 10-8 from Milburn’s serves. After a quick rally back by the Tigers, the Mustangs went on another serving run at the hands of Corrigan, and another kill by Dickenson, raising the score to 16-13.

The serving battle continued throughout the finale of the match, and another kill by Milburn brought the score to 19-15 in the Mustangs’ favor. After exchanging the ball several more times, a kill from Maupin and the Mustangs’ serving possession ended the set and match with a score of 25-19.

The Mustangs’ volleyball team continued their winning streak with a win in four over the Adrian Antelopes Friday, Oct. 4. The scores of the four games were 25-15, 25-12, 24-26, 25-17.

After winning the coin toss and receiving the serve, the Mustangs’ Corrigan began the match by serving. After a quick Adrian possession that tied the score 2-2, Dickenson served to a 6-4 score, assisted by a kill from Maupin. From there, the Mustangs never looked back.


Strong serving from Hammond,  Milburn, Maupin, Corrigan, and Dickenson pulled the Mustangs ahead fast, while back-row play from Rebekah Clark, and Dunn kept the Antelopes’ serve from affecting the score. Maupin finished out the set with two serves to bring the score to 25-15.

At the beginning of the second set, Adrian found themselves ahead 1-3, thanks to strong serving. A kill from Clark raised the score to 2-3, and Maupin served to tie the game at 3-3. A quick Adrian possession brought the score to another tie at 4-4, before Hammond served to a 10-5 lead for the Mustangs. After another trade in possession, Adrian fought their way back to a 12-7 score.

The momentum would remain with the Mustangs with the aid of Maupin’s 100 percent serving accuracy. Maupin served to a 24-12 score before the ball was returned to Adrian possession. The Antelopes’ serve landed outside the lines, and the second set ended 25-12.

After jumping to an early lead of 7-3, the Mustangs found themselves unable to deal with the serving power of Adrian’s Kellie Barraza, and at the end of her first serving run, the score read 11-15. Maupin and Dunn chipped at the Antelopes’ lead with serving and net play until the score was 15-17, but Adrian had found their momentum, and after another round of Barraza’s serving, the final score of the third set was 24-26.

Learning from their success in the third set, the Antelopes lined up Barraza as their first server to begin the fourth set. A kill by Dickenson stopped the score at 1-2, and returned the ball to Mustangs’ hands. Dickenson then took her turn at the line, and defensive play by Clark and a kill by Dunn, raised the score to 3-2.

After several rounds of serving with little score gap, Corrigan, assisted by a kill from Maupin, brought the score to 15-12. Dickenson then brought the score to 22-14 after a short Antelope possession. Adrian battled back to bring the score to 24-17 before Milburn finished the match with a kill.

The Mustangs hosted the Burns JV and varsity Tuesday, Oct. 8. Results of the match were not available by press time. The Crane varsity will host Burnt River at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.


by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald



Seth Nonnenmacher leaves a defender in his wake on a 48-yard touchdown run. (Photo by Randy Parks)

Seth Nonnenmacher leaves a defender in his wake on a 48-yard touchdown run. (Photo by Randy Parks)

Burns never trailed in their 25-22 non-conference win over La Grande on Friday, Sept. 27, but they never had enough of a lead to make the hometown crowd comfortable either.

The Hilanders struck quickly in the game, getting a 45-yard touchdown pass from Austin Feist to Trace Tiller on their first possession to take a 7-0 lead.

After the teams traded punts, Burns got the ball back by recovering a fumble at their own 27.

The offense moved the ball into Tigers’ territory, and on fourth-and-inches, Seth Nonnenmacher broke free for a 48-yard touchdown run. The extra point kick was off the mark, and the Hilanders led 13-0 with 11:24 left in the first half.

La Grande started their next drive at their own 33, and put together a seven-play scoring drive, capped off by a 3-yard run by Jared Rogers. The point after touchdown (PAT) kick was good, and the Tigers were back to within six.

With less than a minute to go in the half, Burns forced La Grande to punt, and took over at their own 38. On first down, the Hilanders perfectly executed a hook-and-ladder play, resulting in a 38-yard gain. Feist threw to Tiller for a 12-yard gain, and Feist finished off the drive with a 12-yard run with 16 seconds left in the half.

The Tigers weren’t going to the locker room quietly, however. With the ball at their own 38, Brandon Dall threw to Alec Cranford for a 36-yard gain down the sideline. Figuring if it worked once, it would work again, Dall again launched the ball for Cranford, who made the catch and crossed the goal line, as the half time horn sounded. The PAT was good, and Burns led 19-14 at half.

La Grande had a chance to take the lead early in the fourth quarter, but the Burns defense stopped them on downs at the 3-yard line.

The Hilanders next drive ended inside the La Grande 10-yard line with a lost fumble.

With just over five minutes to go, La Grande turned the ball over on downs at their own 35.

The Hilanders capitalized on the good field position, getting a 7-yard scoring run from Feist to finish off a four-play drive. The PAT kick was no good, and Burns led 25-14 with 3:17 to play.

Starting at their own 43 after the ensuing kickoff, the Tigers wasted little time getting back in the end zone.Two passes, a run and a penalty against Burns put the ball at the Hilander 9. Dall then connected with  Brandon Cederholm for the touchdown, and the pair hooked up for the two-point conversion, bringing the Tigers to within three with 2:17 left on the clock.

Burns recovered the onside kick attempt at their own 42, and then began to go to work on running out the clock. On third-and-two, Nonnenmacher ripped off a 24-yard run for the first down.

La Grande had no time outs left, and the Hilanders finished the game on two kneel-downs by Feist.

The win put Burns above .500 for the first time this season at 3-2, while La Grande dropped to 0-4.

Burns rushed for 411 yards, led by Nonnenmacher with 184 on 20 carries, and Feist with 129 yards on 21 attempts.

The Hilanders travel to Ontario on Friday, Oct. 4, to take on the Tigers, who are 0-4 on the season.

Kickoff is at 7 p.m. MT.

1    2    3    4    Final
0  14    0    8     22     LaG
7  12    0    6     25     Bur

First quarter
Burns — Trace Tiller 45 pass from Austin Feist (Feist kick) 2:51

Second quarter
Burns — Seth Nonnenmacher 48 run (kick failed) :36
La Grande — Jerad Rogers 3 run (Alec Cranford kick) 3:18
Burns — Feist 12 run (kick failed) 11:44
La Grande — A. Cranford 26 pass from Brandon Dall (A. Cranford kick) :00

Fourth quarter
Burns — Feist 7 run (kick failed) 8:43
La Grande — Brandon Cederholm 9 pass from Dall (Cederholm pass from Dall) 9:28

Individual statistics

RUSHING—La Grande, Rogers 15-27, Wicklander 1-7, Dall 10-(-19), Huntsman 1-16, Cederholm 2-(-4), A. Cranford 3-57, I. Cranford 2-11, Jimenez 3-21. Burns, Feist 21-129, Nonnenmacher 20-184, Blackburn 8-76, Cain 3-22.

PASSING—La Grande, Dall 11-18-0 228. Burns, Feist 5-7-0 107.

RECEIVING—La Grande, A. Cranford 6-156, Huntsman 3-48, Rogers 1-15, Cederholm 1-9. Burns, Tiller 2-57, Houck 1-3, Hueckman 2-16.


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
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