Burns cross country special award recipients (L-R):  Madison Winn, Sydnee Shelman. Not pictured: Madelyn Gunderson, Brandon Bingham. (Photo by Lindy Steeves)

Burns cross country special award recipients (L-R): Madison Winn, Sydnee Shelman.
Not pictured: Madelyn Gunderson, Brandon Bingham. (Photo by Lindy Steeves)

by Lindy Steeves
Burns Times-Herald


The Burns High School cheerleaders, and football, volleyball, and cross country teams were honored  Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Athletic Director Paula Toney kicked off the evening by welcoming the parents and athletes and introducing the head coaches.

Cross county head coach, Sara Winn, introduced her athletes and announced the winners of the special awards. Madelyn Gunderson was named as the Most Valuable Runner. The Most Improved award went to Sydnee Shelman. The Upcoming Freshman award was given to Brandon Bingham. Madison Winn was named Most Inspirational.



Burns football special award winners (front row L-R): Scott Davies, Thomas Cain, Ty Reid, Jeff Davies, Jack Van Tassel. (Top row L-R): Trey Recanzone, Jake Blackburn, Austin Feist, Austin Ryder, Seth Nonnenmacher. (Photo by Lindy Steeves)

Burns football special award winners (front row L-R): Scott Davies, Thomas Cain, Ty Reid, Jeff Davies, Jack Van Tassel. (Top row L-R): Trey Recanzone, Jake Blackburn, Austin Feist, Austin Ryder, Seth Nonnenmacher. (Photo by Lindy Steeves)

Football head coach, Terry Graham, introduced each football player by class. He then called the special award winners back to the stage. The Most Promising Underclassmen award went to Scott Davies and Jake Blackburn. Ty Reid was awarded the Outstanding Offensive Lineman award. The Oustanding Offensive Back award went to both Seth Nonnenmacher and Austin Feist. Jeff Davies received the Outstanding Offensive Receiver award. Austin Ryder was given the Oustanding Defensive Lineman award. The Oustanding Defensive Linebacker award went to Seth Nonnenmacher. Austin Feist was given the Oustanding Defensive Back award. The Most Improved Player award went to three Hilanders, Jack VanTassel, Trey Recanzone, and Thomas Cain. The final award was the Most Valuable Player award, given to Seth Nonnenmacher.



The Hilander volleyball team was introduced and recognized by coaches Paula and Courtney Toney. Catherine Clemens was given the Most Valuable Player award. The Most Improved Player award went to Mariah Ribeiro. The Most Inspirational Player award was given to Baylee Hanner.


Burns volleyball special award winners (L-R): Baylee Hanner, Catherine Clemens, Mariah Ribeiro. (Photo by Lindy Steeves)

Burns volleyball special award winners (L-R): Baylee Hanner, Catherine Clemens, Mariah Ribeiro. (Photo by Lindy Steeves)


by Lindy Steeves
Burns Times-Herald


Rebekah Clark spikes the ball against Country Christian. (Photo by Lindy Steeves)

Rebekah Clark spikes the ball against Country Christian. (Photo by Lindy Steeves)

In a battle to the bitter end, the Crane Mustangs volleyball team ended their season against the Country Christian Cougars in five games, 23-25, 27-25, 19-25, 25-19, 10-15.

The first set narrowly went to the Cougars after a back-and-forth serving battle started off the game. The first scoring run came from Country Christian’s libero, Annica Monaghan. Monaghan’s serving put the Cougars up 14-18 and was ended by a kill from the Mustangs’ Kathleen Dickenson. The serving battle continued until Claire Hammond stepped up to the line with a 20-24 score in the Cougars’ favor.


Hammond served to a score of 23-24, with the help of a kill from Glennie Milburn. The set went to the Cougars when a hit from Country Christian shanked off the Mustang block, and landed out of reach.

The second set began with a scoring run by the Cougars’ Courtney McGrath serving, giving them a 0-3 lead. Hannah Maupin’s serves would eventually take a 7-5 lead for the Mustangs, with the aid of kills from Milburn and Rebekah Clark. The ball was returned to the Cougars with a 7-6 score for the Mustangs. Bryanna Dunn served to a 13-10 lead for the Mustangs, the first scoring gap for either team in the second set. Upon the ensuing Cougar possession, Milburn returned the ball to the Mustang side of the court with a kill that brought the score to 14-11. On the following serve possession (also in Milburn’s hands), she served to a 16-11 score before serving it out, and returning the ball to Country Christian.

Country Christian wasted no time getting back in the game with serves from Ashley LaPointe bringing the score to 16-15 before a kill from Dickenson gave the Mustangs a 17-15 lead.

It was Country Christian’s Miranda Halverson who would give the Cougars their first lead since the beginning of the set. Halverson served to a 20-23 score for the Cougars before a Mustang spike hit off their block, and found the floor. With a 21-23 score, Hammond stepped up to serve for the Mustangs, and evened up the game at 23-23 before a sideout gave the Cougars the ball again at 23-24. A quick turnover by the Cougars evened the score at 24-24. Several more serving exchanges took place before Milburn would step up to serve two final points, with the help of a block kill from Maupin, for a 27-25 score.

Country Christian and Crane would split the next two games, scoring 19-25 in the Cougars’ favor and 25-19 in the Mustangs’ favor. With two sets won by each team, the match was left to be decided by the final, fifth game.

The Mustangs served first, and Morgan Corrigan would raise a 1-0 lead before a serve into the net evened up the score at 1-1. The serving possession switched several more times before Country Christian’s LaPoint served to a 7-10 lead over Crane. On their following possession, McGrath served to an 8-12 lead for the Cougars. A blocked hit off Dickenson’s serve ended her serving possession, and Brittnea Corless nearly ended the game with a 9-14 scoring run. On the Mustangs’ final possession, a net hit ended the match before they could battle back into a chance to move on in state playoffs. Country Christian came away with the 10-15 win.

The Mustangs ended their season with a 13-8 overall record and a league record of 8-0.




by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

Having already secured a spot in the OSAA 1A football playoffs, the Crane Mustangs wrapped up their 2013 regular season with a non-conference game at Dufur.

It turned out to be a rough road trip for the Mustangs, as Dufur came out on top, 54-8.

The Rangers put three touchdowns on the scoreboard in the first quarter to take a 22-0 lead, and Crane never recovered.

Dufur added a couple more scores in the second quarter to lead 34-0 at halftime.

Dufur stretched the lead to 48-0 in the third quarter, and the game went to a running clock.

Both teams reached the end zone once in the final period.

Statistics for the game were not available by press time.

Dufur finished the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record, while the loss dropped Crane to 7-2.



by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

The Crane Mustangs saw their 2013 football season come to an end with a 64-34 loss to Camas Valley in the first round of the OSAA 1A State Football playoffs  Saturday, Nov. 9.

The first quarter saw several lead changes, and by the time the first 12 minutes ended, the teams were tied at 22-22.

The second quarter proved to be the Mustangs’ downfall, as the Hornets scored 30 unanswered points, and took a 52-22 lead into halftime.

After the break, the Hornets scored on their first play from scrimmage, but Crane came back with a touchdown of their own to keep the deficit at 30.

Each team found the end zone one more time in the final period, making it 64-34.

Crane finished the season with a 7-3 record.

Camas Valley advances to the quarterfinals, and will face Adrian, a 62-20 winner over Elkton, Saturday, Nov. 16. Other quarterfinal games have St. Paul at Lowell, Triad playing at  Imbler and Dufur hosting Triangle Lake.


Vikings hold off Hilanders 22-20

Posted on November 6th in Sports


by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

A pack of Hilanders bring down Vale running back Zac Jacobs. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

A pack of Hilanders bring down Vale running back Zac Jacobs. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

With a playoff berth on the line, the Hilander football team came up short on a two-point conversion attempt, and saw their season end with a 22-20 loss to Vale Friday, Nov. 1, at Corbett Memorial Field.

With 7:23 left in the game and the score tied at 14-14, Kyle Schoorl scored on a 1-yard run,  and then threw to Sage Delong for the two-point conversion to put Vale ahead 22-14.

The Hilanders started at their own 23 after the ensuing kickoff, and on a third-and-17, Austin Feist floated a screen pass to Seth Nonnenmacher, who turned it into a 19-yard gain.

Feist rushed twice for 13 yards, and found Nonnenmacher on another screen pass down to the 2-yard line.

Nonnenmacher carried the ball into the end zone on the next play, making it 22-20 with 4:13 left to play.

Going for two, Feist looked to throw, but his receiver slipped in the end zone, and the Vale defense brought Feist down short of the goal line, as he scrambled to the right.

Burns’ defense was unable to stop the Vikings’ running attack on two third downs, and Vale ran out the clock to lock up the victory, and a spot in the OSAA 3A playoffs.

The Vikings took a 6-0 lead in the second quarter on a 2-yard run by Schoorl that finished off a 66-yard drive.

After both teams turned the ball over on downs, the Hilanders started their last drive of the first half at their own 38.

With four seconds showing on the clock, Feist connected with Trace Tiller on a 19-yard touchdown pass. Feist ran in the two-point conversion, and Burns went into halftime with an 8-6 lead.

The Hilanders looked to be in good shape to start the second half, as Feist took the kickoff and raced to the Vale 17 before being brought down.

Burns fumbled on the first play from scrimmage, however, giving the ball to Vale at their own 6.

The Vikings didn’t waste the opportunity, putting together an 11-play drive, capped off by a 21-yard run by Zac Jacobs. Kye Yraguen barrelled in for the two-point conversion, and Vale led 14-8.

Burns started their next drive at their own 26, and after picking up one first down, they faced a third-and seven from their own 40. Feist pitched to Trey Recanzone, who then lofted a pass downfield into the waiting arms of Nonnenmacher for a 39-yard gain.

The Hilanders finished off the scoring drive with a 10-yard pass from Feist to Jeff Davies, but the two-point conversion pass failed, and the score was tied at 14-14 with a little more than a minute left in the third quarter.

The Vale defense was stingy all night, holding Burns to 226 total yards, including 101 yards rushing.

The Vikings rushed for 324 yards, led by Jacobs with 216 yards on 26 carries, and Lane Cummings with 102 yards on 11 attempts.

Burns finished the year with a 4-6 overall record, 1-2 in Eastern Oregon League (EOL) play.

Vale finished second in the EOL with a 2-1 record and 8-1 overall. They will host Clatskanie (7-2) on Saturday, Nov. 9, in the first round of the 3A playoffs.

Nyssa won the EOL title this year with a 3-0 record, and finished the regular season 9-0. The Bulldogs host Illinois Valley (6-5) in the first round of the playoffs.

        1   2    3    4   Final
Val    0   6    8    8    22
Bur   0   8    6    6    20

Second quarter

Vale — Kyle Schoorl 2 run  (pass failed) 1:47

Burns — Trace Tiller 19 pass from Austin Feist (Feist run) 11:56

Third quarter

Vale — Zac Jacobs 21 run (Kye Yraguen run) 6:01

Burns — Jeff Davies 10 pass from Feist (pass failed)

Fourth quarter

Vale — Schoorl 1 run (Sage Delong pass from Schoorl) 4:37

Burns — Nonnenmacher 2 run (run failed) 7:47

Individual statistics

RUSHING—Vale, Weber 6-35, Schoorl 12-(-17), Jacobs 26-216, Tamez 1-(-2), Cummings 11-102. Burns, Feist 15-73, Nonnenmacher 11-28.

PASSING—Vale, Schoorl 2-3-0 28. Burns, Feist 7-13-0 86, Nonnenmacher 1-0-0 0, Recanzone 1-1-0 39.

RECEIVING—Vale, Tamez 1-15, Delong 1-13. Burns, Davies 3-21, Hueckman 1-5, Tiller 1-19, Nonnenmacher 3-80.

Crane takes district title

Posted on October 30th in Sports

by Lindy Steeves
Burns Times-Herald

The Crane Mustang volleyball team brought home the championship title from the High Desert League District Tournament in John Day Saturday, Oct. 26.

The Mustangs opened up tournament action in their first match against the Prairie City Panthers. The Mustangs came away with the win in three, scoring 26-24, 25-24, 25-8.

For the Mustangs, Claire Hammond and Bryanna Dunn came away with 100 percent serving accuracy for the match.

“We were slow to start, but they got warmed up, and (thankfully) started playing well. That first game was a little too close for comfort,” Head Coach Mandi Dowell said with a smile.

The win against Prairie City advanced the Mustangs into the championship round of the tournament against the Dayville/Monument Tigers. The Mustangs came away with the win in four sets, 25-12, 25-17, 23-25, 25-9.

For the Mustangs, Hannah Maupin recorded 100 percent serving, five kills, and 94 percent passing accuracy on serve receive. Kathleen Dickenson served 19 for 21 attempts, while Glennie Milburn and Rebekah Clark both recorded four kills for the match.

Dowell also complimented her setter, Morgan Corrigan, on her success in getting the hitters set up.

District All-Stars

First team (Mustangs): Hannah Maupin, Morgan Corrigan.
Second team (Mustangs): Glennie Milburn.

The first-round state playoff game will be played in Crane Saturday, Nov. 2, with the time and opponent to be determined.


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.

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