by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald
 

Zalin Arritola of the Harney County team had the high score in saddle bronc riding on the second day of competition at the Harney County High School Rodeo held May 18-19. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Harney County High School Rodeo team hosted a doubleheader rodeo on May 18-19 at the Harney County Fairgrounds.

 
On the first day of competition, three members of the Harney County team placed first in their events. Riley Joyce won the saddle bronc riding with a score of 71, Tyler Opie placed first in steer wrestling with a time of 4.40, and Opie (header) and Zalin Arritola (heeler) teamed up for a first-place finish in team roping with a time of 8.44.
 
Also placing for the local team:
 
Saddle bronc riding — Cash Casey, 2nd, 70; Wyatt Clark, 4th, 63.
 
Steer wrestling — Nic Nyman, 4th, 6.25.
 
Breakaway roping — Paige Landon, 7th, 3.84.
 
On the second day, Arritola won the saddle bronc riding with a score of 70. Cody Lamb placed second with a 65, and Casey was fourth with a 59.
 
In the steer wrestling, Opie placed second (5.04), Nyman third (6.33) and Arritola eighth (16.57).
 
Landon finished ninth in barrel racing with a time of 18.738.
 
In the team roping, Opie (header) and Arritola (heeler) came in fourth with a time of 8.40, and N. Nyman (header) and Quinton Nyman (heeler) were sixth with a time of 15.90.
 
The average winners are as follows:
 
Break away — Riley Sappington
 
Tie down — Pake Sorey
 
Team roping —  Opie/Arritola
 
Steer wrestling — Opie
 
Poles — Allie Brown
 
Bareback — Tyler Potter
 
Saddle Bronc — Casey
 
Bulls — Chase Dougherty
 
Goats — Carly Hibbs
 
Barrels — Taylor Kersey
 
Rookie girl — Bailey Beall
 
Rookie Boy — Justin Farber
 
All-Around Cowgirl — Riley Sappington
 
All Around Cowboy — Opie
 
The Rookies won leather spur straps donated by Steve McKay.  The All-Around winners took home silver bits, donated by Dick and Patty Jenkins, and the Average Winners were presented with jackets, with the  engraving donated by Betty Opie in memory of Donald Opie.
 
The next competition for the rodeo team is in John Day May 31-June 2. 

 
by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald
 

Tanya Williams (right) and Kayla Mims break out of the blocks in the 100m hurdles. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Crane track teams competed in back-to-back meets Friday and Saturday, May 10-11.

 
On Friday, the Mustangs took part in the 19-team Baker Invitational.
 
For the Crane girls team, Hannah Steeves placed sixth in the javelin (99-01) and eighth in the 800m (2:39.88); Hannah Maupin took third in the 200m (27.60); Mary Dorroh was third in the 3000m (13:28.02); Chelsea Thomas eighth in the 400m (1:06.37); and the 4×400 relay team of Steeves, Bryanna Dunn, Thomas and Maupin finished third (4:27.77).
 
Placing for the Mustangs’ boys team were Andy Lamborn, who took eighth in the 3000m (10:45.74) and Austin Roath, who finished eighth in the 300m hurdles (47.78).
 
On Saturday, Crane hosted the High Desert League meet, with Dayville, Prairie City, Monument, Jordan Valley, Burnt River and Huntington taking part.
 
Individual results for those placing in the top eight for Crane are as follows:
 
Girls
 
100m — Dunn, 1st, 14.81.
 
200m — Maddie Dorroh, 1st, 30.64; Maria Thompson, 2nd, 33.81; Mar. Dorroh, 3rd, 34.01; Alix Culp, 4th, 35.61.
 
400m — Thomas, 1st, 1:08.95.
 
1500m — Steeves, 1st, 6:01.87; Mar. Dorroh, 2nd, 6:19.52.
 
100m hurdles — Kayla Mims, 3rd, 21.58; Tanya Williams, 4th, 21.68. 
 
300m hurdles — Williams, 1st, 58.47; Mims, 2nd, 59.71.
 
4×100 relay — Crane (Williams, Dunn, Maupin, Thomas), 1st, 56.15.
 
4×400 relay — Crane (Thomas, Maupin, Dunn, Steeves), 1st, 4:44.31.
 
Shot put — Mims, 1st, 27-10; Thompson, 2nd, 26-02; Kaylee Newman, 6th, 23-02.
 
Discus — Culp, 3rd, 70-07; Thompson, 4th, 70-01.
 
Javelin — Steeves, 1st, 93-11; Mims, 3rd, 86-06; Mad. Dorroh, 5th, 67-05; Newman, 8th, 62-07.
 
High jump — Thomas, 1st, 4-10.
 
Long jump — Dunn, 1st, 15-02; Mad. Dorroh, 8th, 11-08.
 
Boys
 
100m — John O’Toole, 3rd, 12.43; Matt Witzel, 5th, 13.17; Joe Valentine, 6th, 13.26; Amadeo Jones, 8th, 13.66.
 
200m — O’Toole, 2nd, 24.88; Jack Bentz, 4th, 27.02; Witzel, 5th, 27.08.
 
400m — Bentz, 2nd, 1:02.91.
 
800m — Dustin Ramge, 3rd, 2:26.80.
 
1500m — Lamborn, 1st, 5:02.94.
 
300m hurdles — Roath, 2nd, 46.49.
 
4×100 relay — Crane (Valentine, Bentz, O’Toole, Blaise Schulze), 2nd, 47.91.
 
4×400 relay — Crane (Roath, Witzel, Lamborn, Ramge), 1st, 4:28.03.
 
Shot put — Brent Pierzina, 5th, 32-05; Jones, 7th, 25-11; Peter Neuschwander, 8th, 25-08.
 
Discus — Pierzina, 5th, 85-04; Neuschwander, 7th, 59-02.
 
High jump — Witzel, 2nd, 5-09; Valentine, 3rd, 5-02.
 
Pole vault — Schulze, 1st, 9-06; Ramge, 3rd, 7-00.
 
Long jump — Jones, 5th, 14-04.
 
Triple jump — Bentz, 4th, 33-02.
 
The Mustangs will head back to Baker City on Friday, May 17, for the 1A Special District 4 meet. The first event will start at 10 a.m.

 

Seth Campbell plays tough defense against Sisters. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

On Friday, May 3, the Sisters Outlaws came to town and thumped the Nadzitsaga-Harney lacrosse team 15-2.

 
“This was probably the poorest game we played all year. We came out flat, and the Outlaws jumped on us and never looked back,” Nadzitsaga coach Rick Roy said. “I would have hoped our team would have been a little more mentally prepared to play. The Outlaws really have our number, as the last three meetings have been very lopsided affairs. We played defense all game long.”
 
Kinnon Roy and Jordan Daugherty each scored once for Nadzitsaga. Taylor Klus faced a barrage of shots and went 12 of 27 in the cage for a 44 percent save percentage. 
 
“We struggled at the face off in the first half, but did much better in the second half, going 13 of 21 (62 percent), picked up 23 ground balls and took a total of 18 shots,” Roy said. 
 
        1  2  3  4   Final
Sis    6   6   3  0    15
Nad   0  0   1  1       2
 
“Even though this season has been a struggle, to say the least, we still made it into the post season,” Roy stated. “We played well enough during a couple of conference games to get a win or score enough goals to gather some points. We finished fourth in the High Desert Conference, edging out Mountain View, Hermiston and Redmond. This is the fourth year in a row where we have qualified for the conference tournament and the state playoffs.”
 
Nadzitsaga faces Summit on Wednesday, May 8, in the first round of the conference tournament, and then plays Friday evening at Sisters, facing the winner of the Bend-Sisters game. Harney then travels to Portland on May 15 for the play-in round of the Oregon High School Lacrosse Association’s State Playoffs.
 
•••
On Saturday, May 4, the Nadzitsaga 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade teams traveled to Warm Springs Reservation to play demonstration games against Sisters as part of the Oregon Native Youth Lacrosse program to introduce and support the expansion of lacrosse within the native communities in Oregon. 
 
The 5/6th game was a good one, but in the end, Nadzitsaga lost 9-5.
 
In the 7/8th grade game, Nadzitsaga was over matched by Sisters and lost 11-2.
 
“I think we have some really good players coming up,” Roy said. “Coach Matt Obradovich has been working hard getting the youth program to grow and improve. I am really excited. We have some really athletic and talented players with lots of potential at the youth level.”
 
•••
On Tuesday, April 30,  the Nadzitsaga-Harney  lacrosse team met up with No. 13-ranked Bend Lava Bear and lost 10-5. 
 
“This was a good high school lacrosse game,” Roy said. “We just do not have the depth and enough skilled players to match up with the Lava Bears. This is a hint to all the returning players and the kids coming up from the youth program that they have to invest personal time in the game if they want to be successful on the lacrosse field. As I tell the kids, the lacrosse stick has to be in your hands almost constantly, it needs a place at the dinner table, and you have to sleep with your stick if you want to be a confident and competent player and contribute on the field.”
 
Roy said his team did a great job on the face-off X, winning 12 of 19, picked up 24 groundballs, did a good job clearing the ball out of their own end (15 of 20 attempts) and took 24 shots.
 
“I thought our team defense and our defensive unit of Jacob Steinbeck, Michael Johnson, Zan Rickman and Seth Campbell was very solid,” Roy said.  
 
K. Roy led the offense scoring all five goals, picked up 17 groundballs and won the vast majority of the faceoffs. 
 
Klus was outstanding in goal, stopping 19 of 29 shots on goal for a 65.5 percent save percentage.
 
          1  2  3  4   Final
Har  0  0  3  2      5
Ben 4  1   2  3      10

 
The OSAA and the Dairy Farmers of Oregon have teamed up for the 16th year to sponsor the Dairy Farmers of Oregon Academic All-State Award.  This award recognizes excellence in the classroom throughout the state. 
 
“This awards program continues our tradition of celebrating Oregon’s student athletes,” said Pete Kent, executive director of the Oregon Dairy Products Commission. “Their efforts are impressive, and we’re proud of their recognition.”
 
“As an organization, we are very proud of this award because it reveals all the hard work and commitment the student athletes around the state show in the classroom,” said Tom Welter, OSAA Executive Director.
 
The 15 groups listed below earned the highest team grade point average (GPA) in the entire state for their activity, regardless of classification.  The winning group in each spring activity will be presented a plaque in honor of outstanding scholastic achievement, and team members will receive a “got milk?” sweatshirt and a certificate. Additionally, the Dairy Farmers of Oregon help recognize the achievement of all top 10 teams in each classification by providing each student a lapel pin. More than 9,500 lapel pins will be distributed to spring activities teams throughout the state in the coming weeks.
 
Speech —Marist High School (5A), GPA: 3.87
 
Choir — North Clackamas Christian (1A), GPA: 3.83
 
Band — Marist High School (5A), GPA: 3.81
 
Orchestra — South Medford High School (6A), GPA:  3.9
 
Boys Golf — Summit High School (5A), GPA: 3.89
 
Boys Golf — West Albany High School (5A), GPA: 3.89
 
Girls Golf — Marist High School (5A), GPA: 4.0, Seaside High School (5A), GPA: 4.0
 
Boys Tennis  — Tigard High School (6A), GPA: 3.8
 
Girls Tennis  — Vale High School (2A), GPA: 3.88, Riverdale High School (2A), GPA: 3.88
 
Boys Track & Field — Burns High School (3A), GPA: 3.87
 
Girls Track & Field — Crane Union High School (1A), GPA: 3.94
 
Baseball — Santiam Christian High School (3A), GPA: 3.79
 
Softball — Marist High School (5A), GPA: 3.82
 
Crane’s boys track team finished in the top 10 of the 1A schools, finishing fourth with a team GPA of 3.67.
 
In the 3A standings, the Burns/Crane softball team was first with a GPA of 3.80. The Burns  baseball team was fifth with a GPA of 3.56. The Burns girls track team was seventh with a 3.73 GPA, and the Burns band placed fifth with a 3.37 GPA.

Burns opens league play 3-0

Posted on April 24th in Sports
 
by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald
 

Andy Sutcliffe of Burns slides into second ahead of the throw. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Burns Hilanders swept Umatilla, 7-2 and 10-0, on Friday, April 19, to improve to 3-0 in Eastern Oregon League (EOL)  play.

 
In the opener, the Hilanders took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI-single by Andy Sutcliffe.
 
Burns added two runs in the third and another in the fifth to take a 4-1 lead.
 
The Hilanders loaded the bases with one out in the sixth on two walks and a single by Austin Feist, and cleared the bases on a single by Brennan Bailey and Jeff Garner’s fielder’s choice.
 
Umatilla pushed a run across in the seventh for the  final score.
 
Bailey was dominant on the mound, striking out 12 Vikings, while giving up just two hits and walking three.
 
Feist went 3-for-4 at the plate with three runs scored, and Sutcliffe had two hits in three plate appearances.
 
The Hilanders’ Ty Hueckman threw a no-hitter in the second game, facing just two batters over the minimum. He struck out 10, while walking one.
 
Burns jumped on the Vikings early, scoring five runs in the first and adding another run in the second.
 
The game ended early, as the Hilanders put another four runs on the board in the fifth.
 
Bailey had three hits, including two doubles, drove in one run and scored twice. Cody Rebeiro was 3-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and a run scored.
 
First game
        1  2  3  4  5  6  7  R H E  
Uma 0 0  0  1  0  0  1  2  2  2
Bur  0  1  2 0  1  3  x  7  9  0
 
   Second game       
         1  2  3  4  5  6  7  R H E  
Uma 0  0  0  0  0  x  x  0   0  5
Bur  5  1  0  0  4  x  x 10  8  1
 
Burns played one game at Vale on Tuesday, April 23 (results not available by press time), and travel to Boardman on Friday, April 26, for a doubleheader with Riverside at 2 p.m.
 
•••
Feist and Hueckman combined on a five-inning no-hitter, as Burns Hilanders opened up EOL action with a convincing 14-1 win over Riverside on Tuesday, April 16, at Corbett Memorial Field.
 
Feist picked up the win, allowing one earned run over four innings with five walks and nine strike outs. Hueckman walked three and struck out two in one inning of relief. 
 
Burns put four runs on the board in the first inning, added a run in the second and put the game away with an eight-run rally in the third.
 
The Hilanders banged out 10 hits in the game, led by B. Bailey, who went 3-for-4, including a double and a triple, and scored three runs. Jeff Garner doubled and singled, had three RBIs and scored twice, and Logan Bailey doubled twice, drove in one run and scored three runs. Sutcliffe had a double, knocked in four runs and scored once.
 
        1  2  3  4  5  6  7  R H E  
Riv  0  0  1  0  0  x  x  1  0  3
Bur  4  1  8  1 x  x  x 14 10 1

 
Nonnenmacher sets new school record in javelin
 
by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald
 
Track and field competitors from 14 teams battled strong winds and chilly temperatures at the Arlie Oster Memorial/Burns Lions Invitational held Saturday, April 13, at Burns High School.
 
Despite the less than ideal conditions, the Hilanders’ Seth Nonnenmacher set a new school record in the javelin with a throw of 180 feet, four inches. Nonnenmacher broke the record of 174 feet, seven inches, set by Dylan Stanwyck at the 2012 3A State Track Meet in Monmouth.
 
The Burns girls team placed second in the team standings with 125 points, and the Crane girls came in fourth with 57 points. Vale won the girls meet with 188 points.
 
On the boys side, Burns placed third with 97 points, and Crane was 12th with 11 points. Vale also won the boys meet, finishing with 106.5 points.
 
The top eight places in each event earned points for their teams, and those placing for Burns (B) and Crane (C) are as follows:
 
Girls
 
100m — Megan Lee (B), 4th, 14.53; Emma Robertson (B), 6th, 14.71.
 
200m — Hannah Maupin (C), 2nd, 28.27; Maddie Dorroh (C), 5th, 31.66.
 
400m — Madelyn Gunderson (B), 1st, 1:01.25; Chelsea Thomas (C), 6th, 1:07.83; Lee (B), 7th, 1:17.27.
 
800m — Madison Winn (B), 1st, 2:33.77; Madison Carson (B), 4th, 2:55.23.
 
1500m — Winn (B), 2nd, 5:36.23; Mary Dorroh (C), 4th, 6:29.83; Bea Ribeiro (B), 5th, 6:30.26.
 
100m hurdles — Hannah Moore (B), 1st, 17.45; Ribeiro (B), 7th, 20.54; Tanya Williams (C), 8th, 20.62.
 
300m hurdles — Gunderson (B), 2nd, 51.48; Moore (B), 3rd, 53.94; Carson (B), 4th, 58.36; Ribeiro (B), 5th, 59.75; Williams (C), 6th, 59.85.
 
4×100 relay — Burns  (Diana Camacho, Lee, Winn, Gunderson), 1st, 54.65; Crane (Names not available) 3rd, 58.07.
 
4×400 relay — Burns (Winn, Lee, Carson, Gunderson), 1st, 4:33.61; Crane (Bryanna Dunn, Williams, Hannah Steeves, Maupin), 2nd, 4:38.79.
 
Shot put — Anastasia Smith (B), 4th, 20-09.
 
Discus — Smith (B), 2nd, 93-03.
 
Javelin — Steeves (C), 5th, 87-10.
 
High jump  — Robertson (B), 1st, 5-04; Thomas (C), 4th, 4-06.
 
Long jump — Dunn (C), 4th, 14-02.
 
Triple jump — Maupin (C), 4th, 30-05.
 
Boys
 
200m — Matson Gahley (B), 2nd, 24.83; John O’Toole (C), 8th, 26.05.
 
400m — Gahley (B), 1st, 56.54; Beau Blackburn (B), 5th, 1:02.85.
 
800m — Thomas Cain (B), 4th, 2:32.86.
 
1500m — Cain (B), 5th, 5:13.37.
 
110m hurdles — Jeff Davies (B), 3rd, 17.78.
 
300m hurdles — Davies (B), 4th, 49.22; Seth Nonnenmacher (B), 6th, 52.53.
 
4×100 relay — Crane (Jack Bentz, Joseph Valentine, Blaise Schulze, O’Toole), 4th, 50.28; Burns (Payden Paramore, T. Cain, Peter Cain, Mitchel Steinbeck), 7th, 1:06.04.
 
4×400 relay — Burns (Davies, Blackburn, Chase Patterson, Gahley), 1st, 4:13.04.
 
Discus — Patterson (B), 4th, 110-00.
 
Javelin — Nonnenmacher (B), 1st, 180-04; Blackburn (B), 3rd, 153-11; Schulze (C), 4th, 143-00; Patterson (B), 8th, 122-06.
 
High jump — Davies (B), 3rd, 5-04; Patterson (B), 5th, 5-02.
 
Pole vault — Nonnenmacher (B), 2nd, 9-06.
 
Crane will host the Rancher’s Invitational at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, and Burns will compete in a meet at La Pine starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 20.

 

Michael Johnson (No. 13) fights for a loose ball between two opponents. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

On Saturday, April 6, the Hellgate, Mont., Knights returned the favor from last season and defeated Nadzitsaga-Harney on its home turf with a 12-6 victory.

 
“Hellgate was the 2012 Montana Lacrosse Association Champion,” Nadzitsaga coach Rick Roy said. “Their only blemish on the 2012 season was a 22-17 loss to Nadzitsaga.”
 
Hellgate came to the high desert for a three-game road trip during its spring break.
 
“I thought we played well and competed hard. Our kids were really excited to meet up with the Knights, and I am sure they were determined to exact a little revenge from last year. We have just lost too much firepower and experience from graduation, and we are made up primarily with new players. Some of these new players need to step it up and take on more responsibility. They need to contribute on the field.
 
“I think we did a better job fighting for the ground balls in this game, picking up 24 loose balls,” Roy added.
 
Nadzitsaga took 29 shots and won seven of 19 faceoffs.
 
Kinnon Roy paced the offense, scoring five goals and an assist. Andrew Houck scored once, and Jordan Daugherty had two assists.
 
Taylor Klus was strong in goal, stopping 20 of 32 shots on goal for a 62.5 percent save percentage.
 
          1  2   3   4    Final
Nad   1   2   0   3      6
Hel   4  3   4   1      12
 
Nadzitsaga-Harney was back in action Tuesday, April 9, playing conference foe Mountain View High School in Bend.
 
The team travels to Portland to take on Rex Putnam High School Friday, April 12, and Hillsboro High School Saturday, April 13.
 
•••
On Wednesday, April 3, the Summit Storm lacrosse team defeated Nadzitsaga-Harney 14-4.  
 
“I thought we played well. We were obviously out-gunned, and there were some periods where we had some lapses, but overall I was pleased with the effort,” Roy said.  “We had some good possessions on offense, good defensive stands, very good goalie play and did well on face offs. We are a young and inexperienced team, and it shows.”
 
Nadzitsaga took 33 shots on goal, picked up 19 groundballs and won 11 of 19 face offs. 
 
K. Roy scored two goals and had an assist for Harney, and Houck scored twice. 
Klus was solid in goal, stopping 25 of 39 shots on goal for a 64 percent save percentage.
 
          1  2   3   4    Final
Har   1   3   0    0      4
Sum 3  4   4    3     14

Burns goes 1-2 in tournament

Posted on April 3rd in Sports
 
Garner gets win over Willamina
 
by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald
 

Jeff Garner delivers a pitch on his way to a win. Garner struck out six Willamina batters. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Burns Hilanders hosted the Spring Thaw baseball tournament March 26-28 and came away with a 1-2 record after the three days of action.

 
Glide was the big winner, finishing with a 4-0 record.
 
In the first game of the tournament, Glide shut out the Hilanders 13-0. The Wildcats put three runs on the scoreboard in the first inning and then added five more in both the fourth and seventh innings.
 
Logan Bailey got the start for Burns and gave up three earned runs on three hits with two walks in three innings of work.
 
Brennan Bailey pitched the final four innings, giving up seven earned runs on 11 hits while striking out three.
 
The Hilanders could only muster four hits against the Wildcats, getting singles from Ty Hueckman, B. Bailey, Jeff Garner and Zach Bailey.
 
       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  R H E  
Gli  3  0  0  5  0  0  5  13 14  0
Bur 0  0  0 0  0  0  0  0   4  2
 
 Glide downed Willamina in the second game 15-4.
 
•••
On the second day, Burns defeated Willamina 16-2.
 
Burns took control of the game early, scoring five runs in the first inning and adding six more in the second inning. They scored once in the third, and put the game away with four in the fourth.
 
T. Hueckman had two hits, including a double, and drove in four runs.
 
Cam Hueckman, Andy Sutcliffe, L. Bailey and B. Bailey all had two hits in the game as Burns pounded out 13 hits in the game.
 
Garner picked up the win, surrendering one earned run on four hits with one walk and six strike outs.
 
       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  R H E  
Wil  0  0  1  1  0  x  x  2  4  3
Bur 5  6  1 4   x  x  x  16 13 3
 
In the second game, Glide beat Vale 17-1.
 
•••
Burns had a rematch with Glide on the third day of the tournament, and the Wildcats won 15-1.
 
Glide put together a six-run rally in the first inning, scored once in the second and added another four runs in the third  and fourth on their way to the five-inning win.
 
Sutcliffe got the start for Burns and took the loss, giving up six runs, one earned, on five hits in one inning of work.
 
       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  R H E  
Gli  6  1  4  4  0  x  x  15 12  0
Bur 0  0  0 1  0  x  x  0   3  7
 
In the final game, Vale was a 13-3 winner over Willamina.
 
The Hilanders get back on the diamond Wednesday, April 3, when they host Baker at 3:30 p.m. They then travel to John Day to take on Grant Union at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. 

 
by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald
 

Girls basketball special award winners (L-R): Glennie Milburn, Paige Landon, Morgan Corrigan, Chelsea Thomas.

Crane’s basketball, wrestling and dance teams were honored at the winter sports awards ceremony Wednesday, March 20.

 
Crane Athletic Director Chuck Steeves welcomed everyone and presented High Desert League scholar-athlete awards to deserving students. To earn the award, a student must have maintained at least a 3.75 grade point average. Receiving scholar-athlete awards were Andy Casey, Jacob Rothgeb, Erik Davies, Corbin Hammond, Andy Lamborn, Thomas O’Toole, Mary Dorroh, Bekah Titus, Elizabeth Davis, Morgan Corrigan, Rebekah Clark, Paige Landon and Hannah Steeves.
 

Girls head basketball coach Stub Travis introduced this past season’s team and presented the High Desert League (HDL) and team awards.

 

Wrestling award winners (L-R): Andy Lamborn, Clay Duckworth, Wyatt Clark.

Named to the HDL All-League first team were Corrigan, Landon and Hannah Maupin. Steeves was selected to the second team and Glennie Milburn and Clark received Honorable Mention.

 
Travis announced the team’s scoring leader for the season was Maupin, and the top rebounder was Clark.
 
Milburn and Chelsea Thomas received the Most Improved award. Corrigan was named Most Inspirational, and the Most Outstanding award went to Landon.
 

Head wrestling coach Dave Doman recognized his team and presented the special awards. The Most Improved award was given to Clay Duckworth. Lamborn took home the Most Inspirational award, and Wyatt Clark was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler.

Dance team award winner Chrissy Moon.

 

Dance team coach Debbie Titus introduced the dance team and presented the Coach’s Award to Chrissy Moon.

 
Boys basketball head coach Mick Miller finished off the festivities by recognizing the players and accomplishments of this year’s team, and presenting the HDL All-League and special awards.
 
Nic Nyman and Tyler Opie both were named to the HDL All-League first team. Zalin Arritola and Travis Landon were selected to the second team, and Joe Valentine received Honorable Mention.
 

The Most Improved award went to Landon, and Quinton Nyman was named Most Inspirational. Miller then announced that the entire team would receive the Most Outstanding award for coming back after a 2-6 start to finish in the top eight of all 1A teams in the state.

Boys basketball special award winners (L-R): Travis Landon and Quinton Nyman.


Burns splits with Culver

Posted on March 20th in Sports
 
by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald
 

The Hilanders’ Shelbi Sims makes a catch on a pop fly against Culver. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Burns softball team hosted Culver on Friday, March 15, and earned a split in the doubleheader, improving their season record to 1-2.

 
The Bulldogs won the opener 9-2, and the Hilanders bounced back to take the second game 12-8.
 
Burns was unable to get any offense going in the first game, falling behind 2-0 after two innings, and then surrendering six runs in the third.
 
Culver tacked on one more run in the seventh.
 
In the bottom of the seventh, Kiana Nyborg reached first on catcher interference and scored on Kylee Fisher’s triple to left. Fisher came home on a fielder’s choice, but that’s where the rally ended, as the Bulldogs got the victory.
 
Burns got the bats going early in the second game, scoring one run in the first, three in the third and two in the fourth.
 
Leading 6-5 in the bottom of the fifth, the Hilanders scored six runs to take a comfortable lead, and eventually, the win. 
 
Burns opened their season on Tuesday, March 12, with a 12-1 loss to Crook County in Prineville.
 
The Hilanders JV and varsity teams travel to Redmond on Friday, March 22, for a doubleheader with Ridgeview at 2 p.m.

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