The nugget. (Sisters, Or.) 1994-current, March 04, 2015, Page 6, Image 6

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
There’s a new sheriff
in town
Outlaws earn honorable-mention
By rongi Yost
Captain Shane Nelson
will take the badge as
Deschutes County Sheriff as
Sheriff Larry Blanton steps
into retirement.
The Deschutes County
Commissioners voted unani-
mously last week to appoint
Captain Shane Nelson as
Deschutes County Sheriff,
effective July 1.
Captain Nelson will serve
the remaining term of office
for retiring Sheriff Larry
Blanton, whose term expires
January 2017. The four-year
term of Deschutes County
Sheriff opens for re-election
in 2016.
Captain Nelson has been
in law enforcement in Oregon
for more than 20 years.
Most recently, he served
as the Operations Division
Commander. He was born
and raised in Bend and grad-
uated from Mountain View
High School in 1988. After
graduating from Oregon
State University in 1993 he
moved back to Bend.
“The sheriff’s office pro-
vides search and rescue,
rural patrol, jail operations
and investigation services to
residents of the county,” said
Deschutes County Board of
Commissioners Chair Tony
DeBone. “Shane has a deep
knowledge of each of these
aspects of the office, and we
are confident in his leader-
ship. He will help to continue
the positive and healthy pub-
lic safety culture that exists
in our county.”
“I am humbled by the
opportunity to serve the resi-
dents of Deschutes County as
their ninth sheriff,” Nelson
photo proviDeD
Captain Shane Nelson.
said. “Together with the
excellent men and women
that serve at the sheriff’s
office, I look forward to
continuing Sheriff Blanton’s
legacy of providing proac-
tive services and delivering
the quality public safety our
citizens expect and deserve.”
Retiring Sheriff Larry
Blanton said, “I’m very
proud of the command staff
(Captain Nelson, Captain
Beard and Captain Utter)
for helping me provide pub-
lic safety and quality of life
to the residents we serve at
the sheriff’s office. I would
like to thank the county
commissioners and admin-
istration for their assistance.
Captain Nelson will make a
great sheriff because he has
the knowledge, the expe-
rience, and the support of
the employees at the sher-
iff’s office. It has truly been
an honor for me to have
the opportunity to serve as
Deschutes County Sheriff.”
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Sisters had four players
earn honorable mention at the
all-league voting last week,
including seniors Boston
Moore, Haylie Hudson,
Cierra Mann, and junior
Olivia Stewart.
Moore played at the guard
position and was the Outlaws’
best outside-shooter all sea-
son. Boston finished league
with 143 points, which
included 15 three-pointers.
Coach Julianne Horner
said, “Boston has shown she
can and will take the shot
when she is open.”
Hudson was the Outlaws’
floor leader with both her
voice and presence. Haylie
was the Outlaws’ best free-
throw shooter and went 80
percent from the stripe, going
Mann played post for the
Outlaws, and Horner told The
Nugget that her post-defense
was stifling for teams to face.
“Cierra does a great job
at keeping posts under their
average points per game and
limited Player of the Year
Borigo from Cottage Grove
(CG) to only six baskets
each time the teams matched
up, where normally Borigo
averages at least 10 buckets
per-game. Cierra did an out-
standing job of making the
posts work for every basket
they were able to shoot.”
Stewart also was an honor-
able-mention selection. Early
in the season, Olivia aver-
aged five points per game, but
when the Outlaws faced CG
in the second round of league
play she had a 10-point game.
The following game she put
up 27 points and then scored
13 against Elmira.
“Olivia really stepped
up her game the second half
of the season,” said Horner.
“Olivia has done an outstand-
ing job from the guard posi-
tion. I like how confident
she has become shooting the
three, as well as getting good
looks from the wing position.
She has worked hard to get to
this point, and I am happy the
league recognized her.”
Horner told The Nugget
that the Lady Outlaws are in a
unique situation this year, and
said that any of their play-
ers had the potential to have
a great performance on any
given night.
“At the league meet-
ing, each team had a dif-
ferent view of who was the
biggest threat against them
for Sisters,” stated Horner.
“Our two inside players,
Haylie (Hudson), and Cierra
(Mann) were both talked
about in regard to how they
played versus other posts,
as well as our two guards,
Boston (Moore) and Olivia
(Stewart), being threats from
the outside.
“On most teams, there
are one or two players that
we as coaches focus on to
game-plan around, but we
have on any given night any
player who can be the game-
changer. This year it was
about our team, and how
we tried to find the open
player, not the ‘one’ player.
I believe this speaks to who
we are as a team and how it
was truly a team effort. Due
to that fact, these girls were
all nominated, but none were
the dominant name across the
Kalin Emrich & Katie Crabb