The nugget. (Sisters, Or.) 1994-current, December 16, 2015, Page 5, Image 5

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    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
Girls basketball drops game
By rongi yost
photo by dougLas beaLL
Lincoln’s sparrow out and about in sisters Country.
Sisters Country birds
By Douglas Beall
L i n c o l n ’s s p a r r o w
[Melospiza lincolnii] is
similar to the more com-
mon song sparrow, and
maintains a somewhat dull
grey-and-brown appearance
until a closer look is cap-
tured. Living in boggy grassy
areas, the Lincoln’s feeds
on beetles, moths, mayflies
and leafhoppers during the
April-to-August breeding
season. The remainder of the
year seeds, buds and inver-
tebrates are primary food
In June a small nest is built
of sedge, grasses, and soft
hairs, three to five pale blue
eggs are laid which hatch in
10-13 days. In 11 days the
chicks are ready to fly. The
Lincoln’s sparrow song is a
warbler-like trill that is sung
frequently throughout the
breeding season.
John J. Audubon named
the Lincoln’s sparrow in
1833 after a friend’s son, Tom
Lincoln. For more Lincoln’s
sparrow photos, visit www.
The Lady Outlaws
couldn’t recoup from their
slow start against the White
Buffaloes at home on
Tuesday, December 8, and
lost the contest 52-37.
Sisters went down 15-7 in
the first quarter, and by the
half trailed Madras 25-13.
The Outlaws did much
better in the second half, and
were only outscored by three
points. Sisters did have trou-
ble at the line, and only made
13 of their 30 free-throw
On the positive side, the
Outlaws played responsible
defense, and only committed
11 fouls for the game, despite
aggressive defensive play.
“We need to improve
on our defensive transi-
tion, forcing teams to play
against a set-defense, and
we need to reward our-
selves with rebounds after
good defensive effort,” said
Coach Casey Pallister. “But,
it was a definite step forward
for us.”
The Outlaws’ posts con-
tinue to improve in their
technique and physicality,
and Pallister noted that Jules
Meeter has really stepped up
her game.
Olivia Stewart led the
h e Episcopal
Church of the
Transfi guration
invites you to attend
Christmas Eve
h ursday,
December 24
4 p.m., Family Service
and Holy Eucharist
9 p.m., Traditional Service
with Holy Eucharist
Childcare provided at both services.
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off of Hwy. 242, in Sisters
541 549-7087
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photo by Jerry baLdock
rylee Weber goes up for two versus summit.
Outlaws with 25 points and
went 11/17 from the free-
throw line. Jules Meeter and
Rylee Weber each scored
four points. Seven of the 12
Outlaws were freshmen play-
ers, and all got minutes on
the court.
Sisters was to play
at La Pine on Tuesday,
December 15. The Outlaws
will be in Seaside from
Thursday, December 17,
through Saturday, December
19, for the Seaside