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Prep Roundup
Bucks in
Putnam upsets Pendleton;
Hermiston holds off
Silverton in boys’ hoops
East Oregonian
Staff photos by E.J. Harris
Warming up the mats
Pendleton hosted dual meets on Thursday night at Warberg Court in advance of today’s Rollin Schimmel Memorial Tourna-
ment, which will feature 21 teams and runs all day at Pendleton High School. All local wrestling teams except for Hermiston
will be represented. MAIN PHOTO: Pendleton’s Alex Rendon balances on his head while wrestling Willamina’s David Elwood
on Thursday in Pendleton. BOTTOM LEFT: Pendleton’s Noah Kovach wrestles Willamina’s Noah Sickles in the 152-pound bout
on Thursday. BOTTOM RIGHT: Pendleton’s Morgan Holcomb attempts to pin Willamina’s Chandler Allen on Thursday.
Oregon State introduces Scott Barnes as new AD
Comes to Beavers
from Pittsburgh
“Our ability to be successful in the Pac-12 is
something that creates a sense of urgency — and
I’m excited about that. It’s a big time conference and
Oregon States a big-time institution.”
Associated Press
CORVALLIS — Scott Barnes
was already detailing his plan for
the future of the Beavers as he
was introduced at Oregon State’s
athletic director.
Barnes, hired as Oregon
State’s vice president and director
of intercollegiate athletics last
week, said among his areas of
focus are the academic success of
student-athletes, the competitive
success of the Beavers’ teams and
developing new revenue streams.
“It’s really about a bigger
vision,” Barnes said Thursday.
“We are building for stability and
sustainability in our programs.”
Oregon State President Ed
Ray praised Barnes as a “proven
“We need someone at this point
in time to help us move this program
to the next level,” Ray said. “I
honestly believe he can do this.”
Barnes comes to Oregon
State from Pittsburgh, where he
— Scott Barnes,
Newly hired Oregon State athletic director
served as athletic director for just
over 18 months. He said he will
remain in the position at Pitt until
Feb. 12.
Barnes replaces Todd Stans-
bury, who was with the Beavers
for a little more than a year
before leaving in September to
become the AD at Georgia Tech,
his alma mater.
Barnes said he will not make
wholesale changes at Oregon
State at fi rst, instead embarking
on a “methodical assessment”
before any changes are made.
Barnes, who replaced Steve
Pederson at Pitt in April 2015,
came to the Panthers after
working in the same position at
Utah State. During his tenure at
Utah State, Barnes hired Gary
MILWAUKIE — Six-foot-7 post Joe
Jesse hit a deep three-pointer to tie the
score with three second left in regulation,
then the No. 16 Putnam Kingsmen carried
the momentum through overtime for
a 62-57 win over No. 10 Pendleton on
Thursday night.
Putnam (4-1) won the tip to start the
extra period and scored a quick basket to
take the lead. Pendleton
(3-2) leading scorer
Caden Smith had torched
the Kingsmen for most
of the game, and when he
fouled with two and half
minutes left the Bucks
were unable to make up
for his absence.
controlled the second
half,” said Pendleton
coach Kyle Tedder. “We
were up by eight with
about 2:30 left and we had a couple of
costly turnovers — a bobbled pass that
went out of bounds and a travel.”
Those turnovers allowed Putnam to
close the gap, but Damon Thomas hit a
clutch free throw to put Pendleton up three
just prior to Jesse’s game-tying shot.
Jesse paced Putnam with 18 points and
Christian Herbel added 14.
Thomas fi nished with eight for Pend-
leton, and Shaw Jerome sank a layup at
the buzzer in overtime to bring him up to
nine points.
Tedder said he was also happy with
Johnny Stuvland’s defensive effort against
Jesse, who had about three inches on the
Bucks’ senior but didn’t get many easy
looks at the rim.
“It was a good game and a good
learning opportunity,” Tedder said.
Pendleton concludes its three-game
road trip today at Silverton where they
have a 1 p.m. tip-off.
Andersen as the Aggies’ football
coach in 2009. Andersen is now
the head coach at Oregon State.
On Thursday Barnes said he
and Andersen are close friends.
Just before Barnes was hired,
Oregon State signed Andersen to
a contract extension through the
2021 season.
Barnes has spent the majority
of his life in the western part of
the United States. He played
basketball at Fresno State and
has worked in various capacities
at Humboldt State in California,
Eastern Washington, Washington
and Utah State.
The Spokane, Washington,
native said the locale contrib-
uted to his decision, as well as
personal reasons, including a
family illness. He also joked
that the family has a dog named
Benny — same as Oregon State’s
Beaver mascot.
“To be back out in the
Pacifi c Northwest is an absolute
no-brainer,” Barnes said.
Oregon State features 18
sports with 535 athletes and an
operating budget of $84 million,
a slightly larger operation than
Pittsburgh, which has 19 sports,
475 student-athletes and a $75
million budget.
“Our ability to be successful
in the Pac-12 is something that
creates a sense of urgency — and
I’m excited about that,” Barnes
said. “It’s a big time conference
and Oregon States a big-time
14 6 17 16 4 — 57
11 10 15 17 9 — 62
PENDLETON — C. Smith 22, J. Stuvland 10, S. Jerome 9, D.
Thomas 8, R. Russell 6, T. Newsom 2, J. Szumski, W. Morris,
K. Curtis.
PUTNAM — J. Jesse 18, C. Herbel 14, J. Halladin 9, T. Wol-
fram 8, K. Mixon 8, K. Hall 5, C. Grace.
3-pointers — PEN 5; PUT 6. Free throws — PEN 14-20; PUT
6-12. Fouls — PEN 16; PUT 12. Fouled out — C. Smith (PEN).
— At Silverton, the teams came out of the
half tied at 27-27 and the No. 9 Bulldogs
were able to outlast No. 23 Silverton for a
non-league win on Thursday night.
Hermiston rallied after Silverton took a
10-0 lead to start the game, and buckled
down defensively after halftime allowing
just 18 points.
Xavier Rambo scored 16 points to lead
Hermiston (8-2), Chance Flores added 12
and Hunter Walls was 3-for-5 from the
3-point line and chipped in 11.
Hermiston led 41-38 after three quarters.
Cade Roth scored 15 points to lead
Silverton (2-6) and Levi Nielsen added 10.
Hermiston’s next game is a home
non-league tilt with AC Davis (WA) on
Tuesday at 7 p.m.
7 20 14 12 — 53
12 15 11
7 — 45
HERMISTON — X. Rambo 16, C. Flores 12, H. Walls 11, A.
James 9, C. Ortiz 3, J. Ramirez 2, K, Moss.
SILVERTON — C. Roth 15, L. Nielsen 10, S. Clements 4, J.
Roth 4, D. Gonzales 3, E. Nielsen 2, K. Garcia 2, E. Ashwell 2,
C. Martinson 2, D. Ulven 1.
3-pointers — HHS 8; SHS 2. Free throws — HHS 9-11; SHS
5-12. Fouls — HHS 14; SHS 15.
Sports shorts
Williams announces engagement
Court and spark: Serena Williams is tying the
knot. The tennis great announced her engage-
ment to Alexis Ohanian on Thursday, posting a
poem on Reddit that she accepted the proposal
of the social news website’s co-founder.
Williams’ agent, Jill Smoller,
confi rmed the engagement in an
email to The Associated Press.
Ohanian wrote on his Facebook
page, “She said yes.”
Williams, 35, has been dating
Ohanian, 33, for over a year.
Her poem:
“I came home/A little late/
Someone had a bag packed for me/And a
carriage awaited/Destination: Rome/To escort me
to my very own “charming”/Back to where our
stars fi rst collided/And now it was full circle/At
the same table we fi rst met by chance/This time
he made it not by chance/But by choice/Down on
one knee/He said 4 words/And I said yes.”
“I get so many techs just
for talking. … I just don’t
get ref’d the same way
as other people, and I
don’t appreciate it. “
— Russell Westbrook
Oklahoma City Thunder star after
picking up back-to-back technical
fouls to earn an ejection midway
through the third quarter of Thurs-
day night’s 114-80 loss to the
Memphis Grizzlies. His ejection
Thursday came after he argued
what he thought was an air ball
by the Grizzlies and an incorrect
resetting of the shot clock.
US beats Russia in pool play
at junior hockey championships
TORONTO (AP) — Colin White and Troy
Terry scored second-period goals and Tyler
Parsons made 25 saves to help the United States
beat Russia 3-2 on Thursday in the
world junior hockey championship.
The United States took the Group B
lead, with Canada in position to match
the Americans’ 3-0-0 start with a
victory over Latvia on Thursday night.
Clayton Keller also scored in the United
States’ fi rst victory over Russia in the tournament
since 2007.
“We showed a lot of heart today and did a great
job shutting them down in the third,” Keller said.
“All lines can score and have skill, but our best is
yet to come. We’re on the right track.”
The Americans opened with a 6-1 victory
over Latvia on Monday and beat Slovakia 5-2
on Wednesday. They will complete pool play
Saturday against Canada.
1956 — The New York
Giants win the NFL title
with a 47-7 rout of the
Chicago Bears.
1990 — Orlando point
guard Scott Skiles dishes out
an NBA-record 30 assists in
a 155-116 victory against the
Denver Nuggets.
2007 — Andre’ Davis
becomes the seventh player
in NFL history to return two
kickoffs for touchdowns in
a game during Houston’s
42-28 win over Jacksonville.
He has a 97-yard return
in the fi nal minute of the
second quarter, then takes
the opening kickoff of the
second half back 104 yards.
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