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East Oregonian
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Prep Basketball
Prep Round-Up
Nixyaawii’s Stewart, Schimmel
named Players of Year in OOL
Tigers roar past Oakers
This Feb.
2, 2017,
Cox and
in the
51-26 win
in Echo.
East Oregonian
The Nixyaawii basketball
programs were well repre-
sented on the Old Oregon
League All-League basket-
ball teams and swept Player
of the Year honors the league
announced Friday.
Junior guard Mary Stewart
was voted by league coaches
as the top girls player for the
second season in a row, and
freshman Mick Schimmel
took the boys’ honor and was
the only freshman to make
either list.
Stewart was joined on
the All-OOL teams by team-
mates Milan Schimmel and
Kaitlyn Melton, and senior
Chandler Case made honor-
able mention for the boys.
Schimmel, a junior guard,
was named to the first team
in her first season with the
undefeated league champion
Golden Eagles. Melton, a
junior wing, was named to the
second team in what was also
her first all-league selection.
Despite going 15-0 in
league play, that was the
extent of the Nixyaawii girls’
all-league selections.
Valley led the league with
four selections (two first
team) and third-place Joseph
also had three.
Also earning recognition
from local programs were
Echo senior Hannah McCarty
on the first team, Helix senior
Macey Tullis and junior Sadie
Wilson on the second team,
and Echo senior Devin Tarvin
with honorable mention.
Echo had two boys named
to their second team in senior
Klay Jenson and junior
Morgan Marcum. Helix also
had two representatives: senior
John Shaw on the second team
and senior Justin Williams as
honorable mention.
2017- All-Old Oregon League Basketball
First team
Mary Stewart (Player of the year), jr.,
Milan Schimmel, jr., Nixyaawii
Alexis Sykora, jr., Joseph
Sam Kearns, jr., Powder Valley
Hallie Feik, sr., Power Valley
Staff photo by
E.J. Harris
This Jan.
5, 2017,
mel (2)
ing to
evade the
arms of
Ty Mulder
and Klay
of Echo,
during a
game in
Staff photo by
Kathy Aney
Hannah McCarty, sr., Echo
Second Team
Macey Tullis, sr., Helix
Hannah Tanaka, sr., Pine Eagle
Kaitlyn Melton, jr., Nixyaawii
Sam Short, sr., Cove
Emma HIte, so., Joseph
Sadie Wilson, jr., Helix
Honorable Mention
Kim Williams, jr., Powder Valley
Hannah Duby, sr., Cove
Lauren Makin, sr., Joseph
Savannah Nobles, sr., Wallowa
Devin Tarvin, sr., Echo
Savannah Stephens, sr., Powder Valley
First team
Mick Schimmel (Player of the Year), fr.,
Cayden DeLury, sr., Joseph
Isaac Colton, sr., Powder Valley
Christopher Nobles, so., Wallowa
Gus McGinn, sr., Powder Valley
Jake Chrisman, sr., Joseph
Second team
Klay Jensen, sr., Echo
Tanner Eubanks, jr., Powder Valley
Trent Taylor, sr., Cove
Morgan Marcum, jr., Echo
Jon Shaw, sr., Helix
Honorable Mention
Justin Williams, sr., Helix
Caevan Murray, jr., Joseph
Chandler Case, sr., Nixyaawii
Tucker Gulick, so., Pine Eagle
Ezekiel Elmer, sr., Cove
Stanfield’s big
second half sinks
East Oregonian
their last game of the season
on their home court, the
No. 2 seed Stanfield Tigers
weren’t holding anything
back as they jumped out to
an early lead and never let
it go to beat Oakland 90-56
in the first round of the 2A
boys basketball state play-
offs on Friday.
Dylan Grogan scored 32
points, Jose Garcia added
16, and the Tigers really
pulled away in the second
half where they outscored
the Oakers 55-27.
It was the 19th straight
win for Stanfield (20-1),
which hasn’t lost to a 2A
team all season.
“We just came out fast
from the start,” said first-
year Tigers coach Jason
Sperr. “They came out with
the mindset, ‘We’re not
going to lose in our house.’
They were going to outwork
the opponent.”
Sperr said No. 15 seed
Oakland (17-10) was no
pushover though, and
Stanfield (20-1) was up just
35-29 at halftime.
“We missed some open
shots that could have broken
it open a little sooner,” Sperr
said, “but the guys continued
to battle getting offensive
rebounds. We were sending
as many guys as we could to
the glass.”
Sperr said overall, it was
the best four quarters the
team has played this season.
The Tigers will look to
maintain that high level of
play next week at the state
tournament’s final site in
The Tigers are slated for
a quarterfinals match-up
with No. 7 seed Oakridge,
which beat No. 10 Regis
50-49 on Friday.
Oakridge on Thursday at
Pendleton High with an
8:30 p.m. tip.
14 15 16 11 — 56
20 15 23 22 — 90
OAKLAND — N. Freeman 11, N.
Chastain 10, C. Benzel 8, B. Wimberly 6,
S. Winn 6, A. Harrington 4, C. Brownson
4, J. Brooksby 3, A. Saddler 2, A. Brown
2, R. Carson.
STANFIELD — D. Grogan 32, J. Garcia
16, T. Monkus 7, T. Flores 7, R. Bailey 7, B.
Woods 7, E. Esquivel 2, C. Hernandez, N.
Sanchez, A. Gomez.
3-pointers — OHS 2; SHS 4. Free
throws — OHS 12-23; SHS 15-26. Fouls
— OHS 23; SHS 21. Fouled out — C.
Benzel (OHS).
82, IRRIGON 57 — At
Salem, the Knights shot
nearly 78 percent from
behind the arc, but couldn’t
shoot their way out of a
23-point hole at the end of
the first quarter.
“We just came out a little
flat,” said Irrigon coach
Davy Salas. “They brought
the game to us. We weren’t
taking care of the ball very
well and they got some easy
layups off that.”
Salas said the Knights
(15-9) were able to get
into the flow starting in the
second quarter, where they
outscored the Crusaders
13-11, but weren’t able to
get within striking distance.
Irrigon was 7-of-9 (77.8
percent) from three-point
range, and Daniel Vera and
Austin Rice scored 12 and 11
points, respectively. Irrigon
was led by post Hayden
White with 17 points.
The Crusaders (21-4)
were paced by Kyle Hasle-
bacher with 21 points, and
three others scored 14.
Salem Academy led 64-35
after three quarters.
The loss ends the first
season at Class 3A for
Irrigon, which will graduate
two seniors — Rice and
“There was a learning
curve this season, for
myself as a new coach, new
league,” said Salas. “It was
just one of those seasons
that came together at the
right time.
“It was a great season and
I’m proud of the kids. They
finished hard today and I’m
really proud of them.”
4 13 18 22 — 57
27 11 26 18 — 82
IRRIGON — H. White 17, D. Vera 12, A.
Rice 11, J. Phillips 5, A. Roa 5, E. Carillo 3,
A. Gomez 2, L. Covarrubia 2, O. Vera.
SALEM ACADEMY — K. Haslebach-
er 21, Z. Aldrich 14, M. Moser 14, S.
Williams 14, M. Strunk 4, C. Daniels, K.
McCallum, M. Jenkins, J. Miller.
3-pointers — IHS 7; SA 5. Free throws
— IHS 6-7; SA 9-12. Fouls — IHS 9; SA
62 — At Mill City, the
basketball team gave all the
effort they had, but it was
not enough to overcome an
efficient shooting night for
the Santiam as the No. 4
seed Wolverines ousted the
No. 13 TigerScots in a 2A
first round playoff game on
Friday night.
“We played a great first
quarter, but then we went
cold midway through the
second quarter,” Weston-
McEwen coach Brian
Pickard said, “and they
(Santiam) were hitting
shots. We got down by 10 or
12, and then could never get
any closer than that.”
Ethan Reger had a
big performance in his
last game as a TigerScot
(14-11), pitching in 19
points and 11 rebounds
while fellow seniors Shaw
Broncheau (13 points, six
assists) and Garrett Hunger-
ford (9 points) each did their
part as well. Jonah Downey
led Santiam (21-4) with a
game-high 28 points.
“It’s obviously a disap-
pointing loss, but I’m very
proud of the kids,” Pickard
said. “For the six seniors ...
they left it all on the court
and I can’t be more proud of
17 14 13 18 — 62
21 20 18 19 — 78
WESTON-MCEWEN — E. Reger 19,
S. Broncheau 13, B. Speed 11, G. Hun-
gerford 9, B. Dearing 4, B. Rudolph 3, J.
West 3, J. Speed, K. Broncheau, Z. Mann,
P. Munck, G. Smith.
SANTIAM — Jo. Downey 28, R. Nicot
15, Ju. Downey 15, N. Butler 11, A.
Fawcett 6, J. Fawcett.
3-pointers — W-M 10, SHS 8. Free
throws — W-M 5-10, SHS 11-19. Fouls —
W-M 16, SHS 17.
STATE WRESTLING: Both of Heppner/Ione’s wrestlers advance to semifinals
Continued from 1B
a disappointment.
“It’s a crappy feeling, but
I don’t plan on ever having
that feeling again,” Rockwell
Rockwell is the lone
Riverside wrestler still in
the hunt for a title, though
Andrew Barker (120), Kevin
Altamirano (126), Anthony
Kernal (220) and Ruben Villa
(285) are still in contention
for a podium spot.
Mac-Hi sits in 10th place
with 35.5 points. Riley
Chester (138), Spencer Wells
(220) and Donnie Clark
(285) all advanced to the
semifinals, while Jesse Jones
(106) moved on to Saturday
in the consolation bracket.
Class 3A Irrigon saw six
of its seven wrestlers lose
their first matches, but four
of them won their consola-
tion matches to stay alive
in the tournament. Brady
Harrington and Colby Krogh
(170), Tucker McAllister
(195) and Luke Myers (285)
all remain in contention
for a place on the podium
when competition resumes
Saturday morning.
In 2A, Heppner/Ione
senior and No. 1 seed Cord
Flynn, who was a state
runner-up at 195 last season,
won his lone match of the
day over Cylus Hoke of
Culver. Flynn trailed 4-1
early, but came back to win
Staff photo by E.J. Harris
Hermiston’s Valen Wyse pulls Crater’s Markus Bennett
back down to the mat during his 170-pound match win
on Friday in Portland.
Staff photo by E.J. Harris
Pendleton’s Alex Rendon wrestles Lebanon’s Mitchell Alley in his 132-pound quar-
terfinals match win on Friday in Portland.
a 7-4 decision. Flynn will
face Lowell senior Zachary
Kintzley in the semifinals
tomorrow. With reigning
state champion, Jaiden Jones
of Culver, also moving on to
the semis, the two could meet
up for a rematch in the finals.
The tournament resumes
today at 8:30 a.m.
Team Scores
1, Crater
2, Sandy
3, Hermiston
4, Dallas
5, Redmond
13, Pendleton
Oscar Lopez (132) — Quarterfinal,
Brawley Lamer (Crescent Valley) won by
fall, 2:00; Cons. Round 2, Shane Teigen
(Thurston) won by fall, 2:42.
CJ Hendon (138) — Quarterfinal, Hendon
won by fall over Joseph English (Dallas), 5:57.
Wade Kirkpatrick (145) — Quarterfinal, Adri-
an Tuia (Hermiston) won by decision, Dec 5-0;
Cons. Round 2, Kirkpatrick won by decision
over Matt Roeser (South Albany), 6-3.
Adrian Tuia (145) — Quarterfinal, Tuia
won by decision over Wade Kirkpatrick
(Hermiston), 5-0.
Valen Wyse (170) — Quarterfinal, Wyse won
by fall over Markus Bennett (Crater), 1:41.
Julio Leiva (170) — Quarterfinal, Leiva
won in sudden victory-1 over Cody Janssen
(Dallas), SV-1 6-4.
Joey Gutierrez (182) — Quarterfinal, Clay
Coxen (Dallas) won by fall, 4:28; Cons.
Round 2, Gutierrez won by fall over Caleb
Wynn (Lebanon), 1:20.
Kenny Bevan (220) — Quarterfinal, Bevan
won by decision over Colton Albertson (St.
Helens), 4-0.
Beau Blake (285) — Quarterfinal, Blake won
by fall over Drafis Santer (Wilsonville), 1:55.
Alex Rendon (132) — Quarterfinal,
Rendon won by decision over Mitchell Alley
(Lebanon), 7-3.
Jeff Kovach (138) — Quarterfinal, Camer-
on Alley (Lebanon) won by decision, 11-7;
Cons. Round 2, Kovach won by decision
over Isacc Ogden (South Albany), 10-4.
Morgan Holcomb (160) — Quarterfinal,
Holcomb won by fall over Christopher
Polanco (Central), 1:37.
Scott Chambers (160) — Quarterfinal, Tan-
ner Earhart (Dallas) won by decision, 7-0;
Cons. Round 2, Chambers won by decision
over Devon Floyd (Dallas), 11-4.
Team Scores
1, Sweet Home
2, Crook County
3, Marshfield
4, North Marion
5, Baker/Powder Valley
10, McLoughlin/Weston-McEwen
Jesse Jones (106) — Quarterfinal,
Hunter Mode (Crook County) won by major
decision, 8-0; Cons. Round 2, Jones won
VIKINGS: Horizon Christian held sizable advantage in posts
Continued from 1B
just couldn’t miss,” Lete
said. “And anytime you dig
yourself that big of a hole in
a state playoff game, it’s hard
to dig yourself out.”
The Hawks were able
to use their size advantage
across the board to work
their offense to near perfec-
tion, led by 6-foot-7 junior
Anthony Sprauer inside
who finished with a game-
high 28 points, 18 of which
came in the first half alone.
Overall, the Hawks had just
two of the eight players that
saw the floor that checked
in at 6-1 or shorter, while
Umatilla had seven.
“We knew they were
bigger than us, we had
scouted them pretty well,”
Lete said. “We knew them
inside and out, and I still
believe we do. It’s just they
shot well, they rebounded
well and they’re tough to
defend. It just wasn’t our
Umatilla did not hit its
first 3-pointer of the game
until the 3:44 mark of the
third quarter when Moises
Garcilazo swished one
from the left wing, ending
an 0-18 start. Sebastian
Garcia then hit 3-4 attempts
in the fourth quarter to help
him finish with a team-high
12 points.
It was a disappointing
way for Umatilla’s three
seniors in Justin Maret,
Sean Miller and Tyrone
Morris to go out, but Lete
said as a coach he is proud
of the effort those three
and his team overall gave
throughout the season.
“It’s been fun, probably
one of the best seasons I’ve
had,” Lete said. “All the
kids are very coachable,
they work hard day-in and
day-out in practice and not
in game action. There’s
a lot of mixed emotions
now, but we return a lot and
hopefully we’ll get after
it in the offseason and see
what next year brings.”
22 17
9 18 — 66
6 10
9 15 — 40
Schiele 10, C. Zralka 6, C. Wyatt 6, J. Belan
5, B. Egger 4, K. Free 3, H. Wakefield 2,
T. Olson 2.
UMATILLA — S. Garcia 12, K. Webb 10, T.
Durfey 6, S. Cranston 5, J. Maret 4, M. Gar-
cilazo 3, G. Armenta, J. Garcia, U. Garcia.
3-pointers — HC 8, UHS 4. Free throws
— HC 10-18, UHS 10-16. Fouls — HC 13,
UHS 18.
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541-966-0839. Follow him
on Twitter @ByEricSinger.
by decision over Johnny Niehaus (Baker/
Powder Valley), 6-3.
Riley Chester (138) — Quarterfinal,
Chester won by major decision over Robert
Cobb (Crook County), 15-2.
Spencer Wells (220) — Quarterfinal,
Wells won by decision over Michael Sierra
(Henley), 7-4.
Donnie Clark (285) — Quarterfinal, Clark
won by decision over Macoy Christman
(Cascade), 1-0.
Team Scores
1, Nyssa
2, Willamina/Falls City
3, Dayton
4, Glide
5, La Pine
11, Riverside
14, Irrigon
Brady Harrington (170) — Quarterfinal,
Cayden Kangiser (Glide) won by fall, 4:56;
Cons. Round 2, Harrington won by medical
forfeit over Sabino Corona (Dayton).
Colby Krogh (170) — Quarterfinal, Layten
Briggs (Harrisburg) won by fall, 1:06; Cons.
Round 2, Krogh won by decision over
Maxwell Castillo (De La Salle), 8-2.
Tucker McAllister (195) — Quarterfinal,
Blake Larsen (Dayton) won by tech fall,
5:16 (20-4); Cons. Round 2, McAllister won
by decision over Tanner Cavan (Willamina/
Falls City), 6-2.
Luke Meyers (285) — Cons. Round 2,
Meyers won by fall over Mohamad Nadaf
(Glide), 2:10.
Andrew Barker (120) — Champ. Round 1,
Isaiah Vazquez (Rainier) won by decision,
7-0; Cons. Round 1, bye; Cons. Round 2,
Barker won by decision over Orlando Paz
(Vale), 8-3.
Kevin Altamirano (126) — Champ. Round
1, David Kerr (La Pine) won by fall, 2:20;
Cons. Round 1, bye; Cons. Round 2,
Altamirano won by decision over Sebastian
Johnson (Burns), 6-3.
Aristotle Rockwell (132) — Quarterfinal,
Rockwell won by fall over Jacob Mask
(Scio), 4:28.
Anthony Kernal (220) — Quarterfinal,
Josue Martinez (Dayton) won by decision,
10-5; Cons. Round 2, Kernal won by major
decision over Zach Vigil (Glide), 12-1.
Ruben Villa (285) — Quarterfinal, Jacob
Lowther (Scio) won by decision, 5-0; Cons.
Round 2, Villa won by fall over Savannah
Taylor (Creswell), 0:26.
Team Scores
1, Culver
2, Lowell
3, Myrtle Point
4, Central Linn
5, Grant Union/Prairie City
5, Monroe
20, Heppner/Ione
Trevor Antonucci (106) — Quarterfinal,
Antonucci won by fall over Kailia Jackson
(Vernonia), 5:35.
Cord Flynn (195) — Quarterfinal, Flynn
won by decision over Cylus Hoke (Culver),
to take a
shot during
a 3A boys
of Tualatin
on Friday in
Staff photo by
Eric Singer