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January 3, 2018
Wallowa County Chieftain
Joseph Eagles journey to west side games
By Steve Tool
Wallowa County Chieftain
Both the girls and boys bas-
ketball teams of Joseph trav-
eled the Oregon Trail to the
west side of the state to take
on two Christian schools,
Country Christian and Hori-
zon Christian Dec. 29 and 30,
The lady Eagles lost to
top-ranked Country Christian,
45-35, in a hard-fought battle.
Coach Lance Homan called
it a great game. The Eagles led
at halftime and at the end of
the third quarter before the size
of their opponents wore them
down in the final quarter.
“Our kids played hard and
left it all out on the court. Our
legs aren’t where they need to
be yet, but we will get there,”
Sabrina Albee led the scor-
Eleventh Annual Wallowa County
ing with 15 points.
The girls made short work
of Horizon Christian with a
64-34 victory on the follow-
“This was a good win after
a really tough game the night
before, and we were able to
get everyone quality time,”
He added that the defense
is shaping up and the girls play
with a lot of heart.
By Steve Tool
Who can enter?
All amateur photographers who live in Wallowa County
either full-time or part-time, or who have ever vacationed
in Wallowa County, are eligible. Exceptions: Members of
the Wallowa Valley Photo Club, the staff of the Chieftain,
and their immediate families may not submit entries.
"Immediate family" includes only spouses, parents, and
Homan each scored 10 and
post Caevan Murray had nine.
Horizon Christian, the sev-
enth-ranked team in the state,
defeated the Eagles, 53-39.
Fulfer said the game was
much closer than it appeared
with the Eagles down only by
three near the end when their
opponents sank two quick
This forced the Eagles
to start fouling and Horizon
Both the boys and girls
Enterprise High Schools teams
were 1-1 over the last weekend
on Dec. 28 and 29. The teams
played Willamina and Tri-City
Prep in the Les Schwab Tour-
nament in Pendleton.
The girls first defeated 3A
school Willamina, 32-24, in the
opening round. Coach Mike
Crawford said that their oppo-
nent plays a strict game of ball
control, which accounted for
the low score. Crawford said
it took awhile for the ladies to
adjust to players they’d never
seen and the slow pace. The
end of the first quarter saw the
game tied at two.
The Outlaws picked up the
pace in the second half behind
the efforts of senior Ashlyn
Gray, who scored eight, fol-
lowed by Reece Christman’s
six points and five contributed
by Riley Gray.
The Tri City Prep game saw
the Outlaws on the short end
of a 56-38 score. The Outlaws
shot only 22 percent from the
floor, which helped account
for the score. One of the Tri-
City players scored 40 points,
which Crawford said was
the most a single player ever
scored against the Outlaws in
his 29-year career.
Shelby Moncrief led the
scoring with 11 points while
shooting 50 percent from the
floor. Gray and Karli Bedard
each contributed eight points
to the cause.
The weekend left the Out-
laws ladies with an 8-2 over-
all record and ranked fifth in
The Outlaws boys lost both
of their weekend contests –– a
38-36 heartbreaker to Willam-
ina and a 44-51 loss to Tri City
Coach Larry Wells said the
team is looking better with
things falling into place, par-
ticularly in the post position.
Point guard Trent Walker had
returned after a tonsillectomy.
Tri City Prep’s defense
held the Outlaws to their low-
est output of the year.
Brett Greenshields led the
scoring, pouring 16 into the
bucket while Dylan Marr had
The losses left the boys
with a 3-7 record overall.
Photos by Paul Wahl / Chieftain
Rylie Hayward drives for the basket during the Enterprise
Boys Basketball game Saturday in Pendleton against Tri City
Prep, part of the Les Schwab Shootout tournament at the
Pendleton Convention Center.
Public display of photos: All submitted photos will be
displayed on the Chieftain's web site as they are received.
After judging, winning photos will be featured on the Chief-
tain's web site, and as many winning and non-winning
photos as space allows will be featured in the Chieftain's
print edition. Selected winning and non-winning photos
may also appear in a single issue of the Wallowa Valley
Photo Club's monthly newsletter and on the Photo Club's
web site in the context of informing members of the Photo
Club about the contest.
Wallowa basketball teams play
in Optimist Christmas event
Awards: There will be two categories of awards.
1. The People's Choice awards for the most popular
submitted photos, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each
division. Everyone can vote by browsing to the Chieftain's
contest web page and choosing their favorite Student
Division photo and their favorite Adult Division photo.
Prizes are $40, $20, and $10, plus certificates.
2. Overall best photos, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in
each of the two divisions as determined by the judges.
Prizes are $40, $20, and $10, plus certificates. Honorable
Mentions may be awarded at the discretion of the judges.
Prizes for honorable mentions will be certificates.
Christian converted well.
“They had a lot of height
and speed and could really
shoot,” Fulfer said.
The two Murrays each
scored nine points while Palma
adding seven and Homan and
Tray Wandschneider each
The weekend left the boys
with a league record and 5-3
overall. The eagles have a 24
Mixed results for EHS teams at tourney
Wallowa County Chieftain
Alexis Sykora and Albee
both finished with 27 points.
The weekend left the girls
with a 1-1 league record and
7-2 overall. They are ranked
seventh in the state.
The boys also defeated
Country Christian, 58-39.
Coach Olan Fulfer said the
bench saw lots of playing time.
Chase Murray led the charge
with 13 through the net while
Jean Luc Palma and Tyler
Karli Bedard pulls in a rebound during the Enterprise vs. Tri
City Prep basketball game Saturday afternoon at Pendleton
Wallowa High School’s basketball teams experienced a
series of nail-biters during the Optimist Christmas Classic
Tournament last week in La Grande.
Play began Wednesday with the boys losing to Union,
74-67, in triple overtime. Union also bested the girls, 38-31.
On Thursday, the girls narrowly lost to Elgin, 53-49, and the
boys lost to Cove, 41-30.
Sherman defeated the Wallowa girls, 45-32, in the sev-
enth-place game Friday.
The Cougar boys defeated Imbler, 35-27.
The Wallowa Valley Photo Club
is solely responsible for all awards.
A story in last week’s edition listing the winners of the Elks
Hoop Shoot incorrectly identified the overall champion of the
event. Asiya Salim of Enterprise won that honor sinking 19
of 25 free throws. The Chieftain incorrectly identified Blade
Suto as the champion due to an editing error.
Deadline: Submissions to the contest may be made
beginning Monday, January 1, 2018 and will be
accepted through Saturday, January 10, 1018. Vot-
ing for the People's Choice award is from Sunday,
January 21, 2018 through Sunday, February 4, 2018.
Winners will be announced in the Wednesday, February
14, 2018 issue of the Chieftain.
This week’s athlete of the week is Joseph Charter School junior
Emma Hite. The five-foot-four-inch Hite just received the nod
for the all-state team in volleyball, first-team, no less.
Hite played the middle and served as a team and floor captain
for the Eagles. Despite her height, the sophomore led the
team with 225 kills and serving aces with 66.
Besides volleyball, Hite, 16, plays basketball and competes
in high school rodeo and 4-H.
She also carries a 3.98 GPA.
Submissions: All submissions must be digital – prints
and slides are not accepted. However, prints and slides
may be scanned and digital copies submitted.
• Digital photos may be submitted via the Chieftain's online
submission form or emailed to PhotoWallowa@
gmail.com. CDs may also be dropped off at the Chief-
tain (209 NW 1st, Enterprise, Oregon).
Complete List of Rules: Please see the website for a
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