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shut out
Baker, 5-0
Fruitland shut out Bak-
er 5-0 in a nonleague
girls soccer match
Monday at Fruitland.
It was Baker’s second
straight loss. The Bull-
dogs are 2-6 overall and
0-2 in Greater Oregon
League play.
Baker returns to GOL
action Saturday with a
noon match at Mac-Hi.
The Bulldogs have
four remaining matches
during the regular
season, all on Saturdays.
Following the Mac-Hi
match Baker play host
to three opponents, all
matches starting at
noon — La Grande on
Oct. 12, Ontario Oct. 19
and Mac-Hi on Oct. 26.
Lisa Britton / For the Baker City Herald
Baker’s Averi Elms goes for a point Monday against
Bulldogs stop
Weiser in 4,
sweep Mac-Hi
By Gerry Steele
Baker handled Weiser in
four sets Monday in a non-
league volleyball rematch at
Baker High School, then trav-
eled the next day to Milton-
Freewater and swept the
Mac-Hi Pioneers in a Greater
Oregon League match.
The Bulldogs, who lost to
Weiser in four sets to open
their season, won Monday 25-
15, 23-25, 25-18, 25-20.
Baker opened the fi rst set
with a 7-2 lead behind the
serving of Anna Carter.
Lacy Churchfi eld then
stepped to the service line
and increased Baker’s lead
to 11-3.
The Bulldogs then kept
the lead between 10 and 11
points the rest of the set.
The second set was much
closer, with neither team
gaining more than a 3-point
lead until the game was knot-
ted at 20-20.
Weiser then jumped ahead
23-20 before Baker rallied to
tie the score again at 23-23 on
the serves of Josie Lewis.
Weiser then scored the
fi nal two points to even the
Baker trailed by as many
as eight points in the third set
before battling back.
Trailing 17-14, Baker
scored seven straight points
to build a 24-17 edge.
Lewis supplied the serving
during the rally. Emma Baeth
and Churchfi eld combined to
dominate the net with fi ve
kills in the run.
Churchfi eld supplied the
fi nal hit to give Baker a 2-1
match lead.
Baker then rode the serv-
ing of Churchfi eld and Lau-
ren Benson to a 20-7 cushion
in the fourth set.
Weiser battled back to get
within 23-19 before Baker
nip Brewers
in wild card
— After all the heart-
ache and close calls, all
the early exits, maybe
it makes sense that a
20-year-old kid who
never had been to the
postseason, Juan Soto,
would help the Wash-
ington Nationals fi nally
Soto delivered a bas-
es-loaded single against
Milwaukee closer Josh
Hader that scored three
runs with two outs
in the eighth inning,
thanks in part to an er-
ror by rookie outfi elder
Trent Grisham, and the
Nationals came back to
beat the Brewers 4-3 in
the NL wild-card game
Tuesday night.
Lisa Britton / For the Baker City Herald
Baker’s Lacy Churchfi eld, left, and Hailey Zikmund go up for a block Monday against
Weiser in the Baker gym.
closed out the win.
On Tuesday Baker im-
proved its GOL record to 2-1
Tuesday with a 25-13, 25-5,
25-20 win at Mac-Hi.
Baker coach Chelsea
Hurliman said the Bulldogs
dominated from the service
line. Churchfi eld served
18 consecutive points, and
Emma Bates 10 in a row.
“We found some weak-
nesses in their defense,”
Hurliman said. “There wasn’t
a lot of rallying in the match.
The girls came out and just
decided to get ’er done pretty
quick last night.”
Baker plays host to
Fruitland Thursday, with
the varsity match starting
around 7 p.m.
— Jayson Jacoby contributed to
this story.
Trail Blazers look to build on breakthrough season
■ After advancing to the Western Conference finals, Portland unveiled a revamped roster when camp opened Tuesday
The Blazers have shored
Whiteside averaged 12.3
ing the regular season. He
up their options at center
points, 11.3 rebounds and
signed a super-max contract
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while Jusuf Nurkic continues 1.89 blocks per game last sea- extension worth $196 million
Blazers have a number of
to rehab from a broken left
son in Miami.
in the offseason.
new players for Portland’s
leg that kept him out of the
Gasol said he is limited
The Blazers also look for-
50th anniversary season—
playoffs. Nurkic was aver-
at the moment because of a
ward this season to celebrat-
and a new resolve after their
aging 15.6 points and 10.4
surgery he had in February, ing the 50th anniversary of
playoff run last spring.
rebounds a game before he
part of a frustrating season
the franchise. The team will
Joining the well-estab-
was hurt in March.
that started with the Spurs
play a preseason game at the
lished backcourt of Damian
The Blazers were able to
and ended with the Milwau- Veterans Memorial Coliseum,
Lillard and CJ McCollum
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kee Bucks. A 19-year NBA
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on Portland’s roster are such — Blazers guard
was waived by the New
veteran, Gasol said he’ll be
NBA championship. The
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York Knicks following the
limited in workouts dur-
Blazers held their media day
san Whiteside, Pau Gasol and
trade deadline and signed by ing camp and he wouldn’t
at the arena Monday.
Kent Bazemore. The Blazers advanced to the conference
Portland for the rest of the
commit to being available on
Last season the Blazers
opened preseason camp on
fi nals for the fi rst time in 19 season. Kanter moved on in
opening day.
opened the preseason on a
the offseason to the Celtics.
Lillard is excited about the somber note. Owner Paul
“I feel like it’s coming
Portland was coming off
In the offseason, the
depth the Blazers acquired.
Allen passed away after a
together, naturally,” Lillard
two seasons that ended with Blazers acquired Hassan
Among the others is Baze-
battle with non-Hodgkins
said Monday at the team’s
fi rst-round playoff sweeps.
Whiteside from the Heat in
more, whom the Blazers got lymphoma. Portland dedi-
media day. “Being together for The team, which had surpris- a four-team deal that sent
from Atlanta in a trade for
cated its season to him.
some weeks now and playing ingly little turnover over
Meyers Leonard to Miami
Evan Turner.
Blazers President of Bas-
pickup has just been cool. I
those years, started last sea- and Moe Harkless to the L.A.
The team’s on-court leader, ketball Operations Neil Ol-
think the environment that
son determined to take the
Clippers, while also picking
Lillard averaged 25.8 points shey said Allen’s sister, Jody
we’ve created over the years, next step. Now they’re aiming up veteran big Gasol and
and 6.9 assists and earned
Allen, wants to win a “couple
guys come in and it’s easy
for more.
forward Anthony Tolliver.
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