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Blue Mountain Eagle
Continued from Page A9
Grant Union track @ 2A-6 Wapiti
League Districts in Union, 11 a.m.
Saturday, May 14
Long Creek
Grant Union baseball vs. Pilot
Rock/Nixyaawii in John Day (2),
11 a.m.
Grant Union
Grant Union softball vs. River-
side/Arlington in John Day (2), 1
Prairie City
Prairie City, Monument, Long
Creek, Dayville @ 1A-SD4 District
Championship in Ontario, 11 a.m.
GU golfers compete at
district championship
Friday, May 13
May 16-17
Grant Union @ OSAA Boys Golf
State Championships at Emerald
Valley Golf Club in Creswell, 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 17
“It’s going good,” he said.
“It’s tough being a student ath-
lete, but it’s defi nitely worth it in
the long run.”
The 2014 graduate of Grant
Union High School in John Day
said he plans to return to Canyon
City to work this summer before
returning to Walla Walla to com-
plete his degree.
Northwest Regional
No. 6 Rodeo
Two Grant County cowboys,
Wright and Riley Clark of Long
Creek, competed in the April
29-30 Northwest Regional No.
6 college rodeo in Hermiston.
It was the last college rodeo
of the season for the Northwest
Wright fi nished sixth in the
Men’s All-around, sixth in steer
wrestling with a time of 6.9 and
third in team roping as heeler,
competing with Tommie Hoye-
cki, with a time of 8.4.
Clark, who has spent the sea-
son riding for Blue Mountain
Blue Mountain Eagle
Contributed photo/
Riley Clark of Long
Creek, riding for Blue
Mountain Community
College, competes
in team roping at the
Northwest Regional
No. 6 event April 30 in
Community College in Pendle-
ton, placed eighth in steer wres-
tling at the event with a time of
8.7. He also competed in team
Grant Union baseball vs. Union/Cove in John
Day (1), 4 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, May 19-21
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OSAA Track and Field State Championships at
Hayward Field in Eugene, 10 a.m.
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Mariah Moulton pitched
Game Two for the Prospectors
with Zweygardt pitching in the
Grant Union jumped out
with a 3-1 lead. Then the game
fell apart for them.
Although the team had some
bright moments, including two
doubles off Moulton’s bat, they
“struggled in all aspects of the
game, offense, defense and
pitching,” Nash said.
The Prospectors had seven
hits to the Viking’s nine, but
Grant Union had some errors
and walked fi ve and gave up
four hits.
Grant Union will dust them-
selves off, and prepare to host
Riverside/Arlington for a dou-
bleheader at 1 p.m. Friday for
the Prospectors’ senior day.
“Winning at home will se-
cure a spot in the district play-
offs, beginning Tuesday, May
17,” Nash said.
The winner of that game will
play again on Friday, May 20.
The top four out of nine
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12.50 personal record and
took third in the 200 with a
sub-27 personal record of
“Sophie was almost ex-
cluded from the long jump
fi nals until the discovery of a
clerical error allowed her to
step up,” Dailey said.
She outdid her preliminary
mark, jumping 15-07.5 for
second overall.
Molly Hoodenpyl took sec-
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
make the district playoffs. If En-
terprise/Joseph/Wallowa loses a
doubleheader with Echo/Stan-
fi eld on Friday, and Grant Union
wins their games against River-
side/Arlington, the Prospectors
will move up to No. 4 in league,
giving them a spot in the district
“We will have to wait until
all games are played this week to
see where the games on Tuesday
would be,” Nash said. “The third-
place team hosts No. 4 on Tues-
day (May 17). Then the winner,
plus the No. 2 team, travel to the
No. 1 team on Friday (May 20).”
The OSAA Softball State
Championships begin May 23,
and the top three in the district
tournament will compete.
Current league standings:
1. Echo/Stanfi eld, 13-1 (league), 18-5
(overall), 241 (runs scored), 73 (runs
2. Weston-McEwen/Griswold, 12-2, 15-4,
254, 53
3. Vale, 11-1, 16-5, 196, 107
4. Enterprise/Joseph/Wallowa, 8-6, 10-10,
197, 189
5. Grant Union/Dayville/Prairie City, 7-7,
12-9, 215, 133
6. Riverside/Arlington, 6-8, 11-11, 192, 174
7. Nyssa, 5-9, 6-16, 166, 255
8. Umatilla, 0-14, 1-20, 66, 413
9. Elgin/Imbler, 0-14, 0-16, 32, 267
onds off her 200 and 400 times.
Kyla Emerson almost took
a tumble in the high hurdles,
and still recovered for eighth
place. She had a personal re-
cord in long jump with a mark
of 15-01.5, taking fi fth. She
also made fi nals in the triple
jump, placing eighth.
On the boys side, Hayden
Schafer surpassed his mark in
discus with a throw of 109-01,
and Cade Milton had personal
records in discus and javelin.
Dailey said Jess Hood-
enpyl ran a good 3,000, just
short of exceeding his previ-
ous time.
“The team is very aware
of what they’ll have to do to
achieve qualifying marks next
Friday,” Dailey said. “We
have our potential qualifying
Union head golf coach Ron
Lundbom gave an update af-
ter the fi rst day of competi-
tion at the May 9-10 District
Golf Tournament at Pendle-
ton Country Club.
“We are in the middle
of the pack, team-wise, and
we should improve on day
two,” he said.
The fi rst day was cold
and windy, but the weather
was expected to improve for
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Hallgarth had an RBI off a
single, scoring Brogan McK-
rola in the fourth.
Zack Deiter pitched fi ve
innings, striking out four and
giving up seven hits and six
McKrola pitched Grant
Union’s fi nal inning, giving
up three hits.
The Prospectors and Ti-
gerScots were tied 6-6 in
Game Two, taking the game
to 10 innings.
In the 10th Prospector
Jesse Paulsen caught a pop-
up at second base. Then the
TigerScots’ second batter
Shaw Broncheau singled,
stole second and eventual-
ly reached home to end the
Hayden Young pitched
six innings, striking out
eight, walking fi ve and giv-
ing up fi ve hits and fi ve runs.
McKrola pitched three in-
nings, giving up six hits and
two runs.
Garrett Lenz and Clayton
Vaughan had two RBI each,
and Weaver had one RBI.
Young went 3-4, Vaughan
2-5, Brady Burch 1-4, McK-
rola 1-1, Lenz 1-5, Jacob
Vaughan 1-1 and Deiter 1-4.
Grant Union head coach
Brian Delaney said the team
had some injuries the Tiger-
Scots took advantage of, but
added his team did well over-
day two on Tuesday.
As of Monday, on the
boys side, Nathan Gehley
was tied for sixth with an
87, two strokes out of third;
Duane Stokes was at 98; Jay
Goldblatt, 126; and Connor
White, 140.
For the girls, Rose Vande-
hey had a personal best of 126,
and Tiana Allen had a 136.
Lundbom was unavail-
able before press time on
Tuesday for an update. The
results will be posted online
all, including the younger
players who stepped in.
“Ultimately, Zack and
Hayden threw well, and Bro-
gan threw well in relief,” he
said. “Sometimes the ball
doesn’t bounce your way.”
Delaney said if they
win three of their next four
games, they’re in districts.
The top three teams in
league will compete: No.
1 will have a bye, and No.
2 and No. 3 will play for a
chance to go up against the
top team. The top two go to
the OSAA Baseball State
“We’re working hard in
our approaches at the plate
and just trying to fi ne tune
everything in those must-win
games,” Delaney said. “They
defi nitely have to relax and
just try to play the way they
know they can.”
Grant Union lost the May
3 game to Weston-McEwen
when the TigerScots broke a
2-2 tie in the seventh inning.
The Prospectors were on
the road to Pilot Rock to face
the Rockets in a single game
on Tuesday, past press time,
and they host the Rockets at
11 a.m. Saturday on senior
recognition day in double-
header action.
Current league standings
(Tuesday, May 10):
Burns, 9-0 (league), 18-5 (overall), 210
(runs scored), 89 (runs allowed)
Weston-McEwen, 8-1, 17-5, 200, 136
Pilot Rock/Nixyaawii, 4-5, 15-7, 173,
Grant Union, 2-6, 7-14, 135, 148
Union/Cove, 0-11, 0-16, 36, 198
events lined out and will put
the secondary events in place
for competitiveness. Re-
gardless of how many of our
athletes qualify for the state
championships, I’m confi dent
that Monument will make an
excellent showing at districts,
and no matter what happens,
Ontario will have seen our
very best.”
High Desert League Meet
A little rain and thunder rum-
bling in the far distance didn’t
dampen the spirits of 10 teams
competing at the Thursday, May
5, High Desert League Meet in
Prairie City.
“It went well — almost per-
fect,” said Prairie City head
coach Joe Weymouth, comment-
ing on the second meet to be held
The Upper South Fork and Mainstem John Day
River Local Advisory Committee
is recruiting new members.
Interested in serving on the Local Water Quality
Management Area Advisory Committee?
Grant Soil & Water Conservation District in conjunction with
Oregon Department of Agriculture is looking for individuals
with a high level of citizen involvement for the biennial review
and implementation of the Upper South Fork and Mainstem John
Day River Agricultural Water Quality Management Area Plan
and rules. The Local Advisory Committee’s responsibilities shall
include but are not limited to: Participation in the development
and ongoing modifications of the agricultural water quality
management area plan and rules; Recommendation of strategies
necessary to achieve water quality goals and objectives outlined
in the agricultural water quality management area plan; and the
Biennial review of the progress of implementation of the
agricultural water quality management area plan and rules,
including enforcement actions taken, and requests for alternate
measures that have been granted or denied.
A local water quality management area Advisory Committee
shall be composed primarily of landowners in the affected local
agricultural water quality management area. Membership may
include, but is not limited to; State Board of Agriculture
representatives, persons serving on local soil and water
conservation districts,
private landowners, representatives of local, state and federal
boards, commissions and agencies, members of Indian tribes,
members of the public, persons associated with industry,
members of academic, scientific and professional communities
and public and special interest groups.
For more information contact Jason Kehrberg, Grant SWCD
District Manager, at 541 575-0135, ext. 110, or Pat Holliday at
541 575-0135, ext. 101.
The Eagle/Angel Carpenter
Dayville’s Gabe Walker
takes flight in the long
on their new eight-lane track.
Several athletes from the
various schools hit wished-for
goals, exceeding their previous
records, including Prairie City’s
Garrett Hitz who pole vaulted to
14 feet and Amaya Zweygardt
who broke the girls school re-
cord, clearing the bar at 8 feet in
pole vault.
Dayville’s Gabe Walker was
sole competitor at the Prairie
City meet, reaching a person-
al record in the 100. Walker is
preparing for the district meet
with endurance training for the
300-meter hurdles.
Dayville head coach Peter
Bogardus expects to have his
two other athletes, Kristina
Humphreys and Austin Walk-
er, back for the district meet.
Personal record highlights
for Long Creek girls at the HDL
include Raquel Silva in javelin,
Gladys Johnson in long jump
and Andrea Moreno in triple
jump. For the boys, Adam Ra-
jabeliev exceeded his previous
record in discus.
Weymouth said he was
pleased to see all the athletes
“Everybody showed up,” he
said. “It was a great representa-
tion from the league.”
Grant Union will compete
at the 2A-6 Wapiti League Dis-
tricts at 11 a.m. Friday in Union.
Monument, Long Creek,
Dayville and Prairie City will
compete at the 1A-Special Dis-
trict 4 District Championship
at 11 a.m. (MDT) Friday in