A10 Sports Blue Mountain Eagle SPORTS SCHEDULE 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 p.m. Dayville/Monument Prairie City Prairie City, Monument, Long Creek, Dayville @ 1A-SD4 District Championship in Ontario, 11 a.m. (MDT) GU golfers compete at district championship RODEO Friday, May 13 Monday-Tuesday, 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 circuit. 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/LindseyWyllie.com 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 Hermiston. 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 roping. Grant Union baseball vs. Union/Cove in John Day (1), 4 p.m. SOFTBALL Thursday-Saturday, May 19-21 Continued from Page A9 OSAA Track and Field State Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, 10 a.m. The most valuable and respected source of local news, advertising and information for our communities. www.eomediagroup.com the HOT corner’s SH T EEK OF THE W G ABE W ALKER School: Dayville Grade: 9 Parent and Grandparents: Christian Hopkins, Kevin and Nancy Walker Sport: Track and Field Events: 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, 100 and long jump What I like best about my sport: “I look forward to hanging out with my friends, competing and jumping — jumping is my favorite event.” Coach’s Comment: “He is the most consistent athlete at present and always determined to improve at meets.” - Coach Peter Bogardus Proud sponsor of Grant County athletes 100 E. Main • Stoplight in John Day • 541-792-0425 03855 Mariah Moulton pitched Game Two for the Prospectors with Zweygardt pitching in the fourth. 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 TRACK Continued from Page A9 12.50 personal record and took third in the 200 with a sub-27 personal record of 26.47. “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 playoffs. “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 allowed) 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 PENDLETON — Grant 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 BASEBALL Continued from Page A9 Prospector Cameron 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 runs. 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 game. 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 at myeaglenews.com. 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 Championships. “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, 108 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 jump. 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 competing. “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 Ontario.