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April 26, 2017
Vale snaps Lady Pros’ win streak
Bri Zweygardt scores one-run homer in game two
By Angel Carpenter
Blue Mountain Eagle
The Eagle/Angel Carpenter
Grant Union’s Brianna Zwegardt hit a one-run homer in
Friday’s game two against Vale in John Day.
The Grant Union Prospector softball
team came up short Saturday in a tough
home test against league foe Vale.
The Prospectors gave up two wins to
the Vikings, 9-2 and 7-6, breaking their
13-game win streak.
Vale made a statement early in the ﬁ rst
inning of game one when Viking Grace
Reever hit a grand slam, adding two more
runs for a 6-0 lead.
Grant Union ﬁ nished the inning with
Brianna Zweygardt scoring Whitney Mc-
Clellan with a single, and Ravyn Walk-
er also reached home plate while Hailie
Wright was up to bat.
The Prospectors were able to tamp
down on Vale’s momentum in the second
with Grant Union pitcher Cody Jo Mad-
den striking out one Viking batter, left
ﬁ elder McClellan catching a ﬂ y ball and
short stop Walker throwing to ﬁ rst base-
man Dauna Bishop for an out.
Vale scored three more runs in the
game for the win.
Prospector Cody Jo Madden was
in the circle for game one, and Mariah
Moulton pitched six innings of game
two with Madden closing in the seventh.
Vale’s Amanda Trenkel pitched both
games for the Vikings.
Grant Union regained composure for
the second game.
Moulton pitched a strikeout in the top
of the ﬁ rst inning, and after Vale hit a sin-
gle, Grant Union made two more outs.
The Prospectors scored three runs in
the bottom of the inning when Zweygardt
singled, scoring McClellan, and Marissa
Smith singled, scoring Walker and Hailie
See SOFTBALL, Page B10
G RANT C OUNTY
S PORTS R OUNDUP
Windy weather kept ath-
letes, including those from
Grant Union, from compet-
ing in some ﬁ eld events this
Grant Union head coach
Sonna Smith said the winds
were recorded at 30 mph
with gusts of over 50 mph.
“We had javelin and pole
vault canceled due to wind,”
she said. “Even discuses
were being blown out of
bounds. Triple jump athletes
were blown from one side of
the runway to the other as
they jumped, and the high
jump bar had to be held onto
until the athlete jumped due
Some Grant Union ath-
letes were able to overcome
the challenging weather
Drew Lusco set a per-
sonal record in discus with a
throw of 105-10.
Three long jumpers,
Trinity Hutchison (16-
06.00), Kellen Shelley (16-
07.50) and Airron Glimpse
(15-04.25), also set personal
Hutchison, who placed
ﬁ rst in the long jump, also
ﬁ nished ﬁ rst in the triple
jump with a mark of 34-
The Grant Union girls
team placed second in the
meet with 73 points behind
Union, which had 94.
Grant Union will send
eight girls and possibly three
boys to the Meet of Cham-
pions on Saturday at Willa-
mette University in Salem.
Jess Hoodenpyl was
Monument’s sole athlete
competing with seven other
teams at Vale’s Viking Invi-
Monument head coach
Darrin Dailey said Hooden-
pyl set personal records in
three of his four events.
See ROUNDUP, Page B10
Golf scramble will support
athlete’s ‘down under’ trip
teams, and those without a
team will be placed with oth-
Jozie Rude’s Down Un- ers.
der Golf Scramble will be
Family and friends are
held Saturday, May 6, at the invited to a by-donation
John Day Golf Club.
hamburger feed following
The event will support the game. There will also be
Rude’s summer trip
desserts, gift baskets
to Australia, where
and other items up
she will compete
in the Down Under
Rude, a junior,
Sports track and ﬁ eld
was part of the Grant
Union girls track and
ﬁ eld team that won
the golf scramble will Jozie Rude the state 2A title last
be at 9 a.m. with the
year. She placed sec-
ﬁ rst tee-off at 10 a.m.
ond in javelin, third
Entry fee is $40 for an in pole vault and fourth in
individual, which includes shot put at the state ﬁ nals.
green fees and cart, or $150
For more information,
for a four-person team.
contact Janet Rude at 541-
The tournament will be 575-0306 or Aimee Rude at
played with four-person 541-206-2421.
Blue Mountain Eagle
GW C LARK FIFTH IN
STEER WRESTLING STANDINGS
Monument High School senior GW Clark makes
the takedown, competing in steer wrestling at the
Hermiston High School Rodeo. Clark placed fourth
in steer wrestling on the first day, April 15. Clark and
Lexie Harrell placed sixth in team roping the following
day. Clark is fifth in the Oregon High School Rodeo
Association’s steer wrestling standings.
TO NEW HEIGHTS
Springer, McHatton, Landin set
three personal records each
By Angel Carpenter
Blue Mountain Eagle
Several Grant County athletes gave remarkable perfor-
mances April 18 at the Grant Union Small Schools Meet
in John Day.
Grant Union Prospector Nick Springer was among the
athletes setting personal records. He cleared the bar in
high jump with a 6-0 leap in second place behind Crane’s
David Steeves (6-01.00).
Prospector head coach Sonna Smith said Springer’s
record places him ﬁ rst in the 2A Wapiti League.
Springer was also ﬁ rst in shot put (40-02.00) and sec-
ond in discus (113-02), setting personal records in each.
The Grant Union girls team won the meet with 206
points, followed by Monument in second with 86 and
Mitchell-Spray third with 84. A total of seven girls teams
Of the eighth boys teams, Crook County placed ﬁ rst
with 130 points, followed by Crane second with 124 and
Grant Union third with 121. Athletes from Prairie City,
Dayville and Ione also competed.
The Grant Union girls 4x100-meter relay team, with a
time of 52.37, placed ﬁ rst and are the best in league and
second in the state for 2A level schools, Smith said. The
relay team included Sydney Brockway, Trinity Hutchison,
Sierra Cates and Kaylee Wright.
Wright also won the javelin (125-05) and high jump
(5-02.00). She was second in the 100-meter dash (13.23),
behind Monument’s Sophie Pettit (13.10).
In the girls long jump and triple jump events, Grant
Union’s Trinity Hutchison ﬁ nished ﬁ rst (16-01-00, 34-01-
00), followed by Grant Union’s Sydney Brockway (15-
10.00, 31-03.00) who set a season record in the long jump
See TRACK, Page B10
Eagle photos/Angel Carpenter
ABOVE: Monument’s John Ramirez (left), neck and
neck with Mitchell-Spray’s Riku Hashiguchi, races
for the win in the 100-meter dash at the April 18
Small Schools Meet in John Day. Ramirez finished
with a time of 11.85, setting a personal record, and
Hashiguchi, also setting a personal record, was
TOP: Grant Union’s Nick Springer clears the bar
at the April 18 meet in John Day, competing in the
high jump. Springer set a personal record at a
height of 6-0 for first place.
Find more photos from the meet online at