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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Oregon 2A volleyball All State — Grant Union
Grant Union
Prospector senior
outside hitter Mariah
Moulton was named
Oregon 2A Volleyball
Player of the Year.
Blue Mountain Eagle
The Grant Union Prospector volleyball team
realized their dreams and goals this year, win-
ning the 2A volleyball state championship title
as well as significant state honors.
Senior Mariah Moulton, outside hitter, has
been named 2A Player of the Year.
Head coach Shae Speth, who has led the
team for nine years, is Coach of the Year.
Grant Union players named to first team All
State are Moulton and senior Whitney McClel-
lan, libero. Named to the second team All State
are juniors Kaylee Wright, middle blocker, and
Hailie Wright, setter.
Eagle file photos
Grant Union Prospector
head coach Shae Speth.
Grant Union
Lady Pros win
Sherman Tourney
The Grant Union Lady
Prospectors saw their hard
work lead to a win at the Dec.
1-2 Sherman Tournament in
Grant Union had a 51-32
victory on Friday over the
Culver Bulldogs, followed by
a 90-15 win Saturday over the
Sherman Huskies.
“We came into it a little bit
nervous,” said Grant Union
head coach Casey Hallgarth.
“We’ve been putting the piec-
es all together, and they came
out and executed.”
The Prospectors led the
way throughout both games.
“I didn’t think we’d be
playing as well as we were
on defense,” he said. “They
stepped up, and were in the
right positions they needed to
be in to make plays.”
Against Culver, Grant
Union was up 35-8 going into
the third quarter.
Prospector Mariah Moul-
ton led the team with 20
points, including five three-
point shots. Hailie Wright
scored nine points.
Sherman defeated Stan-
field earlier in the tournament,
but they were no match for
Grant Union.
The Prospectors were up
57-5 after two quarters.
Hallgarth attributed the
lopsided score to his team’s
“This was a case of us
coming out ready to play,
right from the get-go,” he
said. “We’re tough-nosed, and
that toughness leads to turn-
overs and steals, which con-
vert into points.”
In both contests, all but
two Prospectors scored, and
five were in double digits.
“We want all 11 girls to
contribute, and I’m a firm
believer (that) we’re really
deep,” Hallgarth said. “We
need all the girls.”
He added, “I’m really
proud of the girls and the team
bond that we’re starting to get
— if we can keep that dynam-
ic going it will be rewarding
going into the post season.”
Grant Union was sched-
uled to face Crane on Tues-
day, past press time. The Lady
Pros will host the 3A Burns
Hilanders at 6 p.m. Tuesday,
Dec. 12, for their first home
game of the season.
Grant Union
grapplers place
third at Woodfin-
Robinson Duals
In their first outing of the
season, the Grant Union Pros-
pector wrestling team finished
3-2 at the Woodfin-Robinson
Duals in Burns.
With seven teams compet-
ing, the 2A Prospectors were
third behind first-place Bak-
er, a 4A-class team, and sec-
ond-place Burns, a 3A team.
“We had a solid perfor-
mance,” said Grant Union
head coach Andy Lusco. “De-
spite this being a dual tour-
nament, we were able to get
matches for 20 of our wres-
Among his first-time high
school wrestlers, Lusco high-
lighted Ethan Moore (106),
who drew four forfeits then
won a tough match, and Lo-
gan McCluskey (145), who
went 3-2 in a tough weight
“Logan did an excellent
job,” Lusco said.
Quinten Hallgarth (152)
“had a couple of very exciting
matches,” he said.
Josh Carpenter, a first-time
varsity wrestler, (182) went
Tanner Way (195) had a
solid win, going 1-0.
Lusco noted that several
of the veteran wrestlers are
doing well, and showing im-
Russell Hodge (182) went
2-3 in the toughest weight
class at the tournament, the
coach said, adding that Eli
Sheedy (113) who went 5-0 is
also looking good to start the
“Our older guys wrestled
well,” Lusco said. “Some had
to work out the kinks and are
wrestling up a weight class
while they get in wrestling
Team scores
Grant Union 51 - Lakeview 24
Grant Union 24 - Baker City 60
Grant Union 48 - Crane 12
Grant Union 36 - Burns 48
Grant Union 57 - Irrigon 18
Individual results
Ethan Moore (106), 5-0
Eli Sheedy (113), 5-0
Airron Glimpse (120), 5-0
Nate Hodge (126), 1-3
Braden Spencer (132), 3-2
Damion Young (138), 1-3
Nate Moore (138), 0-1
Logan McCluskey (145), 3-2
Quinten Hallgarth (152), 2-3
Cameron Hallgarth (170), 3-2
Russell Hodge (182), 2-3
Josh Carpenter (182), 1-1
Tanner Way (195),1-0
Collin Harvey (195/220), 2-3
Hadley Boethin (195/220), 2-3
Dillon Maley (285),1-0
Toby Boatwright (285), 1-0
Elijah Humbird (285),1-0
Drew Lusco (285), 4-1
Grant Union
Prospector boys
finish second at
Sherman Tourney
The Grant Union boys
head coach Kelsy Wright said
his team played “phenomenal
defense” at the Dec. 1-2 Sher-
man Tournament where the
Prospectors finished second.
Grant Union started off
with a 63-33 win over the
Culver Bulldogs, then lost 52-
83 to the Sherman Huskies.
“For the first outing, I
think the boys did a great job
overall,” he said.
Wright said his team had
a great tempo to start and
finished strong with younger
players seeing varsity playing
High-point scorers were
Duane Stokes with 14 and
Zack Deiter with 13, and each
player scored except one.
Saturday night was “a
different story,” Wright said.
Sherman had one player score
35 points.
“Anything he put up was
going in,” Wright said.
The coach credited Stokes,
Deiter and Cauy Weaver with
excellent defense.
Wright said even though
they couldn’t come up with
the win, he was still “im-
pressed with how the boys
played — they did a great
Against Sherman, Stokes
led Grant Union, scoring 28
points. Zack Deiter, Kellen
Shelley and Cole Deiter each
contributed 7 points.
Grant Union faced the 1A
Crane Mustangs on the road
Tuesday, past press time.
They’ll host the 3A Burns
Hilanders at 7:30 pm. Tues-
day, Dec. 12.
Prairie City girls
take second-
place at first
tournament of
the season
The Prairie City Lady
Panthers, led by head coach
Bo Workman, won their first
game of the season at last
weekend’s John Howey Me-
morial Tournament at South
Wasco County High School in
Prairie City beat Trout
Lake 50-30 on Friday, but had
a more challenging contest on
Saturday when they lost 50-
24 to South Wasco County,
the Prairie City girls placing
second at the tournament.
Workman said, for their
first games of the season,
his team did well and played
good defense.
He said they were looking
for a game that would show
them what they need to work
on, and facing South Wasco
was the one.
“They were a good team,”
Workman said. “We played
well, but there is always room
for improvement.”
Zweygardt, Cassie Hire and
Megan Camarena were the
top scorers in the games.
The Lady Panthers now
prepare for this weekend’s
Condon Christmas Tourna-
ment, where they’ll face Ione
at 3 p.m. Friday and Condon/
Wheeler at 3:30 p.m. Satur-
Dayville teams
compete in Fossil,
girls team beats
The Monument/Dayville
Tiger boys and girls varsity
teams competed at last week-
end’s Paul Humphreys Tip-
Off Tourney in Fossil.
The Tiger boys, led by
head coach Jeff Schafer,
faced the Condon/Wheeler
Knights and the Pilot Rock
The Tiger boys fell 75-18
to the Knights and 54-23 to
the Rockets.
The Knights and Rockets
also beat Echo to lead at the
The Lady Tigers, led by
head coach Taylor Schmade-
ka, started off on a positive
note with a 35-30 win over
Condon-Wheeler on Friday,
then lost to Pilot Rock on
Saturday 44-26 for second
place at the tournament.
“I was very happy with
how the girls played,”
Schmadeka said. “Our de-
fense was outstanding this
weekend, combining for 74
turnovers we forced.”
He said the team needs to
work on converting the turn-
overs into points.
“Danielle Rhoda stepped
up big for us as our team
leader, getting points when
we needed them and getting
rebounds,” the coach said.
“Faythe Schafer had lots
of steals for us this week-
end as well,” he said. “We’re
looking forward to this week-
end and working on our of-
fensive scoring.”
The Tigers will travel this
weekend to the Wallowa Li-
ons Tournament.
The teams will face Wal-
lowa on Friday, the girls at
6 p.m. and the boys at 7:30
On Saturday, the Tigers
compete with La Grande ju-
nior varsity, the girls at 1 p.m.
and the boys at 2:30 p.m.
Monument/Dayville trav-
els to Maupin on Tuesday,
Dec. 12, to face South Wasco
County. The girls game starts
at 4 p.m., followed by the
boys at 5:30 p.m.
Prairie City
boys win first
tournament of
the season
The Prairie City boys
basketball team is off to a
strong start after winning
it all at the Dec. 1-2 John
Howey Memorial Tourna-
ment in Maupin.
The Panther boys, led by
new head coach Sam Work-
man, began the tournament
with a 63-58 win over Trout
Lake, a team from Washing-
ton, on Friday.
They followed up with
a 20-point win over North
Lake on Saturday, claiming
a 55-35 victory.
Prairie City travels to the
Condon Christmas Tour-
nament where they’ll face
Ione at 4:30 p.m. on Friday
and Condon/Wheeler at 3:30
p.m. on Saturday.
Congratulations Ken Gillihan!
Ken is the winner of the final 2017 Blue Mountain Eagle Football Contest.
$50 in prizes is coming your way, Ken! Way to go!
Thanks to everyone who played and sponsored this year’s Football Contest.