The Blue Mountain eagle. (John Day, Or.) 1972-current, January 24, 2018, Image 11

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January 24, 2018
Jan. 26
Ukiah/Long Creek JV
basketball vs. Adrian
JV in Ukiah, girls
at 4 p.m., boys
at 5:30 p.m.
Prairie City basketball
vs. Jordan Valley in
Prairie City, girls
at 5 p.m., boys at
6:30 p.m.
Mountain Lion boys win battle on Tiger turf
By Angel Carpenter
Blue Mountain Eagle
The Ukiah/Long Creek junior var-
sity Mountain Lions roared past the
Monument/Dayville Tigers in Day-
ville Tuesday, Jan. 16, for a solid 59-
34 win.
Ukiah/Long Creek’s Rafael Gu-
merato fired off for 6 points in the first
quarter, and Tiger Donovan Schafer
scored twice off rebounds from JT
Hand and Gabe Walker.
The Mountain Lions led 6-4, then
Ukiah/Long Creek added 3 more
when Luka Pesic landed a free-throw
shot and Thomas Kreamier scored 2.
Hand was on fire in the second,
scoring 10, including a 3-pointer. His
teammate Drew Wilburn added a free-
throw basket, but Ukiah/Long Creek
Grant Union basket-
ball vs. Enterprise in
John Day, girls at
6 p.m., boys at
7:30 p.m.
See BOYS, Page B2
Ukiah/Long Creek’s James Kreamier (12) works his
way around Monument/Dayville’s Donovan Schafer
(23) in the Jan. 16 game in Dayville. Drew Wilburn and
Rico Sparka (11) are at the right.
Eagle photos/Angel Carpenter
Ukiah/Long Creek’s Thomas Kreamier
shoots over the reach of Monument/
Dayville’s Gabe Walker in the Jan. 16 game.
basketball vs. Hun-
tington in Dayville,
girls at 6 p.m., boys
at 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27
Grant Union wrestling
@ Pine Eagle Tourna-
ment in Halfway
at 10 a.m.
Prairie City basketball
@ Huntington, girls
at 2 p.m., boys at
3:30 p.m.
Ukiah/Long Creek JV
basketball @ Burnt
River JV in Unity, girls
at 2 p.m., boys at
3:30 p.m.
Grant Union basket-
ball @ Elgin, girls
at 4 p.m., boys at
5:30 p.m.
basketball vs. Crane
in Monument, girls
at 2 p.m., boys at
3:30 p.m.
The Eagle/Angel Carpenter
Grant Union Prospector Drew Lusco puts Kaleb Kendrick of Irrigon in an arm bar at Friday’s Grant Union Wrestling
Invitational. Lusco (285) finished 5-0 in the tournament for first place.
Grant Union wrestlers muscle for second at home
By Angel Carpenter
Blue Mountain Eagle
Jan. 30
vs. Grant Union JV in
Dayville, girls at
5 p.m., boys at
6:30 p.m.
Grant Union
Josh Carpenter
works to pin
his Crane
at Friday’s
he Grant Union Prospector wrestling team battled for
second place at its home invitational Friday in John
Baker/Powder Valley finished in first place,
and Crane placed third.
More than 200 varsity and junior varsity
wrestlers flocked to Grant Union Junior-Se-
nior High School, and the bleachers were
packed with spectators.
Wrestlers from Hermiston, Crane, Hep-
pner/Ione, Irrigon, Baker/Powder Valley,
Union/Cove, Pine Eagle, Imbler, Adrian and
Elgin joined the Prospectors, competing on
the mats in the round-robin tournament.
Grant Union sophomore Drew Lusco (285) finished the
tournament 5-0 and is currently 27-3 on the season.
“The competition is good, and it’s nice having all these
teams here,” he said, adding it was a great opportunity to
show off the program to the community and visitors.
“There is some tough competition here,” said senior Collin
Tiger girls claw for 1-point win over Mountain Lions
By Angel Carpenter
Blue Mountain Eagle
Blue Mountain Eagle
The Grant Union class of 2018
will host a dodgeball tournament
at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at the
school’s new gym.
The tournament is open to ages
16 and up, and with six people to a
team, minimum, with at least two
females per team.
The cost is $10 a person to par-
ticipate, and admission is $2 for
There will be awards for best
costume and best team name.
Registration forms can be
picked up and turned in at the
school office and Les Schwab
Tires in John Day. Applications are
due Thursday, Feb. 8. The event is
open to anyone of qualifying age
who would like to participate.
For more information, call Jen-
nifer at 541-620-1273 or Natalie at
Grant Union
wrestles a
at Friday’s
invitational in
John Day.
Eagle photos/Angel Carpenter
Ukiah/Long Creek’s Dortha Johnson
looks to pass with Tiger Faythe
Schafer strong on defense.
After a sluggish start, Monument/Day-
ville shut down the Ukiah/Long Creek Lady
Mountain Lions in the fourth quarter for a
21-20 win on Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Dayville.
Neither team found the basket in the first
quarter, but Ukiah/Long Creek gained foot-
ing in the second.
Mountain Lions Dortha Johnson and Jen-
ny Kim each sank a basket. Then Kim went
2-2 at the free-throw line.
Tiger Denali Twehues got on the board,
shooting two 2-pointers.
Ukiah/Long Creek’s Lucchese “Casey”
Douglas made it 8-4, and Twehues attempt-
ed to score at the buzzer, after an intercep-
tion, but the shot didn’t make it in.
“We weren’t playing very aggressively in
the first half, and not boxing out,” said Ti-
ger head coach Taylor Schmadeka. “In the
second half, we picked it up and played our
game. We were doing the small things right.”
After the Mountain Lions outshot the Ti-
gers 12-10 in the third, Monument/Dayville
See GIRLS, Page B10
Ukiah/Long Creek’s Gladys Johnson steals the ball from
Tiger Courtney Nichols.