WEDNESDAY January 24, 2018 SPORTS SCHEDULE Friday, 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. Monument/Dayville basketball vs. Hun- tington in Dayville, girls at 6 p.m., boys at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 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. Monument/Dayville 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 T Tuesday, Jan. 30 Monument/Dayville vs. Grant Union JV in Dayville, girls at 5 p.m., boys at 6:30 p.m. Dodgeball tournament organizers seek participants Grant Union Prospector Josh Carpenter works to pin his Crane opponent at Friday’s tournament. he Grant Union Prospector wrestling team battled for second place at its home invitational Friday in John Day. 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 spectators. 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 541-589-3654. See WRESTLING, Page B3 Grant Union Prospector Cameron Hallgarth wrestles a Heppner opponent 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.