Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, September 16, 2015, Page THREE, Image 3

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    Heppner Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Mustangs set the clock running Heppner cross-country team
against Prospectors
makes strides in competition
The Heppner Mustang
football team traveled to
John Day last Friday and
won the game against the
Grant Union Prospectors
by a score of 48-16. The
Mustangs reached the 48
point mark just before half-
time. The rest of the game
was played with a running
clock and everyone who
was suited up for the team
got to play in the game.
The Mustangs kicked
off to start the game. Patrick
Collins forced a fumble and
Weston Putman scooped it
up and returned it 20 yards
to the three-yard line.
CJ Kindle ran the ball
in from there for a touch-
down. Logan Grieb kicked
the point after touchdown
to give Heppner a quick
7-0 lead.
The Heppner defense
forced a GU punt and it
didn’t take long for the
Mustangs to score again. A
six-play drive that featured
two long pass plays from
quarterback Kaden Clark
to Kindle led to another
touchdown when Clark ran
it in from six yards out.
That gave the Mustangs a
13-0 lead.
Clark intercepted a
Prospector pass on their
next possession to give
Heppner good field posi-
Two more pass plays
from Clark to Kindle, one
which covered 30 yards,
set up another touchdown
when Tommy Bredfield
ran it in from 17 yards out.
That gave Heppner a 19-0
lead with 5:13 left in the
first quarter.
Another six-play drive
that included a 33-yard
run by Clark, ended with a
score when Kindle ran the
ball in from one yard out. A
two-point conversion was
scored when Clark hit Grieb
with a pass in the back of
the end zone to make the
score 27-0 at the end of the
first quarter.
Grant Union stopped
the Mustangs on their first
possession of the second
quarter. Grieb punted the
ball deep into GU territory.
Three plays later Collins
recovered a fumble at the
11 yard line. Grieb scored
The Prospectors took down Mustang Tommy Bredfield (42) but
couldn’t take the ball last Friday. Bredfield led the Mustangs
in rushing with 105 yards and a touchdown during the team’s
crushing victory over Grant Union. –Photo by Sandra Putman
the Mustangs’ next touch-
down when he powered it
in from one yard out. Grieb
then kicked the PAT and the
score was 34-0 with just
over six minutes left in the
first half.
On the next GU pos-
session, Kindle stepped in
front of a Prospector pass
and intercepted it. He then
ran it back 51 yards to the
three-yard line. Grieb then
took a hand-off from Clark
and powered the ball in
three for the touchdown.
Grieb kicked the PAT and
that made the score 41-0.
The GU quarterback
was picked off again by
Kindle on their next pos-
session. Kindle rumbled
20 yards down the sideline
with the interception and
scored. Grieb made the PAT
kick and the score was 48-0
at halftime.
The second half was
played with a running
clock, and the JV Mustang
team gained some valuable
varsity experience. The
young Mustangs did a great
job of sustaining a couple
of long drives of their own.
They also made GU work
very hard to get their two
scores. When the final horn
ended on the night, the
score was Heppner 48,
Grant Union 16.
Clark ended the night
4-5 passing for 81 yards.
Kindle caught all four of
those passes for the 81
yards. Tommy Bredfield
led the team in rushing with
105 yards and a touchdown.
Clark rushed for 23 yards
and a score and Kindle had
11 rushing yards and two
touchdowns. Grieb carried
the ball three times for nine
yards and two touchdowns.
Lots of players had
tackles for the Mustangs.
Saul Erickson led the team
with seven and Putman re-
corded six. With five tackles
each were Collins, Kindle,
Tommy Bredfield, Kevin
Murray and Wyatt Steagall.
With three tackles were
Tim Jaca, Coby Dougherty,
Zach Bredfield and Derek
Howard. Grieb had two
tackles along with Jake
Lindsay, Kevin Smith and
Cason Mitchell. Recording
one tackle each were Ryan
Smith, Beau Wolters, Ethan
Akers, Kaden Corbin, Pey-
ton Lehman, Trey Cim-
miyotti and Jacob Wallace.
The Mustangs have
their first home game of the
year this Friday night when
they play the Enterprise
Savages. Game time is 7
p.m. at Les Payne Field.
Chamber lunch meeting
Melisa Drugge, Hep-
pner’s Business Oregon
representative, will speak
at the next lunch meeting
of the Heppner Chamber of
Commerce will on Thurs-
day, Sept. 17, at noon in
Heppner City Hall confer-
ence room. Cost of lunch
is $10; Heppner Family
Foods will cater. Chamber
lunch attendees are asked to
RSVP at 541-676-5536 no
later than the Wednesday
before to guarantee a lunch.
Founded in 1945
by farmers & ranchers.
The Heppner cross
country program continues
to make progress with its
young, first-year team.
On Friday the Mus-
tangs competed in the Cath-
erine Creek Scamper held at
the Catherine Creek State
Park near Union, OR.
The course was not one
to set records on, but was
one of the most fun courses
the athletes have run so far.
Trails, mud, creek crossings
and a mud hole known to
eat shoes were all encoun-
tered in the 3.1 mile course.
The Heppner boys
placed eighth as a team
out of 16 schools; schools
ranged in size from 2A to
5A. Running for Heppner
in Friday’s meet were Trent
Smith, Hunter Nichols,
Skyler Palmer, Mitchell
Van Gunten, Reno Fergu-
son, Gibson McCurry and
Jimmy Adams.
In the middle school
1.5 mile race there were
96 girls. Running for Hep-
pner were Madelyn Nichols
(fifth place) and Hannah
Palmer (29 th place).
Wednesday, Sept. 16,
Heppner will host a meet
with The Dalles starting
at 3 p.m. at Heppner High
Above right: Madelyn Nichols
(left) and Hannah Palmer af-
ter their run through the chal-
lenging Catherine Creek trail
course. Right: Skyler Palmer
slogs through the Catherine
Creek course last Friday. The
Mustangs placed eighth as a
team. –Contributed photos
Red Barn 5k this Saturday
Local walkers and run-
ners, as well as anyone who
wants to bring the family
out for a fun event on a
fall day, are invited to the
Red Barn 5k this Saturday,
Sept. 19.
The event will include
a one-mile, two-mile or five
kilometer run/walk. Reg-
istration will be held that
morning from 7:45-8:15
a.m. at the Latter-day Saints
church in Lexington, on the
corner of Hwy. 74 and Tom
St. The race will begin at
8:30 a.m.
Cost to participate is
$5, or $10 for a t-shirt.
Proceeds go to the Morrow
County cross country team.
BMCC inmate education
program receives $10K
classroom technology grant
Inmates participating in
corrections education pro-
grams at Eastern Oregon
and Two Rivers correc-
tional institutions (EOCI
and TRCI) will be brought
into the 21 st Century thanks
to a $10,000 Wildhorse
Foundation grant that will
allow the program to pur-
chase technology equip-
ment for classrooms at both
Blue Mountain Com-
munity College facilitates
inmate education programs
at EOCI in Pendleton and
TRCI in Umatilla, as well
as Powder River Correc-
tional Institution in Baker
Many inmates have the
opportunity to earn their
General Education Degrees
(GED) through the pro-
gram. BMCC operates 34
classes per quarter at these
two institutions, and has 27
staff members connected to
corrections education.
The $10,000 Wildhorse
Foundation grant will allow
BMCC to purchase two
classrooms’ worth of tech-
nology equipment to place
on wheeled carts at EOCI
and TRCI so that the equip-
ment can be transported
between classrooms at both
locations. Equipment will
include laptops, projectors
and document cameras.
Around 800 students at
the two institutions will
be impacted by this new
“We are very thankful
to the Wildhorse Founda-
tion for helping to support
our educational program at
each of our institutions,”
said John Thomas, BMCC’s
Associate Vice President
for Corrections Education.
“These programs really
show these men that they
can value their education
and can accomplish good
Thomas said that pro-
gram teachers Jason Villers
and Brian Bradley were
instrumental in developing
the grant, and praised their
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Ione Education
13th Annual Dinner
and Auction
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Ione American Legion Hall
Social Hour 6:00 PM / Dinner 7:00 PM
Prime rib and salmon dinner
Auction to follow including raffles & grab bags
Tickets available at Ione branch of
Bank of Eastern Oregon or at the door
$25 adults / $10 ages 7-12 / free under 6