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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017
The Hermiston Bulldogs
celebrate their 38-35 win
against Churchill in the 5A
state championship game
on Saturday in Hillsboro.
Full coverage | Inside » B1
STAFF PHOTO BY E.J. HARRIS
HOW’D THEY GET HERE?
A GAME-BY-GAME RECAP OF THE 2017 SEASON | B4, B5
WHO LED THE WAY?
COACH DAVID FAAETEETE LEARNS LESSONS IN
HIS FIRST THREE YEARS AT THE HELM | B4, B5
WHEN THE GOING GOT TOUGH, THE BULLDOG
DEFENSE AND OFFENSIVE LINE GOT TOUGHER | B4, B5
What a game. What a season.
THE OTHER CHAMPS
HERMISTON FFA WINS STATE
VET SCIENCE COMPETITION
SANTA CLAUS WILL VISIT
UMATILLA VIA HELICOPTER
AMAZON AND WAL-MART
HELP SHAPE EASTERN
OREGON ECONOMY AS THEY
BY THE WAY
STAFF PHOTO BY E.J. HARRIS
Hermiston coach David Faaeteete gives a hug to quarterback Andrew James after the Bulldogs won the 5A state championship.
he Hermiston Bulldogs capped their time in
the Oregon Schools Activities Association
in style on Saturday, beating the previously
unbeaten Churchill Lancers 38-35 in a game
that kept both cheering sections on the edge of
their seats throughout.
It was the second football title in the school’s history, the
ﬁ rst under head coach David Faaeteete. In 2014 the Bulldogs
won their ﬁ rst and, due to the steady enrollment growth, has
opted to join the Washington Interscholastic Activities Asso-
ciation next season.
It was a bittersweet moment in the stands for the Harken-
rider family after the death of Frank Harkenrider, 90, known
as “Hermiston’s number one fan,” in July. After decades of
losing bets with Pendleton city ofﬁ cials over the outcome of
Hermiston-Pendleton match-ups, Harkenrider was ecstatic
when his favorite team won their ﬁ rst championship in 2014.
Daughter Marla Harkenrider said much of the family —
including Frank’s wife Beverly — were in the stands, and she
wore her dad’s Bulldog jacket with “Harkie” embroidered on
“I just want the team to know that ‘Harkie’ was there
with them in spirit,” she wrote in a Facebook message. “Dad
would have loved seeing the HUGE crowd there from Herm-
iston showing their support for their team and town ...
I am sure dad is still dancing a jig to the Hermiston ﬁ ght
song up in heaven!”
Hermiston Mayor David Drotzmann was also in the stands
on Saturday night, and led the city council and audience in a
round of applause for the Bulldogs during their meeting on
Monday. He said the entire city should be proud of the team.
The whole community is welcome to join in the celebra-
tion on Thursday at the high school’s main gym at 7:15 p.m.
People are invited to meet the coaching staff and players, take
photos with the team, get autographs and watch a video of
the season’s highlights. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more on the game, the coach, the players and the sea-
son, see our coverage in today’s special sports section.
Hospital debuts Women’s Center
By JAYATI RAMAKRISHNAN
At a packed open house on Tuesday
evening, Good Shepherd Health Care
System showed off its new Women’s
Center and introduced the community to
ﬁ ve new doctors.
The sleek new 11,000 square foot
Women’s Center, across from the old
one, will have more space and give Good
Shepherd the capacity to hire more pro-
viders, something Women’s Center Med-
ical Director Gary Trupp said was import-
ant for women’s health in the area.
“The board gave me the approval to
incorporate midwives into our practice,”
Trupp said. “We feel this is a big step for
healthcare in Hermiston.”
The center, which cost $10 million,
See HOSPITAL, Page A10
Diner, cakery opens
have a new dining option
in Rae’s Dayz, a diner
and “cakery” that opened
at 1290 Sixth Street last
Diners can get break-
fast food, burgers, salads
and sandwiches from 7
a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days
a week, and can also order
custom-made cakes for
“Anything we can do
homemade, we do home-
made,” owner Raelynn
Gallegos said. “It’s a good
Gallegos said she
has been involved in
the restaurant indus-
try most of her life, and
she and ﬁ ance Rosendo
to try opening in Uma-
tilla because it seemed
the city could use another
sit-down restaurant. The
building had several cus-
tomers enjoying lunch on
Tuesday, including two
Umatilla city councilors.
• • •
The long-awaited ﬁ nal
pieces of the playground
at Hermiston’s Sunset
Park have ﬁ nally arrived,
according to parks and
recreation director Larry
Fetter. He told the city
council Monday that the
department would get
started on installing the
rest of the playground
“right away.” New equip-
ment for Greenwood
Park off Beech Avenue
STAFF PHOTO BY JAYATI RAMAKRISHNAN.
Women’s Center staff cut the ribbon on the center’s new home in the
Good Shepherd Health Care System expansion.
See BTW, Page A10