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Page 6 Hells Canyon Journal February 18, 2004 I )wS Iris! s 5Spa an Q alifyfo S U r | State Wrestling ,et bugsandbutterflies, theregu- too many tuPnovers [21,corn- For five members of the Pine Eagle wrestling team, a lar season all came down to pared to Union s 16], includ- long season of hard work and intense competition culmi- two games. The Wapiti ing a number of good passes nates this weekend at the OSAA State Wrestling Cham- League championship they that should have been pionships in Portland. Bryton Hills, Tyler Miller, Riley had earned the weekend be- caught." Harriman, Wyeth Crawford and Jeff Chamberlin all fore notwithstanding, the Coffee led the team in scor- qualified to compete at the next level by finishing in third girls wanted to win those last ing against Union with 13 place or better at last weekend's district meet in Elgin. two and keep their unde- points. J. J. Shevham added Three Spartans-Harriman, Crawford and Chamberlin- feated record in tact. They 11 and Abby Morrison scored won championships in their weight classes at district, were the only undefeated 2A 9 for Pine Eagle. C.J. [] while Hills took second place and Miller finished third to girls team in Oregon and they Shevham and Lila Forte qualify for the state tournament. Three other Spartans liked it that way. rounded out the scoring with brought home district medals but didn t place high enough Union's Bobcats had other 7 and 6, respectively, as only to qualify for the big meet in Portland. Brady Lindsay ideas. Tied for second place the starters scored in the finished fourth, Bradley Lindsay finished fifth and Brad in the league standings, the game. Casch finished sixth to help lift Pine Eagle into second visitors in Friday's regular Kallin Prince led the Bob- place in team points for the third year in a row at district. season home at PEHS came cats with 14. [m Defending state champion Nyssa took the district title into the game thinking up- C.J. ,Shevham led the again this year with 317 points. Pine Eagle scored 135 set and they almost pulled it Spartans rebounding efforts I points to finish second. Elgin-Imbler was third with 131 off. with 12. Lila Forte collected 9 points, and Grant Union and Joseph were fourth and fifth The visitors opened the boardsandJ.J.Shevhamhad with 109 and 107 points, respectively. game with a 7-2 spurt, but 6. Pine Eagle's Riley Harriman was voted the outstand- the Spartans responded with Molly and J. J. had 4 as- ing wrestler of the tournament, an award he shared with an 8-2 run of their own. Union sists each. a 135-pounder from Joseph, Randall Eschler. Harriman jumped out in front again, Lila Forte led the team in pinned his first two opponents at district and went into building an 18-11 lead in the steals with 6, followed by overtime in the championship match. He has been seeded early moments of the second Abby Morrison with 5 and J. fourth among 145-pound wrestlers at the state tourna- quarter, but the Spartans J. Shevham with 4. ment. rallied again and went to the The Spartansstumbledout Bryton Hills is also a fourth seed in the l l9-pound locker room tied at 24. The ofthe gate in their final regu- weight class, while Wyeth Crawford (152 pounds) and Rrst half runs by each side lar season game at Imbler. JeffChamberlin (189 pounds) are both seeded second in were absent in the second The team managed just 16 IF their weight classes. Chamberlin continued his winning half, and the two teams points in the first half and :: waysatdistrictbypinningoneopponentandwinningtwo traded buckets while the score held a three-point lead at in- decisions to run his season record to 29 wins and no losses. remained close. Entering the termission. "When you go to district and come home withthree fourth quarter, the score was But in the third quarter district champions, you have to feel,good about it, com- tied at 33. the team changed gears and mented coach Marvin Schaber. We ve had a really good With 3.9 seconds to play lit up the scoreboard for 30 m year. It, will be interesting to see how we do at state. I and the score tied at 44, coach points, while holding Imbler wouldn t besurprised to come home with a couple of Eta Photo s ,v, -. k.,trom te Roger Gulick called a play to 8 in the period. LILA FORTE, Pine Eagle's leading scorer in the regular champions. the team had worked on the "I thought I saw the team season, gets a good look at the basket over the out- The Spartan wrestlers will leave Pine Eagle High past couple of weeks in prac- step in the second half from stretched arms of two Union defenders. School early on Thursday morning, and drive straight to tics. Molly Coffee took the the regular season to the next ........... _ _ Portland, where they are scheduled to practice at Marshall inbounds pass from Lila level," said Gulick. '%Ve ran ing ...... co renavidrare rne Knee. gins erected to practice and Hl'gh School Thursday at emoon. The state tournament Forte, trailed Britney Gulick some great breaks. I was re- Wlththe md ofa specml brace, began preparatmn, for a_Frx-_ matches be ngi on Fmda" v and continue" Saturda .v she may be able to return to day game against one of the across the key around a ally pleased with J. J.'s play. Among the other teams at the district tournament, double screen set by C. J. and She's a freshman who was action as early as this Friday's three teams which ended the Nyssa quahfied 15 wrestlers for state compehtmn. The tournament game at La season txed for second place J. J. Shevham, popped into starting her third varsity Elgin-Imbler team will send six to the next level. Grant Grands High School Whether the girls will face o matfl llow and Enter rose each the open and drained the shot game, and she scored our first , fi ., " " _ . Union, J seph, U " la, Wa a p " ' w d nevham led tne Unmn, NyssaorGrantUnmn rsa v can tostate andCondonwfll without a moment s hesita-four points and ran the break _ . . " , _ have three wrestle d an " g , " tion. well. She,s really starting to Spartans with 15 points on Friday wasn t known at send one. : .... With 0nly two seconds lei see the court." Imbler, followed by Lila,press time. .... ar~d'thelengthofthecourt J.J. wasghrustintothe Forte's14andJ.J.Shevham's "~ ~k/ Inj d Season l .nd between them and the bas- starting lineup the previous 13. Laura Hale added8 for .mcscmc er urc as __ S ket, the Bobcats threw a pass weekend when starting point Pine Eagle and Molly Coffee tovicinityofmid,courtwhere guard Cathy Carnahan suf-scored 6 Pine Eagle's varsity boysChance Marks and Ryan it was intercepted by Lila fared a knee injury on Fri- Forte'led the Spartans inplayed Union s Bobcats even Kihn with 8 points each. Forte who held the ball as day, February 6 in a homethree categories, with 9 re- for the first quarter-and-a- Chance Marks was the re- time expired, game with Elgin' She has seen bounds, 6 steals and 4 blocks, halfin their final home game bounding leader with 8. "I was pleased to get a a doctor who specializes in Abby Morrison had 5 as- of the season. But the Spar- Kaesemeyer had 7 rebounds tough win," commented sports injuriesandiswork-sists tans' fortunes took a turn for despite limited playing time. ncil varsity girls spentthe worse when the teams Corby Wickham and Ryan Halfway City Cou little time basking in the glow leading scorer and all-around Kihn each had 2 steals. of their undefeated regular leader, DanKaesemeyer, suf- Jim Garwood and Joe ] .... Continued from page 4 article, remember the cost of season Despite Monday be-fared a potentially serious Craig led the Bobcats with l2 paying the extra payment on gasoline and diesel fuel,ing a national holiday the ankle injury midway through po'mtseach.. ,. , _ _ the sewer bond. among other things. Fred- the second quarter. Whether The par ans nnisned the "It cut back on amortiza- erickson reported that the he will require surgery to re- season with a good effort the tion and shows good steward- city's four-wheeler had a fro- klCl'llan(1 pair the damaged ankle following night at Imbler. ship," he said. sen brake line that broke and . wasn't known at press time. With only 8 players suited The councilvoted to accept had to be fixed. The small With Kaesemeyer out of up, and both a varsity and JV the audit, pickup needed a new block ........ the line-up the Spartans' of- game to play, Akers used the Tami and Lynn Carpenter heater and a new rotor. The Co ttaued from page 4 fense sputtered, and the Bob- junior varsity game to pre- were added to the city's Bud- front-end loader has hydrau- a second reading at the March cats' lead slowly grew. Hav- view what next year's line-up !- get Committee and Marvin licleaks and needed new bolts meeting. In addition to the ing entered the second quar- might look like. However, he Burgraffwas elected Budget to hold on the front bucket. Richland City Council and its tar with a 6-point lead, the said the guys didn't play up II Officer. The one-ton pickup needed a various committees, groups home team went into the to par in that game. , The council reviewed its new thermostat and main which have used City Hall as locker room at halftime with But the same guys kicked i research into state overtime radiator hose. Its front plow a meeting place to date in- a6-point deficit. Union scored it up two gears each in the ',. regulations. Overtime is defi- assembly had to be rebuilt, clude: Baker-Morrow Re- 22 points in the third period varsity game," Akers com- nitely for work over 40 hours The grader broke an alterna- gional Partnership Board;to pretty much seal the win mented. "We were working in a week, whether the am- torbelt.Burgraffputtogether Eagle Valley Action Team;and coasted to a 61-43 win. the ball really well - espe ..... ' ' ployee is regular or part-time, the cost data in case there Baker County Board ofCom-"Dan was really missed," cially Corby and Ryan get- Compensatory time is al- was a possibility of the area missioners; Baker County said coach Lyn Akers. "I think ting the ball in to Chance." , lowed, but the employee who qualifying for disaster relief. Unlimited; Eagle Valley Days when he lefL the game, theMarksscoredacar_eer-high i agrees to comp time can (No such luck!) Not related to Planning Committee; Eagleboys were pretty well de- 27 points against the post- change his or her mind and snow, the city's copier bit the Valley Cemetery Board; feated." season-bound Panthers, who ask to be paid instead. The dust, with repairs estimated Baker County Parks and Rec- The Spartans connected on finished in second place in . , council decided that in the at $1,500. Glynn reportedreation Board; Eagle Valley just 21 percent of their shots the Wapiti League. !: future, a specific agreement that she negotiated for a new ditch companies; Baker against Union - their lowest Ryan Kihn was second , needs to be in place about copier for $1,995 versus County Mayors' Council; and field goal percentage of the high scorer for PEHS with 8 i overtime pay or comp time $3,500 list price and the city Richland City Businesses year. points. Dusty Traw scored 5, " before overtime work is per- will be able to pay in install- Planning Committee. Eric Lower led the team in Wickham had 4, Ian Lower formed by any city employee, ments until the new budgetIn other business, the coun- scoring with I0 points, fol- scored 3 and Eric Lower and o oto by Steve Backstrom The council also discussed the goes into effect and the bal- cil" lowed by Kaesemeyer, Karl Young scored 2 each. DAN KAESEM=YER wbn reality that, ifthemoneybud- ance can be paid in full.". unanimously voted to Imbler's starters jumped scored nearly points'per , gated for an employee runs Burgraff called for a goal- terminate the employment of on the Spartans in the early game to lead PEHS in scor- : John WAPITI LEAGUE going and led at the end of , v ra e flared an out, that's the end ofwork the setting meeting for council city maintenance man " "ng a e g , su ' employee can do tmtil the next members and city employees Thomas, effective Thursday, BASK :TBALL STANDINGS the first quarter, 28-12, but ankle iniurvmidwavthrouoh leh 1 " -- -" " budget cycle kicks in. and a date was set for March Februaryl2; , League All the team from Pine Eag ed the second quarter of For those ofyou who ribbed 1. He also announced a meet- " y " " Friday s game with U "o . learned that the s Girls tsownmuchoftherestofthe , n, n city worker Earl Robinnette ing on the transient room tax compressor, which was no Pine-Eagle 14-0 22-0 way but ended on the short about the $9,000 cost ofsnow to be held March 8 at thelon erinuse, has been sold to Union 9-5 11-9 end of an 84-56final. sult ofthe team's work under removal mentioned in my last Halfway Lions Hall. Frank Randall for $700; Grant Union 9-5 "We played a very respect- the backboards. The Spartans Nyssa 9 5 13 11 . ,, , discussed nrocedures for .... "- .- .. ablegame, saidAkers. Iwasoutrebounded Imbler 32-18. putting abanner across Main ~rnnl~erl~rrise 3~;1 - Zl, just real happy with the way Chance Marks had 13 re- Serving Street during the Second An- Eloin_ 2-12 6-11 they ran the offense:., wegot bounds and Ian Lower had 11. . nual Brownlee Crappie Tour- Joseph 1-133-18 a couple of shots on the fast "That was the best mght of - -- ,, , T.= nament, and the ne l for con- , break. It was just a great rebounding that lanhashad," Gt{AY S WEST & CO azer sultingwithldahoPowerCom- Boys game toendtheyearon." saidAkers."HeboxedoutweU, ! ' County v n, before proceeding with Nyssa 14-021-3 Pine Eagle committed 19and he blocked two shots." ! , - ~ - Imbler 11 3 18 3 " ' " PIONEER . -- nlans f or such a banner; " " turnovers against Imblers Corby W,ckham led the ~" Elgin 9-5 13-5 ' f; ~ voted to renew the -ose h 9 5 12 6 stingy defense, but the Pan- team m assmts wxth 4, ol- ! & CREMATORY Since 1887 Shorthorn' social gaming li- p nian a'a " therE pressed less than they lowed by Ryan Kihn with 2 1500 Deu,ajAvenue Ba er City, OR 97814 cense for the annual fee of Unio'n ..... 4--1"0 4-14 have in some games, and Eric Lower and Philip $150 (vote was 4-0-1 with Enterprise 2-12 3-14 One bright spot in the game Roberts with 1 each. ! Ellen Stancliffabstaining). Pine Eagle 1-13 6-15 for Pine Eagle came as a re- C. tiLutte! on page 7 I1! I III I I I I