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Page 10 Hells Canyon Journal February 25, 2004 000 HUNDREDS OF FANS made the trip to La Grande to cheer on the Spartans as they repeated as District champions for the second year in a row. The crowd noise was so loud at times, coach Roger Gulick said he be heard in the huddle during timeouts. He wouldn't have wanted it any other way, however. Tou rnament could barely C. J. SHEVHAM led the Spartans in scoring with 19 points in Pine Eagle's first tournament game with Grant Union. Her two free throws in the final minute of play gave Pine Eagle a one-point lead -- one which the team never relinquished. LILA FORTE was named the Wapiti League's Most Valu- able Player in the awards ceremony after the tournament. Forte was also a First Team All-Wapiti League selection and was named to the All-Tournament Team. BEST IN SHOW - The Pine Eagle cheerleaders (left to right) Megan Neal, Nikki Simpson, Ashley Peer, Ramey Olson, Jenna Wright and Amanda Marlow were voted the best cheerleaders at the tournament. DAN KAESEMEYER (right), who suffered a serious ankle injury in the final home game of the season, was voted to the All-Wapiti League First Team for his consistent play throughout the season. CATHY CARNAHAN returned to the court for the tourna- ment, sporting a large, black knee brace to protect the knee she injured two weeks earlier. Cathy received the ABBY MORRISON's tireless defensive effort against the Sportsmanship award from the league officials and was top offensive players of the Spartans' opponents was a selected All-Wapiti Leage First Team. Despite the fact key to their ability to win the tournament. Shown here that she had not yet fully recovered from the injury, her keeping in front of Grant Union's Amanda Corchesne in presence on the court was a great asset to her team and Friday's game, Abby wore out both Corchesne and Kallin she played the entire fourth quarter of the championship Prince of Union so that by the end of the games, the game with Union. opposition's big guns were quiet. MOLLY COFFEE was selected by league coaches to the All-Tournament Team and the Second Team All-Wapiti League. Coffee's aggressive defense, including a blind- side steal with time running out in the championship game with Union, helped to ice the game for Pine Eagle. Up Next... The Spartans will play the winner of Thursday's game between Umatilla and Colton at the Pine Eagle High School gym in Halfway on Saturday, February 28 at 4: p.m. Admission will be $4 for students and $6 for everyone else.