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[- Page 8 Hells Canyon Journal December 26, 2012 P- S Girls Sweep Pair at Wallowa Christine Hawes Honored with Top Hand Award by Farm Bureau Christine Hawes, secre- tary/treasurer of Baker County Farm Bureau, was honored with the Oregon Pine Eagle's girls basket- On Saturday, the girls when we run it right. We said, Farm Bureau Top Hand ball team took full advantage played Sherman Countyina 'Run the same play until they Award by OFB President of their last two games prior game with a two hours later stop it,' and they never did, so Barry Bushue and OFB Ex- to the start of Old Oregon starting time, and the addi- we justkeptgettinglay-ups." ecutive Vice President Dave League play on January 5, tional time to get ready Bri Thatcher led the teamDillon during the 80th OFB defeating the La Grande JV seemed to suit the team. in scoring again with 18 Annual Meeting in Salem, andtheShermanCountyvar- "The girls were more re- points, followed by Maddie December 4through 6, 2012. sity at a tournament in laxed, so they played quite a Thatcher with 12. Part of a multi-genera- Wallowalast Friday and Sat- bit better," said Thorn. Thorn noted his team's tional farming family from urday. Sherman County brought improved free throw shoot- Baker City, Haweshas served On Friday the Spartan a lot of size to the game, with ing as one sign of progress the Farm Bureau as an ac- girls played a La Grandejun- eight of their 12 players be- during the preseason, tive volunteer leader for more ior varsity team that PEHS ing 5 feet, 10 inches or taller. "I went through the wholethan 20 years. coach Robert Thorn described Pine Eagle played a strong scorebook for this season and Besides keeping the as "basically a freshman game against the taller Hus- checked on our free throwgrassroots Baker County squad." The game was sched- kies, and won the game 50- percentage, and we started Farm Bureau organized and uled for an early start and 48, with JamieButler'sfourth off really poor," he said. "I administered, Hawes helped both teams took their time quarter free throws helping think our very first game was establish the annual Field to getting into a groove, to decide the outcome. 15 percent, and then we got Fork program, where 5th "Friday's game started in "I told them throughout to 30, and right now we're up graders spend a day learning the morning, and we weren't the game, Sherman wasfoul- to 69 percent for a game.about agriculture, and the very ready,"admittedThorn, ing every time we were ag- We're improving and that's successful Baker County but the Spartan girls put gressive with the dribble and something I'm going to point Farm Bureau Trap Shoot things together in the second going right at them, so I told out at the next practice. We fundraiser. half and won, 43-36. them to keep doing that, and shot 31 free throws in that Hawesalsoassistswiththe Bri Thatcher led Pine Jamie was one who definitely lastgame, andwhenwemake annualSummerAgInstitute, Eagle in scoring with 17 took to that. She just kept 69 percent of those, that's a where teachers learn how to points, followed by Maddie going right at them, and they big chunk of our points."incorporate agriculture into Thatcher with 11. Playing in fouled her," Thorn said. After the confidence-build- their classrooms, and acts as her first game of the year "They played us man-to-' ing wins at Wallowa, the a Farm Bureau ambassador after recovering from a knee man," said Thorn, "which Spartans will have a break to the community, interact- injury she suffered a year ago, we've really been looking for- this weekend before opening ing with legislators and 4-H Jamie Butler scored 9 points ward to because our kids fi- Old Oregon League play the members alike. and made 7 of 9 free throws nally got to see that this new following Friday on January "An effective and dedicated in the fourth quarter, offense we're running works 5, when they host Wallowa. secretary/treasurer is the bed- Spart B y Fi i h P L gu a rock ofnearly every successful an o s n s re- ca e ames County Farm Bureau," said Bushue. "Christine's work has Pine Eagle's boys basket- bunch," said Swanson. "He's a quarter, and I was kind of helped Baker County Farm ball team played two games go-to guy down in the paint, surprised. The guys had had Bureau thrive in recent years, at Wallowa last weekend, and he looks pretty smooth alongweekend, andlthought anditnowboaststheyoungest dropping a 56-28 decision to this year." they might be tired, but they county board of directors in Arlington on Friday and los- Colter Marks had 8 points pressed really hard and fin- the state. We salute Christine ing to Sherman County, 70- against Arlington to pace ished the game strong. But for her decades of service to 46 on Saturday. Pine Eagle. Alex Stiles added we had been too far clown to Farm Bureau and for the bet- "Arlington has a really 8 points, and Jon Thorn come all the way back. We good team," noted PEHS scored 4. Ray Denig and didn't do toobadly. Wehad a coach Jeff Swanson. "They Wyatt Tyler scored 2 each. really slow start and got bet- have a 6-foot 4-inch post, who Arlington defeated Joseph ter throughout the game."Charitable organizations is probably the best player equally decisively the next Sherman County used out- play a huge role in support- we've faced all year. Ryannight, 54-22. side shooting to good advan- ingavarietyofprogramsand Blankenship - he scored 21 On Saturday, theSpartans tage, making 8 three-point- services across the country, points in the paint on us- 12 squared off with Sherman ers in the game. but some of them spend more in the first quarter." County, at team Pine EagleColter Marks led the Spar-money on administration Too many Spartan turn- matched up with height-wise tans in scoring with 11points. than they do on charity. overs were the other factor better than they had against Jon Thorn scored 9, and Jess Oregon Attorney General working in Arlington's favor. Arlingtn the day befre" But Swanson added 8. Alex Stiles Ellen Rosenblum has re- "They pressed us a little bit, the turnover bug bit the Spar- had 6. Yancey Walker scored leased a list of the 20 worst and we had way too many tans again, and helped give 4, and Tanner Hamby and nonprofits for 2012. These turnovers," said Swanson. Sherman County an edge that Ray Denig scored 2 each. organizations spent the vast "But it was a hard-fought they exploited in the 70-46 The week the Spartans get majority of donations on game all the way through, Huskies' victory, a well-deserved rest before fundraising and administra- and they had nothing to hang "We actually looked prettyOld Oregon League season tion rather than on their their heads about." good at times. But then they'd startsJanuary5.1ntheirnon-stated cause. While none The weekend games in put a press on us, andwehad league season to date, thewere based in Oregon, they Wallowa saw the return to the way too many turnovers Spartans played seven of are all licensed to operate hardwoodofPEHSseniorAlex again," said Swanson. "We eight games on the road, in- here, and all spent less than Stiles. "He's going to help us a pressed them in the fourthcluding three overnighters. 25 percent of their funds on charitable programs. Some of this year's worst Submitted photo CHRISTINE HAWES, left, secretary/treasureer of Baker County Farm Bureau, received the Top Hand award from Oregon Farm Bureau President, Barry Bushue, and OFB Executive Vice President, Dave Dillon. terment of Oregon agricul- ture." The Top Hand Award is given to individuals who have devoted an exemplary amount of time and energy of Oregon Farm Bureau. To: be eligible, candidates must: be nominated by their Countyl Farm Bureau. 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