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PREP ROUNDUP: Local schools fare well at Oregon Classic

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Published on January 12, 2018 12:01AM

Last changed on January 12, 2018 11:43PM


REDMOND — A handful of local schools made the trip to Redmond for the Oregon Classic, a two-day tournament that features more than 80 schools from across the state.

Held at First Interstate Bank Fair & Expo Center, the tournament is still up into brackets by class and then into four separate pools.

Hermiston competed in the 5A Pool 4 bracket and was pitted against Rex Putnam and Bend. The Bulldogs went on to defeat both by scores of 70-11 and 57-24, respectively.

In their final match, the Bulldogs defeated Wilsonville 46-26.

A handful of wrestlers finished 3-0, in part due to a win by forfeit in one of the three rounds. The trio of Silas Smith (138), Joey Gutierrez (195) and Sean Stewart (220) were among some of the top finishers.

Pendleton had a tough go at first, dropping matches to Crater (59-12) and Redmond (42-28). The Buckaroos were finally able to top Hillsboro in their last match of the day. The 48-18 win was thanks to a cast of Buckaroos pinning their opponent in the first round of their bout.

Alex Rendon (132), Blake Davis (145), Aiden Henderson (160) and Perry Markgraf (285) all trapped their respective opponents in under two minutes.

Both Hermiston and Pendleton received byes in the fourth round.

In the 4A bracket, Mac-Hi faced Cascade, Madras and Tillamook. The Pioneers dropped two of the three matches that were split up by a bye in the second round.

First against Cascade, Mac-Hi was defeated 59-18. Then in the final round of the day, Tillamook topped Mac-Hi by staggering score of 78-3.

The Pioneers best wrestling came in Round 3, where they picked up their lone win during the first day of competition.

Only four of Mac-Hi’s wrestler took the mat, the rest won by forfeit. Zach Crisman (145) and Cruz Garcia (285) had the best performances, and pinned their opponents in 0:50 and 0:14 seconds,

Riverside and Irrigon joined the competition in the 3A brackets.

The Pirates breezed through their competition, winning all three rounds and receiving a bye in the fourth.

Riverside handed Coquille a 54-24 defeat, and then moved on to beat Lakeview 48-21. In its final round of action, Riverside handily won 54-30 over Redmond.

In the first two rounds, many Pirates were handed the win by forfeit. It was in the third round that they were able to take it to their opponents, as six Pirates won by fall — all but one in the first round.

Things didn’t go so well for Irrigon.

The Knights only competed in two of three rounds, and were defeated by Dayton and Rainier in the first and third, respectively.

The second round bye allowed Irrigon a breather after going toe-to-toe with Dayton. The final score of Round 1 was 27-27, but Dayton had the advantage and took the win.

After the break, Irrigon faced Rainier and lost by a narrow three-point margin, 40-37.

Despite both losses, there were a few Knights with standout performances.

Silvestre Vasquez (132), Josue Aguilera (160), Brady Harrington (195) and Kaleb Kendrick (285) went 2-0, all winning by fall in the combined eight bouts.

Heppner wrestled in the 2A bracket, and faced Central Linn. The Mustangs fell 60-18 after only four wrestlers picked up wins with one by forfeit.

Heppner’s Trevor Antonucci (120) pinned his opponent in just 0:51. Carson Brosnan (152) just took a few seconds longer, and eventually got the win in 1:04.

Leo Waite (126) ended his bout in 3:52 by fall.

Girls basketball

IONE 44, HORIZON CHRISTIAN 36 — Back at home after six long weeks on the road, Ione picked up its first win in six games. Senior Maggie Flynn led the Cardinals in 44-36 defeat over Horizon Christian.

The Eagles (5-7) top scorers, senior Alexis Ruiz and sophomore Fionna Marsalis, dished out 15 and 12 points, respectively. But the Cardinals (2-10) were able to stop their efforts in the fourth quarter, holding Horizon Christian to only four points.

“(It was a) solid fourth quarter,” head coach Nathan Heideman said. “(The girls) gutted it out to hold (Horizon Christian) off.”

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HC 11 7 14 4 — 36

IHS 7 12 14 11 — 44

HORIZON CHRISTIAN — A. Ruiz 15, F. Marsalis 12, M. Decker 5, S. Wells 2, K. Robison 2.

IONE — M. Flynn 20, M. Orem 10, J. Medina 6, M. Heideman 6, K. Burns 2.

3-pointers — HC 1, IHS 5. Free throws — HC 9-20, IHS 7-9. Fouls — HC 13, IHS 20.

NIXYAAWII 75, HELIX 36 — At Helix, Nixyaawii got off to a great start with an early 32-13 lead after the first half. The Eagles had an even better second-half performance to top the Helix Grizzlies 75-36 to remain perfect on the season.

Senior Mary Stewart led the Eagles (14-0 overall, 5-0 Old Oregon League) with a game-high 30 points. For the Grizzlies (9-6, 3-2), senior Sadie Wilson was the top point getter with 17 on the night.

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NCS 19 13 20 23 — 75

HHS 4 9 10 13 — 36

NIXYAAWII — M. Stewart 30, M. Schimmel 25, K. Mountain Chief 6, K. Melton 6, E. Looney 4, E. Butler 4.

HELIX — S. Wilson 17, K. Mize 9, A. Wood 3, E. Fehrenbacker 2, A. Krol 2, R. Stahancyk 2, H. Christman 1.

3-pointers — NCS 7, HHS 1. Free throws — NCS 4-10, HHS 1-2. Fouls — NCS 16, HHS 8.

IRRIGON 52, UMATILLA 24 — At Umatilla, Jada Burns scored 12 points and Taylor Davis had 11 to lead the Irrigon Knights to a league win over Umatilla on Friday night.

The Knights (13-2 overall 2-1 EOL) led 18-1 after the first quarter but the Vikings scored 17 in the second quarter to get within 26-18 at halftime. The Vikings (3-11, 0-1) kept it close midway through the third until Irrigon found a groove and cruised to the win.

Lauryn Journot and Nancy Ortiz each scored seven points to lead the Vikings.

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IHS 18 8 9 17 — 52

UHS 1 17 2 4 — 24

IRRIGON ­— J. Burns 12, T. Davis 11, B. Rice 9, N. Romero 8, O. Luna 6, A. Zacarias 4, M. Bowman 2, M. Davis, E. Carillo, A. Luna.

UMATILLA — L. Journot 7, N. Ortiz 7, C. Alvarez 5, P. Picker 2, A. Reyes 2, A. Ford 1, K. Lorence, N. Soto, D. Monreal, I. Leon-Leon, C. Lemus.

3-pointers — IHS 4, UHS 1. Free throws — IHS 10-18, UHS 9-16. Fouls — IHS 19, UHS 17.

CULVER 38, PILOT ROCK 33 — At Culver, the home Bulldogs scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to stun the Rockets in the Columbia Basin Conference opener on Friday night.

Kaitelyn Evans led the Rockets (10-6 overall, 0-1 CBC) with 12 points and Grace Austin added eight. Irma Retano led the Bulldogs (10-5, 1-0) with 10 points.

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PR 10 6 10 7 — 33

CHS 14 6 4 14 — 38

PILOT ROCK — K. Evans 12, G. Austin 8, S. Weinke 5, K. Deist 4, B. Baleztena 2, R. Oates 2.

HEPPNER 59, STANFIELD 34 — Heppner defended its home court Friday by recovering from a slow start to defeat Stanfield 59-34.

It was both teams Columbia Basin Conference opener, and the Mustangs (9-3 overall, 1-0 CBC) came out on top and the Tigers (2-13, 0-1) troubles continue.

LA GRANDE 53, MAC-HI 24 — The Mac-Hi Pioneers traveled to La Grande to face the Tigers for their second league game of the year, and with it came their second league loss.

La Grande handily defeated Mac-Hi 53-24 to improve to 7-7 overall and 2-0 in the Greater Oregon League.

The Pioneers (2-14, 0-2) are now riding an eight-game skid after the loss.

Boys basketball

NIXYAAWII 74, HELIX 24 — At Helix, he Nixyaawii Eagles completely dominated the Grizzlies on their home court. The streaking Eagles handed Helix a 74-24 loss behind the efforts of sophomore Mick Shimmel.

Shimmel recorded a game-high 17 points for Nixyaawii and helped keep the Eagles (12-2 overall, 5-0 Old Oregon League) undefeated in league play.

Nixyaawii had a stunning 27-point performance that was the game changer, according to Helix head coach Zach Orem.

For the Grizzlies (1-14, 0-5), junior Gavin Newtson was the top scorer with 12 points.

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NCS 16 27 16 15 — 74

HHS 8 4 8 4 — 24

NIXYAAWII — M. Shimmel 17, N. Enright 15, Q. Picard 9, Ma. Moses 8, T. Burns 7, D. Barkley 5, W. Oatman 5, Mo. Moses 3, R. Bronson 3, J. Ashley 2.

HELIX — G. Newtson 12, E. Springer 9, D. Carlson 2, B. Fairchild 1.

3-pointers — NCS 10, HHS 1. Free throws — NCS 0-0, HHS 5-9. Fouls — NCS 8, HHS 2.

HEPPNER 58, STANFIELD 40 — The visiting Stanfield Tigers got off to a slow start against the Heppner Mustangs, and from there never recovered.

At Heppner, the Mustangs used a strong first half performance to hand the Tigers their first league loss, 58-40.

Junior Trent Smith was the top scorer in the Columbia Basin Conference opener for the Mustangs (6-6 overall, 1-0 CBC). He netted 15 points.

For the Tigers (7-9, 0-1), junior Elias Esquivel led with 12 points.

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SHS 2 11 12 15 — 40

HHS 14 15 20 9 — 58

STANFIELD — E. Esquivel 12, H. Hernandez 9, B. Woods 9, S. Keltz 4, B. Bailey 4, E. Nunez 2.

HEPPNER — T. Smith 15, J. McAninch 10, T. Carter 10, W. Steagall 8, H. Nichols 6, K. Smith 4, D. Howard 2, A. Lindsay 2, Coby Dougherty 1.

3-pointers — SHS 3, HHS 3. Free throws — SHS 7-14, HHS 5-11.

PILOT ROCK 57, CULVER 43 — At Culver, Chris Weinke scored a game-high 23 points and Bryson Pierce added 19 as Pilot Rock started Columbia Basin Conference play with a win over Culver on Friday night.

Only six Rockets (10-6 overall, 1-0 CBC) scored in the game, as Riley Lankford added nine, Logan Weinke two, Smith two, and Levi Thieme had one. Weston Basl led the Bulldogs (4-13, 0-1) with 19 points.

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PR 12 21 10 14 — 57

CHS 6 8 9 20 — 43

PILOT ROCK — C. Weinke 23, B. Pierce 19, R. Lankford 9, L. Weinke 2, L. Thieme 1.



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