PILOT ROCK - The Pilot Rock Rockets played without several basketball players Tuesday against Heppner, apparently following disciplinary action.

Girls head coach Doug Baxter and boys head coach Bruce Neil, declined to elaborate. Athletic Director Tom Humphreys said, "there was an incident that occurred over the weekend involving several students.

"We have several girls and one boy that fall under the athletic code for discipline," said Humphreys who declined to give the names of the students.

According to the Pilot Rock High School athletic code: "Students shall be liable to discipline, suspension, or expulsion for misconduct, including but not limited to theft, disruption of school, damage or destruction of school property, damage or destruction of private property on school premises or during a school activity, assault or threats of harm, unauthorized use of weapons or dangerous instruments, possession of illegal drugs, narcotics or alcoholic beverages and persistent failure to comply with rules or the lawful directions of teachers or school officials.

On the first offense if a student is in possession of alcohol, tobacco or drugs, students will not be allowed to participate in two weeks of basketball and four games according to the high school's athletic code."

Not on the bench for Pilot Rock Tuesday, but listed on Rocket rosters, were Mitch Byrnes, Allison Robles, Haley Kannard, Andrea Pedro and Ashley Sampson. Kylie Bronson was listed on the season opening roster, but was not listed on Tuesday's roster against Heppner.


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