PRINEVILLE — Walker Hoolehan shot a 78 that was good for second place and his Buckaroo teammates combined for a 335 that placed Pendleton second as a team at the Crook County Invitational boys’ golf tournament on Thursday.

Redmond won the team title by shooting 315 and Hermiston was fourth with 350.

Perfect conditions with temperatures in the 70s and plenty of sun allowed the players to enjoy the challenging but short course.

“It was very challenging due to the fact that every single hole on the course had water on it. There was always a chance of going in the drink,”?said Pendleton’s Marc Bird.

He shot a 98 that brought all the Bucks into the clubhouse under the century mark. Reilly Hegarty was second on the team with an 83, Ti Farrow shot an 85 and Dillon George rounded out the top four with an 89.

J.D. Thacker led Hermiston with an 80 and Keegan Crafton was right with him at 83. Zach Adams shot an 87 and Noah Engelbrecht rounded out the team score with a 100. Keith Anderson shot an 83 but was disqualified for failing to putt out one of his holes after he picked up the ball as it sat next to the cup.


UMATILLA?8, RIVERSIDE?0 (GIRLS); RIVERSIDE?2, UMATILLA?1 (BOYS)?— In Umatilla, the Umatilla Vikings dominated their girls’ Special District 4 match with the Riverside Pirates on Thursday while the Pirates found a slight edge in the boys’ match.

Christian Lemus picked up the win for the Vikings boys, beating Josue Garcia 6-4 at No. 1 singles. Daniel Hood evened the team tally for Riverside by beating Stephen Groce 7-4, and then Hood teamed with Garcia for a 6-4 in the only doubles match.

The Umatilla girls set the tone for the afternoon in the top matches, 8-0 wins by Susan Routson and the doubles team of Muranda Cranston and Anali Rubio. Riverside didn’t break the shutout until the No. 4 doubles match went 6-2 to the Vikings.


REDMOND?— Pendleton’s Crystal Mitchell qualified for the state meet in equestrian in three events with high placings at the regular-season finale meet on April 19-21 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond.

Mitchell won first place in hunt seat equitation, third in showmanship and western horsemanship and third in working pairs with teammate Tyler Ruth. She will compete at state in each event while Ruth is the Pendleton team’s only other state qualifier.

Pendleton finished the meet third behind Summit and Trinity in the small school division.

Mitchell also was the Central District’s recipient of a $500 scholarship.

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