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BHS VOLLEYBALL: Bulldogs beat Mac-Hi, clinch playoff berth


By Gerry Steele

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Baker clinched a post-season volleyball berth Thursday by defeating Mac-Hi 25-11, 25-10, 22-25, 25-9 in a Greater Oregon League match on the Baker floor.

The win assures Baker at least second place in the GOL standings with one match remaining at La Grande Tuesday.

Baker (4-1 in the GOL) lost to La Grande earlier in the league season. A Baker win would tie the teams for the GOL championship.


BHS FOOTBALL: La Grande tops Bulldogs for first time in seven years


By Gerry Steele

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Four turnovers and two touchdowns nullified by holding penalties.

Those were the negatives Baker faced against La Grande in Friday’s Greater Oregon League football opener at Community Stadium at La Grande.

La Grande took advantage, defeating the Bulldogs for the first time in seven years, 37-24.

“It’s hard to win with four turnovers,” said Baker coach Dave Johnson.

“And, we didn’t help ourselves having two touchdowns brought back because of penalties"


BHS VOLLEYBALL: Baker beats Vale in tune-up for key league match against La Grande


By Gerry Steele

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Baker geared up for its key Greater Oregon League volleyball match against La Grande Thursday by sweeping Vale in a nonleague match Tuesday on the Baker floor.

The Bulldogs topped Vale 25-16, 25-23, 25-22.

“I thought we played inspired ball,” said Baker coach Michele McCauley.

“Our thought was to pick up our game a bit and prepare for Thursday’s match. I thought we did that."


PINE-EAGLE FOOTBALL: Spartans top Tigers


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Kathy Orr/ Baker City Herald Pine-Eagle’s Jon Thorn (88), Ray Denigh (41) and Trey Fisher (34) attempt to tackle Dayville-Monument’s Dakota Emerson during Saturday’s football game at Bulldog Memorial Stadium. Pine-Eagle won the game 42-22.

By Gerry Steele

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Pine-Eagle stopped Dayville-Monument 42-22 in a nonleague football game Saturday at Bulldog Memorial Stadium.

The Spartans (2-0) were coming off of a bye week after Prairie City dropped its varsity schedule.

“We didn’t know whether being off a week would hurt us,” said Pine-Eagle coach Blake Dennis.

“But, I thought we made adjustments on defense and got good pressure on their quarterback."


BHS FOOTBALL: Fruitland Grizzlies roar past Bulldogs


By Gerry Steele

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Most Northwest high school football fans know that the Fruitland Grizzlies are one of the top programs in Idaho.

The team has advanced to the Idaho Class 3A championship game in each of the past six years, winning four state titles in that span.

This year’s team appears to be headed in the same direction.


Website reports Thomas Hamilton has scholarship offer from Portland State


Northwest Prep Report's website — www.northwestprepreport.com — posted a story Monday that Thomas Hamilton, former Baker High School quarterback who transferred this summer to Oregon City, has a scholarship offer to play football at Portland State University.

Hamilton's younger brother, Sam, a freshman, has replaced his older brother as Baker's quarterback. 


What a week! Seven football games in three days at Baker Bulldog Memorial Stadium


High school football fans can get their fill of local action this weekend when seven games are planned in two days at Bulldog Memorial Stadium.

Baker will host Fruitland in a nonleague Class 4A game Friday at 7 p.m.

Early that day, at 11 a.m., Burnt River will play the Crane junior varsity.

Then action really picks up Saturday with five games.

Play starts at 11 a.m. with Joseph meeting Prairie City. Pine-Eagle plays Dayvile/Monument at 1 p.m.

Wallowa plays Crane at 3 p.m. followed by Powder Valley against Adrian at 5 p.m.

The day finishes at 7 p.m. with Elgin hosting Jordan Valley.


Baker to host volleyball tournament this weekend


By Gerry Steele

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The Baker gymnasium will be buzzing Friday when the Bulldogs host an 8-team volleyball tournament.

Pool play will begin at 10:30 a.m. and run through 2:15 p.m. Bracket play will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Joining Baker will be Weiser, Riverside, Weston-McEwen, La Grande, Grant Union, Nyssa and Middleton.


BAKER FOOTBALL: Cline leads Baker past Payette

Bulldogs Even Record At 1-1

 


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Kathy Orr/ Baker City Herald Porter Cline, seen here earlier this season, had a solid game against Payette Friday.

By Gerry Steele

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Junior Porter Cline helped lead Baker to a 34-14 nonleague football win over Payette Friday in the Idaho city.

Cline ran for 161 yards and two touchdowns, and intercepted a pass on defense to help the Bulldogs even their record at 1-1.

“We had a lot of bright spots on both sides of the ball in each half,” said Baker coach Dave Johnson.

 


BAKER VOLLEYBALL: Bulldogs rally to defeat Emmett in tough nonconference match


By Gerry Steele

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Baker and Emmett slugged away at each other like a pair of heavyweight fighters Tuesday in a nonleague volleyball match in the Baker gym.

With the match knotted at a game apiece, Baker earned a 30-28 decision in Game 3 to turn the tide in its favor.

When all was said and done Baker came away with a 25-15, 17-25, 30-28, 25-18 victory.

“I thought we played scrappy on defense late in that third game,” said Baker coach Michele McCauley.

“I’m glad we won it. We never gave up and kept plugging away."


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