A quintet of Baker wrestlers will make the trek to Memorial Coliseum
Thursday through Saturday for the Class 4A state wrestling tournament.
Andrew Porter (130 pounds), Andrew Gettle (145), Anthony Constantine
(152), Ted Shaw (189) and Jake Shukle (215) will compete at state.
“Our Fabulous Five is headed to state,” said Baker coach Dee Gorrell.
“We were in the ball park as to what we figured we’d do at district. Overall, we wrestled really good,” he said.
Wallowa and Imbler claimed the girls and boys third-place trophies and
berths in this week’s Class 1A state playoffs Saturday at the District
7-1A basketball tournaments at Baker High School.
Wallowa’s Ayesha Wortman scored a basket with 39.5 seconds left, then
added two free throws with 3.6 seconds remaining to lift the Cougars
past Cove 31-28 in the girls game.
All Baker hoop fans asked to wear purple and gold for La Grande games
All Baker High School boys and girls basketball fans are being asked to
show their support of the Bulldogs by wearing purple and gold Tuesday
when Baker hosts La Grande.
The Greater Oregon League championships will be on the line during both varsity games at BHS.
Powder Valley boys run past Wallowa for crown
Powder Valley and Wallowa split two games during the Old Oregon League
boys basketball regular season. That left Saturday’s District 7
championship game up for grabs at Baker High School.
Powder Valley center Jordan Pratt, in white, went up for a rebound surrounded by Wallowa’s Tyler Harshfield, GT McKenzie and Ronald Gladden. (Baker City Herald/Kathy Orr)
Powder Valley, the regular-season Old Oregon champion, used a 6-point
spurt midway through the third quarter to pull ahead and went on to a
49-39 victory over the Cougars.
It was meant to be. The two top-ranked Class 1A girls basketball teams in Oregon playing for the District 7 championship.
Joseph’s Nicke Parks drove for a basket over the defense of Imbler’s Madeline Nilsson Saturday. (Baker City Herald/Kathy Orr)
Each team had won one game against the other during the Old Oregon
League season. So Saturday’s title matchup was the rubber game for
Joseph and Imbler.
In the end, top-ranked Joseph ran away with a 52-37 win over second-ranked Imbler at Baker High School.
Pine-Eagle and Powder Valley girls eliminated
Wallowa and Cove advanced to the semifinals of the District 7-1A girls basketball tournament Thursday at Baker High School.
Wallowa eliminated Pine-Eagle 54-41, and Cove ended Powder Valley’s season, 35-20.
Wallowa girls 54, Pine-Eagle girls 41
Cove boys 57, Pine-Eagle boys 36
Cove girls 35, Powder Valley girls 20
Imbler boys defeated Joseph boys (score not available)
More scores, stories and photos as they become available, and in Friday's Baker City Herald.
Walker Kaseberg’s free throw gives Baker the lead, then Derek Blankenship makes two more with 6.8 seconds left
Baker kept its share of first place in the Greater Oregon League boys
basketball race Tuesday at Ontario. But the Bulldogs needed double
overtime to do so.
Baker outscored the Tigers 5-2 in the second extra period to pull out a
62-59 victory. The win improves Baker’s GOL record to 6-1. The Bulldogs
entered the game tied with La Grande for first place. La Grande beat
Mac-Hi 71-41 on Tuesday to also improve to 6-1.
Baker entered Tuesday’s Greater Oregon League girls basketball game at
Ontario needing one win to clinch the league championship.
The Bulldogs were riding a 12-game winning streak, were undefeated in
league play, and had beaten Ontario twice earlier this season.
Baker tuned up for this week’s Greater Oregon League district wrestling
tournament with a victory at the annual Pine-Eagle tournament Saturday
Andrew Gettle, shown earlier in the season, was one of three Baker champions at the Pine-Eagle Invitational wrestling tournament Saturday. (Baker City Herald/Kathy Orr)
The Bulldogs finished the 14-team tournament with 171 points, edging Grant Union by 5.5 points.
“Everybody wrestled well. It was a good, successful weekend for us,” said Baker coach Dee Gorrell.
“The young kids stepped up again. It was a nice way to end the regular
season. Now it’s time to gear up for district. The kids are peaking at
the right time.”
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