For the second week in a row, penalties and an inability to move the
ball in the “red zone” hurt Baker in non-league football action. A week
earlier, the Bulldogs were able to overcome those problems for a win at
Parma, Idaho. But, Friday at Bulldog Memorial Stadium, Baker fell 20-6
to visiting Weiser, Idaho.
Baker running back Chad Adams, right, gained short yardage in the first quarter against Weiser Friday. (Baker City Herald/Kathy Orr)
“I thought we moved the ball pretty well, we just didn’t finish,” said Baker coach Dave Johnson.
Volleyballers play well at Burns
BURNS — Baker swept its pool play, then split two bracket matches
Saturday at the annual Burns Invitational volleyball tournament.
In pool play Baker defeated Crane 25-7, 25-17, split with Madras 20-25, 25-6, then topped Vale 25-15 and 25-17.
In bracket play the Bulldogs stopped Nyssa 25-15, 25-11 then lost to Cascade Christian 21-25 and 18-25.
Tara Talbott was 34-of-44 hitting with 20 kills, Andrea Wilson was
55-of-59 serving with an ace, Whitney Phillips had 7 point blocks
Baker’s cross country runners had a solid first outing Friday at the
annual Hermiston Invitational. Both the boys and girls teams placed
third in the meet.
“I’m very excited about where our boys are,” said Baker coach Suzy Cole.
“Trevor Freese, our No. 1 runner, ran a very competitive race. He ran a great time compared to last year’s meet.”
Cole said Jake Sandefur and Kristian Krohn also ran well.
“Jake ran right with Trevor the majority of the race,” Cole said. “And Kristian had a great first 1.5 to two miles.
Baker’s girls soccer team ran its season record to 2-0 Thursday with a
6-0 victory over Weiser, Idaho, at the Baker Sports Complex.
Baker’s Julia Vaughan, in white jersey, scored one goal in the Bulldogs’ 6-0 victory over Weiser, Idaho, Thursday at the Baker Sports Complex. Vaughan then injured her knee and her season status is uncertain, according to Coach DeeDee Clarke. (Baker City Herald/Kathy Orr)
The Bulldogs’ second shutout win could prove to be a costly victory.
Baker standout Julia Vaughan injured her knee during the action and her
status for the rest of the season is uncertain.
Ball distribution was one of the keys to success for the
Baker High School girls soccer team’s 7-0 win over Pendleton Tuesday.
Here Dallas Defrees, number 8, works to win the ball. Julia Vaughan’s
four goals led the Bulldogs, while Robbie Langrell had a pair of scores
and Ashley Shively netted one. Baker is set to play Weiser today at the
Sports Complex. The junior varsity game is at 3 p.m. and the varsity
follows at 5 p.m.
Baker City Herald/Kathy Orr
Julia Vaughan scored a goal about 30 seconds into the Baker High School
girls soccer team’s opener against Pendleton, and the Bulldogs went on
to post an easy 7-0 victory at the Baker Sports Complex.
Vaughan scored three more goals against the Bucks.
“We came out fast right off the bat,” said DeeDee Clarke, coach of the
Bulldogs. “The girls were passing really well, and they played really
good defense. And Julia is a strong force in there.”
Baker High School’s volleyball team lost its opener at Fruitland, Idaho, Tuesday, 17-25, 13-25, 24-26.
“We struggled with ball control,” said Baker coach Marcy Hayes. “We did
other things well, including blocking, and we were hustling and being
scrappy. But when you don’t have ball control, it’s hard to run an
Baker scored two second-half touchdowns to overcome a 12-6 Parma lead,
and went on to defeat the host Pirates 20-12 in the non-league
season-opening high school football game for both teams Friday.
“We were very pleased,” said Baker coach Dave Johnson.
“Even with several penalties and some turnovers the kids kept battling.
We made some plays when we needed to and we were smiling at the end of
Baker senior quarterback Jordan Harlow connected on scoring passes with
Trace Richardson and Walker Kaseberg in the final 17 minutes to send
Baker home from Idaho with a 1-0 season record.
NORTH POWDER — Football fans in North Powder have been waiting since
Nov. 17 of last season for this week to come. On that day Mohawk ended
the Badgers season with a 62-14 victory in North Powder.
Powder Valley now has a chance for redemption, a chance for another
trip to the state 1A quarterfinals and possibly a little more.
“I think we can be competitive all year, that’s for sure,” Coach Skye
Flanagan said. “We got a group of young kids; there are nine to 10
sophomores that will all contribute. There is some senior leadership in
front of them and hopefully it can all come together.”
That group of seniors is led by Joey Brown and Casey Wendt, who both
have years of experience on the offensive line and had a combined 93
tackles last season that included eight sacks.