Weekend sports in brief
Baker romps past Mac-Hi
The Mac-Hi Pioneers football team probably would like to forget the past week. The Pioneers brought just 22 players to Bulldog Memorial Stadium Friday due to disciplinary reasons. Then, the Pioneers had to face the Class 3A fifth-ranked Baker (2-0 in the GOL and 5-1 overall) gridders on Homecoming night.
Baker's defense dominated as it has all season, allowing Mac-Hi just 67 total yards on offense. And the Baker offense, sporadic at times in recent games, came alive to the tune of a 42-0 Greater Oregon League victory.
Baker volleyball playoff hopes on the line
Baker's post-season volleyball hopes are on life support after Saturday's Greater Oregon League loss to Burns in the Baker gym.
Baker (2-5 in the GOL) is battling Ontario, Riverside and Mac-Hi for the final berth in the Class 3A playoffs. Burns, with its win over Baker, clinched the GOL championship. La Grande, which also lost to Burns Saturday, has secured the second state berth.
Baker's final three matches are at home against Riverside Thursday, and on the road at Mac-Hi Oct. 28 and Ontario Oct. 30. The Bulldogs must win all three matches and hope Ontario also receives another loss. (Ontario was 3-3 in the GOL entering last weekend's matches at Riverside and Mac-Hi. Results were not available for this story.)
Homecoming queen helps soccer team tie
Goal keeper Heidi Boyer scored on a penalty kick with less than a minute to play Friday to help the Baker girls rally for a 4-4 tie against Pine-Eagle's first-year co-ed soccer team at the Baker Sports Complex.
Boyer, who presided as queen over Homecoming festivities at Bulldog Memorial Stadium later in the day, was called upon to take the penalty kick after a Pine-Eagle player was called for a foul in the penalty box.
Boyer's kick completed a string of three Baker goals that erased a 4-1 Pine-Eagle lead inside the final 10 minutes.