Gerry Steele
The Baker City Herald

For the second straight season Powder Valley has the Old Oregon League volleyball player and coach of the year.

A year ago Kaycie Kitzmiller was player of the year and Lasa Baxter coach of the year. This season Jessica Pedro was named the player of the year and Baxter repeats as coach of the year.

Powder's Ali Abrego and Jessi Stephens were named to the first team, Alexandra Colton to the second team, and McKinsey Hampton received honorable mention.

Pine-Eagle's Randee Koski was named to the first team, Devri McNeal and Ashley Butler to the second team, and Chelsie Gulick received honorable mention.

Miller ranked in preseason poll

HALFWAY - Kipp Miller, Pine-Eagle's 170-pound wrestler, is ranked in the Class 2A preseason wrestling poll.

Miller is listed fourth at his weight.

Pine-Eagle is listed 10th in the team rankings.

Linfield maintains share of lead

SPOKANE - Linfield edged Whitworth 1-0 in a Northwest Conference women's soccer match Saturday to maintain a share of the league lead.

With three matches remaining the Wildcats remain tied with Puget Sound for the top spot.

Saturday, Julia Vaughan, a Linfield sophomore from Haines, had one shot on goal in a reserve role.

Wildcats slip past Menlo 23-6

ATHERON, Calif. - Linfield, ranked fifth in the NAIA, slipped past Menlo 23-6 in a non-league football game Saturday.

Quarterback Mickey Inns connected for two touchdowns with Lucas Jepson to lead Linfield.

La Grande ended Baker's girls soccer season Saturday by defeating the Bulldogs 7-0 at the Baker Sports Complex.

The Bulldogs went winless during the season, finishing fourth in the Greater Oregon League.

No other information was available.

Y youth basketball sign-ups

Registrations for the Baker County Family YMCA third- through sixth-grade boys and girls youth basketball program are being taken through Nov. 19.

Registration forms may be picked up at the Y pool, 580 Baker St., or Y Fitness Center, 2021 Main St.

Fees, if paid by Nov. 19, are $20 for Y members and $30 for nonmembers. After Nov. 19, there will be an additional $5 fee on a space-available basis.

Games will be played January through mid-February. Coaches and sponsors also are needed.

More information is available by calling 541-523-7066 or 541-523-9622.

Baker frosh spikers top Ontario

ONTARIO - Baker defeated Ontario 26-24, 25-19 last week at Ontario.

Maddie Richards was 6-for-6 serving and 11-for-12 setting. Carley Johnson was 15-for-15 setting and 8-for-8 serving. Kylie Kidgel was 5-for-5 serving. Jennifer Hibbard was 5-for-5 passing, and served the final five points in Game 1.

Baker JV volleyball loses finale

ONTARIO - Baker dropped a 25-23, 25-17 junior varsity volleyball match at Ontario last week.

Michelle Freese was 12-of-13 serving and 11-of-12 hitting. Michelle Lehman was 6-of-10 hitting. Erin Bachman was 9-of-13 hitting.

Ladies golf luncheons start up

The Baker Ladies Golf and Bridge Association will begin its monthly luncheons next month.

The group will meet the second Wednesday of the month. The first meeting will be Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m. at El Erradero Restaurant.

On Dec. 14 the group will hold a gift exchange. Participants are asked to bring a wrapped gift of less than $10.

More information is available by calling Nancy at 541-523-5457.

Baker driver places at Firebird

MERIDIAN - Judy Radford of Baker City placed 12th in the Lucas Oil Top Gun Full-Bodied Qualifying race at the NAPA Auto Parts Halloween Classic XVIII Oct. 13 at Firebird Raceway.

Radford was clocked at 8.31 seconds at a speed of 159.46 miles per hour.

George Fox sweeps NWC pair

NEWBERG - George Fox defeated Pacific and Willamette in a pair of Northwest Conference volleyball matches last week.

The Bruins topped Pacific Oct. 26 25-23, 24-26, 25-18, 25-14. Tiffany Burk, a George Fox freshman from Baker City, had seven kills, 16 hits, two blocks and six block assists.

Friday, George Fox topped Willamette 25-13, 17-25, 25-20, 25-15. Burk had six kills, 15 hits and seven block assists.

Mountaineers roll to 41-14 win

LA GRANDE - Eastern Oregon defeated Montana State-Northern 41-14 in a Frontier Conference football game Saturday.

The Mountaineers totaled 463 yards on offense, behind 297 from quarterback Chris Ware. Ware completed 21 of 29 passes for four touchdowns.

PRINEVILLE - Baker's Nic Maszk claimed the boys individual championship at the Greater Oregon League district cross country meet Saturday at Crook County High School.

Maszk, the defending district champion, completed the course in a time of 16:41, a minute and four seconds ahead of second-place runner Grayson Gunn of Crook County.

The Baker boys finished second in the team standings, qualifying for the Class 4A state meet Saturday at Lane Community College at Eugene.

Baker finished with 63 points at district 13 behind district champion Crook County.

No other Baker individual boys or girls times were available.

The Class 4A boys race begins at 11:50 a.m. Saturday.

Spectator admission is $8 adults and $5 students.

Baker awaits an Oregon Schol Activities Association decision as to whether its boys soccer season continues.

The Bulldogs completed their Greater Oregon League season Saturday, losing 3-2 to La Grande at the Baker Sports Complex.

But, because the OSAA has five at-large berths to fill for the playoffs, Baker may still have at least one more match. The OSAA cutoff is midnight tonight.

Noe Benites and Justin Broughton scored Baker's goals Saturday.