Gerry Steele
The Baker City Herald

Six Baker volleyball players were named to the Greater Oregon League all-league teams last week.

Darryn McCauley, Emily Smith and Stacy Duman were named to the first team.

Monica Voboril, Michelle Birkmaier and Kathryn Daugherty were named to the second team.

La Grande's Taylor Kreutz was named player of the year, and Tiger coach Melinda Becker coach of the year.

Special Olympians swim well

GRESHAM - Five Baker County Special Olympic athletes competed at the Fall Aquatics Regionals Oct. 30 at Mount Hood Community College at Gresham.

Anthony Shumway earned firsts in the 25M backstroke, 50M freestyle and the 4x25 freestyle relay.

Emily Bender placed first in the 4x25 freestyle realy, first in the 50M freestyle and third in the 50M backstroke.

Lynette Johnson was first in the 4x25 freestyle relay, second in the 25M backstroke and second in the 25M freestyle.

Emily Moe was first in the 4x25 freestyle relay, second in the 25M butterfly and third in the 50M backstroke.

Molly Hirsch was second in the 50M backstroke and fourth in the 25M freestyle.

The Baker swimmers were coached by Paula Moe with assistance from Melanie Brown, Tamera McDonald and Della Steele.

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.

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.

Warner places at Portland race

PORTLAND - A Baker City runner placed in her division Oct. 23 at the Portland Run Like Hell half-marathon.

Mackenzie Warner placed second in the women's age 15-19 division and 497th overall in a time of 2:05:17.

Lady Blue Devils take seventh

WILMINGTON, N.C. - Duke's women's golf team placed seventh at the Landfill Tradition tournament Oct. 28-30.

The Blue Devils, coached by Baker graduate Dan Brooks, shot a three-day total of 924, 20 strokes behind team champion Purdue.

Schumacher to be honored

KENNEWICK - Former Baker boys basketball coach Don Schumacher wil be inducted into the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in July.

Schumacher coached at Baker from 1974 through 1979, compiling a 59-52 record. In 21 years of coaching he compiled a 322-178 record.

Schumacher currently is athletic director at Kamiakin High School at Kennewick.

Eastern men rally past Saints

LA GRANDE - Eastern Oregon, ranked 10th, rallied past No. 23 Carroll College 87-74 at the 2011 Aramark Quinn Classic men's basketball tournament Friday.

The Mountaineers trailed 33-26 at halftime.

Eastern's Jamar Johnson led all scorers with 19 points.

Bruins split final two matches

NEWBERG - The George Fox volleyball team ended its season last weekend by splitting a pair of Northwest Conference matches.

Friday, the Bruins defeated Puget Sound 25-14, 25-20, 18-25, 25-21. Tiffany Burk, a Bruin freshman from Baker City, had 15 hits, six kills, two digs, a block and five block assists.

Saturday, George Fox lost 25-23, 16-25, 22-25, 25-19, 15-9 to Linfield. Burk had 20 hits, six kills, two digs, a block and five block assists.

Linfield rallies for 42-38 win

SPOKANE - Linfield came from behind to edge Whitworth 42-38 in a Northwest Conference football game Saturday.

The Wildcats clinched a share of their third straight and 35th all-time conference title.

Jackson Vaughan, a Baker graduate, is an assistant coach for the Wildcats.

Linfield hosts Lewis and Clark Saturday. The winner of that game receives the NWC's automatic berth to the NCAA playoffs.

Eastern men stop Walla Walla

LA GRANDE - Eastern Oregon men's basketball team easily defeated Walla Walla University Saturday, winning 84-41 in the title game of the Aramark Quinn Classic.

JaMier Morris led Eastern with 18 points.

Eastern spikers land CCC berth

PORTLAND - The Eastern Oregon University volleyball team qualified for the Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament as the third seed.

The Mountaineers draw second seed Southern Oregon in the semifinals Friday. The tournament will be held Nov. 11-12 at the College of Idaho.

Eastern women win opener

ROCKLIN, Calif. - The Eastern Oregon women's basketball team defeated William Jessup University 69-48 in its season opener Saturday.

BOARDMAN - The Baker Mat Club opened its season Saturday on a strong note at a tournament at Boardman.

The Bad Dawgs had five champions in the 18 wrestlers competing.

"This was our second week of practice," said coach Brandon Young.

"We sent the most kids we have ever sent to the tournament with 18 kids."

Jace Hay sand Trent Ashby each finished 3-0.

"Trent really had to work hard for his championship as he was put to the test twice by going into sudden victory overtime and both times earning the takedown for the win," Young said.

Derritt Gwynn won his division by fall and technical fall. Young said a technical fall at this level - similar to the mercy rule in football - is when a wrestler leads by 10 or more points.

Newcomer Sean Stanford from North Powder "proved that he will be a force to be reckoned with as he won by fall in the first round three times on his way to a gold medal," Young said.

Juan Diaz was Baker's other champion.

"Juan's technique has improved tremendously since last year, which was his first year of wrestling," Young said.

Other Baker coaches are JR Vela, Mike Pearson, Jeremy Johnson, Rick Eskew and Dan Gonzales.

Boardman tournament

(Baker results)

Age 7-8 - 3. Jake Eskew, 2-2. 4. Cody Eskew, 0-3.

Age 9-10 - 1. Trent Ashby, 3-0. 1. Derritt Gwynn, 2-0. 2. Justin Eskew, 2-1. 3. Johnny Niehaus, 2-2. 4. Carlos Delarosa, 0-3. 4. Hank Laeger, 0-3.

Age 11-12 - 1. Jace Hays, 3-0. 2. Drew Story, 1-1. 3. Elijah Banister, 1-2. 3. Gage Niehaus, 1-2. 4. Dominick Grende, 0-3.

Age 13-14 - 1. Sean Stanford, 3-0. 1. Juan Diaz, 2-0. 2. Korey Grende, 1-1. 2. Jon Gonzales, 2-1. 3. Marco Vela, 1-2.

SISTERS - Second-ranked Sisters handed Baker a 25-17, 25-13, 25-17 loss in the first round of the Class 4A state volleyball playoffs Saturday.

The loss ended Baker's season and advances Sisters to the Class 4A tournament Friday and Saturday at Lane Community College at Eugene.

Darryn McCauley topped Baker, finishing 14-of-15 hitting with three kills, 14-of-15 serving, 45-of-46 setting and 14-of-16 digging.

Stacy Duman was 21-of-23 hitting with four kills and six blocks.

Taylor McAdams was 12-for-13 hitting with three kills. Michelle Birkmaier was 45-for-46 setting and 9-of-10 serving.

Emily Smith was 9-for-9 serving, and Monica Voboril 14-of-19 hitting with six kills.

Dixon begins college career

CORVALLIS - Former Powder Valley basketball star Trenton Dixon began his college career Friday with the Pacific Boxers.

Dixon and the Boxers lost 64-33 in an exhibition game to the Oregon State Beavers at Gill Coliseum.

Dixon played three minutes, scoring two points on 1-of-1 shooting.

Dixon, 6-foot-3 and 205, is a freshman at Pacific.

Burk receives BAA honor

NEWBERG - Tiffany Burk, a George Fox freshman volleyball player from Baker City, has earned the Bruin Athletic Association Women's Athlete of the Week award and honorable mention for the Northwest Conference Women's Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Week for Oct. 24-30.

Entering this past weekend, Burk led the NWC in solo blocks and ranked third in blocks per set.

Maszk places sixth at 4A meet

EUGENE - Baker's Nic Maszk placed sixth in the Class 4A state boys cross country meet Saturday at Lane Community College.

Maszk finished the race in 16:20. Mazama's Paul Adams won the race in 15:48.

Other Baker runners were Mitch Sandefur (18:28) 64th, Connor Yates (18:36) 72nd, Evan Krohn (19:12) 85th, Tyler Gassin (20:20) 106th, Franklin Bowers (20:31) 107th, and Jacob Baxter (20:34) 108th.

Baker finished 13th in the team standings with 284 points. Siuslaw won the team title with 36 points.

Scappoose edged Klamath Union and Sisters for the 4A girls title. Scappoose finished with 82 points, Klamath Union 83, and Sisters 88.

Injury has Johnson on sideline

CORVALLIS - Baker's Grant Johnson sat out Saturday's Pac-12 football game between his Oregon State Beavers and Stanford due to a heel injury.

Johnson, who has started at center for the Beavers all season, has a bone spur on his heel and had the foot in a protective boot on the sidelines Saturday.

Stanford defeated the Beavers at Reser Stadium.