Nathan L.

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

and 5 solo blocks, Kylie Kitzmiller was 28-of-29 serving with an ace, Savannah Daly was 104-of-108 setting with 30 assists, Aly Ogan was 18-of-21 hitting with 5 kills, Annie Martin was 11-of-14 hitting, Becca Joseph was 12-of-15 passing, Kashia Nichols was 34-of-37 serving with 1 ace and 27 digs, Cassidie Horn was 41-of-46 hitting with 13 kills, and Josey Lay had 4 digs and 1 solo block.

"We had a pretty good tournament today. We played consistent throughout most of the day and we were playing more like a team than we have all year," said Baker coach Marcy Hayes.

"The girls had fun and were successful all day. We have a few things to work on on Monday to get ready to go back to Burns on Tuesday."

The JV team won the Prairie City tournament Saturday, defeating Burnt River and Dayville/Monument in pool play and the junior varsity teams from Nyssa and Union. Baker then lost to North Powder and defeated Pririe City and Harper.

In bracket play Baker first defeated the Nyssa JV before beating North Powder for the title.

Powder Valley rallies to win

MARCOLA - Powder Valley football coach Skye Flanagan was "sky high" after his team defeated Mohawk, 38-32, Friday night.

With four minutes remaining in the game the Badgers scored on a 22-yard run. Mohawk then marched down the field and were poised to score. Trenton Dixon then intercepted a pass with a minute remaining, ending any Indian last-minute heroics.

The Badgers rallied from behind to beat the defending state champions. At halftime Powder Valley trailed 24-14.

"We did not play very good in the first half. They got after us early, but we scrapped it together," Flanagan said.

The Badgers had some key injuries during the first half, but managed to outscore the Indians 24-8 in the second half.

"I'm very proud of our guys," Flanagan said. "We did not deserve a win in the first half, but the second half we sure did."

Powder Valley 0 14 16 8 - 38

Mohawk 8 16 8 0 - 36

M andndash; Wilkens 54 yard run (pass good)

PV andndash; Dixon 6 yard run (pass good)

M andndash; Thules 18 yard pass from Wilkens (pass good)

PV andndash; Dixon 4 yard run (pass failed)

M andndash; Wilkens 60 yard run (run good)

PV andndash; Johnson 90 yard run (run good)

M andndash; Wilkens 13 yard run (run good)

PV andndash; Dixon 26 yard run (run good)

PV andndash; Stephens 22 yard run (run good)

Individual statistics

RUSHING andndash; Powder Valley, Dixon 23-174, Johnson 12-139, Stephens 1-22, Massingale 2-0.

PASSING andndash; Powder Valley, Dixon 1-10-3-20. Mohawk, Wilkens 8-20-1-182.

RECEIVING andndash; Powder Valley, Kendall 1-10.

Karen Bass tourney Sept. 13-14

The 11th annual Karen Bass Memorial Co-ed Softball Tournament will be played Sept. 13-14 at the Baker Sports Complex.

The tournament is sponsored by May Day, which is seeking teams, volunteers and donations. Interested people should call 523-9472.

Boys soccer drops opener

PENDLETON - Baker dropped its season-opening boys soccer game 9-2 at Pendleton last week.

Jeff Hurst actually gave Baker a 1-0 lead in the first half before Pendleton shut the door. Pendleton scored an own goal for Baker's other point.

Baker played at Ontario Saturday. No results were available.