UMATILLA – Alexia Serna of Hermiston was eighth overall to help the Bulldogs finish fourth in the team standings Saturday March 27 at the Mid-Columbia Conference Cross Country Championships at Big River Golf Course.
Serna shot in 20 minutes, 21.90 seconds, while teammate Amanda Nygard finished 15th in 20: 54.80.
Macy Marquardt of Kennewick won the individual title in 18: 06.10, while Richland won the women’s team title with 39 points. Kennewick was second at 84, followed by Hanford (97), Hermiston (102), Kamiakin (108), Walla Walla (120), Southridge (146), Chiawana (190) and Pasco (264).
Ellie Ernst (21st), Cydney Sanchez (23rd) and Megan Joyce (35th) complete Hermiston’s top five.
On the boys’ side, Logan Springstead junior Hermiston was sixth in 16: 59.30.
Isaac Teeples, junior from Kamiakin, won the individual title in 15: 35.20. The Braves put their top five runners in the top 15.
Kamiakin won the men’s team title with 39 points, followed by Chiawana (60), Southridge (94), Hanford (96), Walla Walla (134), Hermiston (141), Richland (162) and Pasco (170).
The Bulldogs’ top five also included Grant Anderson (16th), John Mills (38th), Zachary Turner (40th) and Carson Bradshaw (44th).
HEPPNER 41, WESTON-MCEWEN 0 – Jayden Wilson threw for 156 yards and three touchdowns as the Mustangs handed the visiting TigerScots a loss at the Blue Mountain Conference on Saturday, March 27.
“The kids have worked really hard all year,” said Heppner coach Greg Grant. “We trained for about seven months – we were looking forward to this season. The children were excited.
Wilson also ran for 121 yards and a touchdown, while Brock Hisler ran for 90 yards and 28 and 15 yards.
Jackson Lehman, Kason Cimmyotti and Jace Coe all picked up touchdown passes.
The TigerScots (3-1) trailed just 6-0 with 8 seconds left in the first quarter, but the Mustangs scored on the last play of the quarter and the rout was on.
“All credit goes to Heppner,” said WM coach Kenzie Hansell. “They are the reigning state champions, they are disciplined, well trained and they have capitalized on our mistakes. It’s a very talented team. Heppner is a program that you respect. “
The Mustangs (4-0) racked up 449 attacking yards, while keeping WM under-28.
“Our three senior linemen (Hayden Hyatt, Roy Collins, Mikel Jaca) were the glue that held us together,” Grant said. “They do whatever is necessary – they are warriors. Their work has made a big difference.
Defensively, Heppner had nine Hyatt tackles and the Mustangs had four quarterback sacks.
“Give Weston-McEwen credit,” Grant says. “They played with a lot of intensity and effort. They never showed they weren’t giving 110%. They kept playing hard and showed us that we had things to work on.
PENDLETON 3, HERMISTON 2 – Daisy Jenness had 14 kills and nine blocks to help the Bucks claim a 25-22, 22-25, 25-23, 15-25, 15-10 victory over the visiting Bulldogs.
“We worked pretty hard on the defense this week, and it really showed,” said coach Hermiston Becky Wadekamper. “My young team has proven to be very coachable. Defense day and night since we last played Pendleton.
Sauren Garton and Callie umbarger each added six kills for the Bucks, while Muriel Hoisington had three aces.
“We lost three girls today and several girls have played in new positions,” said Pendleton coach Amanda Lapp. “They really stepped up and fought in every set they played.
Hermiston also lost a 3-0 game to Ridgeview. Scores were not available.
RIDGEVIEW 3, PENDLETON 0 – Host Bucks fell to 4-3 in Intermountain Conference play with a 25-15, 25-9, 25-23 loss to the Ravens.
Daisey Jenness led the Bucks with six kills, three blocks and two aces, while Ashtyn Brown had four kills and four blocks, and Sauren Garton had five kills.
MCLOUGHLIN 3, RIVERSIDE 0 – The visiting Pioneers handed the Pirates a 25-20, 25-13, 25-18 non-league loss.
HERMISTON 3, THE GREAT 0 – Jayden Ray scored two goals to lead the host Bulldogs to a non-league victory over the Tigers.
Ray scored his first goal 6 minutes into the game, and Andrea Munoz scored to make Hermiston 2-0 at the half.
Ray scored his second goal on an assist from Jizelle Gonzalez in the 25th minute of the second half.
RIVERSIDE 4, MCLOUGHLIN 3 – The host Pirates (3-2-1) inflicted a non-championship defeat on the Pioneers (5-1-1). No further details were available