Echo 44, Condon-Wheeler 14
The Echo Cougars pounded the Condon-Wheeler Knights with a punishing ground attack Friday night, winning the Big Sky Conference opener 44-14 in Condon.
The Cougs hit paydirt six times, all on the ground, with Ethan Marcums four TDs leading the way. Ray Harris and C.J. Flores each rushed for a score.
Echo will get all they handle this Friday, traveling to St. Paul to take on the No. 1-ranked St. Paul Buckaroos.
Stanfield 71, Elgin 36
After struggling for the first half, the Stanfield Tigers hung 71 points on Elgin and beat the Huskies, 71-36, in Elgin.
Wide receiver Trey Blevins took over the quarterback duties for the game, but didnt need to do a whole lot thanks to Corey Baros and Felipe Pena.
Baros tore up the Husky defense, rushing for 227 yards on 25 carries and four touchdowns while Pena packed the ball 17 times for 186 yards.
Shaun Milbrodt ran an interception back for a touchdown in the second quarter to shift momentum toward the Tigers.
Stanfield takes on Irrigon 7 p.m. Friday in Stanfield to continue Blue Mountain Conference play.
Pilot Rock 30, Irrigon 15
The Irrigon Knights were able to keep it close with Pilot Rock, trailing just 12-7 at halftime, but the Rockets broke it open in the second half to win 30-15 Friday night in Irrigon.
The Knights kept the Rockets triple-option offense under wraps for the most part, but Reagan King scored from 4 yards out in the second quarter, giving the Rockets the lead they needed to claim the win in the Blue Mountain Conference opener for both teams.
Irrigon drove down the field on its opening possestion and scored on a Colton Garrett 3-yard rumble, but dropped passes and penalties plagued the Knights, playing just their second game of the year.
Irrigon travels to Stanfield on Friday for a BMC matchup.
Elgin d. Stanfield, 3-2; Weston-McEwen d. Stanfield, 3-0
After their match with Elgin went five sets, the Stanfield Tigers just couldnt answer the call against a well-rounded Weston-McEwen squad, dropping a 3-0 match Saturday at home.
Stanfield picked up the third and fourth set against the Huskies, 25-19 and 25-18, but just barely lost the fifth set, 15-13. The Tigers lost 25-12, 25-17 and 25-23 to the TigerScots.
Stanfield head coach Clara Nichols lauded the play of Allysa Sobotta, Katelyn Zabransky and Jami Erwert.
The Tigers continue Blue Mountain Conference play 6 p.m. Thursday at home against Irrigon.
Stanfield traveled to the Connell (Wash.) Invitational over the weekend, with Hector Hernandez turning in the highest finish for the high school boys team.
Hernandez covered the 5,000-meter course in 17 minutes, 20 seconds for a 21st-place finish. Eddy Ramos finished 53rd with an 18:24.
On the girls side, Yesica Pena was the only Tiger racing, finished 96th with a 26:34.
In the junior high boys race, Carlos Madrigal placed 12th with a 9:37 in the 1.5-mile race.
Bob Firman Invitational, Boise
Hermiston fared pretty well at the gigantic Bob Firman Invitational, held at Eagle Island State Park in Boise.
For the boys, Jordan Herd-Monroe finished seventh in the varsity division two race, clocking in at a 17:09.7, followed by Nathan Sanders in 34th with an 18:38.17.
Eduardo Juarez was the top runner in the elite division for Hermiston. The sophomore ran a 16:30.26 for 24th place.
For the girls, freshman Katie Markwick continued her impressive rookie season in the high school ranks, finishing the varsity division one race in 21st place with a 20:30.81. All courses were 5,000 meters.