Saturday

Wrestling

Muilenburg Invitational

Riverside took just seven wrestlers to the Muilenburg Invitational in La Grande over the weekend, but still managed a 10th-place finish out of 17 teams.

Brigham Hansen was the lone champ for the Pirates, winning the 171-pound class 8-5 over Mac-Hi’s Brandon Kralman.

Jake Swindlehurst of Burns got the best of Brigham’s younger brother, Briton, in the 189-pound class, beating the Pirate 9-0 in the final.

Gustavo Madrigal finished second at 119, losing to Pendleton Trevor Hancock in the final bout, 6-4. Trevor Graff finished fourth at 145 pounds for Riverside as well.

Jimmy Garcia was the Hermiston junior varsity team’s only placer, earning a fourth-place standing at 103 pounds.

Oregon City won the meet, followed by Mac-Hi and Burns.

Colton Invitational

Most of Riverside’s team went to the Colton Tournament, where they picked up some third-place team hardware over the weekend.

The Pirates scored 104 points and finished behind runner-up Dayton (181) and champ South Salem (212).

Martin Herrera picked up a title at 135 pounds, pinning Amity’s Jayson Taylor in the final.

Omar Resendiz was the runner-up at 140, losing to Dayton’s Jordan Moran via pin.

Boys’ basketball

Ione 79, Culver 53

The Cardinals were all over the Bulldogs in the third-place game at the Heppner Tournament, clobbering Class 2A Culver, 79-53, Saturday.

Orem again led the way for Ione, scoring 25 points, but the Ione defense dictated the game this time around. The Cardinals forced Culver into bad shots all night, causing them to shoot 16 of 63 from the field.

Marco Juarez chipped in 12 for Ione and Micah Stillman scored 10.

Heppner 37, Crane 36

The Mustangs eeked out another close win Saturday, getting the best of Crane to win their own tournament, 37-36, Saturday in Heppner.

Jerad Hedman and Ian Murray led a balanced Heppner offense, scoring eight points each. Jake Bowles chipped in seven while Orr and Robinson each had five.

Crane’s Royal Hendricks led all scorers with 12.

Friday

Boys’ basketball

Stanfield 61, Umatilla 32

In the championship semifinals of the Columbia River Clash, Stanfield edged the host Vikings, 61-52, Friday at The Pit.

Quin Grogan led all scorers with 23 and Devin Bailey poured in 19 to lead the Tigers’ offensive attack. For the Vikings, Andres Sanguino scored 17 while Marc Montez chipped in 11 in the losing effort.

Riverside 45, W-M 43

Senior wing Noel Villegas drilled the game-winning jumper with 15 seconds left for Riverside, capping off a big comeback to win, 45-43, in the second round of the Columbia River Clash in Umatilla.

The Pirates were down by as much as 13 points in the second half, but turned up the defensive intensity and held the TigerScots to 11 points in the final two periods. The Pirates’ Omar Murillo hit a huge 3-pointer with time winding down to set up Villegas’ heroics.

Riverside junior post Marco Carranza led all scorers with 19 points.

Heppner 76, Culver 71 (OT)

Heppner’s Cody Orr blew up for 34 points, leading the Mustangs past the Culver Bulldogs in the opening round of the Heppner Tournament on Friday, 76-71, in overtime.

First-year head coach Jeremy Rosenbalm earned his first career coaching victory, with Orr and Devin Robinson providing clutch free throw shooting in the extra frame.

Jerad Hedman scored 13 for the Mustangs while Robinson pitched in 12. Ian Murray had 10 points for Heppner as well.

Crane 64, Ione 51

The Ione Cardinals met one of Class 1A’s best teams in Crane on Friday at the Heppner Tournament, falling 64-51 in first-round action.

Zac Orem led Ione with 23 points while Omar Juarez had nine, but the Cardinals coughed the ball up 14 times in the second half. Ione was outscored in the last two quarters, 33-18.

Crane’s Jeran Conway led all scorers with 31 points.

Girls’ basketball

Riverside 47, Griswold 11

The Riverside Pirates clobbered the Griswold (Helix) Grizzlies in second-round Columbia River Clash action, 47-11, Friday at Umatilla High School.

Whitley Reece led the Pirates with 12 points while Fabiola Lopez scored 10. Tessa McLaughlin contributed eight points for the Pirates in the win.

Umatilla 36, Stanfield 28

The Umatilla Vikings slogged through Friday night with a 36-28 victory over the Stanfield Tigers in second-round Columbia River Clash tournament play in Umatilla.

Defense was the key to Umatilla’s success, allowing Stanfield to put up just 24 shots. The Tigers made eight of those attempts.

Culver 35, Heppner 31

The Heppner Mustangs blew a fourth-quarter in first-round action at the Heppner Tournament, losing to Culver, 35-31.

Lindsey Cutsforth led the Mustangs with nine points. Culver’s Cassandra Fulton led all scorers with 20 points.

Crane 35, Ione 34

The Ione Cardinals hung right with last year’s Class 1A third-place finisher, but were outlasted by the Crane Mustangs, 35-34, in Heppner Tournament first-round play Friday.

Beth Morter and Joanna Patton combined for 23 points and 16 boards for the Cardinals.

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