The Weston-McEwen TigerScots (1-3, 1-0) opened 2A Special District 6 play on Friday with a 34-28 win over Stanfield in Athena.

AJ Keeny ran for 152 yards and two touchdowns for Stanfield (1-4, 0-1), while Enrique Arellano ran for 76 yards and two touchdowns.

The Tigers had the ball with 22 seconds left in the game, and a long pass play set them up in Weston-McEwen territory, but a fumble on what would be the last play of the game killed the drive.

Stanfield will host Grant Union (2-3) on Friday.

ECHO 72, PRAIRIE CITY 0 — Echo took home a road win, shutting out Prairie City on Friday night for their season’s third consecutive victory.

“We were a little short-staffed because some kids were out for grade-checks,” said Echo coach Rick Thew. “But everyone stepped up and played really well. The kids kept their heads. It was a team win.”

The Cougars will travel to Burnt River (0-4) on Friday.

NYSSA 55, UMATILLA 6 — Umatilla fell to Nyssa on the road, with quarterback Andrew Earl passing to running back Ramiro Alverez for the team’s only touchdown.

Earl was also 6-28 for 43 yards and caught one interception. Alverez was 1-6 for 17 yards.

“During the first half, we played really well. We stopped them defensively,” said Umatilla coach Dan Durfey. “But they passed really well in the second half — that’s how they got us.”

Umatilla will go for their first league win of the season when they host Burns (5-0, 1-0) on Friday.

Girls Soccer

UMATILLA 4, IRRIGON 0 — The Lady Vikings scored their first league victory when they hosted Irrigon on Friday afternoon.

Forwards Taylor Durfey and Devina Monreal put in one goal each for Umatilla, and defender Patty Burres scored two.

“We lost our composure for a while,” said coach Tim Lee. “But we had some good team goals, assists, and build-up.”

Boys Soccer

UMATILLA 8, IRRIGON 1 — Umatilla handed Irrigon its eighth consecutive loss on Friday afternoon.

Jeffri Coria put in three goals for the Vikings, while Alexis Ruiz and Jose Alanis scored twice each, and Fernando Ramierz scored once.

Umatilla’s defense lost the ball in the back field to Irrigon in the second half, who took a shot from the outside 18 box to score their only goal for the game.

“Getting a big lead in the first half gave us a chance to let our younger players get time and have a chance to see what needs work,” said Umatilla coach Pedro Ortiz. “We have a lot of work to do with the finishing touches. The control of the game is improving.”

Umatilla will travel to Nyssa on Thursday, and Irrigon will host Four Rivers.


UMATILLA — Umatilla fell twice in a doubleheader home matches against Vale and Burns on Saturday.

Vale defeated Umatilla in three, 25-12, 25-19 and 25-16. Burns maintained a consistent lead over the Vikings, 25-4, 25-16 and 25-14.

The Lady Vikings are 0-15 overall and 0-5 in league. They’ll compete for their season’s first win when they travel to Riverside (3-12, 1-4) on Tuesday.

HEPPNER 3, STANFIELD 0 — Jenna McCullough and Sydney Wilson each had seven kills as the Mustangs (4-2) swept the visiting Tigers (1-6) 25-19, 25-14, 25-22 in Blue Mountain Conference play on Thursday.

Nicole Propheter added six kills, while Claire Grieb had six aces, Genevieve Smith made nine assists and Aimee Turrell had eight digs.

ECHO 3, IONE 0 — The Cougars had 19 services aces as a team, and Lexie Cox had 10 kills in a 25-9, 25-10, 24-18 Big Sky League win over the visiting Cardinals.

Echo, ranked No. 11 in the 1A poll, also got eight kills, five aces and three blocks from Tylene Skillman, while Annie Barnes had 11 assists and Faith McCarty had six aces and five assists.

Cross Country

Hermiston’s cross country teams put in races at home and in Portland over the weekend.

Junior varsity competed at the Bulldog Fest and finished third out of nine schools. Freshman Jose Ponce lead with a 19:24 finishing time.

Meanwhile, varsity traveled to the Nike Invite in Portland with the boys finishing 11th out of 26 teams, and the girls coming in at fifth out of 27 teams. Freddy Mendoza lead the boys with a personal record of 16:49, while Angel Benitez and Greg Anderson were close behind, both clocking in at 17:08.

Cydney Sanchez led the girls once again, finishing in 12th overall and making a new personal record at 20:38.

“What I was most impressed with is how almost all the runners went out hard and raced throughout,” said Hermiston coach Troy Blackburn. “They continue to get faster and push themselves more and more. I’m proud of how they performed.”

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