May 28, 2015
June 1, 2015
By Cliff Richardson, Photos by Katelyn Caulley
McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week
McKenzie's Varsity Spring Sports contests have concluded for the 2015 season.
Buggy Hiddleston 3rd At State In Shot Put, 4th In Javelin, McKenzie Girls Place 20th
McKenzie's talented and versa-tile all-around athlete Buggy Hiddleston scored 11 McKenzie's 13 total points earned at the OSAA 1A Track and Field State Championships last Thursday and Friday, May 21 and 22, held at Hayward Field. The Eagle senior has led her team all season long and her final meet in a McKenzie singlet was no different. Hiddle-ston placed fourth in the Javelin Finals to earn the first five-team points for the Eagles and she did so with a personal record throw of 110-08 ft.
The next day, the District 5 Shot Put Champion captured 3rd place honors in the Shot Put with a heave of 34-05.25 ft., just 1.25 inches behind the 2nd place throw by Mirna Daltoso of Mitchell/Spray. That accomplishment netted the Eagles another six points towards the team total.
McKenzie junior Idgie Glynn added the final two points with a 7th place finish in the 100 meter Hurdles Final. Glynn's time in the event was 17.99 seconds, just a bit slower than her 7th place time of 17.96 sec. in the 100 m. Hurdles Preliminary race. Glynn also took a non-scoring 12th place finish in the Triple Jump with a leap of 29-02.75 ft.
Eagle freshman Paige Lowry wrapped up her inaugural Varsity season with a 12th place non-scoring finish in the Long Jump, leaping 13-06.25 ft., a personal record.
Fellow freshman Naomi Satchell, in her first trip to the State Championship Meet, ran her 800 m. Final race in 2:41.77 min., which placed her a non-scoring 11th place. Senior Katey Totten placed 12th in the 200 m. Preliminary race with a time of 29.64 sec. and did not qualify for the 200 m. Final race.
McKenzie's 4x100 m. Relay team, comprised of Satchell, Tott-en, sophomore Miyanna Hayes, and Glynn took 10th place honors with a time of 55.95 sec., the best time of the 2015 season for the Eagles in the event. And the McKenzie 4x400 m. Relay team, consisting of Satchell, Lowry, Hayes and Totten finished in 11th place with a time of 4:55.21 min., again a 2015 season best.
McKenzie senior Jeff Bayer ran a personal best 800 m. time of 2:10.29 min. which earned him a 10th place, non-scoring finish at the State Meet. Eagle junior Drew Hamlow was the only other McKenzie Boy to participate and he placed 12th in the 200 m. preliminary race and did not qualify for the 200 m. Final.
Buggy Hiddleston placed 4th with a javelin throw of 110’ 8”
Idgie Glynn in the triple jump.
Paige Lowry in the long jump.
Nomi Satchell in the 800 m.
Jeff Bayer in the 800 m.
OSAA 2015 1A Track and Field Championships
Damascus Christian narrowly edged out Crane to win the OSAA 2015 Girls 1A Track and Field Championship. Damascus Christian totaled 54 team points in the two-day meet and Crane earned 51 points. Joseph was third with 42 points, followed by Portland Waldorf in fourth with 38 pts.
Triangle Lake was the highest placing District 5 team in the State Meet as they earned 34 points total which tied the Lakers for fifth place with Echo. Rounding out the top ten finishers were Condon/Wheeler, 32 pts., in seventh place, Chiloquin, 30 pts. and eighth place, Horizon Christian (Hood River), 28 pts. and ninth place, and Griswold, 24 pts. and a tenth place finish.
A total of 39 Class 1A teams earned at least 1 pt. in the meet. Adrian claimed the 2015 Boys 1A Track and Field Championship, amassing 67 pts. total. Southwest Christian finished a close second with 62 pts., South Wasco County finished third with 50 pts., and Pacific was fourth with 42 pts. Mitchell/Spray claimed fifth by the narrowest margins, 36.5 pts. to 36 pts., earned by Life Christian.
District 5 team Siletz Valley (3rd place in District) was the highest scoring team from the District with 31 pts., good for seventh place. The rest of the top ten finishers were Horizon Christian (Hood River) at eighth place with 27 pts., Sherman, ninth with 25 pts., and Prairie City at tenth with 22 pts. A total of 36 Class 1A Boys teams scored at least 1 point in the State Meet.
Monroe/Alsea Wins #1 Seed to State Baseball Championships
Defending OSAA State 2A/1A Baseball Champion Monroe/Alsea will attempt to repeat the 2014 State Title it earned last season. The Dragons enter the 2015 OSAA State Championships as the number one ranked team in the 2A/1A polls and won the top seed out of the District 3 League playoffs.
Monroe/Alsea defeated North Douglas in a 10-0 shutout last Friday, May 22 at Monroe to claim a State First Round (Sweet Sixteen) berth against 22nd ranked Glendale, the District 4 Champion. That game will be played at Monroe on Wednesday, May 27, with the game time set for 4:30 pm.
The sixth ranked North Douglas Warriors will host as the District 3 second seed, the tenth ranked Country Christian Cougars from District 2. That game is also scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, with first pitch slated for 4:00 pm. The third seeded team out of District 3 is twelfth ranked Yoncalla/Elkton, who lost their seeding game last Friday, May 22, to North Douglas, by a score of 4-5.
The Yoncalla/Elkton Eagles will travel on Wednesday, May 27, to play District 1 Champion and fifth ranked Reedsport. That contest will start at 5:00 pm. First Round winners will advance to Second Round (Elite Eight) games to be played on Friday, May 29.
McKenzie River Reflections