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Vale boys and girls teams emerge from weekend play with victories

Vale’s Nathan Kimball prepares to pin a Burns wrestler during a dual meet last week at Vale High School. (The Enterprise/Pat CALDWELL)

UMATILLA – The Vale boys varsity basketball team emerged from weekend play with two more wins to improve to 8-0 as it enters into the final week of league action.

Vale defeated Riverside 49-21 Friday and beat Umatilla 52-44 victory Eastern Oregon League play Saturday.

“We didn’t have any injuries and we got a couple wins which is obviously very difficult when you travel that far to play a couple of basketball games,” said Vale coach Colby Shira.

Diesel Johnson paced the Viking attack against Riverside with 13 points and five rebounds while John Wolfe chipped in 12.

Saturday against Umatilla, the Vikings did not gain . . .