Nyssa’s Savanna Kesler goes to the back hand return in the first doubles match in the match against the Vale Vikings. The Bulldog team swept the week’s action with three victories. (The Enterprise/John L. Braese)

Nyssa Tennis

THE MATCHES: The Nyssa tennis team scored a perfect week, taking a win over Homedale 8-2 and followed with two league victories. On Tuesday, the Bulldogs scored an 8-2 win over Ontario on the Tiger courts. In Vale last Thursday, Nyssa downed the Vikings 8-2. 

RESULTS VERSUS HOMEDALE:

Girls: First singles: Anita Benjamin (Nyssa) over Eva Symms (Homedale), 8-6. Second singles: Chloe Richards (Nyssa) over Isabel Hernandez (Homedale), 6-1, 6-0. Third singles: Makayla Kesler (Nyssa) over Lindy Pharris (Homedale), 6-0, 6-1. First doubles: Savanna Kesler/Hailey Long (Nyssa) over Mikayla Smith/Eva Symms (Homedale), 8-6. Second singles: Kristy Benjamin/Hope Prazanski (Nyssa) over Isabel Hernandez/Lindy Phariss (Homedale), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. 

Boys: First singles: Max Schmidt (Homedale) over Eli Esplin (Nyssa), 6-0, 6-1. Second singles: Colton Rindlisbacher (Nyssa) by forfeit. Third singles: Brian Dorathy (Nyssa) by forfeit. First doubles: Wyatt Jensen/Deardon Woodruff (Nyssa) over Joseph Zamudio/Austin Connant (Homedale), 6-3, 6-2. Second doubles: Joseph Zamudio/Austin Connant (Homedale) over Jacob Ashby/Josh Ashby (Nyssa), 8-2.

RESULTS VERSUS ONTARIO: 

Boys: First singles: Eli Esplin (Nyssa) over Caleb Wilson (Ontario), 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Second singles: Colton Rindlisbacher (Nyssa) over Charlie Garcia (Ontario), 6-1, 6-0. Third singles: Josh Ashby (Nyssa) over George Leyva (Ontario), 6-2, 6-3. First doubles: Wyatt Jensen/Deardon Woodruff (Nyssa) over Trevor Gammage/Anthony Lopez (Ontario), 6-4, 6-0. Second doubles: Austin Romans/Bryan Dorathy (Nyssa) by forfeit. 

Girls: First singles: Anita Benjamin (Nyssa) over Keyona Navarette (Ontario), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Second singles: Chloe Richards (Nyssa) over Megan Oester (Ontario), 6-2, 6-0. Third singles: Makayla Kesler (Nyssa) over G. Gonzales (Ontario), 6-3, 7-5. First doubles: Emily Jordan/Haleigh Taylor (Ontario) over Savanna Kesler/Hailey Long (Nyssa), 6-1, 6-1. Second doubles: Summer Zikmund/Taylor Gammage (Ontario) over Kristy Benjamin/Hope Prozanski (Nyssa), 2-6, 6-0, 6-1. 

RESULTS VERSUS VALE: 

Boys: First singles: Eli Esplin (Nyssa) over Ricky Leyva (Vale), 7-5, 5-7, 6-3. Second singles: Colton Rindlisbacher (Nyssa) over Porter McKrola (Vale), 6-3, 6-4. Third singles: Josh Ashby (Nyssa) over Briggs Martin (Vale), 8-2. First doubles: Wyatt Jensen/Jacob Ashby (Nyssa) over Dylan Marshall/Justin Bunimg (Vale), 6-3, 6-2. Second doubles: Christian Medina/Bryan Dorathy (Nyssa) over Kaden Ruckman/Jacob Maxwell (Vale), 6-1, 6-1. 

Girls: First singles: Anita Benjamin (Nyssa) over Iliana Carrilo (Vale), 6-1, 6-0. Second singles: Chloe Richards (Nyssa) over Flavia Bruton (Vale), 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Third singles: Makayla Kesler (Nyssa) over Erica McBride (Vale), 8-4. First doubles: Alexus Shaffeld/Zudiia Hill (Vale) over Savanna Kesler/Hailey Long (Nyssa), 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. Second doubles: Maria Burkey/Whitney Milleson (Vale) over Kristy Benjamin/Hope Prozanski (Nyssa), 6-4, 6-1.

COACH’S COMMENTS: “This was a very important and big win for Nyssa tennis,” said Nyssa Coach Kent Blanchard of his team’s victory over Ontario. “We continue showing growth in all areas.”

NEXT UP: Ontario was scheduled in Nyssa on Tuesday. Due to press time, results were unavailable. On Thursday, La Grande will make their way to the Bulldog courts and on Tuesday, Weiser is in Nyssa.

Adrian Track and Field

THE MEET: The Antelopes were on the road Saturday to Union for the 12th annual Pepsi Invitational. The Lope girls finished seventh and the boys finished tenth. 

TEAM SCORES: Girls: Grant Union, 115. Enterprise, 83. Ontario, 70. Cove, 67.5. Weston- McEwen, 52. Griswold, 46. Adrian, 33. Union, 32. Elgin, 28. La Grande, 28. Powder Valley, 23.5. Pilot Rock, 18.33. Baker, 18. Vale, 12. Stanfield, 11. Imbler, 10. Crane, 8. Pine Eagle, 3. Echo, 2. Joseph, 2. 

Boys: La Grande, 150.5. Enterprise, 72. Weston-McEwen, 55. Ontario, 55. Powder Valley, 48.25. Elgin, 44.75. Cove, 41. Joseph, 41. Grant Union, 33.5. Adrian, 31. Griswold, 21. Union, 20. Imbler, 11. Pilot Rock, 9. Crane, 8.66. Pine Eagle, 8. Baker, 5.75. Vale, 5.58. Stanfield, 2. 

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: Girls: 100 meters: 9. Shayla Griffin, 13.76. 200 meters: 6. Shayla Griffin, 27.77. 800 meters: 8. Sadey Speelmon, 2:40.41. Shot put: 2. Shyanne Allaire, 34-10.50. Discus: 8. Shyanne Allaire, 87- 08. Javelin: 5. Shyanne Allaire, 105-06. High jump: 5. Sadey Speelmon, 4-06.00. 

Boys: 100 meters: 1. Ethan Sheets, 11.72. 800 meters: 9. James Ellsworth, 2:15.84. 1500 meters: 6. James Ellsworth, 4:49.41. 4X100 relay: 5. Adrian (Eduardo Munoz, Ethan Sheets, Wade Bond, Alex Garcia), 47.61. High jump: 3. Wade Bond, 5-10.00. Triple jump: 2. Eduardo Munoz, 38-02.00. 

Ontario Track and Field

 THE MEETS: Traveling to Parma last Friday, the Tiger girls placed third while the boys placed sixth. 

On Saturday, the Tigers were in Union for the 12th annual Pepsi Invitational. The Ontario boys finished fourth with the girls finishing third.

TEAM SCORES LYNN BEHRMAN: 

Girls: Nyssa, 113. Cole Valley Christian, 111.5. Ontario, 96. Grangeville, 70.75. Tri-Valley, 54.45. Parma, 46.5. Notus, 43.95. Cascade, 40.2. Rimrock, 28.2. Payette, 27.2. Idaho City, 21.25. Liberty Charter, 19. Council, 5. Horseshoe Bend, 4. North Star Charter, 3. Greenleaf Friends, 2. 

Boys: Cole Valley Christian, 120.33. Idaho City, 79. Nyssa, 79. Tri-Valley, 68. Grangeville, 50.83. Ontario, 50.33. Parma, 42.5. Liberty charter, 41. Payette, 32.5. Greenleaf Friends, 31. Notus, 22. North Star Charter, 20. Cascade, 18. Rimrock, 18. Horseshoe Bend, 10. Council, 3. 

TEAM SCORES PEPSI INVITATIONAL: 

Boys: La Grande, 150.5. Enterprise, 72. Weston-McEwen, 55. Ontario, 55. Powder Valley, 48.25. Elgin, 44.75. Cove, 41. Joseph, 41. Grant Union, 33.5. Adrian, 31. Griswold, 21. Union, 20. Imbler, 11. Pilot Rock, 9. Crane, 8.66. Pine Eagle, 8. Baker, 5.75. Vale, 5.58. Stanfield, 2. 

Girls: Grant Union, 115. Enterprise, 83. Ontario, 70. Cove, 67.5. Weston-McEwen, 52. Griswold, 46. Adrian, 33. Union, 32. Elgin, 28. La Grande, 28. Powder Valley, 23.5. Pilot Rock, 18.33. Baker, 18. Vale, 12. Stanfield, 11. Imbler, 10. Crane, 8. Pine Eagle, 3. Echo, 2. Joseph, 2.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS LYNN BEHRMAN: 

Girls: Shot put: 2. Katie Adams (Ontario), 31-09.00. Discus: 4. Katie Adams (Ontario), 99-09. Long jump: 1. Jazmine Ware (Ontario), 16-04.50. Triple jump: 2. Tiffany Nelson (Ontario), 31-06.50. 100 meters: 1. Meagan Houston (Ontario), 12.41. 2. Abbey Wood (Ontario), 12.52. 200 meters: 2. Abbey Wood (Ontario), 26.56. 3. Meagan Houston (Ontario), 27.31. 400 meters: 7. Sophie Draper (Ontario), 1:10.00. 800 meters: 9. Alayna Smith (Ontario), 2:48.00. 100-meter hurdles: 3. Jazmine Ware (Ontario), 16.20. 5. Lexy Jordan (Ontario), 17.60. 300-meter hurdles: 2. Lexy Jordan (Ontario), 51.21. 6. Jennifer Anguiano-Cisneros (Ontario), 1:04.86. 4X100 relay: 1. Ontario (Abbey Wood, Jazmine Ware, Lexy Jordan, Meagan Houston), 50.53. 

Boys: High jump: 8. Ryder Atagi (Ontario), 5-00.00. Long jump: 6. Ethan Kameshige (Ontario), 18-01.50. 9. Olee Shell (Ontario), 17-10.75. Triple jump: 4. Olee Shell (Ontario), 39-10.50. 9. Ryder Atagi (Ontario), 37-06.50. 100 meters: 6. Alan Chew (Ontario), 11.33. 200 meters: 3. Alex Espinoza (Ontario), 22.53. 6. Gonzalo Espinoza (Ontario), 23.59. 9. Ethan Kameshige (Ontario), 24.24. 400 meters: 1. Alex Espinoza (Ontario), 52.33. 3. Gonzalo Espinoza (Ontario), 53.40. 10. Hunter Falk (Ontario), 58.78. 800 meters: 6. Armando Veloz (Ontario), 2:14.05. 4X100 relay: 1. Ontario (Olee Shell, Gonzalo Espinoza, Ryder Atagi, Alex Espinoza), 45.17. 

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS PEPSI INVITATIONAL: 

Boys: 100 meters: 2. Alex Espinoza, 11.86. 4. Gonzalo Espinoza, 11.98. 200 meters: 1. Alex Espinoza, 23.21. 2. Gonzalo Espinoza, 23.24. 1500 meters: 2. Armando Veloz, 4:42.90. 8. Froylan Santiago, 4:58.27. 10. Jacob Moore, 5:04.79. 4X100 relay: Ontario (Olee Shell, Gonzalo Espinoza, Ryder Atagi, Alex Espinoza), 46.29. Long jump: 10. Ryder Atagi, 17-01.00. Triple jump: 4. Ryder Atagi, 37-07.00. 

Girls: 100 meters: 4. Meagan Houston, 13.39. 5. Abbey Wood, 13.41. 200 meters: 4. Abbey Wood, 27.77. 1500 meters: 8. Alayna Smith, 5:54.61. 100-meter hurdles: 1. Jazmine Ware, 16.62. 300-meter hurdles: 1. Jazmine Ware, 48.32. 9. Sicily Chiara, 1:00.26. 4X100 relay: 1. Ontario (Abbey Wood, Jazmine Ware, Lexy Jordan, Meagan Houston), 50.94. Shot put: 4. Katie Adams, 33-02.50. Discus: 5. Kaite Adams, 94-00. Javelin: 10. Katie Adams, 88-10. Pole vault: 6. Easton Hartley, 7-00.00. Long jump: 3. Jazmine Ware, 15-07.00. 7. Briona Romayor, 13-10.00. 8. Meagan Houston, 13-07.50. Triple jump: 5. Tiffany Nelson, 30-03.25. 8. Easton Hartley, 29-03.00. 

NEXT UP: Ontario hosts 21 teams on Saturday at the Saint Alphonsus Invitational. Field events start at 11 a.m. with running events one hour later.

Vale Golf

 JOHN DAY - The Vale golf team was in John Day on Friday for the Grant Union High School Invitational. The Viking girls combined for a score of 523, a third-place finish behind host Grant Union and champions, Heppner. The Vale boys, with only three golfers on the course, didn’t earn a team score.

“The kids had a tough time adjusting to the very fast greens,” said Coach Tom Snook. “They showed some pretty good improvement striking the ball, but we have some work to do on the short game with fast greens. Miranda Raven had another good day and Trevor Romans is also starting to show some consistency.”

Individual results for the tournament were Miranda Raven, 115, Morgan King, 131, Roni Rindlisbacher, 136, Sydney Bolyard, 141 and Lilli Burns, 156. 

For the boys, Trevor Romans had a 110 and Webbyn Mason had a 132. Matt Arritola shot a 143.

Both the boys and girls will play host to a number of teams on Friday at the Country View Golf Course for the Vale Invitational.

Nyssa's Sabrina Castro crosses first base before the throw in the first of two games against Enterprise/Joseph/Wallowa. (The Enterprise/John L. Braese)

Nyssa softball

 THE GAMES: The Nyssa softball team suffered a tough week, dropping six games, including four in league play.

Facing Grant Union/Dayville/Prairie City for two games last Tuesday, the Bulldogs fell 20-1 and 24-2.

Hosting Melba on Thursday, the Dawgs fell 11-5.

On Friday, Nyssa hosted Enterprise/Joseph/Wallowa for two games. The Bulldogs lost game one 12-8 followed by a 9-7 loss in game two.

On the road to Payette last Saturday, Nyssa lost 9-5.

HIGHLIGHTS: In the Grant Union/Dayville/Prairie City action, the Bulldogs had three hits in two games.

In game one against Enterprise/Joseph/Wallowa, Nicole Lambie pitched 5 2/3 innings – 6 strikeouts, 6 walks, 7 hits allowed. She was 2-for-3 batting with a triple and an RBI. Syriah Trujillo was 2-for-4 with a double.

Game two saw Hailey Castro on the mound, going 4 2/3 innings – 4 strikeouts, 7 walks, 6 hits allowed. Trujillo was 2-for-5 with a triple and Hailey Rios picked up 3 RBIs while going 2-for-4. 

The Dawgs had a chance against Payette as the game stood tied at 5 going into the fifth inning. 

Trujillo was again hot with the bat, going 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI. Lambie was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs. The Bulldogs had 11 hits for the day.

COACH’S COMMENTS: “These were two, long hard-fought ball games,” said Nyssa Coach Jaimi Greenwood regarding the losses to Enterprise/Joseph/Wallowa. “We battled back and forth all day and made improvements throughout. Ebony (Hernandez) had a huge day for us at the plate and our pitchers went out and worked hard against a team that went deep into the count every at bat. Our girls hit the ball well. We are taking some lessons from these games and moving on to improve.”

UP NEXT: Nyssa (0-5 Eastern Oregon League, 4-10 overall) was scheduled to host Payette on Tuesday, past press time.

The Bulldogs continue in nonleague action this Thursday in Melba. Next Tuesday, Nyssa hosts the combined team of Baker/Powder Valley.

The Bulldogs have some work to do, with the team sitting in the last slot in the league standings. Heading into the final half of the season, both Nyssa and Burns post no league wins.

Nyssa Track and Field

THE MEET: The Nyssa girls had just enough, winning the Lynn Behrman Invitational in Parma over Cole Valley Christian by 1.5 points last Friday in Parma. The Bulldogs won over 16 other teams including Ontario and Idaho squads. The Nyssa boys picked up third place in the team standings.

TEAM SCORES: Girls: Nyssa, 113. Cole Valley Christian, 111.5. Ontario, 96. Grangeville, 70.75. Tri-Valley, 54.45. Parma, 46.5. Notus, 43.95. Cascade, 40.2. Rimrock, 28.2. Payette, 27.2. Idaho City, 21.25. Liberty Charter, 19. Council, 5. Horseshoe Bend, 4. North Star Charter, 3. Greenleaf Friends, 2. Boys: Cole Valley Christian, 120.33. Idaho City, 79. Nyssa, 79. Tri-Valley, 68. Grangeville, 50.83. Ontario, 50.33. Parma, 42.5. Liberty charter, 41. Payette, 32.5. Greenleaf Friends, 31. Notus, 22. North Star Charter, 20. Cascade, 18. Rimrock, 18. Horseshoe Bend, 10. Council, 3.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: Girls: Shot put: 1. Samantha Moore (Nyssa), 32-04.00. 4. Kierra Hernandez (Nyssa), 30-07.00. 7. Dennet Flores (Nyssa), 29-06.00. Discus: 1. Kierra Hernandez (Nyssa), 102-00. High jump: 1. Britain Hartley (Nyssa), 4-08.00. Pole vault: 1. Sailor Hartley (Nyssa), 10-00.00. 2. Sara Stephens (Nyssa), 8-00.00. 4. Corrin Shuster (Nyssa), 7-06.00. 8. Britain Hartley (Nyssa), 6-06.00. Long jump: 4. Madisyn Hartley (Nyssa), 14-02.75. 200 meters: 6. Kelsee Tucker (Nyssa), 28.18. 400 meters: 5. Oliva Page (Nyssa), 1:09.00. 8. Vanessa Ruiz (Nyssa), 1:11.00. 10. Zoe Salcido (Nyssa), 1:13.00. 800 meters: 1. Olivia Page (Nyssa), 2:30.68. 4. Lily Bybee (Nyssa), 2:40.03. 100-meter hurdles: 2. Madisyn Hartley (Nyssa), 16.13. 4X100 relay: 4. Nyssa (Sailor Hartley, Madisyn Hartley, Alexis Hernandez, Kelsee Tucker), 54.55. 4X200 relay: 5. Nyssa (Sara Stephens, Zoe Salcido, Vanessa Ruiz, Cristal Trinidad), 2:05.00. 4X400 relay: 1. Nyssa (Sailor Hartley, Olivia Page, Lily Bybee, Kelsee Tuckers), 4:29.46.

Boys: Shot put: 4. Brock Payne (Nyssa), 41-00.00. Discus: 1. Edgar Rivera (Nyssa), 123-03. 9. Brock Payne (Nyssa), 102-05. Pole vault: 1. Jonathan Iniguez (Nyssa), 13-00.00. 3. Garrett Stoneman (Nyssa), 11-06.00. Long jump: 4. Raul Ruiz (Nyssa), 18-05.50. 7. Tye Anderson (Nyssa), 18-01.00. Triple jump: 10. Raul Ruiz (Nyssa), 37-02.50. 200 meters: 5. Ismael Valentin (Nyssa), 22.92. 800 meters: 2. Pedro Chavez (Nyssa), 2:10.00. 1600 meters: 4. Armando Pedraza (Nyssa), 5:12.00. 5. Pedro Chavez (Nyssa), 5:15.00. 3200 meters: 9. Armando Pedraza (Nyssa), 11:19.93. 110-meter hurdles: 7. Aidan Moyes (Nyssa), 18.22. 300-meter hurdles: 9. Aidan Moyes (Nyssa), 48.32. 4X100 relay: 2. Nyssa (Tye Anderson, Ismael Valentin, Raul Ruiz, Jonathan Iniguez), 45.47. 4X200 relay: 7. Nyssa (Ethan Draper, Kaleb Draper, Diego Arizmendi, Michael Carrasco), 1:47.00. 4X400 relay: 4. Nyssa (Pedro Chavez, Raul Ruiz, Armando Pedraza, Ismael Valentin), 4:02.12.  

NEXT UP: The Bulldogs host the Don Walker on Friday in Nyssa. Currently, 17 teams are scheduled to compete.

Vale Baseball

THE GAMES: The Vale baseball team dropped two non-league games, but came back to sweep two league games for the week.

The Vikings fell to Homedale 11-8 on Monday, April 16, and followed it up with a 9-7 loss to Weiser on Tuesday.

On the road Friday, the Viks beat Umatilla 8-4 and 11-8.

HIGHLIGHTS: Against Homedale, Vale fell behind early, battling back in the final innings and loading the bases in the seventh. Cade Perry and Tanner Hamilton combined for 4 RBIs in the game, going 4-for-8.

Perry picked up his second home run of the year against Weiser. Perry, Hamilton, Karson Brown and Colton Kesey each had two hits.

Vale had 22 hits in the two wins over Umatilla. Keegan Mizuta and Cody Ross each picked up 2 RBIs.

Vale did fall behind 6-0 in game two but Mizuta’s grand slam turned the game around for the eventual win.

COACH’S COMMENTS: “It is just tough to get these guys the innings they need on the mound,” said Vale Coach Rick Yraguen of the Homedale loss. “The guys really battled at the plate and we were down a bunch early and really made it a game late.”

“From the Homedale game through the Umatilla games, our defense was not very good,” Yraguen said. “It has to get better in the games the rest of the way.”

UP NEXT: Vale (6-1 Eastern Oregon League, 8-6 overall) continues with league play on Friday, hosting Irrigon (4-3 league, 8-6 overall) for two games with a 2 p.m. start. The Vikings play in Parma on Monday. 

Vale Track and Field

THE MEET: After Vale called off the Vale Invitational on Friday, the Vikings took to the road to Union on Saturday to take part in the 12th annual Pepsi Invitational.

TEAM SCORES: Girls: Grant Union, 115. Enterprise, 83. Ontario, 70. Cove, 67.5. Weston-McEwen, 52. Griswold, 46. Adrian, 33. Union, 32. Elgin, 28. La Grande, 28. Powder Valley, 23.5. Pilot Rock, 18.33. Baker, 18. Vale, 12. Stanfield, 11. Imbler, 10. Crane, 8. Pine Eagle, 3. Echo, 2. Joseph, 2. Boys: La Grande, 150.5. Enterprise, 72. Weston-McEwen, 55. Ontario, 55. Powder Valley, 48.25. Elgin, 44.75. Cove, 41. Joseph, 41. Grant Union, 33.5. Adrian, 31. Griswold, 21. Union, 20. Imbler, 11. Pilot Rock, 9. Crane, 8.66. Pine Eagle, 8. Baker, 5.75. Vale, 5.58. Stanfield, 2.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: Girls: 400 meters: 10. Tessa Jacobs, 1:09.66. 800 meters: 7. Tessa Jacobs, 2:40.04. High jump: 1. Morgan Harrison, 5-03.25. Boys: 1500 meters: 4. Lenny Barton, 4:45.37. High jump: 8. Conner Hyde, 5-04.00. Pole vault: 8. Colton Anderson, 8-06.00.

NEXT UP: The Vikings make the trip to Nyssa on Friday for the Don Walker.