Prospector cross country runners compete in Union
Grant Union Prospector cross country runner Curtis Perry earned a personal record Saturday at the Buffalo Peaks Golf Course in Union, and, on the girls side, Sierra Cates earned a season record.
The Grant Union boys team placed fifth out of seven teams.
The second mile of the varsity course was an uphill climb.
“Even though the majority of the athletes did not PR, they raced at a high level and placed well among our district contenders at the meet,” said Grant Union head coach Sonna Smith.
Max Bailey, on the middle school team, moved up one place in the standings.
Smith said the wind was chilly, but once the athletes began racing they warmed up.
“This Saturday at Idlewild, we could see snow,” she said, adding, “We hope to have everyone healthy and peaked by district.”
The race at Idlewild Campground hosted by Burns will begin at 10:45 a.m. for varsity boys, followed by the girls at 11 a.m.
Grant Union results:
Gage Brandon, 21:10.9
Elisha Sheedy, 21:34.3
Cole Deiter, 22:21.8
Braden Spencer, 22:28.2
Donavan Smith, 23:59.1
Jesse Randleas, 24:27.0
Jacob Smith, 25:08.2
Curtis Perry, 29:00.8 PR
Savannah Wyllie, 24:00.1
Ellie Justice, 30:58.5
Sierra Cates, 32:29.4 SR
Prospector football team overwhelms Bulldogs in Culver
The Grant Union Prospectors claimed a 52-7 win Friday at the Culver Bulldogs’ field.
Although turnovers plagued Grant Union in the second quarter of the nonleague game, they led 22-0 at halftime.
“Offensively, we played OK in the first half,” said Grant Union head coach Jason Miller. “The second half was much better offensively.”
He added, “Defense played stout the entire game.”
Prospector tight end and middle linebacker Cauy Weaver, a senior, said the game allowed the younger players to gain more experience.
“It also helped us see what we can improve on,” he said.
Grant Union (4-1 overall) hosts Imbler (1-2) for the Prospectors league opener and homecoming at 6 p.m. Friday.
Grant Union volleyball team garners two 3-0 sweeps in one day
The Grant Union Prospector volleyball team was on a roll Saturday, sweeping Enterprise and Elgin.
Their first stop was in Enterprise, where they beat the Outlaws 25-7, 25-15 and 25-16.
Facing Elgin at the Huskies’ court later that day, Grant Union won with scores of 25-8, 25-15, 25-9.
This was Prospector Sydney Brockway’s first day back, playing all-around — she had been playing back row due to an injury.
“She definitely made an impact,” said Grant Union head coach Shae Speth.
“Mariah Moulton had a great day with very few errors offensively and defensively,” Speth added. “We did well with controlling the ball and running our offense effectively.”
In Elgin, Reagan Shelley was out with an injury during warm-ups.
“Taylor Allen stepped in and did a tremendous job,” Speth said.
The two wins puts the Prospectors on a 13-game win streak.
Grant Union has a 20-1 overall record, and they are 6-0 in the Wapiti League.
“Heading into the second half of league, we have definitely been focusing more on fine-tuning our game and minimizing our errors,” Speth said.
She said she expects this week’s matches to be tough.
Grant Union hosts Imbler for homecoming in John Day on Friday with junior varsity at 3 p.m., followed by varsity at 4:30 p.m.
The Prospectors travel to Union to face the Bobcats at 1 p.m.
“Union always plays well at home, so we will look back at film and see what adjustments we can make against them,” Speth said.
Grant Union stats vs. Enterprise
Alcie Moore: 2 digs
Mariah Moulton: 8 kills, 3 aces, 100 percent serve-receive, 20 digs
Trinity Hutchison: 3 kills, 2 solo blocks
Sydney Brockway: 9 kills, 2 aces, 5 digs
Hailie Wright: 2 kills, 2 aces, 7 digs
Reagan Shelley: 6 kills, 3 aces
Whitney McClellan: 3 aces, 12 digs
Kaylee Wright: 9 kills, 2 aces
Grant Union stats vs. Elgin
Moulton: 15 kills, 1 ace, 100 percent serve-receive, 4 digs
Hutchison: 2 kills, 1 solo block, 2 block assists
Taylor Allen: 6 kills, 4 aces, 1 block assist, 2 digs
Hailie Wright: 3 kills, 1 block assist, 3 digs
Brockway: 2 kills, 6 aces, 3 digs
McClellan: 3 aces, 6 digs
Kaylee Wright: 5 kills, 8 aces, 1 solo block, 5 digs
Prairie City gridders fall to Arlington/Condon
The Prairie City Panther football team fell 66-0 to Arlington/Condon on Thursday in Condon. They’ll face the Crane Mustangs on the road at 1 p.m. on Friday.