Relentless Rain Reschedules Red Devils
McKenzie’s Mt. View League match-up last Thursday, April 4 with the Lowell Red Devils was shut out by a moist low front from the Southwest and will be rescheduled for Thursday, April 11 at Lowell. The first pitch in that make up game will be thrown at 4:30 pm. The Eagles will have to contend with Oakridge prior, however, as they have a contest scheduled at Finn Rock with the Warriors on Wednesday, April 10, with the first batter up at 4:30 pm. With the much needed rain, as far as the forest is concerned, calling the shots, McKenzie is currently stacked up against, back to back, two of the top teams in the Mt. View League. Both Lowell and Oakridge qualified along with the Eagles (and Monroe) for the League playoffs last season and are likely to contend for the playoffs again this year. Eagle’s Head Coach Neil Barrett will be putting in some serious thought on pitching rotations and lineup strategies in what could be a pivotal week in the road to post season aspirations. Monroe is currently at the top of the League standings with a 2-0 League record followed by Lowell, with a 0-1 record, courtesy of the Dragons of Monroe. McKenzie has yet to play a counting League game.
Aaron and Marie Jones Invitational Draws 6 Teams, 250 Plus Athletes
The McKenzie Track and Field Committee (MTCFC) were the second year hosts to the Aaron and Marie Jones Invitational Track Meet held at the organizations outstanding facilities a quarter of a mile East of McKenzie High School. The Meet featured six high school teams and approximately 250 plus athletes, and also hosted ground breaking ceremonies for a new field house, funded by Aaron and Marie Jones and family, which will greatly enhance the existing facilities, also supported by the Jones Family and Enterprises. Teams participating in this year’s event were four class 1A schools, Crane, Eddyville, Mapleton, and McKenzie, class 4A Seaside and class 5A Mt. View out of Bend. McKenzie’s 4 X 100 relay team, consisting of Savanna Lavoie, Katey Totten, Shyla Harlan, and Makaila Hiddleston, placed second in the meet with a time of 45.8 seconds. The Eagles Boys and Girls Track Teams next compete at Central Linn on Tuesday, April 9.
Golf Tees Off
The Eagle Girls Golf Team is in action this Tuesday, April 9 at the Middlefield Golf Course in Cottage Grove while the Boys Team will be teeing off at the Diamond Woods Golf Course located near Monroe, OR, on Thursday, April 11. Both Teams will next host the Tokatee McKenzie Invitational the following Thursday, April 18.
McKenzie River Reflections