May 21, 2015

McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week

The McKenzie Varsity Boys and Girls Track and Field athletes that qualified for State will participate this Thursday and Friday, May 21and 22, at Hayward Field, on the campus of the University of Oregon. On Thursday, the following Eagles will compete: Paige Lowry (Long Jump Final, 1:45 pm.), Buggy Hiddleston (Javelin Final, 2:30 pm.), Idgie Glynn (100 m. Hurdles Pre-lim., 3:30 pm.), Katey Totten (200 m. Pre-lim., 4:18 pm.), Drew Hamlow (200 m. Pre-lim., 4:46 pm.). On Friday, the following Eagles will/potentially compete: Buggy Hiddleston (Shot Put Final, 2:30 pm.), McKenzie 4x100 m. Relay Team (Final, 3:50 pm.), Idgie Glynn (100 m. Hurdles Final, 6:14 pm.), Naomi Satchell (800 m. Final, 6:38 pm.), Jeff Bayer (800 m. Final, 6:50 pm.), Idgie Glynn (Triple Jump Final, 7:00 pm.), Katey Totten (200 m. Final, 7:02 pm.), Drew Hamlow (200 m. Final, 7:14 pm.), McKenzie 4x400 m. Relay Team (Final, 7:56 pm.). Fans may access the website osaa.org and use the link Track and Field, Entries/Live Results for updated results.

Buggy Hiddleston, Naomi Satchell, Idgie Glynn Win District Championships

McKenzie senior Buggy Hiddleston put the McKenzie Girls Track and Field team on the right track by heaving the shot implement 34-05.00 ft. for the first Eagle event Championship of the meet. The win qualified the talented, multi-sport athlete for the OSAA State Track and Field Championships this week at Hayward Field.
Hiddleston's personal best throw is 34-8.50 ft. (May 2, 1A Track Classic), which ranks as the 4th best in State 1A track this season. Hiddleston also qualified for State in the javelin throw event, with a second place, legal stick measured at 99-06 ft. Lindsey Bottensek of Triangle Lake won the javelin event with a throw measured at 110-01 ft. McKenzie freshman Naomi Satchell won her 800 m. race in a personal best time of 2:35.71 min., besting second place Ashlan Parsley of Glendale, who ran the race in 2:42.83 min.
The third District Champ for the Eagles was junior Idgie Glynn, who won the 100 m. hurdles event in 18.28 sec. Second place finisher was Hali Asher of Lowell, timed in 18.61 sec. Glynn also placed a State qualifying second in the triple jump with a leap of 30-00.25 ft. Marissa Reed of Alsea won the triple jump with a mark of 30-06.75 ft. McKenzie senior Katey Totten finished second to qualify for State in the 200 m. race with a time of 29.50 sec. Bailey VanCleave of Triangle Lake won the 200 m. in 29.27 sec. Totten also finished 3rd in the 100 m. race with a time of 13.99 sec. and the event was won by Carissa Bottensek, T. Lake in 13.18 sec. Eagle freshman Paige Lowry will represent McKenzie at the OSAA State Track meet as she placed second in the District long jump with a leap of 12-11.05 ft., a personal best.
The McKenzie 4x100 m. relay team, comprised of Satchell, Miyanna Hayes, Totten, and Glynn, placed second (56.35 sec.) to winner Triangle Lake (53.47 sec.). Both teams will compete in next week's State Championships. And the Eagle 4x400 m. relay team also ran to a second place finish (4:58.01 min.) behind District Champ Triangle Lake (4:34.57 min.) and again, both teams will have an opportunity at Hayward Track.
McKenzie's 4x400 m. team at District was Satchell, Lowry, Totten and Hayes, the latter stepping in for Glynn who elected not to run. With Hayes in the lineup, the Eagle 4x400 m. relay team ran their best time of the 2015 season. Other McKenzie finishes, not qualifying for State were Katelynn Caulley with a 7th place finish (22.28 sec.) in the 100 m. hurdles, Hayes with a 5th place finish in the javelin (74-05 ft.) plus a 9th place finish in the shot put (24-06.00 ft.).
Correction: Idgie Glynn's winning time in the 100 m. hurdles at the Gilchrist Invite was incorrectly stated at 14.15 seconds in last week's sports report. Glynn's correct time was 18.0 seconds.

McKenzie Boys Seventh At District Track, Jeff Bayer District 800 m. Champ

The McKenzie Boys Track and Field Team finished in seventh place in the Special District 5 Championship Track Meet, last Saturday, May 16. The Eagle Boys scored 28 points on the pleasant afternoon.
Triangle Lake won the Meet with 129 points, barely finishing ahead of Mapleton with 124 pts. Siletz Valley claimed third with 98 pts., Lowell was fourth with 72 pts. and Days Creek finished fifth with 67 pts. Alsea followed with 40 pts., the Eagles with 28 pts., Mohawk ended the day with 22 pts., Eddyville posted 20 pts., and Glendale ended with 18 pts.
McKenzie senior Jeff Bayer qualified for the OSAA State Track Championship Meet at Hayward Field next week by posting a personal record first place win in the 800 meter run. Bayer's time was 2:13.54 minutes.
James Foster of Siletz Valley was second in 2:14.54 min. Bayer also placed fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 36-02.75 feet, which did not qualify him for the State Meet. McKenzie junior Drew Hamlow will compete at State as he qualified in the 200 meters race with a second place finish. Hamlow was timed at 24.43 seconds and the event was won by Kameron Stever of Days Creek with a time of 24.36 sec. Hamlow also placed 6th in the 400 m. race (57.87 sec.), 7th in the high jump (5-02.00 ft.), and 10th in the long jump (16-04.25 ft.), none of which qualified for State.
Other Eagle finishes that did not qualify for the State meet were freshman Ian Dundon, 9th in the 400 m. (1:07.35 min.) and 11th in the 200 m. (29.89 sec.), and sophomore Scot Willis, with a 16th place finish in the javelin (81-08 ft.) and a 17th place finish in the discus (48-00 ft.).

Top Ranked Monroe/Alsea Ends Eagle Baseball Season

The State's top-ranked 2A/1A baseball team closed out McKenzie's return season to baseball. Monroe, ranked number one in the latest OSAA State 2A/1A baseball polls, wasted little time in defeating the visiting Eagles, 16-1, last Wednesday, May 13.
Monroe Head Baseball Coach Bill Crowson's Dragons clobbered starting McKenzie pitcher Eric Huffman in the bottom of the first inning, scoring 10 runs. Monroe added 1 run in the second inning, 2 more scores in the third and 3 Dragons crossed the plate in the fourth inning. Huffman pitched 2 and 2/3 innings, giving up 13 runs (3 earned) on 10 hits. The Eagle senior also walked 6 Monroe batters and tossed 2 strikeouts.
Blue Bloomer pitched 1 and 1/3 innings of relief, allowing 3 earned runs on 3 hits with 3 walks and 2 strikeouts credited to him. Huffman also had the Eagles lone hit in the game, an RBI double, which scored Bloomer, who reached first base after being hit by a pitch.
Three McKenzie batters reached first base on walks, Matt Brownlee, Codee Clark, and Drew Hamlow, but Monroe thwarted any of the visitor's offensive hopes, striking out 8 Eagle batters. McKenzie Head Coach Neil Barrett's team finishes the season with a 2-12 Special District 3 League record, a 2-16 overall record. McKenzie ended the 2015 baseball League campaign in a seventh place tie with Oakland, the latter having to forfeit their last eleven games of the season.

2A/1A-SD3 Baseball, Monroe Wins Title

Defending 2014 2A/1A State Champion Monroe wrapped up an undefeated Special District 3 League season with a 14-0 record. North Douglas, ranked 6th in the latest OSAA 2A/1A rankings, finished in second place, posting a 12-2 record. Yoncalla/Elkton (ranked 11th) is the League's third place finisher at 9-5. Oakridge (29th ranked) and Lowell/Mohawk (24th ranked), both tied for fifth place, finishing with 6-8 League records, followed by Crow (31st ranked) in sixth place at 5-9, Oakland (30th ranked) at 2-12, and McKenzie (46th ranked) at 2-12.
The 2A/1A Special District League Playoffs First Round will start with Lowell/Mohawk (5th seed) playing Oakridge (4th seed) on Wednesday, May 20, 2:00 pm. The game, the first of a double-header, will be played at Yoncalla. The winner of this game will play host Yoncalla/Elkton (3rd seed) in the second game of the night.
The First Round second game winner will advance to play North Douglas (2nd seed) in the first game of the SD-3 League Second Round double-header, which will be played at Monroe on Friday, May 22. That game will be played at 2:00 pm. and the winner will play Monroe (1st seed) in the nightcap. The SD-3 League Champion will advance to the 2015 OSAA 2A/1A Baseball State Championships as the number one seed from the District. The losing team in the SD-3 League Championships will represent the League as the second seed in the State Championship.

 

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