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FEBRUARY 18, 2010

OHS Track and Field parents’ meeting

   The Orofino High School Track and Field Team will host a parents’ meeting for all interested student athletes, their parents and community members on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the OHS library.

   All parents or guardians are encouraged to attend.  Please contact Coach Scott Schochler at OHS for more information.

Lady Maniacs end season with loss to Bonners Ferry

   Orofino had trouble holding onto the ball, and the result was a season-ending 63-36 loss to Bonners Ferry in the 3A District I-II tournament Feb. 9.

   The Maniacs, who end the season at 8-9, turned the ball over 29 times. That allowed the Badgers to crank up their transition game.

   Orofino hadn't played in eight days, so it started the game "a little sluggish," coach Jerry Nelsen said.

   Theresa Sykes and Amanda Bonner scored 10 points apiece while Mikayla Moser grabbed nine rebounds.

Bonners Ferry

Stippich 2 2-2 6, Erickson 3 3-5 11, Pauls 2 0-0 5, Andrews 2 2-4 6, Hyatt 1 4-8 6, Payne 3 2-4 8, Neumeyer 2 3-6 7, Gust 0 0-0 0, Taggert 1 0-0 2, Wall 0 0-0 0, Porter 2 2-2 6, Merz 2 2-6 6. Totals 20 20-37 63.

Orofino

Theresa Sykes 4 0-1 10, Shelby Millsap 0 0-0 0, Alyssa Erlewine 3 0-0 6, Morgan Adams 2 0-0 4, Amanda Bonner 4 2-2 10, Monique Stamper 1 0-0 2, Mikayla Moser 1 2-2 4, Katie Nemeth 0 0-0 0, Becca Nemeth 0 0-0 0, Erika Ditunno 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 4-5 36.

Bonners Ferry 13 15 14 21-63

Orofino 6 12 7 11-36

Three-point goals - Pauls, Sykes 2. Total fouls - Bonners Ferry 10, Orofino 22. Fouled out - Adams.

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Big third quarter puts Kendrick on top against Maniacs

   Kendrick scored 31 points in the third quarter on its way to a 74-56 non-league rout of Orofino Feb. 12.

   The Tigers led by only eight at the half, but the strong third quarter showing sealed the win.

   Scoring powerhouses Michael Welch and Trevor Bansemer scored 27 and 20 respectively for the Maniacs.

Orofino

Bryce Pippenger 0 0-0 0, Gil Gray 0 0-0 0, Paul Turley 1 0-3 2, Jason Thompson 0 1-2 1, Trevor Bansemer 5 8-10 20, Tyler Meeks 1 0-0 3, Michael Welch 10 3-4 27, Ricky Breeden 0 0-0 0, Thad Goodrich 1 1-4 3, Totals 18 13-23 56.

Kendrick

Austin Hall 0 0-0 0, Chet Christopher 6 3-6 18, Dakota Callahan 6 0-0 16, Adrian Free 6 1-1 13, Ben Saldana 2 2-2 6, Kyle Curtice 3 2-3 9, Connor Hammond 4 0-1 8, Dylan Scott 0 2-4 2, Kole Hardin 0 2-2 2, Jared Boyle 0 0-0 0, Tim Olsen 0 0-0 0, Gabe Circa 0 0-0 0, Colin Wolff 0 0-0 0. Totals 27 12-19 74.

Orofino      12  8  17  19—56

Kendrick  16  12  31  15—74

Three-point goals—Bansemer 2, Meeks, Welch 4, Christopher 3, Callahan 4, Curtice. Total fouls—Orofino 15, Kendrick 16. Fouled out—Bansemer, Saldana.

JV—Kendrick 42, Orofino 38

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Timberline loses District opener

   The Timberline Spartans opened 1A Division I District II play against Prairie Feb. 15, falling to the Pirates 72-49.   Seeded number eight, Timberline jumped out to a 10-8 lead over the Pirates, as the number one team in the state struggled to find its footing. At one point in the second quarter, following a three-point goal by Austin Blain, the Spartans led Prairie 18-14.

   The Pirates, whom coach Teel Bruner described as “a little bit nervous,” saying “good grief, we couldn’t dribble it, catch it, defend, rebound. We were struggling,” moved to a full court press in the second quarter and knocked off 29 unanswered points in the remaining second quarter and into the third.

   Senior Austin Blain scored 15 points for the Spartans, who continue tournament play this Saturday at the LCSC Activities Center. Game time is 11:30 a.m. in a loser out battle with Genesee.

Timberline (11-9)

Austin Blain 5 2-3 15, Kendrick Jared 2 1-1 6, Colton Jared 2 2-4 8, Dustin Hodges 4 0-2 8, Jake Jared 1 0-0 2, Dylan Anderson 3 1-2 7, Lawson Jared 1 1-2 3. Totals 18 7-14 49.

Prairie (21-1)

Devin Schmidt 8 3-3 19, Seth Guyer 0 2-2 2, Derek Schaeffer 2 0-0 4, Conner Rieman 0 0-0 0, Andrew Gabica 0 0-0 0, David Sigler 6 1-2 14, Bo Schlader 1 0-0 2, Branden Waller 14 1-2 29, Justin Schmidt 0 0-0 0, Brock Heath 1 0-0 2. Totals 32 7-9 72.

Timberline 10 8 15 16-49

Prairie 8 27 22 15-72

Three-point goals - Sigler. Blain 3, C. Jared, 2, K. Jared. Total fouls - Timberline 10, Prairie 13. Fouled out - none.

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Strong defense leads Timberline past Orofino

   Timberline trailed by three after the first quarter but kicked things into gear for a comfortable 71-45 nonleague win against Orofino in its regular-season finale Feb. 9.

   "Just our defensive pressure finally turned up a little bit," Spartans coach Jake Nelson said.

   That pressure allowed Timberline to hold Orofino's Michael Welch to just five points.

   Austin Blain led the way on offense for the Spartans with 23 points, while Seth Melton had 19 for Orofino.

Orofino

Bryce Pippenger 1 2-2 4, Gil Gray 0 0-0 0, Paul Turley 1 0-0 2, Seth Melton 8 2-7 19, Jason Thompson 0 0-0 0, Trevor Bansemer 5 0-0 10, Tyler Meeks 0 0-2 0, Michael Welch 1 3-4 5, Ricky Breeden 0 0-0 0, Thad Goodrich 2 1-2 5. Totals 18 8-17 45.

Timberline

Austin Blain 9 3-7 23, Kendrick Jared 3 0-0 6, Colton Jared 5 2-2 15, Dustin Hodges 8 0-7 16, Jake Jared 1 2-2 4, Dylan Anderson 2 0-1 4, Lawson Jared 1 0-0 2, Jonathan Walker 0 1-2 1. Totals 29 8-21 71.

Orofino 12 11 7 15-45

Timberline 9 22 16 24-71

Three-point goals - Blain 2, C. Jared 3, Melton. Total fouls - Orofino 19, Timberline 15. Fouled out - Meeks, Welch.

JV - Orofino def. Timberline, no score available.

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2010 Wrestling Senior Night was held last Tuesday night. These eight seniors wrestled in their home gym for the last time. These boys will truly be missed next year. They are (l to r) Coach Garrett Bretz, Brandon Wolfe (189), Preston Walker (130), Michael Skinner (135), Todd Kobielusz (160), Garth Schilling (Hvy), David Upton (171), Jesse Faler (189) Bo Brooks (152), Coach Randy Brooks and Coach Dave Schwartz. Best of luck to the seniors and the rest of the team as they travel to Rathdrum this Friday and Saturday for Districts. The top four in each weight class will advance to State Wrestling in Pocatello Feb. 26 and 27.  Good luck team!

   Each senior wrestler was asked a series of questions with results as follows:

   Brandon Wolfe – four years at OHS. Brandon would like to thank his mom, Mike and his sister Myrissa; the Coaches and the Uptons. He will most miss the Naked Mile at Kellogg and the long bus rides. Most influential – Preston Walker and my mom. Brandon learned hard work pays off. His record is 16 and 9.

   Preston Walker – four years at OHS. He would like to thank his family, friends, coaches and the Upton family for all their work on fundraising. Preston will most miss the team, coaches and just the sport of wrestling! Most influential were his dad and team mates.

   Michael Skinner – four years at OHS. Michael wants to thank his mom and dad for the support, grandma for all the food and my dad and the team for making me work harder, The Uptons for the fundraisers, food and support and love. What I will miss the most is the TEAM. Who was most influential: wrestlers that have gone before me. What he learned most is respect. His record is 38 and 8 (this year) and his motto is:  Always do your best because someone is always trying to beat your best. Michael says when he graduates he will go to college (surgeon maybe?). He has a GPA OF 4.0.

   Todd Kobielosz – three years at OHS. Todd wants to thank the coaches and his grandpa Scott Zarder. He will most miss the fun bus rides and feels his coaches and his grandpa Zarder were most influential to his wrestling. He learned respect and pride from this experience.

   David Upton - four years at OHS. David would like to thank his Mom and Dad for “supporting me in everything I do, thank you for always being there for me in any situation.” He would also like to thank his brother Justin for helping him become a better wrestler, and thank the coaches for always making him better, on and off the mat. He will most miss Todd making weird noises. Who was most influential: Justin and his matside chats. He says he most learned what to share and what not to share. David’s record is 30 and 6 and his motto is “can’t stop full throttle. When I graduate I will go to a tech school of some sort.” His GPA is 3.8.

   Jesse Faler – four years at OHS. He would like to thank the coaches, the team and his parents. He will most miss the bus rides and spending the night at Kellogg. Who was most influential: Coaches and my team mates. What he learned most was “how to push myself if I want something bad enough.”

   Bo Brooks – four years at OHS. I want to thank my parents and coaches for their dedication. Bo will miss the most: All the hours of endless up downs and puking. My dad and the Coaches were most influential and the biggest thing I learned was how to wrestle.

Orofino wrestler Lawrence Dana battles a Prairie opponent during the Maniac wrestling tournament Feb. 9. Photo by Diana Upton

Dylan Johnson of Orofino fights to pin a Kamiah opponent during the Maniac wrestling tournament Feb. 9. Photo by Diana Upton

 

Cody Cordle of Orofino prepares to begin a match against a Clearwater Valley wrestler during the Maniac wrestling tournament Feb. 9. Photo by Diana Upton

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