MARCH 4, 2010

Loss to Kellogg ends Maniac season

   The Orofino Maniacs ended their season with a 72-34 loser out loss to Kellogg in 3A District I-II tournament action Feb. 23.

   Kellogg, led by 15 at the half, and dominated second half play.

   Michael Welch scored 14 points for the Maniacs.


Bryce Pippenger 0, Gil Gray 0, Paul Turley 0, Seth Melton 2, Jason Thompson 3, Trevor Bansemer 6, Tyler Meeks 5, Michael Welch 14, Ricky Breeden 0, Thad Goodrich 4, Schlieper 0.


Fields 2, Serrano 2, Jerome 9, Bebout 7, Bren 0, Groth 4, Lewis 16, Wendt 18, Morgan 2, Osburn 3, Hulstrom 2, Hadley 2.

Orofino   7     9   7  11—34

Kellogg  19  12  20  21--72

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Spartans end season with loss to Genesee

   The Timberline Spartans fell to Genesee 48-28 in a loser-out game at the 1A Division I District II tournament Feb. 20.

   The Spartans trailed by seven at the half, and were unable to gain ground against the fourth-seeded Bulldogs in the second half of play.

   Timberline, which converted just 11 of 55 shots (20 percent), got 13 points from Colton Jared. The eighth-seeded Spartans end their season at 11-10.


Austin Blain 1 2-2 4, Dustin Hodges 3 0-0 6, Jake Jared 1 1-2 3, Colton Jared 5 0-0 13, Kendrick Jared 0 0-0 0, Dylan Anderson 1 0-2 2, Lawson Jared 0 0-2 0. Totals 11 3-8 28.


Sam Druffel 5 5-6 17, Sam Hermann 6 2-2 15, Brandan Nelson 0 0-0 0, Alan Berry 6 0-0 12, Ryan Borth 0 0-0 0, Jack Hermann 1 0-1 2, Ken Wommack 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 7-9 48.

Timberline 6 7 8 7-28

Genesee 13 7 14 14-48

Three-point goals - C.Jared, S.Druffel 2, S.Hermann. Total fouls - Timberline 11, Genesee 11. Fouled out - C.Jared.

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Orofino wrestlers win four medals at State

   Orofino High School wrestlers competed at state finals in Pocatello Feb. 27, finishing 11th overall 3A division, with 81 points.

   Orofino’s Preston Walker, a senior No. 1 seed at 152 pounds, dropped a tense 5-3 decision to second-seeded Caleb Walker of Salmon. Trailing 4-3 inside the final minute, Walker intentionally gave up an escape and tried to tie the score with a takedown.

   “The kid attacked him pretty well,” Orofino coach Garett Bretz said. “Down one point with 50 seconds left, we had to cut him loose. He just wasn’t able to get the takedown.”

   Orofino put two wrestlers in the finals, Walker and Bo Brooks. It is the second year of competition at 3A level.

   Brooks, a senior at 152, was pinned in the third period of the finals by No. 1 seed and defending champion Luke Weaver of Salmon.

   Michael Skinner placed third for the Maniacs and Jesse Faler was fourth.

   “We’re a small 3-A school,” Bretz said. “The kids don’t even think about that—they just go out and wrestle. It was nice to see them compete well.”


130—Preston Walker, Oro, dec. Tim Heffron, Tet, 8-2; Caleb Walker, Sal, dec. P. Walker 5-3; P. Walker second.

140—Chase Richins, She, dec. Michael Skinner, Oro, 6-3; Skinner dec. Chris Pooley, PR, 15-8; Skinner dec. Mitch Svedin, Wei, 11-4; Skinner third.

152—Bo Brooks, Oro, dec. Juan Christensen, SF, 6-3; Luke Weaver, Sal, p. Brooks, 4:54: Brooks second.

189—Faler dec. Vince Landon, She, 10-5; Joe Barbion, Pay, p. Faler, 1:45; Faler fourth.

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MANIAC DANCERS GOING TO STATE—The Orofino High School Dance Team, during the District 1 and 2 meet held Feb. 27 at Lewiston High School, qualified for four divisions in state competition March 19-20: Hip Hop, Dance, Military and Prop. At Districts they awed the crowd with their new Hip Hop routine. The Junior Maniac Dancers also performed a stellar exhibition routine and will be competing soon. Pictured (l to r) are Jordan Johnson, Nazy Kozyryeva, Mary Thacker, Morgan Berg (captain), Ali Espinosa (captain), Patty White, Kaylona Rebel, Tristan Majors, Willie Unger, Sidney Erb.

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OHS Cheerleaders win Over All Grand Champions

By Sharon Meador

    Congratulations to Orofino High School (OHS) Cheerleaders for winning Over All Grand Champions at the District I & II State Cheer Qualifying Competition at Lewiston High School this past weekend.

    OHS won first in Group Stunt, scoring highest along with Lewiston High School in this category. They also placed first in Show Stunting ahead of Kellogg, Bonners Ferry, St. Maries and Priest River.

    OHS cheerleaders also placed first in Sideline, scoring the highest points of all teams competing in the 3A through 5A classifications.

    The Maniac Cheerleaders will advance to State Cheer on March 20 and compete in all three divisions.