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Burns hoops teams close out regular season

  After winning their previous two Eastern Oregon League (EOL) games in relatively easy fashion, the Burns boys basketball team fell short on Thursday, Feb. 8, losing to Nyssa 57-38. Nyssa started fast, getting out to a 12-2 first-quarter lead, and then expanding the lead to 32-9 by halftime. The Bulldogs continued to hold the…

Hilanders down Knights, Pirates to improve to 6-2 in EOL

The Burns boys basketball team picked up back-to-back victories last weekend to move into a tie for first place with Umatilla in the Eastern Oregon League (EOL) standings. On Friday, Feb. 2, the Hilanders raced past Irrigon 62-40, with Dakota Ceja leading the way with 26 points. Expecting Irrigon to play a fast-paced brand of…

Lady Hilanders down Vale, Umatilla in EOL play

  The Burns girls basketball team ran past Umatilla 38-14 in Eastern Oregon League (EOL) action on Saturday, Jan. 13, at Burns High School. With the win, Burns upped their EOL record to 2-0, 10-5 overall. The Hilanders led 7-5 after the first quarter, and then blanked the Vikings in the second quarter, as they…

Hilanders kick off league play

The Burns girls basketball team opened up Eastern Oregon League play with a pair of victories over Nyssa and Riverside on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13-14. Burns traveled to Nyssa on Friday, and came away with a 54-38 victory over the Bulldogs. The Hilanders returned home Saturday to host Riverside. The Hilanders defeated the Pirates…

Hilanders fall to Outlaws

The Burns basketball team came up short in their non-conference game with Sisters on Friday, Jan. 6, losing 47-37. The Hilanders got off to a good start, leading 14-6 at the end of the first quarter. The Outlaws outscored Burns 21-11 over the next eight minutes and went into halftime with a 27-25 lead. Sisters…

Winter sports awards ceremony held at Burns High School

Burns High School hosted the winter sports awards ceremony Monday, March 14, to recognize and honor the student-athletes who participated in basketball, wrestling, dance and cheerleading over the past few months. Coaches introduced their participants and presented certificates and awards. Special awards went to the following participants: Girls basketball Most Promising Freshman — Mileah Skunkcap…

Burns girls second, boys sixth at 2A state tournament

Story and photos by Mike Weber High school basketball’s version of March Madness took place in Pendleton Mar. 3-5 with both the Burns Hilander boys and girls squads participating in the highly prestigious event. Both teams returned to the OSAA/U.S. Bank/Les Schwab Tires Class 2A basketball state tournament for a second consecutive year with high…

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