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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…

Crane boys fall short in OT, girls stay unbeaten in league

Dayville/Monument  (D/M) outscored Crane 11-5 in overtime to pull out a 69-63 High Desert League boys basketball  win on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Crane Union High School. In a game that featured a number of lead changes, Crane found themselves down 55-50 before going on an 8-0 run to take a three-point lead with less…

Hilanders come back for 51-47 victory over Prospectors

Burns to host games Feb. 5-6 Down 47-41 halfway through the fourth quarter, the Burns girls basketball team went on a 10-0 run for a 51-47 victory over Grant Union on Friday, Jan. 29, at Burns High School. Catherine Clemens started the Hilanders’ comeback  by scoring five points on three free throws and a bucket,…

Fourth-quarter comeback gives Hilanders the win

  Down by four with less than two minutes left in the game, the Burns boys basketball team rallied for a 43-39 win over Imbler on Saturday, Jan. 16, at Burns High School. Ty Hueckman hit a 3-pointer to bring the Hilanders to within 38-37 with 1:45 left to play, and a traveling call against…

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