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Wednesday, May 4, 1994, The Sun 7 By Travis Moore Staff Writer, The Sun The Spartan baseball team beat two of the best teams in the West Valley League to move into a tie for first place last week. Sheridan hosted Amity on Tues- day. The Sparts scored a run in the first and added another in the fourth and fifth innings. Sheridan put two more runs on the board in the sixth to take a 5-0 lead. The Sparts committed three errors in the seventh to allow three runs. But Sheridan escaped with the 5-3 victory. Three Spartans bad multiple-hit games. Virgil Salisbury was 2 for 3 with an RBI and run. Nathan Weide was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI and a run. Steve Manley was 2 for 3. Dennis Erickson had the other Sheridan hit. Coach Mike Stuck said, "They were a pretty good team. We chipped away at them. They got their runs on our errors." The Sparts went to Dayton Friday one game out of first place behind the Pirates. Sheridan drew first blood with a run in the fourth. Dayton scored three runs in the fifth to take a two-run lead. The Sparts scored another in the sixth to trail 3-2. Then the rains came. Sheridan suffered through the delay for 15 minutes hoping that the game wouldn't be called with Day- ton in the lead. The downpour stopped and the game was back on. Sheridan knot- ted the score at 3-3 in the seventh and the game went to extra innings. In the top of the eighth the Sparts broke the game open. Salisbury knocked in Jason Campos. Kevin Hand walked with the bases loaded as did Manley. Sheridan went to the bottom of the inning up by three. The Spartans shut down the Pirates in the eighth and won the contest, 8-5. Salisbury led the Sparts with a 3 for 4 performance at the plate. He had an RBI and scored two runs. Weide was 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI. Other Spartans with hits were: Brian Diehl, 1-5, double, run; Man- ley, I-2, 2 RBI; Erickson, 1-3. "They were ranked fifth in the state and they were 10-1 overall," Stuck said. "The guys were really excited about the game." Hand was the winning pitcher in both Spartan victories last week. The Sparts were 7-1 in league play after the Dayton win. The record is Sheridan's best league start in at least 15 years. Sheridan will host Gaston on Friday. "We've got to beat Gaston," Stuck said. "The kids are starting to believe and they are very excited." Errors cost the Bulldog baseball team a non-league and West Valley League contest last week. ' Willamina travelled to Regis Monday. The Dogs broke out on top With a run in the first but their lead Was short lived. Regis scored a run in the second, two in the third, eight in the fourth and two in the fifth for the 13-1 Victory. Willamina had five hits. Seth Morley led the way going 2 for 3. Other Dogs with hits were: Tony Montgomery, !-4; J.J. Klingler, run; Noah Fox, 1-3. Coach Ron Caligure said, "No defense has been the problem all Year." Willamina hosted league leading Dayton last Tuesday. The Bulldogs were in the game until a big Pirate inning in the third. The Bulldogs led 4-2 after the second inning but Dayton opened the game up with four in the third. The Pirates ended up leading 8-4 going to the seventh inning. The Pirates put five insurance runs on the board. Willamina man- aged a run in the bottom of the inning and lost 13-5. Mike Jeffries led Willamina going 3 for 3 at the plate and scored a run. Trevor Johnson was 1 for 5 with a run. James Reardon was I for 3 with 2 RBI. "We didn't play any defense again," Caligure said. "We had six errors and it killed us." The Dogs play a make-up game with Nestucca today and will host Amity on Friday. Matt Aalto broke his own Willa- record in the high at a home track meet last Aalto cleared the bar at 6 foot 6 inches, breaking his own rec01 ( i' last season at 6-5. ,Aalto originally broke his brother s record. Paul 'Mlto held the record two years ago at 6-4. Aalto was the only Bulldog to win event. Willamina finished in place as a team. Nestucca the meet with 161 points. The picked up 38. Second place finishers were: Matt 'l',t 'nOmas, shot put, 40-6 1/2; 400 lay team, Jeremy Noah Bailey, ]alraadge, Nick Willis, Mark Olsen, Other placers were: Micah Dic- key, 3rd, 1500, 4:35; Willis, 3rd, 100, 11.91; Olsen, 4th, 100, 12.04; Dickey, 4th, 800, 2:16; Willis, 4th, 200, 24.43; Ben Rogers, 5th, 3000, 10:54; 1600 relay team, 4th, Aaito, Dickey, Willis, Olsen, 3:49. Coach Dan Halter Said, "Matt (Aalto) is looking real good going over the bar. Matt Thomas has had some really good throws in practice lately." Sheridan Boosters meet tonight The Sheridan Booster Club will meet at 7 p.m. today in the Sheridan High School library. All members and other interested parties are encouraged to attend. Officers will be elected for next year and final plans will he made for the "Donkey Drop" Bingo fundraiser. i~,"i ............... ~ ~ .... ~ ....... ii ..... Troy Blair gives it all he has got in the shot put meet last Thursday.--Photos by "n-avis Moore. By Travis Moore Staff Writer, The Sun The Spartan boys track team won a home meet last Thursday by nearly 90 points, while the Sheridan girls team finished third in the six-team field. The Spartans won with 198 points. Dayton was second with I l0 and Western Mennonite was third 85. The Spartan boys team won eight events. Greg Sigrist took the 1500 in 4:26 and the 800 in 2:10. Jamezz Kramer won the 400 in 51.9. Josh Ashcroft won the pole vault with a mark of 10-6. David Johnson placed first in the 110 hurdles in 20.5. Phil Watkins won the 3000 in 10:00. Kris DeJong won the 300 hurdles in 44.3 seconds. The 1600 relay team of DeJong, Kramer, Darren Wilson and Steve Manley won in 3:43. Sheridan's second place finishers were: 400 relay team, Wilson, Kramer, Matt Manago, Steve Man- iey, 46.8; Watkins, 1500, 4:33; Matt Ekstrom, pole vault, 10 feet; Ryan Torrence, 110 hurdles, 20.6; Kramer, 200, 23.7; Nathan Weide, long jump, 17-7 1/2; David Johnson, 300 hurdles, 50.1; Weide, triple jump, 36-10. The three third place finishers were: DeJong, pole vault, 9 feet; Manley, 100, 23.9; Torrence, triple jump, 34-10. ul The Lady Bulldogs nearly upset second place Dayton at home last Tuesday. Willamina has been in several games with many of the toughest teams in the state but couldn't get over the hump. The Lady Pirates opened the scoring with two runs in the first. Dayton put two more runs on the By Travis Moore Staff Writer, The Sun The Lady Spartan softball team dropped to fourth place in the West Valley League with losses last week to Amity and Dayton. Sheridan hosted Amity last Tues- day. The Lady Sparts scored a run in the first inning but Amity took the lead in the third on three runs. Sheridan tightened the game in the bottom of the third with another run. The Lady Warriors broke things open in the fifth with three more runs and added another in the sixth. The Lady Spartans got two back in the bottom of the inning but still trailed 7-4. The following are results from a recent competition at Fort Hill Archery: Cub (7 & under): Jeremiah Mer- kel, 1st. Jr. Youth (8-11): Douglas Ely, 1st. Sr. Youth-Boys (12-15): Tom Dreyer, l st; Matt Stouder, 2nd. Sr. Youth-Girls (12-15): Naomi Buckley, lst; Brandie Ely, 2nd. Womens: Francine McKinley, l st; Betty Dietrick, 2nd; Jan Zook, 3rd. Traditional: Jim Campbell, I st; Larry Davis, 2nd; Mike Cole, 3rd. Compound Barebow: Rod Free, I st; Dwayne Welch, 2nd. Men's Release/lst Flight: Jim Valencourt, I st; Todd Kimmel, 2rid; Fred Modaff, 3rd. Men's Release/2nd Flight: Mike Dreyer, l st; Shane Zook, 2nd. Men's Flngers st Flight: Jay Kendrick, l st; George Steinauer, 2nd; Rod Knoll, 3rd. Men's Fingers/2nd flight: Jim Simpson, lst; Mike Colton, 2nd. The Lady Sparts were third with 98 points. Western Mennonite won the meet with 146. Santiam Chris- tian was second with 136. Sheridan won four events. Sum- mer Gibbons won the shot put and the discus with throws of 32-9 and 106-1 respectively. Christina Rentsch achieved a new personal record for a varsity meet with a leap of 4-10 to take the high jump. Diana Christian won the triple jump with a mark of 29-1. Jennifer Colton was the lone second place finisher at 4-8 in the high jump. Sheridan had a strong showing in third place. Lady Spans in third were: 400 relay team, Colton, Rachel Stockam, Amber Barker, Christian, 57.1; Gibbons, javelin, 82-7; Barker, 300, 62.4; Stockam, 400, 68.6; 1600 relay team, Barker, Stockam, Colton, Linda Repplinger, 4:47. Other Sheridan placers were: Sarri Tate, 5th, 1500, 6:30; Tate, 4th, 800, 3:08; Stinson, 5th, 200, 32.4; Christian, 5th, long jump, 13-2. Coach A1 Ashcroft said, "I wasn't real pleased with the effort. We let down in some areas that concern me. I think we got satisfied and that won't cut it with Nestucca." He added, "We need to keep pressing through districts. Most of the conditioning is done. Now it is a mental thing." ml board in the second. Willamina bats woke up in the second inning with five runs. The Lady Dogs kept the 5-4 lead going to the fifth. Dayton scored two runs in the fifth to take a lead. The Lady Pirates added another insurance run in the sixth. Dayton went to the bottom of the seventh leading, 7-5. The Lady Warriors put two more insurance runs on the board in the seventh. Sheridan rallied in the bottom of the inning but fell short scoring two runs. Amity came out with the road victory, 9-6. Sheridan coach Carol Grauer, "The umpire had a small strike zone and Mandi (Kadell) got fru- strated." Kadell had 8 strikeouts but gave up 7 walks in five innings. Four of the walks eventually scored. "When Mandi left the mound in the fifth we lost confidence," Grauer said. Sheridan collected five hits with Autumn Kasper going 2 for 3 with 2 RBI and a run scored. The next shoot is May 14-15. This is the first leg of the "Triple Crown" series at Fort Hill Archery. More than $2,000 in cash and prizes will be given away at the third and final shoot held in July. For more information, call Brad at 876-2037 or Wes at 876-6652. Bowling scores Thursday Brunch Bunch Won Lost Mainstreet Books ........................... 44 24 Maynard Stake Mill ................... 42-1/2 25-1/2 HomeTown Drug ............................ 41 27 Mac Club ........................................ 40 28 T&E General Store ......................... 40 28 Country Companies Ins .................. 38 30 Del~ay's Flower Shoppe ................. 38 30 Hagan Hamilton Ins ................. 35-1/2 32-1/2 Gale'sTowing ................................. 34 34 E&S Farms ..................................... 32 36 Canfield's Insulation ....................... 28 32 G&F Logging ............................ 23-1/2 36-1/2 Shari's ...................................... 21-1/2 46-1/2 Sunshine Care ............................... 14 54 High series: Bev Thompson, 597. High games: Bey Thompson, 217/212; Terry Mur- row, 206; Kelly Payne, 202. High men's series: George Benton, 650. High men's games: Ernie Tumk:ige/Noah Maynard, 236; Chris Vermillion, 227/212; Ore~ Bell, 226/203; George Benton, 225/223/202; Kelly Lux, 221/214/204; Craig Bennett, 220/216; Ed B,'ickell, 222; Gary West, 213; Doug Kadin, Sheridan's Janelle Christian flies through the air during the long jump. Christian won the triple jump at 29-1. I The Lady Bulldogs rally in the seventh came up short and the Lady Pirates won the game, 7-6. Willamina collected six hits. Valerie Lux led with a 2 for 3 performance at the plate. Other Lady Bulldogs with hits were: Ste- phanie Shaul, 1-3, triple, run, 2 RBI; Jill Littlejohn, 1-4, RBI, 2 runs; Emmy Creel, 1-3, run; Glena Smith, 1-3. Coach John Groth said, "There are some good teams in the league and none of them can take us lightly. We need to focus on playing ball and that should cut down on our errors." Willamina was 3-3 after last week and will play Thursday at Amity. Other Lady Spartans with hits were: Lisa Prough, 1-2, RBI, run; Trena Cranfill, 1-1, RBI; Keri Yoder, 1-1, run. Sheridan travelled to Dayton to play the second-place Pirates on Thursday. The game was a pitcher's duel most of the way. The Lady Pirates took a 1-0 lead into the sixth inning. Nichol Moore tripled to bring in three Sheridan runs. Wendy Thomas and Kadell also scored in the inning. The Lady Spartans led 3-1 going into the bottom of the sixth. Sheri- dan errors allowed Dayton to come back with three runs. The Lady Pirates led going to the final inning, 4-3. Dayton shut down the Lady Sparts in the seventh for the one-run win. Thomas, Kadell, Moore and Vicki Gourley had one hit apiece. Moore had an RBI on the triple. Thomas had a double and run. Kadell had an double, RB1 and a run. Kadell struck out 5 and walked 1 in the losing effort. "Basically it was a clean game," Grauer said. "We just committed a couple of major errors that cost us." Sheridan was 4-3 in the league after the game, putting them in the fourth and final playoff spot. Sheridan will host first-place Gaston tomorrow. The Lady Grey- hounds are undefeated and beat Sheridan earlier in the season, 5-0. Matt Mandi Aalto Kadell Track Softball The Willamina Bulldogs proudly salute track team member Matt Aalto as their athlete of the week. Matt has set a new school record of 6'6" for the high jump event. His leadership and dedication are a great asset to the team. The Sheridan Spartans salute starting Varsity pitcher Mandi Kadell as their athlete of the week. She is averaging 6 strike outs and only 2 walks per game, has a .500 batting average this season, and is one of the team's leaders with RBIs. Great job, Mandi! We the Athletes of the Week! MOVIETIME 122 E. Main Street, Sheridan WINTER HOURS: Monday-Thursday 2 pm - 9:30 pm Friday & Saturday 11 am to 10 pro; Sunday 11 am to 9:30 pm