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Page16 SPbT :11 1", ra - May 16, 2012 Golfers finish fourth in 5,Ky-Em district :ourney Sweet Home's young golf squad finished fourth in the Sky-Em district golf champion- ships May 7-8 at Tokatee Golf Club in Blue River. Sisters won the team championship, shooting 348-346--694 over the 36-hole event, with Cottage Grove finishing second (380-376-756). Junction City was third (386-385-771) and La Pine only had three golfers, so it did not score in the team race. The Huskies shot 408 on the first day but made significant improvement on Day 2, finishing with 390 to total 798. "We did pretty good," said first-year Coach Ken Anderson. Nate Pajutee of Sisters was the individu- al champion, Shooting 81-79-160. Michael Tolle led Sweet Home both days; shooting 100 on Monday and following that up with a 94 on Tuesday, when three Huskies shot under 100 for the first time this year, which, Anderson said, was "encouraging." Michael Tolle Tolle's 194 was a per- sonal best for 36 holes. Behind him were Stephen Bishop 103-95-198), Casey Homer (103-98-201), Christian Porter (102-105- Casey Homer sends a putt on its way to the 207) and Austin Yoder (105-103-208). Cup. Anderson said that although scores haven't improved significantly for the HUS- mentals of the game. Next year we'll work kies, they have made a lot of progress this on the strategy of the game." year in learning the fundamentals of playing Since the entire team is underclassmen, golf. Anderson expects them all back, including "The other coaches were making a lot of some JV players who got varsity experience comments, as in 'You guys are going to be -this year. good next year or the year after,'" Anderson He said he also wants to encourage in- said. "They're right. The kids are striking coming freshmen -"both boys and girls" - the ball tons better than they were. They just to try golf. haven't figured out how to score yet. "We will be competitive," he said. "By "What we did this year was work on their senior year, these guys will be pretty their swings - making contact, the funda- tough to deal with." Photos by Scott Swanson Stephen Bishop considers his next shot dur- ing a recent match. Huskies 2nd in Sky-Em sc,00:tball; host Stayton Friday The Huskies finished the reg- ular season in softball losing 3-0 on the road against Junction City on Friday, but they held onto their second-place finish with an 11-4 regular season record. They defeated Cottage Grove 3-0 at home on May 8. Elmira finished in first with 15-0 record. Junction City is third, 10-5. The Huskies will host Stayton at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday in their state playoffs play-in game. In the meantime, the Huskies were plan- ning a couple of tune-up games, one against Lebanon Monday and another against Cascade on Tues- day. "Stayton's a very good Final Sky-Em Softball Standings League Overall Elmira 15-0 20-1 S. Home 11-4 12-6 J. City 10-5 16-6 C. Grove 4-11 5-14 Sisters 4-11 4-13 La Pine 1-14 2-22 squad," said Coach Casey Hum- phrey. "They knocked us off last year, but we feel good about this squad. We got them once. There's no doubt in my mind and the girls' minds we can go out and get them again." Junction City 3, Sweet Home 0 Junction City scored three runs in the first inning, and then no one scored again. "We didn't look very good early on, and then we were trying to play catchup - always tough to do against a decent squad," Hum- phrey said. At bat, Katie Virtue and Hai- ley Hummer went 1-3, and Emili Riggs went 1-3 with a double. Emily Marchbanks pitched the game, giving up three runs and six hits on one double. She gave up three walks and hit two batters, while striking out eight. Sweet Home 000 000 0 - 0 3 1 Junction City 300 000 0 - 3 6 1 Sweet Home 3, Cottage Grove 0 The Huskies scratched out a first-inning 1-0 lead to start things Husky shortstop Caitlin Gillespie catches a Cottage Grove runner at second. Photos by Sean C. Morgan off and then defeated Cottage Grove 3-0. At bat. Riggs went 2-3. and Hummer, Shantel Pitts, McKen- zie Cochran, Megan lubidoux, Marchbanks and Caytlin Gillespie each had a hit. Megan Graville pitched the game, striking out 12 batters, while giving up two hits and two walks. Cottage Grove 000 000 0 - 0 2 3 - Sweet Home 101 010 0 -3 8 2 / Baseball From page 13 and went to work chipping away at the lead. Sewet Home put together a seven-inning fourth quarter and never looked back. At bat, Austin Rice went 2-3 with two runs, an RBI and a double. Jeremy White went 1-3 with three RBIs. Christian Voldbaek went 1-1 with an RBI. Hunter Bidwell went 2-4 with three runs. Justin Rice went 1-3 with a run. two RBIs and Final Sky-Em Baseball Standings League Overall Sisters 15-0 21-3 Sweet Home 10-5 12-13 Elmira 10-5 16-6 Cottage Grove 5-10 6-18 La Pine 4-11 5-18 Junction City 1-14 2-17 a double. Hanks went 1-4 with a run and double. Kyle Winslow went 1-4 with an RBI. Zach Gill went 1-1. Nate Melcher scored a run. Hanks started the game, pitch- ing 1-1/3 innings. He struck out one batter and gave up seven hits and four earned runs. White pitched two inmngs, striking out three. J. Rice pitched 1/3 of an inning. Drayson Scott pitched 2-1/3 innings, striking out five. walking three and giving up one hit. Colton Holly pitched an in- ning, striking out one and giving up a walk. Junction City 060 000 0 - 6 8 4 Sweet Home 100 730 0 - 6 8 4 Sweet Home 7, CottageGrove 3 The Huskies captured a 3-1 lead in the second inning to solidify a 7-3 win against Cottage Grove. At bat. A. Rice went 2-3 with a run. White went 1-2 with a run and an RBI. Bidwell went 2-4. J. Rice went 2-4 with an RB1. Nate , Photo by Sean C. Morgan Colton Holly dives for home to score, ahead of the throw, against Junciton City. Melcher went 1-3 with a run. Hanks J. Rice started the game, pitch- two outs. striking out two and giv- went 1-3 with a run and an RB1. ing 6-1/3 innings, striking out 10 ing up two hits. Winslow went 1-4 with an RBI. batters, walking two and giving up Sweet Home O30 0103-7 10 3 Holly scored two runs. two hits. Hanks pitched the last Cottage Grove 010 101 0 - 3 4 3