North falls despite Moore's dominance.
CENTRAL POINT - La Grande scored eight runs in the eighth inning, spoiling a 19-strikeout performance by North Eugene Legion starter Andrew Moore, for an 8-0 victory in the second round of the Oregon Class A American Legion state baseball tournament on Saturday.
Moore, who will be a senior at North Eugene High School this fall, fanned his last batter for the first out of the eighth inning, then gave up the game's first run before being taken out.
La Grande pitcher Carson Miller pitched a no-hitter through five innings and held North Eugene to just four singles.
North Eugene will play the Salem Senators at noon today in an elimination game.
Reynolds, Ferrenburg lead Selects Black win
Hannah Reynolds and Ellen Ferrenburg each scored 11 points to lead the WVBA Selects Black girls basketball team to a 57-48 victory over the Basketball Institute of Portland for the championship of the Emerald City Summer Classic at Lane Community College on Saturday.
Karissa Harbick added 10 points for the Black, which defeated South Eugene 70-46 in the semifinals. Reynolds, Ferrenburg and Kelsey Hill were named to the all-tournament team.
In the other semifinal, the Basketball Institute pulled out a 45-41 victory over the WVBA Selects White, who had Sami Pitts and Kyrsha Witherspoon named all-tournament.
Also, in San Diego, the WVBA Selects Silver reached the championship semifinal of the MSNM Western Regionals with a 59-51 win over the Spokane Sports Navy. Carmen Wright led the way with 17 points, Hahhan Rodrigues added 16, and Niki Duncan had 13.
The Silver will play the NW Tri-Cities Blazers of Washington today in the semifinals.
Helmick finishes fifth at Junior Olympics 3,000
WICHITA, Kan. - South Eugene High graduate Amelia Helmick earned her first all-American honor at the National Junior Olympics Track & Field Championships by placing fifth in the young women's 3,000 meters on Saturday.
Battling 95-degree heat, Helmick, who will be a freshman at MIT this fall, started near the back of the pack and steadily passed half the field of 18 runners to finish in 10 minutes, 52.43 seconds. Maria Hauger, also running unattached, won by almost 30 seconds in 10:09.96.
Also earning all-American status was Emerald Valley Track Club's Reilly Bloomer with an eighth-place finish in 10:03.16 in the youth boys 3,000, which was won by Thomas Pollard, running unattached, in 9:28.69.
Bloomer, an incoming South Eugene freshman, will also run in today's 1,500-meter final.
West intercepts East for Shrine Game victory
BAKER CITY - Elkton's Brett Whipple caught a 35-yard touchdown pass from Sheridan's Brock Ingram with 3:38 remaining in the game, and the West team got three interceptions in the second half to earn a 20-6 victory over the East squad in the East-West Shrine Game on Saturday at Baker High School.
Willamina's Kenna Cumberland returned one of the interceptions 14 yards for a touchdown to give the West a 13-6 lead with 6:44 left in the third quarter.
The West took the lead for good on a four-yard touchdown run by Santiam Christian's Bryce Stutzman with 10:28 left in the third quarter.
Stayton's Coby Proctor scored the lone touchdown for the East squad, on a 22-yard pass from Rogue River's Christian Reyes with 5:46 left in the first quarter.