Leo Ahalt and Cooper Fenton scored goals about a minute apart late in the first period Sunday to give Klamath Falls a 3-0 lead, and the Ice Hawks skated past Medford, 7-0, to complete a weekend sweep of games between the teams.
Trevor Heaton had given Klamath Falls the lead early in the game played at the Bill Collier Community Ice Arena on Senior Day.
With about 1 ½ minutes left in the period, Ahalt scored, with Fenton scoring about a minute later.
Heaton, Fenton, Sherman Durant and Conner Stroh would later score for the Ice Hawks, who are scheduled to continue their season this weekend in South Lake Tahoe against the Junior Wolf Pack.
The Ice Hawks record now has been forwarded to the state high school hockey association to see if they will be able to participate in this year’s state championship tournament March 15-17. Klamath Falls is the defending state champion.
Durant and Nathan Girdner both had two assists in Sunday’s win, while Jagger Graham, Gavin Graham, Gabe Preston and Fenton each had one in a penalty-laced game which saw 19 minor penalties called on the two teams, along with three unsportsmanlike conduct and misconduct penalties.
Harter state champion
Skipped over late Saturday night was Henley’s other individual state champion in wrestling’s heaviest weight class.
R.J. Harter won the 285-pound title in 2010, Henley’s first year at a Class 4A school. When Mikey Sierra won this year, he joined Harter and George Ochs (1966 and 1967) winning the sport’s heaviest weight class championship.
Outlaws 48, Pelicans 42
SISTERS — Sisters made free throws down the stretch to hold off Klamath Union Friday in a Class 4A boys basketball play-in game Friday to advance to the state tournament.
“It was close all game and came down to the final minute and they made their free throws,” first-year Klamath Union coach Ed Case said after the Pelicans finished their season 11-9, and had a third-place finish in the Skyline Conference.
Jagger Hogan finished with 12 points, five rebounds, four blocked shots and three assists for KU, while Dylan Short and Zane Sorg both scored 10 points. Short also had four steals, while Xavier Arvizu led the Pels with four assists.
Zach Anderson finished with 16 points, and Noah Richards 12, for the Outlaws, who had finished third in the Oregon West Conference and a slightly higher season-ending rating, which allowed Sisters to host the game.
Sisters, 13-11, had one more three-point basket, and slight edge at the free-throw line to get the win and move on. Sisters plays next Friday at Seaside.
Lost River in 2003
Lost River’s boys will make their first Class 2A state tournament appearance in Pendleton since 2003, not 1998 as indicated in a story in Sunday’s Herald and News.
In 2003, the Raiders lost to Dayton, 45-42, came back to beat Grant Union, 71-54, and then fell to Oakland, 55-42. Jeff Baker was the head coach.