Drone Delays Oregon High School Football Game

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Officials briefly stopped an Oregon high school football game last week because of a drone.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports a black drone with flashing red lights was spotted during the second quarter of Friday's game between Willamette and South Medford.

Referee Jerry Eklund ordered both teams off the field. The stadium announcer, meanwhile, asked several times for the drone operator to make the device fly away. The drone left and the game resumed after a break of less than five minutes.

It is unknown who was responsible. South Medford athletic director Dennis Murphy says someone was probably just having fun, and didn't have malicious intent.

The Oregon School Activities Association recently prohibited the use of drones from one hour before a game through one hour after its completion.

September 23, 2015

Friday Scoreboard - Ruiz Leads Climbers to Win

football highschoolWilly Ruiz rushed for 191 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Shelton Highclimbers to 26 first half points in a 26-6 win over Foss to open 3A Narrows League play.
The Highclimbers and Ruiz capitalized on two Foss turnovers to open the game. After a 23 yard run by Sidaris Fletcher on fourth down, Skylar Ross picked off an Orlando Stumvoll pass on the next play. Shelton then put together a 12 play drive that ended with a four yard dive by Ruiz to give them a 6-0 lead.
On the next drive, Fletcher again converted a fourth down with a 12 yard run, but the Climbers recovered a fumble by Stumvoll on the next play. Ruiz broke a 23 yard run on first down and punched it in from 13 yards out one play later to give Shelton a quick 12-0 lead.
Junior quarterback Tyler Giraldes gave the Climbers a 19-0 lead with a three yard keeper capping off a 13 play drive that saw Ruiz rush for 65 yards. Foss tried to answer back right away but Gabe Reyna put himself in perfect position to pick off a Stumvoll long bomb. Shelton did the Falcons one better and Giraldes aired it out to Kyle Kimball for a 60 yard touchdown on the next play that put the Climbers up 26-0.
Foss finally got on the board in the third quarter – their first points in any quarter other than the fourth this season – when Stumvoll hit AJ McGee for a 35 yard touchdown. But Shelton picked off two more passes in the fourth quarter to cement the victory.
Giraldes went 6-for-12 with 120 yards passing while Colton Paller provided a nice counter to Ruiz and racked up 92 yards on the ground. Sidaris Fletcher ran for 118 yards and Stumvoll completed seven passes for 140 yards for Foss.

High School Football Scores:
Black Hills 21, North Kitsap 6
North Thurston 14, Wilson 13
Olympia 48, South Kitsap 7
River Ridge 26, Franklin Pierce 19
Timberline 35, Yelm 21
Tumwater 49, La Center 6
Lincoln 71, Capital 46
Raymond 27, Rainier 13
Elma 26, Rochester 14
Hoquiam 20, Tenino 13

By Brandon Sparks, OlySports.com – September 21, 2015

Sports Briefs – September 21, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Felix Hernandez became the American League's first 18-game winner, Robinson Cano drove in four runs and the Seattle Mariners beat the AL West-leading Texas Rangers 9-2 on Sunday. Texas' division lead was trimmed to 1 1-2 games over second-place Houston.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Aaron Rodgers threw for two touchdowns and the Green Bay Packers outlasted the Seattle Seahawks for a 27-17 win Sunday night in a rematch of last season's NFC title game. Rodgers orchestrated a 10-play, 80-yard scoring drive, capped by a 5-yard scoring pass to Richard Rodgers. A 2-point conversion made it 24-17 with 9:28 left. Jayrone Elliott made a lunging, one-handed interception of a short pass from Russell Wilson with 6:50 left, one of the rare mistakes in the second half for Seattle's dual-threat quarterback. The Packers cashed in with one of Mason Crosby's four field goals on the night for a 10-point lead with 2 minutes remaining.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Felipe and Damien Perrinelle scored 3 minutes apart late in the first half and the New York Red Bulls beat the Portland Timbers 2-0 on Sunday to become the first MLS team to clinch a playoff spot. New York (14-8-6) moved into first place in the Eastern Conference, a point ahead of Columbus. The Red Bulls have won three of four and 11 of 14.

Sports Broadcast Schedule On KMAS Weekend 9/18

sports5Catch all the action on KMAS radio! The following schedule is for Friday (9/18) through Monday (9/21).  Listen on 1030AM, 102.1FM in Mason County and 92.9FM in Thurston County. The Shelton High Climbers game will also stream on KMAS.com. During all other games broadcast on KMAS radio, regularly scheduled programs will be streamed.

FRIDAY (9/18)
SHELTON HIGH CLIMBERS vs. HENRY FOSS  - Mt. Tahoma High School. Pregame @ 6:45PM - Kickoff at 7PM

WSU COUGARS vs. WYOMING COWBOYS @ Pullman, WA. Pregame @ 3:30PM. Kickoff at 5:30PM

SUNDAY (9/20)
SEAHAWKS vs GREEN BAY at Lambeau Field  – Pregame @ 3:30PM Kickoff @ 5:30


September 18, 2015

Sports Briefs September 18

sports5The Seattle Mariners head to Texas to face off against the Rangers today at Globe Life Park. The Mariners are coming off a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. The Rangers are on a five-game winning streak.

The Seattle Sounders will travel to Vancouver, Canada to play Whitecaps FC tomorrow in BC Place. Seattle is coming off a 1-1 tie against the San Jose Earthquakes.

The Portland Timbers are traveling this weekend to play New York in Providence Park. The Timbers are coming off a 0-0 tie against Sporting KC.

- Denver cornerback Bradley Roby returned Jamaal Charles' second fumble 21 yards for a touchdown with 27 seconds remaining, completing a stunning comeback in the Broncos' 31-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs last night. Peyton Manning threw for 256 yards and three touchdowns, the last to Emmanuel Sanders with 36 seconds left as the Broncos (2-0) appeared headed for overtime.

Associated Press - September 18, 2015