Alexis Mansanarez

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COLUMN: Sports reporter leaves the East Oregonian

- Staff writer, Alexis Mansanarez, leaves the East Oregonian/Hermiston Herald after 11 months.

Whirlwind weekend: Columbia Juniors softball representing Oregon at regionals

- The Columbia Little League Juniors softball team finished second at state, but still earned the trip to Arizona to represent Oregon in the regional tournament this weekend.

Three-time trap shooting state championships now sets sights on national title

- The Hermiston High School trapshooting club team won its third straight state championship over the weekend, and now gear up for nationals — the sport's first-ever national championship.

Sportsmanship a factor in statewide officiating shortage

- Oregon is no stranger to the nation-wide officiating epidemic. According to the OSAA, officials in all sports have seen at minimum a 6 percent change in available referees, and at most a staggering 30.1 percent drop.

Hermiston continues championship streak in trapshooting

- The Hermiston High School trapshooting club team won its third straight state championship over the weekend.

ALL-EO BASEBALL: Levi Thieme launched Rockets all the way to the ‘ship

- The 2018 East Oregonian All-Area Baseball team, led by Player of the Year Levi Thieme from Pilot Rock.

BASEBALL: White Sox 10-ruled way to Babe Ruth championship

- The Hodgen White Sox defeated Big John's Red Sox on Wednesday at Bob White Field for the 2018 Pendleton Babe Ruth championship. The White Sox left with t-shirts and bragging rights under first-year head coach Michael Corey.

ALL-STATE: Hermiston brother, sister duo caps off season with all-state honors

- Hermiston's Bailee and Wyatt Noland made up only a handful of Bulldogs recognized on the state level for softball and baseball. They not only share a last name and all-state honors but they also play the same position.

FOOTBALL: Five locals suited up one last time at Les Schwab Bowl

- On Saturday, five players — three from Hermiston and two from Pendleton — competed on the South team of the 71st annual Les Schwab Bowl in Hillsboro.

BASEBALL: Hermiston splits games on Day 2 of Ashlee Hodgen Memorial Tourney

- After picking up a win on Day 1 of the Ashlee Hodgen Memorial Tourney, Hermiston splits its games on Day 2 and ends Saturday with a 10-run loss to Pasco.

BASEBALL: Hodgen a perfect 3-0 after Day 2 at Bob White Field

- Hodgen Distributing finishes Day 2 with two big wins. The first by a walk-off RBI from Rudy Esparza of Milton-Freewater, and the second by 18 runs.

Top moments from the 2017-18 prep sports season

- From state championships to breaking records and ending losing streaks, the 2017-18 prep sports season was a memorable one.

Burns is the latest Irrigon Knight to sign LOI

- Jada Burns is the latest Irrigon Knight to sign a Letter of Intent. On Wednesday, she was joined by teammate Olivia Luna — both will be playing athletics at in-state community colleges.

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: Cisneros’ record-breaking season comes to an end at prelims

- Hermiston native Alex Cisneros caps off success career by beating his seed in the 10,000-meter race at the NCAA West Regional Preliminary Rounds on May 24.

BASEBALL: Pilot Rock ousts Bandon in semis, punches ticket to Salem

- After a 6-1 victory over No. 7 Bandon, the No. 3 Pilot Rock Rockets are heading to the Class 2A/1A state championship game for the first time since 2000.

PLAYOFF PREVIEWS: No. 1 Pendleton hosts No. 4 Marist Catholic in semis

- Preview the local prep softball and baseball teams that are preparing for semifinal matchups Tuesday.

SOFTBALL: Lebanon ends Hermiston’s season with 11-8 defeat

- Hermiston's run as an OSAA school officially ended on Friday with a loss to Lebanon in the 5A softball quarterfinals.