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Prep roundup | Mustangs win first game of the season

Mason Lehman scored three touchdowns to lead Heppner to a 20-6 nonleague win Saturday over Lost River in Bend.

Lehman ran for 103 yards and two scores, and caught a touchdown pass from Jayden Wilson. He also finished with four tackles and one...

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Pendleton Round-Up | Jarboe beats out ‘friendly’ rivals in bull riding
Pendleton Round-Up | Jarboe beats out ‘friendly’ rivals in bull riding

There were a couple of sure-fire bets on who could claim the top spot in bull riding at the Pendleton Round-Up on Friday — last year’s champ Ruger Piva and four-time winner and the world’s No. 1 bull rider Sage Kimzey were both on...

Kennewick hands Hermiston first MCC loss
Kennewick hands Hermiston first MCC loss

The Hermiston Bulldogs were pulled back to earth Friday night by the Kennewick Lions.

After winning their first two Mid-Columbia Conference games, the Bulldogs dropped a 26-25 game to the Lions. A chance to win the game late was foiled by as a...

Super Bowl champ wrestles his way to the top
Super Bowl champ wrestles his way to the top

Bear Pascoe played seven years in the NFL and owns a Super Bowl ring, but in the rodeo arena, he is a rookie.

The 6-foot-5, 265-pound Pascoe didn’t look like a rookie Thursday, turfing his white-and-brown steer in 4.1 seconds to post the...

Prep roundup: Bulldogs beat Kennewick for third win of the season

The Hermiston Bulldogs are on a three-match win streak after handing visiting Kennewick a Mid-Columbia Conference loss Thursday.

Ireland McDonough had 12 kills, six digs and four aces to lead the Bulldogs (2-2 MCC) to a 25-22, 25-20, 25-19...

Prep football | Hermiston and Pendleton look to keep win streaks
Prep football | Hermiston and Pendleton look to keep win streaks
Pendleton will face familiar foe in Rex Putnam
Pendleton hopes to remain undefeated after Friday night
The Bucks will travel to Putnam with goal of scoring third consecutive win
Brazile, Smith flirt with arena record on Round-Up’s opening day
Brazile, Smith flirt with arena record on Round-Up’s opening day

PENDLETON — With his shot at a second Pendleton Round-Up title off the table after a no-time in slack but a performance paycheck still on the line, team roper Patrick Smith set a target in his mind.

“I said we’ve got to get...

Lady Bucks defeat Redmond after three-set home game
Pendleton’s second victory of the season comes after a tight game against the Redmond Panthers
Kolbaba wins again
Kolbaba wins again

There’s nothing like watching the hometown cowboy walk out of the arena with the championship buckle and a pile of cash.

For the second night in a row, Walla Walla’s Derek Kolbaba was at the top of the field Tuesday at the...

Hermiston bests Davis in three

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HERMISTON 3, DAVIS 0 — The Hermiston Lady Bulldogs won in three sets in their home non-conference match against Yakima’s Davis High School — 25-17, 25-21, and 25-18.

This is Hermiston’s second victory...

Kolbaba wins first night of PBR Classic
Kolbaba wins first night of PBR Classic
Walla Walla rider makes most of hometown PBR event
Prep roundup: Stanfield victorious at Condon tournament

CONDON — The Summit Springs volleyball tournament in Condon took place Saturday and hosted schools including Stanfield, Umatilla, Ione, and Union.

The tournament began with a match between Ione and Condon/Wheeler, resulting in an Ione...

Round-Up glory has eluded Tuf Cooper
Round-Up glory has eluded Tuf Cooper
Reigning all-around world champion sets sights on Pendleton title
Hundreds of students and community members run at Hermiston’s Runner Soul XC Fest
Hundreds of students and community members run at Hermiston’s Runner Soul XC Fest
Saturday’s race at Sandstone Middle School hosted dozens of schools and hundreds of runners
Prep football | Pendleton shuts down Eagles
Prep football | Pendleton shuts down Eagles
The Bucks claimed the scoreboard when hosting Hood River on Friday night
Prep football | Bulldogs ride the lightning to win
Prep football | Bulldogs ride the lightning to win

The Hermiston Bulldogs are for real.

Hermiston scored three touchdowns in the second quarter and waited through two lightning delays in the fourth quarter before beating Richland 27-21 on Friday at Fran Rish Stadium.

With the win, the...

Prep Roundup | Cougars, back at full strength, get on track

Running backs Mason Smith and Devan Craig combined for seven touchdowns as the Cougars rolled to a 66-28 road win over Dayville-Monument on Friday in 1A Special District 5 (6-man) action.

“We had three guys ineligible last week,”...

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Pilot Rock sweeps season opener
Prep Roundup Pilot Rock sweeps season opener

PILOT ROCK — Pilot Rock dominated its Thursday night football game against the Sherman Huskies, winning 50-0 at home.

“They did outstanding,” said coach Mike Baleztena. “Our defensive line was unbelievable tonight.

Pendleton turns the tables on Baker during last minutes of the game
Pendleton turns the tables on Baker during last minutes of the game
Pendleton turns a potential loss into a tie in their home game against the Baker Bulldogs
Hermiston comes up short against Chiawana in MCC volleyball

Hermiston showed marked improvement from its Mid-Columbia Conference opener Tuesday, but it wasn’t enough to counter the strong play of Chiawana.

Kylie Thorne had nine kills and five digs to lead the Riverhawks to a 25-13, 25-12, 25-17...

Prep Roundup | Mac-Hi holds own against College Place, DeSales

MILTON-FREEWATER — Mac-Hi may have lost in its Tuesday night volleyball game against College Place, but found redemption later that night against DeSales.

The Pioneers lost in four sets to College Place, losing the first set 25-16,...

Prep football previews Pioneers look for rebound on Family Fun Day

MILTON-FREEWATER — The Mac-Hi Pioneers suffered a brutal start to their season last Friday when they lost to Madras 53-7, but this week, they’ll face a different kind of challenge when they play Tillamook.

“Looking at...

The Bucks will face Hood River Valley on Friday night
The Bucks will face Hood River Valley on Friday night
The game will be Pendleton’s first in the league this season
Champ v. champ: Hermiston faces road test in Richland
Champ v. champ: Hermiston faces road test in Richland

Hermiston will make its first Mid-Columbia Conference road trip Friday. Destination is Fran Rish Stadium to take on the Richland Bombers.

In a battle of defending state champions, both teams are but a shadow of their former selves.

Oregon...

Hermiston girls lose at home

HERMISTON — The Hermiston girls soccer team fell to 0-2 in Mid-Columbia Conference play Tuesday with a 2-1 loss to Southridge at Kennison Field.

Ely Hernandez scored for the Bulldogs with 30 minutes remaining in the game. Lanie Gomez...

Volleyball Roundup | Grizzlies pound Golden Eagles in three sets

Helix swept its Tuesday night volleyball match 25-18, 25-11, 25-19 against Nixyaawii, winning in three sets. The Grizzlies landed a total of 26 aces, led by Lexie Mize and Arianna Krol with six and five aces, respectively. Krol also had seven kills...

Hermiston no match for Southridge in MCC volleyball opener
Hermiston no match for Southridge in MCC volleyball opener

Opening-night jitters got the best of the Hermiston Bulldogs during their first match in the Mid-Columbia Conference.

Sophia Sumner had seven kills and 11 digs as Southridge rolled to a 25-18, 25-20, 25-14 victory Tuesday at Hermiston High...

Neck-and-neck game results in victory for Pendleton
Neck-and-neck game results in victory for Pendleton
Pendleton and Baker came out ready to play, but Bucks pulled ahead of Bulldogs
Girls Soccer | Falcons defeat Bulldogs in Hermiston’s WIAA debut
Girls Soccer | Falcons defeat Bulldogs in Hermiston’s WIAA debut

The Lady Bulldogs put up a fight against Hanford during their Saturday afternoon season opener in Richland, but ultimately lost a tough game with a score of 4-1.

The first half was action-packed, and saw Hermiston getting on the scoreboard first...

FOOTBALL: Hermiston thumps Pasco 45-0 in 2018 opener
FOOTBALL: Hermiston thumps Pasco 45-0 in 2018 opener
Hermiston won its debut in the Mid-Columbia Conference on Friday, beating Pasco 45-0.

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