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Round-Up and Happy Canyon’s first general manager announces retirement
Round-Up and Happy Canyon’s first general manager announces retirement

The Pendleton Round-Up’s first-ever general manager announced he will retire in May.

Casey Beard started managing the rodeo just after the organization’s second century kicked off. He was hired to oversee the Round-Up and Happy...

Hermiston finishes season one win from state

At the start of the season, the Hermiston volleyball team was in over its head in the highly competitive Mid-Columbia Conference. By the end of the season, they were one win away from going to the state tournament.

The Bulldogs (8-12) swept...

Prep football | Bucks headed to the semifinals
Prep football | Bucks headed to the semifinals

On a night when the Pendleton Bucks lost their quarterback in the first quarter, they returned to what got them to this point of the season — their run game.

Aiden Patterson ran for two touchdowns and caught another to lead the Bucks to a...

Six Heppner players earn first-team honors on both sides of the ball

Heppner had six players earn first-team honors on both sides of the ball as the Blue Mountain Conference football team was announced this week.

Jayden Wilson was a first-team defensive back and quarterback for the Mustangs, while Mason Lehman...

Blue Mountain wins last home match ahead of regional tournament
Blue Mountain wins last home match ahead of regional tournament
Timberwolves dominate visiting Columbia Basin in three easy sets on Friday
Irrigon’s Henrichs signs with BMCC
Irrigon’s Henrichs signs with BMCC

Irrigon senior Zack Henrichs signed a letter of intent earlier this week to continue his baseball career at Blue Mountain Community College.

“I think the big thing for me was the atmosphere,” Henrichs said of choosing BMCC.

Irrigon’s Collins named MVP of EOL for volleyball
Irrigon’s Collins named MVP of EOL for volleyball

The Irrigon Knights made school history this season with their first trip to the 3A state volleyball tournament.

The honors keep rolling in for the team as sophomore libero MaKenna Collins was named the Eastern Oregon League Player of the...

Hermiston wins to stay alive in regional tourney
Hermiston wins to stay alive in regional tourney

With its season on the line Thursday night, the Hermiston volleyball team did what it need to do to stay alive in the Region 5/8 tournament.

Sophia Streeter had seven kills, and Ireland McDonough had eight aces and 13 digs to lead the Bulldogs...

The right man for the job
The right man for the job

Quick. Name the starting five across Pendleton’s offensive line.

Drawing blank? Bucks senior center Everett Willard said fans shouldn’t feel bad.

“The offensive line is a pretty underrated position,” Willard...

Bucks brace for Scappoose in quarterfinals
Bucks brace for Scappoose in quarterfinals

The deeper you get in the playoffs, the tougher the competition gets.

Pendleton will strap on the pads Friday against Scappoose in the 5A quarterfinals at the Round-Up Grounds.

If the opponent sounds familiar, it should. The Bucks (9-1)...

Pirates drop semifinals soccer match at Oregon Episcopal
Riverside loses semifinals road match to Oregon Episcopal on Tuesday
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Prep soccer | Riverside boys move on to semifinals

The Riverside boys will live to see another playoff game as they came home with 3A/2A/1A quarterfinal win on Saturday.

The Pirate boys traveled 505 miles to send the hosting Brookings-Harbor Bruins packing with a 4-3 final score. Their opponents...

Prep football | Bucks top Raiders for first playoff win in 16 years
Prep football | Bucks top Raiders for first playoff win in 16 years

On a night when the offense sputtered, the Pendleton Bucks got highlight-reel performances from their defense and special teams.

Beau Skinner and Willie Camp returned blocked punts for touchdowns, and Aiden Patterson returned an interception for...

Prep roundup | Heppner’s playoff run ends at home

The Mustang’s first round game in the 2A state playoffs ended in a 34-0 loss to the Kennedy Trojans on Friday night at home.

Heppner allowed touchdowns in the first, second and fourth quarters and two in the third. Trojans running back...

W-M drops opening match at state

Weston-McEwen dropped its first match at the 2A state volleyball tournament Friday, sending the TigerScots into the consolation half of the bracket.

Portland Christian held off W-M 25-11, 23-25, 25-21, 15-25, 15-9 to advance to the semifinals at...

Central Valley defeats Hermiston at home
Central Valley defeats Hermiston at home
Hermiston closes season with a home loss against Central Valley Bears
Prep volleyball | Hermiston stays alive with regional win

The Hermiston volleyball team still is trying to navigate the waters of the Mid-Columbia Conference. Thursday, they got a taste of the regional tournament and the Greater Spokane League, with mixed results.

The Bulldogs beat North Central in...

Prep volleyball | TigerScots return to state volleyball tournament

Weston-McEwen has been a fixture at the 2A state volleyball tournament for years, having qualified 15 of the past 16 years.

The TigerScots are back in the 2A bracket this season after missing out last year, breaking a 14-year string of...

Prep football previews | Rockets face Antelopes in first round of 1A playoffs

It might not seem fair that Pilot Rock/Nixyaawii has to face Adrian/Jordan Valley in the first round of the 1A state football playoffs.

The teams played just last week in a 1A Special District 3 crossover game, a 52-14 victory for the...

Echo ends season on high note

When the OSAA created a 6-man football league, it did not include a state playoff for the 15 teams involved in the first-year program.

So, the teams took matters into their own hands.

Special District 4 (West) and Special District 5 (East)...

Prep soccer | Riverside girls win in overtime
Prep soccer | Riverside girls win in overtime
Pirates score in overtime period to advance in playoffs
Hermiston to wrap up season against CV
Hermiston to wrap up season against CV

The Hermiston Bulldogs will wrap up their football season Friday, hosting Central Valley in a Mid-Columbia Conference-Greater Spokane League crossover game at Kennison Field.

“In the state of Oregon, there is no consolation prize if you...

Prep football | Pendleton sets sights on first playoff win in a decade
Prep football | Pendleton sets sights on first playoff win in a decade

The last time Pendleton won a state football playoff game, Bucks quarterback Trent Sorey was in the first grade. The year was 2006.

Sorey, and a senior-laden Pendleton team, would like put an end to the drought Friday night when they host...

Bucks dominate all-league honors
Bucks dominate all-league honors

Pendleton coach Erik Davis said his team did pretty well when it came to honors on the 5A Special District 1 East all-conference team. He was being modest.

Davis was named Coach of the Year, while senior running back Aiden Patterson was named...

Pirates come back to advance in playoffs
Pirates come back to advance in playoffs
Last-minute goal gives Riverside a playoff victory
Prep roundup | Hermiston XC runs at Walla Walla districts

Saturday’s Walla Walla districts meet hosted the Bulldogs and saw strong performances from their top runners.

The top two teams and top 14 runners would go on to qualify for state, and although Hermiston did not make the cut, coach Troy...

Pendleton, Heppner to host first-round football games
Pendleton, Heppner to host first-round football games

The OSAA state football, volleyball and soccer brackets are out, and there are a handful of local teams sprinkled in the midst of the competition.

The Pendleton Bucks (8-1) will host Crescent Valley (6-3) at 7 p.m. Friday in the first round of...

Mendoza, Anderson on Mid-Co cross country team
Mendoza, Anderson on Mid-Co cross country team

Hermiston’s Freddy Mendoza and Gregory Anderson earned honorable mention for the Mid-Columbia Conference’s boys cross country team that was announced last week.

Mendoza, whose best time this season was 16 minutes, 49.8 seconds,...

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Hermiston to host OSAA semifinal games on Saturday
Kennison field will host Wallowa and St. Paul, Vale and Rainier for the OSAA’s football semifinals
Prep football | Pendleton ready for semifinal showdown with Thurston

The Pendleton football team is one win away from playing in its first state championship game.

To get there, the Bucks (10-1) will have to...

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Hermiston finishes season one win from state

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