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SPORTS ROUNDUP: Hermiston trapshooting No. 1 nationally after qualifying round
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SPORTS ROUNDUP: Hermiston trapshooting No. 1 nationally after qualifying round
Of the local teams competing Friday, the Hermiston trapshooting team and Hodgen Distributing put on a show. Hermiston leads in the first-ever trapshooting national championship and Hodgen breaks losing skid.

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SOFTBALL: Pendleton Little League All-Stars win 12U state championship
SOFTBALL: Pendleton Little League All-Stars win 12U state championship
The Pendleton 12U All-Star softball team won the Oregon 12U Little League state tournament on Thursday with a 11-5 victory over Beaumont Little League.
SOFTBALL: Local travel softball team wins 16U state tourney
SOFTBALL: Local travel softball team wins 16U state tourney
Softball team comprised of girls from Pendleton and La Grande won the 16U state tournament over the weekend.
SOFTBALL: Pendleton All-Stars advance to state final
The Pendleton 12U Little League Softball All-Stars defeated Klamath Falls in Wednesday's state tournament semifinal.
Pendleton softball all-stars thump Klamath Falls
Pendleton 12U LL softball All-Stars advance to state tournament semifinals on Wednesday, while Pendleton 11U baseball's season ends at state.
RODEO: Five locals competing in HS Finals Rodeo
RODEO: Five locals competing in HS Finals Rodeo
Five Intermountain HS Rodeo team members will compete at the the National High School Finals Rodeo beginning on Sunday in Rock Springs, Wyoming.
Pendleton 12U softball All-Stars on a roll at state tournament
Updates on the Pendleton 12U softball All-Stars and Pendleton 11U baseball All-Stars at the respective Oregon Little League state tournaments that started on Saturday.
BRIEFS: Riverside’s Masie Hancock signs LOI with Yakima Valley
A Riverside Pirate signed a Letter of Intent to continue athletics at Yakima Valley and a Heppner Mustang led locals at the 2018 Sisters Rodeo.
BASEBALL: Diamondjaxx win one, lose one in Spokane
On Friday both the Pepsi Diamondjaxx and Hodgen Distributing took the baseball diamond. The Diamondjaxx split their two games while Hodgen lost twice in two close games.
BOYS BASKETBALL: Pendleton hires Zach Dong as next head coach
BOYS BASKETBALL: Pendleton hires Zach Dong as next head coach
Pendleton has hired Filer (Idaho) athletic director as the Buckaroos' next boys basketball coach.
BASEBALL: Hodgen roughed up to open Spokane Tournament

The 2018 Spokane American Legion Wood Bat Classic did not start as planned for Hodgen Distributing on Thursday, as it lost 10-2 to the Spokane Expos 19u and then was thumped 20-7 by the Prairie Phillies.

Against the Expos, Hodgen Distributing...

Three-time trap shooting state championships now sets sights on national title
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.
BASEBALL: Hodgen Distributing wins two in Boise
Hodgen Distributing recorded a pair of seventh inning rallies as it won both games of a doubleheader against the Idaho Cubs in Boise on Tuesday, winning 10-9 and 6-4.
BASEBALL: Pendleton 11U All-Stars win district title
BASEBALL: Pendleton 11U All-Stars win district title
The Pendleton 11u Little League All-Star team won the District 3 championship on Monday with a win over Hermiston.
BASEBALL: Hodgen Distributing has tough weekend in Walla Walla
Recapping the weekend Legion baseball action.
Forest Service unveils recreation app

PORTLAND — Oregon and Washington outdoor lovers have a new app to help enjoy and navigate national forests.

The United States Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region announced the recent launch of the Pacific Northwest Forest Service...

Sportsmanship a factor in statewide officiating shortage
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.
BASEBALL: Hodgen falls in Walla Walla, Diamondjaxx splits at Yakima

A four-run rally in the sixth inning was not enough to vault Hodgen Distributing to a win Friday, as it lost 5-4 to Michael’s Toyota (Bellevue, Washington) on Day 2 of the Walla Walla Bruins Tournament at Borleske Stadium.

Hodgen (15-6)...

Pendleton Linebackers Club inducts newest HOF class
Pendleton Linebackers Club inducts newest HOF class
Sixteen individuals and one football team joined the Pendleton Linebacker's Hall of Fame on Friday night.
BASEBALL: Hodgen Distributing wins Walla Walla tourney opener

Hodgen Distributing notched its 15th win of the summer on Thursday afternoon as it defeated the Pasco Sun Devils 7-1 to kick off the Walla Walla Bruins Tournament at Borleske Stadium.

Ryan Stahl pitched four innings of one-hit, one-run baseball...

BLOOMIN’ BLUES: Blue Kittentails one of a kind in the Blues
BLOOMIN’ BLUES: Blue Kittentails one of a kind in the Blues

Name: Blue Kittentails

Scientific name: Synthyris missurica

This attractive plant is fairly easy to spot if you come across it, though I’ve seen it only a few times. The last time I saw it was ten years ago. It is known...

Simplifying game regulations topic of July public meetings

SALEM — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Pendleton and Heppner are in the mix for public meetings in July about the 2019 big game hunting regulations.

The state agency is holding the meetings to discuss simplifying big...

SOFTBALL: Riverside’s Wightman leads all-district, all-state honors
SOFTBALL: Riverside’s Wightman leads all-district, all-state honors

Riverside senior pitcher Skylar Wightman earned the 3A Special District 1 Player of the Year this season as she pitched and helped her Pirates hit their way into a second place finish and a spot in the state playoffs.

Wightman finished with a...

BASEBALL: Hodgen Distributing, Hermiston Legion split doubleheaders
The Hodgen Distributing and Hermiston Legion baseball teams each split doubleheaders thanks to late-inning rallies on Tuesday.
Hermiston continues championship streak in trapshooting
Hermiston continues championship streak in trapshooting
The Hermiston High School trapshooting club team won its third straight state championship over the weekend.
LEGION ROUNDUP: Hodgen Distributing wins Elkhorn Classic
LEGION ROUNDUP: Hodgen Distributing wins Elkhorn Classic
Recaps of the weekend Legion baseball action.
ALL-EO SOFTBALL: Pendleton’s Richards finishes career on top
ALL-EO SOFTBALL: Pendleton’s Richards finishes career on top
The 2018 All-EO Softball team, led by Pendleton's Lauren Richards as Player of the Year.
BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: Hodgen Distributing wins in Baker, Pendleton LL softball wins district
Hodgen Distributing and Hermiston were each on the field in Legion action Friday, while Pendleton's little league softball all star teams won the district.
ALL-EO BASEBALL: Levi Thieme launched Rockets all the way to the ‘ship
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
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.
Hermiston Legion falls 8-1 to Southridge
Hermiston Legion gives up an early lead to move to 3-11 on the season after an 8-1 loss to Southridge on Wednesday.

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SPORTS ROUNDUP: Hermiston trapshooting No. 1 nationally after qualifying round
Of the local teams competing Friday, the Hermiston trapshooting team and Hodgen Distributing put on a show. Hermiston leads in the first-ever...
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Forest Service unveils recreation app

PORTLAND — Oregon and Washington outdoor lovers have a new app to help enjoy and navigate national forests.

The United States Forest...

BLOOMIN’ BLUES: Blue Kittentails one of a kind in the Blues

Name: Blue Kittentails

Scientific name: Synthyris missurica

This attractive plant is fairly easy to spot if you come across...

Simplifying game regulations topic of July public meetings
Course offers wilderness skills
Geology hike features East Moraine

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Oregon State to feature young lineup, deep pitching staff in 2019

CORVALLIS (AP) — Jack Anderson redshirted in 2014 as Oregon State won the Pac-12 title and earned the No. 1 national seed for the NCAA...

AP college basketball writer Jim O'Connell dead at age 64
Longtime AP college basketball writer Jim O'Connell has died at the age of 64
Seton Hall hires Woodward as assistant basketball coach
Jayhawks' Vick announces he will return for senior season
Illinois signs prep forward Anthony Higgs from Baltimore