100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

March 7, 1909

Among the homeseekers arriving here last night was Charles H. Powell of Iowa, Kansas. He was in Pendleton during the forenoon today while waiting for a train to eastern Washington. In speaking of the people who are now flocking westward Mr. Powell said: ?From the talks that I had with people on the way out I believe that nine tenths of them are looking for land of some character. Most of them are after irrigated land about which they have been hearing a great deal during the past few years.?

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

March 7, 1959

Favorites won the opening round games in the District 7-B basketball tournament at Memorial Armory here Thursday, but two of them had a tough time of it before they could notch the win. First and closest game saw Coach Chuck Smith?s BlueJays of St. Joseph?s Academy overcoming a 10-point third period lead to defeat the Mt. Vernon Bears 54-51 in a thriller. In the opener Thursday night Coach Don Humphries? Pilot Rock Rockets couldn?t break ahead of Stanfield for keeps until halfway through the fourth period but then they managed and won 42-36. Nobody could stop Mike Roberts from scoring and he would up with 17 points for tops in point production, most of them from the baseline.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

March 7, 1984

Mac-Hi officials Friday rejected a formal, in-house discrimination complaint that alleged equal opportunity was lacking in girls? and boys? sports programs. The complaint was filed with the McLoughlin Union High School district by Jack and Chris Wallace, the parent of a girl cut from the basketball team, and was answered by Athletic Director Bill DeLong. The Wallaces alleged nine girls were cut from the team to maintain an acceptable coach-player ratio, while personnel was added to the football coaching staff to bring about the same 10-1 ratio.

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