REDMOND — Junior Isaac Urbina went 4-1 on the weekend, and Pendleton finished 2-3 in the 5A bracket at the Oregon Classic at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center.
STANFIELD — Although they trailed by two points at the half, the Stanfield boys rallied in the last two quarters to post a 53-45 Blue Mountain Conference win over Enterprise on Saturday.
HERMISTON — Sam Cadenas is only in his second year of wrestling, but the Hermiston sophomore made quite a statement Saturday, winning the 220-pound title at the Farm City Invitational.
ENTERPRISE — The Zumwalt Prairie is a magical place in winter. Wind whips snow across the landscape, obscuring and transforming the gently rolling hills by the minute.
PENDLETON — Let’s face it. Whether satisfying a hard-charging, time-consuming passion or taking afield as a weekend warrior, hunting hard can wear you down. And, Heaven forbid, at some point y…
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KUAOTUNU, New Zealand — Mystery is a genre I love to read but fail to write often. Even investigative journalism is a reach for me, and I’ve spent almost seven — wow, seven — years as a journa…
UNION — A major run spanning the third and fourth quarters Friday turned what was shaping up to be a close contest between two of the top three teams in the Blue Mountain Conference into a dom…
MISSION — Nixyaawii scored more than 100 points for the second time in school history Friday, beating Cove 103-28 in an Old Oregon League matchup.
ECHO — The Cougars have gone undefeated in Big Sky League play, but on Friday, they rolled to what was perhaps their season’s easiest win yet.
Tuesday, Jan. 21
HERMISTON — Chase Elliott still remembers the pain.
IRRIGON — Cristian Rea poured in a game-best 19 points as Riverside rolled to a 49-32 win over their Irrigon hosts in its Eastern Oregon League opener on Thursday.
IRRIGON — The Riverside girls basketball team have endured their share of challenges throughout the preseason.
PENDLETON — Blue Mountain Community College is gearing up for its second annual "Blue Out" event, which will be held during the men's and women's home basketball games on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
UMATILLA — It may have taken the Vikings three quarters to finally shake the nerves of starting league play, but they finally rallied together when it mattered the most.
HERMISTON — Trevor Wagner and Sam Cadenas won both of their matches by fall to help Hermiston pick up Mid-Columbia Conference wins Wednesday night over Kamiakin and Hanford.
Heavy snows have temporarily cut off communications at Crater Lake National Park.
LA GRANDE — Eastern Oregon University has its first ever women’s lacrosse coach.
ATHENA — The TigerScots may have been the first to score, but were no match for Bobcats duo Kylie Marriott and Callie Glenn.
ATHENA — The TigerScots dropped a close Blue Mountain Conference boys basketball game to Union, falling 40-32 on Tuesday night at home.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Hermiston has played some good basketball as of late, and Tuesday night it looked as if the Bulldogs might be in the hunt for another upset.
ECHO — Sophomore Conor Brosnan won the 170-pound title, and Heppner/Ione finished second at the Cougar Challenge on Saturday at Echo High School.
HERMISTON — In the Mid-Columbia Conference, any slack in your team’s momentum can cost you the game.
HERMISTON — The Bulldogs fell to an eight-game skid as they dropped a 78-29 Mid-Columbia Conference matchup against Kamiakin in Hermiston on Saturday night.
LEWISTON, Idaho — All last summer, all through the fall, from the mouth of the Columbia at Astoria, all the way to Idaho’s Clearwater, fishing for steelhead was closed until the hatcheries dee…
Snow camping is the perfect way to treat yourself.
HERMISTON — Bob Coleman is still trying to figure out which is harder — college wrestling or farming.
You know those people who are just naturally artistic? The ones who pick up a pencil or crayon or paintbrush and out flows beauty?
SCAPPOOSE — After a sluggish first half, the Pendleton girls basketball team went into overdrive in the second half for a 47-27 nonleague road win Friday over Scappoose.
FOLSOM, Calif. — Rob Collins has loved swimming since he was a child, and over the past 20 years, he has been passing that passion on to others.
MISSION — Titus Yearout and Kross Taylor combined for 46 points as Lapwai used a big fourth quarter to beat Nixyaawii 65-62 in a nonleague game Thursday night.
HERMISTON — Football season isn’t quite over for a pair of Hermiston offensive linemen.
Saturday, Jan. 18
PENDLETON — In their final game before tipping off Intermountain Conference action, the Buckaroos faced their season’s greatest challenge yet: Milwaukie.
PENDLETON — Blue Mountain sophomore forward and Pendleton native Wes Persinger may have posted a game-high 23 points, but the Timberwolves still suffered their second Northwest Athletic Loss o…
PENDLETON — For the Timberwolves, the opening six minutes of their NWAC East basketball matchup against Treasure Valley foreshadowed the rest of the game to come.
CORVALLIS — Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith has received a three-year contract extension that would keep him with the Beavers through the 2025 season.
PASADENA — Most stories don’t have a great ending.
BOARDMAN — The Pirate boys had four players scoring in double digits as Riverside knocked down its biggest win of the season with an 86-9 nonleague victory over Lyle, Washington, on Tuesday night.
LA GRANDE — Pendleton head coach Zach Dong emphasizes the importance of the first three minutes of the second half to his team.
PENDLETON — Both sides of Warberg Court expected an intense battle in Pendleton and La Grande’s first meeting of the season, and intensity is exactly what they got.
RICHLAND, Wash. — The Hermiston Bulldogs opened a few eyes Tuesday night.
RICHLAND, Wash. — Hermiston faced a 10-point deficit at the half. The 3-point shots weren’t falling, and Richland was dominating the boards.
KENT, Wash. — Hermiston had three wrestlers place in the top eight, and the Bulldogs finished in the top 10 of the team standings Saturday at the prestigious Gut Check tournament at ShoWare Center.
PILOT ROCK — Just two games into the regular season, the Tigers are already proving to be a Blue Mountain Conference power, and Kendra Hart showed that early on.
HERMISTON — The Dawgs led by just four points at the half, but sharp shooting from Jazlyn Romero in the fourth quarter helped put the game away and earn the Hermiston girls their second Mid-Co…
PENDLETON — They arrive from higher elevation after senescent cottonwood leaves lose their grip and snowfall lays silent on the forest floor. Their sentinel calls begin with a warning whistle …
HELLER BAR — Anglers have banded together to secure ownership and preserve access to a small but important parcel of land along the lower Grande Ronde River.
Hindsight may be 20/20, but foresight is 2020.
ATHENA — The Heppner girls posted a game-best 20 points in the first quarter and held their Weston-McEwen hosts to eight points or fewer per quarter as they knocked down a 51-29 win to open Bl…
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Katelyn Heideman scored 12 points, and Hermiston used a tough full-court press to shut down Southridge 57-31 in Mid-Columbia Conference action Friday night.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Hermiston coach Drew Preuninger knows his team does not have an inside presence to combat the likes of Southridge’s 6-foot-6 Tristan Smith, but he does expect the Bulldogs t…
SALEM — The Umatilla boys are now on a four-game skid after a 47-33 loss to Dayton on the first day of the Crusader Classic New Year’s Invitational at Salem Academy on Thursday.
Friday, Jan. 10