HEPPNER — Heppner has played stellar defense all season, and nothing changed Saturday afternoon against Warrenton.
JOHN DAY — It was the kind of July day in Eastern Oregon when the dusty air waits for a spark to ignite a fire. In fact, two fires were already burning nearby.
Thesis statement: Jim Henson was secretly a die-hard fisherman.
ATHENA — Weston-McEwen placed two players on the first team of the Blue Mountain Conference all-conference volleyball team, which was voted on by the conferences coaches.
HERMISTON — Hermiston infielder Bailee Noland earned Player of the Year honors for Mid-Columbia Conference slow pitch softball.
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PENDLETON — Several special guests will share at the upcoming Columbia Basin Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association meeting.
HERMISTON — Hermiston goalie Lanie Gomez earned Mid-Columbia Conference second-team honors for her play this season.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Hermiston pushed Kennewick to the brink, but could not get past the Lions in an MCC/GSL District 8 loser-out game Thursday night at the Lions Den.
HEPPNER — When you get to this point in the season, rankings don’t mean a whole lot. It’s just a way to put the chess pieces on the board.
PENDLETON — The Timberwolves could not have asked for a better way to end what they would otherwise describe as a “rough” volleyball season.
HERMISTON — When Hermiston swimmer Georgia Stevenson first competed in the state meet as a freshman, she could sum up the experience in one word:
HEPPNER — Gavin Hanna-Robinson’s name doesn’t pop up too many times in the game stats, but in the Blue Mountain Conference, the 6-foot, 190-pound senior is well-known.
DOHA, Qatar — As I left the too-small, too-crowded, but air-conditioned media tent and entered the sticky, sauna-like air of Doha, Qatar, my glasses immediately fogged. After wiping them clear…
HEPPNER — Think Heppner is not as good as its record? Think again.
EUGENE — A year ago, Trevor Nichols sat and watched as his older brother, Hunter, collected a bronze medal for his third-place finish in the 2A/1A cross-county state championships.
UNION — The Weston-McEwen TigerScots’ volleyball season came to an end Saturday after falling to Union in four sets in a 2A state tournament consolation match.
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WASHINGTON — Though my column certainly doesn’t stray away from uncomfortable topics, I tend to leave politics alone, but the proposal put forth by members of the Trump administration to furth…
REDMOND — Weston-McEwen had its chances Friday night to advance to the semifinals of the 2A state volleyball tournament, but a few indecisions sent the TigerScots packing to the consolation si…
Saturday, Nov. 9
HERMISTON — There is no better way to finish off your senior season than with a win.
PILOT ROCK — Injuries had Pilot Rock/Nixyaawia shuffling its roster Friday night against Days Creek, and the Rockets just didn’t have the fire power they needed to get to the next round.
PENDLETON — For Scappoose, the third time was the charm, and that charm couldn’t have come at a better moment.
PASCO, Wash. — It’s been seven years since the Hermiston’s girls cross-country team has placed a runner in the top 10 at state. On Saturday, they’re hoping to change that.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Hermiston Bulldogs split their matches Thursday at the MCC/GSL District 8 tournament, extending their season into next week.
Friday, Nov. 8
HEPPNER — The Heppner Mustangs are 9-0 this season. They have outscored opponents 387-66, and have recorded five shutouts.
ATHENA — The Weston-McEwen volleyball team earned a wild-card spot in the 2A state tournament last week. The TigerScots are making the most of their opportunity.
BOARDMAN — Although the Pirates are no strangers to the OSAA boys soccer state playoffs, their first-round victory over De La Salle North Catholic was one that surprised even them.
HERMISTON — There was so much promise at the start of the season for the Hermiston football team: strong senior class, good leadership and a grasp of what it takes to be successful in the Mid-…
PENDLETON — When Scappoose football coach Sean McNabb saw the 5A state playoff pairings Saturday, he welcomed the chance to play Pendleton for the third time this season.
PILOT ROCK — Mike Baleztena is down to 16 players on his roster, but he still feels his team can get the job done in the first round of the 1A state playoffs Friday night.
IRRIGON — Bailey Botefuhr put her future plans in order Wednesday, signing a letter of intent to play softball for Mt. Hood Community College.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Kael Castruita sealed the Pioneers’ trip to the quarterfinals in just five minutes.
IONE — Tresslyn McCurry not only made a statement this season on the volleyball court, but she also put herself in the history books at Ione High School.
BOARDMAN — It was two years ago that the Riverside Pirates dropped the first round of the 3A/2A/1A girls soccer state tournament to Cascade Christian by one goal scored in overtime.
PORTLAND — The Umatilla boys soccer team’s 3A/2A/1A state playoff run came to an untimely end on Tuesday afternoon as the Vikings were shut out 6-0 by host Catlin Gabel Eagles in the first round.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
YAKIMA, Wash. — Hermiston cruised through the first two rounds at the 3A/2A state slow pitch softball tournament, but in Saturday’s championship game, the Bulldogs ran into a team bent on revenge.
COQUILLE — The Weston-McEwen TigerScots breezed through the first round of the 2A state volleyball tournament, taking down the Coquille Red Devils in three sets Saturday afternoon.
ECHO — Although the Echo Cougars took a trip to the first round of state last year, the pressure the second time around was even greater.
SPOKANE, Wash. — The Hermiston Bulldogs advanced their top two runners to next weekend’s state cross-country meet after Saturday’s 3A District 8 Championships at Wandermere Golf Course in Spok…
Tuesday, Nov. 5
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YAKIMA — The Hermiston Bulldogs are one win away from bringing home a state slow pitch softball title.
PENDLETON — They may have taken a quarter, but the Pendleton Buckaroos were able to come from behind and finish off Scappoose for the second time this season.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Hermiston was worried about Kamiakin running back Tuna Altahir going into Friday’s game, but it would be the Braves’ defense that gave the Bulldogs fits.
PENDLETON — The Heppner boys ran their way to the state cross-country meet Friday, finishing second as a team at the 3A/2A/1A Dictrict 3 Championships at Community Park.
Friday, Nov. 1
THE DALLES — The Pendleton Buckaroos could not outrun the likes of Crook County, Hood River Valley, Ridgeview, The Dalles, and Redmond at Thursday’s cross-country Intermountain Conference Dist…
PENDLETON — Despite near-freezing temperatures, the Pendleton boys soccer team played their season’s hottest match to cap the year off.
PILOT ROCK — Tyasin Burns burst onto the local sports scene as a standout basketball player at Nixyaawii High School his sophomore year.
STANFIELD — There is a banner that hangs in the Stanfield High School gym that reads: “It’s about the experience.”
HERMISTON — The Hermiston Bulldogs will be a man short when they take on the Kamiakin Braves on Friday night.