LA GRANDE — Lee Insko led Eastern Oregon University to many triumphs in the athletic arena during his 14 seasons as a head coach for the Mountaineers. But along the way Insko did much more than win.
Saturday, Nov. 26
ATHENA — Blane Peal is a three-sport athlete at Weston-McEwen High School, but his first love is baseball.
Friday, Nov. 26
HERMISTON — The Hermiston girls cross-country team had one of its best seasons this fall, finishing second at the District 8 Championships, and 11th at the 3A State Cross-country Championships.
PENDLETON — For the second year in a row, Pendleton’s Kyle Liscom was named Defensive Player of the Year for the Northwest Oregon Conference East.
LA GRANDE — The Eastern Oregon University football team was well represented on the All-Frontier Conference nominations this year, with eight Mountaineers being selected.
Tuesday, Nov. 23
PENDLETON — Pendleton senior Reilly Lovercheck picked up Player of the Year honors in the Intermountain Conference after leading the Bucks to a record-setting season.
WALLA WALLA — Chad Nepoleon poured in 25 points and hauled down six rebounds to lead Blue Mountain Community College to a 122-67 victory over Mountain Home Air Force Base on Saturday, Nov. 20.
MCMINNVILLE — Heppner finally met its match.
Saturday, Nov. 20
PENDLETON — Blue Mountain led from start to finish in a 70-52 victory over Edmonds on Friday, Nov. 19, in the first day of the Red Lion Classic.
STANFIELD — Stanfield had three players named to the Blue Mountain Conference first team, and had seven players honored overall.
ATHENA — Sometimes, it’s who you know, not what you know, that will open a few doors.
Thursday, Nov. 18
PENDLETON — Pendleton had two volleyball players named to the Intermountain Conference second team, and another to the honorable mention team.
HERMISTON — The Jets won the Hermiston Grid Kids 5th/6th grade championship on Nov. 3, at Kennison Field, defeating the Raiders 22-20 in overtime.
HERMISTON — Hermiston lineman Sam Cadenas, and linebacker/receiver Caden Hottman were selected to the Mid-Columbia Conference football team by the conference coaches.
HEPPNER — While Heppner is a familiar name when it comes to deep runs in the 2A state football playoffs, Coquille is at the other end of the spectrum.
LA GRANDE — An investigation into alleged use of racism during a recent La Grande state playoff football game is still underway.
Thursday, Nov. 18
HERMISTON — Hermiston goalkeeper Lindsey Pasena-Littlesky was named to the Mid-Columbia Conference first team by a vote of the coaches.
HEPPNER — Greg Grant admitted he loses sleep this time of year. The longtime Heppner football coach said he wants to make sure he doesn’t let his players down during the state playoffs.
ATHENA — In a time where there is uncertainty and ugliness in the world, the Weston-McEwen High School football team has shown goodness still exists.
Saturday, Nov. 13
HEPPNER — One of the biggest high school football games in Eastern Oregon, in recent memory, will be played Saturday, Nov. 13, as Heppner hosts Weston-McEwen in the 2A state quarterfinals.
PENDLETON — Blue Mountain Community College finished its East Region schedule on Wednesday, Nov. 10, with a 25-15, 25-19, 25-18 loss to Spokane.
PENDLETON — Blue Mountain Community College midfielder Adrian Arguello and defender Emilio Nunez were selected to the Northwest Athletic Conference East Region All-Star Team.
BOARDMAN — Riverside’s run to the finals came to an end Tuesday, Nov. 9, with a 2-1 loss to Dayton in the 3A/2A/1A state soccer semifinals.
MISSION — Nixyaawii junior Mersayus Hart was named to the Old Oregon League all-league volleyball team after helping the Golden Eagles to their first appearance in the OOL district tournament …
IONE — The Ione/Arlington Cardinals, who qualified for the Class 1A state playoffs, placed six players on the Special District 2 all-league football team.
EUGENE — With a little encouragement from his older brother on the sidelines, Heppner’s Trevor Nichols placed third at the 2A/1A State Cross-country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Lane …
Tuesday, Nov. 9
HEPPNER — There’s something special about football on a Saturday afternoon in Heppner.
TOLEDO — With Toledo driving down the field in the waning seconds, senior Boone Blankenship came up with an interception to help seal a 20-14 win for Weston-McEwen on Saturday, Nov. 6, in the …
ALBANY — Playing in less than ideal conditions, McLoughlin dropped a 1-0 game to Philomath in the 4A state quarterfinals on Saturday, Nov. 6 at South Albany High School.
PENDLETON — The football sat on the Dallas 9-yard line. There were 26 seconds on the clock, Pendleton had a first down and trailed 7-6.
HERMISTON — Hermiston finished its season on a three-game win streak after handing Ridgeline a 44-7 loss on Friday, Nov. 5, in a Mid-Columbia Conference-Greater Spokane League crossover game a…
HEPPNER — Turning in your football gear at the end of the season is not a happy time.
UMATILLA COUNTY — Led by sophomore Megan Joyce, the Hermiston girls cross-country team has high hopes at the 3A state championships on Saturday, Nov. 6.
ATHENA — It’s been six years since Weston-McEwen has qualified for the 2A state football playoffs, and the TigerScots are primed and ready for action this weekend.
Saturday, Nov. 6
ST. PAUL — On a wet and muddy night, St. Paul was able to keep its footing for a 44-8 victory over Ione/Arlington in the first round of the 1A state playoffs on Friday, Nov. 5, at the St. Paul…
MILTON-FREEWATER — The McLoughlin boys soccer team hasn’t played too many state playoff games at home, but when they do, the outcome is good.
PENDLETON — Pendleton football coach Erik Davis had a hard decision to make at the start of the season.