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Tigers set the mood by giving back to children

La Grande soccer players show off the bounty of a shopping spree prior to the Class 4A state championshop game. The toys went to the Dorenbecher Children’s Hospital.

When you think of high school students does the word selfless come to mind? 

Farewell, for now

This isn’t an easy thing for me to do, but after more than four years of being at The Observer, I am moving on.

Back in the saddle again

People say you can’t go home again, but it’s not true. Here I am, headed back to my first real job out of college. The Observer gave me an opportunity after graduating from Eastern Oregon University. Now, a little older and wiser, I get to return to the place where I had many good times. 

Mounties make right choice in hiring Barrett

Last week, Eastern Oregon University announced the hiring of Jared Barrett as the new men’s basketball coach.

Coaches need to understand their real job

The recent situation involving the Rutgers men’s basketball coaches has brought up some serious issues about the fundamental role of a coach in a young player’s life.

Lady Tigers representing Eastern Ore.

When the La Grande girls basketball team tips off against Banks tonight in the quarterfinals of the 4A state tournament at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, the Lady Tigers will be representing more than just the Grande Ronde Valley.

Future of wrestling in doubt

With the high school wrestling season coming to a close this past weekend, it’s gotten me thinking about the future of the sport.

Mikaela’s fantastic finish

SPEEDER: Adrian’s runner had more than a 20-yard lead on Imbler’s Mikaela Martin when the anchor leg of the 4x400-meter relay started Saturday. It wasn’t enough to keep Martin from winning the race. BRAD MOSHER / The Observer

Imbler anchor runs down Crane leader in stunner

Mountaineers grab All-American status

EOU Athletics TOPS IN NATION: Eastern Oregon University runners Alma Garcilazo (left) and Sarah Hanchett (right) were among a handful of Mountaineers to return from the NAIA indoor national championship track meet in Ohio with the classification “All-American” after their performances in the three-day competition.

VIEWPOINT:EOU coach Ben Welch notes team performance at nationals

Competing in pretty decent but muddy conditions (Saturday) at Fort Vancouver Park in Vancouver Wash., the Mounties of EOU had a very strong showing.

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