Portland, here they come.
CHOMPING AT THE BIT: Isaac Chamberlain prepares to hit an offering from a Pendleton pitcher Wednesday. - Observer photos/PAUL HARDER
The La Grande 9- 10-year-old Little League baseball All-Star team is headed to the Parkrose Little League baseball complex after defeating Pendleton Wednesday in the District 3 Championships, 13-8.
“It feels pretty sweet right now,” La Grande manager Kraig Jacobs said. “I’ve said it before but tournament experience is everything. We were in this position a lot last year and the kids showed a lot of heart and perseverance today.”
I have been holding back for a while now, but it’s time I say something.
Budget cuts are engulfing the area faster than anyone could have predicted and it’s becoming a little scary.
I’m not sure when the clock struck midnight exactly this year. Maybe
it was when Cleveland State and Siena had their miracle runs end after
only two games.
Maybe it was when Utah State and Virginia Commonwealth had their shoe-in upsets taken away in the first round.
In my opinion Cinderella was never invited to this year’s big dance.
Please feel free to contact the police because the Eastern Oregon University men’s basketball team was robbed.
I’ll begin by saying these are my observations and opinions and not
The Observer’s, but EOU had a berth into the national final four ripped
away from them.
I’ve never been a guy who blames referees or whines about calls, but as the cliché goes, there’s a first for everything.
I got an idea from my cell phone company, but decided a column may be a better use of company money.
Recently my carrier was bought out. The new company overnighted my
new phone two months before I could use it — I’m still wondering why.
So, I thought a group thank you letter was in order to all the Union
and Wallowa County coaches, team and faculty that made for an amazing
I’m once again almost at a loss of words.
I have been to two NAIA national tournaments, the NBA playoffs,
different levels of the NCAA tournament and played in some small
college and high school basketball tournaments, but the experience last
week in Baker City was in a league of its own.
It’s all come down to this.
Ninety-seven days after the season began, there are only four teams left playing out of the state’s 149 Class 1A teams.
Out of the four teams there is a team attempting to win its third
title in a row, a team trying to win its second title in a row, another
that hasn’t won in 15 years, and one that has never claimed a Class 1A
When driving to games all I ask for is a good game. A lot of times it doesn’t happen. But lightning struck this weekend — three times.
It was the sportswriters’ equivalent of hitting the jackpot.
The father of basketball would have been happy to have seen his creation in North Powder.
If you were not one of the 800 to 900 people crammed into the Powder
Valley High School gymnasium Friday night, then you missed the game of
You missed the closest re-creation to the movie classic “Hoosiers”.
You missed one of the greatest – almost – comebacks.
You simply missed out...
Area athletes learned this fall that life isn’t always fair.
There could be another version of the same story coming later this month.
During the football season the OSAA allotted the Special District Four two playoff spots.
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