The winding down of each sports season brings time of reflection. The wondering about the season that has just ended. The “what ifs” that plague players, coaches and fans alike. Learning from the mistakes to better prepare for the future.
Elgin/Imbler junior Karigan Wilhelm was named to the all-Eastern Oregon League first team as a pitcher. Wilhelm was one of eight Ravens’ players to be awarded an all-league honor. (Observer file photo)
Elgin/Imbler’s Miah Slater received one of the best surprises of her athletic career.
Union/Cove’s Keesha Sarman gets forced out at second by Weston-McEwen/Griswold’s Charmayne Bennett during the fourth inning of the Class 2A/1A state semifinals Tuesday. The TigerScots upset the Lady Cats 3-0. (Cherise Kaechele/The Observer)
There will be a new champion in Class 2A/1A softball.
The Union girls track and field team are all smiles after winning a state title at the Class 2A state championships Thursday and Friday in Eugene. It was the first time since 1996 that the Bobcats finished in first place, after edging out East Linn Christian, 62-56.
Union head coach Jay Blackburn may have had the understatement of the weekend in Eugene.