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Slow start dooms Tigers in quarterfinals

CORVALLIS — A long first-half drought will leave the La Grande boys basketball wondering what if.

 

Small school hoops in trouble

The big numbers painted on the outside west wall of the Powder Valley High School gym tell the story of Badger basketball.

 

LHS troubles continue at state tourney

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La Grande’s Haley White gets trapped during the Tigers’ opening round game against La Salle Prep. La Grande was knocked out of the tournament after falling to Philomath 48-31 Thursday morning. (BILLY GATES/The Oregonian)
 

Tigers fall to Philomath in consolation loser-out game 

CORVALLIS — After a good first quarter things went downhill in the consolation bracket for the La Grande girls basketball team Thursday morning in Corvallis.

The Tigers were eliminated from the Class 4A state tournament with a 48-31 loss to Philomath.

 

Breathing room

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La Grande’s Tyson Wicklander (5) pulls up for a 3-point shot against Henley. La Grande moved into the semifinals with a 59-56 win against the Hornets. (BILLY GATES/The Oregonian)

La Grande holds off Henley in quarterfinal showdown in Corvallis

CORVALLIS — All the hard work through the opening half nearly went to waste for the La Grande boys basketball team.

The Tigers built a 28-21 lead at the half against Henley in the Class 4A OSAA state tournament quarterfinals, but had to hold on for a 59-56 win Thursday. 

 

BRUSH BEAT: Elephants picky with sand

Elephants picky with sand

PORTLAND (AP) — Not all sand is created equal. Just ask Lily, the Oregon Zoo’s youngest elephant.

On a recent morning, the 1-year-old Asian elephant, all 1,400 pounds of her, dug her feet into the smooth grit as she poked around in the rain for tree limbs, bamboo and other food.

 

TACK ROOM CHALKTALK: Saddle legend keeps on creating

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Bill Huston, pictured with his 58 Wade Buckaroo saddle, has been making saddles for 52 years. (KELLY BLACK/WesCom News Service)
 

Bill Huston has made more than 1,000 saddles in the last 52 years — with an eye on equine comfort.

“My personal career was influenced by saddle sores and scuffed up horses,” Huston said.

Huston grew up in the country of the San Antonio Mission.

 

Squirrel hunters

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Tom Claycomb and his group of hunters traveled to Montgomery, Ala., for the Squirrel Master Classic. (TOM CLAYCOMB photo)
 

Outdoor media stars flocked to Montgomery for the Squirrel Master Classic

On Feb. 19 numerous members of the media and Outdoor TV stars flew into Montgomery, Alabama for the 1st Annual Squirrel Master Classic being put on by GAMO and covered in its entirety by Buckmasters TV Production. It was being held at the Southern Sportsman’s Lodge near Tyler, Alabama. 

 

Tigers advance to semifinals

CORVALLIS — All the hard work through the opening half nearly went to waste for the La Grande boys basketball team.

The Tigers built a 28-21 lead at the half against Henley in the Class 4A OSAA state tournament quarterfinals, but had to hold on for a 59-56 win today.

 

Mountaineers announce another signing

The Eastern Oregon University men’s basketball team announced another signing for the 2014-2015 season today. Caulin Bakalarski will be the newest member to basketball program.

 

Trapped Tigers: La Grande falls in state opener

CORVALLIS — The La Salle Prep girls basketball team did something scary Wednesday night — trying to trap Tigers.

 
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