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Griffin shares POY honor

The postseason awards were finalized, and it ended with something everyone already knew —Imbler running back Joe Griffin had an amazing football season. 

The junior was named Co-player of the Year for Class 1A. He shared the honor with Josh Cardwell, a senior, of Lowell. 

 

Tigers bring back win from Idaho

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La Grandeís Brandon Cederholm drives during a recent game. The Tigers defeated Fruitland, Idaho, 63-47 Tuesday night.

No. 9 La Grande road win extends streak to 11 games   

FRUITLAND, Idaho — For the first time in his three years at the helm of the La Grande boys basketball team Mark Carollo brought a win back from Fruitland, Idaho. 

The Tigers bounced back from a slow start to pick up their second win against the Grizzlies this season, 63-46 Tuesday night, extending La Grande’s winning streak to 11 games.  

 

Bobcats try to make third time the charm

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Unionís Keesha Sarman drives to the basket against Pilot Rock. The Rockets defeated Union 56-49 in the last meeting. (NANCY CAMPBELL photo)
 

Union head coach Rhondie Johansen is excited to see how far her team has come since the first half of the basketball season. The No. 6 Bobcats will get a good measuring-stick game against Pilot Rock Friday night.

The Rockets are No. 3 in the OSAA state ranking with a 15-3 overall record and are on top of the Blue Mountain Conference with a 9-1 record.

 

Rematch Friday

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Powder Valleyís Marcus Pratt (24) meets with Imblerís Luke Silbernagle (10) in the lane during the first Old Oregon League meeting between the teams Jan. 11. The Panthers won that game 53-49. (NANCY CAMPBELL photo)
 

Badgers look to defend home court  against Panthers

Round three of what should be at least a four-round bout is the featured game in the area when No. 3 Imbler travels to No. 2 Powder Valley Friday night. 

These two teams are familiar with this scenario. Last season, they finished the season with identical records, 21-4. In league play, each team won at home. The big win came in the postseason tournament, a 53-39 win by Imbler.

 

Tigers split weekend games

La Grande beats Baker City, falls to The Dalles-Wahtonka 

The Dalles-Wahtonka showcased how it got to its 13-2 record in front of a Grande girls basketball fans Saturday.

The Eagle-Indians used their 3-2 zone to overpower La Grande 64-44. 

 

Huskies hold off hard-charging Irrigon

ELGIN — The Elgin girls basketball team squeaked out a close win against Irrigon 44-42 Friday night. The two teams were locked 19-all at the half. The Huskies found their rhythm to take a 35-29 lead after the third quarter.

Jordyn Anderson and Katie Witherspoon led the Huskies with 11 points apiece. 

 

 

Union defends home court, drops Stanfield

UNION — Union is having little trouble winning on its home court.

The Bobcats boys basketball team improved to 5-0 in Blue Mountain Conference play at home with a 65-61 win against Stanfield Saturday.

 

Daugereau rides to second straight Eagle Cap win

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An extremely fast course and bright, sunny skies provided new challenges for even seasoned mushers at the 10th Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race this weekend. (Katy Nesbitt photo)
JOSEPH — An extremely fast course and bright, sunny skies provided new challenges for even seasoned mushers at the 10th Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race this weekend.

Laura Daugereau of Stockett, Mont., returned with her team of Alaskan Huskies for a two-peat — winning the 200-mile race for the second year in a row and breaking the course record in a time of 33 hours, 43 minutes — barely edging out Brett Bruggeman of Great Falls, Mont., who finished second in 33 hours, 52 minutes. 

 

 

Tigers send six into finals in Parma

Mountaineers play their first home conference games 

PARMA, Idaho — Led by six wrestlers in the finals, La Grande took home the first-place trophy at the Padilla Wrestling Tournament in Parma, Idaho, Saturday.

 

Senior swimming sendoff

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La Grande freshman Tony Clay took first in the 200 individual medley at the Tigersí final home meet of the season Saturday. As a team, La Grande finished second to Pendleton. (Chris Baxter photo)
La Grande smashes records, sends off seniors at home meet 

While the La Grande swimming team skipped the formalities of sending off the seniors, at least for one more week, there was still something to see at the final home meet of the season Saturday.

 
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