The Eastern Oregon University volleyball team started practice this week and enters the fall as the preseason favorite in the Cascade Collegiate Conference after posting a 30-6 record in 2014. (Cherise Kaechele, The Observer)
Coming off the finest season in school history, the Eastern Oregon University volleyball team isn’t resting on its laurels.
The Oregon School Activities Association has added a mandate for the state’s high school football programs to enroll in USA Football’s Heads Up Football program. The program will require coaches and schools to complete various trainings, including concussion assessment. Schools are recommended to enroll this fall and will be required to for the 2016 football season. (Observer file photo)
Several local football coaches and athletic directors have shown approval of the new Oregon School Activities Association mandate for schools to enroll in USA Football’s Heads Up Football program.
Todd Weigand snaps a self-portrait mid-air during his flight July 31. Weigand paraglided from Mt. Howard to the South Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho, crossing Hells Canyon in the process, and he believes he is the first person to cross the landmark in a non-motorized aircraft. (Todd Weigand photo)
Joseph paraglider Todd Weigand waited 10 years for the right weather for the flight he took July 31.
Union County starter Derek Williams pitches in the first inning of the Babe Ruth Baseball 15U Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament Thursday in The Dalles. (Mike Weber, For The Observer)
THE DALLES — The Union County 15U Babe Ruth All-Star baseball team had a successful debut in the 10-team Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament in The Dalles. The Northern Oregon state champion posted an opening-game, come-from-behind 7-2 win over Southern Oregon state champion Klamath Falls Wednesday at Quinton Street Ballpark.
Jace Schow applies a tag to a Baker County base runner during the Little League district tournament in La Grande July 7. La Grande defeated Mt. Angel Wednesday, 10-3, to win the state championship. (Observer file photo)
Best in state.
It’s a designation many hope to play for, but few get the chance to claim.