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La Grande gains experience on the links in season opener

THE DALLES — It wasn’t pretty, but it’s over.

A youthful La Grande boys golf team came home holding their heads high after shooting a team score of 432 Friday.

“They finished,” Tigers head coach Ron Evans said. “That’s the important thing. It was a great experience and a chance to see how they would fare in a real competition.”

EOU bounced at nationals

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — The first trip into the second round of the NAIA Division II women’s basketball tournament came to an abrupt end.

Following an upset win against Cardinal Strich, the Mountaineers came out cold during a 63-48 loss to Black Hills State University.

EOU shot 27 percent from the floor in the first half.

Tigers runners, throwers open strong at Hermiston

HERMISTON — A solid opening for the La Grande boys track and field team may provide a shot of confidence to a young group.

Wesley Burgess and Nur Sofe highlighted the season opening meet in Hermiston Friday.

Burgess took first in the 100-meter dash, and third in the 200-meter dash.

Close encounters with cougars

Chris Heffernan, left, and his son Sheldon took this cougar in early January near their home 10 miles west of North Powder. Sheldon, a University of Idaho student, shot the cougar after tracking it with help from his father and brother Justin. - Submitted photo
NORTH POWDER — Cougars are adept at retracing their tracks.

Chris Heffernan of North Powder will never forget this after a harrowing experience two months ago.

Heffernan was riding a snowmobile a half mile from his home about 10 miles west of North Powder in mid- January when he spotted a fresh cougar track, one made minutes earlier.

Phoenix bounces Tigers from tourney

Senior Luke Kevan led the La Grande basketball team during two loses at the Class 4A state basketball tournament. Kevan scored 17 points in his final game. - Observer/PAUL HARDER
CORVALLIS — Mercifully, Andrew George turned off the lights for La Grande.

The bulbs at Gill Coliseum froze the Tigers again, this time to the tune of a 60-49 loss Thursday morning to Phoenix in the consolation round of the Oregon Class 4A Basketball Championships.

Once again the loss had the same blueprint — La Grande lost the battle on the boards and at the free-throw line.

Lady Mountaineers advance at nationals

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Time heals all wounds?

Yes, it does.  And how nice it is.

The No.7-seeded EOU Lady Mountaineers upset No. 2  Cardinal Stritch, 52-49, saving the best for last during the final game of the night Thursday at the NAIA Division II Championships at the Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena.

Marist spoils Tigers’ title hopes

La Grande senior Anthony Nice drives to the hoop against Marist during a 61-45 quarterfinal loss at the Class 4A state championships Wednesday. Nice finished with 10 points in the game. - Observer/PAUL HARDER
CORVALLIS — It looked like any other La Grande game, except the No. 1-ranked team in the state found itself on the wrong side of execution and rebounding.

Marist, 23-4, opened strong and pulled away for a 61-45 win against the Tigers, 24-2, in the quarterfinals at the Class 4A state basketball tournament Wednesday.

It all started with the Spartan guards.

Mountaineers win big in NAIA opener

POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. — He said he had to be creative, needing to find ways to motivate his players. With nearly two weeks between games, EOU head coach Ryan Looney was trying to make his Mounties as prepared as possible for this NAIA Division II National Tournament.

Well, if Wednesday’s game is any indication of Looney’s creativity, then it appears his front lobe is working just fine.

Tigers ready for tournament test

TIGER TRAIN: Luke Kevan (40) and the La Grande basketball team will head to Corvallis in quest of a state championship. The Tigers will tip-off against Marist at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. - The Observer/PAUL HARDER
Inexperience may have never looked so good.

When La Grande (24-1) takes the floor against Marist (22-4) at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday in Gill Coliseum, something may be missing.

There won’t be any knees knocking or other outward signs of nervousness.

The Tigers will fill that void with unflappable confidence — which may seem odd considering only Anthony Nice returns from a team that took second just two years ago.

White Noise: Tigers advance to Corvallis

LUUUUKE: Tigers senior Luke Kevan scored 14 points. The Observer/BRUCE MASON
In the end, with the white-clad crowd on its feet, screaming like beasts, here was Cody McKague, streaking toward the basket, taking a pass, banking it off the glass, sealing this OSAA sweet 16 contest, and sending that decibel gauge bursting through the meter. 

White Noise.

Onto Beaver Country.

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