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Tigers take to the slopes

LA GRANDE SKI TEAM: From left, Griff Shireman, Lee Hopper, Michael Wanta, Avery Smith, Austin Cadwell, Ryan Warren, Greg Wanta and coach Eric Gooderham. - Submitted photo
Seven La Grande High students competed in the Mount Hood Ski League Race at the Mount Hood Ski Bowl Saturday.

Out of the eight teams and 41 kids competing, four La Grande skiers placed in the top 10 of the slalom race.

La Grande set for showdown with Bulldogs


That's what's on the line when Greater Oregon League foes La Grande and Baker City meet tonight.

Sure, the Bulldogs won the Class 4A state title in 2006-2007.

Yes, the Tigers are No. 1 in the latest Associated Press poll.

I-84 cup will stay at Quinn Coliseum - again

BOMBS AWAY: The Mounties' Mark Carollo launches a 3-pointer Tuesday night. - The Observer/BRUCE MASON
It looked like a broken down car, just sitting on the side of the road — no life, no movement, just a faulty engine in need of a spark.

When it was all said and done, though, two Mountaineers provided the much-needed mechanics, igniting their team in the second half, allowing it to avoid being stranded outside of first place.

Mountie women crush arch-rivals

LEAVITT TO ME: The Mounties' Salena Leavitt releases a jump shot Tuesday night. - The Observer/PAUL HARDER
There's no time to feel ill when a rivalry game is next on the schedule.

Senior guard Laura Olsen played through aches, pains and illness during a 68-50 win against Cascade Collegiate Conference opponent the College of Idaho Tuesday.

"You can't miss a game like this," Olsen said. "My back was hurting and I got a little of whatever is going around right now. Still, nothing was going to keep me on the bench tonight."

Tigers' swimmers torment pool lanes

Another meet, another win by the La Grande swim team.

The Tigers dominated the boys side with 127 points. Pendleton finished second with 81 points.

On the girls side, La Grande had to settle with a tie with The Dalles-Wahtonka. Both teams scored 87 points.

Elgin girls prevail, boys lose again

ELGIN -— It's been a long time coming, but Elgin found some offense.

The Huskies girls basketball team stifled Stanfield 63-37 Tuesday.

Elgin head coach Darci Miller said the team came out firing.

Tiger wrestlers struggle vs. Henley

REDMOND — La Grande received a wake-up call at the Remond Wrestling Tournament Saturday.

The Tigers fell to Henley 38-30, losing their third duel of the event.

La Grande head coach Klel Carson said the team will find an answer.

La Grande roars past Mac-Hi

WHO'S NEXT?: La Grande hosts Baker at 6 p.m. Thursday. - The Observer/PAUL HARDER
MILTON-FREEWATER — La Grande found the weakest link in Mac-Hi's armor — the post.

The Tigers worked the ball inside for a 74-45 win against the host Pioneers Friday.

La Grande head coach Aaron Mills said the team came ready to play.

Lady Mounties win again

MOUNTIE MAGIC: Amanda Matson (center) weaves a pass between Northwest defenders Saturday. EOU (13-1, 7-0) will host College of Idaho at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. - The Observer/BRUCE MASON
Oh, that nagging common cold.

It's plagued the Lady Mountaineers basketball team lately, sweeping through three starters and bench players, as well.

There's not a cure for this lingering sickness, doctors say, but if they were in attendance at Quinn Coliseum Saturday, they may reconsider that theory.

Panthers claim clash against Powder Valley

TAYLOR MADE: Imbler forward Taylor McIntosh (bottom) scores a basket during a 64-59 win at North Powder Saturday. - The Observer/PAUL HARDER
NORTH POWDER — Imagine home spectators

sitting three feet from the floor and a talented host team wanting to prove itself.

That's the battle Imbler faced and won Saturday.

The Panthers were glad to leave North Powder with a 64-57 win.

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