Seven La Grande High students competed in the Mount Hood Ski League Race at the Mount Hood Ski Bowl Saturday.
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
Out of the eight teams and 41 kids competing, four La Grande skiers placed in the top 10 of the slalom race.
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.
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.
BOMBS AWAY: The Mounties' Mark Carollo launches a 3-pointer Tuesday night. - The Observer/BRUCE MASON
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.
There's no time to feel ill when a rivalry game is next on the schedule.
LEAVITT TO ME: The Mounties' Salena Leavitt releases a jump shot Tuesday night. - The Observer/PAUL HARDER
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."
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 -— 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.
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.
MILTON-FREEWATER — La Grande found the weakest link in Mac-Hi's armor — the post.
WHO'S NEXT?: La Grande hosts Baker at 6 p.m. Thursday. - The Observer/PAUL HARDER
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.
Oh, that nagging common cold.
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
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.
NORTH POWDER — Imagine home spectators
TAYLOR MADE: Imbler forward Taylor McIntosh (bottom) scores a basket during a 64-59 win at North Powder Saturday. - The Observer/PAUL HARDER
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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