MAT MADNESS: Trent Hardwick battles to get a pin against Glenn Street of Burns. Harwick won both his matches by pin Friday to advance to the semifinals at the Muilenburg Wrestling Tournament. - Observer photos/PAUL HARDER
Todd Erickson, left, of McMinnville took this elk in north Wallowa County in November. The bull's green score of 398 for non-typical antlers means it might be the third best in state history in its category. Erickson is shown with his son T.J., who accompanied him on the hunt. - Photo/JON WICK
Elk hunter Todd Erickson felt exhaustion
in every ounce of his body as he crawled into his sleeping bag at 1
a.m. one day last month in north Wallowa County.
Erickson had reason to be drained. The McMinnville man had just
completed two climbs — one up a steep canyon and another up the
all-time state elk hunting list.
The Elgin boys basketball team heads south this weekend in pursuit of a high finish at the Pine-Eagle Invitational.
The Huskies face Pine-Eagle, which is 0-2, at 7:30 p.m. in their
tourney opener in Halfway. Powder Valley takes on Jordan Valley in the
tourney's other varsity boys game. The tourney concludes Saturday.
Elgin opened its season last weekend in Fossil at the
Condon-Wheeler basketball tournament. The Huskies lost to Crane on
Friday and Condon-Wheeler on Saturday.
BOISE — The La Grande swim club traveled to
Boise for a Thanksgiving Invitational. Matt Cook brought back three
first-place finishes. Shelby Baker finished in the top-10 in five
events, including a second-place finish in the 100-yard free.