PANTHER PERFECTION: Imbler seniors Amanda Bigej (right) and Liz Eckstein (left) avenged last year's playoff defeat to Condon/Wheeler. The Panthers will face Crow at 3:15 p.m. Friday at Pacific University.
IMBLER — Did you feel that rumbling coming from Imbler Saturday afternoon?
It wasn't an earthquake. Nor a tremor. Just a pack of Panthers jumping in excitement.
Imbler Panthers, that is. And they created such ground-shaking
effects upon defeating Condon/Wheeler (25-23, 20-25, 25-11, 26-24),
earning a trip into the OSAA final eight at Pacific University.
TIGERS TUMBLE: Despite finishing 1-8, Greater Oregon League third-seed La Grande will host Estacada (7-2) either Friday or Saturday in the OSAA playoffs.
Apparently Halloween is a three-day holiday in La Grande.
Scary offense. Creepy defense. Chilling special teams. Even
author Stephen King would've been horrified with the Tigers' display
Friday night in their 50-0 loss versus Ontario at EOU Community
BADGER BEWARE: Powder Valley sophomore Sami Fritz helped her team to its opening- round victory Wednesday night versus Powers. The Badgers will visit Griswold at 5 p.m. Saturday for the right to qualify for the Final Eight at Pacific University Nov. 9-10
NORTH POWDER — They shook pom-poms, clapped, chanted, cheered and, at one point, even pulled off The Wave.
Such enthusiasm from passionate parents and students inside
Powder Valley High propelled their Badgers to victory Wednesday in a
three-game sweep against visiting Powers (25-18, 25-23, 25-21).
TOUGH 10: Union/Powder Valley cross country runner Michael Cox (far right) took eighth at the district meet at McKay Park in Pendleton. The team will compete state meet at Lane Community College Saturday.
PENDLETON — An amazing effort led to a district championship for the Union/Powder Valley boys cross country team.
The team placed five runners in the top-10, including three in the top-four.
Union/Powder Valley coach Steve Sheehy said his team is flying.