The La Grande volleyball team celebrates after scoring the final point of the match Thursday in the Tigers’ three-set sweep of Ontario. La Grande clinched the Greater Oregon League title with the victory, the fifth year in a row the Tigers have won the league. (Ronald Bond, The Observer)
The La Grande volleyball team reigns supreme in the Greater Oregon League once again.
Eastern Oregon University setter Rachelle Chamberlain broke the school’s all-time record in assists earlier this month. (Cherise Kaechele, The Observer)
Last year’s Eastern Oregon University volleyball team featured first- team NAIA All-American middle hitter Casey Loper, who etched her name all over Eastern’s record book, and third- team All-American libero Jessalyn Smith, who broke a school record for digs in a season.
Joseph’s Cayden DeLury looks to pass during the Eagles’ game against Powder Valley. DeLury is the Eagles’ feature running back, but has the versatility to fill whatever role Joseph needs. (Observer file photo)
When a team is limited on the number of players at hand, having those who can step into any role is a huge asset.
To the rest of the country, Eastern Oregon University defeating No. 4 Carroll College is most likely a big surprise. But with their recent history against the NAIA power, it’s becoming a rite of fall for the Mountaineers.