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STATE TRACK: Local teams fall short of titles

It was a day of runner-up finishes for local teams at the OSAA state track and field championships in Eugene.

 

Tigers swing and miss

Following a commanding sweep over Baker/Powder Valley to close the regular season, La Grande had plenty of reason to be confident coming off a season-high three-game winning streak.

Unfortunately for the Tigers, confidence quickly turned into exasperation, as they showed no signs of being able to recover from giving up four runs in the first inning. As a result, Stayton won Thursday’s state play-in game at Pioneer Park by an 8-1 margin.

 

Tigers feast on cheese

La Grande cruises past Tillamook in state play-in game off Tyson Wicklander’s surprise pitching heroics

After only pitching 11 innings all season, Tyson Wicklander was shocked when head coach Parker McKinley told him he would start La Grande’s play-in game against Tillamook.

“I showed up a little bit early to the game today, and Parker said you’re on the bump today,” Wicklander said. “I thought he was joking then he said, ‘No I’m serious, you’re on the mound.’” 

 

On Deck: Thursday May, 22

 

Tinkle hired as Oregon State basketball coach

CORVALLIS — Wayne Tinkle, who coached the past eight seasons at Montana, was hired as Oregon State's new head coach Monday night.

 

PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Tigers enjoy strong showing at district

The La Grande girls track and field team was neck-and-neck all day with Ridgeview, but in the end fell just short, finishing with 170 points for second place behind Ridgeview’s 176 Saturday at the 4A Greater Oregon League district championship in Baker City.

 

 

PREP SOFTBALL: Tigers use strong pitching, timely hitting to pound Baker

The La Grande softball team ended its regular season the best way possible, with a commanding Greater Oregon League sweep of Baker Friday in Baker City.

 

 

PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Union girls storm to district title

Backed by Elizabeth Herbes’ first-place finishes in the 200- and the 400-meter race, and wins from McKenzie Evans in the 1,500 and 3,000, Union rolled to a 2A Blue Mountain Conference girls track and field championship Friday in Union.

 

 

EOU graduate named top athletic director in Oregon

Eastern Oregon University graduate Jason Boyd has been named Oregon’s 4A Athletic Director of the Year for his work at Seaside High School.

 

 

Mounties sign sixth new commitment

The Eastern Oregon University men’s basketball program added its sixth new recruit for the upcoming season, with head coach Jared Barrett announcing Case Rada’s commitment Wednesday.

 
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