SPORTS BRIEFS: Tennis lesson sign-ups open
Former La Grande High School tennis coach and University of Idaho player Tim Hoffnagle will host tennis lessons on Monday and Thursday nights at 6 p.m. at the La Grande High School tennis courts.
Hoffnagle will provide instruction and drills for those who seek help, as well as games and the opportunity to meet new players. Players of all ages and ability levels are able to attend. Hoffnagle said that if enough kids show up, he will schedule matches against the Baker City junior tennis program. The cost for the program is $2 for adullts and $1 for kids. All proceeds will go to the La Grande Middle School and high school tennis teams.
For more information, call Hoffnagle in the evening at 541-962-7543.
Locals excel at Special Olympics
Union County athletes enjoyed a solid all-around showing at the Special Olympics regional track meet in Milton-Freewater June 7.
Justin Bowling earned silver in the 100 meter dash and silver softball throw. Jennie Coppin took gold in both the 100-meter race walk and the softball throw. In the 100-meter dash, Jason Franks took gold, while also winning silver in the standing long jump. Joey Gross won gold in the shot put and finished fourth in the 100-meter dash, while Fred Jordan took home bronze in the 100-meter race walk and fourth in the softball throw.